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FD43 down to the wire, closing this week PDF Print E-mail
Thanks to the generosity of 1,370 WP-ORG members, we've received almost 94% of the $96,226 needed to fund WP-ORG operations for the next six months. Thank you to all who have contributed!

Now we're just $6,100 short of FD43 goal. This chart shows progress of FD43 through Sunday, compared to FD39-FD42: http://www.west-point.org/service/fd43/program/43-49.gif

If you value WP-ORG services, but haven't yet donated, we need your help to close out FD43. If you intend to make a donation, please make it now.

You can donate to FD43 by credit card, check, or PayPal: http://www.west-point.org/donate/

Your donations make WP-ORG services possible.

Thank you,

Bill MacLean
WP-ORG Advisor
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Information about FD8-FD43: http://www.west-point.org/service/fd43/program/

FD43 Donation Report, sorted by WP-ORG member group:
https://secure.west-point.org/donate/report/

WP-ORG Budget April 1, 2018 - September 30, 2018:
http://www.west-point.org/budget

What is WP-ORG & Why Donate?:
http://www.west-point.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=66
 
Photos: 2018 West Point Graduation PDF Print E-mail

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Dunford Speaks Urges West Point Graduates to Embrace Change PDF Print E-mail
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff urged graduating cadets at the U.S. Military Academy on Saturday to "embrace the constant changes" facing the military as the best route to success.

Gen. Joseph Dunford, the nation's highest-ranking military officer, said armies that are slow to adapt to changes often find themselves on the wrong side of history.

"There's no substitute for taking a clear-eyed look at the threats we'll face and asking how our force will adapt to meet those threats," said Dunford, who became chairman in October 2015. "To be successful, you have to anticipate and embrace the constant changes."

He urged the almost 950 West Point cadets who were commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army during the ceremony at the academy's football stadium to challenge themselves to be the kind of leaders who continually thinks about change, especially in a world where "the pace of change and the speed of war has greatly accelerated."
 
House Overwhelmingly Backs Plan to ‘Rebuild our Military’ PDF Print E-mail
 House lawmakers approved a $717 billion defense authorization bill on Thursday after days of debate but without much partisan division, hinting at a smooth negotiation ahead for the sometimes contentious budget policy measure.

The House’ version of the fiscal 2019 authorization bill includes plans to boost active-duty military end strength, a 2.6 percent pay raise for troops and sizeable boosts for military aviation upgrades and equipment maintenance, all in line with White House plans to boost American defense power.

The 1,000-plus-page legislation each year serves as the centerpiece for a host of military policy discussions and fights. In recent years, that has included sweeping changes such as overhauling troops’ retirement funds and realignment of Pentagon leadership.

This year’s draft lacks that clear attention-grabber, but lawmakers touted measure as the culmination of years of effort to put the Defense Department on a path of to restoring military readiness, a problem both they and President Donald Trump have insisted undermines the country’s safety.
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Memorial Day PDF Print E-mail

Families of Fallen Carry On Tradition of Resilience 

 Each Memorial Day, Americans honor those whom we cannot personally thank: the soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen who sacrificed their lives for our freedom.

History suggests that Memorial Day had its beginnings in Mississippi, where women decorated the graves of Confederate and Union soldiers killed during the Civil War.
 
 Ever since, Memorial Day commemorations across the United States have honored men and women lost in battle -- and those who are still missing -- while wearing the uniforms of the United States military. While the deceased cannot hear our thanks, their living legacies are here among us to accept that gratitude, and it is appropriate that we honor them as well.

Imagine a Memorial Day ceremony at which many of these families sit in reflection. They are poignant connections to the pages of American history.

As you acknowledge them, take a close look at who they are and the stories they tell about becoming the families of America's fallen heroes.

 
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