THIS DAY IN AIR FORCE
ACADEMY HISTORY - NOVEMBER
STEVEN A. SIMON,
AND ALUMNI PROGRAMS OFFICE
as of 24 October 2014
November 1957 -- An application for federal funds is submitted
to construct three schools on the Academy.
District 20 had leased the Pine Valley Country Club, which would later
become The Carlton House, quarters for the Superintendent, for the 1957-1958
school year. The airmen's dorms were
also used as classrooms. By the
1959-1960 school year, Pine Valley Elementary, Douglass Valley Elementary, and
Air Academy Junior-Senior High were completed.
November 1991 -- Singer Tony Bennett performs in Arnold Hall.
November 1994 -- The 10th Air Base Wing is reactivated at the
Academy as the Academy's support wing.
The 10th ABW first stood up as the 73rd Observation Group, activated in
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on 21 August 1941.
Natalie Crawford, a RAND Corporation executive, receives the 2012 Thomas
D. White National Defense Award in a ceremony on the Terrazzo. The award, established in 1962, is presented
annually to a U.S. citizen who has contributed significantly to the national
defense of the United States.
November 1963 -- The Air Force football team plays Army at
Soldier Field in Chicago before 76,600 fans, a then-record crowd for a Falcon
game. Air Force lost 14-10.
November 1975 -- The Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph publishes an article entitled, "Female Cadets May
Not Flock to Air Force Academy." The
concern was primarily based on the late start in publicizing the new
November 1977 -- The last of nine cadets
involved with illegal use of marijuana resigns.
The investigation has been initiated on 7 October.
November 2001 -- Lieutenant General John Hopper Jr., Class of
'69, receives the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Tuskegee Airmen,
Inc., at the organization's National Historical Museum Annual Awards Banquet in
November 2002 -- The Preparatory School's parade field is
named Black Field, in honor of Colonel Lee Black, the first Prep School
November 1989 -- The General John D. Ryan Memorial on the
Honor Court is presented to the Academy by General Ryan's West Point Class of
November 1993 -- A bronze statue of
General of the Air Force Henry H. "Hap" Arnold is dedicated in front of Arnold
Hall. The Falcon Foundation donated the
sculpture to the Academy.
November 2001 -- ESPN College GameDay broadcasts from the
Terrazzo for the first time. The show
would also broadcast from the Academy in 2002 and 2009.
November 2005 -- During the noon meal at Mitchell Hall, the
Honorable Michael W. Wynne, Army Class of '66, is sworn in as the Secretary of
the Air Force. Secretary Wynne had been
an instructor in the Astronautics Department.
His brother Patrick was a member of the Air Force Academy Class of '63.
November 2011 -- During its 50-year reunion, the Class of '61
dedicates and ceremonially donates to the Academy the Airman on the Meadow and
Winged Refuge, located in the Cemetery, near the Memorial Pavilion. The uplifted arm of the Airman evokes the John
Gillespie Magee poem "High Flight" and Winged Refuge is a set of 17.5' art deco
wings that honor aviation and its relevance to the Academy mission.
November 1959 -- Sir Dermot Boyle, Marshal of the British
Royal Air Force and Chief of the Air Staff, visits the Academy. He toured the academic facilities and the
cadet dormitory, and dined at Mitchell Hall.
November 1967 -- The first homecoming football game in Academy
history is held, a 10-7 loss to Army. A
Falcon Stadium-record crowd of 49,536 spectators attended the game.
November 1969 -- Captain Stanley Adams, Class of '65, is
killed when his F-4 aircraft is downed by hostile ground fire near Ban Soppeng,
North Vietnam. His name appears on the
War Memorial on the Academy Terrazzo.
November 2011 -- Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. visits the Academy to
promote the movie "Red Tails," based on the history of the Tuskegee
Airman. A local theater showed the film
to the Cadet Wing before it premiered nationwide.
November 1975 -- Colonel John Clune, Navy Class of '54, succeeds
Colonel Frank Merritt, Army Class of '44, as Director of Athletics. Colonel Clune would serve in this position
until July 1991, making him the longest-serving Director of Athletics in Air
Force Academy history. In 1993, the
basketball portion of the Field House was named Clune Arena in his honor.
November 2001 -- The National Aeronautic Association presents
the Henderson Award to the Academy. The
Henderson Award is given to an individual or group whose vision, leadership or
skill has made lasting impact on the advancement of aviation.
November 2001 -- Rocky Mountain Blue, a recreational
initiative, kicks off during a grand opening luncheon at the Keystone Resort
Conference Center. The partnership
between Air Force Space Command, the Academy, and Keystone Resorts provides
discounted lodging and recreational opportunities for military members.
November 2009 -- General David Petraeus, Commander of U.S.
Central Command, gives the Truman Lecture.
November 1965 -- The Academy football team claims its first
victory over Army, a 14-3 win at Soldier Field in Chicago.
November 1980 -- The Cadet Chapel plays
host to a Memorial Ceremony for aviation pioneer Jacqueline Cochran, who had
passed away on 9 August. During World
War II, she was Director of Woman's Flying Training for the United States, and
later was appointed to the General Staff of the U.S. Army Air Forces to direct
all phases of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) program. She was the first woman to exceed the sound
barrier, and still holds more international speed, distance, and altitude records
than any other pilot, male or female.
November 1982 -- Air Force captures the Commander-in-Chief's
Trophy for the first time with a 27-9 win over Army. In October, the Falcons had beaten Navy, and
the round-robin victory allowed Air Force to win the trophy emblematic of
service academy football supremacy.
November 2009 -- During its 45-year reunion, the Class of '64
dedicates and ceremonially donates to the Academy the Mall of Heroes, located
between Fairchild and Vandenberg Halls.
The park contains a statue of fellow '64 graduate First Lieutenant Karl
Richter that had been dedicated in May 2008, as well as newly unveiled statues
of Captain Valmore Bourque, Class of '60, and Captain Lance Sijan, Class of '65.
November 1972 -- Major John Carroll, Class of '62, is killed
when the O-1 aircraft he was piloting is struck by hostile fire and crashes. His remains were retuned in 2007. His name appears on the War Memorial on the
November 1994 -- CW (Commandant of Cadets) is redesignated the
34th Training Wing.
November 1994 -- Brigadier General John
Hopper, Class of '69, becomes the first African-American to serve as Commandant
November 2006 -- Chuck Reed, Class of '70, is elected Mayor of
San Jose, California.
November 2009 -- ESPN's College GameDay, with hosts Lee Corso,
Chris Fowler, and Kirk Herbstreit, broadcasts live from the Terrazzo. The two-hour
football preview show honored the country's military, five days before Veterans
Day. GameDay also broadcast from the
Academy in 2001 and 2002.
November 1948 -- The Secretary of Defense, James Forrestal,
requests comments from the military service secretaries on a proposed board to
consider "establishment of an Air Force Academy as the long range solution" to
the immediate problem of obtaining trained officers for the new Air Force.
November 2012 -- The Public Affairs office launches the
The grand opening of the Falcon Development Center takes place during
Wingman Day. The Center was designed and
created by MSgt Bryan Kinder, Career Assistance Advisor.
November 2012 -- The ESPN show SportsNation, with hosts
Charissa Thompson and Marcellus Wiley, broadcasts live from the Terrazzo.
November 1960 -- National Geographic Society trustees and
staff members visit the Academy as guests of the Superintendent, Major General
November 1967 -- Captain Lance P. Sijan, Class of '65, is
forced to eject behind enemy lines after his F-4 is disabled and his crewmember
is killed. Despite grievous injuries, he
managed to evade for 45 days. He died in
captivity and, in May 1976, he would become the first graduate to be awarded
the Medal of Honor.
The Final Toast of the Doolittle Raiders takes place at the National
Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio.
The goblets used for the toast resided at the Academy from 1959 until
November 1958 -- The Construction Agency signs a contract to
construct the hospital complex. The
facility would open two years later.
November 1967 -- Captain James Crew, Class of '65, is presumed
killed in a mid-air collision between two F-4s southeast of Dong Hom North
Vietnam. He was promoted to major during
the time he was listed as missing. He
was declared dead on 4 December 1978; his remains were never returned. His name appears on the War Memorial on the
November 1977 -- Air Force football coach Ben Martin announces
his retirement effective at the end of the season, after 20 years on the job.
November 1977 -- General Daniel "Chappie" James, first
African-American four-star general, co-hosts a show at the Academy with
entertainer Sammy Davis Jr.
November 1984 -- The World War I Fliers Memorial on the Honor
Court is dedicated. The sculpture of
bronze wings was donated by Ira Milton Jones, President of the WWI Overseas
November 2006 -- At the conclusion of the Air Force-Notre Dame
football game, the Superintendent's box at Falcon Stadium is dedicated to the
memory of Lieutenant General Paul Stein, Class of '66. Stein played quarterback at Air Force, and
later became Superintendent. He died in
January 2002 from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou
November 1966 -- Second Lieutenant George Bonnell, Class of
'65, dies of injuries sustained when his HH-43 is struck by ground fire and
crashes on 28 October 1966 in South Vietnam. He died at Clark AB, Philippines. His name appears on the War Memorial on the
November 1978 -- The pop-soul duo Hall & Oates performs at
the Academy as part of the Allied Arts concert series.
General Jimmy Doolittle gives 80 silver Raider Goblets to the Academy
"in perpetuity" at halftime of an Academy football game. The goblets (one for each mission member)
were presented to the Raiders by the city of Tucson and were used at every
Doolittle Raider reunion, at which the goblets of deceased members are turned
over. In 2005, the goblets were sent to
the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, for
November 1992 -- Cadet Wing Sergeant Major CMSgt Donald
Meadows receives a letter from the Cadet Wing Sergeant Major, Cadet Second
Class Kenneth Stoltman, Class of '94, requesting the permanent assignment of
NCOs in each cadet squadron. This set in
motion the process that resulted in today's Academy Military Trainers.
November 1996 -- Colonel Richard Downing, Class of '70,
becomes the first Academy graduate to command the 10th Air Base Wing.
November 2002 -- Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC's Hardball program, brings his College Tour
to the Academy's Arnold Hall. His guests
included retired Army General Wayne Downing, retired Air Force Lieutenant General
Buster Glosson, and White House correspondent Norah O'Donnell.
November 2013 -- The American Institute of Aeronautics and
Astronautics announces that D. Paul Kaminski, Class of '64, is named an AIAA
Honorary Fellow. This title is granted
to preeminent individuals who have long and highly contributory careers in
aerospace, and who embody the highest possible standards in aeronautics and
November 1980 -- The Academy base paper makes its first name
change. After publishing as The Falconnews
since its inception in 1958, the first edition of The Falcon Flyer rolls off
the presses. That name would last until
1997, when the paper was again changed, to The Academy Spirit.
The Academy men's soccer team
defeats No. 1 ranked and undefeated (19-0-0) Creighton 2-1 in four overtimes in
the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The
game was played at Creighton. Rob Behm,
Class of '95, scored both goals for Air Force.
It was the team's first win at the NCAA Tournament since 1968.
November 1998 -- The country-rock group The Charlie Daniels Band
performs at Arnold Hall.
November 1959 -- The first deer hunt on Academy grounds
begins, under the control of the Colorado Game and Fish Commission. Colonel Lee Lightner was designated Hunt
November 1969 -- Marine Captain Francis Zavacki, Class of '64,
dies of wounds suffered during a mortar attack in August 1969. He was the commander of a Marine infantry
company patrolling a field in the I Corps region of South Vietnam. His name appears on the War Memorial on the
November 1995 -- Most civilian employees at the Academy begin
six furlough days, which lasted until a new Continuing Resolution Authority was
signed on 20 November. It was the first
time in Academy history that civilian employees were forbidden to come to work
(but not the last).
November 2011 -- The Superintendent, Lieutenant General Mike
Gould, formally concurs with the Association of Graduates plan to implement a
50-Year Legacy Program. Under the plan,
the 50-year class would begin interacting with the new class from day one,
beginning with in-processing. This
program replaced the 40-year legacy program that had started before the Class
of '59 had reached its 50th year.
November 1960 -- The Bob Hope Show airs from the Air Force
Academy. Guests included Steve McQueen
and Les Brown.
The Colonel James Jabara Award for Airmanship is presented for the first
time. The recipient was Captain Donald
Stevens, Class of '60, who earned it for a two and one-half hour forward air
control mission in an unarmed 0-2A directing the recovery of a wounded American
soldier. The Jabara Award goes to an Academy graduate, living or deceased,
whose actions directly associated with an aerospace vehicle set him/her apart
November 1986 -- Brigadier General Ervin Rokke, Class of '62, leaves
his position as Dean of the Faculty. He returned
to the line of the Air Force and was selected to be the Defense Attaché in
Moscow, and would ultimately rise to the rank of Lieutenant General.
November 2001 -- The Friends of the Air Force Academy sponsor
a POW display for the reunion of POWs from the war in Southeast Asia. Among the honored guests were Brigadier
General Robinson Risner and Mr. H. Ross Perot.
November 2001 -- The Robinson Risner
Statue in the Air Gardens is dedicated. The
nine-foot tall statue is located in the Air Gardens. General Risner was a Prisoner of War in North
Vietnam from 16 September 1965 through 12 February 1973. Mr. H. Ross Perot donated the statue to the
November 2001 -- The Association of Graduates names Brigadier General
(Retired) Philip Erdle an Honorary Member.
General Erdle served the Academy for a half-century, including work as
an instructor, Department Head, and with the Academy Research and Development
Institute. Honorary membership is
awarded to persons who have rendered outstanding service to the Air Force
and/or the Academy. Membership is
limited to 25 living persons.
November 1967 -- First Lieutenant Theodore Johnson, Class of '65,
is killed when his EB-66C experiences engine failure on take-off from Takhli
RTAB, Thailand, and crashes when he attempts to return to base. His name appears on the War Memorial on the
November 1979 -- The women's cross country team wins the first
national title for an Academy women's team.
The victory came in the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for
Women (AIAW) Division II National Championships held in Tallahassee,
Florida. (The NCAA did not begin to
sanction women's events until 1981-1982.)
1990 -- Cadet Callie Calhoun, Class of '91, wins the
national cross country title at the 1990 NCAA Division II Cross Country
Championships in McKinleyville, California.
With her victory, Cadet Calhoun became the Academy's first female cross
country individual national champion.
November 2003 -- Lieutenant General John Rosa, the Academy
Superintendent, approves the Officer Development System (ODS) at the Leadership
Development Committee meeting. ODS is a
four-year program for educating and training cadets to become officers and leaders
of character. It was implemented in
November 1954 -- Lieutenant General Hubert Harmon, the
Academy's first Superintendent, establishes the Academy Historical and Art
Collection as well as an Academy Museum.
November 1955 -- Second Lieutenant John Malanaphy is killed in
the crash of an F-86 near Newark, Ohio, becoming the first of four Air Training
Officers to die during the first two years of the Academy's existence. The Malanaphy Trophy, awarded annually to the
outstanding cadet squadron in intramurals, is named in his honor. The Trophy is displayed in the Athletic Hall
November 2006 -- Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez visits the
Air Force Academy, where he speaks to cadets about civil liberties and the war
on terrorism. Gonzalez attended the
Academy for two years in the mid-70s, but did not graduate.
November 1955 -- Secretary of the Air Force Donald A. Quarles
confers the Exceptional Civilian Service Award on Hollywood film director and
producer Cecil B. DeMille for designing the new Air Force Academy uniforms.
November 1976 -- The Academy publishes a press release
entitled "Research Program Shows Cadets Want Same Training Program for
Women." Both male and female cadets
expressed a desire to experience identical training.
November 1984 -- The Academy's Department of Philosophy and
Fine Arts receives national press coverage when Newsweek publishes an article
on "Warfare for the Moral Man." Colonel Malham Wakin, the Department Head, was
interviewed by Newsweek correspondents, and discussed the content of the
Philosophy 310 "Ethics" course.
November 2010 -- Country band Diamond Rio performs at Arnold
Hall. The band also performed at the
Academy in 2003.
November 2010 -- A converted Minotaur-IV ICBM carries FalconSAT-5
into orbit from the Kodiak Launch Complex in Alaska. FalconSAT-5 was designed, built and tested by
members of the Class of '10 as part of the FalconSAT capstone astronautics
Oliver Hazard Bishop establishes
his homestead on the north slope overlooking what today is the Cadet Athletic
Fields. The Bishops were the predominate
pioneers of the north part of the Academy.
The Colorado Springs Gazette
Telegraph publishes an article entitled "Admission of Women into Cadet Wing
May Have Helped Cut Attrition Rate."
November 1982 -- The Academy football team records its first
victory over Notre Dame, a 30-17 win at Falcon Stadium.
November 1989 -- The El Pomar Foundation approves a grant of
$25,000 for archival conservation of materials within the Gimbel Collection
located in the McDermott Library.
The Air Force men's soccer team defeats North Carolina 2-1 at Chapel
Hill, North Carolina, to advance to the NCAA's Elite Eight for the first time
in program history. Brian Bergeron,
Class of '94, scored the game-winning goal with eight minutes remaining.
November 1995 -- Cadet Eric Mack, Class of '96, finishes third
in the NCAA Division I National Cross Country Championship in Ames, Iowa. He was first American runner to cross the
November 1959 -- At a book signing in Denver, writers Marian
Talmadge and Iris Gilmore introduce "Wings for Peace," a young-adult novel
about fictional Air Force Academy Cadet Frank Barton. The book covers his three upper-class years
as a cadet. The book is the sequel to
"Wings of Tomorrow," which addressed Cadet Barton's first year at the Academy.
November 1960 -- The Academy Hospital becomes
operational. It featured two floors of
ward rooms, four operating rooms, two delivery rooms, outpatient services, and
a pharmacy. The first baby, Deanna
Reeves, was born two days later, and went on to graduate in the Class of '83.
November 1972 -- First Lieutenant William Hargrove, Class of '70,
is killed when his F-4D crashes during post-mission training over Thailand. His name appears on the War Memorial on the
November 1972 -- Captain Robert Kohn, Class of '69, is killed when
his EC-47Q experiences engine and control failure while making a touch-and-go
landing in Thailand, and crashes two miles past the runway at Nakhon Phanom
Airfield. His name appears on the War
Memorial on the Academy Terrazzo.
November 1963 -- President John F. Kennedy, honorary member of
the Class of '63, is assassinated in Dallas.
The Academy begins a 30-day mourning period.
November 1966 -- Major Gordon Wilson, Class of '62, is presumed
killed when his F-4 aircraft is downed by an SA-2 surface-to-air missile during
a strike on a POL (petroleum, oil and lubricant) storage site at Ha Gia, North
Vietnam. He was missing in action until
being declared dead on 4 February 1974. His
remains were returned in 1986. His name
appears on the War Memorial on the Academy Terrazzo.
November 1968 - The Orville and Wilbur
Wright statues are donated to the Academy.
The statues were donated by Milton Seaman. Originally located on the Terrazzo, the
statues now reside on the sixth floor of the Library.
November 1989 -- Fred Gregory, Class of '64, becomes the first
African-American to command the space shuttle, as a member of the Discovery
crew on mission STS-33.
November 1997 -- The men's basketball team sets its all-time
scoring record in a 124-57 home victory over Doane College.
November 2010 -- The Academy hires Dr. Adis Vila as its first
Chief Diversity Officer. The CDO is the
primary diversity advisor to the Superintendent and senior leadership in order
to strengthen diversity at the Academy.
November 1958 -- Major General James E. Briggs, the Academy's
second Superintendent, is a contestant on the television game show "What's My
Line." The four celebrity panelists were
able to figure out his occupation.
November 2003 -- Major Steven Plumhoff, Class of '92, is
killed when the MH-53M Pave Low III helicopter he was piloting crashes near
Bagram, Afghanistan, where he was flying in support of Operation Enduring
Freedom. His name appears on the War
Memorial on the Academy Terrazzo.
November 2006 -- The Air Force Academy Band marches in the
Macy's Thanksgiving Parade in New York City--back by popular demand after a
37-year absence. While in New York, the
Band also performed at Carnegie Hall for the Air Force's 60th Anniversary
November 1874 -- School 20 District is organized by County
Superintendent Robert Douglass. The
district had only one school, The Edgerton School, located in the small
settlement of Edgerton (near where the Academy's Service and Supply Area is
November 1958 -- The Academy stands up the Department of
Leadership Studies under the direction of Lieutenant Colonel Gabriel D. Ofiesh.
November 1969 -- Major James White, Class of '64, is presumed
killed near Ban Ban, Laos, when his F-105 aircraft does not return to friendly
control. He was missing in action until
being declared dead on 24 January 1974.
His name appears on the War Memorial on the Academy Terrazzo. He was the brother of astronaut Edward White II,
who died on 27 January 1967 along with two others when a fire swept through
their Apollo spacecraft during a training session.
November 1969 -- Cadet Mike Ryan, Class of '70, one year after
winning the National Collegiate Cross Country Championship, finishes second in
the national championship race, one spot ahead of legendary runner Steve
Prefontaine of the University of Oregon.
November 1980 -- Colonel Philip Caine becomes the first
Permanent Professor appointed under the Commandant of Cadets. He was named Deputy Commandant for Military
November 1980 -- Cadet First Class Michelle Johnson, Class of
'81, becomes the first female cadet to be named Cadet Wing Commander.
November 2003 -- Cadet First Class Delavane Diaz, Class of
'04, a former Cadet Wing Commander and volleyball Most Valuable Player, is named
a Rhodes scholar. She was the first
USAFA athlete to win a Rhodes scholarship since 1991.
November 1968 -- Cadet Mike Ryan, Class of '70, wins the
National Collegiate Cross Country Championship.
The race was run at Manhattan College, Bronx, New York. He finished second the following year, one
spot ahead of legendary runner Steve Prefontaine of the University of Oregon.
November 1976 -- The Cadet Drum and Bugle Corps marches in the
Macy's Thanksgiving Parade in New York City.
Army Lieutenant Colonel A. J. Hanlon becomes one of the first advocates
for the Academy when he writes, "As the Military and Naval Academies are the
backbone of the Army and Navy, so must the Aeronautical Academy be the backbone
of the Air Service. No service can
flourish without some such institution to inculcate into its embryonic officers
love of country, proper conception of duty, and highest regard for honor."
November 1971 -- Captain James Steadman, Class of '67, is
presumed shot down and killed near Ban Karai Pass, Laos, when his F-4D aircraft
does not return to friendly control after a Night Owl Forward Air Control
mission. He was missing in action until
being declared dead on 13 February 1975.
His name appears on the War Memorial on the Academy Terrazzo.
November 1979 -- the 25th Anniversary Review
Committee, under the chairmanship of Dr. John Corbally, President Emeritus of
the University of Illinois, begins a four day meeting at the Academy. The members found that the cadets are
"overloaded, over-supervised, overscheduled, and permitted too little
The Academy Academic Development Fund is founded. The foundation, which supports academic
excellence at the Academy by endowing distinguished visiting professorships and
supporting other academic programs benefiting cadets and the faculty, changed its
name to The Academy Research & Development Institute (ARDI) in February
November 2002 -- The most prestigious medal that France can
bestow on a foreign person or organization, the Croix de Chevalier de la Legion
d'Honneur, is presented to the Academy at a Terrazzo ceremony. The award was created by Napoleon Bonaparte
to recognize military and civilian contributions to France.
November 2006 -- The Department of Foreign Languages adds
Portuguese to the curriculum.
November 1969 -- The Air Force Academy Band marches in the
Macy's Thanksgiving Parade in New York City.
November 1983 -- Cadets Brian Bullard and Dianne Williams,
Class of '86, die from carbon monoxide poisoning when caught in a snow storm
while returning from a Thanksgiving break trip to Kansas. The following year,
the football team established the Bullard Award, voted on by the players and
based on the criteria that typifies Bullard - "Unselfishness,
110 percent effort, total team commitment and pride in his role on the team
whether he's a starter or not."
The Academy men's soccer team makes its first appearance in the NCAA
Elite Eight, losing 6-0 to South Carolina.
November 1968 -- The first hockey game was played at the Cadet
Ice Arena. The Academy team defeated the
Colorado All-Stars, a collection of former collegiate players, 8-6, in the
exhibition game. During the first shift
of the first period, a puck went through the "shatter-proof" glass and onto the
running track in the multi-purpose area.
November 1970 -- First Lieutenant Elmon Caudill II, Class of
'68, and First Lieutenant Charles Kollenberg, Class of '68, are reported
missing when the C-123 on which they were passengers crashes south of Cam Ranh
Bay AB, South Vietnam. Their status was
changed to deceased on 17 December 1970.
Their names appear on the War Memorial on the Academy Terrazzo.
November 1969 - The Academy Cadet Parachute Team wins the National Intercollegiate
Parachute Championship for the second year in a row. The team competed against 148 jumpers from 45
colleges and universities at Phoenix, Arizona.
November 1992 -- The F-15 that would eventually be displayed
on the Terrazzo is retired from active service.