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Biden picks Lloyd Austin as secretary of defense

President-elect Joe Biden will nominate retired four-star Army general Lloyd J. Austin to be secretary of defense, according to four people familiar with the decision. If confirmed by the Senate, Austin would be the first Black leader of the Pentagon.

West Point Cadets Educate LAUSD Students

The United States Military Academy West Point cadets traveled to Los Angeles to host their annual Leadership and Ethics in STEM Workshop on Friday. The Diversity, Inclusion, and Equal Opportunity department at West Point partnered with LAUSD to host the event at Stephen M. White middle school.

Student Athlete of the Week: Jordan Blackman

West Point sophomore wide receiver Jordan Blackman uses his intellect to be a competitive force on the field. His skills made him a standout during his high school years with the St. Genevieve Valiants. As a senior, his contributions on offense and defense aided the Valiants to a 11-2 overall record. As a corner, he made 50 solo tackles, 15 pass deflections, and six interceptions. On offense, Blackman had 207 rushing yards and 572 receiving yards that season. “I was fast, but wasn’t the most physical kid,” he said. “I always had to be smart and be crafty and use