Parent Clubs & Spirit Committees
Just as United States Air Force Academy cadets support each other, parents of cadets support each other.
Just as United States Air Force Academy cadets support each other, parents of cadets support each other. They provide shoulders to lean on, voice their opinions, control rumors and develop lifelong friendships—many continuing their membership in a country-wide support system, long after their sons and daughters graduate.
There are nearly 100 parent clubs across the country. Join one in your state!
Local Parent Club Management
Parent Clubs exist because the Academy experience is unlike any other. Parent Clubs exist to provide support and help pass on information to new Academy parents, as well to ensure parents know what is going on at the United States Air Force Academy.
Parent Clubs also help parents support their cadets! At the Academy, try as we may, we cannot always adequately articulate the hardships associated with the regimen each cadet experiences. Parent Clubs can help to reassure parents, as well as and help them to understand that the pressures, on the cadets and their parents, are enormous from the very beginning and these pressures often disrupt communications between the students and the parents.
Parent Clubs help recruit other outstanding young men and women to the Academy, and host cadets when they travel for Academy-sponsored events. They sponsor tailgate parties at football games. They provide fans for “away” sporting events and cadet visits, host events at home such as; Appointee get together, military balls, and send care packages to cadets/cadet candidates. Some Parent Clubs provide financial support for cadet activities, which make the Academy a more enriching experience. Each club is run independently of each other and the Academy. Some Parent Clubs are bigger than others, and that is fine as we are all here to support the cadets and cadet candidates!
If you are a new Parent Club President please fill out the Parent Club President Form.
Parent Club Presidents Conference
Each year the Academy hosts a Parent Club Presidents Conference right before Parents Weekend. A Reception is normally held at the Superintendent’s home the Wednesday before Parents Weekend and the conference is Thursday at Doolittle Hall. You may sell your items during the conference.
On Friday of Parents Weekend, there is an Information Fair at Arnold Hall that some Parent Clubs have a table to sell approved products. As soon as the Parent Liaison gets the information required from Arnold Hall they will send out the required information to the Parents’ Club to submit for reservation.
AIR FORCE ACADEMY AND AIR FORCE LOGO APPROVAL
Parent Clubs must have permission to use the official logos on any items they sell. The below contacts will help you gain permission to use the Academy and/or Air Force logos on items to sell for your club.
Air Force Academy Logo
Ashley M. D. Murphy
2304 Cadet Dr, Ste 3100
United States Air Force Academy, CO 80840
Air Force Logo
Air Force Branding and Trademark Licensing Office
Air Force Public Affairs Agency
555 E Street East
Suite 3, Room 113
JBSA-Randolph, TX 78150
Association of Graduates (AOG)