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    Domestic Affairs Forum Visits CanadaThe Domestic Affairs Forum visited Ottawa and Kingston, Canada to celebrate 150 years of Canadian Confederation on the 2017 Defense and Foreign Policy Study Tour sponsored by the Consulate General of Canada in New York. Cadets visited the Canadian War Museum and met with Members of Parliament, officials from the Canadian Ministry of Defense, and diplomats from Global Affairs Canada to better understand the enduring strength of US-Canadian relations. On the way back to West Point, DAF stopped overnight in Kingston to visit the Royal Military College (RMC) and attend a lecture on the history of US-Canada relations. This trip section marks the 10th anniversary of the West Point Defense and Foreign Policy Study Tour to Ottawa, Canada and highlights the enduring relationship between the Department of Social Sciences and the Consulate General of Canada in New York.


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    CDTs Reaves Klipstein '17 and AJ Barretto '19Cow attacker Rachel Hornick and plebe goalie Maddie Burns have each been recognized by the Patriot League for their outstanding performances in Saturday's victory over Marist. Hornick was named the Patriot League Attacker of the Week after a seven goal performance. The Calvert, MD native netted Army's first four goals of the game and added three more in the contest for a career-high. "Rachel has really come into her own on the offensive side of the ball for us this year, said Noto Family head women's lacrosse coach Kristen Skiera. "She has worked hard to diversify her game and be a threat both with and without the ball. Her teammates and coaches trust in her ability to make things happen out on the field." The seven goals were also a program record for a single-game performance. Hornick scored seven goals on nine shots and added a ground ball and caused turnover. Burns received rookie of the week honors after entering the net for the final 42 minutes of the game to secure the victory for the Black Knights. Read More


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    ATLAS 3.0 ME Capstone Team Meets with ManufacturingExperts to Improve Design: Team ATLAS 3.0 travelled to Picatinny Arsenal, NJ to meet with rapid manufacturing experts to improve the materials and morphology of their capstone design. The team is in the final development stage of a project whose goal is to design and test a system that redistributes load from the shoulders to the pelvis. The team was represented by CDTs Matthew Vest, Gabriela Barrera, and Logan Leahy and accompanied by their advisor, Dr. Zifchock. The team met with Mechanical Engineers at Picatinny Arsenal, whom they briefed and demonstrated the status of their design to date. They received valuable feedback regarding appropriate materials for their design, as well as feedback on the utility of the design itself. The team was also given a tour of the rapid manufacturing facilities, and an opportunity to use the different 3D printers to manufacture their own designs.


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    CDTs Rachel Hornick '18 and Maddie Burns '20Firstie Reaves Klipstein and yearling AJ Barretto were both rewarded by the Patriot League for their performances on Saturday at UMass with weekly accolades. Klipstein was named the league's defensive player of the week, while Barretto was tabbed as the goalie of the week. Klipstein led a defense that held UMass to just two goals on a total of 19 shots, including only 12 through the first three quarters. He tied his career high with three caused turnovers and picked up five ground balls in the win. The defense held UMass to the fewest goals in the series history, which is 26 games old. Barretto was also a main factor in shutting down the Minutemen offense with seven saves and only two goals allowed. He held UMass off the board for the first 26:46 of the game and Barretto was big in the clearing game as the Black Knights went 22-of-24 in clears. He also picked up four ground balls in the win. The win was the 10th of his career. Read More


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  • 02/14/17--07:21: BS&L at HOPE Count 2017
  • BSnL at HOPE Count 2017The Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership took 30 cadets and 2 faculty members to Project Hope Count in New York City recently. The group provided community service to NYC by helping the HOPE organization with an accurate count of homeless people, and also facilitating homeless peoples' voluntary movement to shelter.


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    CDT Nick Turner '19Led by Nick Turner's program-record performance, the Army West Point golf team defeated Florida Atlantic by a total of 24 strokes on Monday at Osprey Point Golf Club. "The team has been working extremely hard and to see it pay off in the first tournament of the spring really shows the potential of what these young men are capable of doing," said head coach Brian Watts. "To break the single round scoring record by six shots at -17 is absolutely amazing considering we didn't have a chance to play the golf course prior to the tournament today." The Black Knights set a new academy record with a 17-under performance with a 261 total score, while the Owls finished with a 285. Turner fired a program-record 8-under par score of 64 with a 30 on the back nine to secure the top spot on the leaderboard. Peter Kim and Dean Sakata each carded a 4-under par 68 with pair of 34s on the front and back nine. Read More


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    Alpine Skiing at the Last AHCCThe Army Alpine and Free Ski Teams competed in its last regular season Atlantic Highlands Conference competition. The men finished 2nd overall in regular season competition behind Fairfield College. The Army Men’s Alpine team ripped a regular season ending 3rd in Giant Slalom (GS) and 2nd in Slalom (SL) sealing its qualification at the Regional Championships. Harkins ’18 5th in GS and 1st in SL. Harkins was also recognized as 3rd best individual male alpine racer in conference, Flanagan ’20 was 7th in GS and 2nd in SL, Walters ’20 11th in GS and 13th in SL. Whitlow ’20 19th in GS and 14th in SL, Kearney ’17 15th in SL finishing out the top 20 individual racing results. Plebes Carter and Argueta also raced in both disciplines gaining valuable mileage and race experience. The women also qualified for Regional Championships. Blaise Paulo, 2018 finished 19th in GS and 15th in SL and Harvey ’20 finished 24th in GS and 19th in SL. They finished 4th overall in conference. The Freestyle team made its presence felt with Paul ’18 in snowboard and McCarthy ’20 in ski slopestyle and Big Air competitions. Both Freestyle athletes qualified and will compete in the Regional Championships. McCarthy won 1st overall in conference for individual male ski freestyle athlete for the season.


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    CDT Kris Lindner '17The Army West Point baseball team saw firstie Kris Lindner voted to the 2017 Preseason All-Patriot League Team on Tuesday. Lindner, a 2016 All-Patriot League First Team selection, was the team's leading hitter last season after starting 46 of the team's 48 games at shortstop. His .315 clip led the Black Knights and ranked 10th league-wide, recording a team-high 52 hits in 165 at bats. The Morehead City, NC native's on-base percentage of .430 ranked fourth among Patriot League hitters, while his 14 stolen bases placed him second. His 13 hit by pitches were the most in the Patriot League. He also led Army with 35 runs scored, eight doubles, 21 walks and a slugging percentage of .394. The conference also announced Tuesday its 2017 baseball preseason poll. Last year's Patriot League runner-up, Holy Cross was tabbed first with six first-place votes and 46 overall points. The reigning conference champions, Navy, were projected second with five first-place nods and 43 points. Read More


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    Rollover Prevention Capstone TARDEC TripCDTs John Rogers, Jack Kewley, and Stephanie Geyer accompanied by their advisor, LTC Novoselich traveled to the Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) in Warren, MI as a part of their capstone research project addressing military vehicle rollover prevention. This opportunity afforded the cadet project team the chance to learn more about TARDEC’s capabilities and methods for conducting vehicle testing and analysis. Following an extensive tour of their facilities, the group was given the chance to collaborate with TARDEC engineers to discuss their project and possible Team ATLAS met with Mr. Ryan Petillo and fellow engineers from Picatinny Arsenal future projects between TARDEC and D/CME. The day culminated with the cadets participating in TARDEC’s weekly professional development seminar by briefing engineers and scientists on the current status of their project and garner feedback on the future of the design and how to improve moving forward.


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    After scoring a record-setting seven goals against Hudson Valley rival Marist, cow Rachel Hornick of the Army West Point women's lacrosse team has been named the Army Athletic Association Athlete of the Week. Hornick garners the honor along with a Patriot League Attacker of the Week nod for her performance in the team's 13-12 victory over the Red Foxes. Click here for the video: https://youtu.be/_KSFWUjc8uI. The Calvert, MD native netted Army's first four goals of the game and added three more in the contest for a career-high. The seven goals were also a program record for a single-game performance. Hornick scored seven goals on nine shots and added a ground ball and caused turnover. Read More


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    Heat Transfer Additional Instruction Heats UpRecently Heat Transfer in one session alone, 11 students came by for some help solving the 2-dimensional Heat Diffusion Equation using Separation of Variables. The course leverages skills from the Math curriculum to applications in engineering. The problem – while challenging – included an assessment of using a ground based laser system to defeat an inbound mortar round using several simplifications.


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    CDTs Conor Andrle '18 and Brendan Soucie '20Cow Conor Andrle and plebe Brendan Soucie received Atlantic Hockey weekly honors after combining for eight points in the team's sweep over Niagara. Andrle was named the Atlantic Hockey Player of the Week for the second time this season as Soucie picks up Rookie of the Week honors for his second occasion, while also being named the Player of the Week once. Andrle led the Black Knights with five points on the weekend on two goals and three assists. He netted the game-winner in overtime Saturday night with 41 seconds remaining to mark the first extra time victory for Army in 11 tries dating back to Jan. 30, 2016, also against the Purple Eagles. The St. Louis Park, MN native totaled six shots over the two games and finished +3. It was Andrle's fifth multi-point game of the season and 14th of his career at Army. Read More


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    Mr. McDermott ’83 Discusses his Leadership PhilosophyCadets and Faculty from across the Academy attended an intimate discussion on leadership held in the Haig Room of Jefferson Hall. As part of the Class of ’83 Distinguished Leader Series, Mr. Bill McDermott discussed his leadership philosophy through first hand examples that spanned his career. Mr. McDermott is the first American CEO of SAP, the largest enterprise software company in the world. This leadership series strives to advance the study of leadership at the academy by exposing members to leaders from across multiple facets. Following this discussion, the audience walked away better leaders of character with the veritable and frank discussion focused on the importance of Authenticity, Character, Empathy, and drive.


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    Kessler’s Career Marks Help Lift Army The Army West Point men's basketball team ended a three-game skid with a thrilling 52-47 victory at Holy Cross here Wednesday night. Jacob Kessler was the man of the night, notching a career high in points and rebounds. The yearling finished 6-of-9 from the floor, 3-of-6 from behind-the-arc and 2-of-2 at the free throw line for a team-best 17 points. He added nine rebounds, including three on the offensive glass to lead the Black Knights in that category as well. Jordan Fox added 10 points, while Matt Wilson chipped in nine after going 4-of-5 from the floor and 1-of-2 at the charity stripe. Rookie Tommy Funk dished out a team-best four assists to go along with John Emezie's two steals and two blocks. Army held the 32-25 edge at the break but an 8-0 run from the home team to start the second half quickly erased any deficit and handed Holy Cross the one-point lead at 33-32. Read More


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    Amateur Radio Cadets Pass Element 220 cadets, two officers, and one staff member successfully passed the FCC Element 2 exam and earned their Technician Class Amateur Radio license at the recent test session held in Jefferson Hall. Joe DeLorenzo: W2BCC, Mark Copeletti: WM2C, Rafael Bernabe: K2NET, and Bruce Baccaro: K2ULZ the four local area amateur radio operators that assisted as Volunteer Examiners were appreciated. They also had Cadet Amateur Radio Club members participate as Volunteer Examiners: CPT(P) Matthew Sherburne: KF4WZB, Dr. John Rogers: AC2SG, Dr. Joseph Lynch: N6CL, and Carol Lynch: W6CL.


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    Army Baseball vs. The Mets 2017Army West Point baseball will renew its longstanding historic tradition by hosting the New York Mets in an exhibition game this March. The Black Knights are set to welcome the Mets to Doubleday Field at Johnson Stadium on Friday, March 31, at 3 p.m. The exhibition game will be New York's final tune up of spring training before opening its season on April 3. The contest will be Army's 22nd of the year, and will be the Cadets' last game before kicking off Patriot League play with a doubleheader the next day at Lafayette. Mets legends such as Dwight Gooden, Keith Hernandez and Darryl Strawberry played at West Point just a short time ago, and now manager Terry Collins and his 2017 squad will grace the historic playing surface at Doubleday Field. Read More


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    Owen L. Coon Memorial Debate TournamentThe West Point Debate Team travelled to Evanston, Illinois to compete in the 54th Owen L. Coon Memorial Debate Tournament. To match wits against high level competitors from around the country, cadets Quanzel Caston ’17 and Isabella Minter ’19 earned a total of three ballots, helping to improve the teams national ranking. COL(R) McKeeman, “The Red Knight,” accompanied the team for their Day One rounds, sharing insights and expertise that he cultivated as a member of the West Point Debate Team and throughout his service as an artilleryman.


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    The Army West Point women's basketball team won for the fifth time in a row, with a 60-41 Patriot League victory over Holy Cross on Wednesday evening at Christl Arena. Army collects its fifth win in a row and improves to 19-6 overall and 10-4 in the league, while Holy Cross drops to 6-19 and 4-10. Yearling Madison Hovren led the Black Knights with 16 points and 13 rebounds for her 14th double-double of the season. Click here for the video recap: https://youtu.be/-q3TbOJnDGI. With 14 career double-doubles, Hovren moved into a tie with Jen Hazlett ’14 for third on Army's career double-doubles list since the 1990-91 season. Cow Aliyah Murray came up one rebound shy of a double-double, with 12 points and nine boards, while classmate Janae McNeal also netted 12 points and pulled down six rebounds. Cow Daizjah Morris added eight points, and classmate Lena' Hicks scored six points off the bench. Tricia Byrne paced Holy Cross with 13 points, while Lauren Manis totaled 10 points and seven boards. Read More


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    Ski Patrol Training at LabradorThe West Point Ski Patrol conducted training at Labrador Ski Area. 14 Patrol Candidates and 6 Patrollers worked with 7 instructors to refine skiing and snowboard skills as well as sledding and toboggan handling on a wide variety of terrain. The West Point Ski Patrol has a long history with Labrador Ski Area and has been visiting almost every year for the past 30 years!


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    Center for Language, Culture, & Regional Studies (CLCRS)CLCRS hosted its first monthly forum to highlight faculty research outreach to the greater Academy community. CLCRS is dedicated to being the entry point for the Academy for LREC (language, regional expertise, and cultural) learning, teaching, and research and to be a source for LREC scholarly community building. At the inaugural Monthly Forum, Dr. Amaya Amell (Spanish, DFL) highlighted her CLCRS-supported research into separatism in Spain. LTC Gregory briefed how CLCRS can help faculty conduct research and secure grants. Dr. Wolfel participated in the “academic week” of D Co, 92nd Civil Affairs before their deployment to the Balkans/Caucasus. Dr. Wolfel discussed his LREC knowledge of the region and answered questions from the team. CLCRS hopes these interactions will help the Army improve its Cross-Cultural Competence (CCC), especially in areas of high CCC use (e.g. CA, MISO, etc.)


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