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Command Sgt. Maj. Delbert Byers (center), USMA Command Sgt. Major, leads a formation of 1400 cadets and staff during USMA Class of 2017's run back. Run back marks the completion of Cadet Field Training, where cadets are trained to understand and embody the roles of the junior Noncommissioned Officers that they will someday lead. (Photo by: Staff Sgt. Vito T. Bryant/ USMA Public Affairs)
New cadets at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY conduct gas chamber exercises during cadet basic training, July 23. Cadet basic training teaches new cadets fundamental military tactics and procedures. (US Army photo by Staff Sgt. Vito T. Bryant/ USMA Public Affairs)
A new cadet rappels from "Ranger Rock"during mountain site training, July 23. Mountain site training consists of mountaineering, which includes a class session of basic swiss seat tying and climbing safety. New Cadets begin at 25 feet and progress to a 75ft rappel down the mountain. (Photo by: Staff Sgt. Vito T. Bryant/ USMA Public Affairs)
Members of the opposing force fire simulated rounds at West Point cadets during an ambush that was part of a training exercise at Camp Buckner, July 21. Cadets conduct Small Unit Leadership Development (SULD), which teaches them both Soldier and leadership skills. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Jonathan Monfiletto)
Welcome to the United States Military Academy
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.

The Academy provides a superb four-year education, which focuses on the leader development of cadets in the academic, military, and physical domains, all underwritten by adherence to a code of honor.
Parachute team trains abroad    
Parachute Team in England
Members of the West Point Parachute team spent part of their summer abroad, training in England with the Red Devil British Army Parachute Team in June. Read more...
  At ease, new cadets    
Visitation Day
New cadets enjoyed a few hours of rest and relaxation with West Point community members July 30 during Visitation Day, as the Class of 2018 reached the midway point of Cadet Basic Training. Read more...

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