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March 8, 2018
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Cadet Recognition Starts
"Recognition is an institutional rite of passage," said Cadet Wing Vice-Commandant Col. John Price. "This year, over 1,100 cadets in the Class of 2021 will seek to complete it."


Air Force Academy Cadets Rose to Challenge of Rescuing Lost Hikers
Matthew Olsen, a freshman at the Air Force Academy, didn't set out to climb his first fourteener thinking he and his fellow cadets would be heroes. At least not until he and the seven other cadets and three officers in the USAFA Mountaineering Club stumbled upon two lost, panicking hikers. The USAFA Mountaineering Club will be honored March 15 at the American Red Cross Colorado Springs Hometown Heroes Dinner.


NCLS Event: Encouraging Cadets to Seek Truth in Conversation
At the National Character & Leadership Symposium, academics Robert George and Cornel West discussed the importance of seeking truth, freedom of thought and respect in any dialog, qualities they said are needed across all spectra of American society, including college campuses.


Jason's Journey: USAFA Firefighter Battles Terminal Cancer
If you're looking for an example of resiliency, chat with Master Sgt. Jason Linta.


Founders Day 2018
Please join us for our annual Founders Day dinner and Distinguished Graduate Award ceremony taking place on Friday, April 6, 2018. We will be recognizing John Fox '63, T. Allan McArtor '64 and Gen. (Ret.) Stephen Lorenz '73. Don't delay, register today! Registration ends March 23rd!

  Founders Day
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USAFA Endowment

Solidifying Your Legacy
Join us in Boston (April 18), San Francisco (April 27) or Vacaville, California, (April 28) to hear from respected financial and legal advisors and learn about estate planning options that match your personal goals and wishes.


Give Cadet Clubs a Boost
With help from Academy parents, friends and the USAFA Endowment's crowdfunding site, the USAFA Triathlon Team was able to buy a new equipment trailer in time for the Mountain Collegiate Triathlon Conference Championships in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, on March 17. You can support similar cadet activities with a gift to your favorite club.


Support Cadet Summer Research
Help cadets pursue important summer research projects that add depth and direction to their academic careers.


Focus Your Support
You can direct gifts to more than 200 Air Force Academy projects and programs that help develop cadets into leaders of character. Explore the many unique giving opportunities that are available.

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Grads in the News

Next leader of Global Strike Command Nominated
President Donald Trump has nominated the next leader of Air Force Global Strike Command, which oversees the nation's intercontinental ballistic missiles and strategic bombers. Lt. Gen. Timothy Ray '85, the current deputy commander for U.S. European Command in Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany, has been tapped to replace current commander Gen. Robin Rand '79, who has led Global Strike Command since July 2015. Also, Maj. Gen. David Thompson '85 was nominated to become the next vice commander of Air Force Space Command.


Veteran Pilot Keeps Her Wings While Leading 109th Airlift Wing
Col. Michele Kilgore '92 has worn the Air Force uniform since five days after her high school graduation and flown everything from fighter jets to tankers in the 30 years since. After she took over as commander of the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing in October, she added the C-130 to the long list of aircraft she's piloted.

Senior Leadership Announcements

As a feature in ZoomiEnews, we will list recent
Senior Leadership announcements involving USAFA grads.

  Air Force

"Dr. Ruth" Shares Holocaust Survival Story, Educational Journey
Dr. Ruth Westheimer spoke about her life as a Holocaust orphan and the importance of ethics and respect for human dignity at the National Character and Leadership Symposium.

  Dr. Ruth

Building Diversity: Transgender Couple Speaks at NCLS about Military Service, Life
A military husband and wife shared their experiences as a transgendered couple with cadets and faculty Feb. 22-23 during the National Character and Leadership Symposium hosted by the Air Force Academy.


Experts, Victim Speak Out Against Sexual Assault
The "Raising Our Voices" event during the National Character and Leadership Symposium featured diverse guests who shared their experiences with cadets, staff and visiting college students.

  Sexual Assault

Academy Gets New Falcon
There's a new bird in town at the Air Force Academy. Cairo, a nine-year-old Anatum Peregrine, joined nine other falcons used during community outreach events.

From the Bleachers

Men's Track and Field Claims Mountain West Title
Backed by six event titles and strong performances across the board, the Air Force men's track and field team easily captured the Mountain West title during the final day of conference action in Albuquerque. While the men claimed their seventh overall title, the women placed seventh and recorded their best finish since the league expanded to 11 teams.
Air Force Duo Heads to NCAA Championships


Air Force Women Win Opening Game in MW Championships
The eighth-seed Air Force women's basketball team rolled to a convincing 68-54 over ninth-seed Utah State in the opening game of the 2018 Mountain West Women's Basketball Championship Tournament. In the next round, the team dropped a 60-46 contest to one-seed Boise State.
UNLV beats Air Force Men's Basketball in OT thriller

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