~www.westpointaog.org/firstcallNov282018
 
First Call - November 28, 2018
 
               
 
 


McClain ’02 Makes Final Preparations for Space Launch

  LTC Anne McClain ’02
   

NASA Army astronautLTC Anne McClain ’02 is undergoing final preparations for launch to the International Space Station aboard spacecraft Soyuz MS-11, scheduled for December 3. She is currently assigned to serve aboard the ISS as a flight engineer for Expeditions 58 and 59. Preparations for her and fellow crewmembers included pressure and leak tests of their suits, and a final “fitting” with the spacecraft at the Baikonur Cosmodrome Integration Facility in Kazakhstan. (Photo: NASA)

Army Football Is Nationally Ranked

  Army Football Is Nationally Ranked
   

After the November 17 victory over Colgate, Army finished undefeated at home for the season and is nationally ranked for the first time in 22 years! Despite a bye weekend on November 25, Army is still at 23 on the Associated Press Poll, and is bowl-eligible for the third year in a row.

Last Call for Army-Navy Tailgate Registration

  Last Call for Army-Navy Tailgate Registration
   

Rock the black and gold and party like a Black Knight at WPAOG’s exclusive pre Army-Navy game event! With special appearances by the Cadet Spirit Band, Rabble Rousers and Blackjack the Mascot, this party will be sure to get you fired up for the biggest game of the year! The ‘Beat Navy’ Tailgate will take place on Saturday, December 8, from 11:30am-2pm. View more details and register today. Registration closes on November 29 at noon. Special thanks to our tailgate sponsors highlighted below!

Brigade Championships for Fall Company Athletics

  Brigade Championships for Fall Company Athletics
   

USMA’s Company Athletics Fall Season wrapped up with the Brigade Finals November 13, pitting the best companies in head-to-head competition for number one! View video.This season’s dominating teams were:

Basketball: Company B-4
Flag Football: Company G-1
Functional Fitness: Company F-1
Soccer: Company B-1
Submission Grappling: Company D-1

Cadet Cyber Policy Team Takes 2nd in Cyber 9/12 Competition

  Cadet Cyber Policy Team Takes 2nd in Cyber 9/12 Competition
   

Congratulations to the West Point Cyber Policy team for placing 2nd out of 28 teams at the Cyber 9/12 competition November 2-3, hosted by Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs and the Atlantic Council in NYC! They were the only undergrad team going into the final round. Now entering its fifth year, the Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge is a unique competition designed to provide students across academic disciplines with a deeper understanding of the policy challenges associated with cyber crisis and conflict. Teams are challenged to respond to a realistic, evolving cyberattack scenario and analyze the threat it poses to national, international, and private sector interests. Students are able to interact with expert mentors and high-level cyber professionals while developing valuable skills in policy analysis and presentation.

West Point Magazine Digital Editions Available Online

  West Point Magazine Digital Editions Available Online
   

West Point magazine, our flagship publication, is published quarterly and sent free of charge to all alumni, widowed spouses of graduates, and parents of current West Point cadets. Thanks to all our readers who participated in our recent online survey – we appreciate your feedback! Did you know that all past issues of West Point magazine are available online? An archive of every issue can be found on our website. Gift subscriptions are also available. To learn more, please email subscribe@wpaog.org or call 845-446-1645.

West Point Medicine & Life Science Forum

  West Point Medicine & Life Science Forum
   
Calling all graduate Physicians! Save the Date for The West Point Medicine & Life Science Forum, May 2-3, 2019. Click here for more information and to view the schedule of events with confirmed guest speakers. The hotel block is open so reserve your room today. Invitations will go out in the winter of 2019.

Patriotic Productions Seeking Volunteers

  Patriotic Productions Seeking Volunteers
   

Remembering Our Fallen will soon be displayed near the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia. This traveling exhibit is to remind Americans of the ultimate sacrifice made by those who died from wounds suffered in Iraq and Afghanistan while wearing our country’s uniform. Seventy-one USMA graduates are included in this memorial, which was unveiled nationally at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC in September 2017. West Point alumni are invited to assist local Boy Scout troops to set up the exhibit at 9am on December 7. (RSVP here to sign up.)

Stay in Touch with West Point & the Long Gray Line

There’s so much great news about West Point and the Long Gray Line that we often can’t include it all in First Call. But 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.

 

Quick Links

•  Be Thou At Peace
•  Cadet News
•  Grad News
•  Find A Grad
•  Profile Update
•  Gift Shop
•  Order TAPS
•  Order Register of Graduates
•  West Point Pointer View

 

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 6,600 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!

Remember West Point for Your End-of-Year Giving

  Remember West Point for Your End-of-Year Giving
   

As we near the end of 2018, we ask you to support the Academy program where your passion lives. Gifts to the Superintendent’s Annual Fund impact ALL of our cadets and the Long Gray Line Fund serves our proud West Point graduates. Because of donor support, West Point is one of the nation’s leading academic institutions and the nation’s premier leadership development institution. December 31 is your final chance to make your 2018 tax-deductible gift. Every gift makes a difference for the Corps of Cadets and ensures West Point will have the assets it needs to continue developing the very best global leaders of tomorrow! Thank you.

Get Your West Point Spirit On!

  Get Your West Point Spirit On!
   

Are you ready? Official Army/Navy spirit wear arrives December 1st. Don’t miss this year’s special swag! Order early for delivery before kick off or shop our game day location at the WPAOG Army/Navy Tailgate in the Wells Fargo Center. Stop in for last minute essentials and those styles that have been on your radar all season. Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Shop for West Point gear 24/7 online at WPAOGGiftShop.com or call us at 800.426.4725. Last day to order for guaranteed Christmas delivery is Friday, Dec 14th.

USMA Celebrates American Indian Heritage Month

  USMA Celebrates American Indian Heritage Month
   

West Point celebrated American Indian Heritage Month November 19. Daniel Menihan, Jr, a member of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council of Connecticut, was the guest speaker and presented MSG Michael Holmbert with a gift for West Point given in the spirit of friendship. The gift represents the original 26 tribes of the Pequot Tribe. He gave half to Holmbert, which represents the 13 moon cycles and Menihan will keep half as a remembrance of his time at West Point.

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.

Advertise with West Point Magazine
 
Order TAPS


Mercedes Benz
 
The Independence Fund

E&J Gallo Winery
 
Leidos

WPAOG Gift Shop
 
Verizon