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First Call - February 27, 2019
 
               
 
 


West Point & WPAOG Thank You for Your Generous Support!

  
West Point & WPAOG Thank You for Your Generous Support!
   

WPAOG thanks all our donors who made 2018 such a resounding success! Because of you, we raised $45.8 million in cash receipts for the Academy and WPAOG. In addition, our alumni participation rate reached 35%, our highest level yet. This number is a critical indicator in determining a university’s annual national ranking and helps increase the prestige of the institution while enhancing the development of future leaders. Watch our “Thank You” video to see highlights from the past year at West Point!

Post Night for USMA 2019

  Post Night for USMA 2019
   

Class of 2019 cadets in every branch except Aviation, Cyber, Medical Services and Explosive Ordnance Disposal made their post decisions during Post Night on February 6. Divided by branch, cadets selected their post in order of class rank. While some cadets were forced to make tough decisions on the spur of the moment, many others ended the evening holding exactly the card they had wanted all along. Full story.

Wrestling Claims Third-Straight Star Over Navy

  Wrestling Claims Third-Straight Star Over Navy
   

The 24th-ranked Army West Point wrestling team put on a show against service-academy rival Navy in front of a packed Christl Arena crowd of 1,491 fans with a 22-10 victory in the February 23 Star Meet. Prior to the match, Army recognized the firsties in the senior day ceremony. The Black Knights closed out the regular season with an overall record of 8-3. Full story

2019 Henry O. Flipper (Class of 1877) Commemoration

  2019 Henry O. Flipper (Class of 1870) Commemoration
   

GEN(R) Vincent K. Brooks ’80 was the guest speaker during the Henry O. Flipper Commemoration Dinner at the Cadet Mess Hall on February 8. Cadet Lilly “Da Yan Zi” McDonough ’19 received the annual Flipper Award, which is presented to a First Class cadet who has demonstrated the highest qualities of leadership, self-discipline and perseverance in the face of unusual difficulties. Full storyPhotosVideo about Henry O. Flipper.

WPAOG Entrepreneur Summit

  WPAOG Entrepreneur Summit
   

Registration is now open for the WPAOG Entrepreneur Summit! If you are a graduate entrepreneur, business leader or investor, join us for a unique networking event, taking place April 10-11, 2019. Learn from some of West Point’s most highly respected entrepreneurs, hear “fast pitches” to foster grad-to-grad business growth, discuss pressing topics for the entrepreneur world and exchange new ideas, taking home tips and tools you can use right away. Click here to register today and see a full agenda! If you are an early entrepreneur who needs financial assistance attending the Summit, please email us.

Update Your Register of Graduates Biography

  Update Your Register of Graduates Biography
   

Our 150th Celebration year is a good time to update your career biography in the Register of Graduates. All graduates are now able to review their biographies and submit updates online! We thank you for your patience as we rebuilt this feature during our recent system upgrades, and we hope that all graduates will help us continue the project initiated by General George W. Cullum, Class of 1833, to chronicle the careers and service to the nation of all West Point graduates.

Order Your 2019 TAPS

TAPS, the official memorial magazine of the Long Gray Line, contains the fascinating and inspiring life stories of West Point graduates. Advance orders for the 2019 edition may now be placed online. We are now accepting Memorial Articles for the 2020 edition. Guidance on submitting articles may be found online or by calling 845.446.1647.

 

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The 150th Anniversary Celebration Continues!

  The 150th Anniversary Celebration Continues!
   

Keep the celebration going throughout the year with our new coaster set and mug. Designed exclusively for the 150th Anniversary of WPAOG, these limited-edition pieces pay tribute to some of the events, places, and people in our history. Use separately or pair together to make the perfect set! Browse these and our entire selection of 150th specialty merchandise, as well as your favorite Army Gear at WPAOGGiftShop.com, or call us at 800.426.4725.

SACC is Coming to Jacksonville, FL 3/28-29

  SACC is Coming to Jacksonville, FL 3/28-29
   

If you are considering a career transition, a new job field, or just exploring your options, don’t miss the Service Academy Career Conference (SACC) on March 28-29 in Jacksonville, FL. SACC job fairs are exclusively for service academy alumni and are a great way to learn about the current job market or advanced degree options, and discover employment opportunities across the U.S. SACCs allow candidates to connect face to face with companies and universities.
   * Over 80% of jobs are secured through networking!
   * 60% of SACC candidates had on-site interviews during the conference
   * 75% of SACC candidates had follow up interviews
The odds are in your favor! We look forward to seeing you at the next SACC. Register online by Friday, March 22.

West Point Fallen Comrades Half-Marathon – Run or Ruck!

  West Point Fallen Comrades Half-Marathon – Run or Ruck!
   

The West Point Marathon Team hosts this race at West Point on Sunday, March 24. It is dedicated to those members of the Long Gray Line who have gone to war and made the ultimate sacrifice. Each mile marker memorializes a different fallen comrade. The half marathon run/ruck will offer: chip timing, race shirt, finisher’s medal, post-race snacks, and Cadet and age-category prizes! Registration ends March 22, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT. Learn more and register. Photos from 2018.

Come Enjoy the “Suite Life” at Army-Navy

  Come Enjoy the “Suite Life” at Army-Navy
   

We are proud to announce new and exclusive sponsor perks for our Army-Navy Tailgate! For the first time, for select packages, we are providing access to a private suite at Lincoln Financial Field. Sponsors can enjoy the game from the comfort of our suite, featuring complimentary food and beverages with the added option to attend the Army-Navy Gala the night before the game. We will also continue to bring you broad reach through related promotional opportunities for months prior to the event, as well as during the Tailgate on gameday. Act now, as suite packages are limited. Learn more.

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 Winter 2019 issue to discover & support these books. Learn more about this and other WPAOG advertising and sponsorship opportunities.

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