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United States Military Academy at West Point
Location: Located in the scenic Hudson River valley of Orange County, only 50 miles from New York City, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point is a four-year academic institution and a nationally-renowned historic site. The undergraduates, known as Cadets, are commissioned as officers in the US Army upon graduation. United States Military Academy at West Point homepage.
Cost of Living: Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown Metro Area, NY cost of living is 25%, higher than the U.S. average.
BRAC Status: The United States Military Preparatory School (USMAPS) has now relocated from Fort Monmouth, NJ to West Point.
Base Operator: 845-938-4011
Population: The West Point student body numbers approximately 4,400. In addition to the Corps of Cadets, West Point is home to approximately 1,500 active duty soldiers and approximately 3,000 family members. Supporting the mission of the Academy is a civilian workforce of approximately 2,300 personnel.
Area Population: Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown metro: 670,301
Child Development Centers: The West Point CDC offers both full-day and hourly care for children ages 6 weeks through 5 years. Part-day preschool is also available for 3 and 4 year olds. Phone: 845-938-4458. FCC homes offer a full range of hourly, full-day and part-day care.
Schools: The West Point School District includes West Point Elementary (PK-4) and West Point Middle School (5-8). Both schools are located on the grounds of West Point and are part of the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA). In order to register your child/children in West Point Schools, you are required to reside in post housing assigned on the United States Military Academy at West Point. Students entering kindergarten much be 5 years old on or before 1 September of that academic year. Family members in grades 9-12, who reside in post housing, attend O’Neill High School. O’Neill High School is part of the Highland Falls-Fort Montgomery Central School District. For families not residing in post housing, their children will attend the school/s in their respective district in which they reside. Other area schools districts include; Cornwall Central School District, Washingtonville Central School District and Monroe Woodbury Central School District. For more information please call the West Point School Liaison Officer at 938-2092.
West Point School Liaison Officer: The School Liaison Officer (SLO) is available to coordinate and assist school-age children and youth of military parents with educational opportunities and information necessary to achieve academic success. The SLO works in partnership with local schools to help enhance the educational experience and to serve as a conduit of information. The SLO is committed to improving the military child’s school transition and experience while sustaining both positive relationships and open communication between the military and the school community. The school liaison office telephone number is 845-938-2092 or DSN 845-688-2092 and the fax number is 845-688-3809.
Youth Services: The West Point Youth Service staff is devoted to meeting the needs of middle school and high school students. The facility is located on Washington Street. It has a full court gym used for sports, dances, and instructional programs, a technology lab/homework area, art area, an area for eating, a game room for playing board games, pool and air hockey a music/dance studio, and a high school lounge. Call 845-938-3727for more information.
Army Community Service: ACS 845-938-4621
Housing: On post Family housing transitioned to privatized operations under the Balfour Beatty Communities. Eighteen neighborhoods, 2-5 bedroom homes, average waiting time 30-90 days. Contact Balfour Beatty at 845-446-6407 or visit the Balfour Beatty Communities website for more information.
Employment: Employment in the local area surrounding West Point is extremely competitive. If you are willing and able to commute more than thirty minutes from West Point, prospects improve. Unemployment rate is is 7.6%. Median household income $70.294.
- MWR Facilities: Recreation at West Point Military Academy includes arts and crafts, bowling, library, auto hobby, theater, golf, gym, tennis, swimming, outdoor activities, camping, fishing, and stables.
- Commissaries - 1 large size commissary, 845-938-3663
- Exchange System - 1 exchange and one shoppette, 845-446-5406
- Federal Credit Union, Pentagon - 845-446-4946
Medical Services: Keller Army Community Hospital (KACH) is a fully accredited 28-bed facility with medical, surgical, intensive care and obstetrics wards. Services include Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, OB-GYN, ENT, Audiology, Orthopedic Surgery, Physical Therapy, Podiatry, Nutrition, and Dermatology. Behavioral Health, Optometry and Ophthalmology are located in Building 606 in the Central Post Area. In an emergency, call 911 or report to the KACH Emergency Room.
KACH contact Information:
- Information Desk 845-938-5169
- Appointment Center 845-938-7992 or 800-552-2907
- Referral Center 845-938-5373
- Behavioral Health Appointments 845-938-3441
- Patient Advocate 845-938-5874
- Beneficiary Counselor and Assistance Coordinators (Health Benefits Advisors) 845-938-4838
Health Net Federal Services supports KACH in delivering health care to our 12,000 beneficiaries. Health Net’s services include TRICARE Prime enrollment, referral authorization, payment of medical claims, and maintenance of a robust civilian network of providers and facilities.
Health Net Federal Services contact information:
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Defense Service Network (DSN) Dialing Instructions
The DSN is the provider of long-distance communications service for the Department of Defense (DoD). Every installation has a special DSN number and the numbers vary by world-wide location. In order to place a call using DSN, the caller must be using a military phone on an installation. Cell phones cannot dial DSN numbers. When dialing a DSN number from a United States installation to another United States installation, it is unnecessary to dial the DSN 312 area code. When dialing a DSN number to/from overseas locations, the DSN area code must be included. The operator can be reached at commercial (719) 567-1110. Please note that long distance charges may be incurred.