1990 - The Proud and the Mighty
I would appreciate it very much if you could take 5-10 minutes to answer a
few questions. We are using the answers from this survey to collect
feedback for future reunions.
We would love to hear from anyone who attended the reunion -- grads,
spouses, family, & friends.
Thank you in advance,
I would appreciate it very much if you could take 5-10 minutes to answer a few questions. We are using the answers from this survey to collect feedback for future reunions.
We would love to hear from anyone who attended the reunion -- grads, spouses, family, & friends.
Thank you in advance,
Welcome back for our long awaited and action-packed 20th Reunion! It’s great to have you with us as
we gather to renew old friendships, our ties to one another as a class, and to West Point. We have a
tremendous turnout with over 400 returning classmates and almost 900 people participating in some portion of
the weekend’s activities. The accompanying information is intended to make your reunion more enjoyable, so
review it carefully and keep it handy throughout the weekend.
Please pay close attention to the following pertinent points:
1. Clothing exchange procedures for those wearing military uniforms to parade
2. Saturday or Non hotel registration procedures
3. Buses are the ONLY thing sold out - all events still open (boat ride, NYC trip, football tickets, etc)
4. Attire for Friday night dinner dance - Dress is suit or sport coat (tie optional) for men and ladies equivalent.
1. Download PDF of the Finalized Reunion Agenda
2. Download PDF Welcome Letter (includes all the details shown on this website)
3. Register Online For Available Events at https://secure.west-point.org/usma1990/reunion/
4. Useful Phone Numbers
5. Current List of Registered Attendees (As of September 20th, 2010)
|20 YEAR REUNION INFORMATION|
ordered, as well as a class tote bag containing your cap, Class coin/necklace, lanyards, name badges, updated
schedule, and Class information. Please review the agenda carefully. Should any changes occur, these will be
announced. You will also find a map and graduate guide from the AOG. Registration locations are listed on
a. Memorabilia: If you ordered class memorabilia for pick up at the reunion, you’ll find it at the
adjacent Everywear table. They will also have additional items for sale, as well as ones that you can
order for delivery after the reunion. You may also shop at the various gift shops on post (AOG Gift
Shop in the Alumni Center, USMA Bookstore, the Cadet Store, DUSA Gift Shop at the Museum, and
the ODIA Gift Shop in the Visitor’s Center). Additionally, Everywear, and the West Point Women’s
Club will have a selection of items for sale in Ike Hall outside the
auditorium on Friday
b. Special Assistance: Our reunion coordinator, Joan Emmer, together with our three class aides, are
available throughout the weekend to assist with any questions or special needs. Anyone needing
special on-post transportation who has not yet coordinated with Joan
should do so upon arrival.
has not registered at the hotel on Thursday can pick up their packet at the entrance to Ike Hall at the
luncheon on Friday afternoon or the hotel prior to the dinner on
d. For those not registering until Saturday morning at West Point it would be preferred to have a
classmate claim your registration packet in advance. Otherwise the packets will be available at the
registration table in the Mess Hall following the parade.
TICKETS: Tickets are required for admission to all events. In addition, a wristband will be issued for
admission to the post game tailgate. Remember to bring your meal tickets to all functions as they will be
collected at the entrance to all events. On Friday and Saturday remember to wear your nametag and
bring along your bus and meal tickets. On Saturday, be certain to have your football tickets with you.
A limited amount of extra meal and football tickets may be available for purchase at the registration table.
Should you have any to sell back, please write your name on the reverse side and turn them in at the
table. In the event they are re-purchased, refunds can be mailed to
you after the reunion.
TRANSPORTATION: Bus service is provided to all events at West Point from the Westchester Marriott
AND the Sheraton and Courtyard Marriott overflow hotels. If you purchased bus tickets, you can plan on a
bus being staged or stopping at the overflow hotels for transportation to West Point at the times indicated on
the agenda. ALL return buses from West Point on Friday and Saturday can stop at the overflow hotels for
drop off. ONLY those signing up and paying for bus transportation will be allowed to ride the class buses.
Class of 1990.
hotel. If you are not using your bus tickets please turn them in to the registration table and we will try to re-sell
them. We will “convoy” from the hotel to West Point and bus returns to the hotel from West Point will be on
If you are driving yourself to West Point on Thursday or Friday, plan on leaving early enough to allow for
delays at the gates and have photo ID available for all
passengers age sixteen or older.
Thayer Gate: Open 24 hours per day.
Stony Lonesome Gate: Open 24 hours per day.
Washington Gate: Accessible only for vehicles with DOD decals driven by DOD ID card holders,
except on football Saturdays. This gate
may be subject to closure in the evening hours.
Please note that there is no special parking for reunion classes on the level of the Plain or the Cadet
Chapel at any time during the weekend. Military Police will direct you to park either at Buffalo Soldier
Field or the Old PX lot (beyond the Cemetery). You may use the post shuttle transportation during the
weekend. Anyone driving to West Point on Saturday must either have a parking pass from the Army Ticket
Office or purchase one on the spot for $10. If you are driving onto post Saturday, follow the public parking
signs and remember that the post game tailgate location is next to the stadium. Following the tailgate there
will be NO transportation to parking lots via the public shuttles. Public shuttles to all parking lots WILL be
operating after the game so you may need to go get your vehicle at that time to reposition it closer to the
(if possible) for access after the tailgate.
GOLF: We have contacted the golfers’ offline and will determine the tee time ASAP after the West Point
Shop checks their schedule against the other 3 reunion classes. POC is
Dan McCarthy at (845) 857-8203.
SELF TOURS: For those arriving early and planning to self tour West Point on Thursday, there is no class
bus transportation that day. You can enter post by announcing to the gate guard that you are participating in
alumni events. We suggest you simply state the AOG building is your destination vs. saying “I am going to
wander around post”. Those signed up for the Boat Ride should proceed to South Dock where a staff
member will have your name listed as a paid participant. If you are interested in going standby to this event,
you could arrive at the dock and see if there is room and pay later at the registration table. Our class has
arranged for the Class sponsored gift, the Computational Chemistry Lab, to be open for touring on Thursday
8-5pm and 9-11am on Friday. This is located in Bartlett Hall Room 411.
NYC BUS: Those individuals who paid for the bus transportation to New York City should plan to meet in
the front lobby of the Westchester Marriott by 8:45am. The bus will leave from the Front lobby at 9am
with a drop off planned on 57th street between 5th and 6th Avenues. The bus will leave the city from the same
drop off point at approximately 4:00pm. Standbys are welcome to meet in the lobby also.
NO HOST RECEPTION: This event will be held in the Tarrytown Ballroom of the Westchester Marriott.
We will have cash bars and some snacks available and provide an opportunity to meet and greet old friends.
HOSPITALITY SUITE: The hospitality suite will be located on the second floor of the hotel, in the
Pocantico room. This is our gathering place during non event times. BYOB.
We will spend the bulk of this day at West Point. Remember to wear your reunion nametag as well as to
bring your bus and Friday luncheon meal tickets. Security measures at West Point require all individuals
have picture ID available, so please come prepared.
a. Dress: Attire should be appropriate for the memorial service in the Cadet Chapel. Please wear
comfortable walking shoes. Weather dependent, you may want to carry an
(1) in front of Michie Stadium for access to the Alumni Center, the Kimsey, Foley & Holleder
Centers, and (2) behind the reviewing stand on the level of the Plain. Those riding the early bus must
make their own way to the Cadet Chapel for our 1100 Memorial Service.
Hall); the Cadet Store—not open on Saturday (behind Bldg 606) enter via the south ramp to New
South); Chem Lab in Bartlett Hall, Jefferson Hall (new Library), the Honor Library in Nininger Hall
(old 1st Division); Cullum Hall; Grant Hall; the West Point Club and Arvin Gym. Unfortunately,
the barracks area is not open to visitors, not even grads, at this time.
d. The second bus departure for West Point from the hotel on Friday is at 0930 and will drop off in the
Cadet Chapel parking lot.
e. Memorial Service: Our memorial service will begin promptly at 1100. Tina Hartley has arranged a
moving service to honor the memory of our departed classmates. We ask you PLEASE do NOT park
any POV’s in the chapel lot as we need to pull our reunion buses into this space and stage them
during the service. You may be able to find parking along Stewart Road at the Reservoir or near Gates
1-3 at the Stadium.
f. Luncheon: From the Memorial Service, we will walk down to Eisenhower Hall for the Class
Luncheon, with buses available for those needing extra assistance. The buffet line will open at
12:15 in Ike’s Café. Class memorabilia will be available for purchase, as well as a large selection
of items from the West Point Women’s Club. For those with tickets, proceed to the buffet lines
after turning in your ticket. Those needing to register for the first time should stop at the entrance
table to claim your packet.
g. Superintendent’s Address: Following the luncheon, we will move to the Eisenhower Hall
Auditorium (4th Floor) at 1:30PM for a State of the Academy update from the Superintendent,
Lieutenant General Huntoon Jr. ‘73. Spouses and guests are most welcome to attend this session.
Alternatively, facilities on the level of the Plain are open for those spouses and guests who wish
to visit them during this time. If you are riding the class buses, please return before the last bus
leaves from the tunnel level of Ike at 4pm.
h. Class Meeting: Following the Superintendent's briefing, we will hold a class meeting
at 3:00PM in the Auditorium. We will have an update by the Class Officers and get a short
briefing on the upcoming Class Gift drive for the 25th Reunion and a Class Communication
discussion, as well as a briefing by Admissions on how we can help in the recruiting of future
West Point Cadets.
i. Return to the Hotel: Return buses will depart from the Eisenhower Hall tunnel (1st Floor) on
an as-filled basis starting at approximately 2:30 pm. The last bus for the hotel will depart at
reception at 7:30 pm, followed by a buffet dinner around 8:00 pm. We will continue with dancing
until 11:30 pm (remember - we have an early wake-up on Saturday). Dress is suit or sport coat
(tie optional) for men and ladies equivalent.
Prior to Adjutant’s Call for the parade at 0900, we have a 0645 departure from the hotel in order to arrive for
the Homecoming March across Trophy Point. Ours is the lead class for this 0820 March On. Be certain to
have photo ID, nametag, bus pass, meal, football, and tailgate tickets with you. We have arranged for an
early breakfast at 0600 and will start loading buses at 0620. Buses will depart promptly at 0645. Please be
or blue) for the parade; ties are not required and they request no jeans. Alumni are
encouraged to wear their uniforms if they are still serving. We have made the following
arrangements to change clothes – only to those wearing military uniform to the parade. Prior to
departing from the hotel you can store your civilian clothes in the class aide driven vans. After
the parade you can pick up your bags from the vans which will be parked in the Doubleday lot
and move to the Baseball Office in Doubleday Field to change into civilian attire. Leave your
clothes with the attendants in charge and the clothes can be claimed inside the Foley Center
following the football game, prior to the tailgate. PLEASE change AFTER the Parade prior to the
luncheon; there will be no access to the Doubleday Office during or after the luncheon.
b. Parade: From the hotel, buses will drop us at Clinton Field where the class will form up for the
MARCH ON at the corner of the old library and the clock tower. (Graduates only). Spouses and
guests move into the bleachers to sit in the designated section for our class. Restrooms are
available at nearby Doubleday Field (vicinity of third base line). No parade tickets have been
issued as your nametag and lanyard serve as identification to sit in the parade seats.
c. Photo: Following the parade, Academy Photo will take class pictures by regiments to include
d. Mess Hall Luncheon: After the photo we will proceed to Washington Hall for lunch in the Cadet
Mess for those who purchased meal tickets. Tables will be designated for the Class of 1990 and
these are the only places our group will be served. If you have a large party to be seated it is
suggested you send someone ahead to claim a full table as we will be required to fill all holes in
the designated Class of 1990 tables.
e. Football: After lunch, we will make our way individually to Michie Stadium for the Noon
kickoff. You can walk up the steps past the Cadet Chapel or ride the post shuttle buses. These
buses load at the Thayer Extension (behind the Supts review stand) and will drop off next to the
reservoir along Stewart Road. Those needing special assistance who have coordinated in advance
with the class aides, should meet next to the ramp along side A Wing of the Mess Hall for van
transport to the stadium and drop off near Gate 3. This transportation is not intended for family
members of those needing assistance. At the stadium gate, we ask those with military ID to
“sponsor” groups of 4-6 classmates through the fast-track lanes into the stands. At this time
the class issued bag is allowed in the stadium but if this should change we will make an
announcement at the class meeting. No umbrellas or other large bags are allowed in the stadium.
The march-on begins at 11:40. Following the National Anthem and a possible sky diving
demonstration, the Army Team will take the field to Beat Temple.
f. Early Return Bus: Thirty minutes after the Alma Mater is over, the early bus back to the hotel
will leave from Buffalo Soldiers Field, at the steps area below the Post Office. You should
walk to this location from the stadium following the game.
g. Post-Game Tailgate: Following the Alma Mater, we will make our way to the tent in front of
the Foley Center, next to the Kimsey Center. Wristbands for this event have been issued in your
ticket packet. Please wear them for entrance to the tent and again to the food and bar lines.
Buses to the hotel will depart from the loading area between the Kimsey Center and the Foley
Center beginning about 5pm. They will leave as filled with the last bus leaving at 7:30 pm.
As stated earlier, those who drove to post on Saturday and plan to attend the tailgate
need to remember there is NO transportation to parking lots after the
Our Reunion weekend will conclude with a Sunday breakfast buffet at the Marriott before bidding farewell
and starting the journey home. Please remember to bring your meal ticket to this event. Dress is as for travel.
Those with tickets to the Mess Hall brunch will drive themselves to that event as there is no class
transportation provided on Sunday.
Thanks to each of you for making the effort to join us for this reunion. It is your presence here that makes the
celebration of this milestone in our class history so significant.
Cathy Kilner-Reunion Chair
following numbers may prove helpful during the weekend.
Provost Marshal – (845) 938-3333
Guard Room - (845) 938-2555/3030
Marriott Hotel- (914)-631-2200
Hall - (845) 938-7733
Museum- (845) 938-3671/ 446-0566
Keller Army Hospital Emergency – 911 or (845) 938-4004/4005
USMA Bookstore – (845) 938-5193
Joan Emmer (cell) (845) 913-6307 (Reunion Coordinator)
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