Former US astronaut Frank Borman dies at 95

West Point class of ’50

Nov 9 (Reuters) – Former U.S. astronaut Frank Borman, who made history by commanding the first manned flight to circle the moon and later piloted Eastern Airlines as chairman in severe economic turbulence, has died at the age of 95, NASA said on Thursday.

Borman, who spent a total of almost 20 days in space on two trips in the 1960s, died on Tuesday in Billings, Montana, NASA said in a statement on its website.


Legendary Indiana Basketball Coach Bob Knight Dies at 83

Bob Knight, the Hall of Fame basketball coach who won three national titles at Indiana and coached through several controversial moments, passed away on Wednesday. In poor health the past few years, the beloved coach was 83 years old.

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— Bob Knight began his illustrious coaching career at West Point at the age of 24 and went on to become one of the most storied names in the annals of college basketball. Knight authored a 102-50 record during his six seasons (1965-72) at West Point and guided the Black Knights to four trips to the National Invitational Tournament (NIT) (1966, 1968, 1969, 1970).

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Fund Drive 54 is complete!

Cease work! WP-ORG reaches fundraising goal for FD54

We’re thrilled to announce that, through your generosity, West-Point.ORG (WP-ORG) has reached its fundraising goal for FD 54!

Thanks yet again to the WP-ORG community for supporting us through your donations of both money and time. We could not do this without you.

This marks 27 straight years of successful fundraising campaigns that have enabled WP-ORG to continue. We are as committed now as we were back then to our mission of providing “an online communications infrastructure that enables graduates, parents, and friends of the military academy to maintain and strengthen the associations that bind us together. We will provide this community any requested support, consistent with this purpose, as quickly and efficiently as possible.”

Thank you for making FD54 a success.

Warren Hearnes ’89
for WP-ORG Advisors


A Lifelong Connection

The mission of WP-ORG is to support communication between West Point graduates, societies and parent clubs, fostering connections that last a lifetime.

Today, I’m reaching out to ask for your support so that WP-ORG can continue in this mission.

To make a donation, please go to:

West Point has produced leaders, warriors, and visionaries who have served our country with distinction. The bonds formed during the rigorous years at the academy are like no other, transcending time, distance, and challenges. These connections are the backbone of a network that multiplies the impact of West Point graduates on the world.

Your contribution to WP-ORG plays a crucial role in our efforts to support the Long Gray Line.

Through our various forums, we create opportunities for West Point classes, societies and parent clubs to connect with each other, helping to strengthen personal and professional relationships and create a supportive community. 

WP-ORG facilitates events and reunions by providing not only email listservs for communication and planning, but also by providing credit card sites to easily handle your event / reunion registration fees, etc.  The Class of 1968 recently celebrated their 55th reunion, and the assistance given us by WP-ORG was incomparable – and having 24/7 access to the reunion databases made reunion planning and coordination much easier.

On a personal note, I became affiliated with WP-ORG in 2000, when our older son entered West Point.  Despite being the spouse of a grad, it was clear Plebe-Net was my “lifeline to sanity” during the early days of Cadet Basic Training.  As my son (and subsequently sons) moved through West Point, I became a moderator on the Plebe Net and Parent Forum, becoming part of a large community of welcoming parents who shared common interests.  When my husband’s Class looked for more administrative assistance, I was “volunteered” to handle some of the logistics for his Class – a task that could not have been accomplished without the help of WP-ORG.  Now, as the members of the Class enter a different phase of their lives, they have started a “Caregiver Initiative” – again, utilizing the services of WP-ORG. Throughout the years, WP-ORG resources have kept us in touch with the hundreds of Class of ’68 grads who have lifted us up, cheered us on and just been there – The Long Gray Line – a lifelong connection. 

Your support will directly impact our ability to continue drawing the West Point community together and helping to keep the storied West Point network thriving and vibrant.

To make a donation, please visit

Many thanks for your support!
Megan Hostler
WP-ORG Advisor

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