I was lucky today as I was able to go out to the Airfield and grab some great pictures during this beautiful Colorado day. The Sail Plane Racing Team was practicing their landing on the Parade field in preparation for the parade during Parent's Weekend. It's an awesome spectacle that everyone who goes to Parent's Weekend will be able to see (that is weather permitting).
Parents of 2015 and 2016. (All classes welcome!)
Rick Broome, the artist who is painting the 2015 Class Painting, the 2016 Exemplar Painting, and the 2016 Class Painting, is having his 40th annual Parents Weekend Open House at his home/studio on Parents Weekend.
The dates and times are:
Thursday (August 28th) 10AM - 4PM
Friday (August 29th) 10AM - 5PM
Saturday (August 30th) 3PM - 7PM
Sunday (August 31st) 10AM - 5PM
Monday (September 1st) 10AM - 4PM
They also have after hours showings by appointment.
2809 Old Broadmoor Rd. COS 80906 719-576-1995 for appointments.
Here is the link to his website to see his entire collection as well as information about Mr. Broome.
Good morning everyone :) As promised...Blue Rush pictures are now up! Not too many there but you'll get the idea of what it was like, Enjoy!
This summer went by way to fast...I can't believe school is already in session for USAFA! But you know what that means? Coverage you have never seen before!
Saturday aftenoon I went down to Arnold Hall ballroom and took a walk around Blue Rush. Blue Rush is basically a giant club fair, everything from the Club Ski and Snowboard Team to the Club Sailing Team. I was quite amazed by the variety in clubs USAFA offers. So Megan (Director of Graduate Programs at AOG) and I went around to all the different tables and asked if they would be interested in the WebTeam covering different activities that their clubs held. We got an outstanding turnout with around 20 clubs that want to be included in our academic year coverage! :)
So here's a look and sneak peek into who we will possibly be getting coverage of through out the year! Keep in mind this is all dependent on wheather or not the Clubs you see below get back to us with their schedule! We hope to hear from them all!
Ski and Snowboard Freestyle Club:
Nordic Ski Club:
Ultimate Frisbee Club Team:
Club Shooting Team:
Women's Club Water Polo:
Men's Club Handball:
Marathon Club Team:
Women's Club Rugby:
Men's Club Rugby:
Archery Club Team:
Club Sailing Team:
Women's Club Golf:
They even got me to go up on a horse...I was a little reluctant but heyyy I'm up there :)
So I hope you enjoyed seeing the little sneak peek into the upcoming coverage...This is going to be quite the process for us to figure out everyone's schedules and most don't even come out for a month or more, so stay tuned families! We're beyond excited!
Oh and one last thing...there's not many more photos than what you see here but I will still have them up in the gallery first thing tomorrow morning when I go into the office so that you can download the high resolution photos :)
Happy Monday Everyone!!
Good morning everyone! I am excited to say we have over 150 parents and guests signed up for our great WebGuy Social next week. Due to restrictions on base, we need to have all of you registered by the 20th to ensure there are no problems getting on base and having fun! Please sign up today even if you are not 100% positive you can attend, it is better to be safe than sorry! Can't wait to see you all next week.
Register here today!
Yesterday was the first day of classes and also the first day of academic year airmanship. WebRam and WebRebel went out to catch the action and were finally able to get some Powered Flight photos. Here is a bit about that program from the AcademyAdmissions.com website.
Cadets who are interested have the opportunity to participate in the Academyâ€™s Powered Flight Program. Using T-53s, a military version of the civilian Cirrus SR-20, military instructors will introduce you to concepts of powered flight. Based on proficiency, approximately 50% of these students will solo. The training includes ground and flight instruction under an Air Education and Training Command (AETC) flying syllabus.
Here are a few photos. The remainder are in the AY 2014-15 gallery starting on Page 29. Enjoy!
Here are two videos from the Commitment Dinner last night which cover the entire event. The first is the preliminary remarks prior to dinner. The second is the incredible speech by Capt Dana Pounds Lyon. The Class of 2016 chose well. It's a keeper! Enjoy.
Good Morning Families!
As promised, we have uploaded almost 1400 photos into the Class of 2016 Commitment Dinner gallery. I posted on Facebook last night that they would also be in the AY 2014-15 gallery, but for now you will have to go to the Class of 2016 portal and click on Commitment Dinner to see them all.
As you can see there were lots of smiling faces. The speaker was Capt Dana Pounds Lyon '06. Her speech was inspiring and she received a standing ovation from the Cadets. I am processing the full length video of the evening including her speech and will post in here later in the day.
So that's it for now. Check back later in the day for the video and enjoy all the photos!
Happy Sunday Families!
Yesterday was a busy day for WebFan. I started the day with the Wings of Blue at the Colorado Springs Airport, where they opened the Pikes Peak Regional Air Show. Most impressive was the National Athem and the jump by C1C Andrew Marty carrying the flag I showed you in a blog on Thursday. Check this out!
The 30 minute show featured 20 members of Wings of Blue including jumpers and ground crew. There are almost 300 photos starting on page 21 of the AY 2014-15 gallery. Enjoy!
Next, I hurried up to Parker, Colorado where the Colorado Parents Club was hosting their Meet & Greet for the Class of 2018 Parents. I got there a little late, but it was nice to meet so many folks, and the food was Awesome!
That's it for today! Classes start next Wednesday. We will be there to cover the Commitment Dinner for the Class of 2016 on Tuesday night. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
A big thank you to a couple of parents signing up for the WebGuy Social to help us recognize that there was a glitch in the system. Please click on the following link and then choose parent member plus or class club. Sorry for the confusion but excited to have all of the parents join us on the 28th!
Register Here today!