Welcome Class of 2015 Parents, Family and Friends!

On May 23, 2014 the second class cadets (Class 2015), were presented their class rings at a dinner in Mitchell Hall and a dance following in Arnold Hall. Here is a bit of information regarding this tradition.

The American college tradition of the class ring began with the class of 1835 at the U.S. Military Academy. The Air Force Academy continued the tradition, beginning with the first class, 1959, and so is the only service academy to have had class rings for every class since its founding. The Air Force ring is distinctive for being white gold instead of the yellow gold used at the other academies. Each class designs its own class crest; the only requirements being that each crest include all the elements on the Class of 1959’s crest: the class number, the class year, the Polaris star, and the eagle. One side of the ring bears the academy crest, while the other side bears the class crest; the center bezel bears the words United States Air Force Academy. Cadets choose their own stones for the center of the ring. The rings are received at the Ring Dance at the beginning of the Graduation Week festivities for the class ahead of the ring recipients. The rings traditionally are placed in glasses of champagne and are caught in the teeth following a toast. During the cadet’s first class (senior) year, the ring is worn with the class crest facing the wearer; following graduation, the ring is turned so that the class crest faces out. The rings of all the academies were originally designed to be worn on the left hand, so that the wearer reads the name of the academy on the bezel while a cadet or midshipman and others can read it after graduation, the rings are now worn on either hand. Congratulations 2015!


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mason's ring Nolan RD


Nolan RD2 Nolan RD shirt

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Ring Dance kevan n friends

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Class of 2015 parent Don Davidson is in the process of organizing and making the CONGRATULATIONS video. This video will be from PARENTS and FAMILIES of the Class of 2015, congratulating the cadets on their Graduation from the USAF Academy. Please see the flier below for instructions.

Class of 2015 flyer


 We are very happy to report that the mission to support the 2015 Commitment was a resounding success!   Many thanks to our hard working Colorado Commitment Team,
Special thanks to Kellie Harris, Shaun Gann, D’Net Mordan, and Laurie Healy, who spent countless hours of planning and preparation of Nine Hundred personalized envelopes.  The envelopes were separated by squadron and given to Cadet Wing leadership to insure all cadets, whether able to attend the function or not, would receive their presentation cards and coins.  Posted below are images of the banner, card with coin pocket and exclusively designed coin that was presented to your cadet.   If your cadet did not receive his or her commemorative packet, encourage them to contact their squadron leadership – one with their name on it should be there. Feedback received from the cadets has been very positive regarding the coin and card.
This spirit mission would not have been possible without the generous gifts of parents and friends and the labor of love by the commitment team.  THANK YOU ALL!

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