Season Six

Heritage Minute with host Lt. Col. (Ret.) Steve Simon '77 is back! Catch all the new episodes here and shared on social media.

Heritage Minute series

There are plenty of reminders of the rich heritage and history of the United States Air Force Academy scattered throughout its 18,500-acre installation.

Whether it’s a statue honoring a war hero, a static display of historic aircraft or a collection of important memorabilia, these reminders help tell the story of USAFA and the big Air Force through the decades.

One key mission of the Association of Graduates is to highlight some of those things that make the Academy the special place that it is.

As a result, the AOG launched its Heritage Minute video series on Sept. 11, 2018, appropriately featuring the 9/11 Memorial on the Terrazzo. Each video typically features a historic site or display found somewhere on the Academy campus.

The host of the video series is none other than Lt. Col. (Ret.) Steve Simon, Class of 1977, special projects officer of the AOG. Simon is the AOG’s history and heritage guru and will provide insight into each featured locale.

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