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  • West Point Band presents “Don’t Rain On My Parade”

    The West Point Band will continue its Music Under the Stars concert series with a performance titled “Don’t Rain on My Parade” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Trophy Point Amphitheater. This concert of classics will include military marches, concert band masterpieces and Broadway favorites.
    This performance is free and open to all. Please RSVP by visiting westpointband.eventbrite.com. Registering for this event allows us to send you up-to-date concert information, including cancellations. Please note that security requirements to enter West Point have changed. Visit the “Visitor Information” page at home.army.mil/westpoint for more information.
    Rain on your parade? Never! Join the West Point Band for a sun-soaked evening of music and fun at Trophy Point. Perched atop a breathtaking Hudson Valley vista, the world-class musicians of the U.S. Read More

  • Marching toward the end

    U.S. Military Academy Class of 2022 cadets ruck back to West Point Sunday as they complete Cadet Field Training while USMA Class of 2023 cadets march out to Camp Buckner to finish Cadet Basic Training. Read More

  • ACI welcomes extra manpower in the form of ROTC cadets

    The Army Cyber Institute at West Point brought in extra manpower this summer to help it tackle some of the most pressing issues in the cyber field.
    ACI welcomed 40 interns for a three- to four-week program including 36 ROTC cadets and four civilian students.
    This marked the third summer ACI has brought in ROTC cadets as summer interns and the program has grown exponentially each year with only eight taking part the first year and 23 last year.
    “What we get out of it at the Army Cyber Institute is the energy,” Chris Hartley, Deputy Director of ACI, said. “When they came in three weeks ago, they didn’t know any of this stuff. They may have been a mathematician or computer scientist or kinesiologist, but they bring a certain level of energy and newness to it. Read More

  • SGR cadets provide community outreach at food bank

    West Point cadets from the Summer Garrison Regiment volunteered to serve the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley in New Windsor, New York July 20. The cadets spent the morning moving and sorting boxes of donated food that will eventually go on to feed the families that need it most. Volunteering in the greater Hudson Valley area provided SGR cadets with the opportunity to interact with members of the community and continue the mission of serving others. Read More

  • Task Force provides guidance during field artillery maneuvers

    As the explosions died down and the gunpowder started to clear from around the 105mm howitzers, young, excited faces materialized through the smoke. The cadets of U.S. Military Academy’s 2019 Cadet Summer Training had just shot live artillery rounds for the first time.
    Their enthusiasm continued throughout the summer as the Soldiers of Excalibur Battery, Task Force 1-28 Infantry, trained cadets at West Point. Soldiers first introduced rising third-class cadets to the different functional areas of field artillery, where the task force displayed the spectrum of artillery capabilities and explained the role artillery plays in combined arms operations. That was just the beginning of the training, as Excalibur Battery Soldiers then began educating cadets on firing battery operations.
    After watching a demonstration of an emergency fire mission, also known as a hip-shoot, cadets occupied the howitzers and participated in firing live artillery rounds. Read More

  • NYBC wants you to ‘Give the Gift of Life—Give Blood’

    The New York Blood Center (NYBC), with support from Keller Army Community Hospital, will host the West Point Blood Drive Aug. 26-29 at Eisenhower Hall.
    The blood drive will be held from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. each day.
    NYBC is expecting emergency inventory levels to continue through September, and all donations will assist greatly in replenishing the ongoing blood inventory for all types of blood.
    The need for blood (whole blood), platelets, plasma and power red is constant; and summer is an especially challenging time to maintain ample inventories due to the long school vacation period and series of holidays (Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day).
    NYBC must be prepared with an adequate supply to withstand any type of emergency.
    Blood ‘types’ are important when matching a donor and recipient to ensure a safe transfusion. Read More

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  • New cadets relax, meet community members

    Three weeks after saying goodbye to their families and beginning the transition from civilian to cadet, the new cadets in the Class of 2023 were given the chance Sunday to call home and relax for an afternoon.
    The annual New Cadet Visitation Day or Ice Cream Social marks the midway point of Cadet Basic Training at the U.S. Military Academy.
    The members of the Class of 2023 are hosted for an afternoon by members of the West Point community and given the chance to call family and friends, check email and see what they have missed outside the gates of West Point since Reception Day.
    “It kind of rejuvenated me and gave me more of a sense of purpose,” New Cadet Anton Tumaliuan said of the chance to call home. Read More

  • Dean’s faculty leaves classroom behind for field training

    After an academic year spent studying,  cadets at the U.S. Military Academy put down their textbooks and backpacks for the summer and picked up an M4 and a ruck for Cadet Summer Training.
    They are not alone in making the transition from focusing on academics to focusing on military training as members of the dean’s faculty leave behind their classrooms and head out to training areas to help lead summer training and mentor cadets on how to be future platoon leaders.
    “It’s a great opportunity for the officers who work on the academic side to really get involved in the actual Army training,” said Capt. Samuel Herbert, who during the academic year teaches in the Systems Engineering department and during the summer is the officer-in-charge of a live-fire range. Read More

  • What is IPPS-A? A HR single system for all Army components

    The Integrated Personnel and Pay System–Army (IPPS-A) is an online Human Resources (HR) system that will provide integrated personnel, pay and talent management capabilities in a single system to all Army Components for the first time ever. IPPS-A will improve the lives of Soldiers, and their families and how we interact with them by transforming our industrial age personnel systems to a 21st century talent management system. IPPS-A will provide three essential capabilities to the Army while impacting readiness, those capabilities are total force visibility, talent management and auditability.
    IPPS-A will deliver visibility over the entire force and maximize the potential of the Army’s greatest asset, the Soldier, to enhance Army Readiness. It will improve access, timeliness and accuracy (auditability) of personnel and pay information for the Total Army–enabling HR transformation, military pay transition and business process reengineering; integrating more than 30 current systems; eliminating more than 300 interfaces; ensuring secure, consistent processes and data; and meeting required standards. Read More

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