Army Cadets Train in Harriman State Park
Civilian hikers in Harriman State Park may find they are sharing the trails with Army cadets until July 13. We have been advised that the West Point Military Academy is doing some training involving long-distance hikes in Harriman. The following is the press release issued by West Point about these training exercises:
WEST POINT, N.Y. - The Palisades Interstate Park Commission and West Point have developed a world class land navigation training exercise for about 1,400 cadets that will be held in Harriman State Park from June 29 until July 13. (Training will take place in Harriman North and South.)
It is typical that military academy cadets conduct a variety of training activities annually from mid-May to early August in and around the West Point installation.
Cadet summer training is an integral part of the four-year leader development process that prepares cadets to earn their commissions as officers in the U.S. Army and become leaders of character to meet the challenges of a changing world.