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AOG and Air Force Academy Foundation
JULY 21, 2022
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Be a part of our first-ever day of giving, 1Day1USAFA, on August 3. Join thousands of other graduates, parents, families and friends who are defining the future of the Academy, its programs and cadets. Learn more, share the information with your network or make an early commitment now, all at

A new white paper, titled "No-Fail Mission: Global Adversaries Actively Exploit National Vulnerabilities," articulates the need for the Institute for Future Conflict at USAFA. ►

At readiness hearing, Air Force calls to retire old aircraft, Space Force asks for advanced training. ►
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Don't miss the LIVE STREAM of the Distinguished Graduate Award Dinner on Friday evening at 6:00 p.m. MDT! ►

For additional coverage of Friday's graduate march back and to learn more about our distinguished graduates in the days ahead.
Join us in San Diego Aug. 25-26 for the Service Academy Career Conference. Data from previous conferences show that over 50% of attendees can expect to get an interview and/or job offer based on their interactions at SACC! ►

Heading to AirVenture in Oshkosh? Let us know when and why you're attending, so the AOG can possibly connect with you. Email ►

Brig. Gen. Otis C. Jones '95 became the new commander of the 86th Airlift Wing (largest Air Force wing in Europe and Africa) and pledged his very best to the 8,000 airmen now in his command. His last assignment was as vice superintendent at the Air Force Academy. ►
• Col. (Ret.) Michael B. Black '85 joins AFCEA as vice president for defense. ►

• Brig. Gen. William Freeman '96 takes command of Air War College. ►

• Col. Christopher Meeker '00 takes charge of 88th Air Base Wing. ►

• Col. Matthew Johnston '01 assumes control of the 56th Operations Group. ►

• Lt. Col. Randall Gibbs '03 welcomed as new commander of 908th Civil Engineer Squadron. ►

• Lt. Col. Gresham '07 now leading the 716th Test Squadron. ►

Earlier this summer, USAFA cadets interested in engineering careers spent some time at FERL (Field Engineering and Readiness Laboratory) learning how to build, repair and plan projects. One day, however, was set aside to study how explosives damage structures.

Check out this video from that explosive lesson! ►
Basic training started July 8 for more than 200 potential prep school cadet candidates. ►

• Operation Air Force builds future leaders. ►

Academy illuminates impact of interstellar mission. ►
• 2nd Lt. Michelle Roca '22 named Mountain West female scholar-athlete of the year. ►

• Calhoun, Blackmon, Roberts representing Air Force at conference media days. ►

• C1C Carter Murphy earns NABC Honors Court recognition. ►

• We just passed 10K followers on Instagram! With our award-winning photography and teams of WebGuy cameras following cadets throughout the year, we're a must-follow if you want to stay updated on Academy activities and see how amazing it is here every day!

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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. ►


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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