The following information has
been provided by the Department of Military
Instruction (DMI) via the USMA Public Affairs Office. Please note
schedule (and accordingly, the information pertaining thereto) ARE
subject to change:
(1) All cadets must report directly to Camp Buckner no later than
p.m.) on Friday June 17, 2005. There will be a formation - in
at 1700, so cadets should not be skating in at the last moment. It
take upwards of 45 minutes to process back in, get to their bay and
changed into uniform
(2) Parents dropping off cadets can drop them off at the main
at Camp Buckner. Parents are not permitted in the area of the bays
(3) Parents *may* be able to visit their cadets at Camp Buckner on
June 26, Sunday, July 3, and Monday July 4. Make sure you clear this
your cadet prior to coming to make sure your individual cadet will
and will not be training. Privileges for cadets has not been
determined. It should be noted that any privileges granted on those
(even having visitors) will depend on whether the weather in the
days / weeks caused the training schedule to be slipped,
"make up" of some training exercises.
(4) August 5, 2005 will be the Awards Ceremony at 1700 ( 5 p.m.).
may attend this event.
(5) Run back to West Point will be on Sunday August 7, 2005 at 6:00
a.m. At the conclusion of the run back the cadets will begin
Reorganization Week and there will be NO visitation with cadets at
conclusion of the run back.
Again, please note that the above information may be revised.
Now that we've established ...
at least for the moment ,
yearlings will report back for CFT at Camp Buckner on Friday, June
(and you may recall that I had predicted this would be the date, as
the last day of STEP - summer term academic program) ... a few
have been raised ...
(1) Do the rising yearlings go to Buckner from the graduation
ceremony. And if so, should we allow extra time for the cadets to
to USMA for departure?
In 2001, the Class of 2004 attended graduation, then was bussed out
Buckner and released for summer leave from Camp Buckner. The busses
the airports departed from Buckner, and any parents driving in to
their sons/daughters sat in the long que to get in to / out from
In 2002, 2003 and 2004, the cadets were all released from the main
(meaning right at USMA). They did NOT travel out to Buckner after
graduation ceremonies. The busses all departed for the airports from
Point, as they do for all other occasions, leaving from the parking
behind the reviewing stand.
In 2002, there were busses scheduled to depart at 1:00 and a late
either 4:00 or 5:00.. Apparently, the later busses were not at all
popular (and the cadets must clear barracks earlier anyway) and all
busses were hitting the dusty trail around 1:00 - 1:30....
Parents who are driving in to pick up their sons/daughters should be
that the Central Area will be a parking nightmare, what with all the
Firsties having their cars parked up there, loaded to the gills, and
getting ready to head out the gates. Traffic will be a nightmare ...
the smart folks are those that pre-arrange to meet their
son/daughter at a
distant location .... one friend actually had her son take the ferry
or just be aware that for a few hours after
graduation, you may be in a grid lock ... which is understandable,
the newly minted 2LTs are coming back down from Michie Stadium,
their "Class A" uniforms for the first time, and going off to their
respective swearing in exercises. Patience and understanding are the
to a happy day.