News

  • Class of 2021 March Back: New Cadets end one journey, begin another

    The U.S. Military Academy Class of 2021 completed their 12-mile March Back from Camp Buckner to West Point Monday.  In addition to the Class of 2021 new cadets, USMA leadership, cadet cadre, staff, faculty and West Point alumni also marched back.  See Page 3 for story and photos.                                          Photo by Michelle Eberhart/PV

    The Class of 2021 completed their 12-mile March Back from Camp Buckner to the U.S. Military Academy Aug. 14. The March Back is the culminating event for the six weeks of Cadet Basic Training, or “Beast,” for the incoming class of West Point’s newest cadets.

    In addition to new cadets, USMA leadership, cadet cadre, staff, faculty and alumni, all participate in the annual tradition, celebrating the end of summer training and the beginning of the academic year.

    “At the end of the new cadets’ six weeks of Cadet Basic Training, they have a 12-mile ruck, which is the TRADOC standard for the completion of Basic Training,” Class of 2018 Cadet 1st Sgt. Kevin Talty explained. “They do the 12 miles and after that, they’re released and they immediately start the academic year.”

    Throughout Cadet Basic Training, Talty acted as a cadet leader who had the opportunity to watch the new cadets’ transition. Read More



Sports

  • Garrison takes West Point Summer Softball League title

     Garrison takes a team photo after defeating ODIA/AOG 13-3, 16-4 in the West Point Summer Softball League championship series. The photo shows nine of the 13 Garrison players who participated in the final two championship series. Photos by Mady Salvani/AAC

    FINAL PLAYOFF RESULTS:

    * July 31—(Upper backet series) Fourth seeded Stewart Marines defeated fifth seeded DMI/USCC two games to one in a three-game series (Scores: 14-13, 10-15, 16-15 in eight innings.)

    * July 31—(Lower bracket series) Ninth seeded MEDDAC defeated 10th seeded History/Social two games to one in a three-game series. (Scores: 12-8, 3-7, 18-8.)

    * Aug. 1—(Lower bracket series) Sixth seeded ODIA/AOG defeated 9th seeded MEDDAC two games to one in a three-game series. (Scores: 11-1, 9-10, 11-6.)

    * Aug. 1—(Lower bracket series) Eighth seeded Math defeated 11th seeded BS&L/ELDP two games to none in a series sweep. (Scores: 9-6, 8-4)

    * Aug. 2—(Upper bracket series) Second seeded Garrison defeated third seeded CLS two games to none in a series sweep. Read More



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