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Cadets Danielle Diulus and Ryan, Celiné and Whitney Gunderman discuss a team project during their EN390: Special Topics, Postcolonial Literature and Theory course. The literature and theory class focuses on how cultures react to the presence of colonialism and the struggles they endure during decolonization. (U.S. Army photo by: Michelle Eberhart)

Lt Gen Robert Caslen administers the Oath of Enlistment during the New York Jets-Los Angeles Rams game, Nov. 13 at MetLife Stadium as part of the 2016 Salute to Service by the National Football League.  Additional game day activities included the Black Knights Parachute Team jumping into the stadium and the West Point Band performing a patriotic show at halftime. (U.S. Army photo by: Staff Sgt. Torin Olsen) Lt. Col. Rich Melnyk, the Aeronautical thread leader and senior pilot for the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, demonstrates aeronautical principles during an orientation flight with Brig. Gen. Cindy Jebb, the Dean of the Academic Board. The flight lab program has been in existence since 1970 and provides all cadets who take the Aeronautical Engineering courses with opportunities to see an aircraft up close, experience aerodynamic principles that they learn about in class, and reinforce theoretical concepts about aerodynamics through the lab procedures. (U.S. Army photo by: Maj. Scot Keith) For the sixth year in a row, the U.S. Military Academy ranks No. 1 on the Princeton Review’s list of “Most Accessible Professors.”  The report also ranked West Point in its Top 10 schools in several categories, including No. 1 for “Students Study the Most.” Other notable rankings include No. 2 in “Best College Library,” No. 2 in “Everyone Plays Intramural Sports,” No. 3 in “Best Health Services” and No. 3 in “Most Active Student Government.” (U.S. Army photo by: Carmine Cocchia)
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The United States Military Academy's mission is to educate, train and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country and prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the nation as an officer in the United States Army.

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December 01 Pointer View
Branch Night
Branch Night
The Class of 2017 reached one of the most significant milestones of its 47-month experience -- Branch Night. On Nov. 17, cadets flocked to Eisenhower Hall to finally discover the branch they will commission into graduation. See Page 3 in Dec. 1 PV issue...

Native American Observance
Native American Observance
Shane Jett, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation and president of the Cherokee National Historical Society's Board of Trustees, was the guest speaker at the annual National American Indian Heritage Month Observance Nov. 16 at the West Point Club. See Page 4 in Dec. 1 PV issue...
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