Graduation Info

We are fast approaching the graduation of the class of 2018!

Information will be posted here as it becomes available.

2018 Graduation Information – Event Schedule is here! Click here
Superintendent and Award Ceremony Information
All parents are invited to the Superintendent reception. An invitation will be going out.
USAFA staff are trying to get the last of the seniors to provide parent e-mails (about 110 C1Cs left)
Award ceremonies – Invitation only, however the cadet may have to attend if they are in that degree program. Check with the cadet.
USAFA Guidance on IDs for Graduation
If you are from a state that does not have “REAL ID” driver’s licenses, it shouldn’t be an issue; however, if you have a passport, bring it. If not bring your birth certificate with your driver’s license. This was the guidance for last year’s Graduation. USAFA is an open base and the Graduation events are in the visitor area.
Selfie sticks are NOT allowed. Please do not bring them.

Graduation Announcements:

Graduation announcements endorsed by USAFA.  Please note that this is the ONLY company with approval to use the class Crest.

Official Class Painting:

**** The 2018 Class Painting is done and is an incredible work of art! ****
This is the 44th year that an official class painting has been commissioned.

Cadet Saber:

This Cadet Saber is the same saber available for cadets to purchase during their firstie (senior) year. It is thirty inches long and comes with a sheath and packaged in a cloth bag. The saber has “U.S. Air Force Academy” engraved on the blade. This saber makes a beautiful gift for any graduate of the Academy or a replacement for a lost or damaged saber.

Want it mounted? There are a couple of sources:

*** The cadets can purchase their own sabers for $169.99 each up to 3 sabers from Cadet Issue.  Money Order is required for purchase.

Crest Stamps:

Zazzle Stamps

Class Video:

Traditionally, parents of the graduating class put together a class video.
Since this is not a Spirit Mission task, Dennis Wagner and a wonderful team of volunteers will be leading the effort. If you’d like to help, please contact Dennis.

POC/Lead: Dennis Wagner
Volunteers: Tammy Rich Rimmel, Amparo M Navarro, Jim Trischitta

Official Class Gun:

POC: Cadet Designed


Thank you to all who supported this Spirit Mission with funding and time.

As of 1 Dec 2017, we are no longer accepting donations.

Celebrate the last 100’s Day [and] Night
100 Days until GraduationFebruary 12th, 2018
This date is approximate until notification is published by USAFA.
Class of 2018 Graduation
US Air Force Academy Class of 2018 GraduationMay 23rd, 2018
Ring Dance
Cadet's Celebrate Receiving Class RingMay 19th, 2017
[Mission Accomplished]
Commitment Dinner
Commitment DinnerAugust 10th, 2016
[Mission Accomplished]
Exemplar Dinner
Exemplar DinnerSeptember 11th, 2015
[Mission Accomplished]
Recognition - March 2015March 14th, 2015
[Mission Accomplished]