Today Is Reception Day At West Point


(West Point, NY)--Today is Reception Day at the U.S. Military Academy. One thousand one hundred and ninety Cadet Candidates are arriving at West Point to begin six weeks of basic training.

Today the cadet candidates are beginning their transition into military life and going through administrative processing and medical and physical evaluations.

“New cadets will complete six weeks of Cadet Basic Training, learning the basic skills of the Soldier. They will participate in rigorous physical training, small-unit tactical training, and rifle marksmanship, as well as learning to respond quickly and accurately to their commanders under conditions of mental and physical stress. At the end of this initial training period, new cadets will be formally accepted into the Corps of Cadets. The Acceptance Day Parade for the Class of 2023 is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17.”

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