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OCTOBER 27, 2022
Commanders Classic

Today is the LAST DAY to register for the Commanders' Classic Weekend activities in Arlington, Texas! Air Force plays Army Nov. 5 for the coveted Commander-in-Chief's Trophy. You don't want to miss this!

UPCOMING AOG BOARD ELECTION: Membership in the AOG is required to vote in the 2023 election. Graduates who are not yet members have until Dec. 16 to join so they can vote. 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. More info to come. ►
CASE Awards

Our communications team was recently notified by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) that it had received several awards.


Dr. Heather Wilson '82, president of the University of Texas-El Paso, draws on personal experience in building inclusive vision.

Check out this interview with Joseph Oder '89, executive director of the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center. ►

• Lt. Gen. Kevin Kennedy '90 took command of 16th Air Force (Air Forces Cyber) in July and is making his first trips to the wings in the numbered Air Force. ►

• Brig. Gen. Paul R. Birch '96, 36th Wing commander, faces blazing questions over spicy food in this video from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. ►

2nd Lt. Jonathan Soferr '22 writes how his father's experience in the Israeli Defense Force shaped his sense of service to country. ►

The Early Path to Wings program is opening doors for cadet candidates at the U.S. Air Force Academy Prep School, specifically doors to the cockpit.

12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year visit the Academy. ►

VIDEO: Cadets hone airmanship skills, learn to operate RPAs. ►

VIDEO: Listen in on cadet pop-punk band Mitch's Choice. ►

A new crowdfunding project supporting USAFA Women's Club Soccer will help with tournament fees, travel, uniforms and more.


Jim Bowman, who served in the Air Force athletic department for nearly 50 years, passed away Aug. 20. His impact on the Academy, the Air Force and the nation was profound. Last week, Falcon football players honored this legend — an honorary AOG member — by wearing "BO" stickers on their helmets.

Air Force Athletics launches new "Captains of Captains” program. ►

• Air Force basketball 2003-04 team inducted into Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame. ►

• Air Force men's tennis to wrap up fall season at Service Academy Challenge this weekend. ►

• Air Force women's soccer to play Colorado College Tigers in City For Champions Cup. ►

• GETTING SOCIAL: If you can't join us in Texas for the big football game on Nov. 5, make sure to check in online for a game day chat on Twitter with fellow grads and fans using hashtags #GoAirForce #BeatArmy — and follow us on social media for additional coverage! ►
The Wall
Did you know the more than 58,000 Americans killed in 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 is interested in connecting with USAFA graduates in attendance. ►
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: In the last issue, we linked to an awesome video from Sam Eckholm '18 on what it's like to fly the CV-22 Osprey. We failed to mention that grads Tony Belviso '11 and Jay Zala '18 are also highlighted in the video. Sorry about that! ►
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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