Ten-Hut! Mask On! Class of 2024 to West Point amid pandemic
A West Point cadet reads the New Cadet Handbook on his first day at the U.S. Military Academy, Monday, July 13, 2020, in West Point, N.Y. The transition from civilian to West Point cadet is different for the Class of 2024 as the academy adapts to the pandemic, starting with Reception Day, or R-Day. Reception Day still ushers in an intense period of training that introduces new arrivals to the rigors of cadet life. I still think we have a very good plan to acculturate them to West Point and the Army, Buzzard said. At West Point, new cadets will be formally accepted into the Corps of Cadets after training.