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Service and Military Academies 2008 Graduations

Feature Stories

Geren Tells Graduating Cadets to Take Care of Soldiers
Secretary of the Army Pete Geren speaks to the class of 2008 at the US Military Academy at West Point graduation ceremony. WASHINGTON, May 31, 2008 – The core of the U.S. Army is its responsibility to take care of its soldiers, Army Secretary Pete Geren told the graduating class at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. Story | Video

Freedom is Most Powerful Weapon, Bush Says
Commander in Chief George W. Bush delivers remarks to the US Air Force Academy Class of 2008.WASHINGTON, May 28, 2008 – President Bush called upon the newest graduates of the U.S. Air Force Academy today to lead the cause of freedom in their generation. Story | Video

Chairman, Navy Leaders Challenge New Naval Academy Grads
New Navy Ensigns Matthew Linsley and Catherine Ortman take the oath of office during the 2008 United States Naval Academy commencement ceremony at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, May 23, 2008, Annapolis, Md.ANNAPOLIS, Md., May 23, 2008 – The CJCS challenged the graduating U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2008 to learn from their mistakes, stand up to for what's right, even to their leaders. Story | Video

Naval Academy Graduates Say They Signed Up to Serve
Members of the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2008 walk onto the field at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis, Md., during graduation and commencement ceremonies May 23, 2008.ANNAPOLIS, Md., May 23, 2008 – Whether headed to the Marine Corps, to flight school or to the fleet, today's graduates said they brought a common drive to the Naval Academy: a desire to serve their country. Story

Coast Guard Essential to Victory Against Terrorism
Vice President Richard B. CheneyWASHINGTON, May 21, 2008 – The efforts of the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard are essential to victory in the war against terrorism, Vice President Cheney told graduating cadets. Story | Video

Gates Extols Public Service to VMI Graduates
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates addresses the audience and graduating cadets during the Virginia Military Institute Graduation ceremony in Lexington, Va., May 16, 2008.WASHINGTON, May 16, 2008 – America needs dedicated public servants now more than ever, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told graduates at the Virginia Military Institute, in Lexington, Va. Story

President George W. Bush poses for a photo Wednesday, May 28, 2008 with members of the 2008 Thunderbirds, the United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, prior to President Bush's commencement address at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.