West Point and the Air Force

Charlie Kuyk, Jr. (USMA 1950) and his son Charlie Kuyk, III (USAFA 1973) are writing a book about the influence of West Point graduates upon the early days of the US Air Force. As you may know, the Air Force was established as a separate military service in 1947 and many of its early leaders were West Point graduates.

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West Point's Class of 1950 in Look Magazine

Here is a 1952 article from Look Magazine about the Class of 1950 that we all should read and remember.

Download a PDF of the article or read it below.

Duterte's Key Ally, Fidel Ramos, Resigns

Here is a piece that Dick Newton III sent on about classmate Fidel Ramos.

Philippines’ Duterte discovered this week that his actions have consequences
By Emily Rauhala

Less than two weeks after his trip to China and his call for a “separation” from the United States, the president of the Philippines is for the first time feeling the effects of what seems to be — to some at least — a concerted effort to alienate his allies.

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Class Notes - July 2016

I don’t know how this will work out. Will be trying out the new Windows 10 and probably Word 2016. Have not mastered either of them yet, but we will see how it does.

Thanks to the quick work of Paul Ache and June Elliott (Charlie’s widow) and the generosity of classmates and widows, there is now a bronze plaque commemorating our participation in the Korean War. The plaque is mounted on the Korean War Memorial in the San Francisco Presidio.

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Jim Tormey's History Book

Clyde Spence  (along with a packed audience) attended a presentation by Jim Tormey in Hampton’s History Museum on July 18, about his just-released book, “The Virginia Navy in the Revolution- Hampton’s Commodore James Barron and His Fleet”.

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Minutes of the Meeting of the Board of Governors

The chairman convened the meeting at about 11:55 hours.

1. Bill opened the meeting with remarks on what the class has done and will continue to do. A copy is in enclosure 1.

2. The BOG was reorganized after Win Skelton moved back south. Roy Lounsbury was appointed as Vice-Chair and Sandy Sanderson was added as a Communications Specialist, working on the Class Web Page and other projects. And it was noted that those now with access to the Class Account include Bill, Roy, and Joan.

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