Here's the latest Air Force Academy and grad news!
AOG and Air Force Academy Foundation
MAY 13, 2022
Firstie Fountain Dive
Graduation for the Class of 2022 is fast approaching. As the firsties completed their last final, many took a dive into the Air Garden pools. Enjoy scenes from this year's craziness, set to celebratory music.

• Cadet Fourth Class Ryong Adams has died after tragically suffering a head injury in a skateboarding accident. Our thoughts are with his family in this difficult time. ►

Community celebrates planetarium reopening. ►

The U.S. Air Force Academy took home first place in the 53rd annual Sandhurst competition at the U.S. Military Academy. ►

Academy celebrates the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen. ►

A leading space expert at the U.S. Air Force Academy was sworn into the Space Force April 29, making him the first Space Force officer to be a permanent professor at the school. Col. Luke Sauter '02, head of the Department of Astronautics, said that the Academy is integral to the Space Force.

• Dr. Randy Gibb '86 named provost of Grand Canyon University. ►

The 502nd Air Base Wing and Joint Base San Antonio welcomed Brig. Gen Russell D. Driggers '95 as the new commander May 3. ►

• Tom Whitney '10 graduated from the United States Air Force Academy the same year he turned pro, but golf took a back seat as he served on active duty. ►
Space Day

Air Force Academy cadets enrolled in Astro 351 (Rocket Propulsion) learned about space deterrence, economics and policy from Tory Bruno, president and CEO of United Launch Alliance (ULA), on May 6 (which also happened to be National Space Day in 2022).

• Hot off the press:
Air Force Academy Foundation online 2021 Annual Report.

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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 June 20-24, 2022, honoring all past Service Academy Rangers.


Air Force announces ninth athletics hall of fame class. ►

• Jordan Jackson drafted in sixth round by New Orleans Saints. ►

The Air Force men's and women's rugby teams are playing at the USA Rugby 7s Collegiate Championships in Atlanta this weekend. ►
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Jim Nance

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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