Hard work ahead for approximately 1,200 new cadetsUnder the watchful eye of the upperclass cadets such as Class of 2015 Cadet Amy Saxton, the Task Force Walker sergeant major, the new cadets soak up new knowledge from their New Cadet Handbook during R-Day July 2. Photo by John Pellino/DPTMS/VI
More than 1,200 new cadets passed through Reception Day July 2 out of a pool of 16,000 applicants. Included in the Class of 2018 are 263 women, or more than 22 percent of the class, which is more than any class since women were admitted in 1976, 400 minorities, 14 international cadets and 17 combat veterans.
The class includes cadets from every state in the nation and representatives from Bulgaria, Cameroon, Mongolia, Pakistan, South Korea and Taiwan to name a few.
New cadets began the day at 6 a.m. at Eisenhower Hall for a four-minute briefing culminating in a 60-second goodbye. The 60-second goodbye is new this year and replaced the traditional 90-second goodbyes of previous years.
After the briefing, new cadets were transported to Thayer Hall for inprocessing, obtaining military clothing, medical evaluations, fitness evaluations, taking the oath of allegiance and receiving the all-important New Cadet Handbook, often called the Knowledge Book. Read More
Posted on July 9th, 2014 7:06 pm
West Point Summer Softball League
The regular season schedule started Monday. Check the Pointer View throughout the summer for standings and photos. Read More
Posted on June 4th, 2014 8:44 pm
Command Channel 8/23
For the week of July 10-17
Thursday, Friday and Monday through July 17th
8:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Read More
Posted on July 9th, 2014 10:00 am
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