Recruits often stumble into the academy by accident. But many end up seeing it as a steady job that provides decent benefits and a chance to perform a public service.
Staff photographer Matt McClain captured a glimpse of the estimated 6 million people dressed in lederhosen and dirndls attending the 16-day event.
It takes patience to find the extraordinary in a familiar place.
Thirty-seven years after leaving office, Jimmy Carter, 93, still bypasses the wealth and perks that flow so freely to other former presidents.
It’s been six months since a mass shooter fired an AR-15 into Kyle Laman’s foot. Doctors say he’ll walk again. But Kyle still wants to know: Will he ever be normal?
Where are they now? A look back at every living player who has represented Washington as an MLB all-star.
Incoming 2022 class freshmen, who are known as plebes at the school in Annapolis, Md., get uniforms, medical examinations, haircuts and lessons in saluting. The day culminates with the Oath of Office ceremony.
Matt McClain photographs a former Dust Bowl town's celebration of its past.
Fire chiefs look to growing Latino population to rescue the languishing small-town firehouse
Post photographer Matt McClain finds moody visual magic in Washington's evening rush hour.