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Andrew Maisano makes the tough decision

At some point in a person’s life they have to make a decision. A decision on what job they want to take. Whether or not to get married and start a family. Or, something simple as to what college they want to attend. “West Point constantly kept me out of my comfort zone, whether it was the amount of school work, demands for lacrosse, or the training I was required to participate in,” he explained. “Even though I look back now and find some of my trials to be trivial, I know that my ability to accept change and look for solutions instead of merely pouting, like many people of my generation generally enjoys doing, was made possible by all of the stresses that the academy placed on me. I learned to truly be responsible for my actions, and that excuses don’t change the fact that the job did not get done.”

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Harrisburg Boxing Club fighters go 1-1

Harrisburg teen Angel Rivera (7-2) was not as fortunate, in his 201-pound dustup, falling on points to returning national champion Mikus Igaunis of the U.S. Military Academy. Igaunis floored Rivera in the opening round, but the youngster picked himself up and went right after the West Point junior.

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Dempsey, Israeli leaders meet to discuss Iran

JERUSALEM — The U.S. military’s top general conducted an intense string of closed-door talks with Israeli leaders Friday, amid apparent disagreements between the two countries over how to respond to Iran’s disputed nuclear program. The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, and Israeli leaders kept silent about the exact content of their discussions. Dempsey was expected to urge Israel not to rush to attack Iran at a time when the U.S. is trying to rally additional global support to pressure Tehran through sanctions to dial back its nuclear program.

GEN Dempsey graduated from West Point in 1974.

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Thayer Of West Point (1964)

 30 minute video - the story of Sylvanus Thayer:

 

 

 
3rd Army leader finds himself on the go

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. — The three-star general who’s taken charge of 3rd Army and ground forces around the Persian Gulf and central Asia has become a roving ambassador, traveling from his new command based in South Carolina to more than a dozen nations in those regions. “We do much more than what is in the public eye, more than what we’ve done in Iraq and Afghanistan,” said Lt. Gen. Vincent Brooks, who took over command of the U.S. land forces in a 20-nation region that ranges from Egypt to Afghanistan.

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APD accused of assault by West Point grad

Just after midnight on New Year's Day, Antonio Buehler was out for the evening as the designated driver with a friend stopping at the 7/11 at 10th and Lamar to get fuel. On the street, Austin police had pulled over a car carrying two women, conducting a field sobriety test on the driver with the other woman still inside. "All of the sudden we hear this violent scream and see this muscular cop yanking this woman right out of the car," said Buehler.

Buehler is a former West Point officer who served in Kosovo and Iraq before graduating from Stanford with his MBA.  He said when he saw the woman get thrown to the ground, his instinct to protect kicked in.

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Fund Drive 30: CEASE WORK!
To all members and friends of WP-ORG,

On behalf of the WP-ORG Board of Advisors I am happy to report that FD30 has been successfully completed and WP-ORG's operations are now funded for the next six months. The online donation gate has been closed and any donations that continue to be received by mail will be credited toward FD31.

We are grateful to all those who have donated and those who continue to contribute their valuable countless hours on WP-ORG's behalf. Without those efforts WP-ORG would cease to exist. Thank you.

The final Donation Report may be seen at:
https://secure.west-point.org/donate/report/

Additional data which you may find of interest:
http://www.west-point.org/service/fd30/program/

Again, thank you!

Dempsey Darrow
USMA 1975, "Courage and Drive"
CEO, WP-ORG Inc.
 
USMA 2015 Cadet Dies During Training

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RELEASE NO 24-11
CADET DIES DURING TRAINING – Jul. 22, 2011

WEST POINT, N.Y. – A U.S. Military Academy cadet died July 21, 2011, while participating in field training in the vicinity of Camp Buckner. Cadet Jacob D. Bower, 18, of Fairmont, W.Va., a member of the Class of 2015, was found unresponsive at the local training area at West Point, N.Y., on Jul. 21. Immediate attempts to revive him at the scene were unsuccessful, and he was pronounced dead at 6:05 p.m. The incident and cause of death are under investigation.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Bower family during this difficult time,” said Lt. Col. Sherri Reed, U.S. Military Academy, Public Affairs Officer. “The academy is a close-knit family and the loss of one of our own affects all of us,” said Reed.

Bower was a new cadet and he had completed the first part of cadet basic training in good standing.Cadet Bower was a highly qualified applicant, a three-sport athlete, a member of the National Honor Society, and had participated in West Virginia Boy’s State while attending East Fairmont High School in Fairmont, W.Va.

 
Cadet Sues R&B Singer LaBelle Over Airport Beating
Lawyers for a West Point cadet who says bodyguards for soul singer Patti LaBelle beat him while he was waiting for a ride at a Houston airport released security video Thursday showing the student being pushed and punched by two men and a woman.

 
USMA Trademark Issues

West Point, through OSJA has started cracking down on the use of trademark images, sending threatening cease and desist letters to graduates and parent clubs across the country, even for websites that clearly support West Point, Cadets, and/or our deceased graduates.   The USMA trademark images, words, and colors can be found by clicking here .   Permission must be obtained for use of the images.  The guidelines for obtaining permission can be found by clicking on this link .   OSJA is also requiring that all related sites include this disclaimer:  “DISCLAIMER: This organization is privately owned and operated. This private organization is not endorsed by the United States Military Academy, United States Army, or Department of Defense.”
 

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