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Malek Soccer Stadium Groundbreaking

 
   

On June 13, WPAOG celebrated the groundbreaking for the Malek Soccer Stadium, which brings much-anticipated improvements to the current stadium. Funded by Frederick V. Malek ’59, the new stadium will feature a new press box with a radio broadcasting room and platform for cameras, allowing for better game coverage, as well as improved fan facilities and new premium seating. Full story. Read press release. View VIDEO.

Catch a Glimpse of Cadet Summer Training

 
   

Cadet Summer Training began before graduation for some, and will continue until August. WPAOG will cover Cadet Leader Development Training, Cadet Field Training, Cadet Basic Training, internships, military schools, and more! Throughout the summer, you will be able to see photos and updates about all of the action on USMA and WPAOG social media and websites.
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All-Academy Challenge Results

 
   

Thank you to the 3,568 graduates who participated in the All Academy Challenge! While the Merchant Marine Academy won, 7.43% of West Point alumni made a gift over the course of the 7-day challenge—something we all should be proud of. Because of this tremendous response from the Long Gray Line, over $750,000 was raised in support of nearly 150 Margin of Excellence funds, benefiting the Academy, the entire Corps of Cadets, and the Long Gray Line. GO ARMY!

Charitable Gift Annuities Provide Fixed Income for Life

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A Charitable Gift Annuity with WPAOG allows you to make a charitable gift and receive a steady income stream during your retirement years.  The WPAOG Planned Giving office can prepare a personal calculation showing your potential benefits from a CGA.  Contact us at 845.446.1547 or visit our website to learn more about this and other planned giving options.  (Not available in all states.)

New Exclusive Rockbound Highland Home Line at WPAOG Gift Shop

 
   

Introducing our Rockbound Highland Home line of products that pay tribute to all of those who have raised a glass to their “kind old Alma Mater.” Designed by the staff and sold exclusively through the WPAOG Gift Shop, the Rockbound Highland Home line includes pub and shot glasses, Tervis tumblers, water bottles, hats and more. The new brand also includes coffee, both whole bean and ground. Whether you need gear for your West Point room, are planning a summer outing, or shopping for an event, you are sure to find what you need under this exclusive new brand.  Cheers!

Army-Navy Alumni Hotel Room Block is Now Open

 
   

If you are travelling to Baltimore for the Army-Navy football game this year, here’s a way to stay with fellow alumni and Army fans! WPAOG has secured a block at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel. (202 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202; 410.547.1200) The nightly rate is $199.00 plus tax, and you must make your reservation by Thursday, November 18. Be sure to mention the group code: West Point Army Navy Room Block.

Service Academy Career Conference, August 18-19, San Diego, CA

 
   

Registration is now open for the next SACC, the Career conference exclusively for graduates of U.S. Service Academies. Please make sure you bring enough resumes to hand out to the more than 60 employers and universities currently registered to attend. If the time and location of the San Diego SACC isn’t right for you, check the three-year schedule for dates and locations of SACCs through 2018. If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Coleman, WPAOG’s Director of Career Services at 845.446.1618 or Rachel.Coleman@wpaog.org. You may also call the SACC office directly at 410.295.4021 or send an email to: SACC@usna.com.

Last Call for Nominations for WPAOG Director and Advisor-at-Large Positions

Nominations for USMA graduates to serve on the WPAOG Board of Directors and the WPAOG Advisory Council must be submitted to the Secretary of the 2016 Nominating Committee no later than July 1, 2016. All graduates are encouraged to consider serving as a Director or Advisor-at-Large. Learn more about the requirements for these positions, including details on the nominating packets and process.

 

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Bring Your Event Home to West Point

 
   

Nestled next to Lusk Reservoir near Michie Stadium, the James K. Herbert Alumni Center provides a unique location at West Point and is a perfect backdrop for your special event, complete with adjacent parking.  The Hall accommodates up to 120 people (seated) with a dance floor, or 160 without a dance floor, and up to 200 people (standing) for a cocktail reception.  Call us today at 845.446.1603 to book the Great Hall for your military promotion, retirement, wedding, memorial service, meeting, or any other special occasion. Photos of the Hall.

From Port-au-Prince to West Point: Idrache ’16 Realizes Dream

 
   

In an image that went viral at an international level, an emotional Alix Schoelcher Idrache at the 2016 USMA Graduation Ceremony May 21 recalled his personal journey from Port-au-Prince, Haiti to becoming a West Point graduate. Inspired by witnessing U.S. forces on humanitarian missions in Haiti, Idrache credits his father for his encouragement and support. Full Story.

Order Your Register of Graduates and 2016 TAPS Today!

 
   

The 75th Edition of the Register of Graduates & Former Cadets has been comprehensively updated in a new, limited edition. Order your Register online today at the WPAOG Gift Shop! The 2016 edition of TAPS, the official memorial magazine of the Long Gray Line, contains over 180 Memorial Articles-- order by June 30 to guarantee your copy as there will be a very limited number of extra issues printed.

Visiting West Point—The Rules Have Changed

Effective June 7, all visitors to West Point who do not have identification issued by the Department of Defense (or are not escorted by someone with same) will be required to stop at the Visitors Center outside Thayer Gate to get a visitor pass. USMA is still working on plans for handling this new requirement for large-scale public and alumni events. Please be patient during this process. For the most up-do-date information, please visit the West Point Garrison webpage with the policy.

West Point Diversity Leadership Conference: 9/12-14 Save the Date!

 
   

This year’s annual West Point Diversity Leadership Conference will take place September 12-14 at West Point. The theme for 2016 is Army Strong: Our Differences, Our Strengths. Visit the conference website for more details. If you or your employer are interested in sponsoring this event, our all-new sponsorship packages offer an opportunity to reach a highly desirable, high-achieving audience through a range of promotional opportunities.  Please contact Jess Scheuler, our Advertising and Sponsorship Representative for more information at ads@wpaog.org

Shop Thru the Heart to Support Programs for the Long Gray Line

 
   

Sign up for Shop Thru the Heart and a percentage of your purchases at over 120 major retailers will help support all programs, services and events for West Point graduates.

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