WEST POINT, N.Y. — West Point is welcoming a new class of cadets.
The U.S. Military Academy will take in almost 1,300 cadet candidates Monday morning.
They will begin six weeks of rigorous training designed to get them used to military life. They will be formally welcomed into the corps' class of 2020 after the six weeks of basic training.
The cadet candidates include 282 women, who make up 22 percent of the class. About a third of the new cadets are minorities.
There also are 15 cadet candidates from other countries, including Pakistan, South Korea and Turkey.