News and Features

  • AIR ASSAULT!

    Cadets and Soldiers partake in Air Assault School I, first of three sessions, at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point May 21-June 6. Dozens of cadets and Soldiers participated in the grueling two-week course to attempt to earn the coveted Air Assault badge. U.S. Military Academy cadets maneuver down a rappel tower as part of Air Assault training. U.S. Military Academy cadets rappel out of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during Air Assault training. Instructors from The Sabalauski Air Assault School from Fort Campbell, Ky., provide the guidance to earn the coveted Air Assault wings. Read More

  • Cadet passes following injury in training accident

    WEST POINT, N.Y.—Class of 2020 Cadet Christopher J. Morgan died due to injuries sustained from a military vehicle accident in the U.S. Military Academy’s training area.
    “Cadet Morgan was a valued member of the Corps of Cadets and will be missed by all. The entire community is ensuring that our cadets are being cared for physically, emotionally and spiritually,” Lt. Gen. Darryl A. Williams, U. S. Military Academy superintendent, said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the Morgan family.”
    Morgan, 22, of West Orange, New Jersey, passed away at the scene of the accident. He was a Law and Legal Studies major, and a recruited athlete who was a standout member of the Army Wrestling team.
    “We are devastated by the news of Chris’ passing. Read More

  • Audie Murphy Club welcomes new members

    For demonstrating dedicated leadership and exemplary professionalism as non commissioned officers, five NCOs performed the standards required and earned the Sgt. Audie Murphy Award and entered the distinguished member club May 22 at the Haig Room.  Sgt. 1st Class Alin Mesidor receives his award from West Point Superintendent Lt. Gen. Darryl A. Williams. Read More

  • DPW conducts water main installation on Merritt Road

    WEST POINT, N.Y.—The Department of Public Works has closed Merritt Road to conduct new water main installation. The process will be completed in three phases with an anticipated completion time of the end of September.
    Due to tuberculation, a buildup of minerals in the water distribution system, old pipes will be removed to prevent corrosion and remove sediments from the distribution system.
    The first phase will take approximately six weeks to complete and will take place on Merritt Road from Catholic Chapel Service Road to Connor Road.
    The second phase will occur on Merritt Road from Connor Road to Buckner Hill Road, and the third phase will occur on Merritt Road from Buckner Hill Road to Alexandria Place.
    During this water system upgrade, residents are expected to experience only one day of water turn-off after the third phase to reset the new system. Read More

  • Strong Beginnings celebrates 36 graduates

    Thirty-six 4- and 5-year-old children from the West Point Strong Beginnings Pre-Kindergarten class graduated June 7 at the Child and Youth Services Center, Building 500. During their graduation ceremony, they performed two songs for their family members and audience to include, “The World is a Rainbow” and “Proud to be an American.”  The children received their diplomas, made artwork that was on display for all to see, personally decorated their own graduation hats and saw themselves on a video display. Read More

  • R-Day Rehearsal volunteers needed

    Reception Day, or R-Day, is an annual event held at the U.S. Military Academy to receive more than 1,200 incoming cadet candidates to West Point. This process starts Cadet Basic Training and leads the new cadets on a road to becoming members of the Corps of Cadets.
    Each summer, the cadet leadership must rehearse this complex process that transforms mostly 1,200 civilians into new cadets. The Corps of Cadets needs volunteers from the community to help rehearse and go through the process as if they were arriving on R-Day.
    If you are 12 years of age or older and in good health, please sign up and spend a Friday morning at West Point to be part of a storied tradition and help the Corps of Cadets prepare for this historic event. Read More

  • June 12, 1919: The arrival of Douglas MacArthur as Supe

    The Centennial of the Great War was recognized and commemorated during the last two years with the grand finale of the re-dedication of Pershing Barracks at West Point.
    It was a great moment to remember both the man, General of the Armies John J. Pershing, USMA Class of 1886, and the Great War that the United States entered rather late to help the Allies defeat the Central Powers led by Imperial Germany.
    As celebratory as this local event was last fall, few people  associated with the U.S. Military Academy today realize the utter chaos and confusion that permeated the academic halls, cadet barracks and the general community of West Point in November 1918, that continued through the spring of 1919.
    In roughly 18 months, April 1917 to November 1918, the War Department in Washington D.C., ordered the accelerated graduation of five classes and a change of the four-year curriculum to two years. Read More

  • A great year for West Point Girl Scouts

    The Girl Scouts of Brownie Troop Service Unit 222 at West Point during World Thinking Day, as the girls selected and presented information about different countries, such as Scotland. A bridging ceremony with the Junior Troop that earned its end of year pin. The Cadette Troop volunteering at the SCPA, which is part of its Silver Award Project, the second highest Girl Scout Award. This has been an ongoing service project this year. Read More

  • West Point Band presents Army Birthday celebration

    The West Point Band will continue its “Music under the Stars” concert series with a performance in honor of the 244th Army Birthday at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Trophy Point Amphitheater at West Point.
    Audiences are welcome to bring picnics, visit the beautiful and historic grounds at the U.S. Military Academy, and enjoy scenic Hudson River views at sunset.
    This concert is free and open to all. Please RSVP by visiting westpointband.eventbrite.com. Registering for this event allows us to send you upto-date concert information.
    The band’s Commander, Lt. Col. Tod Addison, along with Associate Bandmaster Chief Warrant Officer 2 Charles A. Doswell, will take to the podium and lead the band in an exciting program entitled “March Along, Sing Our Song,” which will commemorate the Army’s 244 years of selfless service to the nation. Read More

  • Exchange Shoppers Can Enjoy Special Savings June 14 in Honor of the Army’s Birthday

    On Friday, the United States Army turns 244 years old, and the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is celebrating by offering exclusive one-day savings.
    Soldiers, Airmen and military families can:
    • Save 10 cents on every gallon of gas with their MILITARY STAR® card at Exchange fuel locations.
    • Save 15 percent at Exchange restaurants with MILITARY STAR.
    • Save $10 on a purchase of $25 or more from any Exchange mall vendor with MILITARY STAR. The coupon required for this offer can be found at the customer service desk.
    • Save 20 percent on select tactical gear Friday through June 20. Plus save an extra 5 percent with MILITARY STAR on select tactical gear exclusively at ShopMyExchange.com, valid Friday and Saturday. Read More

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