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February 22, 2019
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After two weeks of voting, the returns are in and two classes — 1975 and 1966 — are leading the pack when it comes to percentage of voters.

The class from each decade with the highest percentage of voters during the election will receive a $500 donation to its Class Fund. So rally the troops — near and far — to vote in the AOG election. Bragging rights for your class are at stake!!


Academy Hosts Former SECDEF at Leadership Symposium
Leon E. Panetta, former Secretary of Defense and director of the Central Intelligence Agency, was the keynote speaker Thursday evening, Feb. 21, as part of the annual National Character and Leadership Symposium at the Air Force Academy, Feb. 21-22. The annual event brings together thought leaders from diverse backgrounds to speak about the importance of sound moral character and leadership.

Watch the keynote speech
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Superintendent's Congressional Statement on Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program at the Military Service Academies
On Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, superintendents from the Army, Air Force, and Naval academies testified before the House Armed Services subcommittee on the topic of sexual assault.


In the Right Place at the Right Time
An Air Force Academy cadet will be recognized at the Red Cross Colorado Springs Hometown Heroes Dinner, March 14, after responding to a vehicle accident outside the North Gate last fall.

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

USAFA Endowment

Planning Your Legacy
Setting up a charitable bequest benefiting the Air Force Academy is important for Mike Rose '69, an entrepreneur, attorney, author and former four-term state senator for South Carolina.


Focusing on Success
The Academy's Academic Success Center provides mentoring and strategies for academic success for cadets, as well as assistance for graduates pursuing graduate degrees. Support for the Academic Success Center can be provided through the USAFA Endowment.


A Touch of Class
The Class of '93 created the '93 NCLS Panel Fund to help bring recipients of the Outstanding Airman of the Year award to the annual National Character and Leadership Symposium to meet with the Cadet Wing and participate in a panel discussion. While the class is still fundraising, their progress so far has helped make the 2019 NCLS Outstanding Airmen Panel possible.


Class Giving Plays Vital Role
The Class Giving program at the USAFA Endowment develops a sense of engagement among graduates and cultivates a culture of philanthropy in support of our Academy. Your support — class giving support — launches leaders for the Air Force and the nation.

  Class Giving
Grads in the News

Air Force Announces Seventh Athletics Hall of Fame Class
Coach Wayne Baughman (wrestling), Delavane Diaz '04 (volleyball), Eric Ehn '08 (hockey), Chris Gizzi '97 (football), Gregg Popovich '70 (basketball) and 1985 football team will be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

  Hall of Fame

Retired Colonel Teaching New Generation at the Air Force Academy
Retired Air Force Col. Fred Porter '60 teaches at the Air Force Academy. He's using his lessons from war and years as a test pilot to show cadets what it takes to make an airplane fly.


Academy Officials Host Final Accreditation Town Hall Meeting
Air Force Academy officials are close to putting a stamp on the report they'll show the Higher Learning Commission in April. The report, or argument as the HLC refers to it, is a document that shows how the school stays in line with the commission's criteria.

From the Bleachers

Kyle Haak Named a Finalist for Senior CLASS Award
Air Force senior Kyle Haak has been named a finalist for the 2018-19 Senior CLASS Award. Haak is one of 10 college hockey players selected as a finalist for the national award. Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to help select the winner, and fans are encouraged to submit votes online at the Senior CLASS Award website through April 8.


Air Force Earns 64-61 Road Win At Fresno State
Air Force men's basketball knocked off Fresno State, 64-61, in a Mountain West road contest Wednesday night at Save Mart Center. Aided by 17 points from Caleb Morris, the Falcons won in Fresno for the first time since 1995.


Get to Know the New AD
Get to know the Air Force Academy's new athletics director, Nathan Pine, and get his take on leading the Falcons to new heights!

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