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 jeopardizes his chance at playing in the important match against the navy team, his team mates intervene.
Cadets returning from a debate are assigned to rescue young girls from a school threatened by a major flood. The lead cadet's family and the headmistress of the school have historical difficulties that need to be resolved.
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.
During a rainstorm, a cadet's brother is involved in a car accident. The only witness is another cadet, who must testify as to what he saw. A play in a football game provides parallels into what happens as opposed to what one thinks happen.
One of two cadets on a camping trip is bitten by a rattlesnake. After going for help, the other cadet returns and finds his friend has wandered off. During the manhunt, the wounded cadet discovers he can apply skills from the classroom.
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 that one company in the graduating class tries to dump the "Reveille Gun",(a small cannon that fires 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.
Cadets learn valuable lessons of leadership, competition, and cooperation in the struggle for the Intramural Athletic Award. One cadet in particular has to confront his attempts that seem always to go wrong.
Just as a cadet receives a major promotion, he learns of health problems of his father. He debates leaving the Academy to take over the family business for his father, but tries to orchestrate a transition for the business and the family.