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Class of 2015 's 100th Night Dinner Video

Below is the entire video from the Class of 2015's 100th Night Dinner. Speakers included General Ronald R. Fogleman, chief of staff of the Air Force from 1994-1997.

Falcon Clips

Good Morning All!
 
Here is the latest issue of Falcon Clips.  Just click on the link below.
Falcon Clips  Extra, #24

Countdown to Recognition

Families!

Counting today, there are 17 days until Recognition begins after Academics on Thursday,  March 12th.  This specific rite of passage is unique to the Air Force Academy, although the other service academies have culminating events for their freshman classes.  

The lead up to Recognition starts 40 days prior in honor of the 40 cadet squadrons.  WebGuy will be covering many parts of Recognition this year.  Our goal is to provide the "flavor" of the 3 days without compromising the details.  We do this not to exclude you, but rather to respect the tradition.  Having said that, be assured that the parts we don't cover are well supervised.  Over the next two weeks, as we get closer we will have more posts about the history and tradition of Recognition.

To kick our coverage off, here is a video created by Zack S of the Class of 2012 and posted to You Tube on 4/8/2012.   Enjoy!

Congratulations Ilinois Nominees!

Hello Families!  
 
It has been quite a weekend here with the Academy basically closed due to the storm. The AOG building is still closed today, but that doesn't mean nothing is going on.  We should have a video of Gen Fogelman's speech from the 100th night dinner for your viewing pleasure up in a bit.  I also want to take the opportunity to thank the Northern Illinois Parents Club for their hospitality in inviting me to speak at their recent annual Nominee Brunch.  Thanks also to the cadets who spoke on the cadet panel. Below are a few photos from that event courtesy of Pam Strunk.  Congratulations to all the nominees. We hope to see them again as Appointees at in-processing this summer.   
 



      

Historic Wing Open

Yesterday the Athletic department held the Annual Wing Open. The Wing Open is an event where Cadets fight their counterparts in a boxing match. Every cadet has the ability to train and fight their way up to this culminating event. For the first time in the history of the academy women where given the opportunity to fight in this major event.
Check out more in the Extracurricular gallery






The winners of each fight are circled below!

 

Get your cadet a treat for recognition!

Recognition - Class of 2018: "FIGHT TO WIN"'
 
 

Recognition
is the time of year when freshman cadets are finally 
"recognized" and receive their Prop and Wings! Parents of the Class of 2018, do not let your
cadet crumble away during this joyous occasion. Celebrate by sending them a
sweet treat congratulating them on a job well done. We are excited to announce
'emCookies has joined the Association of Graduates family.
What cadet does not enjoy getting a package in the mail? Let alone a box full
of specially made cookies. Can't be there for the celebration? Have your cadet
take a selfie of them enjoying the surprise and send it to
WebGuy where it will be posted! 

Academy Update

The Association of Graduates  
Air Force Academy Update
 
AIR FORCE ACADEMY
Colorado
congressman concerned with Air Force Academy sex assault figures

The Air Force Academy and its ongoing issues with sexual assault have gained a
new watchdog in Congress.

100th Night
The WebGuy team was out in force to catch the 100th night dining-in for the
Class of 2015.
ACADEMY SPORTS
Air
Force spring football: Five storylines to track

Air Force opens spring football practice on Wednesday. Here are five storylines
to track through the next month.   1. Who fills the vacated starting
spots?

Demers
named finalist for Senior CLASS Award

Air Force senior forward Chad Demers has been selected as a finalist for the
2014-15 Men's Ice Hockey Senior CLASS award, recognizing excellence on and off
the ice. Demers is one of 10 men's ice hockey student-athletes from around the
country named a finalist for the prestigious award. Vote: http://www.seniorclassaward.com/vote/hockey_2014-15/
Rebels’
pile of close defeats grows with one-point loss at Air Force

Stripped down to its most basic element, UNLV’s gameplan today at Clune Arena
was very simple. And judged only by delivering on that plan, the Rebels failed
completely.

Men's
tennis downs Citadel Sunday at home

Air Force defeated The Citadel, 6-1, in a non-conference men's tennis match
Sunday at the Air Force Academy Indoor Tennis Courts. The Falcons earned a
split of their weekend home matches with the win and improve to 4-3 overall.

Matt
Dorsey Breaks Air Force Record in the Mile

Sophomore Matt Dorsey broke the Academy's 19-year-old record in the mile this
evening (Feb. 13), as eight members of the Air Force track and field team
opened completion at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark.

Chris
Walsch Scores Five in Lacrosse Loss to Marist

Freshman Chris Walsch recorded a career-high five goals, but the Air Force
lacrosse team suffered a narrow 7-6 defeat to Marist on Saturday, Feb. 14,
during the Falcons' home opener at Falcon Stadium.
THE BIG AIR FORCE
Air
Force Secretary on budget cuts amid IS fight: 'Something's got to give'

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah James said Friday that sequestration cuts to
the defense budget in 2016 would hurt national security.
 
CADET LIFE
Academy
International Programs open new worlds

During their four years at the Academy, cadets are presented with many
opportunities, whether it's a chance to jump out of an aircraft or apply for a
Rhodes scholarship.

GRADUATE PROFILE
Air
Force's first female four-star to retire

Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, the Air Force's first female four-star general, will
retire this summer, Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh announced on Friday.

Ben
Garland's explosive offseason

Beneath a postcard-worthy Colorado sky, with sun-splashed, snowcapped mountains
framing the world around him, Denver Broncos guard Ben Garland is focused on
his instructor for the day.
OF INTEREST
 
Colorado
Springs' arts and cultural community says it will benefit from City for
Champions

The Pikes Peak region's cultural community turned out in force Tuesday
to support City for Champions, as leaders of several arts organizations said
the proposed tourism initiative has the potential to boost the local creative sector
- not just the area's economy.

Blowout Sale!

Hey Families!
 
Don't miss out on this awesome sale. 
 

B-1 Bomber Flyover

Today the Cadets (as did I) had the treat of a B-1 Bomber Flyover! It's safe to say that it was awesome! 
 
 
Here is some more info and history on the B-1 Bomber:
 
 
"The B-1 Lancer is a swing-wing bomber intended for high-speed, low-altitude penetration missions. By the end of 1977, three Rockwell International B-1As had made 118 flights with more than 21 hours at supersonic speeds. The next version was the B-1B. It first flew Oct. 18, 1984, could operate at 60,000 feet and had a range of more than 7,000 miles. The U.S. Air Force ordered 100 B-1Bs in 1982 and the first B-1B aircraft was delivered to the Air Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., in October 1984, just 33 months after contract go-ahead.


Initial delivery to the Strategic Air Command took place in June 1985, at Dyess AFB, Texas. On Oct. 1, 1986, the B-1B achieved Initial Operational Capability and by November 1986, B-1Bs were coming off the production line at a rate of four per month. B-1Bs were based at Dyess AFB, Texas; Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota; McConnell AFB, Kansas; Robins AFB, Georgia; and Mountain Home AFB, Idaho. In 2001, the U.S. Air Force decided to retire 33 B-1Bs and remove the aircraft from Mountain Home and the Georgia and Kansas Air National Guard bases. This has now been accomplished and the remaining aircraft were consolidated at Dyess AFB and Ellsworth AFB.



The B-1B holds 61 world records for speed, payload and distance. The National Aeronautic Association recognized the B-1B for completing one of the 10 most memorable record flights for 1994.


The first combat use of the B-1B was in December 1998 during operation Desert Fox, where the aircraft penetrated Iraqi air defenses to destroy Republican Guard barracks. This debut mission validated the B-1B's conventional role and its ability to operate in a force package. In 1999 six B-1Bs were deployed to Royal Air Force Base Fairford, England, to support Operation Allied Force in Kosovo. Those six aircraft dropped more than 20 percent of the total tonnage in the conflict. In operation Enduring Freedom, B-1Bs dropped 40 percent of the weapons and 70 percent of the precision-guided JDAM weapons." (Info from from Boeing)

 
 
 
 


100's Night Room Decorations

As tradition, the Freshman class decorated the Seniors room for their 100th day before graduation. This tradition is a way for the freshman class to have fun but to also for the freshman to show their appreciation and respect for each senior. The Class of 2018 was responsible for decorating and the Class of 2015 is responsible for the clean up. Often times you will see them try to make as much of a mess as possible. One example is from the room I decorated during my freshman year. I popped 200lbs of popcorn and spread it around my Cadet Squadron commanders room while also placing butter on every surface in his room. It really is one of the best weekend for the Freshmen and Seniors alike.  
 
Here are some photos of the rooms. Make sure to check the extracurricular gallery for more. We took pictures of almost every room. Enjoy! 
 



 
 

 
 

 
 

 
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