Welcome To The West Point Society of Central Florida
The West Point Society of Central Florida exists to serve alumni, ex-cadets and friends of The United States Military Academy living in Central Florida as well as those visiting the area. The purpose of the society is to provide a networking platform for those associated with the Academy, provide news, information, and to further the ideals and promote the welfare of the USMA.
Gene Merlino was a fullback for Army at the US Military Academy at West Point in the 1980s before a series of concussions cut short his football career and led to an honorable discharge from the Army. Decades later, Merlino, a successful businessman with a wife and three children, has recently begun to lose control of his life to alcohol abuse and recurring thoughts of suicide,
Because the West Point Cemetery is near capacity for new gravesites, the Superintendent has ordered a temporary restriction to the interment criteria found in Army Regulation 210-26.This restriction will only apply to new in-ground burials. This letter from LTG Caslen addresses the situation.
The Army and Air Force Exchange Service—widely known as the PX or the Exchange—is designed to provide everything a soldier might need or want, tax-free and often at a deep discount: uniforms, tactical gear, recreational sports equipment, vitamin supplements, electronics, furniture, booze, lawn ornaments. It serves 12.8 million customers in 50 states and more than 30 countries. In fiscal 2013 the PX had revenue of $8.3 billion and a profit of $332 million. About a third of that was reinvested in operations, and the rest—$208 million—was plowed into the Pentagon’s morale, welfare, and recreation programs to provide services like playing fields and on-base Boy Scout troops.
Howi Kussoy, The New York Post
Just over five years ago, Zach Spiker took a position both deeply respected and unenviable, simultaneously joining the lineage of Hall of Fame coaches given the unique opportunity to coach at Army, while also taking over a team without a winning season in a quarter-century.
Coming southeast after a successful stint as an assistant at Cornell, Spiker had received his first head coaching job, and like any person in any new position, was uncertain what was to come.
But less than a week into his tenure, the 33-year-old received a visit from a coach whose career began before he was born, a coach with more advice and insight than could fit into a visit — Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski, a West Point graduate and Army’s coach from 1975-80.
“He was on campus and we just sat and talked for awhile,” Spiker said. “He’s been very supportive and he’s been very, very open and willing to share his time. He’s been terrific.”
Despite their demanding schedules, the coaches have developed a friendship, communicating a few times during the season, via text or phone, with the NCAA’s all-time winningest coach still coming back to West Point at least once each year.
Since last fall, Krzyzewski brought Team USA and his Duke team with him to West Point on separate trips, never forgetting that four national championships, 11 Final Fours and 916 wins all started with four years as a cadet.
By Kevin Lilley, Staff writer (ARMY TIMES)
"We really want to make sure we have something that identifies regionally, nationally and internationally," Army athletic director Boo Corrigan told the (Middletown, New York) Times Herald-Record last week. He didn't speculate on possible alternatives.
An Army athletics spokesman said Corrigan had nothing to add to his published remarks, but confirmed an announcement on rebranding, which could include a name change, could come in March or April, as the spring intercollegiate athletics season comes to a close.
"Black Knights" has been the official nickname of all Army teams since 1999, but its roots go far deeper, with New York sportswriters calling the football club "The Black Knights of the Hudson" as early as the 1920s. That name would go along with the traditional "Cadets" moniker for most of Army football's history.
The following classes have added updates this week to their Class Notes pages. 1956 | 1958 | 1961 | 1964 | 1965 | 1966 | 1973 | 1981 | 1987 | 1988 | 1990 | 2009. ...
Major General Mark Toy assumed command of the Mississippi Valley Engineer Division officiated by Lieutenant General Todd Semonite, the 54th chief of engineers and commanding general for the Corps...
In 20 years of March Backs, Wallace Ward has seen it all. In the beginning, the march was 15 miles, now 20 years later it is only 12. Over the years it has moved from taking place in the middle...
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As a part of USMA's Academic Individual Advanced Development (AIAD) program, CDT Ryan Rocca and CDT Jackson Szczerbik attended the 2019 Deterrence Symposium at USSTRATCOM. Facilitated by the...
For the first time the Army & Air Force Exchange Service has interns from USMA. Cadets Thomas "TJ" Bordeaux and Christian Falk are spending three weeks at the Exchange's Dallas headquarters...