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The Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence, addresses the Corps of Cadets during the Flipper Dinner at the U. S. Military Academy at West Point in Washington Hall on Feb. 9. The annual dinner is held to commemorate the life of Henry O. Flipper, the first African-American graduate of West Point. (U.S. Army photo by: John Pellino) U.S. Military Academy cadets march in the 58th Presidential Inauguration Parade in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20. The parade route stretched approximately 1.5 miles along Pennsylvania Avenue from the U.S. Capitol to the White House. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by: Master Sgt. Michel Sauret) Cadet Mitch Boylan verifies the function of his capstone project, Demon Eye, while Spc. Judd of the Maneuver Battle Labs at Fort Benning assesses the device mounted on his M4 rifle. Boylan was part of a group of EECS and CME students who visited the Maneuver Battle Labs to get first-hand feedback from Soldiers on the functionality and effectiveness of their capstone projects.  The Demon Eye system allows soldiers to determine grid coordinates of targets located up to two kilometers away. Congratulations to the Class of 2017 Scholarship Recipients! 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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West Point celebrates authorsWest Point celebrates authors
Dr. Robert Person, assistant professor in the Department of Social Sciences, remarked on his "Balance of Threat: The domestic insecurity of Vladimir Putin" durng a Celebration of West Point Authors Feb. 27 in Jefferson Hall. See Page 3 in March 9 PV issue...

DPE offers Survival Swimming
DPE offers Survival Swimming
Department of Physical Education Aquatics Instructor Capt. Matthew Lensing explains blouse and trouser inflation during this month's Survival Swimming staff and faculty outreach fitness session, Feb. 21. See Page 6 in March 2 PV issue...
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West Point is a tremendous place to live and serve. Find out more about available assignment opportunities within the USMA staff and faculty here...