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May 31, 2018
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All Academy Challenge is Underway
Will your class color charge the hill during the 2018 All Academy Challenge? Give a gift to support USAFA cadet programs today. The five-day challenge runs through June 4.

  All Academy Challenge

Fly, Fight and Win
A total of 984 cadets crossed the stage at Falcon Stadium, buffered by the cheers of family and friends in the stands. The ceremony included an important milestone for the Academy, as the 50,000th graduate in the history of the institution received his diploma.


Secretary of Defense Mattis Tells USAFA's Class of '18 to Safeguard the Air Force's Legacy
Secretary of Defense James Mattis said the newly-commissioned officers must use their attitude as their main weapon.

The breakdown: The stats on USAFA's Class of 2018
Dozens of Academy graduates to attend grad school
13 foreign cadets graduate with USAFA Class of 2018


206 Cadet Candidates Graduate USAFA Prep School
Families, friends and faculty celebrated the graduation of 206 Air Force Academy Prep School cadet candidates May 17.

  Prep School

Heritage Program at Doolittle Hall to Change
The change will open up two opportunities for the Association of Graduates to showcase the facilities and programs at Doolittle Hall.

  Heritage Programs
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Cadets Bring the Trophy Home
USAFA cadets triumphed over Army and Navy to win the Boeing Tri-Service Academy Capstone Project Competition and trophy.


Graduates Give Back to USAFA
Academy graduate Greg Gonyea '73 joins fellow classmates to support the National Character and Leadership Symposium through a legacy gift.


A New Decade of Support Begins
The Endowment's 2017 annual report highlights graduates and friends who provided more than $17 million of support for Academy projects and programs.

  Annual Report
Grads in the News

New Leader to Take Over Air Force Agency at Wright-Patt
Brig. Gen. Alice Trevino '93 assumed leadership of the Air Force Installation Contracting Agency's Wright-Patterson headquarters with more than 700 employees and oversight of about $9.1 billion in annual spending obligations.


Davis-Monthan Remains Strong Despite Uncertainty, Outgoing Commander Says
Col. Scott Campbell '95 will relinquish command of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in late June. He and his wife, Col. Kim Campbell '97, both decorated A-10 Thunderbolt II combat pilots, are being reassigned to the Air Force Academy.


99th ABW Welcomes New Commander
Col. Cavan Craddock '95 assumed command of the 99 ABW from Col. Paul Murray '94 during a ceremony presided over by Maj. Gen. Peter Gersten '89, United States Air Warfare Center commander.


Safranek Assumes Command at Dover AFB
Col. Joel W. Safranek '96, former vice commander of the 621st Contingency Response Wing at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, assumed command of the 436th Airlift Wing at Dover Air Force Base in a ceremony Wednesday, May 30, 2018.


Going One-on-One with Michael and Trevor Lyons
Air Force graduates, brothers and four-year men's basketball lettermen Michael '13 and Trevor Lyons '18 talk about their Academy experience.


Warrior Games
The Air Force will host the 2018 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games June 1-9 at the U.S. Air Force Academy. The games are free to attend and the public is welcome, although tickets are required for the opening ceremony on Saturday.

  Warrior Games
From the Bleachers

Rugby National Champs
The USAFA Women's Rugby Club became national champions in the USA Rugby Open 7s, and 2nd Lt. Noelle Heiser was named the tournament MVP.


Falcons Advance to NCAA Championships
A program-record four females punched their tickets to the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon, on June 6-9, as senior Carina Gillespie (1,500-meter run) joined junior Jaci Smith (10,000-meter run), senior Shelley Spires (high jump) and junior Kathryn Tomczak (pole vault) with qualifying performances.

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