Duty, Honor, Outrage: Change to West Point's Mission Statement Sparks Controversy

Parade Day at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point

WEST POINT, N.Y. — “Duty, Honor, Country” has been the motto of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point since 1898. That motto isn’t changing, but a decision to take those words out of the school’s lesser-known mission statement is still generating outrage. Officials at the 222-year-old military academy 60 miles (96 kilometers) north of […]

West Point Opens 200-Year-Old Time Capsule and Finds … Silt?

West Point Time Capsule

Brig. Gen. Shane Reeves, broadcasting to the world on a livestream Monday morning, rattled off a list of possibilities as to what could be inside the nearly 200-year-old time capsule that was sitting center stage before the crowd gathered in West Point’s Thayer Hall. West Point had been building anticipation for nearly two weeks over […]

West Virginia Guard Troops on Texas Border Mission Unhappy with Pay Level

Soldiers and Airmen of the West Virginia National Guard

Several volunteer members of the West Virginia National Guard say they are unhappy with the level of pay they are receiving at the southern border as part of Operation Lone Star. The troops departed West Virginia late last month for the southern border following a deployment ceremony in Charleston. They are assisting the Texas Military Department with that state’s ongoing efforts to secure […]