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West Point Cadet Passes In Fort Lauderdale

By West Point Public AffairsDate: Tuesday, Mar 26, 2024

West Point regrets to announce the loss of Cadet Havin Morris, 21, from Pleasanton, Calif., Monday, March 25 while on leave in Florida.

According to the police, his death appears to be an accidental drowning and no foul play is suspected. The Fort Lauderdale Police and the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command are cooperating on the investigation.



West Point Mission Statement Update

Duty, Honor, Country is foundational to the United States Military Academy’s culture and will always remain our motto. It defines who we are as an institution and as graduates of West Point. These three hallowed words are the hallmark of the cadet experience and bind the Long Gray Line together across our great history.


West Point’s new mission statement omits MacArthur’s ‘duty, honor, country’

The U.S. Military Academy at West Point has updated its new mission statement, which now omits retired Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s famous “duty, honor, country” and caused a stir among people who disagree with the decision.


Army rescinds COVID-19 vaccination requirements

By U.S. Army Public AffairsFebruary 24, 2023

Secretary of the Army Christine Wormuth has issued a memorandum today that rescinds all policies associated with the DOD COVID-19 vaccination mandate. In accordance with the memorandum:

  • Currently serving Soldiers will not be separated for refusing to receive the COVID vaccine if they sought an exemption on religious, administrative or medical grounds.
  • Ongoing reviews of COVID vaccine exemption requests have ceased and will be deemed resolved.
  • Records of Soldiers who requested COVID vaccine exemptions will be updated to remove and/or correct any adverse actions associated with denials of such requests, as well as any flags associated with those adverse actions.
  • Reenforces that Covid vaccinations are no longer required for accessions or pre-commissioning programs.
  • Reenforces that official Army travel restrictions based solely on COVID vaccination status have been removed (however, other policies such as combatant-command and theater-specific entry requirements will remain in effect).
  • Former Soldiers may petition the Army Discharge Review Board and the Army Board for Correction of Military Records to request corrections to their records.

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