30th Reunion Swag Survey

Please provide input on our reunion swag: link

Reunion Dates

Based on available dates (older classes get priority and homecoming is only an option for the four most recent classes) and a class poll, we have selected the weekend of October 26th, 2019 as the date for our 30th reunion.  

For greatest timeliness, updates will be posted to the USMA 1989 Facebook Page and sent to the usma1989 mailing list (not the more contentious usma1989-forum list). I’ll try to post updates here as well but the other outlets are more likely to be up-to-the-minute.

If you’re not on the usma1989 mailing list (there are a couple hundred folks who aren’t) and wish to be added, go to my personal website and use the Contact Me page to let me know what email address to add.  Sorry about that inconvenience but putting one’s email on a public web page is asking for more spam than I care to deal with.

@usma1989 on Instagram

I’ve set up @usma1989 (https://www.instagram.com/usma1989/) on instagram for sharing photos.  It’s set up with a private profile so folks who aren’t approved followers won’t be able to see anything.  To share an image, just tag @usma1989.

Mike Sullivan (B4) Back With NY Giants

Congratulations to Mike Sullivan as he returns to the NY Giants!

Eli Manning’s most prolific seasons came under the tutelage of quarterbacks coach Mike Sullivan. Now, after a year sabbatical that followed two seasons with the Bucs as offensive coordinator, Sullivan is back with the Giants and he said Manning’s arm is as strong and lively as ever.

Read the entire NY Post article at http://nypost.com/2015/08/06/eli-mannings-hidden-weapon-back-in-the-giants-fold/

Harrick (C1) and Fortson (E4) at the Super Bowl

Jeff Harrick (C1) traveled from Charlotte and John Fortson (E4) from Chicago to link up at the Super Bowl a few weeks ago.  Jeff says, “We had a blast, and it was a great game to watch live.”  Jeff traveled from Charlotte and John from Chicago.  Here are a couple of photos from their seats and down on the field after the game.Harrick & Fortson SB 2 Harrick & Fortson SB 1

USMA Cemetery Changes Eligibility Policy Temporarily

The West Point Cemetery is near capacity for the burial of remains in new gravesites.  Until the West Point Cemetery Expansion Program is completed in the next few years, providing 308 new in-ground casketed and 132 new in-ground inurnment plots, some changes have been made to the eligibility policy.  See this memorandum for complete details — USMA Cemetery Policy 2014.

25th Reunion Weekend a Big Success

20th Reunion - End of Parade

We had over 370 classmates coming for the weekend.  At the game on Saturday, our class donated $600,000 to the Combating Terrorism Center under “The LTC Paul J. Finken and LTC James J. Walton Memorial Endowment”.  We couldn’t have raised those funds without each of you, who chose to allocate some hard-earned money to a great cause in honor of Paul and Jim.

Mike Ehard (B2) Passes

With sadness, we’ve learned that Mike Ehard (B2) ’89 lost his hard fought battle with brain cancer on Thursday, September 11, 2014, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Robbie and three daughters, Sabrina Ehard, Taylor Solomon, of Texarkana, Texas and Jade Furgason, of Bossier City, Louisiana.  Services were held on September 17th.

http://www.texarkanafuneralhome.com/sitemaker/sites/TEXARK1/obit.cgi?user=1401894Ehard

Well done, Mike.  Be Thou At Peace.

Efaw Daughters Featured in NYT Magazine

Alexandra ’14, Anastasia ’16, and Arianna Efaw ’17 are 3 of the 6 featured women cadets in a great photo essay in the NYT Magazine titled “The Women of West Point”.  Fantastic job by the NYT and also by Amy Blanchard Efaw (H3) ’89 and Andy Efaw (H4) ’89 for raising such great kids.  The journalist followed the women throughout the past year. Check it out in today’s print version or online at http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/09/04/magazine/women-of-west-point.html.

Wreath-Laying Ceremony A Huge Success

We started off our 25th reunion year with a great event in Washington, DC — a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Saturday, 24 May 2014.  The Fife & Drum Corps and the US Army Drill Team performed prior to the ceremonANC 2014 Wreath-Layingy.

COL James Markert (H2 ’89) was the Regimental Commander, 3d US Infantry Regt, “The Old Guard”, at the time and he coordinated with Dave Kammen (F1, ’89), Director of Operations & Plans at Arlington National Cemetery, to schedule this event.

Over 50 classmates aANC 2014 Groupnd even more family members attended the day’s events, ending up at the O-Club for a few drinks. Make sure to join us next time!  There’s no place like Arlington on Memorial Day Weekend.