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Parent Review - Apr 2018
 
               
 
 
 

Message from the Superintendent

  Message from the Superintendent
   

Graduation is just about a month away and I’m sure many of you are looking forward to seeing your sons and daughters graduate and become officers. Graduation week is both and exciting and a very busy time around here, and I know you probably have many questions as you make plans to attend the ceremony and other graduation week events. The Parent’s Information page on the USMA website has a lot of good information for you about graduation week to help you plan your visit: schedule of events, post access and more. As always, thank you for your support. I look forward to seeing many of you here for graduation!

2018-19 WPAOG Parent Handbook Coming Soon

  2018-19 WPAOG Parent Handbook Coming Soon
   

The WPAOG Parent Handbook provides everything you need to know about being a member of the West Point community and participating in your cadet’s 47-month experience. A tool to help families meet the unique challenges of having a son or daughter attend West Point, the guide includes valuable information about visiting West Point, resources available to families, WPAOG support and services, connecting with other families through the WPAOG website’s Parent Portal, how to become involved with Parents Clubs, and special events. Thanks to your generous donations to funds like the West Point Parents Fund, the Parent Handbook is complimentary to all families. We will update you when hard copies are ready to be mailed and the booklet is available to download from the Parent Portal.

Learn About the Combating Terrorism Center

  Learn About the Combating Terrorism Center
   

The cover story of the Spring issue of West Point is about the CTC at West Point, one of the many USMA research centers supported by Margin of Excellence philanthropy. Since 2003, the Center has produced rigorous, objective, and policy-relevant research about our nation’s most dangerous terrorist threats. It also educates cadets and counterterrorism practitioners to understand and think critically about today’s dynamic threat environment. The CTC was also the April 4 focus in STAND-TO!, the U.S. Army’s online communication platform which provides a broad, objective view of the Army’s current operations, doctrine and programs.

You Earned It, Now Unroll It!

  Diploma and commission frames
   

Diploma and commission frames are available now at the WPAOG Gift Shop. Choose from a number of styles featuring the West Point crest, all perfect to highlight your accomplishment. Order before May 1 for guaranteed Graduation Day delivery. However, frames are available year-round. Purchase both a diploma and commission frame together to receive 10% off your total. Order here.

50th Annual Sandhurst Competition

  50th Annual Sandhurst Competition
   

More than 500 cadets from military academies and universities around the world competed in the 50th annual Sandhurst Military Skills Competition April 13 and 14 on West Point. Teams comprised of eight men and one woman competed in eleven different events ranging from marksmanship to grenade throwing. This event tests individual and team military skills as well as leadership abilities and athletic proficiency. Congratulations to the U.S. Air Force Academy team for their first-place win. Runners up (in order) include: Canada, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst – Red, University of North Georgia, and West Point – Gold. Photos Day 1 | Photos Day 2

USMA Boxing Teams Earn National Titles

  USMA Boxing Teams Earn National Titles
   

USMA hosted the 2018 National Collegiate Boxing Association's Collegiate Boxing Championships April 5-7 at Eisenhower Hall. There were 19 title bouts on the final day, including 11 West Point boxers fighting for individual championships. The Men's and Women's Boxing teams both won national championships and nine cadets (five men, four women) earned title belts: Isiah Ortiz ’20, Adaya Queen ’20, Janel Tracy ’20, Ejakhian Obiomon ’19, Egbezien Obiomon ’18, Richelle Radcliff ’18, Carlan Ivey ’19, Vonn Grant ’19 and Spencer Welton ’18. Photos.

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There’s so much great news about West Point that we often can’t include it all in Parent Review. 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. USMA & Cadet News highlights the Corps and the Academy, and Grad News is all about the Long Gray Line. You can also follow WPAOG on Facebook and Twitter, and all cadet families receive West Point magazine. Additional Parent Resources.

 

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Model UN World Championships

  Model UN World Championships
   

Ten cadets of the Model United Nations team traveled to Panama City, Panama to participate in the World Model United Nations conference. At the end of the conference, seven cadets walked away as individual World Champions. In addition to the conference, cadets visited the Panama Canal, attended an address from the President of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela, and met with U.S. military officers from the Defense Attachés Office. Full story.

Glee Club Performs for a Packed House

  Glee Club Performs for a Packed House
   

The West Point Glee Club traveled to the 180-year-old First Presbyterian Church in Freehold, NJ to perform a diverse concert for the community. The church was packed with about 600 guests in attendance, including the Mayor of Freehold, many West Point graduates, and several veterans from all branches of the service. The concert featured numerous pieces from the World War I era, other patriotic tunes, and a handful of West Point favorites. Full story.

America's Game Tickets On Sale Now

  America's Game Tickets On Sale Now
   

The Army West Point Ticket Office and Army A Club have announced that tickets for the 2018 Army-Navy Game, presented by USAA, are on sale now. Fans can purchase tickets by phone only and can call the ticket office 1.877.TIX.ARMY or the Army A Club 845.938.2322. The ticket pricing for this year's clash is set at $105 for priority and $160 for club seating.  More information on Army-Navy ticket purchasing requirements. America's Game is set for December 8 in Philadelphia and will be televised live on CBS.

Cadets Participate in Inaugural NSA Cyber Exercise

  Cadets Participate in Inaugural NSA Cyber Exercise
   

The inaugural National Security Agency Cyber Exercise (NCX), held from March 19-21 at USNA in Annapolis, Maryland, challenged 31 cadets from four academic departments in a myriad of competitions across near full-spectrum cyberspace operations. USNA won the overall competition, while the West Point teams brought home gold in the Red-versus-Blue Table Top module and bronze in the Blue Edge: Concord Dawn module. Full story.

Last Call for West Point Authors!

  Last Call for West Point Authors!
   

Limited space remains in the summer West Point Authors Bookshelf, a special advertising section in West Point magazine showcasing books by West Point affiliated authors. Check out the winter 2018 West Point Bookshelf to discover & support books written by fellow members of the Long Gray Line. Learn more about this and other WPAOG advertising and sponsorship opportunities.

2018 TAPs

  2018 TAPs
   

TAPS, the official memorial magazine of the Long Gray Line, contains the fascinating and inspiring life stories of West Point graduates. Pre-order a copy of the 2018 edition online. We are now accepting articles for the 2019 edition. Guidance on submitting articles may be found online or by calling 845.446.1647.

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