• After 20 years, grad still enjoys marching with new cadets

     Members of the U.S. Military Academy Class of 2023 completed their final challenge of Cadet Basic Training by conducting a 12-mile road march from Camp Buckner Monday. They were joined by the cadet cadre,  USMA leadership, staff, faculty and members of the Long Gray Line, including 87-year-old and USMA Class of 1958 graduate Wallace Ward. Ward has been involved in March Back for the last 20 years since its inception for grads to march with the new cadets on their final journey to becoming plebes.

    In 20 years of March Backs, Wallace Ward has seen it all.
    In the beginning, the march was 15 miles, now 20 years later it is only 12. Over the years it has moved from taking place in the middle of the night to starting in the morning. There has been rain and thunderstorms that soaked and threatened the marchers. There was a hamstring injury that slowed him down but couldn’t stop him.
    No matter the obstacle, the distance or the weather, since members of the Long Gray Line were invited to the March Back 20 years ago Wallace Ward has completed every single one.
    This year as he stepped off from Camp Buckner before dawn with India Company, Ward, who graduated from the U.S. Read More


  • First scrimmage of fall camp in the books

    The Army West Point Football team got to take a break from the practice field for its first scrimmage of fall camp Aug. 10 at Michie Stadium. Highlights from the day were freshman Izzy Akojie recording a forced fumble and recovery as well as an interception. Freshman Maurice Bellan, sophomore Kevin Hamilton, freshman Jemel Jones Jr. and freshman Steven Migut all found their way into the end zone during the scrimmage. Special teams was also strong as freshmen Cole Talley and Andrew Bagley converted on a field goal and multiple PATs, respectively. Army had Sunday off from practice but resumed things again Monday as it gets prepared for the season opener against Rice Aug. 30. Read More


  • KACH recognizes volunteers

    On June 21, Keller Army Community Hospital recognized the Red Cross volunteers who provided assistance in six different medical departments and the front desk. The 20 volunteers provided an average of 208 volunteer hours per month, and more than 2,500 hours per year. The citation they received reads: “In recognition of the unwavering contributions you make daily in support of Keller Army Community Hospital and the West Point community. Your continuous support and willingness to devote your time has positively impacted the lives of the staff, America’s service members and their families. Your commitment to the American Red Cross volunteer program displays the true meaning of volunteerism and has been a critical contributing factor to the high level of customer service and clinical support provided by the hospital. Read More


  • The Dean’s Book Club: “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”