Telling the West Point Story
You should have received your April issue of West Point magazine by now, and had a chance to read about cadet life today. Make sure you also visit WPAOG’s YouTube channel to view the videos posted with supplemental media, too! As always, your comments ─ and memories─are welcome via WPAOG’s Facebook page or Twitter #wpmag.
A Walk Through History – on the Greens
The West Point Golf Course has always been world class, but now it will also be like walking through American history! Each of the 19 holes on the course is (now) named after a conflict that the United States has fought, and each one-ton granite marker is inscribed with a narrative on the war (particular to that marker), significant contributions made by West Point graduates, the total number of US casualties, and the total number of USMA graduate casualties. The historical information on each inscription was contributed by Colonel John Vigna of the USMA History Department.
The Thayer Hotel has sponsored this program that honors all soldiers who have fought for the US since the Revolutionary War. “We believe every graduate will be proud to hear about this, and it will be appreciated by the cadets, officers, NCOs and tourists that play golf on this beautiful green,” said Dan Rice ’88, a member of the Thayer Hotel management team. “We hope that it will also be a psyops campaign to use to intimidate teams that come to play against the Army golf team!” The West Point Golf Course is open to the public and has over 6,000 tee times available each year.
The Aussies take Sandhurst
If you haven’t seen WPAOG’s coverage of this spectacular annual event, check it out now. Fifty-five teams from around the globe — including 36 cadet companies — competed in the 2012 Sandhurst challenge on April 20 and 21. Australia earned 1st place overall and Company C-3 earned top honors for the Corps. For more about this year’s competition, including photos and video, click here!
Reminder ... Mother’s Day is May 13th
WPAOG’s myCapture site provides you with the unique opportunity to customize a gift for Mom using an image from West Point. Use the coupon code WESTPOINTMOM to save 10% off your entire order during the month of May! What mom wouldn’t appreciate a West Point gift designed just with her in mind?
A Capital Opportunity To Transition Your Career
Make your reservation now to attend the Washington DC SACC conference — the largest SACC held each year — May 24th and 25th. Over 70 government agencies, universities, and companies will be present to interview service academy graduates having the skills and experience you possess and they seek. Take advantage of this opportunity to meet with multiple recruiters, ready to hire, all in one location. Read more.
The Register of Graduates, most recently published in 2010, is a “full version”, containing every graduate from 1802 to 2010. This month only, you may purchase this $50 hardbound book for only $29.99! Call 845.446.1545 to order yours now... only one week left to take advantage of this special offer!