Happy Founders Day! Here's the latest Air Force Academy and grad news!
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APRIL 1, 2022
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Founders Day Video
On April 1, 1954, President Dwight Eisenhower signed Public Law 325, the legislation that established the United States Air Force Academy. The date came to be known as Founders Day and is celebrated as the Academy's official anniversary.

Watch our Founders Day 2022 video bridging the USAFA generation gap and follow us online for more coverage today.

Gen Scott Funeral
Lt. Gen Winfield W. "Skip" Scott Jr., the 10th superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy from 1983-1987, was laid to rest with military honors at the Academy Cemetery on March 29. ►

• He "will be sorely missed by all who knew him, but his legacy is secure and will endure for generations to come," said Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Mike Gould '76, CEO of the AOG and Air Force Academy Foundation. ►
• Researchers at the Air Force Academy and the service's Office of Scientific Research say an experimental rocket launch will help the Air Force design air and space craft better able to withstand heat and turbulence at hypersonic speeds. ►

Air Force Magazine explores some of the lessons that cadets could learn at the Academy's 2022 National Character and Leadership Symposium. ►

• CHECKPOINTS VIDEO: The Honor Code has guided cadet behavior for decades. Hear from the cadets involved in the honor system today in this feature video from the latest issue of Checkpoints Online focused on honor. ►

Col. (Ret.) Gail Benjamin Colvin '80, director of staff at the U.S. Air Force Academy, recently spoke about the accomplishments of women across the military and being one of the school's first women to walk across its graduation stage. ►

• Throughout Women's History Month, we shared many incredible USAFA grad accomplishments and stories. ►
• Robert Strickland, Jr. '80 is a luminary in aviation. For over 30 years, he has led the Human Factors and Pilot Development department at United that is focused on how pilots' emotional and psychological state affects their performance. ►

From the Navajo Nation to the National Guard Bureau, Col. Lawrence Yazzie '00 has quite a story and mission. ►

A routine mission brought two siblings together (Jack Miller '13 and Macy Miller '18) thousands of miles from each of their duty stations. ►

• Dr. George Nield '72, a former associate administrator for the Federal Aviation Administration Office of Commercial Space Transportation, was onboard for Blue Origin's fourth successful space tourism mission. ►

Three 1979 Air Force Academy grads (Korky von Kessel, Omar Bradley and Joel Maynard) opened a new indoor skydiving facility that will provide cadet training. ►

• CHECKPOINTS VIDEO: Mark Zablotny '71 does his part to nurture bee population. ►
Membership for All Grads
Excited for the Final Four? We've got our own class competition brackets going with the Membership for All Graduates Tournament Challenge! Rally your classmates who haven't joined the AOG yet to advance in the tournament. Membership is now free and comes with many benefits like access to our award-winning alumni magazine, career and transition services, reunions, events and much more! Check out who's made our final four. ►

Since their first visit to the Academy in the mid-1980s, Col. Joseph and Dorothy Donnelley Moller demonstrated their commitment to and belief in USAFA. Decades after their passing, the Moller Trust Fund continues to impact cadets and every part of the Academy. ►
You can now support the USAFA mission
through Venmo @SupportUSAFA

The remarkable junior season of Air Force distance runner C2C Sam Gilman continued as he was named the Mountain West Male Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Year. ►

• Tickets are on sale now for the 2022 Lockheed Martin Commanders' Classic Presented by USAA.
Take advantage of the Association of Graduates' largest career conference on May 5-6, 2022, hosted in Washington, D.C. Discover new businesses and employment opportunities after your service in the military. Whether you are exploring your options, retired or getting ready to transition, Service Academy Career Conference (SACC) is the great place to start.

It's an Air Force take-over of Topgolf! Join the Air Force family for a night of Falcon fun to celebrate our True Blue Business community at Topgolf Colorado Springs on Saturday, April 30. ►
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Viterbi School of Engineering
The University of Southern California, Viterbi School of Engineering is consistently ranked amongst the top 3 best online graduate computer science programs for veterans and top 5 best online graduate engineering programs for veterans — across 40+ programs (U.S. News and World Report, 2022). USC Viterbi supports U.S. veterans and active duty service members through a variety of military benefits including scholarships, an unlimited number of Yellow Ribbon awards to eligible candidates, and an application fee waiver. No GRE required — learn more today!


The Bremont USAFA Graduate Watch is exclusively for USAFA graduates. Each design features the Academy Crest, Prop and Wings, and "The Long Blue Line."

Rick Broome is one of the most notable aviation and space artists in the world today. His work captures the spirit and wonder of flight from commercial to military aircraft, and from the dawn of aviation to the most advanced aircraft today.
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