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Public Affairs : Be a Cadet for a Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                  RELEASE NO. 10-12

BE A CADET FOR A DAY – June 14, 2012

WEST POINT, N.Y. – Can you meet the challenge of West Point? The U.S. Military Academy will conduct a Rehearsal Reception Day Friday, June 29, from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on the academy grounds. You can help by volunteering to be a cadet for a day.

Members of the community are invited to assist the Corps of Cadets in preparation of the incoming Class of 2016. Participants will be given the opportunity to experience the initial transformation process from civilian to the military life of a new cadet.

Those interested may sign up online at or call (845) 938-8686.

Volunteers must be 12 and older, in good health and not be a candidate for the Class of 2016. Those attending should enter Stony Lonesome Gate and park in A lot and take the shuttle to Eisenhower Hall, please report no later than 9:30 a.m. Dress in seasonal attire and bring one suitcase or duffel bag marked with your name on it. Feel free to bring a snack and bottle of water that can be carried in your bag.

Transportation will be available to those needing to return to A lot following the event.

Proper identification will be required upon entering academy grounds and all vehicles are subject to search.