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Parent Review - September 2019
 
               
 
 
 

Heisler ’12 to Receive 2019 Nininger Award

  Heisler ’12 to Receive 2019 Nininger Award
   

WPAOG is pleased to announce that CPT Lindsay Gordon Heisler ’12, has been selected to receive the 2019 Alexander R. Nininger Award for Valor at Arms. The award ceremony will be on October 24 at West Point. Heisler is soon to take her second company command, of Delta Company, 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, “Wolfpack,” 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Read more.

It’s Branch Week at West Point

  It’s Branch Week at West Point
   

All week long, U.S Army branch representatives have been educating cadets on their respective career fields through various display tours, leader panels, independent research and social functions, so that members of the Class of 2020 can make informed decisions on which branch suits them best. First Class Cadets will receive their branch assignments in November, but the process of assigning them will be different than ever before. Photos.

Honorable Living Stand Down Day 9/9

  Honorable Living Stand Down Day 9/9
   

On September 9, cadets, staff, faculty and coaches came together at Trophy Point to hear opening remarks for the start of Honorable Living Stand Down Day. Honorable Living Stand Down Day showcases how future leaders have a shared understanding of how to identify, discuss, and address the complex problems associated with sexual assault and sexual harassment. Read more.

Save the Date: Family Weekend is 10/25-27!

  Save the Date: Family Weekend is 10/25-27!
   

Parents, grandparents, and family members are invited to attend Family Weekend to learn more about cadet life and West Point. The weekend will include academic presentations, tours, cadet demonstrations, information on athletics and clubs, the San Jose State football game, and more! Cadets will escort their families and provide a view of West Point from the cadet perspective unless they have other requirements such as classes or other duties/responsibilities. Please keep an eye out for more details coming on the West Point Parents webpage and the WPAOG Parents Resources webpage.

WPAOG 150th Anniversary Celebration

  Oldest Living Grad MG Neil Van Sickle '38 with FlatCullum
   

In the most recent sighting of Flat Cullum, we caught him with USMA’s Oldest Living Graduate, Maj Gen Neil D. Van Sickle USAF(R), Class of 1938! You can continue following the adventures of Flat Cullum and read daily On This Day West Point facts as we enter the last quarter of our 150th Anniversary year. The upcoming Fall issue of West Point magazine will include a feature on Flat Cullum photos we’ve received, as well as the modern-day history of the Association and how we continue to serve West Point and the Long Gray Line in the 21st Century.

USMA 2020 Ring Weekend

  USMA 2020 Ring Weekend
   

On August 23, during a ceremony at Trophy Point, cadets from the Class of 2020 received their West Point class rings. Members of the 50-year Affiliation Class of 1970 gripped hands with cadets, and family and friends greeted their firsties to celebrate their new “crass mass of brass and glass.” At the Ring Melt earlier this year, donated West Point class rings were melted into a single gold bar that was used to make the rings, ensuring that the Long Gray Line remains physically and symbolically connected with the Class of 2020 as they wear their class rings. Photos.

Fall into Style!

 

Fall into Style!

   

The leaves are changing, and the weather is getting cooler at West Point. Stay warm with our newest Army West Point gear, like our Under Armour Pique Hoodies for men and women. These hoodies are stylish and comfy, making the best combination this fall. Also available in youth styles (not pictured). Shop today at WPAOGGiftShop.com, or by phone at 800.426.4725. Go Army, Beat Everyone!

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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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9th Annual LEADS Workshop in Detroit

  9th Annual LEADS Workshop in Detroit
   

The West Point Society of Michigan and the West Point Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Equal Opportunity (ODIEO) hosted the 9th annual Leadership Ethics and Diversity in STEM workshop in Detroit on September 6. The daylong conference included LTG Darryl A. Williams ’83, 60th Superintendent, as the keynote speaker along with featured speaker Ron Hall ’91, CEO of Bridgewater Interiors, ranked the largest African American owned Detroit Area business by Crain’s Detroit magazine. Donations to the Superintendent’s Diversity & Inclusion Endowment make it possible for LEADS Workshops to increase the awareness and competitiveness of minority and economically disadvantaged populations preparing for college, with community visits and engagement programs. Read more.

Hacking for Defense: Finding Solutions to DOD Problems

  Hacking for Defense: Finding Solutions to DOD Problems
   

For two weeks it was pedal to the metal. Given a problem on day one, 35 cadets divided into seven teams were given 10 days to network with industry experts, fully define the problem they’d been assigned and develop a viable solution. The course, called “Hacking for Defense” (a graduate-level course currently taught at 22 universities throughout the country) was taught at USMA for the first time this summer. Typically taught as a semester-long course lasting 10 weeks, West Point compressed the entire process into a 10-day summer course. Full story.

Follow WPAOG on Instagram!

  Follow WPAOG on Instagram!
   

Stay up to date on the latest West Point news this fall while helping us reach our goal of 10,000 Instagram followers! From exclusive photography to information on upcoming events, like and share our posts and videos with fellow West Point parents and friends. Plus, in celebration of our 150th anniversary, follow our “On This Day” feature posts highlighting the history and accomplishments of the Long Gray Line.

Herbert Hall Graduation Activities for USMA 2020

  Herbert Hall Graduation Activities for USMA 2020
   

Next May, WPAOG will be hosting a Graduation Breakfast Open House 7am-9am with free light refreshments served. We will also have a Graduation Buffet Luncheon (registration required) from 1pm-3pm. Luncheon registrants will also have the opportunity to register for one of the Herbert Hall commissioning ceremony slots. Lunch registration will open in the new year. This luncheon has limited capacity and historically sells out quickly, so be prepared to act once we send out further details.

Army Navy Tailgate Sponsorships Still Available

  Army Navy Tailgate Sponsorships Still Available
   

All of our exclusive “Suite Life” sponsorship packages have sold out, but there are still packages remaining which provide sponsors with game tickets, tailgate tickets and parking passes in addition to great promotional opportunity for your business. See our sponsorship brochure for full details.

Calling All West Point Authors!

  Calling All West Point Authors!
   

Reserve your space in the Winter 2020 West Point Authors Bookshelf, a specially-priced advertising section in West Point magazine showcasing books by West Point affiliated authors. Check out the latest West Point Bookshelf in the Summer 2019 issue to discover and support these books. Learn more about this and other WPAOG advertising and sponsorship opportunities.

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