United States Military Academy at West Point Army Base
Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Provost Marshal and Military Police, Religious Program Support, Keller Army Community Hospital, the West Point Dental Activity, the USMA Band, Directorate of Human Resources (DHR)
622 Swift Road, West Point, NY 10996
U.S. Military Academy at West Point is a four-year federal service academy in West Point, New York and spans across 16,080 acres. It was originally established as a fort that sits on strategic high ground overlooking the Hudson River with a scenic view, 50 miles north of New York City. It is one of the four U.S. military service academies, and one of the five U.S. service academies. The purpose of the United States Military Academy at West Point is to provide the Nation with leaders of character who serve the common defense. In order to achieve its purpose, the United States Military Academy educates, trains, and inspires the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country; professional growth throughout a career as an officer in the United States Army; and a lifetime of selfless service to the nation.
Candidates for admission must both apply directly to the academy and receive a nomination, usually from a member of Congress or Delegate/Resident Commissioner in the case of Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Virgin Islands. Other nomination sources include the President and Vice President of the United States. Students are officers-in-training and are referred to as “cadets” or collectively as the “United States Corps of Cadets” (USCC). Tuition for cadets is fully funded by the Army in exchange for an active duty service obligation upon graduation. Approximately 1,300 cadets enter the Academy each July, with about 1,000 cadets graduating.
The academic program grants a bachelor of science degree with a curriculum that grades cadets’ performance upon a broad academic program, military leadership performance, and mandatory participation in competitive athletics. Cadets are required to adhere to the Cadet Honor Code, which states that “a cadet will not lie, cheat, steal, or tolerate those who do.” The academy bases a cadet’s leadership experience as a development of all three pillars of performance: academics, physical, and military.
Most graduates are commissioned as second lieutenants in the Army. Foreign cadets are commissioned into the armies of their home countries.
10,900 Corps of Cadets, academic staff, active-duty soldiers and family members
Directions from Stewart International Airport
- Head north on 1st St/Circulation Dr toward A St
- Continue to follow Circulation Dr
- Continue onto Breunig Rd.
- Turn left onto NY-207 E
- Continue onto NY-300 S/Temple Hill Rd
- Slight right onto NY-32 S
- Turn left onto 107/Quaker Ave
- Turn right to merge onto US-9W S toward Bear Mt
- Take the NY-218 exit
- Turn right onto NY-218 N/NY-293 N
- Turn right onto Washington Rd
- Continue onto Cullum Rd and West Point is located 1.7 miles down the road
For general in-processing, no appointment is required. All personnel in-processing must have a copy of their PCS orders assigning them to new unit, original signed DA Form 31 (Leave Form), and Dental Records.
MEDDAC personnel will need a copy of your latest evaluation report (officers and NCO’s).
All in-processing officers and enlisted Soldiers with orders assigning them to the US Military Academy Staff and Faculty and 2nd Aviation Detachment, must first report to HHC Bldg 622, Room 106. Any questions call 845-938-2223.
All personnel arriving during duty hours will report to building 654 Eichelberger Road (sign in front of the building will say USMA Inspector General and KACH Medical Co on the bottom). S-1 is located on the first floor, room 1-6, adjacent to the Medical Company. If you arrive after duty hours and want to sign in off of leave, please see the KACH AOD located in the main lobby of the hospital, building 900 then report to S-1 by 0900 the next duty day. Contact the Medical Company at (845) 938-3261/2508 or the S-1 at (845) 938-4406/5244 if you have additional questions or require assistance.
All DENTAC personnel arriving during duty hours will report to Saunders Dental Clinic, Bldg 606. Soldiers arriving after duty hours must report to PMO Military Police Desk Sergeant in Building 616 (845) 938-3333.
Newly assigned personnel with USMA Band will report to the Band Building, Bldg 685 (Located on Hardee Place) during duty hours. After duty hours call USMA Band Administration Section at (845) 938-1338 and leave a contact address and phone number. Immediately call the Duty NCO at (845) 705-0929.
Garrison Military Police In-processing
Newly assigned personnel will report to S1 office Bldg 620, 0900-1600. Phone number 845-938-1991 or 8868. Soldiers arriving after duty hours must report to PMO Military Police Desk Sergeant in Building 616 (845) 938-3333.
All Soldiers, upon sign-in with their perspective areas will report to the MPD, Building 622 during duty hours 0800 – 1600, to receive installation in-processing checklist.
During non-duty hours, all Staff and Faculty personnel will report to the PMO Military Police Desk Sergeant in Building 616 to sign in from leave. Once signed in from leave all personnel must in-process with the Military Personnel Division the next business day. Soldiers who arrive after duty hours must report to the Military Personnel Division (MPD) the following business day. The Housing and Finance Offices will not in-process newly arrived Soldiers without the in-processing checklist issued by MPD.
TRICARE Information and News
For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.
Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.
The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/.
FOR THE CHILDREN
To be enrolled in a New York school, a child must be at least 5 years old before or on December 1st of the school year. Check with the school for other requirements.
In 2010, the majority of states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit www.corestandards.org
If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition.
Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program.
Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.
If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.
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When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.
Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit.
There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.
New York State Department of Child & Family Services (518) 402-3038
Strives to create communities where children grow up safe from abuse, neglect and dependency, where adults are protected from domestic violence and where parents can be strengthened in their capacity to keep their family safe.
New York State Department of Health (518) 869-4527
Middletown Humane Society (845) 361-1861
New York State Police (845) 691-2922
Base Operator (845) 938-4011
Chaplain (845) 938-3316
Civilian Personnel Office (845) 938-3943
Dental Headquarters (845) 938-3121
EFMP Family Support (845) 938-5655
Family Advocacy Program (845) 938-3369
Family Child Care (845) 938-0496
Housing Services Office (845) 446-6407
ID/CAC Card Processing (845) 938-3746
Information and Referral (845) 938-2519
Legal Services and JAG (845) 938-4541
Medical Appointments (845) 938-7992
NAF Human Resources Officer (845) 938-4580
Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255
On-Post housing at West Point is privatized and run by Balfour Beatty Communities. There are eighteen neighborhoods with 2-5 bedroom homes. The average waiting time is 30-90 days. Contact West Point Family Homes at 845-446-6407 or visit westpointfamilyhomes.com for more information.
9 miles from base
Cornwall is a small town near base with many older established homes, as well as newer developments.
33 miles from base
Middletown is a medium-sized, family friendly town with many parks, playgrounds and housing options available.
In West Point, the summers are warm and wet, the winters are freezing, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 20°F to 83°F and is rarely below 4°F or above 90°F.
The warm season lasts for 3.5 months, from May 30 to September 15, with an average daily high temperature above 73°F. The hottest day of the year is July 21, with an average high of 83°F and low of 64°F. The cold season lasts for 3.3 months, from December 2 to March 11, with an average daily high temperature below 44°F. The coldest day of the year is January 29, with an average low of 20°F and high of 35°F.
The wetter season lasts 4.4 months, from April 10 to August 22, with a greater than 30% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 38% on August 3. The drier season lasts 7.6 months, from August 22 to April 10. The smallest chance of a wet day is 22% on January 29.
The cost of living in West Point, NY is 54% higher than the average in New York and it is 83% higher than the national average. The cost of living index is made up of the following categories: transportation 9%, utilities 10%, goods and services 33%, housing 30%, groceries 13%, and health care 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general costs of goods in a particular city. In West Point, NY goods and services are 11% higher than the average in New York and are 22% higher than the nationwide average.
The United States Military Academy at West Point is located in Orange County, New York. The county is rich in historical and cultural attractions, as well as modern amenities. In addition to sweeping landscapes, open skies and peaceful natural settings, there are archeological sites, museums and parks. There are also many outdoor activities to enjoy, including fishing, golfing, horseback riding and camping. There are also shopping, dining and nightlife opportunities to explore, as well as annual events and festivals celebrate everything from apples to Oktoberfest.
Some points of interest include Splashdown Beach, Bear Mountain, Storm King State Park, Mount Peter Ski Area, Sterling Forest State Park, Castle Fun Center, Angry Orchard, and Lake Tiorati.