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September 30, 2021
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Suicide Prevention Month Academy Tackles Suicide Prevention
The Academy's Violence Prevention Office staff works to treat all wounds by fostering resiliency and giving cadets, faculty and staff tools to guard against suicidal thoughts. Last month, the 10th Medical Group opened a second mental health clinic inside Sijan Hall. Watch messages to the grad community on this subject from our CEO and the USAFA Superintendent.


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


Doolittle Hall AOG Seeking Graduate for Executive Vice President
The Air Force Academy Association of Graduates is searching for an executive vice president (EVP) to join the team in Doolittle Hall. Interested individuals can learn more by reviewing the job description. Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references to hr@aogusafa.org. Application submissions are encouraged before Monday, Oct. 4, 2021.

Air Force Academy Foundation

Shwedo Institute for Future Conflict Readying Cadets for New Approaches to Conflict
How do we better prepare cadets for warfare of the future? That was the question Dr. Paul Kaminski '64 approached Academy leadership with in 2016. Through donor funding and industry professionals like Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Bradford Shwedo '87 coming together, the Institute for Future Conflict was born and cadets are joining the fight.

IFC, Security Experts Highlight Cybersecurity During Online Panel


Drum and Bugle Help Cadet Drum and Bugle Corps Go To Ireland
The Cadet Drum and Bugle Corps has been entertaining the Cadet Wing and people around the world for 50 years. The Air Force Academy Foundation has launched a crowdfunding project to help cadets travel to Ireland and perform in the 2023 St. Patrick's Day Parade. All money raised will go to travel and operational costs.


Fleischer Video: Watch Guest Speakers at Campaign Kick-off in D.C.
Ari Fleischer, former White House Press Secretary, and Lt. Gen. Richard Clark '86, 21st Superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy, addressed the crowd at the public launch of the Defining Our Future campaign in support of the U.S. Air Force Academy at The View of DC on Sept. 10.

Grads in the News

Hanushek World's Highest Education Accolade
Professor Eric Hanushek '65 has been awarded the 2021 Yidan Prize for Educational Research in recognition of ground-breaking work addressing a crucial piece of the education puzzle: improving quality of education and outcomes for learners at scale.


ASC Space Force Achievements, Plans, Challenges Ahead
To illustrate the kind of person the U.S. Space Force needs and seeks, the Chief of Space Operations highlighted three new guardians — each of whom is a recent graduate of the Air Force Academy. Watch for more coverage ahead of grads featured at the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference.


Howard Living Life in the Moment
Robert Morris University president and Rhodes Scholar Chris Howard '91 learned self-mastery and how to navigate different worlds at an early age.


Multi-Domain Lab Academy Expands Capabilities, Capacity with Multi-Domain Lab
The Air Force Academy's top military and strategic studies expert said the school's new multi-domain laboratory will give cadets a clear and accurate view of battle operations.


Security Security Pros Highlight Challenges, Opportunities of Conflict in Modern IT Battlefield
Technology is a boon for U.S. defense but its exploitation by adversaries fans discontent, misinformation and security challenges, three national security experts told Air Force Academy cadets on Sept. 17.

From the Bleachers

Hall of Fame Air Force Inducts Eighth Athletics Hall of Fame Class
Otis Jones '95, Terry Maki '87, Robin Orth '96, Laura Simmons-Bergstrom '94, Randy Spetman '76 and the 2004 men's basketball team were honored.


Football Falcons Handle Florida Atlantic 31-7
Following a heartbreaking conference loss to Utah State a week ago, Air Force was boosted by a resounding team effort last Saturday night, beating Florida Atlantic 31-7.

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