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  • Cadet killed in West Point vehicle accident was star wrestler from New Jersey

    06/08/2019 6:17:37 AM PDT · by robowombat · 12 replies
    Cadet killed in West Point vehicle accident was star wrestler from New Jersey By LEONARD GREENE , KERRY BURKE and ELIZABETH KEOGH | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS | JUN 07, 2019 | 6:56 PM Christopher Morgan, the West Point cadet was killed when a tactical vehicle overturned on a dirt road at the upstate military reservation. (West Point) The West Point cadet killed when a tactical vehicle overturned on a dirt road at the upstate military reservation was a star wrestler from New Jersey, military officials confirmed Friday. Christopher Morgan, 22, was a standout wrestler West Orange High School before...
  • West Point cadet killed in accident identified6

    06/07/2019 10:42:36 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    cnn ^ | 06/07/2019
    The US Military Academy at West Point has identified the cadet who was killed in Thursday's vehicle accident as 22-year-old Christopher J. Morgan of West Orange, New Jersey. Morgan "died due to injuries sustained from a military vehicle accident at a training area," the academy announced Friday. Nineteen other cadets and two soldiers were injured in Thursday's rollover accident, the academy said. West Point spokesperson Lt. Col. Christopher Ophardt said Thursday the cadets were in a light medium tactical vehicle and were on their way to a land navigation course where they were going to do a map reading exercise....
  • 1 dead in accident near West Point cadet training facility, officials say

    06/06/2019 10:27:09 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/06/2019 | Nicole Darrah |
    At least one West Point military cadet was killed on Thursday morning after a multi-vehicle accident near the U.S. Military Academy, a U.S. defense official confirmed to Fox News. Around 6:45 a.m., a 5-ton truck with roughly 20 cadets and some U.S. Army soldiers aboard overturned during summer training near the Camp Natural Bridge facility in upstate New York, officials said. The cadets and two Army soldiers were wounded in the accident, which occurred off Route 293, and were transported to local hospitals. Each summer, thousands of West Point cadets take part in summer military training on the sprawling 16,000-acre...
  • Former West Point cadet sentenced to 21 years in classmate rape case ... conviction overturned

    06/06/2019 7:13:23 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 69 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jun 5, 2019 | Danielle Wallace
    Cadet Jacob Whisenhunt, originally a member of the class of 2019 at the academy in West Point, N.Y., was dismissed from the Army and removed from the school after he was convicted of raping a female cadet while she slept in her sleeping bag during a summer field training event on July 7, 2016. An appellate court threw out the conviction on Monday, citing a lack of evidence to prove the sex wasn’t consensual. A judge concluded the woman did not audibly struggle and Whisenhunt did not attempt to silence her, hide his identity or remove evidence. “The defense theory...
  • West Point just graduated the most diverse class in its history

    05/28/2019 4:08:13 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 98 replies
    Task & Purpose ^ | May 26, 2019 | Haley Britzky
    On Saturday, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point graduated the most diverse class in the academy's history. Of the 980 cadets who are commissioning into the U.S. Army as second lieutenants, there was the highest number of African American women, Hispanic women, and highest number of women overall since the first class of women graduated in 1980, according to a West Point press release. Frank Demaro, West Point spokesman, told CNN that last year's class had 27 African American women graduates — this year had 34 — and they expect "next year's class will be even larger than this...
  • VA Teacher Fired After Calling Trans Student “Her”

    04/30/2019 10:49:19 PM PDT · by SimonDaily · 39 replies ^ | 4/29/19 | Daphne Moon
    VA Teacher Fired After Calling Trans Student “Her” [Video] Peter Vlaming, a Virginia French teacher, finds himself in the middle of a politically correct battle with the Virginia school system. Vlaming’s job was ripped out from under him after a split second decision to call a trans student ‘her’. The student was reportedly about to walk into a wall when the teacher instinctively said ‘stop her’. And so his ridiculous fight to keep his job began. That’s it… ‘stop her’, and a man’s livelihood is under fire. His religious beliefs- disregarded. According to Virginia Times, the high school in West...
  • Parents of dead West Point cadet retrieve his sperm

    03/05/2019 4:29:26 PM PST · by SMGFan · 64 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 5, 2019
    U.S. Military Academy Cadet Peter Zhu was declared brain dead Wednesday, four days after the California resident was involved in a skiing accident. WEST POINT, N.Y. — The parents of a 21-year-old West Point cadet fatally injured in a skiing accident raced the clock to get a judge's permission to retrieve his sperm for "the possibility of preserving some piece of our child that might live on." U.S. Military Academy Cadet Peter Zhu was declared brain dead Wednesday, four days after the California resident was involved in a skiing accident at West Point that fractured his spine and cut off...
  • California Parents of West Point Cadet Killed in Skiing Accident Retrieve His Sperm

    03/05/2019 7:46:41 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    KTLA ^ | 03/04/2019
    The parents asked a state court judge Friday for permission to retrieve his sperm before his organs were removed for donation later that day at Westchester Medical Center. They argued the procedure needed to be done that day. “We are desperate to have a small piece of Peter that might live on and continue to spread the joy and happiness that Peter bought to all of our lives,” read the parent’s filing in state court in Westchester County. The first documented post-mortem sperm removal was reported in 1980 and the first baby conceived using the procedure was born in 1999,...
  • Trump is considering this former Senate candidate to replace Nikki Haley at the UN: report

    11/26/2018 8:25:52 PM PST · by TBP · 38 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 26, 2018 | Aaron Colen
    With Nikki Haley stepping down as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations at the end of the year, President Donald Trump is reportedly considering former Michigan Senate candidate and Iraq War veteran John James to fill the post, according to Bloomberg. Haley surprisingly announced her resignation in early October, possibly to pursue greater income opportunities in the private sector. Trump praised Haley’s service at the time, and said there were “many names” of potential replacements to consider. Who is John James? James ran for Senate in Michigan, losing 52 percent to 46 percent against Democratic incumbent Sen. Debbie Stabenow....
  • [8/17] Woman ordered to pay Army colonel she accused of rape $8.4MM after he claimed the false alleg

    09/22/2018 3:04:34 PM PDT · by MisterMagic · 76 replies ^ | 8/15/17 | Harvey Day
    A jury has ordered a female blogger to pay an Army colonel she accused of rape a total of $8.4million in damages. Susan Shannon, 52, who now lives in Everett, Washington, first alleged that she was sexually assaulted by Army Colonel David 'Wil' Riggins in 1986, while they were both cadets, on her blog in 2013. She said she waited three decades to come forward about her experience because of the army's 'code of silence'.
  • 'Commie cadet' who wore Che Guevara T-shirt kicked out of US army

    06/20/2018 5:22:54 PM PDT · by Godebert · 44 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 6/19/18 | AP
    Greg Rinckey, an attorney specializing in military law, said it was rare for an officer out of West Point to receive an other-than-honorable discharge. He added that it was also possible the military academy could seek repayment of the cost of Rapone’s education because he did not serve the full five-year service obligation required upon graduation.
  • Communist Army LT, prior enlisted Ranger, receives punishment for West Point stunt

    06/11/2018 3:35:58 PM PDT · by PROCON · 56 replies
    Bright Mountain Media ^ | June 8, 2018 | Andy Wolf
    Left: Army 2nd Lt. Spenser Rapone graduating from West Point in May of 2016. Right: Army Private First Class Spenser Rapone receiving his "Ranger Scrol" patch after completing Ranger Assessment and Selection Program in 2011.A US Army officer and West Point graduate is on his way out with a less than honorable discharge* after exposing himself as a Communist who does not support the US Constitution.In a good case for why military officers should stay off social media (if they want to accomplish their goals, anyway), 2LT Spenser Rapone is getting the boot from the US Army after he posted...
  • "Communism will win" soldier discharged from the Army

    06/08/2018 5:57:22 AM PDT · by Midwesterner53 · 58 replies ^ | June 7, 2018 | Kristina Wong
    Spenser Rapone — the Army soldier who became notorious after a picture of him in his West Point uniform holding a “Communism Will Win” sign went viral — was discharged from the Army this month, according to social media postings.
  • Automobiles: Hyundai to invest W419b (US $388M) to expand Alabama plant

    05/29/2018 9:20:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Investor ^ | May 30, 2018 | Song Seung-hyun and newswires
    Hyundai Motor said on May 30 it will invest 419 billion won (US$388 million) to construct an engine head production facility at its existing Alabama plant. Engine heads to be produced at the Alabama plant will be used in new models of the Sonata and Elantra sedans. The head machining plant is scheduled for completion in November, Korea’s biggest carmaker said in a statement. The Alabama plant will have further room to produce engine products in addition to its two existing engine assembly lines. Hyundai plans to begin producing the Theta III engine for the Sonata sedan and the Santa...
  • Good Morning Campers – It’s Denim Day at West Point!

    04/24/2018 4:09:38 PM PDT · by pboyington · 22 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | April 24, 2018 | Ray Starmann
    The Long Gray Line is dying before your very eyes. It is being murdered by Obama holdouts, diversity champions, politically correct Marxist professors and feminist nuts. The United States Military Academy is sinking into the Hudson and General MacArthur’s million ghosts in olive drab, in brown khaki, in blue and gray, can rise from their white crosses thundering those magic words: Duty, Honor, Country from now until forever. No one at the Point is listening anymore… The enemy is not at the gates of West Point. The enemy is inside and burning the institution down. Today, I learned that it’s...
  • Sen. Corker: White House Meeting...‘One Of The Most Bizarre I’ve Attended’

    05/24/2014 7:59:34 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 46 replies
    CBS-DC ^ | 5-23-14
    White House officials have been holding private meetings this week aimed at soothing lawmakers’ concerns over the U.S. posture in Syria, the future of the American military presence in Afghanistan and defense spending. The meetings come as a frustrated White House seeks to push back at criticism of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy. But the White House outreach appeared to be having little effect on some lawmakers’ concerns. Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, described Tuesday night’s White House meeting with chief of staff Denis McDonough and national security adviser Susan Rice as...
  • JROTC Hero Killed in Florida Honored With Admission to West Point

    02/21/2018 1:04:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | February 21, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    When an evil assailant opened fire on students attending Parkland High School last week in Florida, JROTC enlistees jumped into action to protect their peers. Grabbing Kevlar mats, they shielded students from a barrage of bullets and saved lives. JROTC Cadet Peter Wang made the ultimate sacrifice and gave his life while holding the door open for people to escape.Wang had dreams of attending West Point Academy after high school and planned to have a career serving his country in the United States Army. He was posthumously admitted to the institution this week. One of USMA's priorities is to develop leaders...
  • Homosexuals marry at west point chapel

    01/24/2018 8:49:05 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 27 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 1/24/18 | Military
    <p>Where was GEN. Robert Caslen when two male Army captains got married at the West Point chapel earlier this month? With all the "changes" at the once-highly respected U.S. Military Academy, one would think the Obama general would pose for the cameras to prove how "progressive" he is, but instead he was a no-show.</p>
  • 'Communism WON'T Win': Navy Roasts Army Over 'Commie Cadet' During Army/Navy Football Game

    12/09/2017 8:26:15 PM PST · by jazusamo · 56 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 9, 2019 | Debra Heine
    Navy midshipmen stand behind "Not Communist" banner. Image via Twitter. The Army-Navy football game has historically been one of the best rivalries in all of sports with fans from both sides displaying creative and insulting signs. Saturday's game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was no different. On the Navy side, midshipmen held signs poking fun at their West Point counterparts for allowing admitted communist and Antifa supporter 2nd Lt. Spenser Rapone to graduate. As PJ Media reported back in September, photos posted on social media by Rapone showed the then-cadet posing with a Che Guevara t-shirt under...
  • The Rapone Case and the Bill of Rights

    11/27/2017 5:02:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    American ^ | November 27, 2017 | Frank Ryan
    The case of Second Lt. Spenser Rapone, West Point graduate and U.S. Army officer, has raised a number of issues relative to our military, our Bill of Rights, and our common defense. Lt. Rapone is the West Point graduate who displayed, while in uniform, expressions of support for communism and socialism. He allegedly was critical of national command authority as well. The Army has begun an investigation into how this young officer’s perspectives and anti-authority leanings were not uncovered prior to his graduation despite concerns from some of his academic officers at West Point. When I personally condemned his actions...