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  • Train like you fight—CFT integrates computer simulators, live-fire field craft with the Call for Fire trainer

     For the first time in Cadet Summer Training history, cadets trained with the Army’s virtual Call for Fire computer simulator within a field environment. CST provides the opportunity to call for and adjust live indirect fire rounds from various indirect fire platforms, however before they call for live rounds, cadets spend time in a fully immersive call for fire simulator. This system is the same one used by Soldiers in the force to train and certify forward observers. Courtesy Photo

    For the first time in Cadet Summer Training history, cadets trained with the Army’s virtual Call for Fire computer simulator within a field environment.
    CST provides the opportunity to call for and adjust live indirect fire rounds from various indirect fire platforms. However, before they call for live rounds, cadets are spending time in a fully immersive call for fire simulator.
    This system is the same one used by Soldiers in the force to train and certify forward observers.
    Sgt. 1st Class Cesilio Martinez and Capt. Ryan Scott, both instructors in DMI, installed the simulator in an existing range building, but added to the realism by equipping the room with features of an actual observation post—camouflage netting, sand bags and bunkers, which provide the feel of a real observation post overlooking a target area. Read More



Sports

  • Rosoff, Burggraaf named ACBA/Rawlings All-Region team

     Newly commissioned 2nd Lt. Jon Rosoff and rising senior Daniel Burggraaf from the Army West Point Baseball team were selected to the 2018 American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings NCAA Div. I All-Region team June 14. Photo provided by Army Athletic Communications

    Two cadet-athletes from the Army West Point Baseball team were selected to the 2018 American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings NCAA Div. I All-Region team June 14.
    The teams are voted on by members of the American Baseball Coaches Association and the process is led by the ABCA NCAA Div. I All-America Committee.
    Newly commissioned 2nd Lt. Jon Rosoff and rising senior Daniel Burggraaf were honored after being named to the first and second team, respectively, for the Northeast Region.
    Rosoff and Burggraaf are the first two Black Knights selected to the all-region teams since the 2015 season when right-handed pitcher Alex Robinett was tabbed to the first team.
    Rosoff, who was named the Patriot League Player of the Year while also garnering his second-straight All-Patriot League First Team praise, led the conference with 47 runs batted in. Read More



Leisure

Extra!

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

     Dean of the Academic Board Brig. Gen. Cindy Jebb hosted her first session of the “Dean’s Book Club” at the West Point Club, Oct. 6. From Oct. 6 -23, participants have the opportunity to read and discuss “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot.

    The U.S. Military Academy’s Dean of the Academic Board Brig. Gen. Cindy Jebb hosted her first session of the “Dean’s Book Club” at the West Point Club, Oct. 6.

    From Oct. 6-23, participants have the opportunity to read and discuss “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot.

    The book delves into the impact that Henrietta Lacks’ cells, known around the world as “HeLa cells,” have had in science throughout the last 60-plus years, as well as the ethical and scientific implications of human cell research.

    “The history of Henrietta Lacks and the HeLa cells raises important issues regarding science, ethics, race and class,” Skloot says in the introduction of her book. “I’ve done my best to present them clearly within the narrative of the Lacks story… There is much more to say on all the issues, but that is beyond the scope of this book, so I will leave it for the scholars and experts in the field to address.”

    The Dean’s Book Club consists of three sessions—each of which highlights a different interdisciplinary topic that is discussed in the book. Read More



 

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