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West Point honors Native American Indian heritage with virtual observance

The West Point Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Equal Opportunity hosted a National American Indian Heritage Month virtual observance Nov. 19 to recognize American Indians for their respect for natural resources and the Earth, and for their many distinct and important contributions to the United States. ...

The Power of Awareness, the Strength to Lead the Future: Willink lectures cadets through virtual interview

How do a leaders know when they’ve made the right choice before the results prove them right? What does it take to effectively lead Soldiers, or to make a decision you know is right even when detractors say otherwise? For cadets at the U.S. Military Academy, these are questions that typically arise as the years go by and as cadets steadily reach the end of their tenure at the academy and prepare for big Army. ...

Upholding the Warrior Spirit: Class of 2021 Cadets White and Guffey receive Hal Moore Award 

With the U.S. Military Academy offering a multitude of physical education courses, cadets are exposed to various challenges that test their heart and merit in the face of adversity. Whether a cadet chooses to engage in wrestling, boxing, or combatives, each course is designed to push them to their limit or surpass the limit itself. ...

Cadet News

Cadet companies battle elements for 12 open spots for Spring Sandhurst

Blustery, chilly, frozen conditions with snowflakes occasionally falling from the sky welcomed the cadet teams preparing for the onslaught of tasks that came with earning the right to get to the spring Sandhurst Competition. The Fall Sandhurst Competition on Friday and Saturday was a battle among 39 teams, including all 36 cadet companies, two brigade teams and one U.S. Military Academy Preparatory School team around West Point and the USMA training areas. The competition determined which 12 teams would earn the USMA spots in the annual Sandhurst Military Skills Competition that takes place at USMA in the spring. ...

Cadets take part in first virtual LEADS event

For one who wishes to become an officer in the Army, the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), the U.S. Military Academy or Officer Candidate School are the usual options to consider. However, how does one become inspired to make that life-changing decision?  ...

Meyer receives the Nininger Award for valor at arms

Maj. John Meyer, the Officer Chief Legislative Liaison (OCLL) at the Pentagon, remembered, in 2007, when the rugged, mountainous Afghanistan valley, near Kunar Province, awoke to the sounds of small arms fire and rocket propulsion grenade explosions setting the picturesque scene ablaze.  ...

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West Point Cadets return to class in a myriad of ways

Standing in front of his class in Bartlett Hall, Lt. Col. Corey James begins to write a chemistry equation on the board. He has already gone...

Cadets learn to be resilient during two-week course

When describing the Master Resiliency Training course that he and 41 of his fellow cadets took over a recent two-week period, Class of 2021...

West Point cadets conduct new Army Rifle Qualification Test

As the first target pops up during the new Army Rifle Qualification Test, the U.S. Military Academy cadets taking part fire one round each...

Community News

‘Never Forget’—Keeping memories alive of those who died on 9/11

“This is our Pearl Harbor. When I went to school, I only knew of Pearl Harbor because it was taught to me in history. This is what 9/11...