Military training conducted at West Point

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WEST POINT – Area residents can expect to hear summer training activities conducted on the military installation beginning now through mid-August to include areas in and around Camp Buckner and Lake Frederick.

 Training is conducted to simulate the physical and mental challenges cadets will face when they become officers in the U.S. Army. Realistic training has inherent risks and the safety and welfare of the entire West Point community is the academy’s top priority.

 Training opportunities for the cadets include infantry operations, artillery firing, weapons training, aviation operations, military engineering projects, training in field communications, demolitions, and survival skills techniques.

 Noise levels will be sporadic through summer months with increased activity associated with Air Assault School and during specialized training operations in July.  Residents can expect to see and hear low-flying aircraft and helicopters in and around the training and cantonment areas during these training sessions.

 Residents and commuters may see increased traffic along Route 293 with military vehicle and troop movement.