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5/31-6/4 Mark Your Calendar: All Academy Challenge!

  5/31-6/4 Mark Your Calendar: All Academy Challenge!
   

It’s almost time for the fifth annual All Academy Challenge! USMA will once again compete against Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine for the highest alumni giving participation rate. Help West Point win by making a gift between May 31 and June 4. No matter the size of your gift or where you choose to designate it, your participation counts! A critical indicator in determining a university’s annual national ranking, the alumni participation rate helps increase the prestige of the institution while enhancing the development of future leaders. Your gift will also support Margin of Excellence programs at West Point that are vitally important to the Corps of Cadets. Stay tuned for more information on how you can participate. GO ARMY!

Learn About the Combating Terrorism Center

  West Point Magazine Spring 2018 Cover
   

The cover story of the Spring issue of West Point is about the CTC at West Point, one of the many USMA research centers supported by Margin of Excellence philanthropy. Since 2003, the Center has produced rigorous, objective, and policy-relevant research about our nation’s most dangerous terrorist threats. It also educates cadets and counterterrorism practitioners to understand and think critically about today’s dynamic threat environment. The CTC was also the April 4 focus in STAND-TO!, the U.S. Army’s online communication platform which provides a broad, objective view of the Army’s current operations, doctrine and programs.

USMA Boxing Teams Earn National Titles

  USMA Boxing Teams Earn National Titles
   

USMA hosted the 2018 National Collegiate Boxing Association's Collegiate Boxing Championships April 5-7 at Eisenhower Hall. There were 19 title bouts on the final day, including 11 West Point boxers fighting for individual championships. The Men's and Women's Boxing teams both won national championships and nine cadets (five men, four women) earned title belts: Isiah Ortiz ’20, Adaya Queen ’20, Janel Tracy ’20, Ejakhian Obiomon ’19, Egbezien Obiomon ’18, Richelle Radcliff ’18, Carlan Ivey ’19, Vonn Grant ’19 and Spencer Welton ’18. Photos.

25th Annual Alumni Golf Outing

  25th Annual Alumni Golf Outing
   

Registration is now open for the 25th Annual Alumni Golf Outing. It will be at West Point, June 7-9. Reconnect with alumni, former classmates, and your alma mater. Registration fee includes two rounds of golf, all meals, a boat cruise, and some great prizes! (View Agenda) All graduates and guests are invited. Registration closes June 1.

Model UN World Championships

  Model UN World Championships
   

Ten cadets of the Model United Nations team traveled to Panama City, Panama to participate in the World Model United Nations conference. At the end of the conference, seven cadets walked away as individual World Champions. In addition to the conference, cadets visited the Panama Canal, attended an address from the President of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela, and met with U.S. military officers from the Defense Attachés Office. Full story.

America's Game Tickets On Sale Now

  America's Game Tickets On Sale Now
   

The Army West Point Ticket Office and Army A Club have announced that tickets for the 2018 Army-Navy Game, presented by USAA, are on sale now. Fans can purchase tickets by phone only and can call the ticket office 1.877.TIX.ARMY or the Army A Club 845.938.2322. The ticket pricing for this year's clash is set at $105 for priority and $160 for club seating.  More information on Army-Navy ticket purchasing requirements. America's Game is set for December 8 in Philadelphia and will be televised live on CBS.

West Point Band Selects First Female Drum Major

  West Point Band Selects First Female Drum Major
   

The West Point Band selected long-time band member and French horn player SSG Nicole Caluori as their drum major. In doing so, she became the first female drum major in the history of the band. Caluori is part of a duo of horn players in the band as she serves in the band with her husband, third horn player, SFC Nicholas Caluori. Full story.

Exclusive USMA Alumni Reception at SAGS

If you’re planning to attend the U.S. Service Academies Global Summit June 13-15 in Arlington, VA, sign up now for an exclusive gathering for West Point alumni and their guests. Join us Thursday, June 14th from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel.  Light food will be provided, as well as two complimentary drink tickets. If you’re not attending the Global Summit, you can still register to attend. Space is limited – so register today! We hope to see you there!

 

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Cadets Participate in Inaugural NSA Cyber Exercise

  Cadets Participate in Inaugural NSA Cyber Exercise
   

The inaugural National Security Agency Cyber Exercise (NCX), held from March 19-21 at USNA in Annapolis, Maryland, challenged 31 cadets from four academic departments in a myriad of competitions across near full-spectrum cyberspace operations. USNA won the overall competition, while the West Point teams brought home gold in the Red-versus-Blue Table Top module and bronze in the Blue Edge: Concord Dawn module. Full story.

Singing in the Rain!

  Spirited new West Point rain gear
   

Get ready for April Showers with spirited new West Point rain gear from The Gift Shop. Choose from a men's full-zip or a ladies' half-zip. Both are waterproof and feature ventilation flaps, reflective trim, and adjustable cuffs. Order online or give us a call - 1.800.426.4725.

Coming Back to West Point Soon? Don’t Forget Your Grad Pass, Grad Insider Tour and Grad Perks!

  Rockbound Highland Home
   

If you’re coming back to West Point for a reunion, sporting event, award ceremony, Graduation or just as part of your vacation, don’t forget to take advantage of WPAOG’s Rockbound Highland Home Program. For those without a DoD identification card, the Grad Pass helps you navigate post access with ease, providing a secure online background check – ahead of your visit – to pre-qualify you for entrance to post. The Grad Insider Tour offers an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of West Point, with access to areas not available to the general public. Book your tour today! While you’re visiting, be sure to take advantage of Grad Perks, which gives grads access to MWR facilities at West Point.

Keep up with Crew, Track & Field and Baseball with Exclusive Newsletters

  Keep up with Crew, Track & Field and Baseball with Exclusive Newsletters
   

Did you know that some of our most popular spring sports now have exclusive newsletter updates available? Sign up now for email newsletters for Army West Point Crew, Track & Field and/or Baseball. Click here and let us know which newsletter you’d like sent to you.

Last Call for West Point Authors!

  Last Call for West Point Authors!
   

Limited space remains in the summer West Point Authors Bookshelf, a special advertising section in West Point magazine showcasing books by West Point affiliated authors. Check out the winter 2018 West Point Bookshelf to discover & support books written by fellow members of the Long Gray Line. Learn more about this and other WPAOG advertising and sponsorship opportunities.

2018 TAPS

  2018 TAPS Magazine Cover
   

TAPS, the official memorial magazine of the Long Gray Line, contains the fascinating and inspiring life stories of West Point graduates. Pre-order a copy of the 2018 edition online. We are now accepting articles for the 2019 edition. Guidance on submitting articles may be found online or by calling 845.446.1647.

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