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Class of 2004


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Class of 2004 - Key Data

  • Appointed:1369 on Thursday, June 29, 2000
  • Graduated:974 on Wednesday, June 02, 2004
  • Commissions:
  • USAF-953
  • US Army-2
  • US Navy-1
  • US Marine Corps-4
  • Foreign- 8
  • Not commissioned-6
  • Graduation Speaker:
  • George W. Bush, President of the United States
  • Presented Commissions:
  • George W. Bush, President of the United States
  • Presented Diplomas:
  • George W. Bush, President of the United States
  • Cadet Wing Commanders:
  • Kathleen A. Dildy (Fall) James N. Valpianni (Spring)
  • Scholarships:
  • All-Americans (sports):
  • Class Officers:
  • President and Scribe: Breezy (Long) Heddinger
Heraldry:

Class Motto: Parati ad Bellum (Ready for War)

THE AMERICAN FLAG Represents our nation and signifies our dedicationto serving and protecting. It flows with the strengthof the eagle as it is part of the wing.

HAT IN THE RING A tribute to our exemplar - Capt Eddie V. Rickenbacker.(The aircraft fly from the "Hat in the Ring" into stripesof the American flag representing the change of loyaltyand focus from the Academy to their nation).

SUNRISE Significant of the new beginning of Air Force life and the hope that comes with each new day.

THE CADET CHAPEL Representing the moral and ethical standards that lead us through life both at USAFA and asofficers in the Air Force.

LIGHTNING BOLTS Representing the power of the profession we will enter.

THE AIRCRAFT Two F-15s and an F-16 add up to 46, our class year and are a symbol of a primary mission of theAir Force and the exciting, high paced and unique future that awaits our class.