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No sooner had the thrill and pride of Acceptance Day receded into the flurry of the academic year than Recognition began looming quietly on the horizon. The cadets’ eager anticipation for this milestone overshadowed any apprehension they may have felt about it. Now—they have conquered it! That’s one more step toward their objective: Conquer Mind, Conquer All.

We parents raise a toast to the Class of 2019!

Click HERE for the photo gallery.

Read the congratulatory letter from the Spirit Mission HERE.


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More Photos and Videos

USAFA Spirit photos on Facebook

Recognition photos on Flicker

AOG photo album and more on Facebook

USAFA Web Guy– Membership to AOG required to view.

US Air Force Academy (Official) Facebook post.

af_academy Instagram video

Recognition Memes

Video- Recognition Throughout the Years

YouTube Video- Recognition for the Class of 2019

Video B-1 Bomber flyover during Recognition 2016

Articles about Recognition

Academy Freshmen Get ‘Recognized’



Our goal as parents of the U.S. Air Force Academy Class of 2019 is to organize spirit missions to honor and recognize our Cadets as they achieve milestones throughout their four years at the Academy.  RECOGNITION is one of six Milestones your cadet will go through during his or her Cadet career.  Through your donations, the Spirit Mission is able to fund and support commemorative keepsakes to give each cadet and to the needs of the Cadet Class.  Click to find out more about our budgets, about each Milestone, and how you can donate to future Milestone events.

Funds raised for Recognition were spent on two congratulatory banners, a Recognition Keepsake Card, and a Coin for Recognition


We want to thank our vendors who supplied the Recognition items and worked with our team.

Banners- Lexi Print A very generous discount.

Recognition Keepsake Card- Midlands Printing (Mom to a 2018 cadet!) Donated all cards.

Coins- Collinson Enterprises– Countless hours working with our team to create this beautiful coin.


A poem for our cadets written by a Doolie dadRecognition Poem


Many people have asked if they could buy a coin as a keepsake for themselves. While we would all love to have one, we feel that it is the Cadets who earned the coin.  So, we have made the Recognition Keepsake Card available for a $5.00 donation.  We only have 300 cards available.  Please do not delay in ordering your card.  Once they are gone, they are gone.  Click HERE for more information.



Parents and family around the globe are sending a virtual toast to all Cadets tonight March 12, 2016

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Click HERE for photos!

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