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Oh What A Day!

Today was a busy day! The first pictures we have are of the POW Formation and they can be found in the Military Training Folder. The next set of pictures are of the Air Force Birthday Ball and those can be found in the Extracurricular Activities folder! Check them out!

Website Format Changes

Happy Friday Families!
National POW/MIA Recognition Day is being observed today, Friday, Sept.
19, 2014. This annual event honors prisoners of war and our missing and
their families, and highlights the government's commitment to account
for them.
Many Americans across the United States pause to remember the sacrifices
and service of those who were prisoners of war (POW), as well as those
who are missing in action (MIA), and their families. All military
installations fly the National League of Families’ POW/MIA flag, which
symbolizes the nation’s remembrance of those who were imprisoned while
serving in conflicts and those who remain missing. 

Today the Cadet Wing marked the day with a retreat ceremony.  We will have photos  and blog up later this evening or first thing in the morning.  
You will also notice that we have made some changes to the WebGuy site to make it easier for you to find photos.  Thanks to all who offered suggestions and comments on this subject.  Just like during BCT our AY 2014-15 gallery will have all the photos taken, but you will also see that we have sorted them in four areas of cadet life.  Academics, Military, Airmanship, & Extra-Curricular/Athletics.   Going forward we will also let you know here in the blog where we have updated photos and also on what page they start.  This should make it easier to find your cadet.
In a couple weeks we will also be taking the site down for a day in order to make some major changes in layout and access, which we hope you will like as well.   As we get closer to that day, I will give you a heads up.
That being said, we have some new photos from this week just posted in Extra-Curricular gallery starting on page 113.  The representatives from the Class of 2017 met with the Josten's company to begin their class ring design process.  Suffice to say there are elements in their class crest that are certainly unique.  That's all I can say.  This is the beginning of a process that will be revealed at their Ring Dining-in in May of 2016.  More updates later.  Wink

Also in the Extra-Curricular gallery starting on Page 114 are photos of the football scrimmage last Wednesday between USAFA Prep & USAFA JV.   USAFA is in the gray pants.

Tonight is the Birthday Ball in Arnold Hall.  It is mandatory for 4 degrees.  WebDoc and WebberDucky will be there to capture the festivities and will have photos and blog up, most likely tomorrow.  They will be in the Extra-Curricular Gallery. 
Have a great weekend!

Aerobic Fitness Test

Hello All,
The last two days, the cadets have been taking the Aerobic Fitness Test (AFT).  The test is given all throughout the day based on each cadets schedule.  The photos in the gallery today are from one of the sessions this afternoon.  Enjoy.

Georgia State Tailgate - September 13th

On Saturday, the AOG hosted the Air Force Tailgate at Georgia State, right across from the Georgia Dome.  Over 800 people came out to celebrate!  We saw the cheerleaders, falconers, drum and bugle, and the Supreintendent.  It was an awesome get together!  The photos are up in the Academic Year Photo gallery!


Atlanta Golf Classic - September 12th

Good afternoon folks.  Last week, I (WebGuy 1.0) traveled to Atlanta to help run the Atlanta Golf Classic at the Chateau Elan Golf Course northeast of Atlanta. 

We had a record number of golfers (92), and over 100 people for the luncheon.  Thanks to all the parents, graduates, friends, and family who participated! 
Special thanks to the Georgia Parents Club for volunteering!  They monitored our "Hole in One" contest the whole morning. 

Then, they manned the Parents Club table before and during the lunch.

Club Soccer Game

Hello All!
Happy Sunday.  I hope you have enjoyed all the coverage from this weekend.  We enjoyed bringing it to you.  The last activity of the weekend was a Club Soccer match versus a team sponsored by Back East Bar & Grill.  WebberDucky and I caught the first half of a very well played match.  When we left, USAFA was ahead 1 - 0.  I will get the final score and report it tomorrow.  In the meantime all the photos are up in the AY 2014-15 gallery.  Here are a few to give you a preview.  Enjoy your evening!

Afternoon Commandant's Training

Check out the Academic year albums for more pictures of this afternoons training events mainly the Group one Volleyball tournament against the Group Commander, Lt. Col Sylvester. Also check out the pictures from the retreat ceremony. 

Wing 5K

Today was the Wing 5K! This morning everyone was all bundled up for the run because it was so cold, but once they got back from their run the sun started to come out just in time for the different events they had on the Terrazzo. Events like a leap frog race, bear crawl race, crab walk race, tire flip race, wheel barrow race, pull up competition and so much more! Today was an overall great day!

Wing Round Robin / Cadet Jamboree

Today the Freshman were met by upperclassmen from different squadrons. Each squadron had an opportunity to "train" the freshmen. Afterwords the entire Cadet Wing went to the Jamboree. The cadets ate catered food and enjoyed things such as inflatable slides.

Then and Now

Good Morning Families!
Woke up this morning to 30° and light snow.  I'm not ready for that yet, but it made me think about how far we have come since that warm day in June. 

This is going to be a busy weekend for the Cadets.  It is the Commandant's Training Weekend.  It really started yesterday with the 9/11 Retreat Ceremony and the beginning of the 48 Hour Vigil Run. 

Teams of four will rotate throughout the 48 hour vigil and the torch and fireman's helmet you saw in the photos yesterday will be run around the terrazzo with the exception of the duration of the Cadet Jamboree, Wing 5K Run/Athletic Challenge and in the event of inclement weather.  The run will conclude on Saturday just before retreat, when the items will be placed at the base of the 9/11 Memorial and retreat will be sounded.  We will have photo coverage today and throughout the weekend, so check back for updates starting this evening.   Enjoy!!




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