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AOG and Air Force Academy Foundation
JULY 7, 2022
DG Dinner and Marchback
July 22 is going to be an amazing day for the USAFA community that you won't want to miss!

The registration deadline has been extended, but this is the last call to sign up for the Jacks Valley Grad March Back that morning and/or the evening's Distinguished Graduate Dinner.

• Calling all past USAFA Philmont Rangers! 2022 is the 50th Anniversary of the USAFA Ranger program, and the Philmont Staff Association is hosting a reunion July 20-24, 2022, honoring all past Service Academy Rangers. ►

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

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! ►

1Day1USAFA will be an opportunity for the entire Air Force Academy community — graduates, parents, families and friends — to unite in support of the cadets at USAFA. The first day of giving in support of the Academy will be Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. Save the date or make an early commitment now at ►

The much-anticipated modernization of Falcon Stadium will impact more than the athletes who play football and lacrosse there. Its impact will extend well beyond a passionate athletics fanbase and even beyond the annual celebration of 1,000 cadets graduating on the field. ►
Prep School

Col. Michael Cornelius, a 1996 graduate of the Prep School and a 2000 graduate of the Academy, takes over the duties of the Prep School's top officer from Col. Melissa Youderian '98, who moves over to the Academy's behavioral sciences and leadership department to teach cadets the leadership 200 course. ►
The military offers women unique challenges and opportunities, says U.S. Transportation Command commander Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost '88.

• Maj. Gen. Kevin Kennedy '90 confirmed as Air Force cyber boss. ►

• Col. Justin Spears '98 officially takes the helm of the 49th Wing stationed at Holloman Air Force Base, the nation's third-largest U.S. Air Force installation. Outgoing commander Col. Ryan Keeney '97 is being promoted to brigadier general and being reassigned to a base in South Korea. ►

The 32,000 American airmen in 3rd Air Force have a new boss, as Maj. Gen. Derek France '92 takes over from Lt. Gen. Randall Reed '89, who becomes second in charge at Air Mobility Command at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois and puts on a third star. ►

• Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Geraghty '97 returns to Eglin Air Force Base as the new commander of the 96th Test Wing. ►

• Capt. Daniel Reynolds '17 is the first Space Force guardian to graduate from the Army's Sapper Leader Course for combat engineers. ►

Leading 'Team 10': Col. Christopher Leonard '97 reports on his first year as commander of the 10th Air Base Wing. ►
July 4
On July 4, Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Michael Gould '76, CEO of the Association of Graduates and the Air Force Academy Foundation, spoke to the basic cadets in the Arnold Hall Theater about their legacy class and how Independence Day now holds a different meaning because they are no longer civilians. ►
Academy's annual field lab prepares civil engineering majors to serve anytime and anywhere. ►

Yokota Air Base hosts Operation Air Force cadets. ►

• USAFA Cadets Kamryn Olkowski and Mayra Quintana look back on their summer with the D'Aniello Institute for Veteran and Military Families. ►

Like father, like daughter. The Air Force Academy is just one thing C1C Maddie Fischer and her dad have in common. ►

Air Force freshman Bryce Lentz captured the gold medal in the 3000-meter steeplechase at the USATF Under-20 Outdoor Championships. ►

• Air Force tops Mountain West, service academies in final Learfield Cup Standings. ►
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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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