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The Class of 2016 gathered at Trophy Point Amphitheater to receive their class rings during the annual Ring Ceremony, Aug. 28. Ring Weekend, which includes the Ring Ceremony, Ring Banquet and a Cadet Hop, commemorates the Firsties’ academic careers as they enter their final year at West Point. (U.S. Army Photos by Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy Bunkley/ USMA Public Affairs)
The Class of 2017 gathered in Robinson Auditorium to affirm their commitment to complete their final two years of study at West Point, Aug. 16. During the ceremony, the Class of 1967 presented each cadet with a commemorative coin bearing the Class of 2017 crest and motto. (U.S. Army photo by John Pellino, West Point DPTMS Visual Information)
The Class of 2019 officially joined the United States Corps of Cadets during the Acceptance Day Parade, Aug. 15. The Acceptance Day parade is the first parade of the year and not only signifies their acceptance into the Corps, but their promotion from New Cadet to Cadet Private as well. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy Bunkley, USMA Public Affairs)
Class of 2019 New Cadets conduct a 12-mile road march from Camp Buckner to West Point Aug. 10. March Back is the culmination of six weeks of Cadet Basic Training, a rigorous program that trains New Cadets in basic military skills and prepares them to enter the Corps of Cadets. (U.S. Army photo by: John Pellino/ West Point DPTMS VI)
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.
This Week's Pointer View (PDF)
August 27 Pointer View
 Women's Equality Day
Women's Equality Day
Maj. Gen. Nadja Y. West, Joint Staff Surgeon at the Pentagon and 1982 USMA graduate, speaks at the annual Women's Equality Day luncheon Aug. 20 at the West Point Club. See Page 1 ...
Female Grads Earn Ranger Tabs
Female Grads Earn Ranger Tabs
On Aug. 21, Capt. Kristen Griest (above), USMA Class of 2011, and 1st Lt. Shaye Haver, USMA Class of 2012, became the first female graduates of Ranger School at Fort Benning, Georgia. See Page 2 ...
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