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USAFA Makes History ... They were the best of times; they were the worst of times. They were times of confidence; they were times of doubt. There were times of peace; they were times of struggle. They were times of excitement; they were times of boredom. They were times of happiness; they were times of sadness. They were times of learning; they were times of digressing. They were all these times and more. But most importantly, they were our times. 80's years at the United States Air Force Academy.1

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Who We Are

  • Appointed: 1593 on Monday, June 28, 1976
  • Presented Diplomas:
    • Honorable Hans Mark, Secretary of the Air Force
    • Lt Gen Kenneth L. Tallman, Superintendent
  • Graduated: 899 on Wednesday, May 28, 1980
  • Commissions:
    • USAF - 888
    • US Army - 2
    • US Navy - 3
    • US Marine Corps - 1
    • Foreign - 3
    • Not commissioned - 2
  • Presented Commissions:
    • Honorable Hans Mark, Secretary of the Air Force
    • Lt Gen Kenneth L. Tallman, Superintendent
  • Cadet Wing Commanders:
    • James M. Dunn (Fall)
    • James R. Knowles (Spring)
  • Scholarships:
    • Rhodes Scholar: Chris Miller
    • Olmsted Scholar: Henri J. Bigo, Jeff Shivnen
    • Guggenheim Fellowship: William A. Ehremstrom
  • Graduation Speaker:
    • Honorable Hans Mark, Secretary of the Air Force
  • Class Officers:
    • President: Matt Nuenswander; Vice President: Derek Hess; Treasurer for Gift Fund: Dan Bloemer; Scribe: Don Myers

1 USAFA 1980 Yearbook. (1980). Polaris '80. USAF Academy, Colorado: USAF Academy.

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