How should a veteran think about the Colin Kaepernick-police brutality-national anthem-NFL-Trump-NASCAR shitshow that has transpired, first slowly over the past few years, then really fast this past weekend, like a C-RAM farting rounds into the air over a FOB? Is there a right way to be an American, a vet, and an NFL fan? Aren’t you all just as frigging tired as I am — of being shocked, of being appalled, of being mad and disappointed and a little uncertain of where the hell this mass of humanity is careening to next?
A 20-year-old native of Fairfax, Virginia, has just been selected to serve as the West Point Corps of Cadets’ brigade commander — or “first captain” — making her the first African-American woman to hold the highest student position in the United States Military Academy’s 215-year history, according to the Army.
Here’s a question I’m sure our readers will have no problem answering: If a person attends the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, drops out after less than two years, and never spends a day on active duty, is he or she a veteran?
The U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point saw a rise in reports of sexual assault during the 2015–2016 school year, according to a new Department of Defense report.