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AOG and Air Force Academy Foundation
SEPTEMBER 16, 2022
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Academic Success

Air Force Academy ranked 18th among national liberal arts colleges, 3rd among top public schools and 6th (tied) in the best undergraduate engineering programs category in the 2022-2023 U.S. News & World Report "Best Colleges" report.

Commanders Classic

Join us in Arlington, Texas, Nov. 4-5 for the 2022 Commanders' Classic (Air Force vs. Army) football game. The fun includes a Friday Falcon Fan happy hour extravaganza and an exciting Saturday game-day tailgate! #BeatArmy

Join us for food, games, giveaways and tailgate fun at every Falcons home football game this season! The next home game on Friday, Sept. 23. ►

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

Longtime AOG volunteer Air Force Master Sgt. (Ret.) Charlie Dye passed away on Aug. 27. For over 10 years, Charlie volunteered for USAFA tours, reunion activities, and wherever an extra hand was needed. He will be missed.

• DEADLINE APPROACHING! Looking to serve the Long Blue Line and shape the direction of our alumni association? Nominations are open until Oct. 3 for USAFA grads interested in serving on the Association of Graduates board of directors. Learn more and submit a nomination, please visit ►
Election Nominations

Kyle Westmoreland '14 earned his first PGA TOUR card in dramatic fashion, becoming the first Air Force Academy grad to do so.

• Dan Oosterhous '93, Air Force Academy tennis coach, survives stroke and uses his resilient attitude to thrive. ►

Academy recognizes three new permanent professors, Beth Makros '98, Justin Joffrion '98 and Judson Dressler '05. Click photos for more details. ►

• Col. Nathan Aysta '99 introduced as 148th Fighter Wing's new leader. ►

• Christy Kinsey '09 is still soaring, as Air Force pilot amputee continues amazing journey. ►

• Jennifer Walters '11 encourages us to remember 9/11 for those who no longer can. ►

• The Academy held a wreath-laying ceremony leading up to POW/MIA Recognition Day today. ►

• The Cadet Wing conducted a
9/11 Remembrance Ceremony last week. ►
Cadets earn summer research awards. ►

• Parents' Weekend celebrates family support. ►

Cadets benefit from Academy-led concussion research. ►

Air Force creates Special Warfare programs for ROTC, USAFA cadets. ►

Air Force 'Legends' tour AF Academy, discuss leadership and teamwork with cadets. ►

Suicide prevention program encourages all to 'connect to protect'. ►

Thousands of grads and their families have returned to the Academy for their class reunions this month. Keep those memories going on social media by sharing your reunion pics using your class hashtag (#USAFA plus class year, ex. #USAFA1959).

• Air Force's 75th birthday is Sunday, Sept. 18. For the occasion, we're looking for 75+ grads and cadets to send in a quick video birthday message to celebrate! Submit yours online before Sunday!

Help purchase gear and equipment for the USAFA lifting team through our new Falcon Funder crowdfunding project.

• Air Force football rolls to 41-10 win over Colorado. ►

The Falcons travel to play at Wyoming tonight. ►

• Air Force men's water polo downs Navy in triple overtime. ►

Jim Bowman, longtime USAFA athletic department leader, passes away. ►
True Blue Businesses Wings Over the Rockies USAA

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." ►
Flying Horse Pennica Residence Inn The Avenue
The Summit The Whiskey Baron Wingate Hotel COS Airport
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