Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
Join the fun!!! Remember to sign-up early so they'll know how much food to prepare!
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BEAT AIR FORCE
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Wild West Relay website: http://www.wildwestrelay.com/
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Sorry for the quality of the video. We'll get better!
To hear the entire audio from Gen Berry's address, go to www.denverwestpointer.org & then go to the DOCUMENTS listing (Or, just click here). Download the address (in 2 parts) & listen to it at your leisure.
Monday, May 30, 2011
Runners assemble weekly at DuPont park to remember fallen 5th Brigade members
Mile after mile, Lisa Hallett runs to remember the man she’s adored since she was a teenager.
She fell for John Hallett on a church trip to Mexico in 1996. She lost him on Aug. 25, 2009, when an improvised explosive killed the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Army captain and three others while they rode in a Stryker on a mission in Afghanistan.
Reeling from his death, Lisa Hallett laced up her sneakers two days later. She ran to regain a sense of control over a life that had suddenly lost its direction.
“Running is very tangible to me,” said Hallett, 29. “I need it.”
She still runs for John and for herself, but these days she’s flanked by dozens of other service members and military spouses on weekly routes through the city of DuPont.
Many runners wear blue shirts listing the names of fallen soldiers from Capt. Hallett’s unit, the 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Running as a fiscally responsible, yet socially centrist candidate for the GOP, Dave believes that when voters spoke last fall, the Congress didn't necessarily listen or believe. Look at his platform & if you agree with him, let him know.
Checkout his website, www.davidjacksonforcongress.com
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Join his Facebook Group
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
We are "Mobilizing" Service Academy Grads to seek their company's support for the BE A HERO, HIRE A HERO Veterans Career Expo 2011 being conducted in New York City by Hire Disability Solutions, Academy Recruiters LLC, Veterans Across America, the New York Times and several Wounded Warrior support organizations in May and November. Each Expo is open to all Veterans and Active Duty personnel with specific attention given to our Wounded Warriors. Conducted a few years ago, this program was attended by 7,000 Veterans and 122 Companies and resulted in the placement of over 500 veterans. Attached is our ad for the Veteran Expo.
Veterans attending the Expos will include the following:
+ West Point, Annapolis and Air Force Academy Graduates
+ Active Duty Junior / Senior Officers and Non-Commissioned officers
+ Technical &Non-Technical Enlisted Personnel
+ Wounded Warriors
+ Military Veterans
A Resume Database of all Veterans attending the Expo will be available to companies both during and after the program.
Tuesday, May 24 - New Yorker Hoteland Monday, November 7th - Intrepid Sea &Space Museum
Companies &Vendors: Email / call Ken Williams, USMA '69 at KenWilliams@Academy-Associates.com / (203) 798-6029
Candidates: Log on to www.hireds.com and click on the Expo icon to register and upload your resume.
The Problem We Need to Solve
Today's soldier has great difficulty in finding civilian employment, especially those that have been wounded in combat and are physically challenged. Unfortunately, the government has been of little assistance in helping our combat veterans to find career opportunities. Additionally, many of today's company Executives, Managers and Human Resources professionals have little, if any, experience hiring military personnel and will routinely exclude military personnel from employment consideration.
The Objective of these Expos is not only to bring together companies and military service members, but also to provide companies the opportunity to better understand the true value of these individuals as future employees. As part of this program, a percentage of the proceeds will be given to Veteran / Wounded Warrior support organizations. It's now our turn to give back!
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Next Steps: Please forward this email to anyone that may be interested in reviewing this information. If your company is interested in supporting and/or participating in these events, I would appreciate a contact person who we can call once our plans have been finalized.
A "Kick-Off" Breakfast is scheduled for April 6 at the New York Time Building for Companies interested in participating in our Expo programs. The address is 620 - 8th Avenue, 15th floor, NYC from 8:00-10:00 AM.
Please email / call me at KenWilliams@Academy-Associates.com / (203) 798-6029 for additional information.
Thank you for any assistance you can provide.
Ken Williams, LT. Colonel, USA, Ret
West Point Class of 1969
Phone: (203) 798-6029
Web Site: www.AcademyRecruiters.com
Established by West Point Graduates in 1977 to assist Vietnam Veterans leaving the military, our firm today provides Program / Project Management Staffing and Executive Search services. We specialize in finding C-Level Executives, Managers and Technical Engineering “Leaders” (Grads &Non-Grads) for our corporate clients.
Our industry focus currently includes Defense, Consulting, Manufacturing, Construction, Energy, Medical, Financial and High-Tech. We have 10 professional Recruiters on staff and a network of over 100 specialty recruiting firms.
Our typical searches are listed below;
+ Presidents / Vice Presidents / Directors / Board Members & Executive Coaches
+ Partners / Principals / Senior Consultants
+ Business Developers / Capture Managers / Technical Sales
+ Program / Project Managers
+ Acquisitions / Purchasing / Contract Specialists
+ Financial Professionals
+ Contract Project Managers (Short-Term)
+ Technical / System Engineers (EE, ME, IE, Civil, Nuke, Aero)
+ Operation Managers
+ Junior / Senior Military Officers / Non-Commissioned Officers
+ Wounded Warriors (Combat Veterans)
Sunday, March 13, 2011
This is about founders who might be forgotten, in case you wish to remind others.
The obvious physical founder was Thaddeus Kosciuszko. He returned to Poland to help defend the world’s second written Constitution. After the country was occupied, he “declared independence” from Prussian and Russian occupation to again fight for freedom. He repeatedly urged his friend Thomas Jefferson to create a professional military school. Both men were also friends of Thomas Paine, who was instrumental in building the foundation for this country’s independence, without which there would have been no need for a military academy. There is more information about relevant Polish history on the "Newsletter" page of my website (www.valorww2.com) and the Home Page has enough to make you an expert on Thomas Paine (corrections on either are always welcome).
Why now? In January, I was voted director of the Thomas Paine Friends organization (see http://www.thomaspainefriends.org/) and in the next year I hope to add a few good ones.
Founders Day best wishes,
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Show Debuts March 31, 2011
Lance Corporal Daniel C. W. Riley lost both legs and several fingers on his left hand, among other external and internal injuries. He has been in military hospitals since then, just got fitted for his "Stubbies," and took his first steps last week. He has been granted two weeks of recuperation leave at home, after which he will return to San Diego for about six months of additional rehabilitation and therapy. To follow him on his family's blog see http://danielcwriley.blogspot.com/2011/03/walking.html
Daniel's flight (United 0342) is scheduled to arrive at DIA at 2:50 PM Saturday (you can track it on United's website before you leave home to be sure it's on time). Family, friends, the Patriot Guard Riders, and others will welcome him home at the usual spot for greeting visitors on Level 5 at the top of the escalator leading up from the train platform. Bring an American flag and/or a Marine Corps flag, your kids and grandkids, and tissue.
And, please remember to pray for Daniel and his family, who will need much prayerful support for the indefinite future.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Please contact Elena Meskill '99, WPAOG's Director of Class & Annual Giving, if interested: Elena.firstname.lastname@example.org or 845-446-1536.
Friday, February 25, 2011
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
National security, freedom of speech at the heart of Frederick author's debut suspense novel, 'The Unsanctioned'
To read more, click here
Friday, January 28, 2011
Remembering the Civil War
By Richard Barlow Adams
2011 begins the sesquicentennial years of the American Civil War, and whatever your take on the “why” and “relevance” of the four-year conflict that resulted in more American dead and grievously wounded than suffered in all other American wars combined, its continuing impact on present day America is undeniable. Is this right? Is this healthy? Should we have “gotten over the war” by now and swept it under the rug of history? Whatever your view, the fact is that more American literature has focused on the Civil War than on any other aspect of American history. Civil War organizations continue to abound, with long histories and faithful memberships. Every year, Civil War reenactment groups revisit in greater numbers the battlefields of old, and a growing number of Civil War round tables populates both North and South, and states not even in the Union at the time of the war.Given this reality, and drawing upon my experiences as a graduate of West Point, I recently published a historical novel, The Parting: A Story of West Point on the Eve of the Civil War—fitting to the start of the sesquicentennial period. The story enters the Victorian world of West Point and the Class of 1861 as this band of fifty brothers and best friends experience a growing chasm within the class. The story is written with the Academy's Corps of Cadets as a microcosm of the nation, which it very much was, and with the intent of factually presenting historical events during the eleven-months leading up to the first major battle of the Civil War.
With few exceptions, the story characters are real and their relationships to one another are based on non-fictional sources. The story’s protagonist is John Pelham from Alabama, the most popular man in the class and perhaps the greatest young officer in the Confederacy. His Academy friends include Edmund Kirby of New York, Tom Rosser of Texas, George Armstrong Custer of Ohio, Henry du Pont of Delaware, Adelbert Ames of Maine, and many others. When the class begins its final year, Pelham meets Clara Bolton, a Philadelphian belle who captures his heart. In the months that follow, Pelham, Clara, and the Class of 1861 witness the unraveling of the Union and the birth of the Confederacy against the political backdrop of states' rights, slavery, the Democratic and Republican Parties, the fire-eaters of the South, and the abolitionists of the North. The story concludes with classmates and best friends confronting one another across Bull Run.
“Thanks to the great work of Rich Adams in The Parting, such a terrible period in America’s history is presented in a most profound and riveting fashion. There is a truth on these pages we can all benefit from. A great read.” –Hal Moore, Lieutenant General, U.S. Army (Ret.), Distinguished Graduate of West Point, and co-author of the book and top box office film, We Were Soldiers Once…And Young.
Rich Adams is a registered professional engineer specializing in environmental issues. He and his wife split their time between Greenwood Village, CO, and Sandestin, FL, and his author’s website is www.RichardBarlowAdams.com. The Parting is available at Tattered Cover bookstores in the Denver area and can be ordered in hardback, softback, and eBook from major bookseller websites.