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WP-ORG Spring Fund Drive Starts Today! PDF Print E-mail

BLUF Please donate! :>)

DONATE http://www.west-point.org/donate/

We'd very much like to see these fund drives close out in a month, and I encourage you to make your donations early. The donation link above will accommodate checks, credit cards, PayPal, and stock donations.

All donations are 100% tax deductible. Here is a link to our very frugal budget:
http://www.west-point.org/budget/

As our long time donors will note, we have decreased our budget by ten percent this cycle. We are backed by over a hundred volunteers who match donated funds with magnificent efforts. There is no other venue where a dollar donated, does more for our West Point community than these fund drives. It enables us to continue to provide exceptional service while reducing expenses. Only WP-ORG!

In these times when ISIL is harvesting military information from social media sites, don't forget that WP-ORG email accounts are available through WP-ORG. They reside only on our servers and can provide a 'hull defilade' presence on the Internet. They can be accessed through a web mail interface. These are available only to our West Point graduates.

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One of the support functions we do is to quickly set up credit card sites for various functions. They yield 95% of the transactions, with WP-ORG paying all the bank clearing costs. We handle refunds, audits, and EOM payouts unless requested earlier. Contact us:

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For examples of what you might be considering. It makes group management of financial events in our community MUCH easier! And, we do this QUICKLY!

Now, as an inducement to get this fund drive jump started, I will once again award a jar of my World famous sourwood honey, to the first donor who shows up with a minimum $50 donation, NLT April 10 at

34 46 34.54 N 80 29 06.49 W . ELEV 2791

This location is close to Mabry Mill, mile post 176, on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia, just north of the NC/VA border. Just a test to see if any of those dusty Ranger Tabs are still valid!

Finally, I'd like to thank all those folks who operate as volunteer listserve moderators, without whom we could not function.

Please donate! http://www.west-point.org/donate/

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"Beeman Buffalo Jack" Jack Price '64 CFO WP-ORG INC on Buffalo Mountain

 
2009 West Point Graduate Killed in Tel Aviv PDF Print E-mail

 Taylor Force, 29, a MBA student at Vanderbilt University, was part of a University tour group, when he was stabbed to death in a terror attack that left 10 others wounded in Tel Aviv. He was among 29 students and four staff members who had gone to Israel to study global entrepreneurship. They were in Jaffa by the Mediterranean Sea when they were attacked.

The grandson of a 1947 graduate of West Point, Taylor attained the rank of Eagle Scout in Boy Scouts. He was a National Honor Society member at New Mexico Military Institute prior to attending West Point. He served in Iraq from September 2010 to August 2011 and in Afghanistan from October 2012 to July 2013.

 Visit his eulogy page...

 
Sikh soldier sues Army over religious right to beard, turban PDF Print E-mail

A U.S. Army captain who is a practicing Sikh asked a federal court on Monday to protect his right to wear a turban and sport a beard while on duty, which are both disallowed under military regulations.

Capt. Simratpal Singh asked a federal district court in Washington to protect his constitutional rights while he serves in the Army, where the Ranger School graduate is known as Simmer. He was given temporary waivers to wear a turban and a beard while on duty starting last year, but the last one is set to expire soon. The nonmedical waivers are rare, and Singh’s was just the fourth granted since a ban on beards began in the 1980s.

Singh, a decorated combat veteran and West Point graduate, received the waiver when he reported to a new assignment in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, near Washington. 

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Humans Could Land on Mars by 2040 PDF Print E-mail
Humans could land on Mars by 2040, although that would be the "easy part" of the journey, thinks Dr Buzz Aldrin - the second man to set foot on the moon. Dr Aldrin was present at the Science Museum in London on Sunday, and expressed his view about human landing on Mars during in-conversation event with Professor Brian Cox at the Museum.

In 1969, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin became the second man to set foot on the moon. Born as Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr., he was the Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 11 - the first manned lunar landing in history. Aldrin set foot on the Moon following Neil Armstrong, the commander of the mission.
 
Pentagon Will Relocate Pregnant Family Members From Zika-Affected Areas PDF Print E-mail
The Department of Defense has offered to relocate any pregnant family members of active-duty personnel and civilian employees stationed in regions affected by the Zika virus.

The voluntary relocation program is accompanied by efforts by Defense Department researchers to develop vaccines, tests and treatment for the mosquito-borne disease, the Military Times reports. The prevalence of the disease in Brazil has been linked to a spike in microcephaly, a birth defect causing babies to be born with small heads. Cases of the virus have cropped up throughout North and South America, prompting the World Health Organization to declare an international public health emergency on Monday.
 
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