• Out of the Darkness walk brings awareness to suicide

    Many participants, including cadets, cadet candidates, staff and faculty members, were out in full force for the fourth annual Out of the Darkness walk Sept. 16 at West Point. The walk’s intention is to bring awareness to and help prevent suicide by honoring those who have died, educate people how to recognize when someone may be thinking of suicide, and to be there for him or her.  Photos by Kathy Eastwood/PV

    The fourth annual Out of the Darkness walk was hosted Sept. 16 by The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention through the West Point suicide prevention office, which is part of the Army Substance Abuse Program, the Department of Human Resources and the Garrison.

    Garrison Commander Col. Andrew S. Hanson spoke to the group, which also included Gold Star families.

    “September is suicide prevention month, but suicide prevention is an ongoing effort,” Hanson said. “It’s an important event of awareness of how suicide affects families and friends. Twenty-two veterans a day die by suicide. What can you do when life becomes overwhelming? It isn’t helpful when they are told to ‘suck it up.’ That is what we are here for, to be there for someone suffering, to talk to them or to escort them to someone who can help.”

    Participants chose from different colored ‘honor’ beads to wear for the walk in honor of those they lost. Read More


  • Michie Movie Night

    Photo courtesy of Army Athletic Communications

    The Army West Point Football team is set to host the community at Michie Stadium Wednesday, for Michie Movie Knight. Gates open at 5 p.m. and children are invited on the field for various activities with cadet-athletes. The movie, Zootopia, will begin at 7 p.m. Football players will also be on hand to sign autographs before the start of the movie. Fans can bring blankets and enjoy the movie on the videoboard from the field or stands. Food and drinks will not be allowed on the playing surface. Concessions will be available for purchase. Read More



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