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Parent Review - Feb 2019
 
               
 
 
 

WPAOG Brings Ring Melt Home to West Point

  WPAOG Brings Ring Melt Home to West Point
   

On January 25, WPAOG hosted the Class Ring Memorial Program at West Point for the very first time. Beginning with the Bicentennial Class of 2002, class rings worn by past West Point graduates have been donated, melted, and mixed into the gold used for the rings of the rising First Class cadets. To date, 575 rings have been donated and melted, creating a tangible connection between past and future graduates of the Long Gray Line. VideoPhotos.

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.

2019 Distinguished Graduate Award Recipients Named

  2019 Distinguished Graduate Award Recipients Named
   

WPAOG’s annual Distinguished Graduate Award is bestowed upon those West Point graduates whose character, distinguished service and stature draw wholesome comparison to the qualities for which West Point strives, in keeping with its motto: “Duty, Honor, Country.” The awards will be presented in a ceremony at West Point on May 21, 2019. Please join us in congratulating the 2019 Distinguished Graduate Award recipients:

David A. Bramlett ’64
Victor F. Garcia ’68
Robert L. VanAntwerp ’72
Walter L. Sharp ’74
Robert L. Caslen Jr. ’75

Don’t Forget—Plebe-Parent Weekend March 7-10!

  Don’t Forget—Plebe-Parent Weekend March 7-10!
   

Don’t miss this opportunity to experience West Point with your cadet. Kick off the weekend at Herbert Alumni Center with the annual WPAOG Plebe-Parent Breakfast and Open House on Friday, March 8 from 7-11am. Registration is open! Meet and talk with WPAOG leadership and staff, learn about the many ways WPAOG enhances your cadet’s experience, and enjoy a complimentary breakfast with other families. The weekend will continue with tours, presentations, a parade, a banquet in the cadet mess, and more. The WPAOG Gift Shop will be open on Friday from 7am-5pm and Saturday 9am-4pm. We look forward to seeing you at West Point!

“On This Day”: Celebrate WPAOG’s 150th Anniversary & Discover Long Gray Line History

  “On This Day”: Celebrate WPAOG’s 150th Anniversary & Discover Long Gray Line History
   

To celebrate WPAOG’s 150th Anniversary in 2019, we are sharing fascinating “On This Day” historical facts each day on our social media feeds and website. For more than a year, LTC(R) Jenn Voigtschild Minus ’93 combed through USMA & WPAOG history to collect more than 365 facts, one for each day of the year. See them all on our website at: westpointaog.org/150thonthisday or check out #WPAOG150 on social media.

Welcome 2022 Parents!

  Welcome 2022 Parents!
   

Plebe Parent Weekend is almost here! Stop by the Gift Shop in Herbert Hall for the latest and greatest in Class of 2022 merchandise, designed with every proud parent in mind. Take advantage of our Clutch Crest pre-order while you are here. The WPAOG Gift Shop will be open Friday 7am-5pm and Saturday 9am-4pm. We’re always open 24/7 online at WPAOGGiftShop.com!

Check Out Cadet News

Have you looked at WPAOG’s Cadet News page lately? These are stories we receive about cadet clubs and activities, academic achievements, athletic achievements and more. Your cadets are phenomenally successful, and this our way of showing them off to the world! If you want, you can even subscribe to have all the news delivered right to your email inbox. Just look for the link at the top of the page!

 

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2019 Henry O. Flipper (Class of 1870) 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 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 Story. Photos. Video about Henry O. Flipper.

USMA Cyber Policy Team Wins Competition in France

  USMA Cyber Policy Team Wins Competition in France
   

The West Point Cyber Policy team won its fourth Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge competition in France on January 23. The Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge is designed to offer students across a wide range of academic disciplines a better understanding of the policy challenges associated with cyber conflict. The USMA Cyber Policy team represents five different majors: Computer Science, International Relations, Economics, Operations Research and Law. Preparing for the competition involved not only understanding the relevant laws, strategies and institutions of France and the European Union, but also the processes and timelines involved in using them. Full story.

Cadet Milestone Celebrations Brighten Gloom Period

  Cadet Milestone Celebrations Brighten Gloom Period
   

USMA 2020 cadets celebrated 500th Night on January 26, USMA 2021 cadets celebrated Yearling Winter Weekend on February 2, and USMA 2019 celebrated 100th Night on February 16. The weekends gave cadets a chance to celebrate their accomplishments so far and anticipate what’s left to do. All included formal banquets in Washington Hall with inspiring guest speakers.

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 and luxury 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 a 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 Authors!

  Calling All 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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