Archive for March 31, 2007

Patricia Anslow (C3) Promoted to COL

Patricia Anslow (C3) ’89, commander of the Arkansas Army National Guard’s 875th Engineer Battalion, was promoted to the rank of colonel on Thursday, 22 March.  Anslow currently commands the 500-man battalion, which is six months into a yearlong deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Congratulations, Patricia!  Read the entire article in the Jonesboro Sun.

Prep School to Move to USMA

The U.S. Military Academy is planning for the arrival of morethan 200 fresh faces.

But they won’t show up until September 2011.
the deadline for building the new headquarters of the U.S.
MilitaryAcademy Prep School, a one-year program designed to prepare
cadet candidatesfor admission to West Point.

The prep
school’s current home is at Fort Monmouth, an Army post in central New
Jersey. In 2005, the Defense Base Realignment and Closure Commission –
a congressional panel charged with reconfiguring the military’s
infrastructure – voted to close the fort and move the school to West Point.

My name is Ed Acevedo and I am a graduate of the Class of 1988.  In
March I will be starting a cycling trip from Saint Augustine, Florida
to San Diego, California to raise awareness and money for disabled
veterans and the families of soldiers killed in action.  Here is the
website for the trip:
of the younger USMA classes are bearing the brunt of the wars in Iraq
and Afghanistan. The purpose of my trip is to honor their sacrifices,
and the sacrifices of their troops.

If you like the concept, please let me know who I should direct future
emails to. I will send out a note once the trip is underway. I am not
asking any of you to solicit donations from people in your network. But
perhaps you can help me by getting out the word to anybody you think
might be interested in this cause. I am hoping to get a good amount of
support from members of the extended USMA community.
In case
anybody asks, I am not setting up my own charity for this event. On the
website there will be a page where donors can contribute directly to
one of several foundations that provide assistance to disabled
veterans. All of the charities are well-established and recognized by
the IRS as charitable organizations for tax purposes. Donations are
This event is not just about raising money, but
more about increasing awareness and focusing attention on our heroes.
The story of our veterans and their contributions often gets lost among
all the other media stories these days, and I hope my event will help
to ensure that their sacrifices are not forgotten.
Thank you for listening, and thank you for your service to America.

2007 Glee Club Reunion

Former members of the cadet glee club are invited to attend a reunion
of the glee club. The reunion will take place from 19 to 22 July at
West Point ending with a Sunday evening concert at Trophy Point with
the USMA Band.  Check out the AOG web page on the event if you are interested.

Pentagon Goes YouTube

Multi-National Force – Iraq established this YouTube channel to give viewers around the world a "boots on the ground" perspective of Operation Iraqi Freedom from those who are fighting it.

Video clips document action as it appeared to personnel on the ground and in the air as it was shot. We will only edit video clips for time, security reasons, and/or overly disturbing or offensive images.

What you will see on this channel in the coming months:

  • Combat action
  • Interesting, eye-catching footage
  • Interaction between Coalition troops and the Iraqi populace.
  • Teamwork between Coalition and Iraqi troops in the fight against terror…