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Senior Conference L
 
"THE ARMY WE NEED:
the Role of Landpower in an Uncertain Strategic Environment"
 
1-3 June 2014
 
Lodging 
The Department of Social Sciences will reserve a hotel room for all participants at the Thayer Hotel, located on the United States Military Academy (USMA) reservation. For those participants whose agencies are funding their participation, you may pay for your room at the front desk when you arrive.  A member of the Department of Social Sciences faculty will be in the lobby of the Hotel Thayer to greet you, provide you with the conference materials, and answer any questions, beginning at noon, June 1. 
Transportation 
Please plan to arrive at West Point no later than 5:00 pm on Sunday, June 1, 2014.
Please plan to depart West Point after 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday, June 3, 2014.
Driving
For those driving to West Point, click here for directions and maps. For those who have requested that the Department of Social Sciences fund their travel, you will be reimbursed by check at the rate of 55 cents per mile, plus any tolls incurred while traveling.
 
Flying
The three closest airports are: LaGuardia (New York; 75 minute drive); Kennedy (New York; 90 minute drive); and Newark (Newark, NJ; 75 minute drive). Times depend on traffic.
 
For those whose agencies are funding their travel, your agency can book your own flight or Mr. Smith can book the flight and your agency can pay for the reservation. For those who have requested that the Department of Social Sciences fund their travel, Mr. Smith will book and pay for the flight.
 
Whether or not we make your air reservations, it is important that we have your flight information so we can coordinate your ground transportation to and from the airport.
 
Train
Take the train to New York Grand Central Station, then the Metro-North railroad to Garrison, NY. You can take a taxi from Garrison to West Point (about 15-20 minutes). The taxi service does not normally meet all the trains, however, if you call ahead with your arrival time, they will meet you at the station. You can reach the taxi company at Bynum Taxi, (914) 737-3753.
 
Meals
 
The Department of Social Sciences will provide all of your meals for the duration of the conference. For those participants whose agencies are funding their participation, you can reimburse us for meals with a check made out to "MA/CC." Please check with Mr. Smith for exact reimbursement amounts.
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