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AOG and Air Force Academy Foundation
AUGUST 19, 2022
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Survey Results

You have spoken — and we're listening! We conducted a comprehensive survey of USAFA graduates earlier this year and are developing our new strategic plan with the insights received. Thank you to all who participated!

Forged In Blue

Forged in Blue: The connection between the Air Force Academy Class of 2024 and its Legacy Class of 1974 grew stronger as donated rings were melted down to be added to rings being made for the second-class cadets.

Looking to serve the Long Blue Line and shape the direction of our alumni association? Nominations are open to USAFA grads interested in serving on the Association of Graduates board of directors. Deadline to nominate is Oct. 3. To learn more about the desired attributes of candidates and submit a nomination, please visit ►
Election Nominations

Five cadets received their degrees last week during a small graduation ceremony after they completed their final requirements. Four of the new officers commissioned into the Air Force while one is now a Space Force Guardian.

• Chuck Delich '77 named hockey volunteer coach for Air Force hockey. Delich holds or is tied for 14 Academy records and is still the top goal scorer in NCAA history. ►

• D.J. Vanas '93 offers 8 pieces of wisdom from Native American culture to live a good life. ►

• Col. Jonathan Graham '99 takes command of 58th Special Operations Wing. ►

• Col. Bryan M. Bailey '01 took the helm of the 911th Airlift Wing. ►

• Maj. Joshua Smith '10 assumes command of 586th Flight Test Squadron, Detachment 1. ►
Election Nominations
Acceptance Day

The Class of 2024 held their Commitment Dinner last week. Once the cadets return to the Academy for their second class year, they incur the financial or active-duty commitment for their education if they depart the Academy prior to graduation. Members of their Legacy Class of 1974 were invited to celebrate!

Several cadets and a faculty member were recognized for their individual and team efforts in support of the U.S. Air Force Academy's diversity, equity and inclusion programs. ►

Taking place over Labor Day weekend, Parents' Weekend 2022 offers plenty of activities for parents, families and guests. This guide and helpful tips ensure families enjoy the weekend and make the most of their annual visit. ►
We are joining forces with the Department of Athletics to elevate the pregame experience at all home Air Force football games. Come tailgate with us at any home game this season.


Watch the Next of Kin Virtual Memorial Ceremony today at noon MT. This ceremony honors all United States Air Force Academy graduates and cadets who have passed away within the last year. ►

Last call for USAFA grads to attend a service academy career conference with more than 100 company and university employers on Aug. 25-26 in San Diego. ►

Join us Aug. 31 to hear from a panel of USAFA grads who chose to pursue a Masters in Business Administration as part of advancing their careers. ►

Parents, come meet the team covering your cadet year-round at the WebGuy Social on Sept. 1. ►

Attitude and Other Stories by Linda Nagata is the One Book, One USAFA selection for the Class of 2026. Donor support helped purchase the books.

• Air Force football to honor Space Force with Air Power Legacy Series uniforms. ►

• Athletic Director Nathan Pine named to NCAA baseball committee. ►

• Air Force pair set for U.S. Gymnastics Championships. ►
True Blue Businesses Wings Over the Rockies USAA

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. ►


The Bremont USAFA Graduate Watch is exclusively for USAFA graduates. Each design features the Academy Crest, Prop and Wings, and "The Long Blue Line." ►
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The Summit The Whiskey Baron Wingate Hotel COS Airport
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