News and Features

  • Weathering winter: Preparedness is key

    By Thomas Slater
    Emergency Preparedness Specialist, Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security

    Peggy, Quade, Roland and Shirley are among this season’s 26 winter storm names selected by the Weather Channel. There were 24 named storms last season. Winter is on its way, and the Hudson Valley will soon experience the season’s harsh conditions.
    Accumulated snow and ice can create treacherous conditions and generate concern for the health and safety of all persons on West Point. So it’s instructive to know how decisions are made that may impact installation operations, what impact these decisions have on the workforce and the West Point community, and where to find information on our local road conditions and closures or delays.
    The Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security has the responsibility to monitor weather conditions and, with the assistance of other support organizations, provide the garrison commander information and advice to help keep you and the entire West Point community safe. Read More

  • Virtual Benefits Fair

    Health Benefits Week, Season is ongoing

    The West Point Virtual Health Benefits Week is ongoing through Friday. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the annual in-person Health Benefits Fair at Eisenhower Hall for civilians during the benefits open season is not being held this year. Instead, in coordination with health providers, individuals can attend webinars, virtual seminars and one-on-one virtual meetings by appointment available to the West Point workforce during open season. The Health Benefits Open Season runs through Dec. 14 Read More

  • Army museum opens as place to tell Soldier stories

    By Joseph Lacdan
    Army News Service

    FORT BELVOIR, Va.—The National Museum of the U.S. Army celebrated its grand opening on an overcast Veterans Day in an empty auditorium on Nov. 11.
    Army leaders paid tribute to the sacrifices of Soldiers during a ceremony that was closed to the public due to pandemic safety restrictions.
    The museum highlights the individual stories of Soldiers, from accounts on the front lines during World Wars I and II to Medal of Honor recipients’ tales of valor. Soldiers’ achievements will be featured in the exhibit halls of this sprawling, 185,000-square-foot building with exhibits and displays that date back to the Army’s inception in 1775.
    “The Army’s history is America’s history,” said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Read More

  • American Education Week: Army Education Center offers many services

    By Hillary Bailey
    Lead Education Services Specialist, Army Continuing Education System

    With American Education Week ongoing through Friday, it’s time to remind everyone that the education counselors at the Army Education Center offer the West Point community a variety of services to cadets, Soldiers, family members, contractors and civilians, ranging from guidance counseling, GI Bill information, utilizing Army Tuition Assistance (TA) and providing scholarship, grant, financial aid and college information.
    The Post 9/11 GI Bill provides education benefits for those who have served on active duty for 90 days or more after September 10, 2001. It can pay up to 100% of in-state college tuition and fees, a monthly housing allowance and up to $1,000 a year for books and supplies, for up to 36 months. Read More

  • Sandhurst Final 12

    After 39 teams, including all 36 cadet companies, two brigade teams and a U.S. Military Academy Preparatory School team, participated in the nine-event 2020 Fall Sandhurst Competition Oct. 30-31, the results are in for the final 12 U.S. Corps of Cadets team spots to represent USMA during the 2021 Spring Sandhurst International Military Skills Competition in April at West Point. The final 12 teams are (listed in order of finish) Companies D-2, F-1, G-3, H-4 (below), E-4, B-4 (right photo), A-4, E-1, D-3, F-2, A-3 and E-3.  Photos by Class of 2022 Cadets Ellington Ward (right) and Nicholas Mackey (next) Read More

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  • No. 25 Army football drops road contest at Tulane, 38-12

    By Rachel Caton
    Army Athletic Communications

    No. 25 Army West Point football fell, 38-12, to the Tulane Green Wave on Saturday afternoon at Yulman Stadium in New Orleans.
    The Green Wave (5-4) jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter, as the Black Knights (6-2) looked to gather some rhythm with senior quarterback Christian Anderson making his first start since the Abilene Christian game on Oct. 3.
    The Black Knights got things going with their first drive of the second quarter. They capped off a 10-play, 77-yard drive with a 10-yard touchdown reception for freshman running back Tyrell Robinson, his second receiving touchdown of the season.
    The extra point attempt by senior kicker Landon Salyers was blocked, however, and it was a 14-6 ballgame. Read More

  • Finish Strong, Stay Healthy … and Stay Vigilant

    The Internal Revenue Service is reporting a new widespread scam, attempting to take advantage of vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    The scam revolves around the $1,200 Economic Impact Payment, which is available to “tax filers with adjusted gross income up to $75,000 for individuals and up to $150,000 for married couples filing joint returns,” according to the IRS website.
    Scammers are sending text messages to individuals to obtain access to key bank account information.
    The text messages are reported to state:
    “You have received a direct deposit of $1,200 from COVID-19 TREAS FUND. Further action is required to accept this payment into your account. Continue here to accept this payment …”
    The text messages provide a link that sends the individual to a fake IRS Get My Payment website. Read More

  • Weathering winter: Preparedness is key

    By Thomas Slater
    Emergency Preparedness Specialist, Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security

    Peggy, Quade, Roland and Shirley are among this season’s 26 winter storm names selected by the Weather Channel. There were 24 named storms last season. Winter is on its way, and the Hudson Valley will soon experience the season’s harsh conditions.
    Accumulated snow and ice can create treacherous conditions and generate concern for the health and safety of all persons on West Point. So it’s instructive to know how decisions are made that may impact installation operations, what impact these decisions have on the workforce and the West Point community, and where to find information on our local road conditions and closures or delays.
    The Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security has the responsibility to monitor weather conditions and, with the assistance of other support organizations, provide the garrison commander information and advice to help keep you and the entire West Point community safe. Read More

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