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    Great Celebration of Theatre ArtsCadets were special guests at a one-night-only event celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Arts in the Armed Forces (AITAF) in NYC. Cadets mingled with veterans, actors, and theatre professionals before the show, and met with a Medal of Honor Recipient. The main event was a staged reading of True West by Sam Shepard, and featured Adam Driver (AITAF Founder, Star Wars, Paterson), Michael Shannon (The Shape of Water, Boardwalk Empire), Peter Friedman (Ragtime, Succession), and Marylouise Burke (Sideways, Meet Joe Black, 30 Rock). The cadets had front row seats and participated in a Q&A session after the play with the actors and creative staff. One of the particularly interesting observations from Mr. Driver was the original Greek plays were written by military generals who were struggling with ways to convey morals and oral histories.


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    Football Attends Army-Navy Press ConferenceArmy West Point Director of Athletics Boo Corrigan and head football coach Jeff Monken along with select players traveled to Lincoln Financial Field on Wednesday for the Army-Navy press conference.

    Team captains Bryce Holland and Cole Christiansen joined Corrigan and Monken in speaking with local, regional and national media in preparations for the Army-Navy Game presented by USAA, which is now only 10 days away.

    Navy's head coach Ken Niumatalolo was also on hand at the home of the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles, while Sean Williams and Anthony Gargiulo took questions for the Midshipmen.

    The 119th Army-Navy Game, presented by USAA, is set for 3:10 p.m. on Dec. 8 at Lincoln Financial Field. America's Game will be broadcast live on CBS with Brad Nessler, Gary Danielson and Jamie Erdahl on the call.


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    CDT Darnell Woolfolk '19Army West Point firstie fullback Darnell Woolfolk has accepted an invitation to play in the 94th East-West Shrine Game. The game will be held January 19, 2019 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., kicking off at 3 p.m. and will be broadcast live on NFL Network and the East-West Shrine Game Radio Network.

    An invitation to take part in the annual East-West Shrine Game is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the best collegiate football all-stars in the country to showcase their talents in front of top representatives from NFL teams. A strong performance in the game greatly impacts a player's chances of a career in the NFL. Many of professional football's most recognized and decorated players, including Tom Brady, Brett Favre and John Elway, played for the East-West Shrine Game.

    • More than 100 players from last year's game signed with professional teams this spring, and more than 70 made final NFL rosters last season.
    • On average, more than 300 East-West Shrine Game alumni are on NFL rosters each year.
    • Since the game's inception, 77 former players have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
    • More than 200 former players have been named to the College Football Hall of Fame. Read More

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    CDT Libby Tacka '20The Army West Point women's basketball team saw four players score in double figures as the Black Knights downed St. Francis Brooklyn, 69-57, on Wednesday night at Christl Arena.

    The Black Knights halted a four-game skid with the win. Madison Hovren led Army with 16 points and 10 rebounds for her 37th career double-double. Libby Tacka tied a career high with 15 points and added six rebounds and only committed one turnover. Alisa Fallon added her first double-digit scoring game of the season with 11 points, while Jess Lewis had 10 points and dished out five assists.

    Jade Johnson tallied a game high 25 points for St. Francis Brooklyn, while Ebony Horton added 11 for the visitors. The Terriers came into the game averaging 90 points per game and were held to a season-low 57 points. Read More


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    History Cadet Staff Members Meet with YaleLast month, four Cadet staff members of the West Point Department of History undergraduate journal, "Report," met with members of The Yale Historical Review. Both editorial staffs discussed publicity and outreach methods for calls for papers, the selection process for papers, and best practices for preparing issues for publication. This meeting prepared the staff for the process of editing AY 19's issue and beyond. The cadets appreciated this collaboration with the Department of History at Yale University and look forward to future opportunities to bring historians together. Check out past issues of "Report" here.


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    Aviation Club Cadets Learn About GlidersCadets from the West Point Aviation club had the unique experience of flying and learning about gliders in Wurtsboro NY. While the club offers many opportunities for powered flight experience, gliding was a new skill for everybody, to include the team's Officer Representative COL Richard Melnyk. Once at the airport cadets underwent training on the basic aerodynamic principals governing glider flight and learned about the aircraft at the airport. This discussion helped cement foundational knowledge learned by cadets in both their training and classroom settings in a unique way. Following a thorough safety preflight inspection cadets had the opportunity to do an introductory glider flight, which was a bit of an eye-opener for many. Cadets and OICs from the team completed orientation and check outs in the Piper Archer aircraft. CDTs Mueller and Paget flew to NYC along the Hudson and CDT Moreau earned his team Wings certification by flying to Kingston airport.


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    USA Climbing Competition in SyracuseThe Climbing Team competed in their first local USA Climbing competition in Syracuse, NY. This competition enables the team to compete in the regional and national competitions.


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    CDT Tommy Funk '20The Army West Point men's basketball team had one of its best defensive showings of the season and came away with a 67-56 victory over Binghamton at Christl Arena on Wednesday night.

    The Black Knights' (3-5) defense kept the Bearcats (2-5) in check, while the offense erupted in the second half to help the Cadets blow past their in-state foe. Matt Wilson was efficient on the night, compiling 16 points and 11 rebounds for a double-double.

    Tommy Funk pitched in with 13 points to go with a game-high eight assists and six rebounds. Jordan Fox buried a trio of 3-pointers and finished the contest with 11 points for an Army squad that shot 48 percent from the field against Binghamton. Read More


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    Cadets Present Research at AICHEEight cadets and three faculty members from the Department of Chemistry and Life Science (CLS) presented their research on various chemical engineering topics at the annual AICHE 2018 conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Cadets Luke Eckstein '19, Jesse Hudgins '19, Dan Lucio '19, Evan Ousley '19, Sarah Schwarzman '19, Delaney Marbach '20, Andy Vu '20 and Jenny Wang '20 presented posters in their field of study. CDTs Hudgins and Wang received 1st place awards and CDTs Marbach and Ousley received 2nd place awards in their Divisions for their poster presentations. In addition, CLS faculty conducted poster and oral presentations at various chemical engineering topic sessions.


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    Korn Ferry CEO Visits the Investment ClubThe CEO of Korn Ferry, Mr. Gary Burnison, came to visit the West Point Investment Club recently. Mr. Burnison has been the CEO for 15 years. Korn Ferry is a $3B publicly traded company that focuses on talent management for most major corporations. During his visit, he discussed the importance of managing talent and how to identify and foster the growth or leaders.


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    Honor Society Cadets Host Middle School History DayFifteen Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society Cadets hosted History Day for over one hundred middle school students and family members from local schools. Working with the Army West Point Athletics outreach program and the West Point Department of History, the cadets led tours around Trophy Point and Central Area, speaking about the history of West Point as well as their experiences in the Corps of Cadets.


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  • 11/30/18--09:37: The Glee Club Travels South
  • The Glee Club Travels SouthThe full Glee Club traveled to Virginia to perform at a dinner hosted by Secretary of Defense Mattis at Mount Vernon. The audience included, Secretary Mattis, his Chinese counterpart, Minister Wei, and delegations from each country. The Club presented a selection of songs from history of the American soldier and the performance set the stage for bilateral defense talks between the U.S. and China.

    Prior to this the Glee Club took the West Point message and story to Memphis on their Veterans Day Weekend Tour. They performed at the FedEx Veterans Day Observance on Friday, toured Downtown and Riverside sites including the "King" statues and Beale Street. On Saturday the cadets accomplished a recording session at The Grove studio, inscribed BEAT NAVY on The Wall at Graceland, performed "Mansions of the Lord" at the National Civil Rights Museum, and sang the National Anthem at FedEx Forum for the Memphis Grizzlies vs Philadelphia 76ers game. On Sunday, the Glee Club presented a public concert commemorating the Centennial of Armistice Day to an audience of over 700 which garnered local television coverage (watch here). The West Point Society of Mid-South (Memphis) and West Point Parents Club generously provided significant support with host families, local transportation, arranging performance and sight-seeing opportunities, and forging many new friendships.


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    Ski Patrol Equipment Acquisition TripThe West Point Ski Patrol executed its annual equipment acquisition trip. The event is an example of the excellent relationship between the Ski Patrol and the local community. Every year, the Sports Barn in Yorktown Heights opens its doors to a Ski Patrol-only event. They provide a hearty breakfast of bagels, cakes, donuts and most important coffee. Twenty-six candidates and patrollers purchased, at a substantial discount, the equipment needed for the rigors of patrol work they will conduct this winter in sub-zero weather.


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    Skeet & Trap at the ACUI RegionalThe Skeet & Trap Team had a great weekend of collegiate shooting at the ACUI Upper East Coast Regional Championships in Maryland. Facing off against tough competition including George Mason University, Virginia Tech, and James Madison, the team fared well over two days of shooting. Highlights include a second-place trap finish from Cadet Ethan Stankiewicz ‘19 breaking 91/100 clays despite high winds and a third-place skeet finish from Cadet Francis McConnell ‘21 in breaking 97/100 clays.


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    Fly Fishing Project Healing WatersThe Cadet Fly Fishing Club had the 2nd Annual Veteran's Day celebration with Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing at the Connetquot River State Park in Oakdale, NY. The cadets learned from veterans in the PHWFF program and from volunteers with Long Island FlyRodders. All cadets caught fish in the river, in-cluding rainbow, brown, and brook trout. The event was a great success, and LIFR author Tom McCoy blogged about it here: https://tomsfishingstories.com/west-point-meets-phw-and-the-li-flyrodders/. All participants look forward to the 3rd Annual event.


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    Jewish Warrior Weekend (JWW) brought together Academy's Come Together for JWWover 45 Jewish Cadets and Midshipmen from West Point, the Naval Academy, the Air Force Academy, Texas A&M, VMI, the Citadel, and a variety of other local ROTC detachments came together in our Nation’s capital for faith, fellowship, and fun. To start the weekend, the group conducted a scavenger hunt as a team building exercise. Then, all 11 USMA Cadets assisted Rabbi David Ruderman in leading Shabbat services on Friday night in superb fashion. Saturday consisted of group breakout sessions, spending the day at the National Museum of American Jewish Military History, and numerous guest speakers to include LTC(R) Beth Robbins of the West Point Jewish Chapel Fund and RADM(R) Paul Becker, the Former Director of Intelligence for the Joint Staff.

    Saturday also included Texas A&M leading a Havdalah Service in the center of Dupont Circle. Sunday included visiting the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and interacting with another guest speaker. The council of student leaders that planned the event did a remarkable job with CDT Joshua Fernquist leading the effort for West Point. The desired outcome of fostering spiritual growth and camaraderie throughout the joint service community of future Jewish leaders was successfully achieved. The conduct of the events over the weekend also demonstrates the diversity of young leaders at each one of the Academies.


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    CDT Noah Stewart '20The Army West Point wrestling team garnered a runner-up finish at the SIUE Cougar Clash on Sunday. The Black Knights benefited from Noah Stewart and #12 Rocco Caywood earning individual titles at 184 and 197 pounds, respectively. A total of 12 Cadets placed at the event, including five championship appearances. Chalifoux notched his first-career technical fall. Guffey made his season debut and recorded his 20th-career win. Shie and Ogunsanya tallied their team-leading fourth pins of the year.

    Army heads to Philadelphia for its first dual meet of the season as it challenges Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) foe Drexel on Friday at 7 p.m. Read More


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    CDTs Anthony Giachin '21 and Cecelia Croman '19Yearling Anthony Giachin of Army West Point baseball and firstie Cecelia Croman of women's swimming and diving were named the Corps Squad Scholar Athletes of the Month for November. As a mechanical engineering major and graduate of the advanced math program, Giachin has excelled in the classroom by achieving a 4.097 cumulative grade-point average. In his first year with the Black Knights, he set the Academy record for games played (61). Additionally, he was the Patriot League Tournament MVP and a member of the All-Patriot League Tournament Team. Giachin received the honor of being named the 2018 Patriot League Rookie of the Year. As a freshman, he took home three weekly rookie of the week honors from the league as well. Giachin was named to the Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-America team.

    Croman has served as a co-captain for the Black Knights in her final season with the team. She is an Operations Research major and has received high honors by Sporting 3.64 cumulative GPA. The Corpus Christi, Texas native posted one of her best academic semester's last spring with a 3.89 GPA and no course grade below an A-. Croman conducts research on two senior research projects and she regularly tutors other student-athletes in multiple sports in mathematics courses. She posted a stellar performance at the Patriot League Championships by contributing 35 points to Army's team total, while winning the 100 back. Recently in the dual meet against LIU Brooklyn, Croman helped Army get off to a strong start by leading off the Black Knights' victorious 200 medley relay squad. The firstie later added a win in the 200 back. Read More


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    Track & Field Kicks Off Indoor Season Strong The Army West Point Track and Field team opened its indoor season by competing at Gillis Field House in the Crowell Open.

    "This was without question the best December meet we have had since I arrived here. Practice intensity and meet intensity are two very different things, and today we were able to evaluate our people in a competitive environment for the first time. All fall, I have felt like we were a pretty good team on both sides and today confirmed that. There was a lot of individual highlights.

    On the men's side, some familiar names led us today. Mike Renard had a nice opener in shot put, Keagan Smith looked great in the 1000m, Tyrell Maddox was very good in the 500m and our 4x400m relay looked very strong in setting a new meet record. I was most impressed by what our plebes did today. Justin Young looked sharp in the hurdles. His time today was as good as any in the conference last year and it was his first race. He is still adjusting to the collegiate height, so what he did today is a really good indicator of what is possible in the future. Michael Mullally's hurdle races were also pretty good. A year ago, he was hurdling over 39" hurdles and running similar times to what he did today. I was really happy with all of our young guys out there." Read More


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    Silver Arrow Investments Mgr Visits CadetsMr. Gary Brode, manager of Silver Arrow Investment Management, a hedge fund, recently visited Major Stark's class: Financial Statements Analysis. During his visit, Mr. Brode spoke to the cadets about interpreting news and announcements from companies in relation to the macro economy and how it can cause movement (or sometimes, no movement) to a company's stock price and its competitive position in its market segment.


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