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AOG and Air Force Academy Foundation
APRIL 29, 2022
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Firstie Departure
The Association of Graduates hosted Firstie Departure April 28 in the Arnold Hall Ballroom to provide the soon-to-be second lieutenants with a variety of information including details on how to stay connected to the graduate community.

Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Richard M. Clark '86 and the Class of 2022 are honored to announce the 28th Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin III, will be the commencement speaker for the Class of 2022 Graduation Ceremony on May 25, 2022. ►
Don't miss your chance to attend our 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.

• MAY 2: The AOG is hosting another Cadet Car Check at Doolittle Hall. ►

With a passion for university honors programs and seeing cadets thrive in the classroom, John Martinson '70 has made a $10 million commitment to the Academy Scholars Program. It's the largest philanthropic gift supporting academics in Air Force Academy history.

• Lt. Col. Wesley Spurlock '04 and Dr. Hila Levy '08 appointed to the U.S. Air Force Academy Board of Visitors. ►

• Lt. Col. Dominic Calderon '05 among airmen awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for rescue and evacuation of 153 U.S. citizens and Afghans from Kabul. ►

• Robert Lee '10 spoke to 60 Minutes about cybersecurity. ►
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Chapel Update
Restoration and preservation of the U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel will cost an additional $60 million and be delayed roughly 2 1/2 years, the Academy announced. The reason is additional asbestos abatement.

Cadets collaborate in B-52 Bomber ejection seat redesign. ►

A new award was unveiled at the annual Dean's Research Awards Ceremony, and the Air Force's top research officer encouraged cadets to never give up their fight for innovation. ►

Air Force Academy, Air University partnership shows growth 2 years after agreement signed. ►

Cadets visit Cannon AFB, experience operational Air Force. ►

The Air Force Academy was crowned the winner of the National Security Agency (NSA)'s NSA Cyber Exercise (NCX). ►

Air Force Academy's Computer and Cyber Sciences Department recognized as 'National Center of Academic Excellence.'

Nebraska teen accepted by all five U.S. military academies, and chooses... ►

Read more in the quarterly Air Force Academy news update. ►
National Security Strategic Studies Partnership

The spring forum of the donor-funded National Security Strategic Studies Partnership focused on national security-related research by cadets and students at three Colorado higher education institutions. ►

• A life of many passions —
Fred Zeitz '78. ►

Air Force athletics and head hockey coach Frank Serratore have agreed to a new three-year contract through 2025. ►

Women's basketball coach Chris Gobrecht, recently named Mountain West Coach of the Year, has agreed to a new three-year contract. ►
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Jim Nance
James Nance '71 respectfully offers his professional services to individuals, classes and organizations in heritage-based sculpture and military memorials. Classically trained and recipient of numerous awards, Jim is proficient in portrait bust, full figure, bas-relief, plaque/crest design and large-scale bronze aircraft. He has successfully completed many bronze projects at the USAF Academy and other locations in the USA. ►

COS Airport

Colorado Springs Airport is Colorado's small airport which means we offer small lines, small walks to gates, and small waits, but big options on flights. ►

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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