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May 22, 2017

28th commandant of cadets assumes command of Cadet Wing

  Maureen Welch/May 22, 2017 Brig. Gen. Kristin Goodwin took charge of the Cadet Wing at the Air Force Academy May 15 when Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson handed her the CW’s guidon during an assumption of command ceremony. As commandant, Goodwin now commands a 4,000-member cadet wing, as well as a staff of more than 200 Airmen and civilians who manage cadet character and leadership development, military training, logistics and facilities and daily activities. Goodwin, a 1993 Academy graduate, spoke to the Cadet Wing, senior leaders, Academy faculty and staff, visiting dignitaries and graduates, about the lessons she’s learned...

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May 22, 2017

Graduation Week Update: Air Force Thunderbirds schedule practice, performance

        U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs/May 22, 2017 The Air Force's air demonstration team, the Thunderbirds, are scheduled to perform May 24 at the end of the graduation ceremony for the Air Force Academy's Class of 2017. The Thunderbirds will practice their full performance 11 a.m.-noon, May 23, over Falcon Stadium, weather allowing. The team's graduation day performance start-time depends on the timing with the end-of-ceremony hat toss, but is expected to take place at approximately 12:30 p.m. The performance will last approximately 30 minutes. Some roads at the Academy will be closed for safety during...

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May 19, 2017

New commandant of cadets reports for duty: Brig. Gen. Kristin Goodwin says leadership development, innovation will be her focus

U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs/May 19, 2017 When you chat with Brigadier General Kristin Goodwin, you get a sense that something exciting is about to happen. She leans forward in her chair with a smile in her eyes when she talks about the things that excite her … like the Air Force Academy, Airmen, and the Air Force. And this Airman is passionate about continuing the Academy’s quest for innovation and developing forward-thinking leaders as the Commandant of Cadets. “I’m excited, humbled, and honored to be back at my alma mater, an alma mater I love and am very...

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May 19, 2017

Academy to host graduation parade May 23

  U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs/May 19, 2017 The Air Force Academy’s Class of 2017 Graduation Parade is May 23 at Stillman Parade Field. Parade events begin at 7:25 a.m. when Wings of Blue are scheduled to jump into Stillman Field. Then the full Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team, from Washington D.C., will showcase a complete drill performance. Cadet aerial capabilities demonstration, along with Cadet Falconry Team and the Saber Drill Team, are scheduled to perform. This will be the last parade for the Class of 2017 as they turn over command of the Cadet Wing to the...

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