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Air Force Academy will rename building for ’64 grad

The Air Force Academy will honor Class of 1964 Distinguished Graduate Col. (Ret.) Frederick Gregory by renaming a building “Gregory Hall” after the distinguished Airman and NASA astronaut .... | April 16, 2021

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs to be Air Force Academy Class of 2021 commencement speaker

Gen. Mark A. Milley will be the commencement speaker for the Class of 2021 Graduation Ceremony on May 26, 2021 ... | April 12, 2021

Commandant of Cadets Announcement

Brig. Gen. Paul D. Moga '95 will be assigned as commandant of cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy ... | April 8, 2021

Founders Day 2021

Watch a special video presentation starting at 10 a.m. MDT ... | April 1, 2021

Heritage Minute: Lowry AFB (Founders Day Special)

In honor of our weeklong Founders Day celebration, Steve Simon '77 is taking us back to where it all began — Lowry Air Force Base. Discover the history behind the Air Force Academy's original home, and see what still remains of the former base, in this special episode of Heritage Minute! | March 31, 2021

Founders Day: His Sijan Story

During this Founders Day week, we highlight USAFA's only Medal of Honor recipient, Lance P. Sijan '65. Col. (Ret.) Jimmie Butler recounts his personal Vietnam experience that included the attempted rescue of Sijan after his F-4C airplane was downed on Nov. 9, 1967. | March 30, 2021

Founders Day Introductory Video

67 years ago this Thursday, the United States Air Force Academy was founded with the stroke of President Dwight Eisenhower's pen. Since that day, more than 50,000 graduates of USAFA have gone on to do great things in the Air Force, Space Force and beyond ... | March 29, 2021

Founders Day 2021 Preview

We invite you to join us for a whole week of videos celebrating the Academy's heritage from March 29 - April 1, 2021 ... | March 25, 2021

Checkpoints at 50

The publication has evolved through the years into an award-winning magazine that keeps the graduate community, cadets and friends connected ... | March 18, 2021

Air Force 2021 football schedule announced

Air Force's schedule features six home games, including the season opener against Lafayette Saturday, Sept. 4, on Parents' Weekend at the Academy ... | March 5, 2021

Heritage Minute - USAFA Ski Tow

Did you know that there was an attempt in the early 1960s to create a neighborhood ski area on the Air Force Academy grounds? ... | March 4, 2021

NCLS focuses on one’s warrior ethos

The 28th annual National Character and Leadership Symposium was conducted virtually Feb. 24-26 ... | February 26, 2021

Heritage Minute - Falcon Stadium Heritage: Phase I

In this episode of Heritage Minute with Steve Simon '77, we take a look at the first phase of the signage project at Falcon Stadium ... | February 18, 2021

Grads Help with Cadet Fieldhouse Vaccinations

USAFA grads were on hand as volunteers to help coordinate the traffic flow of people arriving at the Cadet Fieldhouse to get a shot ... | February 17, 2021

Heritage Minute - Husted, CO

Before there was an Air Force Academy, the 18,500 acres that hosts USAFA had a few settlements ... | February 11, 2021

Election Underway!

The 2021 Association of Graduates Election will be conducted from February 8, 2021 through noon MST March 22, 2021 ... | February 8, 2021

Heritage Minute - Cathedral Rock

Cathedral Rock is best known for the Doolie-year milestone "Run to the Rock" ... | February 4, 2021

AOG Board Statement

AOG Board responds to question posed about 6 January attack on Capitol... | February 1, 2021

Air Force Academy Superintendent Directed Honor Review

Lt. Gen. Richard Clark '86 has directed a complete review of the Academy’s Honor Program, the first in several years ... | January 29, 2021

A morale boost during the "Dark Ages!"

Thanks to a generous donation from Pepsi, and coordination from the Air Force Academy Foundation and the Association of Graduates, a huge delivery of snacks and drinks was shipped to the Cadet Wing this week ... | January 29, 2021

Heritage Minute - F-100 Super Sabre

In this week's episode of Heritage Minute with Steve Simon '77, we explore the amazing history behind the North American F-100 Super Sabre ... | January 29, 2021

Academy leaders discuss importance of warrior ethos, preparing cadets for unknown conflict

A conversation broadcast to cadets at the Air Force Academy featured top officials at the school discussing the balance between a warrior mindset and the unpredictable nature of warfare ... | January 22, 2021

Heritage Minute - C-49J Crash Site

In this week's episode of Heritage Minute with Steve Simon '77, we hike to the top of Blodgett Peak to discover a C-49J crash site ... | January 21, 2021

Academy cadets start semester online, in classrooms

Despite the challenges presented by the pandemic, Brig. Gen. Linell Letendre '96, the Academy's dean, said she's excited for cadets, staff and faculty as they start the semester and new calendar year ... | January 16, 2021

Leading the Way

Messages from the AOG Board and USAFA Superintendent... | January 15, 2021

KAFA-FM 50th Anniversary

In this week's Heritage Minute video, Steve Simon '77 brings you inside the history of the radio station's founding as we celebrate the 50th anniversary ... | January 14, 2021

COVID surveillance testing, safety measures in place for cadets after holiday break

Thousands of cadets traveled back to the Air Force Academy in phases after leaving the school in December for a holiday break ... | January 10, 2021

Heritage Minute - Cadet Field House Mural

This 40' tall by 300' wide work of art is one of the largest permanently hung murals the world! ... | January 7, 2021

Looking Back on 2020 — and Ahead in the New Year!

2020 sure brought a lot of unexpected changes, and we're looking forward to a new year ... | January 6, 2021

Commanders Classic

The Lockheed Martin Commanders' Classic will feature the Air Force-Army football games in November 2021 and 2022 at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. Air Force-Navy football game to move to 20th anniversary of 9/11 ... | January 1, 2021

End-of-Year Giving Guide

The End-of-Year Giving Guide online provides information on deadlines and requirements for most giving options ... | December 21, 2020

Coat Drive Delivery

Employees of the Association of Graduates and Air Force Academy Foundation, along with the Rampart AOG Chapter, donated 75 coats, a number of boots and hats and mittens to local elementary schools during this holiday season ... | December 16, 2020

2020 December Graduation and Commissioning Ceremony

The late December Graduation and Commissioning Ceremony was held in Polaris Hall ... | December 14, 2020

It's Army Week (Again!)

Air Force returns to action Dec. 19 at Army with the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy on the line. Gear up for the game with our Army Week page! ... | December 13, 2020

Heritage Minute - Clune Arena

This week's episode of Heritage Minute takes a look at the history of Clune Arena. The facility is home to Air Force basketball, volleyball, wrestling and the annual Wing Open boxing championships! | December 10, 2020

Checkpoints Online

In December's issue of Checkpoints Online, learn learn how the Pandemic Math Team is working daily to keep cadets, faculty and staff safe ... | Decmeber 7, 2020

2020 Distinguished Graduate Honorees

The United States Air Force Academy and the Association of Graduates are proud to announce the Distinguished Graduate honorees for 2020. Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jay Kelley '64, Mr. Hugh Williamson III '64, Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Ron Sega '74 and Col. (Ret.) Gail Benjamin Colvin '80 are this year's honorees ... | December 4, 2020

Heritage Minute - Cadet Fieldhouse

Heritage Minute is back! And Steve Simon '77 is exploring the history behind the Air Force Academy's Cadet Field House ... | December 3, 2020

Air Force doctor killed in vehicle accident in United Arab Emirates

The Department of Defense announced the death of an airman supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. Capt. (Dr.) Kelliann Leli '12 died Nov. 27 in a non-combat related vehicle incident at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates ... | December 2, 2020

GivingTuesday

Your #GivingTuesday support makes a difference ... | December 1, 2020

Holiday Shopping

Free shipping, free gifts and more from Black Friday through Cyber Monday ... | November 27, 2020

Cadet Wing Morale Project

The 10th Force Support Squadron partnered with the Air Force Academy Foundation and the AOG to sponsor 40 large, squadron-based care packages to provide every cadet with needed non-perishable food, holiday decorations, games, drinks and more. This week, several volunteers from each organization gathered to put together the care packages for each squadron ... | November 24, 2020

Air Force Academy’s contact tracing program proves vital

To combat the recent COVID surge in Colorado, Academy leadership has implemented two rounds of 100% testing of the Cadet Wing ... | November 23, 2020

USAFA Board of Visitors convenes virtually

Brig. Gen. (Ret.) David Ehrhart ’75 was elected the new chairman of the Board. Col. (Ret.) Doug Lengenfelder ’79 was elected as vice chair ... | November 18, 2020

Space leaders come together to grapple with workforce challenges

Leaders from the Space Force, Space Command, Department of Defense, education and defense industry gathered at Doolittle Hall for a wide-ranging discussion about workforce development needs for the emerging space and cyber career fields ... | November 15, 2020

Support for Cadets

The Cadet Wing has asked for help given current pandemic restrictions. We've setup a resource where the USAFA family can provide support by writing letters of encouragement and raising funds to supply care packages for each cadet squadron ... | November 11, 2020

Air Force at Wyoming football game canceled

The Air Force at Wyoming football game scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 14, is canceled, due an upward trend of COVID-19 cases ... | November 9, 2020

Air Force at Army football game postponed

Air Force's football game at Army scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 7, at 11:30 a.m. ET is postponed due to upward trends of COVID-19 cases ... | November 5, 2020

Football fan cutouts honor fallen grads, help fill stadium left empty by pandemic

The fallen grads’ cutouts are part of a program launched in September by the athletic department ... | November 3, 2020

Distinguished Service Award Goes to AOG Board Member

A former volunteer faculty member will receive the school's Distinguished Service Award. Lt. Col. (Ret.) Garry Dudley '68 is scheduled to receive the award at a later date ... | October 30, 2020

Falcon Foundation leadership shifts from Kelley to Lorenz

After 10 years as president of the Falcon Foundation, Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jay Kelley ’64 has passed the baton to newly elected President Gen. (Ret.) Steve Lorenz ’73 ... | October 27, 2020

Flying team builds character through dynamic competition

The Air Force Academy Precision Flying Team exists to create officers and pilots of character through flying training and competition at the national level ... | October 19, 2020

Academy creates more operations-focused opportunities

Academy has created a new position to help further develop cadets into future rated Air Force officers ... | October 13, 2020

Air Garden work progresses

Representatives from the three classes that have contributed to the restoration of the USAFA Air Garden toured the project ... | October 7, 2020

Air Force sinks Navy 40-7

Air Force football opens up the season with a dominating win ... | October 3, 2020

Silveria Named Executive Director of the Bush School Washington, DC, Teaching Site

Lt. Gen. Silveria '85 appointed as Executive Director of the recently established Bush School of Government and Public Service ... | September 29, 2020

Mountain West football season to begin Oct. 24

The Mountain West Conference approved plans to resume football. Air Force first hosts Navy Oct. 3 ... | September 25, 2020

Next of Kin Memorial Ceremony

Let's Do This

Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria ’85 relinquished command of the United States Air Force Academy to incoming Superintendent Lt. Gen. Richard M. Clark ’86 in a socially distanced ceremony at Falcon Stadium ... | September 24, 2020

Live: Change of Command Ceremony

Watch as Lt. Gen. Richard Clark '86 assumes command as the 21st Superintendent of the United States Air Force Academy and we bid farewell to Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria '85 ... | September 23, 2020

McKinneys proud to include USAFA in family story

There are family stories that get better with each telling and are passed down from generation to generation like an inheritance ... | September 16, 2020

Air Force to host Navy, Oct. 3, at 4 p.m. in Falcon Stadium

Air Force is scheduled to play the second leg of the CIC competition at Army Saturday, Nov. 7 ... | September 14, 2020

Checkpoints Online

In September's issue of Checkpoints Online, learn more about military training instructors who have joined the USAFA team to help standardize training techniques and improve drill and ceremony, proper uniform presentation and more ... | September 10, 2020

AOG donation assists local nonprofit

AOG facilities personnel delivered 300 chairs to the Springs Rescue Mission ... | September 9, 2020

Nova: USAFA's New Falcon Mascot!

Her acquisition was made possible by donors, especially the Class of 1995 and the Class of 2019 Spirit Mission Committee, through a crowdfunding campaign last fall ... | September 3, 2020

Ryan Ring Recovery

Call it a USAFA miracle, because there’s no other way to describe it ... | August 31, 2020

Progress to renovate, restore Cadet Chapel is ongoing today

The $158 million project aims to fix structural damage to eliminate a longstanding leakage problem after years of ineffective smaller repair efforts ... | August 24, 2020

New All Academy Challenge Record

Thanks to 2,264 donors, we broke our previous records for number of alumni participating, percentage of alumni participating (4.7%) and money raised ($519,311)! ... | August 21, 2020

Warthog pilot receives 2020 Jabara Award

This year’s Colonel James Jabara Award went to A-10C Thunderbolt II pilot Capt. Alexander Boules '15. He took part in a heated nighttime airstrike to rescue Afghan special operators trapped by the Taliban ... | August 20, 2020

Opportunity to serve your AOG Board

Candidate information for the 2021 Association of Graduates Board of Directors election: Deadline October 1st for nomination submission ... | August 18, 2020

Academy supt caps off 35-year AF career with ‘final flight’

A final flight is a tradition for superintendents ... | August 14, 2020

Health, safety are top priorities as cadets begin academic year

School is again in session at the Air Force Academy with more than 4,000 cadets back in class ... | August 12, 2020

AOG's 55th Anniversary

Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Thomas Moorman established the Association of Graduates on August 12, 1965 ... | August 12, 2020

Acceptance Day: Class of 2024

The Class of 2024 was accepted into the USAFA Cadet Wing on Aug. 10, 2020, during the annual Acceptance Day Parade ... | August 10, 2020

Mountain West Postpones 2020 Fall Sports

The health and safety of our cadet-athletes, coaches, staff and community has been and will continue to be our top priority ... | August 10, 2020

Cadets return to Academy under strict safety guidelines

The Air Force Academy welcomed the entire Cadet Wing back from summer break and leaders at all levels at the school continue to prioritize the health and safety of cadets, faculty and staff ... | August 7, 2020

Mountain West Announces Revised Plan for 2020 Fall Sports

The Mountain West Board of Directors agreed on an adjusted 2020 fall sports structure for football, women's soccer, women's volleyball and men's and women's cross country ... | August 5, 2020

8 former cadets now officers with July 30 graduation ceremony

The Class of 2020 grew to 975 graduates when eight new second lieutenants were added to the school's alumni roster ... | August 1, 2020

Gen. John K. Gerhart Fellowship

The Gen. John K. Gerhart Fellowship is a two-year study program funded by the U.S. Air Force Academy Association of Graduates for the benefit of USAF Academy graduates every year. This year's recipient is 2nd Lt. Lauren Benedict '20 ... | July 28, 2020

Cadets to Return to Academy for Fall Semester

The safety of cadets, staff and the entire USAFA community, as well as the Colorado Springs community, remains the number one priority ... | July 23, 2020

Academy releases stats on Class of 2024

Forty-five men and 24 women are sons and daughters of USAFA graduates ... | July 21, 2020

Grad March Back

Watch the video on how to participate in this virtual event ... | July 16, 2020

Letter from the Superintendent

Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria '85 sent a letter this week addressing a range of recent topics including COVID-19, social injustice, Academy actions to improve inclusion and reaction to a video from the athletic department ... | July 14, 2020

USAFA Recognizes Class of 2020 Top Graduate

Lt. Zack Bailey '20 was also recognized as the Outstanding Cadet in Mechanical Engineering, the Outstanding Cadet in Engineering and the Outstanding Cadet in Academic Performance. Lt Bailey is a recipient of the Marshall Scholarship and is on his way to King’s College London in the fall ... | July 13, 2020

Prep School Assumption of Command

Col Melissa Youderian '98 is the new commander of USAFA Preparatory School ... | July 7, 2020

Superintendent Nomination

Lt. Gen. Richard Clark '86 nominated to be next Academy superintendent ... | July 2, 2020

Action Beyond the Conversation Video

On the day our nation celebrated Juneteenth, commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, the Way of Life Alumni Group hosted an online gathering to facilitate a frank conversation about racial injustice in the nation and our Air Force ... | July 2, 2020

Colorado Springs couple includes AOG in their will

We are extremely grateful to the Ryan family for including the AOG in their estate plan ... | June 30, 2020

Inprocessing Day

Photos and video from the incoming Class of 2024 ... | June 25, 2020

Meet the New Falcon Mascot

To help purchase the new mascot, a late 2019 crowdfunding project, Honoring Aurora, raised more than $21,000 from 192 donors, especially members of the Class of 1995 and from the Class of 2019 Spirit Mission ... | June 23, 2020

Long Blue Line Guide

The updated Long Blue Line Guide is now online. Get to know your Association of Graduates and the Air Force Academy Foundation and the people behind the programs designed to support graduates, cadets, parents and Academy friends! ... | June 18, 2020

Lakenheath F-15 pilot killed in sea crash identified

1st Lt. Kenneth "Kage" Allen '17 died Monday after his F-15C crashed in the North Sea east of the United Kingdom ... | June 16, 2020

Van Ovost nominated to be next head of AMC

Lt. Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost '88 has been nominated to receive her fourth star and be the next head of Air Mobility Command ... | June 9, 2020

‘Join me’: A commentary from the Air Force Academy superintendent

As an institution of higher learning, dialogue on societal issues must be a priority at this Academy ... | June 3, 2020

Dialogue on Race

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein '83 and Chief Master Sgt. Kaleth O. Wright hosted a dialogue on race in a Facebook Town Hall ... | June 3, 2020

Update: AF Academy extends public health emergency, continues to reopen

The Air Force Academy prolonged its public health emergency until Aug. 18 ... | May 29, 2020

Academy’s new Vice Superintendent

The Air Force recently selected Col. Otis Jones '95 to be the Air Force Academy’s next vice superintendent ... | May 28, 2020

Women of USAFA

40 years ago today, the '80s Ladies became the first female USAFA cadets to graduate from this esteemed institution. They paved the way for future female leaders to excel in the Air Force and beyond ... | May 28, 2020

USAFA cadet runs 50 miles for Memorial Day

An Air Force cadet took on a huge challenge to honor her fallen brothers and sisters in arms this Memorial Day ... | May 25, 2020

Remembering fallen soldiers

Every Memorial Day, retired Air Force Colonel Mark Roland makes the difficult trip to his son's grave in Arlington National Cemetery, but not this year because of coronavirus travel restrictions ... | May 24, 2020

New CEO of United Airlines is a 1989 grad

Scott Kirby '89 is the new CEO of United Airlines. He's a proud Air Force Academy graduate and has spent his entire career in and around aviation ... | May 20, 2020

As retirement nears, Goldfein readies Air Force for long struggle against coronavirus

As Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Dave Goldfein '83 nears retirement he faces one of the trickiest challenges of his career ... | May 20, 2020

Heritage Minute Season Three

In the Season 3 premiere of Heritage Minute with Steve Simon '77, we explore the history behind Falcon Stadium ... | May 19, 2020

One Team, One Fight

A Message to the U.S. Service Academy Alumni Communities ... | May 15, 2020

FalconSAT-8 Ready to Catch a Ride

When the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle launches, the hard work of Academy cadets ... | May 15, 2020

AOG Conducts Historic Board Meeting

For the first time ever, the AOG held a quarterly Board of Directors meeting entirely via video conference ... | May 8, 2020

Graduation 2020: Joint Message

We are extremely proud of the Long Blue Line, especially during the last few months ... | April 24, 2020

Class of 2020 Graduation

View photos, watch video replay and learn more about the newest members of the Long Blue Line ... | April 18, 2020

Unified and steadfast in our commitment to the Academy

Here are some highlights of initiatives that are having a positive impact... | April 2, 2020

Class of 2020 graduation date moves up

Family, friends, and the public will be able to live stream the entirety of the April 18th event... | April 1, 2020

Hille appointed president, COO of Foundation

Mark Hille's appointment marks a strategic shift ... | March 31, 2020

Letter from the Superintendent

We have mourned the loss of two of our First-Class cadets here on our campus... | March 30, 2020

Help USAFA Family Businesses

Many are struggling right now due to the global pandemic. Here's how you can help ... | March 24, 2020

COVID-19 Response

Amid these uncertain times, please know that our support and concern for you, as well as the cadets and the Academy, is unwavering... | March 23, 2020

Official business only: Air Force Academy limits base access

In response to the continued threat posed by the spread of COVID-19, USAFA leadership has elected to limit... | March 20, 2020

Adjusting to the New Normal

The majority of cadets were released, but the Class of 2020 remains... | March 18, 2020

Air Force Academy to begin early release of cadets

The goal of this action is to maximize the chances of graduating our senior class on time... | March 13, 2020

After cancer diagnosis, Air Force national champion boxer begins new fight

Sean Chieves, a champion boxer and Air Force Academy cadet battling cancer ... | March 6, 2020

Coronavirus Update

Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) continues to spread and is an increasing force health protection threat worldwide ... | March 4, 2020

Updating our Alma Mater

Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Gen. David L. Goldfein ’83 publicly announced a change to the third verse ... | February 27, 2020

2020 Air Force football schedule announced

The Falcons host six home games, including visits by defending conference champion Boise State, service academy rival Navy, MW West Division champion Hawaii and in-state rival Colorado State ... | February 27, 2020

CASE recognizes AOG Communications Department

The Communications Department for the USAFA Association of Graduates was recognized as one of the region’s best ... | February 27, 2020

2020 NCLS focuses on the human condition, diversity

Thousands of cadets and graduates, staff members, community members, military personnel and visiting university students took part in the 27th annual National Character and Leadership Symposium (NCLS) ... | February 21, 2020

BOV hears updates on a range of USAFA matters

The Board of Visitors gathered for a day-long meeting at the United States Air Force Academy on Wednesday, Feb. 19 ... | February 20, 2020

Academy, NHL release statement on NHL Stadium Series game

Unfortunately, several factors the day of the game came together to cause even greater than expected traffic delays ... | February 16, 2020

Honoring the Past, Securing the Future

Air Force Academy celebrates Black History Month ... | February 13, 2020

Special ops pilot, astronaut receive 2019 Jabara Award

The 2019 Colonel James Jabara Award went to Col. Nick Hague and Maj. Caitlin Reilly in a ceremony at the staff tower in front of several thousand cadets, Feb. 7 ... | February 10, 2020

Former AOG leader passes away

Lt. Col. (Ret.) Richard “Dick” Coppock ’61 served as the AOG president and CEO from 1983-1999 ... | February 5, 2020

USAFA Prep School inducts Shell 77 pilot, Capt. ‘Tori’ Pinckney, as 2020 Exemplar

This year’s class of cadet candidates selected Pinckney '08 because she was a leader of the people and always valued service before self ... | January 28, 2020

To the Moon and Beyond: USAFA grad joins Artemis astronaut generation

Air Force Col. Raja Chari ’99 is officially a member of the newest class of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) astronauts ... | January 11, 2020


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