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Cadet Publications

About

DCA's Cadet Publications Branch produces the award-winning Howitzer Yearbook and the West Point Bugle Notes, known as the first-year student (or plebe) "Book of Knowledge." Bugle Notes are required reading during Cadet Basic Training (CBT).  With production assistance from cadet staffs, other publications published include a summer training mini yearbook, a literary magazine, a cadet yearly planner and a West Point wall calendar. All are available for purchase.

Contact DCA Publications

  • Howitzer Yearbook 
    • Over 600-page custom designed & award-winning book featuring our graduating class, and showcasing all of our cadets in their company groups, sports, and activities.
    • Firsties and Plebes will automatically receive a yearbook through cadet account charges. Parents will need to order for Yearlings and Cows if they wish to purchase. A limited number of extras are ordered so pre-ordering online is highly recommended.
    • Yearbooks are ordered in spring, produced in the summer/ fall, and delivered in late fall, approximately six months after graduation. All books are shipped home.
    • Online Ordering information, pricing, and link will be available in late March/early April.
    • Parents and Parent Clubs will have the opportunity to place advertisements in the Howitzer Yearbook. Ordering and pricing information will be available in late March/early April and through the West Point Parents Coordinator.
  • Bugle Notes 
    • The “Cadet Bible” and your new cadet’s keepsake training memento from their first summer at West Point. Everything you ever wanted or needed to know about West Point is in this small, custom, hard-bound book.
    • Plebes will automatically receive a copy of Bugle Notes through cadet account charges. Parents may purchase extra copies for themselves as souvenir keepsakes.
    • Ordering information and pricing will be available in late June. Bugle Notes copies will be sold on R-Day, and via mail order after R-Day.
  • West Point Wall Calendar (9x12)
    • The 12-month (January - December) calendar features beautiful cadet and staff photography of West Point and key dates. It is a great keepsake for you or to give as a gift!
    • Online ordering information, pricing, and link will be available in October online at Ikehall.com, or via check. No phone orders.
  • Cadet Planner
    • The Cadet Planner is a resource for cadets and parents alike! It is a 6 X 9 desk planner running from August to August of each academic year, containing holidays, academic key dates, football and show schedules, and includes maps and much information that makes the planner relevant past the expiration of the calendar.
    • Plebes will automatically receive a copy of the cadet planner through cadet account charges. Parents may purchase copies for their upperclass cadets (with on post cadet pick up) or for themselves as resource keepsakes.
    • Ordering information and pricing will be available in late March/early April.
  • Mortar Magazine
    • The Mortar Magazine is a 70-80 page mini-Camp Buckner yearbook chronicling the life and training of your cadets during the summer between Plebe and Yearling years, known as the Camp Buckner experience, including company and platoon photos along with colorful candid depictions of training life and times.
    • Yearlings will automatically receive a copy of the Mortar Magazine through cadet account charges. Parents may purchase extra copies for themselves as resource keepsakes.
    • Ordering information and pricing will be available in April.
  • Circle in the Spiral Literary Magazine
    • The Circle in the Spiral is our cadet literary magazine, published annually through the spring, featuring original artwork, photographs, poetry, narratives, and more all authored by cadets!
    • Ordering information and pricing will be available in late April.

 

Frequently Asked Questions


Make checks payable to:
Cadet Activities Fund
 

Send order forms to:
Cadet Publications
655 Pitcher Road
Eisenhower Hall
West Point, NY 10996
 

Phone Number:
845-938-2780 or 845-938-7989