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Fall 2018 Army Football Schedule

Fall 2017 Army Football Schedule

 

Black Knights Have Three Venues For Viewing Army Football:

Armed Forces Bowl

Saturday 23 December 2017: Army vs. San Diego State  Game time 1230 Pacific.  West Pointers of Seattle foregather at: Sam’s Tavern, 400 9th Ave. North, Seattle.  This is an over-21 tavern.  Their number is 206-453-5493

Saturday 23 December 2017: Army vs. San Diego State  Game time 1230 Pacific.  West Point Society of Washington and Puget Sound foregather at: The Fan Club Sports Bar, Lakewood, WA.  This is an over-21 bar.  Their number is 253-984-8000.

Saturday 23 December 2017: Army vs. San Diego State  Game time 1230 Pacific.  F.O.B. Brewing Company features Army Football when on a channel they receive, e.g., ESPN, Fox, the broadcast stations.  This is a family-friendly establishment.  Their number is 253-507-4667.

Go Army!  Beat Navy!

Saturday 30 December 2017: All Service Academies Ball.  USAF Parents host this year.  Here is their Save The Date Flyer:

ASAB-2017

Registration is now open here.  There you will also find the link to the hotel with great rates — King size 2 room suite $99.00 including Free shuttles to and from the ball and overnight parking for only 8.00.  Rooms are limited so hurry!

Ball Tickets are $75.00 and $50.00 for Cadets and Midshipman.

Fllight-Plan

 

Founders Day 2017
Pictures Available from

Mary Haskens Photography

 

 WPSWPS Dues:  For those who are not familiar with WPSWPS, we collect annual dues of $20.  We usually send out 2 reminders per year: one just after Founders Day and another about 6 months later.  We use the dues to help fund events like the Army-Navy tailgate, luncheons, Cadet Fitness Assessment, speaker costs, etc.  We are not funded by AOG nor do we send in funds to them unless we receive a service (registration or credit card processing fees, for example).  So if you have not done so this year, please send this membership form and a check to our treasurer, John Velliquette at the address below.  Please make your check out to WPSWPS.  Or, for online membership and dues pay, please go here.

John Velliquette
8110 172nd Ave E
Sumner, WA 98390

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BEAT NAVY!

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West Point Society Of Washington And Puget Sound
has received the WPAOG Distinguished Society
Award every year since 1995.

Army Deconstructs Duke — And We Were There!

Army Deconstructs Duke -- And We Were There

Army Deconstructs Duke — And We Were There

Army Deconstructs Duke -- And We Were There

Army Deconstructs Duke — And We Were There

All,

Above are few pictures from this weekend’s victory of Duke.  The Army team was in great form with a commanding lead early in the game.  After doing pushups for the third touchdown, Van and I were so glad we did not have to score again.  What a victory for the last home game.

Upcoming game is against North Texas and will be a later game.  It will air on BeIn Sports and like last time, we will have it at the Fan Club in Lakewood beginning at 1530rs on Saturday 18 Nov.

Last opportunity for a regular scheduled game at the Fan Club.  You can bet we will be there for the Armed Forces Bowl as well.

GAWP!!!

Grip Hands

Kent Troy
VP, WPSWPS

Army Admonishes Air Force — And We Were There!

All,

What a great week end for Army against Air Force.

This past week end the crowd grew for the first important game towards getting the Commander in Chief Trophy.

We even had encouragement from Peter Haglin ’75 who traveled all the way from Sequim, WA. Glad he made the trip for the victory and promises to bring more grads from the tip of the peninsula.

Army Beats Air Force! And We Were There.

Army Beats Air Force! And We Were There.

Cadet Donnell Diego’s parents stopped in to cheer the team as well as CG, 7th ID. Old grad in attendance was still retired MG John Hemphill ’51. He might need to lead us in a rocket next game. Youngest grads present were Anthony and Marissa Caruso USMA ’14. (a 63 year time span represented – Hooah!!!)

Army Beats Air Force! And We Were There.

Army Beats Air Force! And We Were There.

The best part of the whole time was in the second half when a young man wandered in wearing an Air Force shirt. Talk about an ambush. He graduated from the USAFA only this year, just arrived at JBLM and did an internet search for sports bars. The Fan Club came up on top so he walked in wondering if they would have the Air Force game on the TV. Boy was he surprised to find out the he had just walked into a complex ambush of USMA grads cheering for Army. What a sport, he pulled up a chair and joined us. Needless to say, he was not going to be the only one singing the Air Force Academy Alma Mater 😊 He could have used some encouragement from the Air Force Leadership, but glad to have him join us.

Army Beats Air Force! And We Were There.

Army Beats Air Force! And We Were There.

See everyone for the next victory which will be against Duke at 0900hrs at the Fan Club in Lakewood.

Army Beats Air Force! And We Were There.

Army Beats Air Force! And We Were There.

Grip Hands

Kent Troy
VP, WPSWPS

Dwight The Knight

Thanks to Ingrid Troy and Kent Troy, ’81, and their genius, we have our own Black Knight of the Hudson, named Dwight the Knight, who is taking his Benny Havens training seriously early in life:

Dwight The Knight

Dwight The Knight

Dwight The Knight

Dwight The Knight

WPAOG Awards WPSWPS The 2017 Distinguished Society Award

Van Sawin, ’91, President, West Point Society of Washington and Puget Sound (WPSWPS), accepts our Society’s WPAOG 2017 Distinguished Society Award at the WPAOG Leadership Conference, August 2017 at the Academy.  Van stands third from left.

Van Sawin, '91, Receives WPAOG 2017 Distinguished Society Award On Behalf Of WPSWPS, August 2017.

Van Sawin, ’91, Receives WPAOG 2017 Distinguished Society Award On Behalf Of WPSWPS, August 2017.

WPSWPS has received the WPAOG Distinguished Society Award every year since 1995.  We excel at integrating the three aspects of the West Point Community in our state: Graduates, Parents and Admissions Field Force.  The West Point Community of Washington State, in all three aspects, has helped lead nation-wide West Point-related online communications since 1998.

Washington State Cadets Play Army Football

On 14 October 2017, Army honored the 7th Infantry Division.  To that end, the Commanding General, 7TH Infantry Division, MG Bill Burleson (USMA class of 1988) was on the sidelines cheering his Alma Mater to a very close victory.   The Division motto, “Trust in Me,” was heard all around Puget Sound during the last minute of the game as Army dug deep to hold off a potential go ahead score.   Perhaps it was the trip to Team Army’s locker room by MG Burleson that inspired Army to find that grit for mission accomplishment.  Pictured below is MG Burleson with two Washington State Cadets: Wunmi Oyetuga (#91) and Donnell Diego (#38), both hailing from Lakewood, WA.

MG Bill Burleson, '88, Cadet Wunmi Oyetuga (#91) And Cadet Donnell Diego (#38)

MG Bill Burleson, ’88, Cadet Wunmi Oyetuga (#91) And Cadet Donnell Diego (#38)

Black Knights Have Two Venues For Viewing Army Football:

Saturday 21 October 2017: Army vs. Temple!  Game time 0900 Pacific.  West Pointers of Seattle foregather at: Sam’s Tavern, 400 9th Ave. North, Seattle.  This is an over-21 tavern.  Their number is 206-453-5493

Saturday 21 October 2017: Army vs. Temple!  Game time 0900 Pacific.  West Point Society of Washington and Puget Sound foregather at: The Fan Club Sports Bar, Lakewood, WA.  This is an over-21 bar.  Their number is 253-984-8000.

Go Army!  Beat Temple!

West Point Association Of Graduates Leaders Conference

WPAOG has expanded their annual Leadership Conference to include Parents Clubs and Field Forces along with Societies.  Reports and pictures of the August 2017 Leaders Conference are here.  Our President, LTC Van Sawin, ’91, attended and accepted our recognition as a Distinguished Society for 2016:

WPAOG 2016 Distinguished Society Award, To Include WPSWPS

WPAOG 2016 Distinguished Society Award, To Include WPSWPS

Seeking AOG Western Regional Advisor

Good morning,

AOG is looking for a Western Regional Advisor to serve 3 years on the Advisory council. Below is a description of the position. Please let me know if you are interested and I will be glad to help you. John Higgins, from WA, is stepping down and it would be great if we had another person from our state to serve on the council.

Regional Advisors serve 3 year terms, and may be elected to consecutive terms.  One Regional Advisor slot is open for election each year.  Advisory Council Meetings typically are held quarterly at West Point.  Travel costs fall to the individual.  Be advised that those serving on the Board of Directors and Advisory Council are in fact expected to donate not only their time while representing their region, but also monetarily to the AOG!

If anyone desires to run for this office, three things are required:

  1. A statement of support (nomination) from their AOG Society, highlighting their support to West Point and their local Society;
  2. A letter from the candidate confirming their willingness to serve on the Advisory Council; their involvement with USMA / AOG activities; and explaining what qualities they would bring to the AOG, representing the Western Region;
  3. A “military bio” highlighting their military career and subsequent association with West Point and the AOG.

Thanks,

Van Sawin
President, WPSWPS
V35d.sawin@comcast.net
360-970-4354