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Today at USMA: The United States Military Academy at West Point

Current events related to the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point and its cadets.

(L to R) Army captains Jarrett Mackey, Michael Kime and Thomas Holloway represented the Black Knights during the 2013 #ArmyNavy Media Luncheon in Philadelphia.

West Point Class of 2015 Oath of Affirmation Ceremony with General Shinseki - video via YouTube.

West Point Class of 2014 Ring Ceremony! - video via YouTube

VIDEO: West Point Corps of Cadets welcomes Class of 2017! (Acceptance Day Parade)

Jozlyn McCaw '14, Bravo Company Commander for Cadet Basic Training, recites the Soldier's Creed inside of the House of Tears gas chamber. She went through the gas chamber with all four platoons of the company.

Bravo Company's Cadet Basic Training First Sergeant recited the entire Soldier's Creed in the House of Tears gas chamber on July 30, 2013. He was the only cadet to successfully say the entire Soldier's Creed during Bravo Company's training.

Cadet Candidates in the Class of 2014 were welcomed to the United States Military Academy Preparatory School on July 23, 2013. During Reception Day (R-Day) the candidates went through in-processing, got a haircut, were tested on pull-ups, and learned drill and ceremony. See photos here: westpointaog.myca....

New cadets of Bravo Company braved the House of Tears gas chamber on July 30, 2013. Through the coughing, a new cadet described the gas feeling like "swallowing a fireball, then lighting a firework inside." At the end of the exercise, Jozlyn McCaw '14, Bravo Company Commander, stated that all 127 new cadets of Bravo Company passed. She said, "The biggest thing is that, at the end of the day, they all march away with confidence in their equipment -- that's what really matters."

Class of 2017 R-Day video! On July 1, 2013, West Point's Class of 2017 had Reception Day, more commonly known as R-Day. More than 1,200 new cadets bid farewell to their family and friends and started summer training at the United States Military Academy.

The rising yearlings of the Class of 2016 participated in the outdoor obstacle course and the Water Confidence Course at Camp Buckner during Cadet Field Training on July 11, 2013. The cadets climbed towers, swung on ropes, scurried across logs, balanced on beams, zip lined from a 5-story tower, and so much more-- all while supporting each other and cheering each other on. Find more photos here: www.facebook.com/...

New cadets of Easy Company gained valuable team-building and leadership skills while completing the 13 obstacles on the Leader Reaction Course during Cadet Basic Training today. Many of the new cadets were heard saying, "This has been the best day of Beast so far! This is fun!" They learned to communicate as a team, strategize, and encourage one another through the challenges. See more photos here: www.facebook.com/...

Cadets in the Class of 2017 competed as squads in the Lambka Challenge on Friday, July 19, 2013. The Lambka Challenge is named after Lieutenant Todd Lambka, Class of 2010, who was killed in action in Afghanistan. Check out more photos in our myCapture album here: westpointaog.myca...

After the long and hot Lambka Challenge in over 100 degree weather on Friday, July 19, squads were returning to Central Area at varying times, therefore, food was provided in Central Area. Check out much more photos in our myCapture album here: westpointaog.myca...

New cadets recently participated in a drill and ceremony competition -- something that has not happened during Cadet Basic Training for a very long time. The competition, won by Delta Company, contributed to 10-15% of the points for “best company” of Cadet Basic Training. See more photos here: westpointaog.myca...

"From the Rest Comes the Best," echoed across the parade field at Buckner Thursday morning (July 25, 2013) as cadets in the Class of 2016 prepared for their end-of-training awards and promotions to cadet corporals. See more photos in our myCapture album here: westpointaog.myca...

New cadets of Bravo Company braved the House of Tears gas chamber on July 30, 2013. The main objective of this exercise was to teach the new cadets to have confidence in their gear. Through the coughing, a new cadet described the gas feeling like, "swallowing a fireball, then lighting a firework inside!" www.facebook.com/...

2nd Platoon, Bravo Company's mission: Locate the village of a high-value target and conduct a raid.

Matthew Ronald Hansen '13, of Coppell, Texas, was one of more than 1,000 cadets who graduated from the U.S. Military Academy on Saturday, May 25.

Congratulations to Army Baseball - 2013 Patriot League Champions!!