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Soldiers killed in helicopter crash at Fort Campbell PDF Print E-mail
Two soldiers were killed when their helicopter crashed during a training mission at Fort Campbell, officials at the Army post said Saturday.

The AH-64E Apache helicopter crashed Friday night in a training area at the sprawling Army post that straddles the Kentucky-Tennessee line, Fort Campbell officials said.
 
National Guard Troops Deploy to Southern U.S. Border PDF Print E-mail

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis last night authorized up to 4,000 National Guard troops to deploy to the U.S. border with Mexico to support the Department of Homeland Security border security mission there.

National Guard troops began deploying after the announcement of the authorization.

In a joint statement, Mattis and DHS Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen said DHS worked closely with border-state governors and identified security vulnerabilities the National Guard could address.

“We appreciate the governors' support and are dedicated to working with them to secure the national borders,” Mattis and Nielsen said.

DoD and DHS are committed to “using every lever of power to support the men and women of law enforcement defending our nation's sovereignty and protecting the American people,” they said, adding that they will continue to work with the governors to deploy the necessary resources until the nation's borders are secure.

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US Army expanding research hub PDF Print E-mail
The U.S. Army plans to increase its research presence in Massachusetts after choosing to partner with Northeastern University as part of nationwide effort to work with academic institutions to advance soldier and battlefield technology capabilities.

Military, political and academic leaders gathered in Burlington on Monday morning to celebrate the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's (ARL) selection of Northeastern's George J. Kostas Research Institute as the regional hub for the ARL's research expansion.

U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey, Gov. Charlie Baker and U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton were all on hand to tout the partnership that will they said will keep Massachusetts at the forefront of the research and innovation needed to keep the country protected.

"If you take a look at the arc of all the work that's been done, which has been spoken about already, on the next generation of supporting more fighters and our military and our national security, nobody plays out of their weight class the way Massachusetts does," Baker said.

The ARL, which is headquartered in Maryland, has already expanded with campus partnerships at the University of Chicago, the University of Texas in Austin and the University of Southern California. The partnership with Northeastern at its Burlington research campus is the fourth and final regional expansion.
 
Conference on Sport-Related Concussions PDF Print E-mail
The Patriot League, the NCAA and the United States Military Academy will host the Second Annual NCAA-U.S. Department of Defense Grand Alliance Concussion Conference on Friday, April 20 in West Point, N.Y. The conference attendees will explore the development of the alliance, identify emerging information from the latest research and discuss the role that science plays in transforming policy and societal views on the topic of concussions.
 
The conference will aim to build on the discussions and findings from the first annual sport-related concussion conference, held in Los Angeles in January 2017. Concussion scientists, researchers and practitioners will present to athletic trainers, team physicians, sports medicine clinicians and athletic health care administrators from NCAA member schools about preliminary and recently publicized information regarding diagnosing and treating concussions.
 
“The Patriot League is excited to be partnering with the NCAA and the United States Military Academy to advance the dialogue surrounding the important research being conducted through the Grand Alliance in the area of sport-related concussion,” Patriot League Commissioner Jennifer Heppel said. “The values of safety and physical and mental well-being for student-athletes are paramount to all involved in intercollegiate athletics, and this Conference is evidence of the continuing collaborative effort between our institutions and the medical community to provide the best care possible for our student-athletes.”
 
WP-ORG: Fund Drive 43 Starts Today! PDF Print E-mail
As we launch Fund Drive 43 we say, "Hail and farewell," to John Stalker Price '64, who died April 4. Warren Hearnes '89 wrote:

    It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we relay the news that 
    Jack Price USMA '64, one of the founding advisors of WP-ORG and a guiding 
    force in everything that WP-ORG has accomplished for grads, parents, and 
    friends of West Point over the past 22 years, passed away this morning 
    surrounded by his family.

    This is truly a sad day. Jack Price was larger-than-life for all that had 
    the privilege of knowing him. Jack has left us, but he left us -- his 
    friends, his classmates, his country, his family, and all of WP-ORG -- 
    better than we were when he met us. He challenged us and made us want to 
    be better. He had such a positive impact on this world that the stories of 
    Jack will be told for years to come.

    We're in the process of building a fitting eulogy page for Jack. In the 
    meantime, please add your personal thoughts and remembrances at 

    Please keep his wife Sam, son Cameron USMA '96, and daughter Megan in your 
    thoughts and prayers. 

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It's again early spring, and again time to ask for your support to fund WP-ORG services for the next six months. Fund Drive 43 begins today. Our goal is $96,226.

The donation link above will accommodate checks, credit cards, PayPal, and stock donations. If you plan to make a donation, we encourage you to make it early to help us close out FD43 in just a month.

All donations are 100% tax deductible. Our very frugal budget: http://www.west-point.org/budget/


In addition to your donations, WP-ORG is backed by over a hundred volunteers who donate magnificent efforts as listserve moderators and as webmasters. We especially thank them, without whom we could not function. There is no other venue where a dollar donated does more for our West Point community than these fund drives.

From its inception over 20 years ago, WP-ORG's services have been wholly funded by its members' donations. Your donations make WP-ORG services possible. Please donate to Fund Drive 43 by credit card, check, or PayPal:


On behalf of the Board of Advisors, WP-ORG's volunteers, and our two employees, thank you!

Bill MacLean
Advisor, WP-ORG, Inc.
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WP-ORG is an independent volunteer organization operating separately from the United States Military Academy and its Association of Graduates. At times we work with both institutions. We support members from the USMA class year groups, parents of current cadets and midshipmen, parents of recent graduates, West Point societies and parent clubs, as well as other special interest groups that are a part of our community. WP-ORG subscribers comprise approximately 30,000 members of the extended West Point community.

WP-ORG Portal

FD43 Donation Report, sorted by WP-ORG member group:

WP-ORG Budget April 1, 2018 - September 30, 2018:

What is WP-ORG & Why Donate?:

WP-ORG Member Information Privacy Policy

IRS Letter Confirming WP-ORG 501(c)(3) Status
WP-ORG Board of Advisors
 
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