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Members of the U.S. Military Academy Class of 2017 toss their hats at the conclusion of their graduation ceremony at Michie Stadium in West Point May 27, 2017. Nine hundred thirty-six cadets received their diplomas during the ceremony. Among them were 10 international cadets. The class also included 151 women, 72 African-Americans, 60 Asian/Pacific Islanders, 102 Hispanics and six Native Americans. There were 133 members of the class who attended the U.S. Military Academy Preparatory School (114 men and 19 women). This class also included 21 combat veterans (20 men and one woman).

(U.S. Army photo by John Pellino) The U.S. Military Academy Class of 2017 crosses Lusk Reservoir prior to the classes graduation ceremony at Michie Stadium in West Point May 27, 2017. Nine hundred thirty-six cadets received their diplomas during the ceremony. 

(U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Vito T. Bryant) Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen, Jr., U.S. Military Academy Superintendent, and retired Lt. Gen. William J. Ely (seated) are joined by retired Col. William Ely, Jr., and Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy A. Guden during a wreath laying ceremony at West Point May 23, 2017.  Caslen is the U.S. Army’s longest currently serving Regular Army general officer and Ely, age 105, is the academy’s oldest living graduate. (U.S. Army photo by: Staff Sgt. Vito T. Bryant) 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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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.
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Air Assault TrainingAir Assault Training
A couple of 161 cadets and Soldiers who graduated from Air Assault Class 701-17 rappel from a BlackHawk during operations at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. From May 30-June 9, the 10-day intensive course was taught by instructors from The Sabalauski Air Assault School from 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky
. See Page 3 in the June 15 PV issue...

SLE immersion
SLE immersion
Rising seniors attending the first iteration of the Summer Leaders Experience, a program for students who may be considering entering West Point, participate in field training and complete obstacle courses like the reverse climb June 8. See Page 4 in the June 15 PV issue...
Volunteer for R-Day Rehearsal 
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Each summer the cadet leadership must rehearse the complex process that transforms over 1100 civilians into new cadets on Reception Day. The Corps of Cadets needs volunteers to serve as cadet candidates for R-Day rehearsal. Find out how to volunteer by clicking here...