A photo of 16 black female cadets at the US Military Academy raising their fists has sparked a debate over whether the gesture is a symbol of unity or a political act.
AP photographer Joe Rosenthal didn't get the name of the flag raisers, leaving the task to the Marines, who, after some confusion, may have misidentified one of the men.
Capt. Kristen Griest is becoming the Army's first female infantry officer, a significant first as the armed forces move toward filling combat roles with servicewomen.
The House Armed Services Committee voted in favor of amending the draft to include women, despite Rep. Duncan Hunter (R) of California's objections.
An incoming Muslim freshman has requested the right to wear a headscarf with her uniform. The military college outlines strict rules on appearance and clothing for students.