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West Point Parachute Team Earns 32 Medals At National Collegiate Parachuting Championships

The West Point Parachute Team participated in the National Collegiate Parachuting Championships and skydive training from Dec. 19-Jan. 2 in Elsinore, Calif.

The 29 cadets and staff members completed 827 jumps while training without any malfunctions or serious injuries.

The team competed in individual and team accuracy, two-way relative work, four-way relative work and six-way speed, taking home 32 medals from the championships.

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Thirty-Five Class Of 2021 Cadets Commission, Receive Diplomas In December Graduation Ceremony

Thirty-five U.S. Military Academy cadets from the Class of 2021 graduated and received diplomas and their commission Dec. 17 at Eisenhower Hall.

A handful of members of the USMA Class of 1971 were present to represent the 50-year affiliate class.

The Dean of the Academic Board, Brig. Gen. Shane Reeves, handed out the diplomas to each graduate.

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ARMY-NAVY Game Updates

Navy had its way with Army. It was good, aggressive, lucky and most of all angry with the idea the Black Knights had turned the tables in one of college football’s biggest rivalries.

Quarterback Tai Lavatai ran for two touchdowns and Navy’s defense limited Army to 57 second-half yards and a season-low 232 overall in a 17-13 victory Saturday in a game played at the Meadowlands to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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Army Expects Fierce, Close Combat In Next War Despite Advanced Tech

“We aren’t going to be doing the type of fighting we were doing in 2003, when we had air superiority and dominated, and cyber wasn’t as big of a player,” Martin said. “What we are looking at is what weapons [adversaries] are investing in, what their doctrine says … our competitors’ ability to operate freely … use satellites … gives them surveillance on us and potentially subjects [American troops] to precision fires from long range. We need to rapidly close in and destroy.”

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