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  • Vanity - Latest in Commie Cadet Saga at West Point

    10/12/2017 2:38:50 PM PDT · by lacrew · 46 replies
    USMA | 2017-10-12 | Robert Caslen
    October 12, 2017 To the Men and Women of the Long Gray Line, Some of you may have seen a letter written by retired Lieutenant Colonel Robert Heffington in our graduate forums taking issue with our policies and procedures at West Point. Let me be clear. I am incredibly proud of our cadets, our staff and faculty, and our program. This great institution continues to evolve to meet the needs of today’s Army, and, in doing so, we steadfastly uphold the highest academic, military, physical and disciplinary standards. While we do not compromise standards, we are a developmental institution with...
  • Colonel Who Reported Communist Cadet Slams West Point Leadership

    10/12/2017 3:39:59 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 70 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Patrick Granger
    Retired Army Lieutenant Colonel Robert Heffington issued an open letter to West Point graduates earlier this week blasting the superintendent, commandant, and dean of the military academy for contributing to a “culture of permissiveness.” The letter was subsequently posted on the website of American Military News. Heffington told The Daily Caller he wrote the letter to the USMA Class of 1963 when several of its graduates contacted him asking how Spenser Rapone, a cadet espousing radically anti-American views, was allowed to graduate. (RELATED: Communist West Point Grad Was Reported In 2015 For Anti-American Posts) “The Superintendent refuses to enforce admissions...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Communist West Point Grad Was Reported In 2015 For Anti-American Posts

    10/05/2017 2:46:38 AM PDT · by EliRoom8 · 32 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/04/17 | Patrick Granger
    The Army officer who outed himself as a radical Marxist had been reported back in 2015 for publishing inappropriate and outright anti-American views online, according to a scathing report obtained by The Daily Caller. The report gave exhaustive and damning details on 2nd Lt. Spenser Rapone’s disqualifying insubordination at the U.S. Military Academy, extremist political views and out-of-regulations online activity. Still, the Academy’s administration saw fit to allow Rapone to graduate in 2016. Rapone made the news last week for his pro-communism tweets during the #VetsForKaepernick social media craze. (RELATED: Communist West Point Graduate Called Mattis An ‘Evil, Vile F***’)...
  • 7 things you need to know about the West Point communist saga

    10/02/2017 4:21:12 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 40 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | September 30, 2017 | Chris Pandolfo
    The U.S. Army is probing a West Point graduate’s pro-communist posts on social media. His father has condemned his political views on social media, and this graduate’s West Point professor has now been placed on administrative leave. If you haven’t been following the saga, you may be overwhelmed by trying to figure out “what exactly is going on?” Here are the facts: 1. His name is Spenser Rapone, and he is a communist. This week, 2nd Lt. Spenser Rapone, a graduate of West Point Military Academy, posted pro-communist images on social media, including a picture of him holding up his...
  • Exclusive: Former Congressman Who Nominated Communist Extremist To West Point Aggressively Disavows

    09/27/2017 9:57:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 68 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Sept 27, 2017 | Jonah Bennett
    The former Democratic congressman who nominated communist 2nd Lt. Spenser Rapone to West Point is now disavowing Rapone’s recent comments, which range from attacks on Secretary of Defense James Mattis to calls for political violence. Former Democratic Rep. Jason Altmire of Pennsylvania told The Daily Caller News Foundation that Rapone’s long history of extremist tweets, which include calling Mattis an “evil, vile f****,” is shocking, disappointing and abhorrent. “Several years ago, I met Spenser Rapone when he was a high school student seeking an appointment to West Point,” Altmire said. “At the time, he was an outstanding, well-rounded student who...
  • West Point Cadet Tweets Kaepernick Support: 'Communism Will Win'; UPDATE West Point Responds

    09/26/2017 3:38:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 120 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Sept 16, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    UPDATE : West Point has responded , saying theyÂ’re looking into this matter, that RaponeÂ’s chain of command is aware, and that his actions do not reflect the values of West Point or the U.S. Military: The U.S. Military Academy strives to develop leaders who internalize the academy's motto of Duty, Honor, Country, and who live the Army values. Second Lieutenant Rapone's actions in no way reflect the values of the U.S. Military Academy or the U.S. Army. As figures of public trust, members of the military must exhibit exemplary conduct, and are prohibited from engaging in certain expressions of...
  • Jury orders blogger to pay $8.4 million to ex-Army colonel she accused of rape

    08/12/2017 7:51:32 AM PDT · by ptsal · 106 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 11, 2017 | Tom Jackman
    Col. David “Wil” Riggins, after a highly decorated Army career that included multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, was on the verge of promotion to brigadier general in July 2013 when he got a phone call at the Pentagon from the Army’s Criminal Investigative Division to come in for a meeting. Once there, he learned that a blogger in Washington state had just accused him of raping her, when both were cadets at West Point in 1986. An investigation was underway.Then, Riggins sued Shannon for defamation, claiming that every aspect of her rape claim on the West Point campus was...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: United States Military Academy, New York ~ 25 JULY 2017

    07/24/2017 5:59:46 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 64 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: United States Military Academy, New YorkThe United States Military Academy (USMA), also known as West Point, Army, The Academy, or simply The Point, is a four-year coeducational federal service academy located in West Point, New York in Orange County. It was originally established as a fort that sits on strategic high ground overlooking the Hudson River with a scenic view, 50 miles (80 km) north of New York City. It is one of the four U.S. military service academies, and one of the five U.S. service academies. West Point's role in our...
  • Call to service Buena senior receives West Point Military Academy appointment

    04/29/2017 10:33:40 AM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Kay Phillips, For the Herald/Review
    SIERRA VISTA – At 18 years old, Buena High School senior Adrian Garlant is living his dream. The Buena High School senior recently received an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York. Garlant says he’s been dreaming of attending West Point Military Academy since the sixth grade. His mother Elizabeth Clark remembers the day he announced his plan. “They must have had career day or something, because he came in the door and said, ‘Mom, I’m going to West Point when I grow up’,” Clark recalls. “I said, ‘Do you know how hard that is?’” Clark...
  • West Point cadets face courts-martial for drugs

    03/01/2017 6:51:33 PM PST · by iowamark · 21 replies
    AP, Stars and Stripes ^ | March 1, 2017 | MICHAEL HILL, Associated Press
    ALBANY, N.Y. — Two West Point cadets face courts-martial on charges of distributing cocaine and other drugs and another senior faces similar charges amid a months-long investigation, the U.S. Military Academy said Wednesday. West Point first announced in November that six cadets faced charges that they conspired to distribute drugs... The other four cadets on administrative leave are awaiting a decision from the superintendent on further proceedings, which could include courts-martial or administrative action. The cadets are accused of driving to nearby Newburgh, New York, as well as Pennsylvania and New Jersey to purchase drugs and then bringing them to...
  • Va. teen appointed to all 4 US military academies

    01/26/2017 5:57:08 AM PST · by AC Beach Patrol · 36 replies
    Fox 5 Atlanta ^ | 1/26/2017 | Fox News
    FAIRFAX, Va. - A Virginia teenager has been appointed to all four American military service academies. Timothy Park, 18, beat the odds with stellar grades, test scores, leadership, community service and fitness. "I'm feeling amazing right now," Park said. In fact, the odds are so great, it's a rare reality for anyone to get into all four schools. "It's about one percent, if not less," Park said. "Of the whole country."
  • The hidden message in Obama's 'farewell' speech

    01/11/2017 11:27:51 AM PST · by Cheerio · 24 replies
    Fox ^ | January 10, 2017 | Bill Whalen
    Five days into the 1993 calendar – 15 days before his White House stay concluded – George H.W. Bush traveled to West Point for one last presidential address. The event was short on bells and whistles. Gray-uniformed Army cadets provided the backdrop. The event opened with the National Emblem March and wrapped up with the West Point March. Bush’s reward for making the trek up the Hudson River: a cadet parka – a curious bit of clothing for a Navy man. Bush 41 was all business that solemn day. He chose the venue to impart wisdom on what role the...
  • Army veteran Vincent Viola, billionaire owner of the Florida Panthers, named Trump’s Army secretary

    12/19/2016 7:42:12 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/19/16 | Dan Lamothe
    President-elect Donald Trump has nominated as his Army secretary Vincent Viola, an Army veteran who became a billionaire after founding an electronic trading firm and went on to buy the Florida Panthers hockey team. Viola is a 1977 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., and funded the creation of its highly regarded Combating Terrorism Center after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. A former infantry officer and Ranger School graduate, he has pressed for innovation in cyber warfare, saying at a conference five years ago that the Army of the future will be built on a “gestalt...
  • Who Was that Priest Praying the Rosary at the Army-Navy Game?

    12/16/2016 5:19:41 PM PST · by marshmallow · 26 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 12/15/16 | Matt Hadro
    Washington D.C., Dec 15, 2016 / 03:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- You might have seen an Army chaplain devoutly praying the rosary on the sideline during Saturday's Army-Navy football game. Who was he and what was he praying for? “I always pray for both our teams, for no serious injury on either team. And I pray for the kids on both teams, and just for their holiness and their salvation,” Fr. Matthew Pawlikowski, chaplain of the United States Military Academy at West Point, told CNA. “And then I ask for Army's victory,” he added. Saturday's Army-Navy game was the 117th meeting...
  • A Most Trumpean Victory For West Point

    12/14/2016 11:34:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 14, 2016 | William F. Marshall
    What a sight to behold! After 14 long years in the gridiron desert, the football team of the United States Military Academy defeated their age-old nemesis, the United States Naval Academy, in that most iconic of American rivalries, the Army-Navy football game. As fans’ feet and fingers froze at icy M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore last Saturday, the game opened with an invocation by a Navy chaplain, whose baritone delivery and thunderous phrases brought to mind Charlton Heston in the Ten Commandments. I half-expected him to produce a couple of stone tablets with the game’s final score etched on them,...
  • West Point investigating prayer led by coaches after football game

    09/09/2016 6:05:49 AM PDT · by PROCON · 35 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | Sep. 9, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    The U.S. Military Academy is launching an inquiry into a prayer led by coaches following Army’s opening-day victory over Temple last week. Video of the post-game invocation was pulled offline on Monday after West Point officials received a complaint from the Military Religious Freedom Foundation. Mikey Weinstein, who heads the MRFF, said he received complaints from six members of the football team, two of whom he said identified as Christians, as well as dozens of Army graduates and staff who took exception to the religious expression.
  • Memorial Day

    05/30/2016 1:19:42 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 6 replies
    http://patriotpost.us/pages/310 ^ | May 30, 2016 | Patriot Post
    On 12 May 1962, Gen. Douglas MacArthur addressed the cadets at the U.S. Military Academy, delivering his farewell speech, "Duty, Honor and Country." He described the legions of uniformed American Patriots as follows: "Their story is known to all of you. It is the story of the American man at arms. My estimate of him was formed on the battlefields many, many years ago and has never changed. I regarded him then, as I regard him now, as one of the world's noblest figures -- not only as one of the finest military characters, but also as one of the...
  • West Point cadet draws outrage after being caught using her cellphone during march

    05/24/2016 2:40:20 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 90 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | May 23, 2016 | Alfred Ng
    Text, text, text-right, text. Veterans are outraged that a West Point cadet decided to phone it in during a march on Saturday morning. The cadet, who was wrapping up a 47-month training experience and graduating, had her eyes glued to her phone instead of paying attention to marching.
  • West Point won’t punish cadets who posed with raised fists

    05/11/2016 9:15:24 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 129 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 11, 2016 | Andrew Blake
    The 16 black West Point cadets who caused a stir after posing for a photograph with raised fists won’t be disciplined over the image, the U.S. Military Academy said Tuesday. An internal investigation launched after the snapshot surfaced online has ended with authorities deciding not to discipline the cadets, but to offer them additional counseling ahead of their graduation on May 21, West Point’s superintendent, Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen Jr., said in a letter to the academy’s student body this week. “While the inquiry did not find that these cadets violated a policy or regulation, it did determine that they...
  • White House proud of West Point cadets in black pride photo

    05/10/2016 11:13:57 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 78 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 10, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    The White House refused Tuesday to criticize black female West Point cadets who posed for a photo giving a black-pride gesture, saying only that President Obama is proud of the class of 2016. White House press secretary Josh Earnest acknowledged the photo “has generated some discussions about race relations in our country.” “But the real focus should be on the tremendous accomplishments of these cadets,” Mr. Earnest said. “I’m not going to try to divine the message that those cadets were attempting to send.”