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Class of 1979


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Class of 1979 - Key Data

  • Appointed:1464 on Monday, June 30, 1975
  • Graduated:900 on Wednesday, May 30, 1979
  • Commissions:
  • USAF-883
  • US Army-6
  • US Navy-3
  • US Marine Corps-2
  • Foreign-1
  • Not commissioned-5
  • Graduation Speaker:
  • General Lew Allen, Jr., Chief of Staff US Air Force
  • Presented Commissions:
  • General Lew Allen, Jr., Chief of Staff US Air Force
  • Presented Diplomas:
  • General Lew Allen, Jr., Chief of Staff US Air Force
  • Cadet Wing Commanders:
  • Stephen M. Dickson (Fall) David M. Rhodes (Spring)
  • Scholarships:
  • All-Americans (sports):
  • Class Officers:
  • President: Michael F. Van Hoomissen; Scribe: Mike "Trash" Ashley
Heraldry:

Class Motto: Mighty Fine

THE AMERICAN FLAGSymbolizes the country which we have all sworn toprotect and serve.

THE CADET CHAPELRepresents guidance to the class, high moral standards, and a strong sense of ethical leadership.

THE MOUNTAINSRepresent the obstacles which the Class of 1979 will face and the strength of each member ofthe class.

"TOUCHED THE FACE OF GOD"Recognizes our anxious anticipation of the mystery and majesty of flight.

THE AIRCRAFTRepresent the new frontiers which will protect the nation's freedom and the ever increasingtechnology of out times.