100th Night Dining In - Class of 2019
This weekend the Class of 2019 celebrated 100’s weekend in many ways, some cadets went home, some went skiing/snowboarding, and some even went out of state for the three day weekend.
Tonight, the Class of 2019 celebrated 100’s Night with a formal dinner. Today actually marks 100 days till graduation and commissioning as second lieutenants in the United States Air Force. Also in attendance for this event were members from the Class of 1969, Class of 2019’s legacy class. These graduates have been involved with the Class of 2019 since they were basics.
The Guest Speaker for the evening was Lt. Gen. Richard M. Clark. Below is Lt. Gen. Clark’s U.S. Air Force biography.
Lt. Gen. Richard M. Clark is Commander, 3rd Air Force, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Third Air Force plans, deploys, sustains and redeploys Air Force forces that directly support the combatant commanders during contingency and wartime operations. Gen. Clark oversees a headquarters staff and Airmen located at nine wings in Europe and one air expeditionary wing.
General Clark graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1986. His commands include the 34th Bomb Squadron, Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, and 12th Flying Training Wing, Randolph AFB, Texas. He has also served as the Vice Commander, 8th Air Force (Air Forces Strategic), Barksdale AFB, Louisiana, and Commandant of Cadets, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Prior to his current assignment, he served as the Commander, Eighth Air Force (Air Forces Strategic), Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, and Joint Functional Component Commander for Global Strike, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Nebraska.
General Clark is a command pilot with 4,200 flight hours, primarily in the B-1 bomber.
Lt. Gen. Clark spoke to the cadets about a couple of topics. First was Neil Armstrong, which is the Class of 2019’s exemplar. The main takeaways from his speech were never quit, be purpose driven, and live humble.
The evening was a memorable event for the Class of 2019, only 100 more days! To view the rest of the pictures taken from the evening go to Classes > 2019 > 100's Night. Or click the link below.