News and Features

  • Futures Command CG visits West Point, views research

    Col. John Hartke, Department of Physics and Nuclear Engineering head, talks to Gen. John M. Murray, commanding general of Army Futures Command, about research being done in the department during a tour of West Point Feb. 3. Murray and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Crosby, Army Futures Command  command sergeant major, tour the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department Robotics Research Center and Cyber Research Center labs at West Point. Read More

  • Cadets research bioprinting to improve Soldier care in the future

    When Lt. Col. Jason Barnhill traveled to Africa last summer, he took with him not only the normal gear of an Army officer, but also a 3D printer.
    Barnhill, who is the life science program director at the U.S. Military Academy, traveled to Africa to study how 3D printers could be used for field medical care. Barnhill’s printer was not set up to print objects made out of plastics as the printers are frequently known for. Instead, his printer makes bioprinted items that could one day be used to save Soldiers injured in combat.
    The 3D bioprinting research has not reached the point where a printed organ or meniscus can be implanted into the body, but Barnhill and a team of cadets are working to advance the research in the field. Read More

  • West Point Tax Center is now open for business

    The West Point Tax Center is now open for business and accepts drop-offs from eligible patrons until the end of March.
    The Tax Center will operate out of Building 606, fourth floor. The Tax Center staff encourages you to come in as soon as you have all of your tax documents, as it anticipates a large volume of tax returns in March.
    For answers to the some of the most commonly asked questions, see below.

    What are the hours of operation?
    • The hours of operation are 8 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

    Where is the Tax Center Located?
    • Building 606, fourth floor. Please follow signs for drop-off and pick-up.

    Who is eligible for services?
    • All cadets and cadet candidates;
    • All military personnel who return from combat zones during the 2020 filing season and qualify for combat zone filing extensions;
    • Gold Star families; and
    • Active duty personnel, retirees and dependents who meet all of the following qualifications:
    a. Read More

  • Gates, Chiarelli speak as part of Class of ‘52 Lecture Series

    The Department of Social Sciences hosts the Class of ‘52 Lecture Series featuring a conversation between former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates , and retired Gen. Peter Chiarelli on Monday at Robinson Auditorium. Gates and Chiarelli spoke to cadets, staff and faculty during the lecture. Read More

  • Salute to FDR

    HYDE PARK, N.Y.—U.S. Military Academy Dean of the Academic Board, Brig. Gen. Cindy R. Jebb, salutes President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s grave with the U.S. Corps of Cadets 3rd Regimental Staff and Color Guard. The event was in commemoration of Roosevelt’s 138th birthday Jan. 30 in the Rose Garden at the Roosevelt Estate. (Left) Jebb places the Presidential Wreath.  Members of the Military Police Honor Guard execute a 21-gun salute. Read More

  • Army wrestling honors Morgan on senior night

    The 19th-ranked Army West Point wrestling team fell to 11th-ranked Lehigh Friday night by a score of 24-9. Freshman Andrew Wert Jr. (133 pounds), freshman Logan Brown (141 pounds) and senior Cael McCormick (165 pounds) each picked up wins for the Black Knights.
    Army’s senior night match took place at West Orange High School in West Orange, New Jersey, to honor the late Black Knights’ wrestler, C.J. Morgan.
    Morgan, originally of West Orange, passed away last summer due to injuries sustained from a military vehicle accident in the U.S. Military Academy’s training area. He was a Law and Legal Studies major and a recruited athlete who was a standout member of the Army wrestling team.
    Morgan had a 28-22 career record competing at 184 and 197 pounds for Army. Read More

  • West Point’s first deer season under antler point restriction program

    In 2019, the West Point Garrison initiated a five-year experiment altering the deer management program on the reservation. In October, a group of hunters petitioned the garrison commander to implement a new management tool aimed at the preservation of yearling bucks.
    The hunters were interested in implementing an Antler Point Restriction (APR) with the goal of increasing the number of bucks that reach the 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 age group.  The proposed new rule would prohibit hunters from taking any bucks with less than three, one inch points on at least one antler.
    There were a few questions associated with this rule: What is the actual population and demographics of the herd? Will the rule achieve its goals?  How do we serve hunters who value the hunting experience differently from those seeking a trophy deer? Read More

  • West Point Tax Center is now open for business

    The West Point Tax Center is now open for business and accepts drop-offs from eligible patrons until the end of March.
    The Tax Center will operate out of Building 606, fourth floor. The Tax Center staff encourages you to come in as soon as you have all of your tax documents, as it anticipates a large volume of tax returns in March.
    For answers to the some of the most commonly asked questions, see below.

    What are the hours of operation?
    • The hours of operation are 8 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

    Where is the Tax Center Located?
    • Building 606, fourth floor. Please follow signs for drop-off and pick-up.

    Who is eligible for services?
    • All cadets and cadet candidates;
    • All military personnel who return from combat zones during the 2020 filing season and qualify for combat zone filing extensions;
    • Gold Star families; and
    • Active duty personnel, retirees and dependents who meet all of the following qualifications:
    a. Read More

  • New Sgt. Audie Murphy inductees

    Sgt. 1st Class Eric Engstrom, Sgt. 1st Class Jacob Miller and Sgt. 1st Class Avihay Schwartz were welcomed as the newest members to the West Point Sgt. Audie Murphy Club during an induction ceremony Jan. 24 in the Haig Room.  The West Point Band’s Command Sgt. Maj. James Mullins was an honorary inductee and received his certificate from U.S. Military Academy Command Sgt. Maj. Jack Love.  Love speaks the new inductees and all the members of the West Point Sgt. Audie Murphy Club. Read More

  • CYS Fine Arts Festival

    Students at West Point Child and Youth Services have been learning and practicing art skills and techniques since October. Noting their interest in Japanese Animation, art instructor Nicole Lewis encouraged them to work on a range of art projects to display at their anime-themed art show, “The CYS Fines Arts Festival,” Jan. 30 at the CYS Youth Center. Lidia Diaz shows off one of her drawings. “My friend Alicia asked me to draw something with Shrek, but to incorporate an anime theme, so that’s how Anime Shrek was created,” Diaz said.  Ilona Diaz drew Turnip Head from Howl’s Moving Castle. “I like working with pencils a lot,” she said. “I don’t like coloring, but I like working with pastels and watercolors and stuff like that.” Read More

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