Latest U.S. Military Academy News

Across services, troops face discipline for refusing vaccine

Dec. 17, 2021 01:19 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — All of the U.S. military services have now begun disciplinary actions and discharges for troops who have refused to get the mandated coronavirus vaccine, officials said, with as many as 20,000 unvaccinated forces at risk of being removed from service. On Thursday,...

Across services, troops face discipline for refusing vaccine

Dec. 16, 2021 16:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — All of the U.S. military services have now begun disciplinary actions and discharges for troops who have refused to get the mandated coronavirus vaccine, officials said Thursday, with as many as 20,000 unvaccinated forces at risk of being removed from service. On...

Got the wrong goat: West Point cadets try to nab Navy mascot

Nov. 23, 2021 17:29 PM EST

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — West Point cadets attempting to nab the U.S. Naval Academy's mascot ahead of the annual Army-Navy football game ended up grabbing a different goat, according to a report. U.S. Military Academy cadets traveled this weekend to a farm near...

70 West Point graduates call on Alaska lawmaker to resign

Nov. 23, 2021 16:38 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Dozens of West Point graduates have demanded state Rep. David Eastman resign from office over his ties to a right-wing extremist group, saying his affiliation has betrayed the values of the U.S. Military Academy that he attended. A letter signed...

Univ. of S. Carolina donor resigns from presidential search

Nov. 17, 2021 17:15 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A University of South Carolina donor and graduate has resigned from the school's presidential search committee citing concerns the selection process will be a repeat of 2019's controversial search. “I got a gut feeling that the process wasn't...

Victims of the 2018 Parkland, Florida, high school massacre

Oct. 20, 2021 23:11 PM EDT

Nikolas Cruz pleaded guilty to murder on Wednesday in the 2018 shooting massacre that left 17 people dead at a high school in Parkland, Florida. Here are the victims: ALYSSA ALHADEFF, 14 Alyssa excelled in math and Spanish, was...