Exemplar Challenge Coin Keychain Announcement

Announcing Our Keepsake Exemplar Challenge Coin Replica Keychain!

We are so proud of our third-degree cadets for the resilience and hard work they have demonstrated as they continue their schoolwork and their physical and military training. It seems like Recognition was just a few weeks ago, and yet here we are preparing to support their upcoming Exemplar Dinner.

The Cadet Exemplar Program is an avenue for each Academy class to honor and identify with a past military giant. It is designed to link our nation’s rich heritage with our boundless future. As such, the heroes who are chosen epitomize the personal characteristics that each class of cadets seeks to emulate. The Class of 2019 chose astronaut and pilot Neil Armstrong. He is recognized for his achievements in the Apollo space program, military test flight programs, and being the first man to walk on the moon. He also is remembered as being valiant, humble, and possessing tremendous integrity. What a perfect exemplar to represent our sons and daughters, and to form an unbreakable unity between past leaders and today’s future leaders!

The selected class exemplar not only becomes the cadets’ honorary class leader, but also the very namesake and identity of that particular class. Thus, when they chant their class year, you will hear them shout out STRONG for Armstrong. Throughout the cadets’ careers, the Exemplar becomes the focal point of inspiration for the cadets as they prepare for their roles as Air Force officers and future leaders.

So, how do we support the Cadet Exemplar Program? To help honor Neil Armstrong and make this evening memorable for our cadets, they will be presented with a beautiful Exemplar Challenge Coin, designed by members of the Spirit Mission Committee and made possible by your generous contributions. You will see images of the coin posted on our website and our Facebook pages after the Exemplar Dinner.

In order to continue to make this milestone memorable to cadets, parents, family members and other interested people, the Spirit Mission Committee would like to introduce an Exemplar Challenge Coin Replica Keychain. Ordering will begin through our website on Tuesday, November 1st. In return for your donation of $16, you will receive ONE Exemplar Challenge Coin Replica Keychain. The size of the Replica Coin is 1.75 inches in diameter, and it is the same high quality as the Cadet Challenge Coins, with a 3D image on each side of the metal coin. The coin is secured by a nice chain and keyring. The keychains will arrive in 2-3 weeks after your order is placed, and the donation amount includes direct shipping to you. We accept donations on our website by PayPal or by checks payable to “USAFA Class of 2019 Spirit Mission” and sent to USAFA 2019 Spirit Mission c/o Suzie Ramirez, 6311 Cordelia Rd Williamsburg VA, 23188. If you choose to pay by check, click HERE for a printable order form to mail with your check. You may order more than one, but our supplies may be limited, so order soon!

This keychain will be a wonderful keepsake to honor Neil Armstrong, the Class of 2019 Exemplar, our cadets, and their achievements at the Academy. Your donation to the USAFA Class of 2019 Spirit Mission goes toward supporting the needs of the Cadet Class of 2019. We thank you for your continued support!


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