100s Night Class of 2023
According to the USAFA website, 100s night for the first-degree (senior) cadets takes place approximately 100 nights before graduation. It is an opportunity for the class to join with the Legacy Class over a formal dinner and celebrate 100 days to graduation and commissioning as Second Lieutenants in the U.S. Air Force and Space Force. Cadets are given liberty for the weekend to celebrate, while fourth-degree (freshman) cadets “decorate” their rooms in a festive manner.
After the dinner, members of the Class of 2023 received the location of their Air Force bases following graduation. The Class of 1973 was alongside them to celebrate the momentous occasion.
The guest speaker for the evening was Gen. (Ret.) Stephen Lorenz '73. Lorenz retired as an Air Force four-star General and is currently serving as the President of the Falcon Foundation at the U.S. Air Force Academy. His last military assignment was as the Commander, Air Education and Training Command, Randolph AFB, Texas. It included the Air Force Recruiting Service, two numbered Air Forces and Air University.
He was in charge of the training of more than 340,000 students per year, across 12 bases, more than 88,000 active duty, reserve, and guard personnel, civilians, contractors, and 1,485 trainer, fighter, and mobility aircraft. Gen. Lorenz graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1973 and attended undergraduate pilot training at Craig AFB, Ala.
He has commanded at every level, including an air refueling wing that won the 1994 Riverside Trophy for Best Wing in 15th Air Force, and an air mobility wing that won the 1995 Armstrong Trophy for Best Wing in 21st Air Force. He served at the Air Force Academy as the Commandant of Cadets and also served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
On 16 July 2010, he was awarded the Order of the Sword by AETC Airmen. He is a command pilot with 3,600 hours in 10 different aircraft.
The Class of 2023 would like thank everyone who made 100th Night Dining In memorable:
General Stephen Lorenz, Guest Speaker
Captain Damien Gipson, Chaplain USAFA Cadet
Cadet Maya Thorson
Mitchell Hall Staff
Mitchell Hall Coordinator
Mitchell Hall Food Services
ProCorp Images Inc.
USAFA Association of Graduates
USAFA Class of 2023 Parent Spirit Mission Committee
100th Night Committee: Officer in Charge: Lt Col Israel Abensur
Noncommissioned Officers in Charge: TSgt Sandra Paciero & TSgt Jeremy Sayles Protocol Specialist: Ms. Christine Lane Class
President: C1C Usama Bamieh
Narrators: C1C Luke Caldwell
Congratulations to the Class of 2023 on your last 100 days! You have worked so hard to get here and we are very proud of you. "Prepare for Victory".
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