West Point

Prosecutor: West Point Cadet Traded Videos of Boys Forced Into Sex

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- A cadet in his last year at West Point collected and traded photos and videos of boys being forced into sexual acts, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday. In opening statements at the trial of Ricky Patrick Hester, Assistant U.S. Attorney Lauren Schorr warned jurors that the evidence is disturbing and graphic, "but in order t... more

Don't Call Them Army! It's 'Army West Point' Now

Army West Point Football. Press release photo

No more separating Army and West Point. After a rebranding process with Nike that took 18 months, the athletic teams of the United States Military Academy will be called Army West Point and don new logos, uniforms and colors, the school announced late Monday. Academy officials said the decision to emphasize the connection between Army and West... more

Albright to Receive West Point Award for Service

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WEST POINT, N.Y. - Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will receive the U.S. Military Academy's annual Thayer Award on Thursday, joining other citizens whose service to the nation illustrates the academy's motto of "Duty, Honor, Country." The academy's announcement of the award, named for former West Point Superintendent Col. Sylvanus ... more

Is Boxing Too Dangerous for Training Exercises?

The New York Times published a investigative report this week about West Point's longstanding requirement that cadets take boxing as a class for academic credit, a requirement shared by the Naval Academy and Air Force Academy. Military officials believe there's no better way to toughen up cadets and midshipmen and give them the grit required for... more

West Point Investigating Pillow Fight That Turned into Bloody Brawl

A video screen grab shows West Point cadets participating in a violent pillow fight on Aug. 20, 2015, that left 24 of 30 injured participants with concussions. (Photo YouTube via Stars & Stripes)

Thirty U.S. Military Academy cadets required treatment for mild concussions, bloody noses, split lips and other injuries when a traditional free-for-all pillow fight among plebes intended as a morale builder turned into a brawl. Some of the participants in the Aug. 20 pillow fight that marked the end of summer training apparently were determine... more

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