West Point welcomes new cadets with Class of 2023

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FILE – This May 2, 2019 file photo shows a view of the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. West Point officials say one cadet was killed and over a dozen people were injured Thursday, June 6 when a vehicle they were riding in for summer training overturned. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — The Class of 2023 is reporting for duty at the U.S. Military Academy.

West Point will welcome almost 1,200 candidates on Monday to begin a rigorous six weeks of Cadet Basic Training. The arrivals on “R-Day,” or reception day, will immediately begin their first lessons in marching, military courtesy and discipline.

New cadets will be formally accepted into the Corps of Cadets and the end of the six-week training in August.

The incoming class includes 285 women and 400 minorities.

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