Heritage Minutes!

Happy Sunday Families!

As I mentioned yesterday, we have no photo coverage today, but it's a perfect day to introduce you to "Heritage Minutes".  Whether you realize it or not, when you signed up for WebGuy you also became members of the USAFA Association of Graduates.  WebGuy is just one of the benefits of membership.  You have now joined the larger USAFA Family.  One key mission of the Association of Graduates is to highlight some of those things that make the Academy the special place that it is.  While your primary focus this year is on the prep school, before you know it, you will be reading this blog and searching for photos of your cadet in USAFA Class of 2025 BCT, and later taking their first free-fall parachute jump, or piloting a glider.  Four years from now, you may be looking for pictures of your cadet training new preppies back here at the prep school.  I think it is important to know what we are now all a part of. 

Lt Col (ret) Steve Simon, USAFA Class of 1977 has been hosting a series of video clips about the Academy and it's history.  Check out this Heritage Minute on the P.O.W. Memorial.  Once you are able to once again enter the Academy, be sure and visit Doolittle Hall, the home of the AOG.  The sculpture is located at the entrance to the Southeast Asia Pavilion on the AOG grounds, and features the names of the 33 Air Force Academy graduates who were prisoners of war during the Vietnam War.

This Heritage Minute has a lot of meaning for me.  You can check out the entire  series by clicking on  Heritage Minutes

Also I want to take a second and send out a HUGE thank you to those of you who have sent or plan to send snacks and treats!   Keep them coming!  While I get a lot of love and credit as the face of WebGuy, this really is a huge team effort made up of all our AOG photographers, IT folks, & editors.  Each summer, in addition to Prep BMT, we are covering, Basic Cadet Training (BCT) at the Academy, plus all the airmanship programs (Jump, Soaring, Powered Flight Training, & Remote Piloted Aircraft) all at the same time.  It's quite an adventure, but one that none of us would miss. 

Today begins week two of BMT. Tomorrow also is the beginning of "Groundhog Days".  Remember the Bill Murry movie?  Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday all have exactly the same schedule.  I will explain more in detail tomorrow what that entails.  The good news is that there will be pictures.

Ok.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend.  Back tomorrow!