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    CDT Leslie Frankland '18The Army West Point women's tennis team concluded its 2018 regular season with a thrilling 4-3 victory over Boston University on Sunday afternoon (Senior Day) at the Lichtenberg Tennis Center. Prior to the match, Army honored firstie Leslie Frankland for her contributions to the program over the last four seasons. With the win, the Black Knights improved to 18-6 and 6-1 in Patriot League play, while the Terriers dropped to 8-12 overall and 3-1 in league play. Army defeated Boston University in the final match of the regular season for the second year in a row. Melanie Allen clinched the victory with a win in the No. 2 singles position. Allen, Ana Joyner and Kirby Einck all went 2-0 in singles action this weekend. Einck finished a perfect 4-0 overall between the two matches. Einck and Gloria Son won their 15th doubles match of the season. Read More


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    "Me Too" Domestic Affairs ForumThe Domestic Affairs Forum and American Politics Faculty had a roundtable on "The Politics of Me Too and Time's Up." Cadets and faculty had a candid discussion about the movements' potential effects on political participation, the media, and future campaigns, as well as potential implications for the Army.


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    Screening of the Documentary Égalité for AllCPT(P) Liliane Delva provided historical context for thirty-six cadets and faculty prior to the screening of the documentary Égalité for All. Following the viewing, cadets participated in a discussion which addressed the impact of foreign aid and intervention, Haitian Vodou and the American origins of its caricature otherwise known as Voodoo, white supremacy, and dependency theory. CPT(P) Delva also prepared several Haitian dishes for the students to enjoy.


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    First-Place Baseball Continues to RollArmy West Point baseball extended its winning streak to nine-straight games after its second consecutive weekend sweep. The Black Knights controlled nearly all of Sunday's weekend finale at Lafayette, registering a 22-1 victory at Kamine Stadium. The outcome handed Army its first 20-plus run win since a 21-8 victory over Lehigh during the 2009 season. It was also the most runs scored by the Cadets since a 27-12 win against Sacred Heart in 2008. Starting pitcher Daniel Burggraaf got things started early for the Black Knights, sitting six-straight batters down via a strikeout to begin the game. Army broke the scoreless deadlock in the third with four runs on three hits. Josh White, Drake Titus and Trey Martin each registered a hit in the frame with Martin's single to center field bringing home two runs batted in. The Black Knights added an additional run in the fourth after a small two-out rally. Titus earned a walk before Jon Rosoff doubled down the left field line to score the yearling. Read More


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  • 04/16/18--08:56: DSE Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
  • DSE Ribbon Cutting CeremonyThe Department of Systems Engineering (DSE) hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open its newly renovated space in Mahan Hall. COL Kewley was joined by architect Roy Pachecano who had gifted the plans for the renovation, Ms. Toni Lewis from AOG and Dr. Jim Dalton, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. The renovations resulted in a modern space with collaboration rooms dedicated to facilitating cadet group work as well as new meeting rooms for the faculty. These rooms greatly enhanced the Department’s ability to fulfill its mission to educate cadets as well as solve real world problems for capstone clients.


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    Cadets Visit Sikorsky Aviation in StratfordCadets in the Core Engineering Sequence Capstone Project Course conducted a site visit to Sikorsky Aviation in Stratford, CT. The Cadets are doing research on the integration of Additive Manufacturing (3D printing) to improve point-of-use sustainment. The trip included a series of briefings from technical experts as well as a factory tour.


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    Cadets Dig Deep to Finish SandhurstBefore the more than 60 squads of cadets could finish the Sandhurst Military Skills Competition here Saturday, one last grueling event stood in their way. In the run up to this event -- dubbed the "Burden" -- cadets had spent roughly 36 hours traversing 30-plus miles through training areas to conduct 10 other events on the grounds of the U.S. Military Academy. Events in the competition included a squad assault, rifle marksmanship, land navigation, an obstacle course and many other strenuous activities designed to measure the grit and competence of cadets in the skills they may one day use to lead others in combat. "It teaches you to excel with excellence in everything you do," Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen, the Academy's superintendent, said of the two-day competition. "It also teaches you the mental and physical toughness, the relentlessness and the discipline that's necessary to work as a team to accomplish the mission." Click here to see photos: Day 1 | Day 2.

    This year, the 3rd Regiment received the Sandhurst Sword, which is given to the Academy regiment with the best aggregate company performance. The sword was originally presented in 1967 to the Academy by the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in England to begin the annual competition.

    An Air Force squad earned the top overall score to receive the Reginald E. Johnson Memorial Saber. It was the service's first squad to win the competition. "We're just a weird group of Air Force guys who wanted to go Air Force but wanted to play Army," said Air Force Academy Cadet Nathan Ziegler. "We have a lot of us who are interested in doing more ground force work instead of being directly in aviation." Full Story»


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  • 04/17/18--10:36: Trophy Point Easter Egg Hunt
  • Trophy Point Easter Egg HuntThe Department of History conducted an Easter Egg Hunt at historic Trophy Point. Department children got a visit from the Easter Bunny and searched for eggs hidden in cannons ranging from the American Revolution to the Spanish American War. The weather was fantastic and the company even better. Congratulations to Theodore Gatzemeyer for finding the most eggs and winning a large chocolate bunny!


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    RRC Faculty Serve on Sandhurst PanelMAJ Dominic Larkin and LTC Christopher Lowrance from the Robotics Research Center (RRC) served as panelists in a breakout session of the Sandhurst Conference on Monday, 9 April 2018. In line with the conference theme of “Training to Win Tomorrow’s Wars”, the pair of officers led an interactive discussion about the possibilities and challenges of integrating unmanned systems into military units. Some of the topics included the current and projected use of autonomous systems in the military, their strengths and limitations, and some considerations when training with these systems. The panel consisted of two one-hour sessions with roughly thirty participants each. The participants included ROTC cadets and international students.


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    Cadets Host Dinner with BG(R) Galloway '57 The Civil Engineering club hosted a professional development dinner at Eisenhower Hall for Former USMA Dean ('90 - '95), BG(R) Gerald Galloway and local ASCE chapter. General Gerald Galloway offered his thoughts on Hurricane Harvey, the challenges of climate changes and ethical dilemmas engineers face. Over 70 cadets, faculty and civilians from the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering and the ASCE Mohawk Hudson Branch attended the event. General Galloway drew on his lifelong experience as an engineer and applied it to the devastating hurricane that struck Texas.


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    CDT Jon Rosoff '18Catcher Jon Rosoff of the Army West Point baseball team was named the Patriot League Player of the Week after his impressive performances. The senior earned his first conference weekly honor after helping the Black Knights go 5-0 this week, including a three-game weekend series sweep of league foe Lafayette. Rosoff batted .611 (11-for-18), while reaching base at a .550 clip and slugging .889. The Durham, N.C., native had four multi-hit games, including three doubles and one triple, while crossing the plate eight times and driving in eight runs. Against the Leopards, Rosoff went 8-for-13 with eight runs and five RBIs. He finished 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader and 3-for-5 with three runs and two RBIs in Sunday's victory. Also receiving honorable mention praise was cow pitcher Daniel Burggraaf, who allowed one run on four hits through 5.0 innings to earn a victory against Lafayette on Sunday afternoon. The right-hander struck out a season-high nine and walked two to improve to 5-0 on the season. Read More


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    Cadets Shadow Physicians at Walter Reed Medical CenterThirty-four cadets from the West Point Pre-Medical Society (WPMMS) traveled to Walter Reed National Medical Center in Bethesda, MD to shadow physicians in an array of specialties. This annual opportunity allows cadets to gain invaluable shadowing experience that is required in their future applications to medical school. For two full days cadets directly experience the rigors of the hospital work environment and learn specific skills of various specialties. The third day of the trip consisted of tours, including cadaver labs, and admissions speeches at the Uniformed Services University for the Health Sciences (USUHS) and the Georgetown School of Medicine. Additionally, a select group of cadets attended a reception at Georgetown, where they met MG(R) Joseph Caravalho, former Chief Medical Advisor to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and currently the president of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation.


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    Cadets Trek Through the Sahara DesertCadets studying abroad in Morocco ventured into the Sahara Desert on a program-sponsored visit to the village of Merzouga. They experienced first-hand the cultural distinctions between North and South Morocco, Moroccans of Arab descent and those mainly populated by the country's native people, the Amazigh. As part of the cultural excursion, the cadets learned a couple of Tamazight phrases and tasted khobz medfouna, the area's traditional dish.

    Photo: A guide leads Cadets and their classmates from AMIDEAST on a trek near Merzouga in the Sahara Desert of southern Morocco


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    Cadets Earn Distinguished Delegate Honors at NUMALCadets of the USMA Model Arab League club traveled to Georgetown University in the nation's capital to compete in the National University Model Arab League competition (NUMAL), representing the Republic of the Sudan. Cadets debated in sessions of the Joint Defense Council, Council on Palestinian Affairs, Council on Political Affairs, Council of Arab Social Affairs, Council of Arabic Economic Affairs, Council of Environmental Affairs, and a Special Council on Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons. Cadets Jacqueline Parga '19 and Jordan Lawson '21 earned Distinguished Delegate Honors for their skillful representation in the Joint Defense Council. The club qualified for the National University competition at the Northeast Regional Competition held in Boston, MA. Graduating members from the Class of 2018 include Cadet-in-Charge Joseph Bosse, Kai Kizzie, Macauley Hoyt, Jonathan Lee, Joseph Conroy, and Saud bin Saud – their knowledge and experience will be missed. Cadets Jacqueline Parga '19 and Joel Macklin '19 assume the mantel of leadership of the club as it turns its attention to recruiting new members to replace the Class of 2018 cohort.


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    West Point Hosts Duathlon at BucknerThe West Point Triathlon Team hosted the annual West Point Duathlon at Camp Buckner. Representing the Department of Systems Engineering were CPT Christine Krueger (Race Director) and CDT Madison Jones. The duathlon consisted of a 2-kilometer run followed by a 22-kilometer bike and concluded with a 5-kilometer run. Over 80 athletes braved the freezing temperatures representing over 10 schools from the Northeast Collegiate Triathlon Conference as well as a few dozen local athletes. By completing this race, the collegiate athletes qualified to compete in USA Triathlon Collegiate Nationals held later this month at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.


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    COL Meyer Receives American Concrete Institute AwardCOL Fred Meyer, Head of the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering (CME), was awarded the Cedric Willson Lightweight Aggregate Concrete Award at the Spring 2018 American Concrete Institute Conference in Salt Lake City. COL Meyer received the award in recognition for his many contributions to the knowledge base for concrete technology, and the effective transfer of this knowledge to students and others through research, professional papers, presentations, and standards development activities.


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    Cadets Brief Capstone Results to SOCOMTwo teams of cadets from the Department of Systems Engineering supported U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) throughout academic year 2018 as their firstie year capstone. They provided systems engineering support and research for the Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS), a SOCOM project to build a powered exoskeleton for special operators. The two teams briefed their results to the SOCOM Acquisition Executive, Mr. Jim Smith '86 and TALOS Chief Engineer, COL Alex MacCalman '95. Cadets Allie Caudullo, Madison Jones, Josh Owen, and Corey Wilkinson, advised by Dr. Vik Mittal briefed "TALOS Objective Specifications and Technology Market Research." Cadets Fred Kamuzinzi, Shemar McCuller, Brendan McGuire, and Blake Warnock, advised by MAJ Steve Gillespie briefed "TALOS Behavioral Modeling in Support of System Verification." Both briefs were well received and provided TALOS with required systems engineering support.


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    Hockey Celebrates 2017-18 Team at Year End BanquetIn front of the 2017-18 team, coaches, staff, family and friends, the Army West Point hockey team handed out awards at the annual banquet in Washington Hall. In addition to the team awards given out, the Black Knights announced Dalton MacAfee and Taylor Maruya as duo captains for the 2018-19 season. Yearling defender Alex Wilkinson was honored with the Henry "Hal" Beukema Award. The Beukema Award, which was initiated in 1955, is given each year in the memory of Maj. Beukema to the team's most valuable player. Wilkinson is the first defenseman to earn the award since Associate Head Coach Zach McKelvie received the honors in 2010. He is also just the 12th defenseman to garner the "Hal" Beukema Award in its 63 years. This season, Wilkinson was named the Atlantic Hockey Association's Best Defenseman. He led an Army defense that finished with the league's best penalty kill (.878) and the second-best scoring defense. The Raleigh, N.C., native ranked second in the league with 14 power play points including four goals on the man-advantage. The yearling was second on the team in game-winning goals with four and finished the regular season with 30 blocks and a +4 rating. He tallied four multi-point games on the year, while setting a career-high in points (3) at Bentley on Feb. 16. The award honors Henry "Hal" Beukema who died in a plane crash in 1954 after attaining the rank of major. The team MVP award has been given out every year since 1955 and is voted on by team members. Read More


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    BS&L Cadets Host S&P ExecutivesCadets and faculty from the department of Behavioral Sciences & Leadership's (BS&L) Management major hosted executives and leaders from Standard and Poors (S&P) Dow Jones based in New York City. Most attendees were members of S&P's Veterans' affinity group, "Valor". S&P executives and leaders interacted with cadets and faculty through discussions on character, training and developing character, and balancing work/life commitments. All S&P visitors attended a military leadership class on team dynamics, and attended a brief by MAJ Yoonie Dunham.


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    CDT Melanie Allen '19Melanie Allen of the Army West Point women's tennis team collected Patriot League Female Player of the Week honors after leading the Black Knights to a 2-0 showing in the final week of the 2018 regular season. This the first time Allen has been recognized by the league this season and the second time in her career. The Cape Coral, Fla., native competed to a 2-0 record at the No. 2 singles position and went 1-1 in the top doubles flight against Lehigh and Boston U. She defeated Lehigh's Paula Gonzalez on Friday (7-5, 4-6, 6-4) and Boston's Remi Ramos (4-6, 6-2, 7-6(4)) on Sunday to clinch the match versus the Terriers. It was Allen's first career win over a player from BU and it marked the second year in a row that Army beat the Terriers in the regular season finale after previously being winless in the first 13 meetings. Allen was one of three Cadets to go 2-0 in singles on the weekend, along with plebe Ana Joyner and cow Kirby Einck. She also set personal bests for singles wins in a season at 18, in addition to posting her first 20-win season in doubles action. The Black Knights begin postseason play by hosting the Patriot League tournament as the 2-seed from Thursday through Sunday at the Lichtenberg and Malek Tennis Centers. Army's first match will be on Friday in the quarterfinals against 7-seed Lafayette at 4 p.m.


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