USAFA Board of Visitors Meets July 17, 2024

The U.S. Air Force Academy Board of Visitors met on July 17 at the Falcon Club.

Member Notification Colorado State Law

As required by Colorado state law, the Association of Graduates has provided a list of AOG graduate member names and physical mailing addresses to two requesting parties. The names and physical mailing addresses of all members are among the records provided to the requesting parties.

USAFA Distinguished Graduates Announced

The United States Air Force Academy and the Association of Graduates are proud to announce Mr. Terrence “Terry” O’Donnell, Class of 1966, and Lt. Gen. (Ret.) John D. Hopper Jr., Class of 1969, as 2024 Class of Distinguished Graduates.

Karl Falk '98 - Boldly Leading and Succeeding

Join Karl and Long Blue Leadership host, Naviere Walkewicz '99, for a conversation about boldness, the nuanced human spirit and the path to success as a leader.

Galactic Guides

Virgin Galactic pilots Lt. Col. (Ret.) Mike Masucci '85 and Lt. Col. (Ret.) Kelly Latimer '87 are transporting paying customers to space. Checkpoints catches up with them ahead of their first mission together.

Rapid Pace of Change Needed — CSAF Gen. David Allvin '86

A conversation with Gen. David Allvin ’86, the sixth USAFA graduate to serve as Air Force chief of staff. He is responsible for ensuring 689,000 active-duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian personnel have the needed training and equipment to accomplish their missions.

Col. (Ret.) Kim "KC" Campbell '97 - Facing Fear, Leading with Courage

A-10 Warthog pilot and combat veteran, Col. (Ret.) Kim “KC” Campbell ’97, recounts an incident over Baghdad leading her to make a decision that changed her life then and informs how she leads to this day.

Maj. Nathan Dial '10 - Talking "The Talk," Walking the Leadership Walk

Third-generation warrior, RC-135 pilot, and thought leader, Maj. Nathan Dial ’10, describes his connection to USAFA, his bond with the cadets and how the leadership lessons he learned fuel his drive to serve and support the Long Blue Line.

Alison '15 and Paul '16 Yang - 5 Things that Make Great Leaders

What are the top five characteristics great leaders share? Academy graduates, Alison ’15 and Paul ’16 Yang, discuss that answer — and more!

Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Bradford J. Shwedo '87 - 21st Century Conflict: Accelerate Change and Win

Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Bradford J. Shwedo ’87, uniquely suited to his calling, explains how he leverages lessons from the past to equip present-day warriors to dominate future warfare.

NCLS 2024 Special Coverage

The Long Blue Leadership team was in attendance at the 2024 National Character and Leadership Symposium and interviewed several NCLS speakers.

Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Dana Born '83 - Leadership is Personal

To influence for good, character paired with strong leadership skills is paramount. Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Dana Born '83 brings the two together in Ep. 8 of Long Blue Leadership.

Association of Graduates and Air Force Academy Foundation Boards Name Hille CEO and Gould Executive Vice Chair

The boards of the nonprofit Association of Graduates and Air Force Academy Foundation announced the naming of Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Mike Gould, USAFA Class of 1976, as executive vice chair and Mark Hille, USAFA Class of 1997, as CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2024.

Board of Visitors Hears USAFA Updates

The U.S. Air Force Academy Board of Visitors met on Aug. 24

Col. Amy Glisson takes command of 10th Air Base Wing

The Air Force Academy thanked one USAFA graduate while welcoming another during a change of command ceremony July 6 at the 10th Air Base Wing headquarters.

The Day the Academy's Doors Opened

In early 1963, Academy officials settled a matter that had lingered for nearly a decade.

Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Heather Pringle - An Officer, a Mother and a Leader

Gen. Pringle discusses her experiences as a cadet, including unique firsts. and she highlights the challenges she faced in her career and the lessons she learned.

USAFA Distinguished Graduate honorees announced

Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Hans Mueh '66, Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Susan Desjardins '80 and Gen. (Ret.) David Goldfein '83 ...

USAFA Class of 2023 celebrates commissioning, commencement

Mostly overcast skies and an occasional drizzle couldn’t dampen the excitement at Falcon Stadium Thursday as 921 freshly-minted second lieutenants celebrated commissioning into the U.S. military during the Class of 2023 graduation ceremony.

Serving the next generation

Three USAFA Cadets C3C Ethan Stroup, C3C Tri Nugroho and C2C Jordan Allen recently provided a digital literacy lesson to middle schoolers at Monument Academy East.

Firstie Departure provides resources for Class of ’23

Before leaving the Air Force Academy as freshly-minted second lieutenants, Class of 2023 cadets got a sendoff that offered resources that may prove helpful as the soon-to-be officers begin their careers.

Chapel renovation hits milestone

The final piece of the iconic aluminum exterior of the USAFA Cadet Chapel ...

Popovich gets Hall call

Gregg Popovich ’70 has been selected for induction into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame ...

President presents Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy to Falcons

President Joe Biden presented the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy to the Falcon football team this afternoon (April 28, 2023) at the White House.

Academy Cadet named a Truman Scholar

USAFA Cadet 2nd Class Isobel Dernlan, Class of 2024, has been named one of 62 Truman Scholars by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation Board of Trustees.

Space Exploration

Cadets enjoy chance to learn from industry leaders

2023 Special Election

The AOG will host a special election April 10-April 24, 2023, for one elected spot on the AOG Board of Directors.... | April 5, 2023

What Unites Us

Commentary by Col. (Ret.) Will Gunn '80 ... | March 21, 2023

USAFA Distinguished Graduate honorees announced

Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Hans Mueh '66, Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Susan Desjardins '80 and Gen. (Ret.) David Goldfein '83 ... | March 20, 2023

Election Results

The Board and the AOG staff sincerely thank all of the voting members for their active role in their Association of Graduates ... | March 9, 2023

Anticipating the Future Fight

USAFA graduates serve as presenters at annual symposium ... | March 8, 2023

A graduate, entrepreneur motivates future female leaders

Jen Griswold '10’s message to cadets is to be their true selves and never stop believing in their abilities ... | February 27, 2023

Reimagining Leadership

NCLS dispenses character and leadership lessons to thousands of attendees ... | February 24, 2023

Stakeholder Membership Update

Your Association is focused on becoming present and, most importantly, relevant in the lives of USAFA graduates, cadets and cadet parents ... | February 7, 2023

Falcon Stadium ready for modernization

The east side of Falcon Stadium at the U.S. Air Force Academy is officially a construction site ... | January 24, 2023

Donors Give a Record $51.7 Million in Support of U.S. Air Force Academy Mission

Donors made 2022 a record year of philanthropic support for the United States Air Force Academy ... | January 19, 2023

Air Force Overwhelms Baylor In 30-15 Win At Armed Forces Bowl

Air Force finishes the football season with a 10-3 record plus the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy and bowl victory ... | December 22, 2022

Statement from the Association of Graduates Board of Directors on the Conviction of Lt. Col. (Ret.) Larry Brock ’89

December 16, 2022

Board of Visitors gathers valuable insights on USAFA’s priorities

The Board of Visitors for the United States Air Force Academy met Tuesday (Dec. 6) in Washington, D.C., and virtually to review the overall health of the institution ... | December 6, 2022

Local AOG Chapter and Affinity Group Leaders Gather in Dallas

The AOG hosted chapter and affinity group leaders at its annual Chapter and Affinity Group Conference ... | November 3, 2022

Academy Honors Valued Volunteer

Col. (Ret.) Robert Munson '73 was honored with USAFA's 2021 Distinguished Service Award ... | November 3, 2022

CASE Awards Announced

The AOG and Air Force Academy Foundation communications team was recently notified that it had received several awards ... | October 17, 2022

Cadet Chapel Renovations Progressing

The three-year anniversary of the Cadet Chapel’s closure is fast approaching, and restoration work continues inside the fabric enclosure ... | October 14, 2022

Katie Willemarck named CFO

Katie Willemarck, CPA, will join the Association of Graduates and Air Force Academy Foundation as their first joint chief financial officer ... | October 7, 2022

New Visitor Center Named

New Academy Visitor Center named for Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Bradley C. Hosmer '59. Exhibits to be funded by gift from Jerry '70 and Pam Bruni ... | September 30, 2022

A Message from the Superintendent

Lt. Gen. Richard M. Clark '86 addresses recent news coverage ... | September 27, 2022

$2.5M gift a home run for Falcon baseball

The donation in support of the Academy's baseball program will help transform the fan experience at Falcon Field ... | September 22, 2022

Checkpoints Online

Learn more about the Combat Survival Training program, celebrate 75 years of the Air Force and more ... | September 19, 2022

Highly ranked

Academy Astro, Aero Engineering programs ranked top in U.S. ... | September 15, 2022

AOG volunteer passes away

Longtime AOG volunteer Air Force Master Sgt. (Ret.) Charlie Virgil Dye passed away on Aug. 27 ... | September 12, 2022

Here and Now

Maj. Jennifer Walters '11 shares her 9/11 memories and asks us to remember for those who no longer can ... | September 11, 2022

Jim Bowman, Longtime USAFA Athletic Department Leader, Passes Away

His impact on the Academy, the Air Force and the nation was profound ... | September 7, 2022

Air Force legends interact with Cadet Wing

USAFA cadets recently learned leadership lessons from several Air Force legends ... | September 2, 2022

Forged In Blue

Ring melt links classes separated by 50 years ... | August 12, 2022

Graduate Survey Results

You have spoken — and we're listening! We conducted a comprehensive survey of USAFA graduates earlier this year and are developing our new strategic plan with the insights received ... | August 9, 2022

TrueNorth Commons Groundbreaking

TrueNorth Commons will be the new home of the Academy Visitor Center, a hotel, an office complex and retail and restaurant options for the booming north side of Colorado Springs ... | July 25, 2022

Distinguished Graduate Award Dinner

Col. (Ret.) Leonard "Lucky" Ekman '63, Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Gene Lupia '67 and Dr. William Wecker '63 were honored ... | July 22, 2022

Inprocessing: Class of 2026

The adventure begins for more than 1,000 basic cadets as they experience Inprocessing Day and the beginning of basic cadet training at the Air Force Academy ... | June 24, 2022

Class of 2022 Graduation

Congratulations to the Class of 2022. Welcome to the Long Blue Line ... | May 25, 2022

Academy celebrates first Space Force permanent professor

Col. Luke Sauter ’02 raised his right hand and recited the Oath of Office, becoming the first Space Force permanent professor at the Air Force Academy nearly two and a half years after the Space Force was created ... | May 2, 2022

Firstie Departure

The AOG provided the soon-to-be second lieutenants with a variety of information including details on how to stay connected to the graduate community ... | April 29, 2022

Learning to better support parents of cadets

The annual Parent Club President Conference was conducted at Polaris Hall at USAFA April 7-8 ... | April 14, 2022

USAFA rolls out the welcome mat for Elon Musk

Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, was the 2022 Ira C. Eaker Distinguished Lecture on National Defense Policy speaker ... | April 12, 2022

A Life Well Lived

The United States Air Force Academy and the Air Force lost a giant when Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Winfield W. “Skip” Scott Jr. passed away ... | March 29, 2022

Membership for All Grads Tournament Challenge

How are your NCAA basketball brackets doing? We've got our own class competition brackets going. Rally your classmates who haven't joined the AOG yet, and advance in the tournament! | March 17, 2022

Checkpoints Online

Checkpoints does a deep-dive into the current status of honor ... | March, 16, 2022

Annual NCLS offers deep dive on ethics, human dignity

USAFA’s 29th annual National Character and Leadership Symposium offered cadets, alumni and community members a hybrid in-person and virtual event focusing on the theme of Ethics and Respect for Human Dignity ... | March 1, 2022

Coming Soon: Graduate Survey

Watch your email inbox for an important survey of all USAFA graduates. Your feedback will help inform how the AOG can be more relevant and valuable in your life ... | February 9, 2022

USAFA Distinguished Graduate honorees announced

Col. (Ret.) Leonard “Lucky” Ekman ’63, Dr. William Wecker ’63 and Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Eugene Lupia ’67 ... | January 20, 2022

C-17 pilot selected for Sullenberger Award for Courage

Lt. Col. Alexander Pelbath '01 is the first-ever recipient of the Sullenberger Award for Courage ... | January 19, 2022

Transforming the Association of Graduates Together

A letter from Mark Hille ’97, President ... | January 4, 2022

Membership for All Grads

Thanks to the enduring support of generous members over the past six decades, the AOG is now able to extend membership to all graduates ... | January 3, 2022

Air Force Wins First Responder Bowl, 31-28, Over Louisville

The Falcons finished the 2021 season with a 10-3 record, reaching double-digit wins for the ninth time in program history ... December 28, 2021

Air Force Academy grad embraces new NASA role, future of spaceflight

Kelvin Manning '81 was named deputy director at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center ... | December 22, 2021

Checkpoints — December 2021

Learn about USAFA grads who helped lead the non-combatant evacuation operation during the final days of the Afghanistan War, the restoration of the Air Garden to its original glory and more ... | December 13, 2021

Giving Tuesday

You can choose from over 300 active funds to align your passion with specific Academy needs ... | November 30, 2021

Welcome to Our New Joint President

Mark Hille ’97 will serve as president of both the Association of Graduates and Air Force Academy Foundation ... | November 16, 2021

What does Veterans Day mean to you?

We asked some USAFA grads to share their thoughts on this day ... | November 11, 2021

Service for a lifetime

Marty Marcolongo '88 has joined the fight against human trafficking, as he now serves as the COO for an international anti-trafficking organization ... | November 10, 2021

Space Force detachment opens at Academy with high-altitude celebration

Guardians at the Air Force Academy hiked to the top of Eagles Peak Nov. 5 to celebrate the activation of the first Space Force unit authorized at the school ... | November 8, 2021

Air Garden sprouts anew thanks to donors

The $7.1 million restoration of the USAFA Air Garden was officially dedicated on Oct. 23, 2021. The planning for the project began in 2015, and construction has been underway since 2020 ... | October 28, 2021

Van Ovost becomes 14th commander of U.S. Transportation Command

Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost '88 took command of U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), becoming the first female officer to lead the global combatant command ... | October 15, 2021

USAFA renames civil engineering building

The Col. Arthur G. Witters Civil Engineering Building was named in memory of the first civil engineer at USAFA and one of the primary designers of the campus ... | October 14, 2021

Classes celebrate Air Warrior Combat Memorial

And after 10 years of dedication and relentless fundraising, the Class of ’71’s 50th reunion legacy gift, the Air Warrior Combat Memorial, featuring a bronze statue of Olds, a replica of an F-4 Phantom II fighter bomber, and walls commemorating the history of air combat is finished. Watch dedication ceremony ... | October 6, 2021

Academy names learning center after ’64 grad, astronaut

A research hub for Air Force Academy cadets was named after Air Force pilot and astronaut Frederick Gregory '64 ... | September 20, 2021

Air Force Earns 23-3 Road Win At Navy

Aided by a historic defensive performance and key special teams plays, Air Force football (2-0) overtook Navy (0-2), 23-3, in the opening leg of the 50th Commander-In-Chief's trophy competition Saturday afternoon at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md. The game was played on the 20th anniversary of 9/11/2001 ... | September 11, 2021

Defining Our Future

Find out how you can be part of the Academy's largest ever campaign and help define the institution's future ... | September 10, 2021

Falcons open season with 35-14 win

Quarterback Haaziq Daniels and wide receiver Micah Davis led Air Force to a 35-14 win over Lafayette in the opening game of the 2021 season, Saturday, Sept. 4, at Falcon Stadium ... | September 4, 2021

Chapters, parent clubs gather at USAFA

It was the first time since the start of the global pandemic that the groups were able to gather in person at the Academy ... | September 3, 2021

Next of Kin Memorial Ceremony

This ceremony will honor all United States Air Force Academy graduates and cadets who have passed away within the last year ... | August 26, 2021

Groundbreaking for a ‘gamechanger’

Academy leaders, notable USAFA graduates, donors and construction leaders gathered on Stillman Field to conduct the groundbreaking ceremony for the planned Madera Cyber Innovation Center. When finished, the center will provide 45,000-square-feet of space for cyber education, industry collaboration and research. The top donors to the project and the namesakes of the facility, Paul ’78 and Joan Madera were on hand to celebrate the day ... | August 10, 2021

Distinguished Graduate Award Banquet

View our coverage from the event along with the full-length feature videos of each honoree ... | August 10, 2021

Ring melt helps cement bond with Long Blue Line

The fourth annual “Forged in Blue” ceremony included members of the Class of 2023 to witness the melting of 13 donated rings from their Legacy Class — the Class of 1973 ... | August 6, 2021

Message to the Long Blue Line from the Superintendent

There is nothing more important here than developing leaders of character, and the Honor Code is foundational to this mission ... | August 3, 2021

AF Academy reopens to public

The Air Force Academy has reopened to the public nearly 17 months after closing to all but official business to safeguard its community during the coronavirus pandemic ... | August 2, 2021

Message to the Long Blue Line from the Superintendent

Recently, your United States Air Force Academy has become part of the nationwide conversation on Critical Race Theory ... | July 23, 2021

Homecoming Ceremony for Krogman

Hundreds of family members, high school friends and Worland, Wyoming, community members turned out for a homecoming ceremony for 1Lt Alva R. Krogman '64 on July 21. Krogman was killed in action on Jan. 17, 1967 after being shot down over Vietnam. Krogman's remains were identified in 2020 and he was repatriated this week to his hometown and buried next to his parents ... | July 21, 2021

Marcolongo Stepping Down as President and COO of AOG

Please join us in thanking Marty for his excellent leadership and all he has done — and will continue to do ... | July 14, 2021

Virtual March Back

Join this year's Virtual March Back, July 12th-24th! Get out and walk, run, or march 6.2 miles to show your support for the Class of 2025 ... | July 12, 2021

Virgin Galactic Commercial Space Flight

Watch the Virgin Galactic space flight broadcast shared online. Kelly Latimer '87 is a pilot in the launch vehicle and Michael Masucci '85 is a pilot in the spacecraft with Richard Branson aboard ... | July 11, 2021

Academy grad, AOG volunteer receives Distinguished Service Award

Garry Dudley, a 1968 Academy graduate and retired lieutenant colonel, learned of his selection for the award in August, but restrictions set at the base to curb the coronavirus postponed an official ceremony until now ... | July 9, 2021

Basic cadet training starts for AF Academy’s Class of ‘25

The global COVID-19 pandemic may be on the decline, but the Air Force Academy took no chances when more than 1,100 young men and women reported to the school for basic cadet training ... | June 26, 2021

Loss of Cadet

From the USAFA Superintendent, Lt. Gen. Clark: "On June 24, we lost one of our own. C2C Nick Duran died as a result of a single-engine plane crash while he was home in Texas on leave..." | June 24, 2021

FamFest Picnic

After dropping of your cadet for Inprocessing, head over to Doolittle Hall for a free I-Day picnic provided by the Colorado Parents Club! ... | June 23, 2021

10th ABW Greets New Commander

Col. Christopher Leonard ’97 took over command in front of 10th ABW personnel, USAFA senior leaders, family and friends ... | June 18, 2021

POWs gather for reunion tour

Approximately a dozen former POWs from the Vietnam era were on hand ... | June 17, 2021

Checkpoints — June 2021

In June's issue of Checkpoints Online, learn what several Zoomies are up to in the newest military branch, how graduate volunteers are helping expand capacity for vaccination clinics, flying cars and more! ... | June 14, 2021

F-100 Plaque Dedicated at Plaza of Heroes

The special plaque — honoring and remembering those who flew the North American F-100 Super Sabre during the Vietnam War — joins 21 other plaques at the Plaza of Heroes ... | June 11, 2021

Roar of Thunderbirds, crowd mark Class of 2021 graduation

At a near-normal graduation ceremony for the Class of 2021, a total of 1,019 United States Air Force Academy cadets joined the Long Blue Line and became second lieutenants in the Air Force, Space Force and other military services ... | June 1, 2021

30th USAFA Commandant Assumes Command

Brigadier Gen. Paul D. Moga ’95 assumed command as USAFA commandant of cadets at a sun-drenched ceremony Thursday morning, May 27, on Stillman Field ... | May 28, 2021

Westmoreland becomes first USAFA grad to qualify for US Open

Kyle Westmoreland '14 will compete in the 121st U.S. Open Championship, June 17-20, as the first Academy graduate to ever play in one of the PGA's four major championships ... | May 27, 2021

Congratulations Class of 2021

View photos and video from the Class of 2021 graduation ... | May 26, 2021

USAFA Graduation Live Stream

Watch as the Class of 2021 joins the Long Blue Line ... | May 26, 2021

First time astronauts join SpaceX's Crew-3 mission to visit the ISS

Raja Chari '99 will serve as mission commander. The Crew-3 mission is most likely to be launched in October this year ... | May 21, 2021

All Academy Challenge: May 16-20th

Your support during the 2021 All Academy Challenge helps your Air Force Academy focus on needs both strategic and immediate ... | May 15, 2021

Class of 2021 Graduation

The number of guests that graduating cadets may invite on May 26 has increased ... | May 7, 2021

Space Command's deputy commander visits Academy to speak with future Space Force Guardians

The deputy commander of U.S. Space Command visited with Air Force Academy cadets who will commission into the U.S. Space Force ... | April 29, 2021

Air Force rewrites basic doctrine, focuses on mission command, airpower evolution

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr. recently signed perhaps the most sweeping change of Air Force basic doctrine in the service’s history ... | April 22, 2021

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


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

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

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

Blackbaud Security Incident

May 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

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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