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October 28, 2021
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Air Garden Classes Gather to Celebrate Air Garden Dedication
Members from the classes of '72, '75 and '76 gathered with friends of the Academy on Saturday, Oct. 23, to celebrate the dedication of the restored Air Garden. Watch the dedication ceremony video.


Campaign Events Upcoming Commanders' Classic and Campaign Events
The Air Force vs. Army game is in Arlington, Texas, this year. We're gearing up for the big game and the opportunity to take back the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy. Join us Nov. 5-6 for all the great events surrounding this matchup! Register for the tailgate by Oct. 30.

Air Force Academy Foundation

Athletics Athletics Panel: Academy Showcase
Athletics play a large role in a cadet's journey at the Academy. During the "On the Fields of Friendly Strife" panel during the public launch of the Defining Our Future campaign in support of the Academy, graduates shared the lessons they learned as cadet-athletes and how they have used those throughout life.


Cadet Morale Emerging Technologies Panel: Academy Showcase
New and emerging technologies are being discovered every day. But panelists on the "Emerging Technologies in the 21st Century National Security Landscape" all agreed that it's the speed of innovation in which those technologies are developed and utilized that is most important.

Grads in the News

Chari SpaceX's Crew Dragon Endurance: Meet the Crew-3 Astronauts
Col. Raja Chari '99 will be the mission commander of the SpaceX crew that launches to the International Space Station in the early morning hours of Halloween.


Chaudhary C-17 Pilot Nominated for USAF Installations Head
The Biden administration plans to nominate Dr. Ravi Chaudhary '93, a former Air Force C-17 pilot and member of the Senior Executive Service with the Federal Aviation Administration, as assistant secretary of the Air Force for installations, environment and energy.


White House Fellows White House Fellows
The President's Commission on White House Fellows announced the appointment of the 2021-22 class of White House Fellows, including Kenyatta Ruffin '03 and Hila Levy '08.


Inspire Inspiring the Next Generation of Aviators
Capt. Charlene Sufficool '16, an A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot with the 354th Fighter Squadron, finds it important to be a role model to young girls and women who aspire to become aviators.


Dimund Watch Alert
Tune in tonight as Judi (Williams) Dimund '02 will appear on Jeopardy!


Sullenberger Award for Courage Sullenberger Award for Courage — Nov. 1 Deadline
Do you know of a graduate who has demonstrated an exemplary act that well exceeded expectations in a singular or short series of events? Nominations for the newly established Sullenberger Award for Courage are open until Nov. 1. To review full criteria for this award and submit a nomination, go to: usafa.org/Heritage/Awards.


Warfighter Week Warfighter Week
The Cadet Wing is conducting "Warfighter Week" with different guest speakers, squadron competitions, and squadron discussions throughout the week.


Food Proposal Imagines Air Force Academy Facility with Food That's Out of This World
Cadets are pitching the idea of creating a facility in Colorado to research food production for both terrestrial and extraterrestrial deployments.


Truman Lecture AF Academy Assembly Ends with Truman Lecture from Hoover Institution Fellow
The Truman Lecture Series exposes cadets to active and retired senior military officers, as well as distinguished national and international personalities, who offer their perspectives on American national security and defense policy.


Assembly Panels Assembly Panels Advance Discourse on Civilian-Military Relations, Future Challenges
The 63rd annual Academy Assembly focused on the current state of American democracy. This is just one of the many annual events that donors help make happen.


PEERs 'First Line of Defense': Cadets Promote Resiliency
The Air Force Academy presents many challenges to the more than 4,000 students who attend each year. One group of cadets stands ready to help them through those tough times.

From the Bleachers

Hall of Fame Colorado Marathon
Cadets ran their way to some impressive finishes at the Colorado Marathon over the weekend. C1C Andrea Almodovar took first place among women, and C3C Andrew Schaeffer, C2C Cristian Montelongo and C3C Andrew Aderhold finished 5-6-7 in the men's competition.


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