First Call - July 22, 2020

West Point Magazine Summer 2020 Coming Soon

  West Point Magazine Summer 2020

The Summer edition of West Point is at the printer now, and should be arriving in mailboxes in early August. Meanwhile, the digital edition is now available online. Read all about Graduation 2020 and Operation RESILIENT KNIGHT, describing how the USMA team mobilized to help cadets successfully complete the spring semester working remotely. We think you’ll share our sense of pride reading stories of fellow grads on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19, and you’ll discover how the Directorate of Cadet Activities supports the entire Corps of Cadets.

West Point Welcomes Class of 2024

  West Point Welcomes Class of 2024

USMA welcomed over 1,200 cadet candidates from every state in the nation last week starting on Sunday, July 12. Reception Day (R-Day) was staggered over three days this year to safeguard the health and welfare of all cadet candidates, families, and community members. The days mark the beginning of Cadet Basic Training and the first day of their transition from civilian to new cadet and a member of the Class of 2024. On July 15, the Class of 2024 participated in the Oath Ceremony & Review. WPAOG Photos. USMA Photos. Facts about the Class of 2024.

Flexibility Key to Success for Planners of Cadet Summer Training

  Flexibility Key to Success for Planners of Cadet Summer Training

Flexibility is a word not just used to describe the dexterity of a gymnast or a highly-skilled athlete, it also pertains to the mental swiftness and ability to overcome the circumstances of an ever-changing environment that may pose many difficulties for ultimate success. As the stress of COVID-19 continued to ravage the world during the spring, it also played a role in disrupting the initial Cadet Summer Training schedule. Nevertheless, USMA’s Department of Military Instruction was able to redevelop the original summer training plan in three weeks, squeezing three-plus months of training into six weeks. Full story.

WPAOG Entrepreneur Summit Features Noto ’91 as Keynote

  WPAOG Entrepreneur Summit

Last Call to all West Point Graduate Entrepreneurs to join our Thursday, July 23 Virtual Entrepreneur Summit! Registration closes at 5pm on Wednesday, July 22. Joining us is keynote speaker, Anthony Noto ’91, CEO of SoFi, as well as other experts in the entrepreneur ecosystem. Register today—it's free!

Save the Date: All Academy Challenge 8/16—8/20

  Save the Date: All Academy Challenge 8/16--8/20

We are preparing for the seventh annual All Academy Challenge from August 16 – 20, an event that takes on special significance this year as we join together with the other military academies to support the future leaders of our nation. It truly is “5 Teams. 5 Days. 1 Mission.” Please tell us why you give back to the Academy during the Challenge--we’d love to feature you on the AOG website and social media pages! If you are interested in volunteering as an All Academy Challenge Ambassador to help bring your class to victory, call 845.446.1657 or email allacademychallenge@wpaog.org.

Summer Styles

  Summer Styles

The WPAOG Gift Shop has great new styles arriving every week. Inspired by those old Gym Alpha Tees, the Ladies Burnout Ringer Tee is everything you want: style, fit, and comfort. Designed for us and sold exclusively at the WPAOG Gift Shop, this shirt is destined to become an old favorite. Shop in store or online 24/7 at WPAOGGiftShop.com.

San Diego SACC Is Going Virtual 8/18—8/21

  San Diego SACC Is Going Virtual 8/18—8/21

The Service Academy Career Conference (SACC) is dedicated to assisting our alumni in their career transitions, no matter the location or platform. Now more than ever, we recognize how important it is for our alumni to make valuable career and educational connections. Register now to join us online!

  • Participate in three days of employer webinars August 18-20.
  • Connect virtually with recruiters from industry-leading employers on August 21.
  • Meet with companies who are actually hiring!
  • New & improved virtual career event platform!
  • Employers are already reaching out to prospective candidates for introductory, pre-screen phone calls.
  • Don't miss out on this opportunity to get a job offer during this financial crisis.
Text “careerservices” to 51555 to stay up to date on hot jobs, webinars and announcements from the WPAOG Career Services team.

Grad Link

  Grad Link

Let Grad Link make your relationship with the Long Gray Line stronger and easier than ever before! Grad Link is now integrated with the Sallyport application to enhance your connections to the West Point family by using one single profile. Get ready to explore your alumni network from any computer or mobile device in the world! Activate your account now with the same email address where you are receiving this newsletter!

Stay in Touch with West Point and the Long Gray Line

There’s so much great news 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. You can also follow WPAOG on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram for all the latest and greatest.


Quick Links

•  Be Thou At Peace
•  Cadet News
•  Grad News
•  Find A Grad
•  Profile Update
•  Gift Shop
•  Order TAPS
•  Case For Support


Brick and Paver

  Say Hello To Summer

Leave a lasting legacy on the grounds of the Herbert Hall Alumni Center. Donate a brick or paver with your own name or in honor or memory of your favorite West Point graduate, staff or faculty member, or family member. All classes currently have limited spaces available, so donate today to ensure your spot. Orders placed by March 1, 2021 will be installed in the spring before graduation.

Army-Navy Spirit Button Contest

  Last Years Army Spirit Button Design Contest Winner

Have some free time? Take part in our 2nd annual Army-Navy Button Design Contest. Entries are due Friday, August 28, and the winner will receive 2 free tailgate tickets. Tailgate details to follow.

Calling All West Point Authors!

  Calling All West Point Authors!

Reserve your space in the Spring 2021 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 Winter 2020 issue to discover and support these books. Learn more about this and other WPAOG advertising and sponsorship opportunities.

Advertise with West Point Magazine
Order TAPS

Advertise with Us
Century 21