About West Point
The United States Military Academy (USMA) will serve as the host location of the 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games, June 15-21. The USMA at West Point is a four-year, co-educational, federal, liberal arts college located 50 miles north of New York City. It was founded in 1802 as America’s first college of engineering and continues today as the world’s premier leader-development institution, consistently ranked among top colleges in the country. Its mission remains constant—to educate, train and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country and prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the nation as an officer in the U.S. Army.
Happening at West Point this June
West Point Band Performances at the Trophy Point Amphitheater
Free and open to the public
Saturday, June 11, 7:30 p.m., “Who More Than Self Their Country Loved”
Join us as we celebrate the Army Birthday, commemorating 241 years of selfless service to the nation. The beautiful and historic grounds of the United States Military Academy provide the perfect backdrop to honor the Army and the nation through world-class music. The performance kicks off with a streamer ceremony and ends with a cake-cutting, in true birthday fashion!
Saturday, June 18, 7:30 p.m., “Far and Away”
Travel the world without ever leaving the beautiful Hudson River views as we take you on a musical journey featuring music from around the globe. We will also pay tribute to the heroes of the U.S. Armed Forces who travel far and wide to protect our nation’s freedoms
Saturday, June 25, 7:30 p.m., Benny Havens Band, Totally Rad ‘80s
Join us for an evening of pure, unadulterated 80’s music—everything from the big hits, to one-hit wonders, to 80’s rock and dance music. Now is your chance to dress the part: tease your hair, bust out your legwarmers and neon glasses, and dance the night away!
West Point Museum Exhibits at 2110 New South Post Road
Free and open daily to the public from 10:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
- “Championing a Nation: The Committee on Public Information and WWI”
- “American Presentation Swords”