Kevin Byrne

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Founders Day 2014 Invitation

My Friends, I am glad to share our invitation for this year’s Founders Day celebration with the West Point Society of Oregon. * Friday, March 14th * Our special guest and keynote speaker will be COL John Nelson ’89, Academy Professor with the Department of English and Philosophy. In addition to West Point, COL Nelson has …

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January Luncheon: Camp Withycombe

Alisha Hamel will join us for an update on the master planning for Camp Withycombe, as well as sharing stories of her wealth of experience with the Oregon National Guard. Please join us if you are in the Portland area on the 15th: 1) Date: Wednesday, 15 January 2) Location: The Old Spaghetti Factory, 715 …

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Holiday lunch with our current Oregon cadets, 27 December

My Friends,   I am excited to invite you all to our special December luncheon. On 27 December we will graciously host many of our current cadets home for the holiday break. Please join us for this luncheon with the future of our Alma Mater. The stories will again be plenty; I am sure of …

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Go Army! Beat Navy!

Three of our Oregon cadets are charged with starting this new streak for our beloved Army team. #80 Alex Tardieu, 2016, Punter from Grants Pass, OR. #37 Jeff Williams, 2017, DB from Sherwood, OR #96 Ammon Tuimaunei, 2017, DL from Wilsonville, OR   Please join me Saturday for good times and a great game. – …

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GO ARMY! BEAT AIR FORCE!!

My friends, Let’s make it two in a row, following on Army’s win over the Falcons with a 41-21 victory at Michie Stadium in 2012. We are excited to welcome you to come watch Army break out with a victory over Air Force this weekend! Come and celebrate with us and our Falcon rivals as …

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20 November Luncheon

For November we have a special guest joining us. COL(R) Joe Williams, USO Northwest Senior Volunteer, will share stories of how his efforts are going in bringing the USO back to Oregon. He recently gave a presentation to the Military Officer’s Association of America (MOAA). Attached are the slides for you as a “read ahead” …

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October Luncheon, Friday 18 October

This luncheon will take place on Friday, 18 October (not the regular Wednesday) October’s program will be on a different date, so that we may hear from a special guest. MAJ Katherine Kennedy ’02 will talk about the exploits of the 320th Psyops Company she recently deployed back from Afghanistan. She is truly an exciting …

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September Luncheon – 18 September

Program #1 will be MG Daniel L. York ’81. MG York will share his experience on leadership, both in the military and outside. He is currently serving as Commander, 76th Operational Response Command and is the Director of First Cause, an International Leadership Development non-profit he created in 2000, active in 4 countries.   An …

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Society Fall Gathering – 15 September

Nate Sandvig is running our annual fall social gathering. If you have not RSVP’d for it, please do so at sandvign@gmail.com.    Date: Sunday, 15 September  Location: McMenamins Edgefield: www.mcmenamins.com/54-edgefield-home (cordoned picnic tables left of front main building)  Time: 1:30-2pm arrive  Kid friendly! Mingle, catch-up, tell us cool war stories and experiences while serving abroad …

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What a wonderful end to the season!

My Friends, Saturday’s wonderful outing at the Oregon Military Museum marked the end to the 2012-2013 luncheons for the West Point Society of Oregon. What a way to end…great company, a tasty afternoon lunch, and an incredible behind-the-scenes museum tour! Thank you to the Museum and the Historical Outreach Foundation for such a treat: * …

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