Parent Review - October 2023

Fall Major Fair

  Fall Major Fair

The Class of 2027 spent time discovering West Point’s 36 majors and 19 minor options across the 15 academic departments at the first major fair of the year. Cadets are encouraged to engage with family, academic advisors, instructors, and mentors to ensure their choice of major aligns with their interests and aspirations. Another fair will be held in January and cadets will have until March to make their decisions. Learn more.

West Point Marathon Team

  West Point Marathon Team

The West Point Marathon Team traveled to the 39th Annual Army Ten Miler on October 6-8. They fielded two teams of eight Cadets from all classes. The team prevailed to win both 1st and 2nd place in the Service Academy/ROTC Division. Cadet Jake Pinuelas ’24 provided life-saving efforts at approximately mile two of the course when he observed a fellow runner who needed medical attention. Thanks to the West Point Society of D.C. and the West Point Parents Club of Maryland, D.C. and Virginia that supported the team before and after the race. Read more.

Go Army! Beat Navy!

  Army West Point Volleyball

Congratulations to the Army West Point teams that earned Stars in their wins against Navy:

Listen to the Latest Podcast

  COL (R) Mark Bieger ’91, President & CEO of WPAOG

This episode features a conversation with COL (R) Mark Bieger ’91, President & CEO of WPAOG. Mark talks about his West Point experience and the highlights of his Army career, his mission and goals for WPAOG and the Margin of Excellence programs they have to offer, and the importance of recognizing and utilizing the benefits of the Long Gray Line. You can listen from your favorite app or our website. Loving our podcast? Please be sure to leave us a 5-star rating. Listen.

WPAOG Hosts Superintendent’s Circle Weekend

  Superintendent’s Circle Weekend

WPAOG was honored to host members of the Superintendent’s Circle October 13 and 14 at the annual Superintendent’s Circle Weekend. The weekend included a Friday evening dinner at Herbert Hall with members of the USMA and WPAOG Leader Teams, and the Army-Troy football game on Saturday. The Superintendent’s Circle Weekend recognized all donors who made gifts of $2,500 or more to the Superintendent’s Annual Fund or the West Point Parents Fund in 2022. The exclusive invitation comes with our thanks for strengthening the Margin of Excellence and supporting the Corps of Cadets! View photos.

3-2-1 Lift Off

  WPAOG’s outreach program CONNECT

Cadets from USMA Army Rocketry and Engineering Sciences (ARES), a student-led STEM research group, visited WPAOG’s outreach program CONNECT to launch rockets with students in grades 3-6. West Point has nearly 120 cadet clubs, including athletic, recreational, academic, religious, hobby, and diversity clubs – something for virtually every interest, made possible by donors supporting the Margin Of Excellence. Learn more.

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Texas Tamale Tailgate

  WPPC Texas Temale Tailgate

The WPPC of Greater Houston presented WPAOG with a check for $5,000 at the 28th Annual Texas Tamale Tailgate (T3) at the West Point ‘49er Lodge following the Boston College football game. Almost 500 cadets and guests were served a Texas feast, including tamales shipped from Houston. Thank you WPPC of Greater Houston!

100 Years of Michie Stadium

  100 Years of Michie Stadium

Join us in celebrating the 100th season of football at the historic Michie Stadium! Since its opening in 1924, Army has dominated the field, amassing an impressive record at Michie. The stadium has been home to countless victories and memorable moments over the years. WPAOG looks to honor the legacy and looks forward to the future as planning continues on the Michie Stadium Preservation Project.

West Point Magazine

  Fall 2023 West Point Magazine

The West Point magazine Fall 2023 edition is out and hitting mailboxes! Thanks to the Superintendent and Dean for sharing about this year’s intellectual theme, “Innovation, Technology & the Future of National Defense.” Read online.

Where on West Point?

  Where on West Point?

Have you seen this image? Then submit your answer to have the chance at winning a $25 gift card to the WPAOG Gift Shop! Be specific and submit the correct answer through our form. We will randomly select and announce the winner from the correct answers on the last Tuesday of the month. Submit your answer.

Pennant Race

  WPAOG Gift Shop

Hurry in for the WPAOG Gift Shop’s new USMA class pennants. Featuring all current cadet years, these flocked felt designs are real winners! The indoor only styles measure 12x30 inches and are ready to ship. Order yours online today at wpaoggiftshop.com. Call 800.426.4725 to place a phone order, M-F/10am-5pm, or swing by Herbert Hall on home football Saturdays.

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