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Army - Navy, Game On!! PDF Print E-mail
Dear Graduates, Cadets, Friends of West Point, and all Army Football Fans,
We just received confirmation from The Moose that they will be showing the Army-Navy game!
Kick-off is at 2100h local, but best to come a bit early to secure a seat.  Please join us Saturday night at:
The Moose
16 rue des Quatre Vents
75006 Paris
BEAT NAVY!
 
Beat Navy Bash in Paris, Dec. 8th PDF Print E-mail
Dear Graduates, Cadets, Friends of West Point, and all Army Football Fans,

Army's win over Air Force officially started the 2018 BEAT NAVY season!
We plan to meet in Paris to watch the Army-Navy game on December 8th. Kick-off is at 2100h local, though we suggest arriving early to secure a position and a beer in time to laugh at Navy's march-on.   

Tentatively, we plan on meeting at our usual watering hole, The Moose (16 rue des Quatre Vents, Paris 75006). Unfortunately none of the Parisian sports bars confirm the games they show until the week prior. As in past years, we will confirm the venue a few days ahead of the game. So save the date and stay tuned.
Uniform is As for Beat Navy; Black/Gold/Gray ensembles are de rigueur.  

Please feel free to pass this invite on to anyone you know who might want to attend.  Hope to see you all on December 8th!
Here's how it ended last year... so be there, be square!


BEAT NAVY!
Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 November 2018 22:12
 
Cadet Welcome Luncheon PDF Print E-mail

École Militaire, Paris FRANCE

The WPSP, led by Society President John Egan ’69 and Society Treasurer Lillian Pfluke ’80, hosted 16 cadets at a luncheon at the École Militaire in Paris on Saturday, 20 October 2018.

The Cadets are in the Fall Semester Abroad Program at the École Spéciale Militaire de Saint-Cyr, Université Catholique de Lyon, and Université Catholique de Lille.

Also in attendance were four grads resident or visiting in France and two civilian guests, for a grand total of 24 attendees.

Lillian Pfluke '80 and John Egan '69 flank the fall luncheon attendees

 
Admin: Founders Day 2018 PDF Print E-mail

Administrative Information for Founders Day 2018, 17 March

 

Attire: Coat and tie for gentlemen, equivalent for ladies, Class A ASU.

Cost:

€45 for members of the WPSP and their guests

€50 for non-members and their guests

€55 after the payment due date or at the door

€50 annual dues for those who wish to be a member of the WPSP

Dates to remember: RSVP – NLT 5 March 2018

By email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Payment Due Date – NLT 9 March 2018

By PayPal - account under the name of West Point Society of Paris, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

By Check – payable to The West Point Society of Paris.

 

Access to the École Militaire the following information is required

Last & First Name, Grade / Rank, Nationality, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Photo ID (Passport is preferred)

Automobiles are not permitted into École Militaire

 

Last Updated on Saturday, 17 February 2018 12:34
 
Founders Day Dinner 2018 PDF Print E-mail

The 2018 Founders' Day Dinner for the West Point Society of Paris will be held at École Militaire, 1 Place Joffre, Paris, on Saturday, 17 March 2018, at 7:00 p.m.


PLEASE – RSVP BY 5 MARCH 2018

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PROGRAM:

1900 – 2000:  Benny Havens Hour in the Rotunda (Apéritif  Classique avec Champagne)

2000 – 2005: Take Seats and Welcome Remarks

2005 – 2010: Toasts

2010 – 2015: WPSP Annual Meeting

2015 – Until: Dinner with Speeches between / during courses
a. Oldest Grad
b. Youngest Grad
c. Guest Speaker

Last Updated on Saturday, 17 February 2018 12:33
 
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West Point News
  • Three Brothers Enter the Class of 2017

    For one of the few times in its long history, the U.S. Military Academy accepted three siblings into the same class. Eighteen-year-old twins Sumner and Cole and their 19-year-old brother Noah, of Nederland in southeast Texas, have each signed on for four years of academics and military training. If all three make it through the rigorous program, they will simultaneously toss their caps into the air as newly commissioned second lieutenants in the Army in 2017.

    "It helps knowing that your brothers are here, even though we're going to be separated all across campus in different companies, but I'm sure we'll see each other and it will help keep morale a little bit higher," Sumner said after a bus dropped the brothers off early Monday along with some 1,200 new arrivals.

    The three Ogrydziak brothers received presidential appointments, which are available for children of career military personnel. Their father, Coast Guard Capt. Randal Ogrydziak, is a deputy sector commander based in Corpus Christi, and their mother Kristine served in the Coast Guard for 10 years. Both grandfathers served in military.

    Read more at FoxNews.

  • Math Department Professors Honored with Dr. Janice A. Lumpkin Educator of the Year Award

    Math Department Professors Honored with Dr. Janice A. Lumpkin Educator of the Year Award.During the 39th Annual Convention of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), USMA was honored for an historic accomplishment in diversity.  Eight African-American professors of West Point’s Department of Mathematical Sciences received NSBE’s Dr. Janice A. Lumpkin Educator of the Year honor on behalf of their department. No other college or university math department in the country has as many African-American professors.

    Read more by clicking here.

  • Expanding Hallowed Ground at West Point Cemetery


    Image by RossPilot 2009The West Point Cemetery has taken in graduates of the Long Gray Line from the age of the cavalry charge to the dawn of drone strikes. Headstones etched with names like Custer and Westmoreland stand near plots with freshly turned earth.

    And after almost two centuries, the 12-acre cemetery is close to full.

    The U.S. Military Academy and its graduates are taking steps to make more room with new niches for cremated remains and an eventual expansion of the burial grounds. The work will update a resting place for more than 8,000 people that is the most hallowed ground at the nation's the most venerable military academy.

    "I would challenge you to find more valor in a smaller amount of space," says cemetery administrator Kathleen Silvia, who notes that 16 Medal of Honor recipients lie here.

    Read more about the cemetery expansion

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