William D. Mounger ’48 West Point Writing Center Dedicated


The William D. Mounger ’48 West Point Writing Center in Jefferson Hall was formally dedicated on October 26. The Mounger Writing Center (MWC) provides support for all Cadets working on writing and communications projects for any academic course, personal interest, or professional opportunities. The services of the MWC are designed to help all writers express themselves more clearly, forcefully, and effectively. The Academy has renamed the center in recognition of Mr. Mounger’s enduring commitment to Cadet education, specifically his significant support to the Department of English and Philosophy.  Learn more about how you can support Academy Funding Needs.

West Point Societies Boost Outstanding Away Game Spirit


Each year, local West Point Societies around the U.S. host pregame events at the away football games. This past weekend, the WPS of the Piedmont provided all the pregame fun for Army fans before the team beat Wake Forest. Between the Benny Havens Hour on Friday and a huge tailgate on Saturday, more than 1,200 fans were near with song and cheer to lead Army on to victory! Photos.

West Point Fall Issue Highlights USMA Astronauts

  West Point Magazine Fall 2016

The Fall 2016 issue of West Point magazine is out of this world! From Cold War era missions to working in today’s international teams aboard the ISS, USMA graduate astronauts’ training has prepared them to succeed. Three West Point grads-Kopra ’85, Williams ’80, and Kimbrough ’89-have commanded the ISS during 2016.  Read more about West Point and America’s Space Program. West Point is free for all alumni—please update your mailing address if you are not receiving your magazine.

See the World with Fellow Grads in 2017


The schedule of WPAOG trips for 2017 is now available, just in time to start planning for that special “bucket list” trip you’ve been wanting to take. From a relaxing river cruise in Europe to a wild safari in Tanzania, enjoy specially planned trip itineraries to all corners of the globe with fellow graduates. Please contact us with any questions about the travel lineup for 2017.

Glee Club at Premier of Smithsonian Tuskegee Airmen Exhibit

  Tuskegee Airmen with West Point Cadet

On September 23, the West Point Glee Club performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC for a ceremony opening the Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture. In the audience that evening were the President and First Lady, Chief Justice John Roberts, GEN (R) Colin Powell, and “countless other titans of culture and the arts.” Tom Hanks narrated the portion in which the Glee Club sang “America the Beautiful” to honor the Tuskegee Airmen. Cadets represented the Academy, interacting with surviving airmen, GEN (R) Powell, Hanks, and other artists, as well as giving a TV interview. ABC will broadcast “Taking the Stage: African American Music and Stories That Changed America” nationwide in February 2017.

Army-Navy Tailgate Registration Now Open

If you’ll be in Baltimore Dec. 10 for Army-Navy, you won’t want to miss our epic Army-Navy tailgate! From 11:30am - 2:00pm, our largest event of the year is the best place to rally with fellow graduates before we BEAT NAVY! Visit our FAQ page to get all the details and information! Register now as space is limited.


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Thank You West Point Families for Your Amazing Commitment

West Point Parents Club Fund Check Presentation

During the Army vs North Texas football game on Oct. 22, Kim Vander Yacht P’17, Dan Wilsford P’18, Mark Nunn P’19 and Wendy Warns P’20 represented West Point Parents in presenting a check for $2,400,000 to Todd Browne ’85, President and CEO of the West Point Association of Graduates, and LTG Robert Caslen Jr. ’75, 59th Superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy. This outstanding gift from the West Point Parents Fund will support Margin of Excellence programs which allow all cadets to reach their highest potential. Additionally, the West Point Parents Club of Greater Houston presented a check for $2,000 to WPAOG to support Cadet Activities. Thank you to all our parents and families for their tremendous support!

Cadets Choose West Point Because They Want to Lead

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I decided West Point,” West Point’s newest public service announcement video, depicts what cadets expect of their Academy experience. It depicts some of the challenges cadets face, their motivations, and their quest for excellence. The video, designed to appeal to potential candidates, will air primarily during athletic event broadcasts.

Service Academy Career Conference (SACC): San Antonio, TX

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SACCs are a great opportunity to leverage the joint Academy Alumni network at the ONLY military career fair exclusively for Federal Service Academy graduates. Don’t miss the next SACC in San Antonio, TX, November 17-18, 2016. Register by 5pm EST November 10, 2016 to take advantage of pre-registration pricing. No matter where you are in your career, attending a SACC can help! If you can’t attend this event, log into your SACCentral account to search and apply for job opportunities as well as network with fellow Service Academy alumni.

Grads Bring NHL Team Excitement to West Point

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On Oct. 30, FOX Sports Florida debuted an all-new episode of "Inside the Panthers" covering a “history making preseason trip to the United States Military Academy” by the Florida Panthers. The Panthers have several graduates leading the franchise: Owner Vincent Viola ’77, Team President and CEO Matt Caldwell ’02, Chief of Staff Sean McCaffrey ’04 and Assistant General Manager Eric Joyce ’02. “All of them are featured in the episode, where they provide an added level of insight that is equal parts nostalgia and business, as the organization came together for a hockey game and to show their appreciation for everyone in the West Point community.”

Authors - Advertise Your Book in West Point Magazine!


Introducing the West Point Bookshelf, a special advertising section in West Point magazine exclusively for West Point authors. Launching in 2017, the West Point Bookshelf will showcase books written by USMA graduates and faculty. Email Jess Scheuler, Advertising & Sponsorship Sales Representative, or call 845.446.1577 to learn more. Download the West Point Bookshelf flyer.

Order Your Register of Graduates Today!


The 75th Edition of the Register of Graduates & Former Cadets is here! The first and most historic publication of the West Point Association of Graduates has been comprehensively updated in a new, limited edition. Inside this ultimate West Point reference book is a wealth of information on all 72,413 West Point Graduates from 1802-2015, including 218 graduating class mottos and crests, West Point ancestry, USMA leadership, Medal of Honor Graduates and more! Makes a great gift. Order yours today at the WPAOG Gift Shop!

2016 Edition of TAPS Now Available


TAPS, the official memorial magazine of the Long Gray Line, contains the fascinating and inspiring life stories of West Point graduates. A limited number of copies of the 2016 edition are still available for purchase. Please call 845.446.1545 to order now. Advance orders for the 2017 edition may be placed online.

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