When one cadet is fed up with Army discipline and seeks to resign, he gets into a fight with a more dedicated upper class man. He in turn surprises everyone by also tendering a resignation, but he refuses to disclose why.
A cadet who shows great talent is put in a position of choosing if he'll stay in the academy or pursue an art career. He stays too long at his socialite girl friend's house and must race back to West Point to make curfew.
After several highly disruptive stunts, a cadet must prove himself academically or be dismissed. He works out a scientific demonstration showing the strength of the academy's aged water system-with destructive results.
Being a great basketball player goes to one cadet's head so much he thinks he's a one man squad, and he can break rules. Before he jeapordises his chance at playing in the important match against the navy team, his team mates intervene.
A program to expose West Pointers to flying takes a reluctant cadet on a jet flight with an older pilot. Later, he decides he wasn't cut out for flying, but must take one more mission. He does, but this time, the pilot blacks out in flight.
On a winter holiday at a ski lodge, two cadets go for a day of cross-country skiing. The father of one of the boys crashes his small plane within a few miles of them and they reach him some time later. He's wounded next to the wreck, and a snow storm is whipping up. Their only hope of rescue lies with the radio skills of the boy's fellow cadet.
To see his girl across the Hudson river, a cadet crosses on foot when it freezes over. To get him back in time, two fellow class-men follow, but the ice is broken up by a cutter, and they desperately try returning in a rickety row boat.
One of West Point's odd customs is the one company in the graduating class tries to dump the "Revillie Gun",( a small cannon that fires off a shell each morning) into the lake without getting caught. In this story, one group of cadets that does everything right is pitted against one that seemingly does everything wrong to try their hands at the stunt.