• Cadets tackle MIAD assessment

    More than 230 cadets began the Competitive Military Individual Advanced Development assessment Oct. 25 and the head count dwindled throughout the daylong event conducted by the Department of Military Instruction. See Page 4 for story and photos.   Mike Strasser/PV

    Top performances earn cadets top military training

    They don’t call it competitive without reason. On Oct. 25, 231 cadets reported in at 4:30 a.m. to begin a daylong assessment for an opportunity to earn one of 77 slots at 10 U.S. or foreign military schools this summer.

    The Competitive MIAD (Military Individual Advanced Development) program offers cadets a chance to train at French Airborne or Commando schools, the Reconnaissance and Surveillance Leader Course and Chilean Mountain School, to name a few.

    The Department of Military Instruction conducted this assessment based on three pillars most required for military training—physical fitness, military knowledge and leadership and character.

    The process became more standardized this year so all candidates could be objectively assessed instead of having cadets choose one school and be tested specifically for that MIAD. Read More


  • Volleyball knocks off Bucknell in five sets

    Freshman Avery Alexander had a match-high 52 assists while adding 13 digs, achieving her third straight double-double, during Army’s five-set victory over Bucknell Oct. 25 at Gillis Field House.                         Photo by Cordell Hoffer

    The Army volleyball team erased a 2-0 deficit in a five-set comeback win over Bucknell in its annual Dig Pink match Oct. 25 at Gillis Field House. The Black Knights took the match with set scores of 22-25, 20-25, 25-18, 32-30 and 15-11.

    The result helped Army to a sweep of the season series with Bucknell as the team improved to 11-13 and 6-5 in the conference. Bucknell dropped to 4-15 overall and 3-8 in the Patriot League.

    The Black Knights’ offense ran through rookie setter Avery Alexander, who was credited with a match-high 52 assists and she also contributed 13 digs for her third straight double-double. On the receiving end of Alexander’s passes were Jaden Pickell (18 kills), Nicole Perri (16), Carolyn Bockrath (15), Amber Clay (nine) and Rachel Gearon (nine). Read More


  • Command Channel 8/23

    For the week of  Oct 30-Nov 6

    Army Newswatch
    Thursday, Friday and Monday through Nov. 6th
    8:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Read More


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