Latest U.S. Military Academy News

Vice President Pence to speak at West Point graduation

May. 13, 2019 4:08 PM EDT
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence will be the U.S. Military Academy's commencement speaker this year. West Point announced Monday that Pence will address the cadets of the Class of 2019 on Saturday, May 25. This will be Pence's first time as West Point's graduation speaker.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's trade theories don't hold water

May. 13, 2019 12:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump cast a fog of misinformation over the U.S. trade dispute with China, floating inaccurate numbers and skewed economic theories as big tariffs kicked in on Chinese goods. At stake in the rupture is a trading relationship between the world's two largest economies that...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's fog of misinformation on trade

May. 11, 2019 7:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump cast a fog of misinformation over the U.S. trade dispute with China, floating inaccurate numbers and skewed economic theories as big tariffs kicked in on Chinese goods. At stake in the rupture is a trading relationship between the world's two largest economies that...

Trump wants to restore waiver for service academy athletes

May. 6, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday he is looking into offering a waiver that would allow athletes attending the nation's military academies to play professional sports immediately upon graduation. Trump made the announcement Monday while presenting the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy to the...

Army special agent dies during a run at West Point

May. 3, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — A special agent in the U.S. Army's Criminal Investigation Command has died after collapsing during a run at West Point. The Army reports Friday that 51-year-old Chief Warrant Officer 3 Liquat A. Khan was discovered on a road during a physical fitness test Tuesday morning at the U.S....

Grant stands at West Point; bronze statue unveiled

Apr. 28, 2019 1:41 PM EDT

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — A seven-and-half foot bronze statue of Ulysses S. Grant now stands at the U.S. Military Academy. The statue of the 18th U.S. president was dedicated this week, not far from statues of Grant's fellow West Pont graduates Douglas MacArthur, George Patton and Dwight Eisenhower. Grant...

West Virginia author's book aims to get kids outdoors

Apr. 27, 2019 10:16 AM EDT

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — R. Bryan Simon grew up on a farm in Lewis County. He spent a lot of time outside during his youth, both in Lewis County and in the New River Gorge region during family travels. After graduating high school, Simon went on to the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., before being...

Seminar planned for students considering military academies

Apr. 21, 2019 9:05 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's two senators are hosting an informational seminar for high school students interested in attending a military service academy. Democratic U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse are hosting a "U.S. Military Service Academy Day" later this week at the Rhode Island...

Boy Scout ranch focuses on wildfire recovery as season nears

Apr. 20, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Tucked away in the foothills of the southern Rockies, the Philmont Scout Ranch has become a holy grail, its stretches of untamed wilderness and challenging backcountry treks drawing more than 1 million Boy Scouts and other adventurers from across the United States over the past 80...

Military academies begin to follow military transgender ban

Apr. 17, 2019 9:35 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The elite academies that educate officers for the nation's armed forces have begun to implement the Trump administration's ban on transgender service members. The U.S. Naval Academy will ban people who are transgender from attending the school, beginning with the 2020 school year. The...