News

  • AFAP seeks to improve quality of life at West Point

    Community members represented West Point Middle School and O’Neill High School and gathered Nov. 6 to conduct a Teen AFAP meeting which resulted in several issues being prioritized and addressed at the annual AFAP Conference.

    Community members representing the West Point community’s demographic groups (including Soldiers, civilian employees, retirees and family members) participated in the West Point Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) Conference in November.

    Delegates reviewed 11 issues that were submitted by community members prior to the AFAP Conference. The six issues prioritized for adoption into the AFAP process for this year were:

    • Priority Placement Waiver for Military Spouses: Military Spouse Priority Placement Program eligibility window becomes a limitation because it does not allow for the necessary time for background checks and other administrative requirements to be done before the expiration of the eligibility period.

    The 24-month period of eligibility expires regardless of whether or not the administrative process is completed.

    • Full-time Better Opportunity of Single Soldiers (BOSS) president: West Point does not have a full time BOSS president like most other Army installations. Read More



Sports

  • Club Hockey bests Navy, 8-2, in Royal Cup

    Junior Thane Heller netted a hat trick and four other players scored as the Inline Hockey Club defeated Navy, 8-2, on the ice at Santander Arena in Reading, Pennsylvania, Nov. 22.

    The Reading Royals, a minor league affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, hosted the American Collegiate Hockey Association league game as part of their military appreciation night.

    The Royals, members of the East Coast Hockey League, billed the game as the inaugural Royal Cup and have already begun arrangements to host a second meeting between the academy rivals next fall.

    The crowd of nearly 3,000 fans, many of them military veterans, watched the West Point team improve to 11-5 overall and 10-1 against league competition.

    Although the score remained close through 40 minutes, the cadets carried a 4-2 lead and a heavy advantage in possession into the second intermission. Read More



Leisure

  • Command Channel 8/23

    For the week of  Dec 11-18

    Army Newswatch
    Thursday, Friday and Monday-Dec. 18
    8:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m Read More



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