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July 11, 2018
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Today in USAFA History: Academy Dedication
"We are assembled here today, 11 July 1955, to dedicate to the service of our country the United States Air Force Academy..."


Lance Sijan's Inspirational Story Shared at Screening of New Documentary About His Life
"Sijan: A Quest for Freedom" debuted in a private showing to the friends and supporters of the Sijan Foundation, and will later be shared nationally through local film festivals. Stay tuned for more information. View photos from the event and a video about the documentary.


The Price is Right
Congratulations to the Air Force Academy's Dean of Faculty, Brig. Gen. Andrew Armacost, for winning a new car on the 4th of July special of The Price Is Right!

  The Price is Right
7258' — Your Association at Work
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USAFA Endowment

Conversation Starters
Cadets have access to a variety of academic and leadership experiences thanks to a wide range of donor-supported guest lectures at the Academy.

  Conversation Starters

Leave a Lasting Legacy
Put your mind at ease. Learn about estate planning options that match your personal goals and wishes.


Bringing the Planetarium Back to Life
The renovation of the Academy's planetarium is nearly complete. Gifts to the Planetarium Renovation Fund help maintain the facility and support academic and outreach programs for cadets and the community.


Developing Leaders of Character
The Center for Character and Leadership Development helps align academic, athletic and military efforts to develop cadets into leaders of character. A gift to the Character and Leadership Development Programs fund strengthens the Center's focus on the Academy's main mission.

Grads in the News

80th FTW Commander's Final Flight at Sheppard AFB
In a bittersweet sendoff, Col. Andrea Themely '95, commander of the 80th Flying Training Wing, completed her final flight in an Air Force aircraft.


New Commander of New York Air National Guard's 224th Air Defense Group
Col. Paul J. Quigley '92 formally took command of the New York Air National Guard's 224th Air Defense Group (ADG) during an assumption of command ceremony at the Eastern Air Defense Sector (EADS).


From Small-town Kansas to Space: Astronaut Prepares for NASA Mission
He's headed into space, but when Nick Hague '98 was growing up in Hoxie, KS, his path to astronaut was not quite clear.


Air Force Academy Grad, NCAA Champion Gymnast 'Back Home'
Marci McGlinn Rogers '85 was NCAA vaulting champion in 1984 and 1985. Her younger sister, Shannon, also graduated from the Academy in 1995. When it comes to "flying high" in Uncle Sam's Air Force, they symbolize the proud tradition.


1970 Team Enters Hood to Coast Relay 2018 — The Mother of All Relays
12 members of the Class of 1970 have reunited to celebrate their heritage and run the Hood to Coast Relay. "We're all about 70, slightly winded but ready to take on the Hood to Coast to make a difference."

  Hood to Coast

Oh Say Can He Pitch: Griffin Jax Rises as Minnesota Twins Prospect
Griffin Jax '17 may pitch for the Fort Myers Miracle, but he's a member of two teams. Jax also works for the United States Air Force as a member of its World Class Athlete program.


Academy's Iconic Chapel to Close for Repairs this Fall
In case you missed the news earlier, if you haven't visited the Air Force Academy's Cadet Chapel lately, you may want to stop by before it closes for four years of renovation.

  Cadet Chapel
From the Bleachers

Nic Ready Wins 2018 College Home Run Derby
Air Force's Nic Ready was crowned the 2018 Quicken Loans College Home Run Derby Champion on Sunday, July 1. Ready hit a derby-record 55 home runs and out-dueled Clemson's Logan Davidson in the finals.


USAFA Cadet Boyer to Compete at IAAF World U20 Championships
Rising Air Force sophomore Hunter Boyer was recently selected to the Team USA roster for the 2018 IAAF World U20 Championships in Tampere, Finland.


Air Force Finishes as Top Service Academy for Seventh Straight Season
Air Force finished first among service academies for the seventh consecutive year in the final Learfield Director's Cup standings for 2017-18.

  Air Force
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