First Call - June 23, 2021

R Day for Class of 2025

  West Point R Day

USMA will welcome more than 1,225 candidates from every state in the nation over three days from June 26-28. Reception Day will be staggered to accommodate public health guidelines and incorporate nonpharmaceutical interventions 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 as a member of the Class of 2025. Full story.

Updates from Inside the Gates - Virtual Series

  Updates from Inside the Gates - Virtual Series

Join us on July 28 at 2pm ET for our second virtual series, “Updates from Inside the Gates,” featuring Michael Chase, Executive Chef, Mess Hall. Come and learn more about the new “Go for Green” program with an exclusive behind the scenes footage of a cooking demonstration. Sign up today. Registration closes on Monday, July 26 at 5pm ET.

Dolehide Receives National Tennis Award

  Dolehide Receives National Tennis Award

CDT Stephanie Dolehide '22, who was recently named one of 12 regional winners of the ITA Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship Award, was announced as the recipient of the national honor on Monday afternoon. The rising senior is the first Army women's tennis player to receive a national award from the ITA in program history. Full story.

Summer Leader Experience Goes Virtual

  Summer Leader Experience Goes Virtual

The Summer Leader Experience is designed to offer a glimpse into the academic, athletic and social life of U.S. Military Academy cadets to rising high school seniors looking to make the critical decision for their college journey within the next year. This year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, SLE was offered virtually to nearly 1,200 prospective cadet candidates for the first time to decide if West Point is the right choice for them. Full story.

Astronaut Shane Kimbrough ’89 Goes on Spacewalks

  Shane Kimbrough '89

Astronaut and West Point Grad Shane Kimbrough '89 went for a walk in space on June 20. The spacewalk outside the International Space Station was streamed live as Kimbrough and fellow Astronaut Thomas Pesquet installed and deployed the first new roll out solar array. The two astronauts will venture outside the ISS again on Friday, June 25, for a third spacewalk to continue power system upgrades. Video. Full story.

Army Swimmers Compete at Olympic Qualifiers

  Josh Zock ’21 and Tyler Kim ’21

Josh Zock ’21 and Tyler Kim ’21, former members of the Army men's swimming and diving team, competed in the first wave of the U.S. Olympic qualifier last weekend at the CHI Health Center. Zock competed in the 50m freestyle and Kim swam the 200m backstroke. Full story.

Celebrate Our Newest Cadets

  Celebrate Our Newest Cadets

Congratulations and welcome to the Class of 2025! Round and round the seasons go! In honor of 2025’s R-Day, take 25% off some of our favorite styles across all categories. Select from new ties, hats, and t-shirts, or browse through an assortment of clearance – all on sale now. Shop for all the latest West Point gear and some old favorites. Hurry, this sale ends June 28. Visit us at Herbert Hall M/F 10am-5pm. We are open 24/7 online at WPAOGGiftShop.com. Call with a question or to shop over the phone: 800.426.4725.

WPAOG Wants to Hear from You!

WPAOG strives to keep graduates and the West Point community informed of the latest information and the greatest West Point stories. Help us plan for future personalized stories and communications. Take this one-minute questionnaire and let us know what type of stories you would most like to receive or see more of in your communication channels. We value your feedback! Take the survey here.


Quick Links

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


2021-22 WPAOG Parent Handbook Available

  Parent Handbook 2021-2022 Short

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. 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 generous donations to funds like the West Point Parents Fund, the Parent Handbook is available now to download from the Parent Portal for all families. If you have any questions, please contact Shelisa Baskerville at 845.446.1535 or parentrelations@wpaog.org.

2020 Report of Gifts

  West Point AOG Report of Gifts

Thank you for making 2020 such an impactful year! Whether you are a parent showing support for your cadet’s 47-month experience, an Old Grad, or a friend of the Academy—your commitment to West Point continues to strengthen the Margin of Excellence and the Long Gray Line. The 2020 Report of Gifts is available online only. Thank you for your generous support.

WPAOG Travel Program

  WPAOG Travel Program

Looking to travel but still not sure about leaving the U.S.? The WPAOG Travel Program offers domestic trips in addition to our international trips. Join fellow West Point alumni, family, and friends for exciting adventures all over the country. To learn more about our current domestic destinations, visit WestPointAOG.org/travel or email us at Travel@wpaog.org.

Advertise with West Point Magazine
Order TAPS

Advertise with Us
Century 21