West Point graduates toss their hats in the air at the conclusion of the U.S. Military Academy Class of 2017 graduation ceremony at Michie Stadium in West Point, N.Y., on May 27, 2017. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis addressed the 950 graduating cadets during the ceremony. Photograph by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez—@gettyimages.
Emily Perez, was the first female African American Cadet Command Sergeant Major in the history of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. She was deployed to Iraq in December as a Medical Service Corps officer and killed when a makeshift bomb exploded near her Humvee during combat operations in Al Kifl, near Najaf. Aged 23, she was the first female graduate of West Point to die in the Iraq War
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Graduates of the United States Military Academy toss their hats into the air at the conclusion of commencement ceremonies in West Point, New York, U.S., May 27, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Segar @msegar #reuters #reutersphotos #graduation #westpoint #classof2017
A West Point cadet grins at fellow graduates after receiving his diploma on May 27. The 936 cadets who received their diplomas will be commissioned as second lieutenants in the Army. | Here are the most moving, sorrowful, and beautiful pictures from the past week.