West Point, The United States Military Academy – All For the Corps
For the second year in a row the Rolling O Lab made its way north for the annual Spring Fest at West Point, NY. West Point Academy is “renowned as the world’s premier leader development institution and accomplishes its mission by developing cadets intellectually, physically, militarily, ethically, spiritually, and socially.” On this day the cadets get to kick back a little, take some time out of their busy schedules to watch the Army vs. Navy baseball game and also stop by the Rolling O Lab.
We were greeted at the Academy by Colonel Flowers, longtime Oakley fan and Director of Cadet Activities. The Colonel was extremely welcoming and took us on a very impressive tour of the West Point campus and its facilities. While walking around the campus he also told us about the history of the campus dating back to 1802 when it was founded. I can speak for everyone on our behind the scenes tour when I say that this place is amazing from the facilities themselves to the beauty of the campus and buildings.
Throughout the day we had hundreds of cadets and officers stop by the lab to be educated on Oakley High Definition Optics and to see why we have such a large presence in the military. It also gave us an opportunity to spread the word about www.usstandardissue.com, Oakley’s government and military site set up to specifically take care of government workers and military personnel with a discount on certain Oakley products. Without question I can say that the most excitement in lab came from the impact testing. Impact protection is obviously important to the cadets and seeing how Oakley’s perform first hand literally blew them away. Being that it was the second year of the O Lab at West Point you could see that the cadets were excited to see us back, and glad that Oakley is continuing its support of the US Military.
We would like to thank Colonel Flowers for his overall Oakley support and his unbelievable hospitality. On the Oakley side and big thanks goes out to Dane Howell and Mark “Pope” Popelka for putting this event together and making it such a success. Lastly, we would like to thank all of the cadets and officers that found time in their busy schedules to stop by the O Lab and see what Oakley is all about. All for the Corps!