What’s a Parent to Do?

Many parents have experienced the same emotions you have this week, sending their sons and daughters off on the mission of a lifetime. Few have done it three times.

Dr. Dwijen Misra has seen two of his children graduate from the Air Force Academy and a third will graduate in 2020.

Misra shares his unique story in Reflections of a three-time Air Force Academy Parent.


As cadets embark on six weeks of Basic Cadet Training, many parents are looking for meaningful ways to become more engaged with the Academy.

Parent & Family Giving was established by the USAFA Endowment to help families play a transformative role in the success of their cadet through active philanthropy and volunteerism. Serving cadet families through their office on the grounds of the Air Force Academy, Parent & Family Giving has an inside view of administrative priorities, campus activities and the day-to-day lives of the cadets.

Learn more information about Parent & Family Giving at