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  • West Point community samples cadet training

    Aug 11, 2010

    The Department of Military Instruction hosted a marksmanship training event to allow the West Point community to familiarizes themselves with the training that cadets go through during summer training. Participants braved the heat and humidity to get a feel for what the new cadets have experienced during Cadet Basic Training, but with a lot less stress placed on their performances. This is the second year DMI has hosted the event for the community.

  • New iWatch Campaign to enhance awareness at West Point

    Aug 11, 2010

    Military communities worldwide have already initiated antiterrorism awareness training with the recent Active Shooter exercise and the annual antiterrorism training for military and civilians who travel to give them situational awareness to help protect them from becoming victims of terrorist. A new Army-wide antiterrorism effort began Aug. 1 in conjunction with the Army initiative declaring August as Antiterrorism Month. August was selected because of the month's proximity to Sept. 11 when terrorist attacked our country in 2001.

  • Hyde Challenge honors a fallen warrior

    Aug 11, 2010

    More than 1,300 new cadets treked up Mine Torne Hill, scaling rocks and clasping hands to reach the top, thus completing the final mission of the Hyde Challenge. It was a test of their field training and a testament to a West Point warrior who gave his life in service to his country. First Lt. Daniel Hyde, a Class of 2007 graduate, had served as a cadet regimental commander during CBT during his senior year.

  • Huntoon: 'Inspired to serve' Corps of Cadets

    Aug 11, 2010

    Since taking command nearly three weeks ago, Lt. Gen. David Huntoon Jr. has been logging miles around West Point becoming reacquainted with the environment he first encountered as a cadet in 1969.

  • Cadet Basic Training at West Point

    Aug 5, 2010

    More than 1,300 new cadets will march approximately 12 miles from Camp Buckner to the front of Washington Hall at West Point, N.Y., on Aug. 9 to conclude their six-week transformation from civilians to cadets as the Class of 2014. The training has intensified over the past few weeks, first introducing them to cadet life and basic soldiering skills to more in-depth field training, like land navigation, rappelling and first responder medical training.

  • Queen of Beast: West Point cadet takes charge of summer training for Class of 2014

    Aug 5, 2010

    West Point Cadet Brittany Fraser took command of the Cadet Basic Training Regiment for the second phase of summer training, also known as "Beast Barracks." Whereas the first cadre detail was responsible for transforming civilians into West Point cadets, the second detail completes the transformation of cadets into Soldiers, Fraser explained. Upperclass cadets are charged with leading the new cadets through basic soldiering skills like marksmanship training, rappelling and first aid.

  • Double 'TEC,' at Operation River Assault 2010

    Aug 3, 2010

  • Running to heal, remember

    Jul 30, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Wearing blue shirts with "Run To Remember" on the front and names of the brigade's fallen Soldiers on the back, the ladies stretch, socialize, then join hands. One of the wives says a prayer, then closes by reading names of the brigade's 41 fallen service members. It's a reminder to everyone that war comes with a price, and for the wives who lost husbands, it's reassurance that they will not be forgotten.

  • West Point cadets contribute to Army Africa database evolution

    Jul 30, 2010

    As U.S. Army Africa coordinates partnership events with land forces of countries within Africa, they've also partnered with a team of West Point cadets who researched ways to streamline the command's planning process.

  • West Point Cadets rise to the challenge of summer training

    Jul 29, 2010

    Cadet Field Training for the West Point Class of 2013 challenged cadets with numerous skill-testing activities, including the water confidence course, first responder training, land navigation and patrolling.

  • Shadow Warriors showcase Signal Corps to West Point cadets

    Jul 29, 2010

    Soldiers from the 112th Signal Battalion (Special Operations) (Airborne) from Fort Bragg, N.C., were in attendance during summer training at West Point to show cadets that the Signal Corps is more than just radios and a commo check.

  • Network Science Center sends cadets to Sunbelt Conference

    Jul 29, 2010

    The Sunbelt Conference, which took place from June 29-July 4, attracted more than 800 members from academia and industry. Social network analysis is an emerging discipline in the social sciences that focuses on how social relationships interplay with factors such as risky behaviors, employment opportunities and team performance.

  • Radio show tells the West Point story on the go

    Jul 29, 2010

    West Point Association of Graduates has been producing a monthly radio show highlighting what the cadets and graduates have been doing for more than two years now. The West Point Radio program airs the first Wednesday of the month at 5 p.m. EST.

  • Battle on Kwajalein: First foothold in the Pacific

    Jul 28, 2010

    The U.S. Army, Pacific historian's office conducted a virtual staff ride to Kwajalein Atoll July 23 as part of Commanding General Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon's year-long Senior Leadership Development Program. He and the senior staff were whisked back to early February 1944 for the U.S. invasion of the Japanese-held Marshall Islands and the attendant lessons learned.

  • USARPAC Soldier extends his REACH

    Jul 27, 2010

    When most face a drive home to relax at the end of the duty day, Sgt 1st Class Ronnie Russell is just beginning work on his public service volunteer projects. He excels-not just as the U.S. Army, Pacific Contingency Command Post Operations non-commissioned officer - but as a community leader. Russell endeavors outside of his already busy duty day and was recently cited to receive the 2010 Blacks in Government Award from the national organization, Blacks in Government-dedicated to African Americans engaged in public service who promote equality in all aspects of American life, excellence in public service and opportunity for all Americans.

  • Army assessing lighter, contoured batteries for dismounted Soldiers

    Jul 26, 2010

    The U.S. Army is leveraging its annual C4ISR integrated capabilities event at Fort Dix to assess a contoured, rechargeable battery that will allow the Soldier to be more agile in the battlefield.

  • Joint team jumps together in Cambodia

    Jul 23, 2010

    For U.S. Airborne Soldiers, getting the opportunity to jump with airborne forces from other countries is a highly coveted and sought after event. Such was the case for 49 Utah Army National Guard Soldiers from 97th Troop Command, 197th Special Troops Company (Airborne), and 1st Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group who participated in a friendship jump with the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces during Angkor Sentinel 2010; the Global Peace Operation Initiative capstone event, held here at the newly built Training School for Multinational Peacekeeping Forces, July 12 through 30.

  • Multinational peacekeeping operation kicks off in Cambodia

    Jul 19, 2010

    Troops from 10 countries stood with each other on the parade field at the Training School for Multinational Peacekeeping Forces July 17, marking the start of the Angkor Sentinel 2010 field training exercise, co-sponsored with the U.S. Pacific Command, U.S. Army Pacific and the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces in support of the U.N. Global Peacekeeping Operation Initiative.

  • River Assault 2010!

    Jul 19, 2010

  • Combined U.S., Malaysian forces achieve mission success

    Jul 19, 2010

    In an effort to build relations and sharpen U.N.-focused, peace support operational skills, U.S. and Malaysian service members have combined their expertise and talents for an intense, one-week, command post exercise here as part of U.S. Army, Pacific's Keris Strike 2010 exercise.

  • U.S. Army, Pacific LOG leaders assemble, tackle moving matters

    Jul 16, 2010

    The Multinational Interagency Branch that manages the U.S. Army, Pacific's Theater Security Cooperation Program for Logistics continued to connect with Asia-Pacific counterparts last week when Lawrence "Jeff" Mariano, Chief, Multinational Logistics/Interagency Branch and the Operational Sustainment Directorate Chief-G4, Col. Clay Hatcher, hosted officials from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force to conduct the 37th Bilateral Logistics Staff Talks at Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • Kazakhstan trip offers cadets eye-opening cultural experience

    Jul 16, 2010


  • Cadets learn leadership, strong values key to reconciliation process in Rwanda

    Jul 16, 2010

    In June, six cadets from the departments of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership, Law and Social Sciences spent 12 days in Rwanda studying the causes of genocide and actions in the aftermath, as part of an Advanced Individual Academic Development trip titled, "Exploring the Psychological Implications of Conflict and Reconciliation," led by Lt. Col. Diane Ryan, a BS&L assistant professor.

  • West Point cadets, coach visit post

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--They greeted U.S. Military Academy football Coach Rich Ellerson almost as they would a general. A consistent "Hi, coach" came out from the group of West Point football players as they made their way to the Lawton High School track for an early morning workout. Running in the grass; metal and sweat; early morning hours. These all sound consistent with a normal Army day, except these cadets are still in training. They came to Fort Sill to get a taste of what a "normal" Army day is actually like. It's part of Cadet Troop Leader Training, a West Point requirement for cadets going into their junior or senior years.

  • Profile of a Destiny Soldier, CW4 Walter Jones

    Jul 13, 2010

    Profile of a Destiny Soldier

  • Army directs global inspection of armor plates

    Jun 14, 2010

    The Army recently issued a message for all troops and units to inspect their body armor in search of a specific model that was not made according to contract requirements.

  • West Point celebrates Army Birthday June 14

    Jun 14, 2010

    Members of the West Point community celebrated the 235th Army Birthday with two separate events June 14. United Stated Military Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Buster Hagenbeck and Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony Mahoney, West Point's senior non-commissioned officer, placed wreaths on the graves of two former Army Chiefs of Staff - Gen. William C. Westmoreland, USMA Class of 1936 and former academy Superintendent, and Gen. Bernard W. Rogers, USMA Class of 1943 and former Commandant of Cadets with a 21-gun salute and the playing of Taps completing the event. They then headed to the West Point Club to join the rest of the community for the cutting of the Army birthday cake, a streamer ceremony and the singing of the Army Song and Happy Birthday to the Army.

  • Center aids in defeating explosive devices

    Jun 11, 2010

    U.S. Army Pacific's newly established Asia-Pacific Counter - Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) Center provides servicemembers stationed in the Pacific access to cutting-edge training in the fight to defeat improvised explosive devices.

  • Artilleryman recommended for Medal of Honor 147 years later

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--A field artilleryman will be awarded the Medal of Honor 147 years after he fought to the death at the battle of Gettysburg during the Civil War. In February, Secretary of the Army John McHugh recommended the approval of the nation's highest honor for 1st Lt. Alonzo Cushing, Battery A, 4th United States Artillery commander. During the battle of Gettysburg July 3, 1863, in the midst of what is considered by most as the turning point for Union forces in the Civil War, the young artillery officer made the ultimate sacrifice at the Angle during Picket's Charge.

  • Warrior Challenge 2010 tests Soldiers physical, mental strength

    Jun 9, 2010

    The annual, five-day competition, hosted at Schofield Barracks, June 7-11, pushes the Soldiers and NCOs through a variety of challenges, both mental and physical, said Sgt. Maj. Alan S. Hatton, operations sergeant major, USARPAC. The goal of the competition is to find the best, most well-rounded Soldier and NCO in USARPAC.

  • Recognizing The Valor Of A Hero

    Jun 9, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Chief Warrant Officer 4 Patrick Benson has more than the scars on his right leg to show for the air battle he fought while serving in Afghanistan. He now also has an American Legion Valor Award.

  • 101st Combat Aviation Brigade AH-64

    Jun 7, 2010

    Capt. Ryan Murphy and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jon Lauinger, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny AH-64 Apache helicopter pilots fly over the different terrains of Afghanistan May 28, 2010.


    Jun 4, 2010

  • New commanding general slated for 7th Signal Command

    Jun 4, 2010

    Brig. Gen. Lawarren V. Patterson will become the commanding general of 7th Signal Command (Theater), replacing Brig. Gen. Jennifer L. Napper. A date for the change of command ceremony has not yet been set.

  • West Point explores science of camouflage

    Jun 3, 2010

    Over the years, West Point has served as a sort of proving ground for improved camouflage. In the Engineering Psychology program within the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership, faculty and cadets have done their part to advance the science of how not to be seen.

  • Cadets and midshipmen team up to conquer French nautical course

    Jun 2, 2010

    U.S. Army cadets and U.S. Navy midshipmen joined together to complete the French Foreign Legion's Nautical Obstacle Course as part of a teambuilding exercise in Djibouti, May 27, 2010.

  • Freefall plunge with Golden Knights marks Signal Corp's 150th anniversary

    Jun 2, 2010

    Soldiers jump with Golden Knights to commemorate Signal Corp's 150th anniversary.

  • 2010 Sea To Shining Sea

    May 27, 2010

    The multi-service bicycle ride is sponsored by World T.E.A.M. Sports-a non-profit group, whose purpose is to raise awareness of wounded warriors. Riders will participate at different stages across the country, but a corps group of wounded warriors and veterans will ride the entire 4,000 miles.

  • West Point Class of '80 grad reflects on first class of female cadets

    May 26, 2010

    Col. Debra Lewis knows something about firsts. A member of the first class of women to graduate the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Lewis was also the first female U.S. Army Corps of Engineers district commander of Philadelphia and Seattle districts and the first woman to command a USACE district in Iraq in 2006. Lewis returned May 20 for her retirement ceremony, reflecting on a 30-year Army career and those of her time at West Point. The significance of their presence at the academy wasn't fully comprehensible to her back then, Lewis said, but then again, it permeated every facet of their lives.

  • Fort Drum sweeps IMCOM-Northeast Region soldier competition

    May 24, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 24, 2010) -- A team from U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Drum, N.Y., blew into Fort Lee Tuesday and swept the 2010 Installation Management Command-Northeast Region Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition held at the Regimental Club.

  • Senior Leaders study past to shape future

    May 21, 2010

    U.S. Army, Pacific leaders are taking advantage of a year-long program designed to study war in the Pacific, with the added benefit of visiting former battlefields and talking to veterans who were there.

  • Golden Knights help mark Signal Corps Anniversary

    May 20, 2010

    Ten nervous but excited Soldiers from 7th Signal Command (Theater) and Fort Gordon, Ga., participated in tandem free fall parachute jumps with members of the U. S. Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights, recently to help commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Army's Signal Corps.

  • A Great Day For A Parade

    May 20, 2010

    A photo of the Corps of Cadets marching onto the Plain at the start of the today's parade.

  • Soldiers parachute for Signal Corps anniversary

    May 20, 2010

    Ten nervous but excited Soldiers from Fort Gordon, Ga., participated in tandem free fall parachute jumps with members of the U. S. Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights, recently to help commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Army's Signal Corps.

  • West Point grads uphold longstanding traditions

    May 20, 2010

  • Is your helmet part of the recall'

    May 19, 2010

    The Army is recalling 44,000 combat helmets made by ArmorSource and Rabintex. If you were issued one of these helmets, you must turn it in to the Central Issue Facility to be issued a new helmet. Read on to learn how you can tell if your helmet is part of the recall.

  • Signing into history

    May 18, 2010

    Photo of Cadet Tyler Gordy adding his name to a board that lists all previous First Captain's, the top leadership position in the Corps of Cadets.

  • Haitian relief effort luncheon shows multi-faceted nation

    May 13, 2010

    There is still a need for relief efforts, according to Paul Maguire, Catholic Medical Mission Board regional representative and presenter at a Fort Monmouth employee-organized Haitian relief luncheon. According to Maguire, a second-round of amputations will occur because many of the amputees have contracted infections due to improper or unsanitary procedures performed immediately after the disaster.

  • Fires Seminar briefings Web casting again this year

    May 13, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--The Fires Seminar at Fort Sill again reaches out to officers and Soldiers throughout the world by Web casting briefings on May 18-20. To access these briefings, users will have to sign for an account with Defense Connect Online and log onto that service at the appropriate times. Because of recent upgrades to the service, users are reminded that they will have to reset their passwords as part of the log on process.

  • Despite strain, Army remains best in past 40 years

    May 13, 2010

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (May 12, 2010) - Nearly a decade of combat has taken its toll on the nation's Soldiers, but despite the strain, the Army remains more effective today than at any time in 40 years. That was the core of the message the commanding general of U.S. Army Forces Command, Gen. Charles C. Campbell, delivered in his keynote speech to the Society of American Military Engineers' 2010 Joint Engineer Training Conference and Expo at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, May 5.

  • Army Secretary calls on Hawaii

    May 11, 2010

    On the last leg of his visit to the Pacific area of operations, Secretary of the Army John McHugh visited the MA,,A kua Military Reservation, 25th Infantry Division and Schofield Barracks here May 6.

  • U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) named senior command at Fort Sam Houston

    May 11, 2010

  • Honoring the military's "Everyday Heroes" at West Point

    May 4, 2010

    Smiles from ear-to-ear, screams of laughter and unbridled joy of the West Point community's "Everyday Heroes" resonated throughout a sun-filled majestic afternoon at the Month of the Military Child Luncheon April 24 at the Victor Constant Ski Lodge.

  • Robots reveal realms of science, math to West Point students

    May 4, 2010

    Teachers often explore beyond common curriculum to open up new worlds of learning for their students. West Point Middle School teacher Rooney Coffey has turned to the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department to enrich her students' understanding of how their math and science classes can apply to larger areas of study, even robotics.

  • Special bonds formed at annual West Point Olympics event

    May 4, 2010

    Six hundred and fifty cadet and community volunteers who assisted and cheered for 650 athletes were out in force for the 26th annual Hudson Valley Regional Special Olympics held at Shea Stadium April 24.

  • Farewell to the West Point Dean

    May 4, 2010

    The first Cadet Review of 2010, to honor the attendees of the Conference of Service Academy Superintendents, also served as a farewell for Brig. Gen. Patrick Finnegan, retiring dean of the academic board, April 21 on the Plain. The ceremony included nearly 2,000 cadets from 1st and 2nd Regiments, the Cadet Color Guard and a demonstration by the Cadet Drill Team. Music was provided by the West Point Marching Band.

  • Social Networking: The Silent Counterinsurgent

    May 4, 2010

    West Point cadets and officers are bringing social networking out of the classroom and into the fight by improving how intelligence analysts process vital data on insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan. Maj. Ian McCulloh, an assistant professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership, has streamlined counterinsurgency methods by using the Organizational Risk Analyzer program to determine what persons in a terrorist network hold the most valuable information.

  • West Point to experience major construction through summer

    May 4, 2010

    West Point community members may have noticed the increase in construction activity, especially in Central Area. Construction is scheduled to be ongoing throughout the summer months.

  • President Obama to speak at West Point Class of 2010 graduation

    May 4, 2010

    The White House announced April 21 that President Barack Obama will address the U.S. Military Academy Class of 2010 at the annual commencement ceremony. West Point's graduation is scheduled for 10 a.m. May 22 at Michie Stadium.

  • Task Force Destiny, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade AH-64 Apache Helicopter

    Apr 30, 2010

    A 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny AH-64 Apache helicopter takes off from Qual-I-Nah, Afghanistan April 23, 2010 after Destiny visited the Spanish Provincial Reconstruction Team here. PHOTO BY SADIE E. BLEISTEIN

  • 402nd AFSB welcomes new leader in rare change of command in Iraq

    Apr 26, 2010

    The 402nd Army Field Support Brigade conducted a rare Iraq change of command ceremony at the Morale, Welfare and Recreation East Recreation Center here April 21 as the "Power Team" welcomed its new leader. Col. Brian R. Haebig relinquished command to Col. Lawrence W. Fuller, who is arriving from the Pentagon where he was the chief, Contingency Operations Division, deputy chief of staff, Army G-4/Logistics. Haebig's next assignment will be chief of logistics for I Corp at Fort Lewis, Wash.

  • Wounded Warriors return to Iraq to share experiences

    Apr 23, 2010

    The April 9 visit offered the Soldiers -- some still active, some medically retired -- the opportunity to go full-circle regarding the wounds that precipitated their sudden, and unexpected, return home. Their day here included a visit to the 1st Battalion, 402nd Army Field Support Brigade, where they had the opportunity to check out the Army's state-of-the-art armored vehicles

  • Military improves do-it-yourself moves

    Apr 23, 2010

    After extensive testing and evaluation, the military has launched an improved system to better compensate servicemembers who personally move their household goods on military orders.

  • Fuller tours expanding Stryker repair facility in Qatar

    Apr 22, 2010

    Col. Lawrence Fuller was in Qatar, April 14, touring the only Stryker battle damage repair facility in the Middle East. Fuller completed a two-day tour of Army Materiel Command warehouses at Camp As Sayliyah, a week ahead of taking command of 402nd Army Field Support Brigade at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • West Point cadet Combat Weapons Team earns national championship

    Apr 22, 2010

    What began as a cold, dreary day turned into a terrific glowing victory and a national championship for the cadets competing April 10 as part of the West Point Combat Weapons Team. The team traveled to the Hartford Gun Club in Connecticut to take on other academy teams at the Joint Service Academy Combat Weapons Competition.

  • First phase complete on Stony Lonesome construction

    Apr 22, 2010

    In August 2008, Balfour Beatty Communities began the daunting responsibility of building and renovating housing at West Point. A ceremony was held April 15 for the Overstreet Family who cut the ribbon to their home, celebrating the completion of phase one of the construction in the area a month before deadline.

  • Resolve, Recover, Restore -- Antiterrorism Exercise Tests West Point's Responsiveness

    Apr 22, 2010

    Personnel from the Directorate of Emergency Services and Keller Army Community Hospital took immediate action, filtering civilian casualties through medical triage after a random shooting occurred April 14 at West Point. Meanwhile, military police officers executed appropriate crowd control measures and secured the area, awaiting the arrival of hostage negotiators from the Criminal Investigation Division. Nearby, the mobile DES Incident Command Post commanded the scene, keeping tabs on casualties and units, while reporting updates to the main Emergency Operations Center. The incident was staged, but the actions of nearly 100 first responders and personnel from dozens of organizations were precise and real.

  • West Point Cadets 'Win the Peace' in Jersey City

    Apr 22, 2010

    One might think that a trip section consisting of Egyptian food for breakfast, Pakistani cuisine for lunch and Indian food for dinner would take place at the United Nations or at an international business meeting in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. However, this trip section took place down the road in Jersey City, N.J. Fourteen cadets from the Department of Social Science's XH467 "Winning the Peace" class visited the multi-ethnic, multi-religious, and multi-cultural community in Jersey City April 15-17, in an effort to better understand different cultures, religious groups and the dynamics of building cross-cultural relationships.

  • West Point teams place at MIT Soldier Design Competition

    Apr 22, 2010

    The West Point cadet design teams competed and won second, third and fourth place prizes at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2010 Soldier Design Competition.

  • West Point cadets' academic capstone comes to fruition with Projects Day

    Apr 22, 2010

    On April 29, firsties and a handful of cows will showcase their capstone projects, which are the conclusion of a yearlong academic adventure. With countless hours devoted outside the normal requirements of the typical cadet schedule, these students worked late nights and weekends to complete mind-boggling projects that on many levels are only done by graduate and, in some cases, doctoral level students at other universities.

  • Photo Release- Partygoers celebrate Fiesta at ARNORTHAca,!a,,cs historic 'Quad'

    Apr 20, 2010

    Photo Release- Partygoers celebrate Fiesta at ARNORTHAca,!a,,cs historic 'Quad'

  • Army ethos can help business succeed

    Apr 20, 2010

    When the Army Sustainment Command's top enlisted leader speaks, people listen. Such was the case when Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Blake spoke at the 2010 Midwest Small Business Government Contracting Symposium held April 12-13 at the i Wireless Center in Moline, Ill.

  • Army Unveils New Logistics Display to Pentagon Staff and Visitors

    Apr 19, 2010

    The Pentagon got a new look Friday morning. "Army Logistics Around the World," the Pentagon's newest exhibit, was revealed to an audience of more than 100 people. Using digital images, videos, and captions, the exhibit shows Pentagon employees and tourists the crucial tasks completed everyday by more than 300,000 Army Logisticians all over the world.

  • West Point Diversity Conference addresses progress, challenges in way ahead

    Apr 16, 2010

    The Army defines diversity as "the different attributes, experiences and backgrounds of our Soldiers, civilians and Family members who further enhance our global capabilities and contribute to an adaptive, culturally astute Army."

  • West Point CDC Sneak Peek

    Apr 16, 2010

    Community members got a sneak peek at the new Child Development Center located behind the Fitness Center, by touring the almost completed building April 8. The new CDC, slated to open Aug. 2, will give the current CDC some growing room, opens the Youth Center to more middle school and teens while school-age children can seek activities in the new building.

  • West Point's Sandhurst competition tests team unity

    Apr 16, 2010

    The overall winner at the 44th Sandhurst Competition April 9-10 was ... Sandhurst. The team from the Britain's Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, after which the annual competition is named, bested nearly 50 other military teams to claim the 2010 title at West Point. While the British claimed the top two finishes in the competition, the next three spots went to West Point. The two Sandhurst teams finished at 5:26:05 and 5:33:00, respectively. The Company C-1 team finished the highest (5:49:15) among the West Point teams, while 1st Regiment earned a trophy for best cadet regiment.

  • Chief of Staff cites goals to be met in 2011

    Apr 6, 2010

    The Army has succeeded in changing and adapting over the last few years, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. told leaders at the Pentagon.

  • Current role models 'write women back into history' at Monroe observance

    Apr 1, 2010

    Four extraordinary women of different calibers took the stage for the Women's History Observance March 29, a collaborative effort of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Monroe and Joint Base Langley-Eustis.

  • Educators bring "West Point Experience" back to students

    Apr 1, 2010

    West Point Admissions staff coordinated its first Minority Educator Visit March 23-25. The visit covered the spectrum of West Point, with briefings, informal discussions and an all-encompassing tour of the installation, arming the educators with an abundance of information to take back to their schools.

  • Tough training prepares Afghan team for Sandhurst competition

    Apr 1, 2010

    More than 150 cadets from the National Military Academy of Afghanistan tried out, but only 11 will represent their academy April 9-10 at the annual Sandhurst Competition at West Point, N.Y.

  • 'Play It Safe' this summer

    Mar 31, 2010

    The summer season is fast approaching and the Army is continuing its commitment to safeguarding Soldiers, Army Civilians and their Families with the launch of the 2010 Safe Summer campaign.

  • Army's top enlisted visits Soldiers in Kosovo

    Mar 30, 2010

    The senior enlisted Soldier in the Army, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston, visited Soldiers on the U.S. -led NATO mission in Kosovo March 27-28.

  • SOUTHCOM Soccer Team Wins First Official Match

    Mar 24, 2010

    DORAL MEADOW PARK, DORAL, Fla. - The U.S. Southern Command Soccer Team defeated the Doral Mavericks 5-4 in an exciting Sunday afternoon matchup with multiple lead changes. With players like U.S. Army Garrison-Miami's Jill Hauser bringing the heat, the teams traded goals throughout the rest of the match until SOUTHCOM prevailed. The next match scheduled is for Sunday, March 28 at 10:30 a.m., at Doral Meadow Park; and Franklyn hopes to gain some sideline spirit. "We would love to have fans! Go SOUTHCOM!"

  • Behind the Scenes with the 412th TEC Culinary Team

    Mar 15, 2010


    Mar 15, 2010

  • Rwanda president visits West Point

    Mar 14, 2010

    A story and five photos of the Republic of Rwanda President Paul Kagame's visit to West Point, N.Y., on March 13. Kagame served as the guest speaker at the Plebe Parent Banquet, but also visited his son, Ivan, who is a member of the Class of 2013. The banquet was part of the three-day long Plebe-Parent Weekend.

  • Covering Your Head Can Save Your Life

    Mar 12, 2010

    For an item weighing only three ounces, the Army's Light Weight Performance Hood (LPH) is a key piece of gear. It can save Soldiers from severe, disfiguring, even life-threatening burns to the face, ears, and neck.

  • Engineer Soldier Awarded Silver Star

    Mar 12, 2010

    Sgt. Scott D. Brooks, 82nd Engineer Support Company, 65th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, was awarded the Silver Star medal for his actions on June 25, 2007 where his bravery resulted in saving the lives of five Iraqi policemen and untold American Soldiers following a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device that struck the walls of Forward Operating Base Summerall in Iraq.

  • Dogs go the distance: Program provides service to veterans with PTSD

    Mar 4, 2010

    For over 40 years Ken Costich, a former Army colonel, has dealt with post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms.

  • Do you know who your Facebook friends are'

    Mar 2, 2010

    A recent find in our social media communities has been the use of military support Facebook groups as the construction site for houses of adversary propaganda through violent, anti-American posts, videos and photos. What makes it scarier is friends and families have welcomed the invitation without looking at the pictures hanging on the walls or the violent movies playing on the television.

  • Army Reservist claims All-Army championship

    Mar 1, 2010

    Close to 300 Soldiers from all elements of the Army descended on Fort Benning Feb. 20-27 to take part in the 2010 All-Army Small Arms Championships, the preeminent marksmanship training and competition event the Army has to offer. Army Reservist Sgt. 1st Class Russell Moore, 2nd Battalion, Small Arms Readiness Group, Camp Bullis, Texas, withstood strong competition and unpredictable weather to win the 2010 Overall Individual Championship, his second in a row.

  • Fair judging, 412th TEC Soldiers

    Mar 1, 2010

    412th TEC Soldiers volunteer to judge Vicksburg, Miss. School District annual Science fair

  • Father of the 412th

    Feb 25, 2010

    Grace Spears celebrated the end of World War II in 1945 by walking around her block in Vicksburg, Miss., beating on an old metal pan with a wooden spoon.

  • Army Safety professionals 'get to the left of the bang'

    Feb 25, 2010

    Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston urged Army safety professionals to do the hard work needed to get the force to "the left of the bang" Feb. 23 during the Army Senior Safety Symposium at Fort Rucker, Ala.

  • 412th Theater Engineer Command Soldiers Build Strong Bonds at Hilton Head, S.C., Resort

    Feb 23, 2010

    HILTON HEAD, S.C. (Feb. 23, 2010) -- The Army Strong Bonds retreat is a no brainer, you are being paid to attend, you are staying at a beautiful resort, and you are receiving world class instruction on communication, intimacy, and conflict management skills, that's according to Chaplain Col. Steven Dyess the 81st Regional Support Command Chaplain.

  • 101st CAB prove valor at Firebase Ripcord

    Feb 18, 2010

    In July 1970, the 101st Aviation Group, currently the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, was awarded the Valorous Unit Award in Thua Thein Province, Vietnam, for their success in extracting personnel and materiel from Fire Support Base Ripcord.

  • West Point cadets join USACE team in the field to learn about wetlands

    Feb 16, 2010

    Cadets spend time in the field with New York District professionals learning about wetlands. Work benefits cadets as part of their education, Cornell Extension Service 4-H clubs as they build a new facility.

  • Son of 3rd CAB Soldier headed to West Point

    Feb 11, 2010

    Brian Calkins, a former JROTC student at Richmond Hill High School, is thankful that his parents taught him how to set goals and reach them. Recently, that skill, along with a 3.7 GPA, helped the high school senior reach the goal of a lifetime - acceptance to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

  • 'Tropic Lightning' commander donates to division history

    Feb 9, 2010

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord makes its debut

    Feb 4, 2010

    With the final tug of a canvas case, the unfurling and raising of its new flag, Joint Base Lewis-McChord began its history at 10 a.m. Monday during a ceremony in front of its new headquarters on what is now called "JBLM Lewis Main."