Howdy WebFans! WebMule and I went up into the cadet area this morning and captured some great images of the Graduation Parade. There are photos of all four classes to include some great shots of the Class of 2014 jumping up to touch their crest in the place of honor on the Cadet Wall.
Check out more photos under the Graduation 2013 Icon in the Photo Gallery!
One of the many USAFA Grad Week events is the Ceremony where the Wings of Green Parachute Team members are promoted to the Wings of Blue and receive their blue jump suits and Jumpmaster/Instructor certificates. This year's ceremony was held at the USAFA Airfield. Academy Superintendant Lt General Mike Gould was the keynote speaker.
Here are a few photos from the event. The remainder are in the 2013 Graduation Week Gallery. Enjoy!
WebFan here! Congrats to all the soon-to-be-Firsties! Everyone looked so great! Even Captain Morgan showed up. Actually this Cadet was recognized for knowing his date the shortest time prior to this event. He met her at the dinner. Very impresstive!
Another Air Force tradition is the "unique" dress shirts worn with mess dress. Some beautiful and creative examples were in evidence tonight. See below.
Even WebGuy looked Great! He sat at the head table with the other senior Academy Leaders.
Finally, the purpose of the evening was the rings!
Congratulations to the Class of 2014!
Check out the gallery for all the pictures.
Images are going up in the galleries! We took over 2800 photos so I appreciate your patience as we process them.
After the cadets and their dates ate their delicious dinner,
they moved the party to Arnold Hall for some dancing. The ballroom was filled
with hanging lights and gorgeous decorations. At Arnold Hall, the cadets and
their dates enjoyed more food and up beat dance music, until they moved on to their
next adventure of the nightâ€¦whatever that may be!
The WebGuy team is now back from the hill and we are starting to put up the pictures from tonight. It was such a great dining out, there were some very inspirational speeches, beautiful dresses and some sharp looking cadets! What a great feeling it must have been to finally put on those rings!