Association of Graduates

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can you give me directions to the AOG (Doolittle Hall)?
When entering through the south entrance of the Air Force Academy (exit 150 of I-25 or North Academy Boulevard), follow South Gate Boulevard which becomes Stadium Boulevard after crossing over the railroad tracks. Stay on Stadium Boulevard until you pass the football stadium. Turn left (west, toward the mountains) at the first intersection past the stadium onto Academy Drive. Doolittle Hall is approximately 2 miles ahead on the right just past the Falcon Club (formerly the Officers Club.) A statue of Pegasus is in the traffic circle in front of the building.

2. How do I contact someone at the AOG?
AOG employees do not have direct phone lines. All AOG employees can be reached through the central phone lines at (719) 472-0300, DSN 333-2067, via email or at the address below. Contact Us.

Association Of Graduates
3116 Academy Drive
USAF Academy CO 80840-4475

3. How do I learn more about the AOG and its mission?
Our website contains voluminous information about AOG history, mission and accomplishments. Begin by clicking on the following link to AOG History.

4. Can I use Doolittle Hall for my function/event?
Doolittle Hall is available to rent for private functions. Details can be found here.

5. How do I update my address?
Your contact information can be updated online or by calling Customer Service at (719) 472-0300, DSN 333-2067.

6. How do I notify the AOG/Academy if I learn of the death of a grad?
The AOG wishes to know about the death of any graduate. Click on the following link for information on how to notify us and the services we provide. Gone But Not Forgotten.

7. What is my AOG ID number and how do I find it?
If you are a graduate, your AOG ID number appears to the left of your name in the Register of Graduates. It is also routinely included on mailing labels for items sent to you. All members and graduates can also call the AOG Customer Service office ((719) 472-0300 or DSN 333-2067) to request their number.

8. What do I do if my class ring has been lost or stolen or if I have found a class ring?
Complete information about all the AOG Ring Programs can be found here.

9. Can I purchase a cadet saber?
The AOG sells the cadet saber to graduates. For current pricing of the saber, please contact the AOG at (719) 472-0300 or DSN 333-2067.

10. Does the AOG sell the saber mounting boxes?
We do not sell the mounting/display cases for the cadet saber. We have information on one source for these cases. Contact the AOG for that information if you are unable to find a source in your area.

11. Does the AOG provide sabers for weddings?
The AOG rents saber sets. The sabers are packaged in sets of six and are not rented in lesser quantities. To inquire about the availability of sabers for a particular date and for the current rental rates, please contact the AOG at (719)-472-0300 or DSN 333-2067.

12. Can I order cadet issue items such as bathrobes and parkas?
Most of these are special order items that we are able to procure only after these items have been issued to the cadet wing. We will be pleased to try to fill your order but cannot guarantee that any specific item will be available.

13. What is the difference between the AOG's Bed and Breakfast Program and the Academy's Sponsorship Program?
These are two separate and distinct programs. The AOG's Bed & Breakfast Program is a limited duration program. In-coming appointees traveling alone to Colorado Springs are offered an opportunity to stay with a local graduate or USAFA family the night before they report to the Academy. The host family picks up the appointee, keeps him/her for the night and delivers the appointee to Inprocessing at Doolittle Hall. This allows the appointee to avoid spending their last night before Basic Cadet Training (BCT) alone in a strange town without any friendly support. Host families participating in this program make the appointees feel comfortable and reduce their anxiety with the support of someone who knows about it all first hand. The host is not expected to continue as the sponsor family during the appointee's tenure at the Academy. Hosts who do wish to sponsor the appointee they hosted must register with the Cadet Sponsor Program office.

The Cadet Sponsor Program is an official Academy program that is designed to provide cadets with an avenue to form friendships and gather support beyond the formal Academy environment. Rigorous Academy standards can tax even the best of spirits, producing feelings of great stress to make the grade in some cadets, and in others, moments of loneliness, homesickness and doubt. Cadet sponsors provide a home-away-from-home during a cadet's years at the Academy. Sponsors serve as the cadet's mentor, friend, and advisor, providing a caring environment in which to relax away from the pressures of the Academy. Sponsors also serve as a positive adult role model helping cadets understand their role as a career Air Force officer and reinforcing positive social values. The Sponsorship Office can be reached at (719) 333-2727. This program is sponsored by the Embassy Suites, Colorado Springs.

14. Where can I find admissions information?
The Academy Admissions Office website is http://academyadmissions.com/

15. How do I get a copy of my cadet records/transcripts or get my diploma repaired/replaced?
Contact the USAFA Office of the Registrar at (719) 333-3970 or DSN 333-3970.

Also go to www.usafa.af.mil, Click on Academics >> Registrar >> Customer Services>> Records Requests

16. Does my cadet time count when computing service years for retirement (or other) purposes?
Generally, cadet time can not be used for computing length of service for any purpose. Federal law (US Code, Title 10, Section 971) says "Service credit: officers may not count service performed while serving as a cadet or midshipman." Subsequent sub-paragraphs discuss this issue in more depth.

17. How do I contact agencies and offices at the Air Force Academy?
Our AOG website contains many commonly called numbers: Academy Phone Numbers. You may also call the Academy Directory Assistance at (719) 333-1110, or call AOG Customer Service and we will attempt to help you.

18. When does my cadet get released for Thanksgiving/Winter/Spring Break?
The Academy scheduling sets the dates for release for the holiday breaks and cadets are not released until after the last military duty (LMD) or last final, whichever is later. Since departures will vary for each cadet, the cadet or the Squadron AOC are the best persons to determine when the cadet can leave.

19. How can I get my cadet to the airport?
Contact the Outdoor Recreation Center in Vandenburg Hall, (719) 333-3138/4602, to arrange for transportation to and from the airports during the Thanksgiving and Winter Breaks.

20. When is graduation?
Under current practices, the graduation ceremony is always scheduled for the Wednesday after Memorial Day. The earliest date would be May 27 and the latest date would be June 2. Consult a calendar for the specific year in which you are interested.

21. Can I arrange for a tour of the Academy?
The Academy, the Visitor Center, the Cadet Chapel, the Field House and the Athletic Department Hall of Excellence are open to the public. If the security threat increases, access to the Academy may be restricted. Access to the Cadet Area is restricted at all times and a military ID card is insufficient to gain access. Graduates may tour the Cadet Area during reunions. AOG members may arrange for tours of the cadet area by calling (719-472-0300) or emailing AOG Customer Service.

22. What does the AOG do?
Please click here for a complete list .

23. Who should I contact 'to get their metal plaque style diploma repaired'?
MTM Recognition
3405 SE 29th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73115

(404) 670-4545 commercial
(800) 324-5997
POC: Eddie Mann ext 6908
www.mtmrecognition.com

24.Who do I contact to request copies of my cadet records, transcripts or commisioning paperwork?
Contact the USAFA Registrar's office. You may call them at (719) 333-3970 and all of the information they require can be found on their website at http://www.usafa.af.mil/deanoffaculty/staffagencies/registrar/customerservices.asp