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

We Watched Army Beat Buffalo

Go Army!  Beat Navy!

What a great comeback to win in the 4th quarter.  Way to go Army!!!

You would never know it from the heads down, but doing pushups are: Harlene Coutteau (’82), Chuck Coutteau (’81), Kent Troy (’81), Mike Clidas (’81) and Jeff Allen (’86).

Group picture and some candid shots.  One with Kent Troy leading a rocket this week.  Who is next week’s leader?

Next week’s game against THE Ohio State will again be celebrated at THE Fan Club, but game starts at 1330hrs.  Can you believe we are taking on the #2 team in the nation?

Army Vs. Buffalo, 09 September 2017

Army Vs. Buffalo, 09 September 2017

Army Vs. Buffalo, 09 September 2017

Army Vs. Buffalo, 09 September 2017

Army Vs. Buffalo, 09 September 2017

Army Vs. Buffalo, 09 September 2017

Army Vs. Buffalo, 09 September 2017

Army Vs. Buffalo, 09 September 2017

Army Vs. Buffalo, 09 September 2017

Army Vs. Buffalo, 09 September 2017

Army Vs. Buffalo, 09 September 2017

Army Vs. Buffalo, 09 September 2017

 

Army Beats Fordham … And We Were There

On 01 September 2017, members of the classes of ’58, ’64 , ’76, and ’81 gathered at the Fan Club Sports Bar in Lakewood, WA to watch Army decisively show that they are a viable force on the field (final: 64-6, Army).  And we were there.  Many push ups and cheers.  The waitresses were also wearing Army spirit shirts.

And unveiled the newest addition to our cheer squad – Dwight, the Knight, who is pictured in photos below.

We will again form at the Fan Club on Saturday 09Sep17 at 0900 for the next Army win, against the Buffalo Bulls.

Repeating: We will again form at the Fan Club on Saturday 09Sep17 at 0900 for the next Army win, against the Buffalo Bulls.