2021 Graduation Parade
This morning started off with the Graduation Parade which was the last parade for the Class of 2021. This parade is special as the Class of 2021 enters the parade field with the entire Cadet Wing then depart the lower three classes as a symbolic Change of Command Ceremony, recognizing the Class of 2022 as the new Firsties and the class of 2021 as Officers in the USAF. The formation used by the Class of 2021, to leave the Cadet Wing, is the opposite of the formation they used to become part of the Cadet Wing during their Acceptance Day Parade 4 Years Ago.
The morning started for visitors with an aerial demonstration that featured a flyover by aircrafts used in powered flight and jump. There were gliders that landed on the parade field and a demonstration by the Falconry Club. There was also a flyover from a B2 Spirit Stealth Bomber.
The Graduation Parade started on the Terrazzo and made its way down the Core Values ramp down to the Parade Field ramp and onto Stillman Field.
After the Parade, family and friends went out on the field to find and congratulate their cadet. Each squadron then prepared for their Commissioning Ceremonies that were held in the afternoon and evening throughout USAFA. Our staff of WebGuy photographers were out in force capturing as much of the action as we could.
Tomorrow is the BIG DAY! Congrats to the Class of 2021 and their families and loved ones, you are almost there.
The view all the photos from the 2021 Graduation Parade, go to, GALLERIES > EXTRACURRICULAR > GRADUATION WEEK > Sort from OLDEST TO NEWEST > pg. 135 – 216.
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