Chaney earns 2016 Nininger Award for heroism in IraqMaj. Matt Chaney speaks to the audience after receiving the 2016 2nd Lt. Alexander R. Nininger Award for Valor of Arms Medallion Sept. 22 at the Cadet Mess Hall. Photo by John Pellino/DPTMS VID
The presentation of the 2016 Alexander R. Nininger Award for Valor of Arms took place on Sept. 22 at the Cadet Mess Hall. The award, named after 2nd Lt. Alexander R. Nininger, is given to a U.S. Military Academy graduate who has demonstrated exemplary heroic action in battle.
Nininger was killed in action during the Battle of Bataan in January 1942, less than a year following his commissioning from the Academy.
After defeating several enemy groups and going above and beyond the call of duty, Nininger was struck down.
Following his death, he became the first American Soldier to receive the Medal of Honor during World War II.
This year’s recipient of the Nininger Award was Class of 2001 graduate, Maj. Read More
Posted on September 29th, 2016 9:00 am
Volleyball storms back to defeat Colgate, 3-1Senior outside hitter Olivia Fairfield had six total blocks and 12 kills for a .524 hitting percentage during the Army West Point Volleyball team’s 3-1 win over Colgate Sept. 24 at Gillis Field House. Photo by Eric S. Bartelt/PV
After trailing Colgate 1-0, the Army West Point Volleyball team won the next three sets to clinch the match Sept. 24 at Gillis Field House.
Freshman outside hitter Sydney Morriss was the difference maker in today’s match with a career-high 22 kills and a .500 hitting percentage.
Army Highlights and Match Notes
• Morriss was the difference maker in today’s match with points when it mattered most. The freshman led the match with 22 kills off a .500 hitting percentage.
• Senior outside hitter Olivia Fairfield was also strong for Army on both sides of the ball with six total blocks and 12 kills for a .524 hitting percentage.
• Freshman Allie Strong added 11 kills and seven digs, Amber Clay totaled eight kills and 13 digs and Vanessa Wesley tallied 10 kills. Read More
Posted on September 29th, 2016 12:00 pm
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