News

  • 994 cadets graduate, ready to serve

    Hats tossed, elation ensues - Nearly 1,000 Class of 2015 cadets toss their hats in the air with screams and jumps of joy as they graduated and commissioned May 23 at Michie Stadium. Those who graduated represented approximately 77 percent of the cadets who entered West Point almost four years ago. Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was the commencement speaker for West Point’s 217th graduating class. To see more graduation photos online, visit www.flickr.com/photos/west_point/sets/72157652917283410.   Photo by Eric S. Bartelt/PV

    The 217th West Point graduation took place May 23 at Michie Stadium where 994 cadets ended one journey and began another as they achieved the rank of second lieutenant and will soon embark to their first duty stations as Army officers.

    U.S. Military Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen Jr., spoke about how proud he was of taking the mantle of leadership in the profession of arms.

    Caslen reminded the cadets that their 100-year affiliation class, the Class of 1915, also known as the class the “stars fell on,” featured some of the greatest leaders in American history—including two five-star generals, President Dwight Eisenhower and Gen. Omar Bradley.

    “Out of the class of 164 in the Class of 1915, 59 would attain the rank of general, the most of any class in West Point history,” Caslen said. Read More



Sports

  • Boldt, Taylor named AAA Award winners

    Army West Point Men’s Soccer standout Winston Boldt earned the best male athlete Athletic Association Award May 22 during the annual Awards Convocation at Eisenhower Hall. Boldt shakes Dean of the Academic Board Brig. Gen. Timothy E. Trainor’s hand after graduation May 23.  Photo by Eric S. Bartelt/PV

    Army West Point Men’s Soccer standout Winston Boldt and Women’s Tennis star Elle Taylor were recipients of the academy’s highest athletic honor May 22 when they were presented with the Army Athletic Association Award during the annual Awards Convocation at Eisenhower Hall.

    The trophy is awarded annually to the male and female cadet-athletes who display the “most valuable service to intercollegiate athletics during a career as a cadet.”

    This year marks the 111th anniversary of the AAA Award, which was first presented to football player Horatio Hackett in 1904.

    Boldt becomes the fourth men’s soccer player to draw the honor and the first since Dan Scioletti received it in 1971. Taylor is the third member of the women’s tennis program to land the award and becomes the first since Marissa Limsiaco in 2005. Read More



Leisure

  • Command Channel 8/23

    For the week of May 28-June 4

    Army Newswatch
    Thursday, Friday and Monday-June 4
    8:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Read More



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