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Army Bound for the Armed Forces Bowl--Tickets on Sale Now!

  West Point Army Football Team

With a 31-28 overtime victory over the Temple Owls on October 21, Army West Point Football secured its sixth win of the season, and accepted an invitation to the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl. The game is scheduled for December 23 in Fort Worth, TX.

Tickets are on sale now, and are available at different price levels and locations. Fans who cannot attend may show their support by participating in the “Donate to a Cadet” program to donate tickets for cadets to attend the game. Fans may purchase tickets online or at the Army West Point Ticket Office near Gate 3 of Michie Stadium.

Our online Class Notes are becoming more and more popular, so be sure to send updates to your Class Scribe or Historian. Need ideas? How about pictures of your grand kids. Tales from that epic mini-reunion in Vegas. Chance encounters with other grads. You just hired your Beast Squad Leader. Everyone’s got a story—share yours!

Thayer Award Presented to George W. Bush

  President Bush Thayer Award 2017

On October 19, WPAOG presented the 2017 Sylvanus Thayer Award to George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States. According to CDT Kelley Ericson ’21, the Corps of Cadets had been buzzing with excitement all week, and when Bush entered Washington Hall for the award dinner and ceremony he received what CDT Jackson Luff ’18 called, “Some of the loudest cheers I ever heard in the Mess Hall.” Read the full story. View photos. Text of acceptance speech. USMA Video.

West Point Register of Graduates & Former Cadets Now On Sale!

  Register of Graduates

The holiday gift-giving season is approaching, and for those seeking the perfect West Point gift, the time to buy is now. The price is now only $52.50! Copies of the 2015 Register of Graduates & Former Cadets, WPAOG’s most historic publication and the ultimate West Point reference book, are still available. Entries detail the military careers of every graduate from 1802-2015, along with class crests, mottos, and USMA history. Handsome gold-embossed clothbound vintage design includes custom-designed map endpapers. Visit WPAOG’s Gift Shop online or call 800.426.4725 to order your copy before the holiday rush.

Order the Register of Graduates