Box 4 News and Publications

Academy News Releases to Grandparents’ Hometowns

From the Carlsbad (NM) Current-Argus, photo and caption clipped by The Carsbad National Bank, Carlsbad, New Mexico: From the Morton (TX) Tribune, “Mrs. Stockdale’s Grandson Is USAF Academy Graduate.”

Casa Bonita Menus (1976 vs 2020)

Comparing the menus (prices, really) of the popular Denver eatery, 1976 to 2020. June Week 1976 July 2020

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Assorted Cadets

Contributed by Steve Stockdale, CS-39. From the Olton Enterprise weekly newspaper in October 1975, a letter from my late mother, Jo Stockdale. All the cadets listed in the article had taken a long weekend to drive to Texas to attend the Texas Tech – Texas A&M football game. And most of them were fixed up …

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The Abel Family

How many of us were privileged to know the Abel family in C-Springs? How many weekend afternoons were spent lounging around their house? I can remember during BCT summer we would get a lot of advice from upperclassmen and officers about how to get through the next four years. One of the frequent suggestions for …

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A Recruiting Letter

Donated by Steve Stockdale, CS-39 As a lightly-recruited high school quarterback, I received the attention of a few college recruiters, including from the Academy and Canoe U. A one-two recruiting punch proved very effective … first the personal handwritten letter, then the marketing propaganda. Then the information/propaganda. Note the Air Force “Privileges” below obviously referenced …

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