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May 24, 2019

Air Force Academy to host Class of ’19 graduation parade May 29

Staff report, May 24, 2019 U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- The Air Force Academy’s Class of 2019 Graduation Parade is scheduled for May 29 at Stillman Parade Field east of the main campus. Pre-parade events begin at 7:55 a.m. when various aerial events take place. This will be the last parade for the Class of 2019 as they turn over leadership of the Cadet Wing to the Class of 2020. Events are free, open to the public, and tickets are not required. Seating is first-come, first-served. Visitors should enter the Academy through the Academy’s North Gate, at Exit 156 off I-25....

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May 24, 2019

‘War Costs People’: Vietnam Vet, Academy grad honors classmates killed in action

(Graphic courtesy of Andrew Biancur) Story by Jennifer Spradlin, May 24, 2019 U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo.  -- Every year on Memorial Day, Andrew Biancur and his wife visit the Air Force Academy Cemetery. He holds a bucket full of soapy water while his wife kneels and cleans each gravestone from the graduating class of 1960. She never lets him help, although he’s often offered, because she says he’s done his part. Biancur is the first Academy graduate to see combat in Vietnam. Once the stones are cleaned, the two leave flowers for each man and head home, but Biancur’s effort...

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May 23, 2019

Schulte Award marks decade since namesake, Academy graduate killed in Afghanistan

Commentary by the Center for Character and Leadership Development staff U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- On May 20, 2009, 1st Lt. Roslyn ‘Roz’ Littmann Schulte became the first female Air Force Academy graduate to be killed in action in the war on terror. Lieutenant Schulte and Shawn Montgomery Pine, a contractor and retired Army lieutenant colonel, were killed when their convoy was hit by a improvised explosive device. In honor of their daughter’s sacrifice and legacy, Schulte's parents Bob and Susie Schulte have made a trip to the Air Force Academy every May since 2010 to recognize an outstanding cadet...

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May 23, 2019

‘Remember the guardians of the past’: Top Air Force officials release Memorial Day letter to Airmen

Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs, May 23, 2019 WASHINGTON -- One-hundred-fifty-one years ago, citizens gathered at Arlington National Cemetery to honor Civil War soldiers as part of the inaugural Decoration Day. Today, the citizenry of this great nation know this observance as Memorial Day. We actively reflect on the sacrifice made by our Airmen, Coast Guards, Marines, sailors and soldiers who gave their last full measure of devotion for our liberty. As we remember the guardians of our past, we also express deep gratitude to the 685,000 military and civilian Airmen embodying integrity, service before self and excellence, that...

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