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June 13, 2018
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USAFA Prep School Gets New Commander
The Air Force Academy Preparatory School has a new commander: Col. Timothy Thurston. He's a 1995 Academy graduate and master navigator with more than 2,500 hours of flight time.

  Prep School

These Warriors Perspire and Inspire
For Warrior Games competitors at the Air Force Academy, the best memory of the event usually isn't about them. Invariably it's a moment of courage or sportsmanship from another Wounded Warrior, something that took their breath away or brought them to tears.

  Warrior Games

The Future of Our Air Force is Theirs
USAFA Superintendent Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria '85 on cadets as future warriors.

7258' — Your Association at Work
Read the latest issue of the AOG's newsletter.

USAFA Endowment

Strength in Diversity
The late Lt. Col. Ida Widmann's legacy of improving the diversity of the Cadet Wing is being continued with an endowed fund in her name. Read more about Widmann and the fund established in her memory.


Million-Dollar Challenge
"It's time for Academy graduates to step up and make a difference," says Lt. Col. (Ret.) Rick Mantei '76. And he's backing up his words with a million-dollar challenge.


Secure Your Legacy
The Endowment's gift planning professionals can help you make sense out of estate and retirement planning options and show you how to use them to your best advantage. Visit our website to get started.


Support the Dean's Fund for Academics
Cadets have access to top-tier academic training, unique research opportunities and development programs with the help of private support. Give a gift to the Dean's Fund for Academics.

  Deans Fund
Grads in the News

This is the F-16 and A-10 Pilot Who's Going to Run the Air Force's Wars in the Middle East
U.S. Air Forces Central Command is about to get a new commander to oversee its wars against the Taliban and ISIS: Maj. Gen. Joseph Guastella, Jr. '87.


Meet the New 458th AS Commander
Lt. Col. Brooke Matson '00 is the new commander of the 458th Airlift Squadron. Matson said she is in awe of the history, culture and spirit of service that surrounds Scott Air Force Base.


Women in Science: Career Ladder
Kabrena Rodda, chemist and 1992 Academy grad, found a varied career in national security.


Former Falcon Rob (Larry) Hufford Wins Two Golds at Warrior Games
Rob (Lawrence) Hufford, a 2006 Air Force Academy graduate, was a two-year starter on the football team from 2004-05. After putting in two tours in Iraq, he was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress that gave him seizures. He had to have a piece of his brain removed. He returned to the Academy as part of the Air Force team at the 2018 Warrior Games. He broke the shot put record to win gold plus added a second gold in power lifting.


Scott Jackson to be Inducted into the California Homebuilding Foundation Hall of Fame
Jackson Tidus announced that co-founder Scott Jackson '67 will be inducted into the California Homebuilding Foundation (CHF) Hall of Fame on June 26, 2018.


Where No Magazine Cover has Gone Before?
NASA astronaut Dr. Kjell Lindgren '95 stopped by Doolittle Hall on May 21, 2018, to deliver a special surprise.


At CyberWorx, Airmen Ask Airmen How to Fix the Air Force
On June 5, 2018, a team including Air Force, CyberWorx and industry partners presented the latest iteration of a cybersecurity tool to top USAF technology leaders.


Air Force Academy Taps AT&T to Stay Up on Emerging Tech
The Air Force Academy wants to be just as innovative as the private sector, so it's teaming up with telecom giant AT&T.

  AT T
From the Bleachers

Team Captains from USAFA Participate in the 2018 Gettysburg Leadership Summit
The focus of the trip was to illustrate the importance of making good, timely, moral decisions in the face of adversity, to foster effective and courageous peer leadership through communications and respect and to build more comprehensive goal-oriented teams.

  Gettysburg Leadership Summit

The AD's Corner
The AD's Corner with Col. Jen Block '92 is a monthly video series with the director of Athletics where she discusses what's happening in Air Force Athletics.

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