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    Fencing Competes at the MAAC ConferenceCDT Dan Kurtzahn was awarded The Centurion Pin awarded by COL Ness. This pin is awarded to all Department of Physical Education (DPE) Competitive Team Captains to wear on their black jacket. It speaks of the ancient Centurion as a warrior and talks about our ideals in terms of leadership. The Army West Point Men's Fencing Team traveled to Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ to compete in the second leg of MAAC conference matches for men's fencing. The team was the only club in a field of all varsity teams and came out on top. A split 2-2 record was achieved by the men in defeating Yeshiva University by a score of 19-8 and Hunter College 15-12; they were defeated by host Stevens at 10-17 and NCAA Div I Nationally ranked. The men used the opportunity to step up their attack in each bout on Stevens and decided leadership and a desire to fight hard win those bouts over opponents with many years of experience over them. Men's Sabre (The Cavalry Weapon) took the day with a 2-2 record and even defeated Stevens by a score of 6-3. Leading the squad is CDT Noah Kambili, and with team mate CDT Chris Papa both took home 7-5 records with CDT Phil White at 5-4 Men's Epee also did well with a 2-2 record with CDT Vaughn Johnson prevailing over many potential 4-4 ties only to end up 7-4 for the day.


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    Cadets Attend SCONA at Texas A&MFour cadets from the Student Conference on U.S. Affairs (SCUSA) traveled to Texas A&M in February to participate in the Student Conference on National Affairs (SCONA). SCONA provided cadets the opportunity to interact with delegates from around the nation to exchange ideas and discuss the role of the United States in the global community. This year, the cadets discussed the new world disorder and considered America's roles, responsibilities, and relationships. As part of the conference, they the opportunity to meet COL Daniel Ragsdale, the Crazy Colonel.


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    CDTs Alex Wilkinson '20 and Lynne Mooradian '20Yearlings Alex Wilkinson of the Army West Point hockey team and Lynne Mooradian of the Army West Point women's track and field team were named the Corps Squad Scholar Athletes of the Month for February. Following a team-leading, four-point weekend versus Bentley on Feb. 16-17, Wilkinson was named the Atlantic Hockey Association Defensive Player of the Week. He scored Army's first two goals and dished out an assist in a 5-1 win over Bentley. The yearling defenseman finished the weekend with two power play points. One of his goals on the first night was the game-winner, which was his fourth of the season. He now boasts 14 power play points, which is tied for sixth on the team. In his recent start for the hockey team versus Sacred Heart, Wilkinson recorded an assist in Army's 6-0 win.

    Cadet Lynne Mooradian, currently ranks first in the class of 2020 and maintains a 4.230 cumulative GPA as a Mechanical Engineering major. Her department academic counselor states the following about her performance within her major: "Lynne Mooradian is the number one ranked cadet of 86 in the mechanical engineering major. She earned the top grade in ME201, Introduction to Mechanical Engineering, during the fall semester." While Cadet Mooradian is clearly one of the top academic performers at USMA, she also generously tutors her peers and assists them in their coursework as well. She was instrumental in her team's recent victory on Feb. 3 over Navy, as well as the team's second-place finish at the Patriot League Championships on Feb. 17-18. Read More


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    CDT Maddie Burns '20The Army West Point women's lacrosse team defeated Iona on the road, 9-6, on Wednesday afternoon at Mazzella Field. The Black Knights improved to 3-2 on the season, while the Gaels fell to 3-2. Army collected the game's first goal a little more than three minutes into the contest when Maddie Miller came out from behind the cage to find rookie Jackie Brattan waiting on the doorstep. The two defensive units tightened up from there, however, as neither team scored again until there was 17:34 remaining in the opening period. A costly turnover gave the home team good field position which the Gaels turned into the equalizing score. The goals came in a flurry after that, with three shots finding the back of the cage over the next three minutes. Rachel Hornick handed the lead back to the Black Knights at the 16:03 mark off a pass from Miller before Brattan added an insurance tally 52-seconds later. Iona responded within the next 60 seconds, however, on a free position goal to trim the lead back down to one, 3-2. Read More


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    Alpine Skiing Takes 2nd at Hunter MountainThe West Point alpine team traveled to Hunter Mountain Ski Resort to compete in races for the 2018 United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA). The USCSA winners were announced at the end of competition. The results are as follows: Sawyer Harkins was awarded first place for men's alpine skiing Jon Paul was awarded third place for Men's Snowboard Freestyle. The Men's Alpine team was awarded second place and qualified for regionals to be held at Wintergreen in Virginia.


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    Cadet Hostess Sponsors "Girls Night Out"In preparation for 100th Night- Clinique held a free "Girls Night Out" Make-up demonstration. Meeting in the Riverside Cafe about 25 female cadets and friends came to learn the insider tricks of the trade and have their makeup professionally applied. Laura and "QB" were two talented artists that trans-formed the cadets with ease. These professional artists stated, "Everyone has different facial structures, emphasizing your best feature and highlighting it with just a little bit of makeup, enhances it and draws attention to your beauty." Normally, professional makeup application costs about $200.00, but this event was free of charge. Plus, everyone took home a treat bag filled with samples and gifts were given out to lucky cadets. The overwhelming question was… When is there going to be another makeup clinic? They are hoping to schedule the next clinic before graduation.


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    Catholic Chapel Choir 13th Annual OutreachThe Cadet Catholic Chapel Choir, directed by Mrs. Schlegel traveled to Easton, PA for the 13th consecutive year to conduct their annual outreach event. Accompanying the choir were Dr. Kowalski (D/CLS), LTC Robertson (ACI) and Mrs. Lapisardi, the incoming Music Director for Most Holy Trinity. The trip was an excellent developmental experience for the Cadets, especially the Choir President, CDT Maddie Crimmins ‘18. Housed with the generous families of the host parish, St. Rocco's in Martins Creek, PA, cadets sang in the musical liturgy of one service on Saturday and two Sunday with a total congregation of approximately 500. This event is a once a year opportunity to interact with members of the community in Easton where we have been conducting outreach for over a dozen years. However, due to mandatory training this year’s trip section was limited to 1st and 2nd Class Cadets. Fortunately for the seven First Class Cadets, they had this last opportunity to socialize with their sponsor families. Many of the firsties have developed close relationships with their sponsors over the last four years and this was a special time to spend with them before they graduate.


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    Project Mgmt Cadets Meet with Timothy CainCadets from Project Management, from the Department of Systems Engineering met with Timothy Cain, Project Manager from the Army Corps of Engineers New York district and the Kokalakis Construction Superintendent to visit the Pershing Barracks remodel construction site. Cadets got to observe first-hand the complexity of completing a real-world, large-scale project under the constraints of scope, budget, quality, and time. The cadets were also exposed to the challenges of being a successful project manager, the importance of high-quality communication skills, and the numerous leadership qualities needed to keep a project on track.


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  • 03/02/18--10:01: Athletic Director's Update
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    Athletic Director's Update


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    The CTC Celebrates its 15th AnniversaryThe Combating Terrorism Center (CTC) celebrated its 15th anniversary. The CTC was established on February 20, 2003, in order to better prepare cadets for new challenges they would face following the 9/11 attacks and to contribute new and cutting-edge research and analysis to the terrorism field. Housed in the Department of Social Sciences at West Point, the Center is situated at the nexus of theory and practice, which enables it to serve as a focal point and an independent voice on terrorism and counterterrorism policy and strategy. The CTC’s mission is three-fold: to educate cadets, to research terrorism and its manifestations, and to advise policy-makers and practitioners in the CT field.


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    CDTs David Symmes '18 and Johnny Surdick '19Two members of the Army West Point men's lacrosse team have been named to the Tewaaraton Award Watch List. David Symmes and Johnny Surdick are among 50 of the nation's top players on the list. The watch list includes players from all three NCAA divisions. Symmes has posted multi-point games in all, but one contest this season for Army. He opened the year with a hat trick against UMass. The firstie midfielder is second on the team with 12 points. He has scored a man-up goal in three games for Army this season and has picked up four ground balls. The Fairfax Station, Va., native is one of Army's biggest offensive threats in high stress situations. Last season, Symmes scored the game-winning goals against two top-five ranked opponents in Syracuse and Notre Dame. Surdick returned as Army's top defender for the second straight season. The cow posted season-high statistics against #14 Syracuse last weekend with six ground balls and three caused turnovers to lead both sides. The Odenton, Md., native typically marks the opponent's top attacker and has started playing the wing on the faceoffs. This season, he has an assist, 10 ground balls and five caused turnovers. Read More


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    Korean-American Relations Dine in NJKorean American cadet club members traveled to New Jersey for a cultural dine out and experience traditional Korean food. During dinner, the OIC of the trip, MAJ Yim discussed the how to enjoy the Korean food and shared his military experience with the cadets.


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    MG(R) Thomas Ayres '84MG(R) Thomas Ayres '84, former Deputy Judge Advocate General of the Army and current nominee to serve as the next U.S. Air Force General Counsel, visited the Department of Law (DLAW) and spoke with cadets. He held an informal brown bag with DLAW faculty as well as members of the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate (OSJA), where he provided insights on current legal issues facing Judge Advocates. He then spoke with the LW495 capstone class, addressing the cadets about the importance of legitimacy in warfare. The lecture was well-received and stimulated conversation about the second and third order effects of compliance with the Law of Armed Conflict.


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    Functional Fitness Sweeps the CompetitionThe Functional Fitness Club traveled to West Chester, PA to compete in a same sex partner competition hosted by CrossFit West Chester. The men swept the top 4 places finishing 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. The Ladies Placed 3rd of over 20 teams. Many members of the team gained valuable experience, recorded personal best performances.


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    Phi Alpha Theta Annual InductionThe West Point Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the History Honor Society, held its annual induction for new members in Jefferson Hall’s Haig Room. Members must major in history and have a minimum 3.0 overall GPA and a 3.1 GPA in their history courses. Following a brief social hour and opening remarks by COL Gail Yoshitani, the Deputy Head of the History Department, faculty, staff, family, and friends witnessed the induction of twenty-eight cadets. The cadets took a brief oath and then received certificates and congratulations from BG Cindy Jebb, Dean of the Academic Board, and COL Yoshitani. All then enjoyed an inspiring speech from BG Jebb to finish the evening.


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  • 03/02/18--11:29: On Point: Changing Lanes
  • CDT Calli McMullen '20Calli McMullen is a yearling sprinter on the track and field team with a passion for dance. She's done ballet all her life and has used the lessons and skills she's learned to help her in everything she does. Surprisingly enough, dance also provided her with her first door into the world of track and field. McMullen started dancing when she was just two years old. Ballet is a passion she's pursued for almost as long as she can remember. Even when her family decided to pack their bags and move to a small town called Midgeville, Georgia, she continued to find a way to dance. Ballet was something that she could take with her anywhere. To learn more on her connection between dance and track, check out this week's On Point story, "Changing Lanes" here.


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    Yoga Club Attends a Workshop in BeaconTwo cadets and volunteers from the West Point Yoga Club attended a sequencing workshop at the Beacon Yoga Center in Beacon, NY. During the workshop, students learned how to intelligently sequence a yoga class focusing on component part of a peak pose or a theme.


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    Amateur Radio Cadets Pass FCC ExamsEighteen cadets and one faculty member successfully passed the FCC Element 2 exam and earned their Technician Class Amateur Radio license. In addition, Cadet Frank Medici ’19 passed the FCC Element 3 exam and upgraded to a General class license. The cadets spent the last month attending license exam prep sessions that provided them with a learning forum in which to better understand the FCC regulatory policies and technical expertise required to pass the exam.


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    Nordic Skiing at the Farmington InviteThe Army West Point Nordic Ski Team traveled to Maine to ski in the University of Maine/Farmington Invite at Carter's X-C Ski Center in Bethel. Five members of the Army West Point Nordic team participated. The race, part of the ECSC (Eastern Collegiate Ski Conference) was a 1.2K Sprint Classic loop, with women and then men starting at 15 second intervals; the top 20 from each sex would advance to a series of elimination rounds. Ben Brea '18 led the West Point men in the 1.2K sprint completing the circuit at position #22 in 4:43.37. The rest of the men finished immediately behind him: Peter Elmlinger '19 (#23, 4:47.74), Tyler Stansbury '19 (#24, 5:00.90), and Monty Smith '19 (#25, 6:41.69). Tina Le '19 finished #29 in a field of 37 female skiers, with a time of 8:21.04.


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    "Writing for SOSH" at the Mounger Writing CenterSixteen cadets attended a workshop led by CPT Perlik, Course Director, to discuss academic writing conventions in political science and international relations. CPT Perlik discussed specific disciplinary principles especially in the context of the SOSH paper, a Signature Writing Event in the West Point Writing Program. Senior CDT Writing Fellow Nate Kreher '18 supported the workshop as well, offering tips that he has used himself as developing political scientist and suggesting techniques that he has practiced as a consultant in the Mounger Writing Center. The MWC holds Wednesday Night Workshops virtually every Wednesday, 2000-2100, in JH301; most are designed for cadets, but anyone is welcome to attend. A full schedule is available at usma.edu/wpwp.


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