• Van de Wall named Rhodes Scholar

     Class of 2020 Cadet Daine Van de Wall was the only U.S. service academy recipient among the 32 U.S. Rhodes Scholarship awardees.  File photo

    WEST POINT, N.Y.—Class of 2020 Cadet Daine Van de Wall of West Friendship, Maryland, was the only U.S. service academy recipient among the 32 U.S. Rhodes Scholarship awardees named Saturday.
    Van de Wall is a systems and decisions science major, the brigade commander, a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and the Company H-4 Sandhurst team.
    He successfully graduated from Army Airborne School and the U.S. Army Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape School, as well as participated in a semester exchange at the U.S. Naval Academy.
    While at Oxford he intends to earn a Master of Philosophy in international relations.
    Van de Wall will commission as an Infantry officer and combine his military background with his interests in conflict studies to help shape U.S. Read More


  • Men’s Basketball tops Marist in overtime thriller

     The Army West Point men’s basketball team celebrates after senior guard Tommy Funk scored the tying basket with 11 seconds left to send the game into overtime against Marist Saturday in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. The Black Knights would go on to defeat the Red Foxes, 66-64, in overtime. Photo by Army Athletic Communications

    The Army West Point men’s basketball team trailed Hudson Valley Region foe Marist by five with under 30 seconds remaining in regulation, but managed to rally and defeat the Red Foxes, 66-64, in overtime Saturday in Poughkeepsie, New York.
    Marist’s Braden Bell knocked down a trey with 31 seconds remaining in regulation to the give the Red Foxes the 62-57 advantage. Junior guard Lonnie Grayson answered back almost immediately after, connecting on a 3-ball of his own to cut Marist’s lead back to two.
    The Cadets then forced a jump ball on the ensuing inbound play to regain possession, before senior guard Tommy Funk hit a layup with 11 seconds left to tie the game and send it to overtime.
    The Black Knights had four members reach double-figures. Read More


  • KACH recognizes volunteers

    On June 21, Keller Army Community Hospital recognized the Red Cross volunteers who provided assistance in six different medical departments and the front desk. The 20 volunteers provided an average of 208 volunteer hours per month, and more than 2,500 hours per year. The citation they received reads: “In recognition of the unwavering contributions you make daily in support of Keller Army Community Hospital and the West Point community. Your continuous support and willingness to devote your time has positively impacted the lives of the staff, America’s service members and their families. Your commitment to the American Red Cross volunteer program displays the true meaning of volunteerism and has been a critical contributing factor to the high level of customer service and clinical support provided by the hospital. Read More


  • The Dean’s Book Club: “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”