4th of July Events
On July 4, Lt. Gen. (ret.) Michael Gould, a graduate of the class of 1976 and CEO of the Association of Graduates and the Air Force Academy Foundation, addressed the Basics in the Arnold Hall Theater. His speech centered around the class of 1976, the Basics' legacy class.
After Gould's lecture, the Basics participated in a memorial workout on the Terrazzo. The memorial workout honored Col. Michael Wayne Butler (1954 - 2007) and Maj. Peter Samuel Hook (1954 - 1990). The events held yesterday aimed to demonstrate how Independence Day now holds a different meaning because the Basics are no longer civilians.
Photos of Butler (left) and Hook (right) are below:
Photos of the memorial workout are below:
To view photos from the 4th of July, go to CLASSES > 2026 > BCT-1. Set your sort order from OLDEST to NEWEST. Photos begin on page 471.
You can also click the link below to access photos: