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1976 Polaris Yearbook

You can view and download all of the USAFA Polaris yearbooks at https://www.usafa.org/Heritage/Yearbooks Outline of 1976 Polaris Yearbook (relevant items, not including faculty, staff, etc.) MILITARY Basic Cadet Training S.E.R.E 3rd Lieutenant Navigation AM-370 T-41 Soaring Parachuting Underwater Demolition Training Parasailing Drills and Parades Cadet Honor Guard The Wing Commander USAFA Prepares for Women Graduates …

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Letter of Appreciation re: ATOs

While this was rather perfunctory, and I didn’t do all that much, it’s still a nice reminder that I did play a small role in an event of some historical consequence. Note: Unless you knew who the “Air Training Officers (ATOs)” were, you wouldn’t be able to discern their significance from the letter. There’s no …

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Jeff Short Memorial Service

Jeff Short died tragically on March 20, 1976, just 74 days before he would’ve graduated with the Spirit of ’76. I can’t find the supporting evidence, but I recall he died in a car accident coming back to the Academy from Spring Break. Jeff and I roomed together during SERE in either 1974 or 1975, …

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Two Certificates of Merit

As a Firstie I received two Certificates of Merit, one as a Squadron Commander and another as Outstanding Flight Commander for Fourth Group, Fall Make List (i.e., 1st go-round). Outstanding Flight Commander Squadron Commander