• Sandhurst exemplifies military excellence, warrior spirit of future officers

    Fifty-seven teams representing U.S. and international military academies and ROTC programs put months of preparation and training to the test during the 48th annual Sandhurst Military Skills Competition April 11-12 at West Point, hosted by the U.S. Military Academy’s Department of Military Instruction. Members of the winning Company H-3 team work together at the DMI Challenge, the last event at Sandhurst.  Mike Strasser/PV

    The foundation for which the annual Sandhurst Competition is built upon—the four priorities determined by the Department of Military Instruction—begins with leader development.

    That was evident long before the competition began. All 36 teams in the Corps of Cadets were responsible for their own training, with the team captains in charge of executing a safe but rigorous regimen throughout a somewhat brutal winter. The Sandhurst cadet command team provided the necessary logistical and operational support to make that training happen, in addition to the 300 cadets who assisted in running the two-day competition.

    The preparation proved its worth for the Corps and, really, all 57 teams participating at the 48th annual Sandhurst Military Skills Competition. The new scoring system employed a gold, silver and bronze standard defined by mastery of basic officer tasks, proficiency and entry level understanding, respectively. Read More


  • Army powers past Navy, wins sixth straight “Star”

    Sophomore attackman Connor Cook (#77) records his second hat trick of the season by scoring three goals and adding three assists for a career-high six points in Army’s 14-7 win over Navy April 12 at Michie Stadium. With the win, the Black Knights earn their sixth consecutive “Star” versus Navy, which is the best win streak for Army against the Midshipmen in the rivalry’s history. Army now holds the second seed and a first-round bye in the upcoming Patriot League, which takes place at top-ranked Loyola April 25 and 27 in Baltimore.   Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Fincham/USMA PAO

    Balanced scoring and a staunch defense propelled 18th-ranked Army to a 14-7 win over service academy rival Navy in front of a record crowd of 10,774 spectators April 12 at Michie Stadium.

    The rivalry played out live on CBS Sports Network, as the Black Knights extended their current win streak to four games, defeated Navy for an unprecedented sixth game in a row to secure the annual “Star,” and sent the Class of 2014 out with a victory on Senior Day.

    Nine different Army (8-3, 6-1 Patriot League) players scored goals in the victory, which clinched the second seed and Patriot League Tournament first-round bye for the Black Knights with one regular-season Patriot League game remaining.

    Army travels to Colgate for 7 p.m. Read More


  • Command Channel 8/23

    For the week of April 17-24

    Army Newswatch
    Thursday, Friday and Monday through April 24
    8:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Read More


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