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March 13, 2013
College freshman Daniel Zablocky recently received his appointment to the U.S. Military Academy. A Patterson Mill High School graduate, Zablocky is the son of Paul and Barbara Zablocky of Bel Air. Attending Marion Military Institute in Alabama, he will report to West Point this summer to join the class of 2017.
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By Jonah Goldberg | June 16, 2014
The Arab Spring is over. Welcome to the Jihadi Spring. Across a huge swath of what, up until recently, had been known as Iraq and Syria, a transnational movement of Sunni Islamic extremists has taken control. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has conquered -- without much effort -- Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, along with most of the province of Nineveh. It also took Tikrit, Saddam Hussein's hometown. Along the way it has ransacked banks (to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars)
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August 5, 2013
The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) at Aberdeen Proving Ground welcomed cadets from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point this summer to work on chemical and biological defense projects. The cadets were taking part in the academy's Advanced Individual Academic Development (AIAD) program, which provides cadets with an opportunity to observe and implement concepts from their coursework over several weeks during the summer months. Ten cadets were selected to receive their additional training at ECBC.
NEWS
June 4, 2014
I suggested to Funk & Wagnalls (I guess I should really tell Wikipedia, too) that the editorial regarding President Barack Obama's foreign policy be listed as a good example of "sycophancy" ( "Obama at West Point," June 1). President Obama's foreign policy is a disaster. He lost an ambassador in Libya, and we don't even know why he was in Benghazi on the anniversary of 9/11. The Arab spring has worked out real well. We have Dennis Rodman representing the U.S. in North Korea. The economic sanctions against Russia for taking Crimea were to punish some oligarchs - not exactly real punishing.
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March 21, 2012
The Northern Chesapeake West Point Society held its Annual Founders Day Celebration March 16 at the Maryland Golf and Country Clubs in Bel Air. More than 85 people representing graduates, cadets and parents of cadets, former professors and friends of the academy attended. The date marked the 210th anniversary of the founding of the United States Military Academy at West Point in New York; on March 16, 1802, Congress approved legislation establishing the academy. West Point is one of the oldest military academies in the world and is the oldest continuously run military post in America.
NEWS
June 1, 2014
Republicans in Congress lost no time in condemning President Obama's commencement address at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point last week as further proof of his weakness and vacillation in confronting America's foes. But in fact, Mr. Obama's talk was a reasoned argument for restraint when it comes to how American economic, diplomatic and military power should be employed to advance our interests in a rapidly changing, complex world. The GOP may claim it has a better idea, but we have yet to hear it. If there was an overarching theme to the president's talk it was that America must be prepared to meet the challenges confronting it through a variety of means, with military force being only one of them - a position he neatly summed up when he told the cadets "just because we've got the best hammer in the world doesn't mean every problem is a nail.
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June 10, 2013
On June 1, the Northern Chesapeake West Point Society held its 6th Annual Society Summer Picnic to honor Maryland candidates who were selected for attendance to West Point this summer as members of the Class of 2017. This year several local high school rising seniors who have been identified by the admissions office as expressing high interest in attending USMA next year were also invited. The picnic was held at the home of retired Col. Pete and Mary Ellen Bucha in Bel Air. All society members and friends of West Point (including two Midshipmen from Annapolis)
NEWS
June 11, 2003
The student: Brittney Berkoff, 18 School: River Hill High Special achievement: She was accepted by the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. How she describes the application process: "They want to know everything. I literally had to fill out one [nomination packet] that I had to fill out 80 questions about myself." This led to an interview with U.S. Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett, who nominated her to the academy. "It was a very overwhelming process, and it takes a lot of time. You have to plan ahead," Berkoff said.
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By Robert H. Moore and Robert H. Moore,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | August 24, 2003
Absolutely American: Four Years at West Point, by David Lipsky. Houghton Mifflin. 336 pages. $25. For visitors, West Point is among America's most seductive places. Novelist and Rolling Stone writer David Lipsky spent four years - 1998 to 2002 - in nearby Highland Falls, N.Y., on what he calls "an extended tour of hanging out" at the U.S. Military Academy, and his book about the experience, Absolutely American, subsequently became a labor of love. Lipsky is fascinated by the rigors of the academy and how a diverse group of young men and women struggle with its challenges.
NEWS
May 14, 2003
The student: Mark Adams, 17 School: River Hill High Special achievement: He was accepted to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett nominated him. "I had to be interviewed by a three-person panel he [Bartlett] established of leaders [military and business] from the local area," Mark said. Each member of Congress may sponsor only five West Point cadets at any given time, including those already enrolled in the academy. What was the admissions process like? Mark had to complete a candidate kit. "That included info on physical tests, medical exams, academic transcripts and also essay questions."
NEWS
By Jules Witcover | June 2, 2014
In keeping with his determination to get America off "a perpetual wartime footing" after more than a decade of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, President Obama's commencement address at West Point was a sobering preview of what lies ahead for the graduates. Before an audience of the newly minted military officers, he sought at length to make the case for a selective response to global and regional challenges. He argued that this country must make hard choices about when and where the nation's might can be exerted as the leading partner in the world community.
NEWS
By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | June 1, 2014
As Russia's actions in Ukraine rattle its neighbors, the Maryland National Guard is affirming its decades-long partnership with Estonia. Maryland has helped to train Estonian troops since shortly after the breakup of the Soviet Union. Now it's preparing to send A-10 pilots and liaison officers to Saber Strike, an annual U.S.-led security exercise that focuses on Estonia and its Baltic neighbors Latvia and Lithuania. The commander of the Maryland Guard traveled to Estonia last week for meetings with Northern European defense ministers and U.S. military leaders.
NEWS
June 1, 2014
Republicans in Congress lost no time in condemning President Obama's commencement address at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point last week as further proof of his weakness and vacillation in confronting America's foes. But in fact, Mr. Obama's talk was a reasoned argument for restraint when it comes to how American economic, diplomatic and military power should be employed to advance our interests in a rapidly changing, complex world. The GOP may claim it has a better idea, but we have yet to hear it. If there was an overarching theme to the president's talk it was that America must be prepared to meet the challenges confronting it through a variety of means, with military force being only one of them - a position he neatly summed up when he told the cadets "just because we've got the best hammer in the world doesn't mean every problem is a nail.
SPORTS
By Katherine Dunn | February 24, 2014
The Army-Navy rivalry is coming to women's lacrosse. Beginning with the 2016 season, the United States Military Academy will field its first varsity women's lacrosse team. The Black Knights will play in the Patriot League with Navy and Loyola. Just as Navy did, Army will turn its successful club team into a varsity program over a two-year period. The Midshipmen are in their seventh season as a varsity program and have won the Patriot League championship the last four years. "Navy is very excited about the future rivarly," Mids coach Cindy Timchal said.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | January 31, 2014
Elizabeth T. Clark, who was deputy head of Baltimore City's Department of Legislative Reference for more than two decades, died Jan. 18 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at St. Agnes Hospital. The 50-year Catonsville resident was 89. The daughter of Galen Taylor, a West Point graduate and career Army officer, and Gertrude Taylor, a homemaker, Elizabeth Ann Taylor was born in Watertown, Mass. Because of her father's work, she spent her youth in Philadelphia and Washington, where she graduated in 1942 from Woodrow Wilson High School.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2013
The Terrance West of old would have reacted to a pair of fumbles with a few choice words directed at anyone who happened to be nearby. But after two early turnovers last Saturday, No. 3 Towson's junior running back channeled his rage into redeeming himself. For West, redemption was 28 carries for 238 yards and thee touchdowns in the Tigers' 44-28 victory over then-No. 19 New Hampshire. "It surprised me a lot because I don't know what happened," said West, who had not lost a fumble in his previous 12 games.
NEWS
By Knight-Ridder Newspapers | February 9, 1994
WASHINGTON -- As West Point cadet Johnson C. Whittaker lay sleeping, three masked men burst into his room. With a razor, they gouged his hair and slashed his face, hands and ears. "Like we do hogs down South," they told him.They tied his hands and feet to his bed, smashed a mirror over his head and left him, barely clothed and bleeding.Whittaker, one of the first African Americans to attend the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., was court-martialed and discharged. West Point brass maintained that he had attacked himself to dishonor the military academy.
SPORTS
By MILTON KENT | April 11, 2006
Maggie Dixon wasn't the coach who sold Alex McGuire on Army. Truth be told, McGuire never really needed to be sold on West Point, not with a father and two uncles who walked the Long Gray Line before her. Indeed, Maggie Dixon got to Army just two weeks before the just-concluded women's basketball season started, and was there for just seven months before her death last week after an episode of heart arrhythmia. Seven months hardly seems like enough time to get much below skin level, yet 28-year-old Maggie Dixon, in just one basketball season, got all the way into the soul of the Army campus.
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August 5, 2013
The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) at Aberdeen Proving Ground welcomed cadets from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point this summer to work on chemical and biological defense projects. The cadets were taking part in the academy's Advanced Individual Academic Development (AIAD) program, which provides cadets with an opportunity to observe and implement concepts from their coursework over several weeks during the summer months. Ten cadets were selected to receive their additional training at ECBC.
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June 10, 2013
On June 1, the Northern Chesapeake West Point Society held its 6th Annual Society Summer Picnic to honor Maryland candidates who were selected for attendance to West Point this summer as members of the Class of 2017. This year several local high school rising seniors who have been identified by the admissions office as expressing high interest in attending USMA next year were also invited. The picnic was held at the home of retired Col. Pete and Mary Ellen Bucha in Bel Air. All society members and friends of West Point (including two Midshipmen from Annapolis)
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