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February 21, 2020
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2020 NCLS Focuses on the Human Condition, Diversity
The NCLS brings scholars, military and academic leaders, corporate executives and athletes together to speak about honorable living and leadership.

AF Academy's flagship symposium starts with emphasis on diversity
• Live streamed videos: Maj. Gen. Fantini, CMSgt Kaleth Wright, Outstanding Airmen of the Year panel
View NCLS photos


Academy, NHL Release Statement on NHL Stadium Series Game
Unfortunately, several factors the day of the game came together to cause even-greater-than-expected traffic delays. At the conclusion of the game, there was a tragic incident at North Gate that resulted in a death.

LA Kings defeat Colorado Avalanche at Falcon Stadium
Tigers hold off Falcons in Faceoff at Falcon Stadium


Honoring the Past, Securing the Future: Air Force Academy Celebrates Black History Month
It's a month set aside by the Defense Department to recognize the service, sacrifice and achievements of all black service members.

  Black History Month

BOV Hears Updates on a Range of USAFA Matters
The Board of Visitors gathered for a day-long meeting at the United States Air Force Academy on Wednesday, Feb. 19.

7258' — Your Association at Work
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Air Force Academy Foundation

Planetarium Welcomes Nearly 40,000 Visitors
Since its renovation and reopening in March 2019, the Planetarium and STEM Center has welcomed nearly 40,000 visitors. Academy graduates John Martinson '70 and Jerry Bruni '70 helped the Air Force Academy Foundation raise over $2.5 million for the renovation project.


USAFA Way of Life Committee Falcon Funder
The USAFA Way of Life Committee is the largest mission/affinity club open to all cadets with more than 200 members. Similar to Black Student Unions at other institutions, the Way of Life Committee is dedicated to promoting and preserving cultural consciousness, excellence, integrity and service. Help the club raise $10,000 to send up to 12 cadets to the annual Big XII Conference for Black Student Government at the University of Oklahoma later this month.

  Way of Life

Estate Planning is Easier than You Think
The Air Force Academy Foundation's free Estate Planning Guide makes it easy to take the first step toward creating the estate plan that's right for you. Request your free Estate Planning Guide today

  Estate Planning
Grads in the News

Special Ops Pilot, Astronaut Receive 2019 Jabara Award
The 2019 Colonel James Jabara Award went to astronaut Col. Nick Hague '98 and special operations pilot Maj. Caitlin Reilly '07 in a ceremony at the staff tower in front of several thousand cadets on Feb. 7.

Watch video about the award and this year's winners


Grad Awarded FAA's Highest Honor
Steve Stowe '69 was given the FAA's Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award on Dec. 17. Named after the inventors of the airplane and America's first pilots, the award honors those who have shown professionalism, skill and expertise for at least 50 years as a master pilot.


Former Thunderbird Tapped to Lead Air Force's 36th Wing on Guam
Brig. Gen. Jeremy Sloane '92 comes to Guam from his post as commandant of the Air War College, Air University, Air Education and Training Command at Maxwell Air Force Base.


Arizona Guardsman Heading National Association
Arizona's top National Guard officer is now the senior leader of a national group representing National Guard officers. Maj. Gen. Michael T. McGuire '87 was elevated to board chairman of the National Guard Association of the United States.


Stadium Series Special for Air Force Four-star General
Hockey helped prepare Gen. T.J. O'Shaughnessy '86 for his military career and has remained part of his life.


Can the King of Ultrarunning Conquer a Race as Short as the Marathon?
Over the last four years, Jim Walmsley '12 has emerged as the dominant figure in American men's ultra­running.


The Olmsted Foundation Updates
Since 1959, the Olmsted Scholar Program has challenged young military officers to learn a foreign language and pursue graduate studies in that language at a foreign university. Here are some recent updates from grads:

Lt. Gen. Timothy Fay '87 to speak at Olmsted Washington Area Assembly.
Lt. Col. Justin Bronder '03, Lt. Col. Fernando Cruz '02, Lt. Col. Joseph Gorman '03 and Lt. Col. Elia Hickie '03 selected by the U.S. Air Force for Senior Developmental Education.
Collin O'Bryant '08 and a group of Olmsted Scholars recently toured Chernobyl, Ukraine.
Maj. Esther Anderson '09, Maj. Caitlin Curran '08 and Maj. Ryan Clisset '09 attended the Olmsted Lecture at the National Press Club as members of the Olmsted Class of 2020.

  Olmsted Foundation

Dean's Aces and A-Team
Academy Dean of the Faculty Brig. Gen. Linell A. Letendre '96 recently hosted cadets who received all "A's" in their classes.


USAFA Renews Commitment to Preserve More Than 16,000 Acres of Natural Open Land
The top officer at the Air Force Academy signed a plan pledging to preserve a 16,494-acre expanse of land at the base.

  Preserve Land
From the Bleachers

Women's Hoops Gives Fresno State First Conference Loss
Air Force upended the Mountain West Conference regular season champions Fresno State, 88-65, handing the Bulldogs their first conference loss of the season and snapping their 14-game win streak. Air Force has now knocked off the league's top-two teams in its the last two games.

  Women's Basketball

Falcons Take Season Opener Over Manhattan, 4-3
The Air Force Academy baseball team opened the 2020 season on a high note with a 4-3 victory over Manhattan College Friday afternoon, Feb. 14, at Melching Field. The Falcons used a three-run sixth inning, as well as some solid pitching, to take the season opener.

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