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First Call - January 10, 2019
 
               
 
 

Celebrate with Us! 1869-2019

Celebrate with Us! 1869-2019

In 2019, WPAOG celebrates 150 years of serving West Point and the Long Gray Line! The upcoming issue of West Point magazine will set the stage, so be sure to check out the cover story. Join us in this yearlong event – explore our website to find all the different ways you can participate. Keep tabs on our On This Day feature, a year of interesting daily facts about West Point graduates. You can even celebrate the 150th in style all year with a variety of items designed to commemorate this milestone.Read more. #WPAOG150

Join Us for the Ring Melt for Class of 2020

  Join Us for the Ring Melt for Class of 2020
   

All graduates and guests are invited to attend the Class Ring Memorial Ceremony and Luncheon on January 25 from 10:00am -12:45pm. This is the first year that the event will take place at West Point! Fifty-five class rings were donated for the Class of 2020, spanning the Classes of 1916 to 1986. Register by January 17 if you plan to attend. Historical coverage (stories, videos, etc.) of the Class Ring Memorial Program.

Meet the Newest Members of the Long Gray Line!

  Meet the Newest Members of the Long Gray Line!
   

On December 21, 24 cadets became second lieutenants in the U.S. Army at a ceremony in Robinson Auditorium. After the new graduates received their diplomas, three members of the 50-Year Affiliation Class of 1968 gifted them with their 2LT bars. Hats off to the December graduates of the Class of 2018! Well done! Photos.

WPAOG Entrepreneur Summit – Save the Date!

  WPAOG Entrepreneur Summit
   

Calling all graduate entrepreneurs, business leaders (CEO’s/CXO’s), and investors across the globe! Join us for a unique networking event at the WPAOG Entrepreneur Summit, April 10 & 11, 2019. The intent of the summit is to create new opportunities for partnership and collaboration while creating long-term networking value across the Long Gray Line. Click here to view the draft agenda and hotel block information. Email questions regarding the summit.

Army Closes Season Ranked in National Polls

  Army Closes Season Ranked in National Polls
   

What a season! Army West Point football achieved its final goal of the 2018 season when it was announced that the Black Knights were ranked in both national polls to close out the year. The Cadets found themselves at No. 19 in the Associated Press Poll and No. 20 in the Amway Coaches Poll. In addition, head coach Jeff Monken received two Coach of the Year honors. Well done!

Honor the Past

  Honor the Past
   

Old School PT Shirts are back! What better way to start 2019 than with these ringer shirts, a reminder of your best days at West Point. Personalize each shirt, with your name to be printed above the crest, during checkout. Pre-order your shirt now through January 31st. Expected delivery is in April.

 

Resolve to Stay in Touch

Make 2019 the year to stay in touch with West Point and the Long Gray Line! You can make sure you never miss a story: a digest of all the news posted on WPAOG’s website can be delivered directly to your email inbox. Just visit the news page you are interested in and subscribe. The link is right at the top of each page. Grad News is all about the Long Gray Line, and USMA & Cadet News highlights the Corps and the Academy. Grads can also access Class Notes online, and follow WPAOG on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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Leave Your Mark

  Leave Your Mark
   

The deadline to have a Herbert Hall Brick or Paver donation installed for spring 2019 is March 1. They will be installed the week before graduation. The fall installation deadline is July 1 and will take place just prior to the beginning of the fall reunion season. What a great way to leave your mark on West Point!

Grip Hands! Popular Grad Link Network Continues to Grow

  Grip Hands! Popular Grad Link Network Continues to Grow
   

Since the launch of our newest initiative, Grad Link, we have received tremendously positive feedback on this personal networking tool exclusively for West Point grads, which now boasts over 7,200 users! Check out our FAQs, and access this secure platform today through the Google Play StoreApple App Store or with your web browser. Grad Link is your gateway to networking with fellow graduates! Join us!

Calling All West Point Authors!

  Calling All West Point Authors!
   

Reserve your space in the Summer 2019 West Point Authors Bookshelf, a special advertising section in West Point magazine showcasing books by West Point affiliated authors. Check out the West Point Bookshelf in the Summer 2018 issue to discover & support books written by fellow members of the Long Gray Line. Learn more about this and other WPAOG advertising and sponsorship opportunities.

Class Notes

  Class Notes
   

Class Notes are online for you to read as often as you’d like, at your convenience. This gives you the opportunity to catch up with what your classmates and fellow graduates are doing, no subscription required! There is an email link on each class page to make it easy to send a submission to your Class Scribe. We post an item in Grad News each Friday to list which classes have posted updates.

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