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Passing the challenge: Trinity High School graduate Jacques Oesterich graduating from West Point

April 25, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

After four years of intensive training, Jacques Oestreich of Dickinson is counting the days until graduation from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Continue Reading

Bjorkman graduates from West Point

July 9, 2012 in The Daily Republic

WEST POINT, N.Y Second Lieutenant Samuel Bjorkman, son of Timothy and Carol Kay Bjorkman, of Canistota, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., on May 26. Continue Reading

Born to the military

December 24, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

It was her choice, her decision, to go military. But Ashley Zeitvogel, a 2011 graduate of Grand Forks Red River High School, had some guiding lights.
Her mother, Carol, is a retired Army first sergeant who teaches Junior ROTC classes in both local high schools. Her father, Alan, served seven years in the Air Force and works now for the U.S. Border Patrol. Continue Reading

Former western North Dakota resident among those killed in chopper crash at Wahington Army base

December 14, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

A former western North Dakota resident was among four soldiers killed when helicopters crashed Monday night at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington, family friend Nikki McAlpin, Grassy Butte, said this morning. A family email also confirmed the tragedy.
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Lesbian ex-cadet giving up West Point fight

April 27, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A lesbian former cadet who left West Point saying she couldn’t live a lie was rejected for re-admission Wednesday because of the lingering military ban on gays and said she is giving up on her dream of graduating from the academy.
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