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Former Missouri Rep. recognized by West Point PDF Print E-mail

Former House Armed Services Committee chairman Ike Skelton will receive the U.S. Military Academy's annual Thayer Award. The award is named for a former West Point superintendent and is given to citizens who serve the national interest. Skelton, a Democrat from Missouri, was chairman of the Armed Services Committee from 2007 until 2011.

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Fund Drive 32: CEASE WORK!!! PDF Print E-mail
To all members and friends of WP-ORG,

On behalf of all WP-ORG volunteers and the Board of Advisors I am happy to report that FD32 has been successfully completed and WP-ORG's operations are now funded for the next six months.

Thank you, and, as is said at West Point, "cease work!"

The on-line donation gate has been closed and any donations that continue to be received by mail will be credited toward FD33. The final Donation Report may be viewed at:

WP-ORG could not exist without your donations and the tireless efforts of those who continue to contribute their valuable time.

Please stay tuned to changes forthcoming which will be announced on the CEO blog and the WP-ORG home page.

Again, thank you!

Paul Werner
USMA 1983 'Proud to Be!'
Cardinal Timothy Dolan PDF Print E-mail

CARDINAL TIMOTHY Dolan (62) is of Irish-American background and received his red hat from Pope Benedict last February. He is regarded as something of a rising star where this papacy is concerned. The eldest of five children, he was born in St Louis, Missouri, and ordained in 1976.  He began as chaplain to the military at West Point military academy and was also chaplain in Vietnam in the early 1970s. Afterwards he studied in Rome before returning to the archdiocese of New York, where was private secretary to both Cardinal Terence Cooke and his successor, Cardinal John O’Connor.


Wall memorializes Bitnerís service and sacrifice PDF Print E-mail

A wall was dedicated in memory of Master Sgt. Benjamin F. Bitner during Memorial Day ceremonies in Greencastle. A section of VFW Post 6319 was set aside for Greencastle son Ben Bitner, who was killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan on April 23, 2011. Army Major Kyle Davis, a 1995 graduate of Greencastle-Antrim High School, was the featured speaker. He attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, graduating in 2000. Now 33, he has served in Iraq and Korea, and will return to Baghdad in December as Assistant Army Attache' at the U.S. Embassy.

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USMA New Cadet Barracks, Industry Day PDF Print E-mail

The New Cadet Barracks is currently budgeted in Fiscal Year 2013 at a Programmed Amount of $192M.  The project will provide barracks space for 650 Cadets.  The project is critical to the United States Military Academy (USMA) to eliminate overcrowding.  The Academy's goal is to occupy the New Cadet Barracks as early as possible, preferably moving Cadets into the new facility at the beginning of an academic year.


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