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    CDT Janae McNeal '18Behind one of its best shooting performances of the season, the Army West Point women's basketball team won its third consecutive Patriot League game after defeating Colgate, 69-49, on Wednesday morning at Christl Arena. Madison Hovren and Janae McNeal led the Black Knights (15-12, 8-8 Patriot League) on the offensive end against the Raiders (6-21, 2-14 Patriot League). The duo combined for 32 of the team's 69 points. Hovren came one rebound shy of a double-double and finished the contest with 18 points on 8-of-12 shooting and nine boards. McNeal tallied 14 points while connecting on six of her 11 tries from the field and added three assists. Morgann Yancey and Libby Tacka provided a spark off the bench, with a combined 17 points. Read More


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    Debate Leaves The New School UnscathedThe West Point Policy Debate team traveled to The New School in New York City to compete in the third tournament of the semester. CDTs Isabella Minter '19 & Henry Smith '20 faced fierce competitors in the Varsity Division, including New York University, Binghamton University, Liberty University, and Boston College. Despite the challenges, the team finished the tournament as the Varsity Division Champion with an undefeated record. Minter took home the Top Speaker award for the tournament, while Smith won the 9th Speaker Award.


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    Men's Swimming and DivingThe Army West Point men's swimming and diving team placed twelve Cadets on the postseason all-league teams following last week's second-place finish at the Patriot League Championships. "We had a very good conference meet and I'm proud of all our swimmers and divers," head coach Mickey Wender said. "We Worked hard, executed well, stayed tough and accomplished most of our goals. We stayed together as a team and had a lot of fun, while representing West Point well. Everyone learned a lot and will build on this as we move ahead." Individuals who win events at the Patriot League Swimming & Diving Championships automatically qualify for the All-League first team, while runner-up finishers are guaranteed a second-team spot. Both teams are back-filled by points, meaning a second-team member can move up to the first team if they accumulated enough points during the meet. Only individual points count. Read More


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  • 02/23/18--07:12: Athletic Director's Update
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    Athletic Director's Update


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    A Night at the Movies with CPT SalinasDuring the History Department’s most recent “Night at the Movies” CPT(P) Tony Salinas provides historical context for thirty-seven cadets and faculty from various departments prior to the screening of the movie 300. Following the movie, cadets participated in a discussion and learned about Greek warfare.


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    "Jack From the Back" Triumphant on Trivia NightThe second History Department Trivia Night of the semester was held at the First Class Club. The night was sponsored by the Directorate of Cadet Activities, the Association of Graduates, and the Office of the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, to include gift cards to the winners, as well as apparel and other items in the raffle, with excellent support from staff, faculty and cadets. Well over 100 cadets competed, on 19 teams, battling over questions supplied by Professor McDonough, CPT Browning, and MAJ Hope. "Jack from the Back" were eventually declared as the winners in a sudden death playoff. The winning question was "How many total medals did the United States win during the Sochi Winter Olympics?" If you think you know the answer to this question come out and join them next time on March 7 at the First Class Club at 8pm. Staff and Faculty are always welcomed to form teams and come compete for bragging rights over their cadets!


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    Cadets Visit the Goethe-Institut in NYCCadets enrolled in Dr. Diane Richardson's LG484 course on "German Civilization Today" visited the Goethe-Institut in New York City for a screening of the documentary film The NSU Complex. The Goethe-Institut is Germany’s worldwide cultural institute that promotes knowledge of the German language and fosters international collaborations. The screening of the film provided the Cadets insight on the ongoing investigations surrounding the National Socialist Underground (NSU), the most lethal German terror organization since World War II. Following the film, cadets also participated in a Q&A with Avi Feldman.


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    CDT Ben Harvey '20Four Army West Point wrestlers were recognized in the final NWCA Coaches' Panel of the regular season with five being named in the RPI rankings, which the NCAA released Thursday afternoon. Additionally, the NCAA released the allocations of automatic bids to the national tournament for each weight class and conference. In the final Coaches' Panel, 174-pounder Ben Harvey jumped to 25th, while firstie co-captain Andrew Mendel entered the rankings at 28th at 165 pounds. Rocco Caywood also moved up one spot to 29th at 197 pounds with Noah Stewart rounding out the group at 32nd in 184 pounds. Harvey was the only Army wrestler to earn a pre-allocation spot for the EIWA towards the total number of automatic bids to the NCAA Championships his weight class receives. Harvey improved to 15-7 on the year after defeating eighth-ranked Jadaen Bernstein, 7-6, to tie the dual in Annapolis on Saturday. It was his first career victory over the Mids and third over a ranked opponent this season. The New Palestine, Ind., native sports a team-best 6-2 dual record this year with two major decisions. He has also won a team-best three matches over ranked opponents, including two against top-10 grapplers. Read More


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    Mr. Kanehara from Japan Speaks with CadetsThe International Affairs Forum (IAF) and Modern War Institute (MWI) hosted Mr. Nobukatsu Kanehara who serves as the Deputy National Security Advisor of Japan. Mr. Kanehara spoke in depth about the history of the alliance between Japan and the United States, the shared norms that solidify the relationship between the two countries.


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    CDT Cole Casanova '19Many athletes time is limited in their sport, especially when you're sidelined for a year with an injury. After winning the ECAC Rookie of the Year, Cole Casanova of the Army West Point gymnastics team missed his entire sophomore season after needing surgery. After being away from gymnastics for eight months, Casanova has battled his way back and recently won his first all-around title at the All-Academy Championships. From now on, he will be enjoying every competition and every moment.


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    Cadet Capstone Visits Lockheed MartinA cadet team from the one-semester capstone course Applied Systems Design and Decision Making, from the Department of Systems Engineering traveled to Arizona to visit a Lockheed Martin Level 2 maintenance repair depot for the Apache helicopter M-TADS/PNVS (Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor) system. Given the wide-ranging and complex nature of repairs that the depot receives, the cadet team is exploring how to incorporate Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) into the repair and training process to improve overall depot efficiencies, better support repair technicians, and establish a technology foundation that could be utilized in other repair applications and platforms in the future.


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    CDT Tyler Pham '18The fourth-seeded Army West Point Hockey team is set to host the fifth-seed Air Force Mar. 9-11 at Tate Rink for the Quarterfinals. Tickets are now available to fans. Chairbacks can be purchased for $10 each, while bleacher seating is $9 a person.


    To purchase tickets, Click Here, or by calling the ticket office at 1-877-TIX-ARMY or in person at Gate 3 of Michie Stadium.


    With the four-point weekend over Sacred Heart to close out the season, Army finished tied for third in Atlantic Hockey standings with 30 points. Holy Cross edged the Cadets in the tie breaker, but the Black Knights won it over Air Force to earn the fourth-place slot.

    The service academy rivals will renew their rivalry Mar. 9-11 for a best of three series in the Atlantic Hockey Quarterfinals. All games will begin at 7:05 p.m.


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    SA Mitek Speaks to Cadets About Hostage RescueSpecial Agent Joseph Mitek, an assistant team leader on the FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team (HRT), spoke to approximately seventy-five cadets in classes and during a Dean’s hour briefing. Topics covered were his service on the HRT, the support HRT provides to local and state law enforcement agencies, small unit leadership, and ways to continue serving the nation after graduation. SA Mitek used case studies on the 2013 Alabama Hostage Rescue near Dothan, AL and the 2016 Dracy Pendleton manhunt to illustrate his points. After spending the day with cadets in the classroom, SA Mitek closed out the trip with dinner at the First Class Club amongst faculty and cadets.


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    Men's TennisThe Army West Point Men's Tennis team defeated NJIT 5-2 in their first match of the weekend Saturday afternoon at the Lichtenberg Tennis Center, handing the Highlanders their first loss of the season. The Black Knights now improve to 4-7 overall, while NJIT falls to 4-1 on the season. Cows David Mitchell and Grant Patterson clinched the doubles point for the Cadets with a 6-1 victory over Zac Castagna and Aleska Petrovic. Army earned two other double victories as well, and finished the day with four wins in singles play. Read More


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    Cadets Listen to Panel of Dual Military CouplesRecently during Dean's Hour approximately sixty cadets attended a panel comprised of dual military couples. Jointly hosted by the United States Corps of Cadets (USCC) Cadet Brigade Staff and the History Department, officers from Systems Engineering, Math, Physical Education, History, and the Admissions office shared their experiences regarding the Married Army Couples Program, childcare, finances, time management, career planning, and the importance of communication. Additionally, Mrs. Kathryn Seymour of the Army Community Service (ACS) provided a briefing addressing current Army policies and her role as the Academy's Relocation Readiness Program Manager. Cadets then participated in a 20-minute question and answer session, which allowed them to leverage the diverse group of officers' present.


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    Men's Swimming & Diving The Army West Point men's swimming and diving team broke two academy and four plebe records on the first day of the Army Invite at Crandall Pool. The foursome of Josh Zock, Sean Paul Stolarski, Brian McKenrick and Billy Webber set a plebe record in the 200 free relay with a time of 1:21.78. McKenrick would later go on to set an Academy record in the 100 back after touching the wall at 48.13. In the 200 medley relay, it was McKenrick, Zook, Jared Chulavatr and Webber setting a plebe record with a time of 1:30.49. The 400 medley relay squad of McKenrick, Zook, Chulavatr and Graham Ungrady broke a plebe record at 3:18.75. Ungrady, McKenrick, James Bilbrey and Tyler Kim then set a plebe record in the 800 free relay after they finished with a time of 6:39.75. Kevin Doo broke the Academy record in the 100 fly after posting a time of 47.58. Read More


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    LTC Ware's Manuscript Accepted for Publication in Cartographica LTC Jared Ware, Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, was informed that his manuscript "Evaluating Online and Traditional Learning Environments Utilizing Cartographic Generalization Techniques" has been accepted for publication in the journal Cartographica. Cartographica is an international, interdisciplinary and peer-reviewed journal that publishes transformative research, education, and practice contributions to the social, political, technological, and historical aspects of cartography. The journal provides a forum for the exchange of original perspectives and innovative findings in the production, design, use, cognitive understanding, and novel applications of maps in arts, cartography, computer science, economy, engineering, geography, history, medicine, health, and surveying. Ware's paper is based on research that earned him the United States Military Academy 2017 Adams Award.


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    Army West Point HockeyThe Army West Point Hockey team completed its weekend sweep over Sacred Heart with a 4-3 victory Saturday night. With the four-point weekend, Army finished tied for third in Atlantic Hockey standings with 30 points. Holy Cross edged the Cadets in the tie breaker, but the Black Knights won it over Air Force to earn the fourth-place slot. The service academy rivals will renew their rivalry Mar. 9-11 for a best of three series in the Atlantic Hockey Quarterfinals. Army finished tied for third in Atlantic Hockey standings with 30 points. The Cadets return to the Quarterfinals of the AHC for the third-straight season. It is the second consecutive year to earn a First-Round bye. The Black Knights earned four points on the weekend for its first home sweep of the year and third overall. For the eighth time this season, the Cadets netted two goals on the power play. Army honored its 11 firsties prior to the game and sent them off with an alma mater salute after tonight's game. To purchase tickets, Click Here, or by calling the ticket office at 1-877-TIX-ARMY or in person at Gate 3 of Michie Stadium. Read More


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    Physical Penetration Training by the Core GroupThe Special Interest Group for Security, Audit and Control (SIGSAC) club met at Thayer Hall to receive physical security training by the Core Group. Through this training, cadets in SIGSAC received full awareness of how to best protect buildings and grounds from unauthorized access, as well as how to compromise most existing physical security to understand realistic threats and risks. Physical security is a frequently overlooked component of data and system security in the technology world. While often forgotten, it is no less critical than timely patches, appropriate password policies, and proper user permissions. The most hardened servers and networks will not make the slightest difference if someone can gain direct access to physical devices which hold sensitive and important information.


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    CDT Matt Ball '18The Army West Point Baseball team recorded its second-straight victory over Big Ten foe Maryland here Saturday afternoon thanks to a 3-0 shutout. The win marked the Cadets' third of the year, pulling them to .500 on the early season at 3-3. Pitching was again the story for Army as it received 7.2 impressive innings from Matt Ball. The Charlotte, N.C., native allowed just four hits, while striking out seven during his time on the hill. At one point throughout the game, the firstie retired nine batters down to keep the Black Knights in front by two. Cow Jacob Carte then closed things out, posting his first save of the season after not allowing a hit throughout the final 1.1 innings. Army broke the scoreless deadlock in the top of the fourth when John McKenna reached base after being hit by a pitch. Matt Hudgins then followed that up doubling down the left field line to bring home McKenna from first. Read More


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