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January 25, 2019
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Electronic Election Forum Replay
AOG Board Chair Cathy McClain '82 conducted an Electronic Election Forum on Thursday, Jan. 17, to answer questions about the 2019 election. AOG members were asked to send in questions via email or during the live broadcast via teleconferencing technology. If you missed it, watch a replay of the election forum.


Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse
The newly renovated planetarium hosted a viewing event of the Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse on Jan. 20, 2019. The Academy shared photos from the night that were quite the sight!


Accreditation Update: AF Academy 'All In' for April Visit
Top officials at the Air Force Academy say they're "all in" when it comes to the school's first accreditation visit in 10 years by the Higher Learning Commission.


NCAA and Department of Defense Expand Concussion Study
Cadets and intercollegiate athletes at the USAF Academy continue their participation in the world's most comprehensive concussion study.

  Concussion Study
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USAFA Endowment

Honoring Your Legacy
Individuals who establish estate gifts to benefit the Air Force Academy and its graduates are recognized as members of the Polaris Society. Contact the Office of Gift Planning of the USAFA Endowment to learn more.


Supporting Academy Priorities
Support the long-term mission of the United States Air Force Academy Endowment to enhance academic excellence, strengthen character and leadership development and honor the rich heritage of the Academy.


Promoting Diversity at USAFA
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.


Making the Greatest Impact
Unrestricted gifts to the Air Force Academy Fund give the Endowment the flexibility to respond quickly to emerging needs across the organization and the Academy. Make a difference with a gift to the Air Force Academy Fund.

Grads in the News

SERVICE: Former Air Force Academy Star Ben Garland Named Finalist for NFL Service Award
Atlanta Falcons guard Ben Garland '10 and former Detroit Lions quarterback Eric Hipple are the finalists for the NFL's Salute To Service Award. The recipient of the award, presented by USAA, will be revealed on Feb. 2 during the NFL Honors show.


Air Force Graduate Catches Touchdown Pass for Saints in NFC Championship Game
Garrett Griffin '16 scored his first touchdown since wearing an Air Force uniform. The tight end's magical moment came during the New Orleans Saints' NFC Championship Game.


New Senator Makes History as Legislative Session Begins
On Jan. 14, 2019, Sen. Zahra Karinshak '89 was sworn in as Georgia's first Iranian-American legislator. Karinshak highlighted that she is an Air force veteran and a graduate of the Air Force Academy after her swearing in.


Committed to the Very End
Brig. Gen. Kristin Goodwin '93, USAFA commandant of cadets, conducted her quarterly update for the graduate community and Academy friends on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. It's the first update since a new commandant was announced. Goodwin will become director of current operations for the Air Force deputy chief of staff at the Pentagon.


Miracle on the Hudson Anniversary
January 15th was the 10-year anniversary of Capt. Chesley Sullenberger '73's landing of U.S. Airways flight 1549 on the Hudson River in New York.


Academy to Gain 40 More AMTs
The Air Force Academy's cadet squadrons are scheduled to gain 40 noncommissioned officers by 2020. Each cadet squadron currently has one Academy Military Training NCO. The AMT serves in a leadership role while also performing key administrative and developmental duties.


Fire Captain, Parachute Instructor Finds his Home at Air Force Academy
Tyler Moran is exactly where he wants to be: serving as an enlisted parachute instructor and fire captain at the Air Force Academy. Moran, a technical sergeant, is primarily responsible for the training cadets are required to complete in order to become jumpmasters and skydiving instructors.

From the Bleachers

Tucker Bone Drafted in First-Round by the Seattle Sounders FC
Air Force senior midfielder Tucker Bone was selected 20th overall by the Seattle Sounders FC, on the first day of the 2019 MLS SuperDraft.

Falcon Men's Soccer Adds Three to Academic All-WAC Team


Air Force Rallies Past Boise State, 74-60
The Air Force men's basketball team rallied to overtake Boise State in a gritty 74-60 Mountain West win Tuesday night at Clune Arena. The Falcons came back from a 13-point deficit to earn their third-straight home win.


Grab Your VIP Tickets
What do you get when hockey fans show up at Fenway Park? Find out by grabbing your VIP tickets. Meet Coach Serratore, former USAFA Dean Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Dana Born '83 and other Falcon fans at Fenway!

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