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First Call - January 24, 2019
 
               
 
 


CDT Jesse Palmer ’19 Earns Churchill Scholarship

  CDT Jesse Palmer ’19 Earns Churchill Scholarship
   

Join us in congratulating CDT Jesse Palmer ’19 (Chemical Engineering major), for being awarded the Churchill Scholarship. The Churchill is one of the most prestigious scholarships in the math, science and engineering disciplines, awarded to only 15 students in the nation. Palmer will study chemical engineering at the University of Cambridge in the U.K.

West Point Sets the Stage for Sesquicentennial

  West Point Sets the Stage for Sesquicentennial
   

The Winter 2019 issue of West Point magazine introduces our 150th Celebration! There’s just the right balance between historical content and information about the newest programs WPAOG offers. Your magazine should be arriving soon, but if you’d like a preview, you can view the digital edition, always available for reading on the go via your laptop, tablet or smartphone. All past issues are available online as well.

Sanborn ’20 Qualifies for Olympic Marathon Trials

  Sanborn ’20 Qualifies for Olympic Marathon Trials
   

CDT Kate Sanborn ’20 completed her first-ever marathon last November and qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials—a long-range goal she thought would take more time to realize. Along with qualifying for the trials, Sanborn's time also earned her a spot in the Army’s World Class Athlete Program upon graduation from West Point. The program will enable her to serve in the Army, while also training and competing as a professional athlete representing the United States. Full storyU.S. Army photo.

Starting Now – 150th Anniversary Collectibles

  Starting Now – 150th Anniversary Collectibles
   

Take a trip down memory lane with our Travel Back Sticker collection. Designed as a throwback to the golden age of travel, each vintage-style sticker captures a significant moment in WPAOG history. Look for a new sticker each month in 2019. Collect all 12 and celebrate the heritage of YOUR alumni association. The sticker collection is only one (but fun!) way to honor our 150th Anniversary, so be sure to check out the exclusive West Point gear for this special event! Shop in-store, online or call us at 800.426.4725.

Army Sings Second Twice!

  Army Sings Second Twice!
   

January 19 was a great day for Army basketball as both teams BEAT NAVY in a double-header at Christl arena. The women played first, and used a 16-2 second-half run to pull ahead before holding on for a 55-52 win. The men’s game followed and in a two-point game with 2:48 left to play, the Army team went on an 11-2 run to pull away and top Navy, 72-61.

Merrill ’19 Visits South Pole

  Merrill ’19 Visits South Pole
   

Stepping off the plane decked in a heavy parka, wool lined boots and litany of other cold weather gear, USMA CDT William Merrill ’19 entered one of the most inhospitable places on the planet. Through an internship program offered by the National Science Foundation, Merrill and two other service academy students spent Christmas break in Antarctica at McMurdo Station. They were on the continent from December 16-30 learning about the science being conducted as well as the operational logistics it takes to run multiple bases in an area not designed to support human life. Full story.

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.

 

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Register Now for March 28-29 SACC in Jacksonville

  Register Now for March 28-29 SACC in Jacksonville
   

Considering a career change? Don't miss the next Service Academy Career Conference (SACC) in Jacksonville, FL March 28-29! 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. Walk-ins may attend, but pre-registration is open through March 22! Learn more about the Jacksonville SACC.

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 Graduate Physicians

  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. Registration will open in February.

2019 TAPS

  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. The deadline for submitting Memorial Articles in this year’s issue is February 28. Guidance on submitting articles may be found online or by calling 845.446.1647.

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 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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