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First Call - September 26, 2018
 
               
 
 


Branch Week: Cadets Learn about 17 Army Branch Options

  Branch Week: Cadets Learn about 17 Army Branch Options
   

September 10-14 marked the annual Branch Week at West Point, where representatives from each of the 17 U.S. Army branches open to cadets after graduation set up displays to talk about branches and answer questions. For Plebes and Yearlings, the week is geared toward educating them on what their options are. Cows, on the other hand, are expected to spend the week talking to branches that interest them and start narrowing down their preferences. Firsties use the week as their final opportunity to ask questions, explore the branches and finalize the rankings that will be used to place them into branch assignments on Branch Night on Nov. 14. Full story. Watch USMA Branch Week video. USMA photos.

WPAOG Hosts Annual Cadet Class Officer Luncheon

  WPAOG Hosts Annual Cadet Class Officer Luncheon
   

On September 17, WPAOG hosted a luncheon for cadet Class Officers from the USMA Classes of 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022. At the luncheon, cadets met with various members of WPAOG as well as staff members from the Academy with whom they will work (Directorate of Cadet Activities, the Cadet Hostess, Officers in Charge, and Advisors) in their officer roles. Following the luncheon, breakout sessions led by WPAOG representatives were held for each class. The goal of the luncheon is to provide class officers the opportunity to interact with WPAOG staff and engage in meaningful discussions on how WPAOG serves them, as well as how they can serve their classmates now and in the decades ahead. Photos.

Thank You ’88 Graduates for Your Commitment

  Thank You ’88 Graduates for Your Commitment
   

During the victorious Army v. Hawaii game on September 15, the Class of 1988 presented a 30th Reunion Gift of $1,500,000 to support the Directorate of Admissions Summer Leaders Experience Program and the Cyber Research Center. David Clonts, David and Cynthia Kim, and Chuck Ahner presented the gift on behalf of the Class to Todd Browne ’85, President and CEO of the West Point Association of Graduates. Thank you to the Class of 1988 for its outstanding support of West Point—No Task Too Great!

Register Now for November 1-2 SACC in San Antonio

  Register Now for November 1-2 SACC in San Antonio
   

Considering a career change? Don't miss the next Service Academy Career Conference (SACC) in San Antonio, TX November 1-2! SACC is the only career fair exclusively for Federal Service Academy graduates, and offers a great opportunity to learn about a variety of companies, industries, and post-graduate opportunities. Registration is now open! Learn more about the San Antonio SACC.

Grad Link Network Continues to Grow

  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, and now have over 6,000 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!

Army Adds Seven to Sports Hall of Fame

  Army Adds Seven to Sports Hall of Fame
   

The Army West Point Athletic Association officially welcomed seven new members into the Army Sports Hall of Fame on September 14 at Eisenhower Hall. The Class of 2018 honored were basketball standout and former head football coach Dale Hall ’45, baseball great Ed Haydash, Jr. ’64, swimming star Kerry O'Hara ’67, volleyball extraordinaire Elita Powell ’94, three-sport star Ed Rafalko ’45, lacrosse standout George Slabowski ’84 and former assistant sports information director Mady Salvani. Full story.

Cadets Participate in Annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremonies

  Cadets Participate in Annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremonies
   

On September 11, Cadets carried an American flag while running through West Point from reveille to retreat to honor those who perished during the 9/11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the hero passengers who prevented the plane from crashing into a more populated area by crashing it into a field in Shanksville, PA. The West Point community also gathered to remember and honor those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. After bells tolled marking the time at which the two planes struck the towers, a West Point firefighter rang the final bell in honor of the first responders who died. A moment of silence was followed by four cannon blasts in remembrance of the four planes that crashed on 9/11. Full story. Remembrance Day ceremony photos.

General Data Protection Regulation Update

If you are a resident of a country in the European Union, you are aware of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that went into effect in May. In order to comply with this regulation, we contacted all EU-residents to confirm that they would like to continue receiving communications from WPAOG, including West Point magazine, First Call, and other special publications. If you do not provide confirmation, you will no longer receive any communications from WPAOG beginning November 1, 2018. If you have any questions, please contact GDPR@wpaog.org. You can view more information about what and how we store and use your information by viewing our Privacy Policy.

 

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We’ve Got the Look!

  We’ve Got the Look!
   

WPAOG’s Gift Shop knows that your outfit is not complete without the perfect spirited accessories. Our new line of handmade pieces will add just the right amount of West Point bling. Order by phone with an associate, or on our website 24/7 at WPAOGGiftShop.com..

A Win-Win Opportunity!

  A Win-Win Opportunity!
   

Becoming a sponsor of the WPAOG Army-Navy Tailgate, our largest event of the year, gives your business great promotional opportunities! Use this forum to showcase your product or services to more than 1,000 Army fans. As an added bonus, your sponsorship is viewed as a charitable (tax-deductible) gift. Individual, non-corporate sponsorships are also available! If you are interested in one of our sponsorship packages, please contact us now.

Club Sports Captains Receive Centurion Pins

  Club Sports Captains Receive Centurion Pins
   

On September 5, Centurion Pins were presented to 17 captains of Cadet Competitive Club Sports, recognizing the accomplishments and dedication of competitive club team captains and the student athletic club coordinator. The DCA team and club experience is made possible thanks to your support of the Margin of Excellence and helps develop cadets into the future officers who will lead our country. Full storyPhotos.

Rally at WPAOG’s Home Football Game Open Houses!

  Rally at WPAOG’s Home Football Game Open Houses!
   

Join grads, parents, friends, and fans prior to all home football games at WPAOG’s Open House rallies. For three hours prior to kickoff, we’ll be cheering the Army West Point football team to victory at Herbert Alumni Center! WPAOG provides complimentary refreshments and drinks, and the West Point Club offers a concession stand in the back patio area for heavier tailgate fare. Hope to see you here! www.westpointaog.org/tailgates

Calling All West Point Authors!

  Calling All West Point Authors!
   

Reserve your space in the Winter 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.

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