40th Reunion

Get Ready for the 40th Reunion
May 3–6, 2018

Join Us

The 40th Reunion will be here before you know it and we aspire for the largest and best reunion ever. We're entering that critical period of REGISTRATION! The Golf Extravaganza registration (and associated payment) is being handled directly via the website whereas the official registration (and associated payment) is being provided via AOG. If ever you wanted to be certain you were on the class listserv, now is that time, or update the filter such that the emails are visble and not being automatically routed to an email folder you seldom read.

Golf Extravaganza: Registration is Now Open

If you golf, you will not want to miss this event. Jeff Manley and his committee have planned a golf outing unlike any other before. If you don't golf, you may want to join us at the banquet (to commence as soon as all golfers are in: 1230ish). Cost for the Golf Extravaganza is $125 and $1,000 for a Tee Box or Hole Sponsorship. Registration is a two step process: Complete the Registration form and then pay. Note that you can build your own foursome, hopefully with classmates, and the registration process will walk you through identifying who you want to play with. If you have no preference, Jeff will assign you accordingly.

We are using PayPal.me as the Payment service and this will require you set-up a PayPal account which is pretty darn easy. If Tony Matos can figure it out, anyone can. The key is to get your commitment and the associated fee's to Jeff ASAP.

REGISTER & PAY NOW

Official Reunion: Registration Opens Later This Month (February)

Based on the Old Man's most recent email, he'll notify the class when official registration opens. You'll hear about it via email to the class listserv and the info will be published on the class website.

Lodging

By now you should have secured lodging. You should know if you are staying at the Thayer or not. Rooms for the Thayer have been allocated by Blind Draw Lottery for those wanting to stay at the Thayer. The lottery has already been administered and those drawn have been notified. Please contact the reunion chair aka The Old Man or Bobby Olds at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. should you require additional info regarding lodging.

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Schedule

The Class of ’78's 40th Reunion is scheduled for May 3–6, 2018. We are excited to see everyone! Click on the dates below to view the tentative agenda for each day. Please know and understand the schedule will be fluid for a while longer until etched in stone. What is etched in stone is Thu - Sat with some periferal activities Wed PM for those arriving then and the Sunday morning is typically limited to allowing small groups to get together one last time before departing the AO.

Places to visit during your free time at West Point: Alumni Center & Gift Shop at Herbert Hall (WPAOG), Arvin Cadet Physical Development Center, Cadet Store, Cullum Hall and Memorial Room, Grant Hall, Jefferson Hall Library, Kenna Hall of Army Sports, Malek Visitor Center, West Point Museum & Gift Shop Days and times they are open will be listed on the Academy Welcome Brochure you will receive at reunion check-in. Most are only open Monday-Friday.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

8am-4:30pm Projects Day (On Your Own)
Various Locations of USMA Academic Area
8am Golf Outing
West Point Golf Course - transportation is on your own - Click here for more info
12-5pm Bus Shuttle around West Point Picks up at the Bus Stop below the Post Office at Buffalo Soldier Field (BSF) and stops at Herbert Hall, Trophy Point, Library Corner, and BSF on a continuous loop
6-9pm Welcome Reception Thayer Hotel

Friday, May 4, 2018

9:45am (10:30am) Buses to Review Stands for Class Photos (Buses to Memorial Service) Pick up at the Bus Stop below the Post Office at Buffalo Soldier Field (BSF)
10:15am (1:15pm) Class Photos bus afterwards to Cadet Chapel Review Stands (Ike Hall Theater (4th Floor))
11am Memorial Service bus afterwards to Ike Hall Cadet Chapel
12-1:15pm Lunch Ike Hall Ballroom (4th Floor)
(1:15pm) (Class Photo) This photo will only take place at 1:15 pm in Ike Hall Theater if the weather is inclement; otherwise, it will be taken at 10:15 am at the Review Stands (Ike Hall Theater (4th Floor))
1:30-3pm Academy & WPAOG Update Brief with Class Gift Presentation Ike Hall Theater (4th Floor)
1:30-pm Bus Shuttle around West Point Picks up at Ike Hall Tunnel (1st Floor Exit) and stops at Trophy Point, Library Corner, BSF, and Herbert Hall on a continuous loop
3-4pm Class Business Meeting Eisenhower Hall Theater
6-10pm Class BBQ Buffalo Soldier Field

Saturday, May 5, 2018

TBD schedules have not been published yet Cadet Athletic Events West Point
9:30-10:45am Hudson River Cruise 1st Regiment South Dock, West Point transportation is on your own; park at South Dock or Buffalo Soldier Field
11:30am-1:30pm Lunch Thayer Hotel
11:30am-12:45pm Hudson River Cruise 2nd Regiment South Dock, West Point transportation is on your own; park at South Dock or Buffalo Soldier Field
1:30-2:45pm Hudson River Cruise 3rd Regiment South Dock, West Point transportation is on your own; park at South Dock or Buffalo Soldier Field
3:30-4:45pm Hudson River Cruise 4th Regiment South Dock, West Point transportation is on your own; park at South Dock or Buffalo Soldier Field
6:30-10:30pm Class Dinner Dance TBD

Sunday, May 6, 2018

9:30am-12:30pm Brunch Cadet Mess Hall transportation is on your own

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