Air Force cruises past Army for CIC Trophy

Army’s first academy test in the Jeff Monken era ended in disappointment on Saturday as the Black Knights’ offense struggled to move the ball in a 23-6 loss to Air Force at Michie Stadium in West Point. Air Force’s defense limited Army to 169 yards of total offense as Monken’s squad, with the cloud of the recruiting scandal still looming …

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Sports Illustrated’s Army 2014 teaser

Sports Illustrated published a preview of sorts for the upcoming 2014 Army football season, underscoring the new and hopefully improved attitude and outlook for the program at West Point. I’ve already seen some mixed reactions to the piece, but for what it’s worth, it signifies some optimism about beating Navy (and Air Force) and also features one of my photos …

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Mohonk’s flower garden

I finally had a chance to explore Mohonk’s well-known summer flower gardens this past weekend, something I’ve actually never seen despite all my trips up to this incredible place. All these cool flowers disappear once autumn rolls in, but you can see them now through early September I’m guessing. This year’s theme is “South of the Border,” and Mohonk will …

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Sheldon Falls, a hidden Gunks gem

Sheldon Falls isn’t even on the familiar green Minnewaska trail map, which is both good and bad. I’ve never heard anyone talk about it or claim it to be a must-see hike, and I very rarely see photos of the area outside a few random ones on Instagram. But that’s actually what motivated me to go explore this spot — …

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Exploring Lake Awosting, Rainbow Falls

I made a somewhat unplanned hike (if that’s possible) out to┬áLake Awosting last weekend… somewhat unplanned in that it was about seven miles and I sort of did it by accident. I had hoped to make the hike out to Rainbow Falls, and then go down to see two more waterfalls in another area of Minnewaska. Wrong. Rainbow Falls is …

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Obama talks leadership, military’s future in 2014 West Point graduation

I had the great honor once again to photograph graduation at West Point this week, with President Barack Obama making his second trip to the academy for a commencement address. Obama spoke to the 1,064 graduating cadets about America’s role in world politics and foreign crisis while underling the point that our military isn’t always the best answer to solving …

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