Here's the latest Air Force Academy and grad news!
AOG and Air Force Academy Foundation
SEPTEMBER 30, 2022
Top Cover
Visitor Center

The U.S. Air Force Academy's new visitor center near the North Gate was named for Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Bradley C. Hosmer '59, a man of many firsts at the Academy, thanks to a generous gift from Jerry '70 and Pam Bruni. ►

• VIEW PHOTOS from today's dedication and cornerstone ceremony at USAFA. ►

In our latest issue of Checkpoints, learn more about the Combat Survival Training program, celebrate 75 years of the Air Force and more! Online you'll also find bonus articles and feature videos.

Play Space Video
Play Fly Like a Girl Video
AOG ELECTION: The Oct. 3 deadline for board submissions is days away. Don't miss out on the opportunity! ►
Election Nominations

A $2.5 million donation for the Academy's baseball program will help transform the fan experience at Falcon Field. The Erdle family made the gift in honor and remembrance of Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Philip J. Erdle. Their generosity will be recognized on the field during Saturday's football game against Navy. Thank you, Erdle family!

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! ►

Vegas bound? The Las Vegas AOG Chapter is holding a tailgate party prior to the Air Force-UNLV football game Oct. 15. ►

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. ►

Gen. (Ret.) Mark A. Welsh '76 receives the Sijan Service Award honoring the memory and legacy of a hero.

• Brig. Gen. Tracy Smith '94 discusses the USAF at 75, as ANG Commanders of the Pacific reflect on their path to leadership and shared mission challenges. ►

• Col. Phillip Mallory '98 assumed command of the Hawaii Air National Guard's 154th Wing from Brig. Gen. Dann Carlson '89 Sept. 11, after completing an in-flight change of command ceremony. ►

• Col. Angela Ochoa '01 spoke about her career as the commanding officer for the Little Rock Air Force Base. ►

• Tristan Trager '22 is scoring on the soccer field and looking forward to service ahead. ►
Combatives courses

Cadets must take 10 physical education classes, including two classes in combatives. Combatives has been around the Academy since it was established, and the skills taught reach far beyond the hand-to-hand combat skills they practice on the mats.

Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Richard M. Clark '86 addressed recent news coverage of USAFA's diversity and inclusion training in a letter to the Long Blue Line this week. ►

Tackling space missions for more than six decades. ►

From cadet to guardian, a Space Force perspective. ►

USSPACECOM senior leader speaks to U.S. Air Force Academy cadets about defending the space domain. ►
Saturday, Oct. 1, 10 a.m. MT
Falcon Stadium
Television: CBS

If you can't be in Falcon Stadium for the big football game, cheer with grads and fellow fans online using hashtags #GoAirForce #SinkNavy on Twitter for an Air Force game chat! ►
• U.S. Air Force Academy statement on self-reported case, negotiated resolution with NCAA. ►

Air Force football to host Army at Empower Field at Mile High in 2023. ►

• Air Force boxing set to host Navy tonight. ►

The annual Air Force vs Navy rugby match-up for the Lt. Col. Kevin Shea '89 Memorial Rugby Cup is tonight in Glendale, Colorado. ►

• Air Force golf is top service academy at the inaugural Folds of Honor collegiate tournament. ►

America's military schools are training a generation of leaders — and college wrestlers. ►
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. ►
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
If you have difficulty viewing this page, you can always catch the most recent ZoomiEnews at:
Facebook Instagram LinkedIn Twitter ZoomieLink

Association of Graduates
3116 Academy Drive | USAF Academy, CO 80840
(719) 472-0300 | |

Your Subscription Preferences | Privacy Policy