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October 15, 2020
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Academy Superintendent Hosts First All-Call with Cadets, Faculty
The new Air Force Academy superintendent said his top priorities are continuing the school's longstanding mission of developing leaders of character, and ensuring the safety of all who live and work at the base as the world continues to grapple with the effects of the coronavirus.


Academy Creates More Operations-Focused Opportunities
The U.S. Air Force Academy has created a new position to help further develop cadets into future rated Air Force officers through purposeful and intentional exposure to aviation and Airmanship.


Air Garden Work Progresses
Representatives from the three classes that have contributed to the restoration of the USAFA Air Garden recently toured the project.

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Air Force Academy Foundation

Ways to Give in Support of the Air Force Academy
The Air Force Academy Foundation provides donors with a broad variety of giving options and funds to support, making it easy to tailor donor interests with Academy priorities. We strive to make the act of supporting the Academy personally fulfilling and efficient for every donor. The "Ways to Give" page on our website outlines several options for donors to make the giving process easy for all.


1954 Society
Named for the United States Air Force Academy's founding year, the 1954 Society celebrates loyal donors of the Academy community. The 1954 Society provides much-deserved recognition to those donors we can count on to provide support to the Air Force Academy each and every year.

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Grads in the News

Falcon Foundation's President Kelley Retires
Please join the Association of Graduates and the Air Force Academy Foundation in congratulating Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jay Kelley '64 for his incredible 10 years of service as the president of the Falcon Foundation. He officially retired, handing over the reins to Gen. (Ret.) Steve Lorenz '73.


Senate Confirms Lt. Gen. David Allvin as Next Air Force Vice Chief of Staff
Lt. Gen. David W. Allvin '86 was confirmed by the U.S. Senate earlier this month to be the next vice chief of staff of the Air Force and to receive his fourth star.


First-Ever Vice CSO Joins U.S. Space Force
In a small ceremony at the Pentagon, Lt. Gen. David D. "DT" Thompson '85 assumed responsibilities as the vice chief of space operations for the U.S. Space Force.


U.S. Space Force Stands Up First-Ever Okinawa Unit
"It's absolutely amazing to have this opportunity and responsibility," said USSF Capt. Devin Rushing '16, 16th Space Control Squadron, 16th ESPCF-A deployment commander.


Women in the Military Academies: 40 Years Later
In 1975, then-President Gerald R. Ford signed Public Law 94-106 for women to be admitted to the all-male military colleges. The freshman class began in the summer of 1976 and graduated in spring 1980. Here are some of their stories.


Commanding New York Air National Guard's 174th Attack Wing
Col. William J. McCrink '96 leads the New York Air National Guard's 174th Attack Wing. Stationed at Hancock Field Air National Guard Base, the 174th Attack Wing operates the unmanned MQ-9 Reaper.


National Disability Employee Awareness Month
As a U.S. Air Force officer, Matthew Roles '01 flew the F-16 Fighting Falcon and the B-52 Stratofortress until a stroke ended his active duty career. Today, he is a Battle Management System (BMS) systems engineer working to demonstrate the capability for a future long-range, unmanned concept.


Cadets in STEM Spotlight: C1C Kat Kowar
Cadet First Class Katarina Kowar chose to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy for its unparalleled undergraduate programs.


Academy Unveils 20th Superintendent's Portrait
Portraits of all the school's superintendents are displayed in Arnold Hall.


Academy Firefighters Respond to Wild Horse Fire at Fort Carson
Firefighters at the Air Force Academy were among several agencies to respond to a wildfire burning on Fort Carson that blackened hundreds of acres.

From the Bleachers

Complete Air Force Football Schedule with Television, Kick Times Announced
The 2020 Air Force football schedule was finalized by the selection of television networks and kick times. The Falcons will play all remaining games on national television on either CBS, CBS Sports Network or Fox Sports Networks.

• Mountain West announces men's and women's basketball schedules

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