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AOG and Air Force Academy Foundation
OCTOBER 14, 2022
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Cadet Chapel

The three-year anniversary of the Cadet Chapel's closure is fast approaching, and restoration work continues inside the fabric enclosure.

Commanders Classic

Join us in Arlington, Texas, Nov. 4-5 as Air Force plays Army for the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy. Help us bring the hardware home! The fun includes a Friday Falcon Fan happy hour extravaganza, an exciting Saturday game-day tailgate, and so much more! #BeatArmy

Join us for food, games, giveaways and tailgate fun as the Falcons host Boise State Oct 22. ►

SACC• Service Academy Career Conference provides top-tier employment and academic opportunities to U.S. service academy graduates. Join us in Dallas, Texas, on Oct. 27-28. ►

Col. Kristen Thompson '01, Commander, 55th Wing, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, played soccer at the Academy and recently got the chance to connect with cadets as she hosted our women's soccer team.

Guam geologist John Jenson '75 receives the Order of the Chamorri Award. ►

Former Air Force Chief of Staff David Goldfein '83 learns about impact of after-school tutoring and mentoring centers. ►

Former FAA Administrator Daniel Elwell '83 tells students to find a mentor and seize the day. ►

Chris Didier '91 recently returned to the Academy and spoke with cadets about his 17-year-old son who tragically died from fentanyl poisoning. ►

Capt. Molly Dunkelberger '15 is Goodfellow AFB's first ANP. ►

Awesome video alert! Watch Sam Eckholm '18's cool video on what it's like to fly the CV-22 Osprey — a special ops tiltrotor aircraft. ►

Total Force Airmen from Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, flew a C-5M Super Galaxy to Peterson Space Force Base for outreach events with cadets, USAFA Preparatory School and local families. The female-dominated, diverse crew included three Academy alumni. ►

Senior Master Sgt. Patrick Hunt, an enlisted faculty member at the U.S. Air Force Academy, speaks about teaching Air Force Academy cadets.

NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty's visit to Academy is a 'chair raising' experience for cadets. ►

RED HORSE squadron constructs new dining facility in Jacks Valley. ►

C3C Kelsey Monaghan-Bergson and C3C Thomas Blalock share their vision for an Astro Psychiatric Artificial Intelligence project. ►

Help USAFA women's club hockey expand and compete. Your support will help pay for uniforms, league fees, referee costs and travel for league games.

Learn more on the Falcon Funder crowdfunding site. ►
Air Force
• Air Force Athletics is now accepting nominations for the Hall of Fame class of 2023. ►

• Air Force Athletics now accepting seat commitments for the East Club at Falcon Stadium. ►

Air Force football plays at UNLV Saturday night (TV: CBS Sports Network). ►
Foggy Fall

Last week we captured some incredible visuals from a foggy fall day at the Academy.

Follow us on Instagram for more every season! ►
• 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. ►

• Did you know the more than 58,000 Americans killed or missing from the Vietnam War will have their names read aloud over 65 hours leading up to a Veterans Day observance at The Wall in Washington, D.C.? Checkpoints magazine will have a team there to document the 40th anniversary of The Wall and would be interested in connecting with USAFA graduates who may be in attendance. ►

GETTING SOCIAL: If you've traveled to watch Air Force play, what's your favorite away game destination or experience? On Saturday, the Falcons play in Las Vegas, and a couple of weeks later will battle Army in Texas for the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy. You don't want to miss that — it might be your new favorite! You can also email your answer.
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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. Jim is proficient in portrait bust, full figure, bas-relief, plaque/crest design and large-scale bronze aircraft. ►

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." ►
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