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AOG and Air Force Academy Foundation
NOVEMBER 23, 2022
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USAFA Superintendent Lt. Gen. Richard Clark '86 recently sat down with Heather Uberuaga '99 for a wide-ranging conversation on topics of great significance. In this second segment, Lt. Gen. Clark and Ms. Uberuaga discuss honor, sexual assault and harassment prevention, and more. Look for additional video from their conversation ahead.

In this Thanksgiving week, we thank all of you — graduates, parents, cadets and friends — for the tremendous support you have given the Air Force Academy, the Association of Graduates and the Air Force Academy Foundation this past year.
A new HH-3E static display has joined the iconic B-52 display and Air Warrior Combat Memorial near USAFA's North Gate, thanks to the leadership of Max James '64, the Class of 1981's support and many other generous donors. A dedication ceremony was held Nov. 12.

C-17 pilot Capt. Rhea McFarland '17 became the first Black woman to be awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross in a ceremony at Joint Base Charleston this week. ►

• Lt. Col. Beate Cox '83 had no idea what lay ahead when she entered the Air Force Academy. Now, she's still serving the community and highly recommends a military career to young people. ►

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

• Kyle Westmoreland '14 happy on PGA Tour. ►

2nd Lt. Samantha Williamson '21 and her family are members of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. She's currently far from home studying medicine and aiming to fulfill her life's purpose to care for her community. ►

When Artemis 1 launched this week, a handful of USAFA cadets, faculty and staff members were keenly interested. They conducted important research on behalf of NASA to ensure the safety of astronauts on future missions to the moon.

• Cadet 1st Class James Landy has been selected for a highly competitive Rhodes scholarship, a fully funded postgraduate program at the University of Oxford in England. ►

Family, colleagues mourn Air Force Academy officer killed. ►

UPCOMING AOG BOARD ELECTION: Membership in the AOG is required to vote in the 2023 election. Graduates who are not yet members who want to vote in the board election have until Dec. 16 to join the AOG. Please help us reach out to non-member grads and let them know they can now join the AOG at no cost and vote in the upcoming board election.

• KNOW EXTRAORDINARY GRADS? Nominations are open for the Sullenberger Award for Courage and Distinguished Graduate Award. ►

• Graduate Dependent Scholarships — Applications open Dec. 1! The Board of Directors of the Association of Graduates is pleased to once again offer Graduate Dependent Scholarships. These scholarships are annual awards of not less than $500 and are intended to directly support postsecondary education for the children of AOG graduate members. ►
Giving Tuesday

• Mark your calendar to participate in the 10th annual GivingTuesday Nov. 29! Your gift to the Air Force Academy on that day can help define the future of a premier Academy and cadet experience.


Air Force football sent seniors off with 24-12 win over CSU. ►

Air Force men's cross country captured the program's best national finish in 55 years, placing seventh at the NCAA Cross Country Championships. ►
If you served in Thailand and are interested in learning more about a return trip to Thailand for veterans through the Greatest Generations Foundation, please contact JC John Miller '69. Some slots have opened up for the summer trip. ►
True Blue Businesses Wings Over the Rockies USAA
Jim Nance

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. ►

Roger Hill

When buying or selling real estate, you need a broker you can trust. Contact Roger Hill '70, a graduate with 44 years of experience, to be your ethical agent (email


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