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The United States Military Academy (USMA), also known as West Point, Army, Army West Point, The Academy, or simply The Point, is a four-year federal service academy in West Point, New York. It was originally established as a fort that sits on strategic high ground overlooking the Hudson River with a scenic view, 50 miles (80 km) 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.
  • Colonial period, founding, and early years 

  • After the Civil War 

  • World War II and Cold War 

  • Modern era 

  • Campus 

  • Athletic facilities 

  • West Point Museum 

  • Academy leadership 

  • Admission requirements 

  • Curriculum 

  • Military 

  • Physical 

  • Moral and ethical training 

  • Rank and organization 

  • Life in the corps 

  • Activities 

  • Athletics 

  • Football 

  • Other sports 

  • Cullum number 

  • Thayer Award 

  • Sedgwick's spurs 

  • Goat-Engineer game 

  • Sandhurst Military Skills Competition 

  • Notable alumni 

  • Commemorations 

  • West Point Garrison and Stewart Army Subpost