Class of 1975

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Attention in the Area!
     Attention in the Area!

A. Gone But Not Forgotten
1) Our classmate    Larry T. "Tom" Bishop    passed away 5 November, 2017. His obituary is Here ( . Condolences may be left online Here . You will need to enter Tom's name and search on the site.
2) Our classmate Bradley W. Mandeville    passed away 9 October, 2017. His obituary is Here ( . Condolences may be left online Here    (at or they may be sent to his family in care of his wife, Armenda: Mrs. Armenda Mandeville; PO Box 2473, Belfair, WA 98528-2473 .
3) Our classmate Richard A. "Mac" McIntosh    passed away 13 August, 2017. Condolences may be left online Here    (at or they may be sent to his family in care of his wife, Linnea: Mrs. Linnea, McIntosh; 2428 Tenmile Lake; Lakeside, OR 97449-8631 .
4) Our classmate    Dennis R. Forinash    passed away 7 July, 2017. Condolences may be sent to his family in care of his wife, Carla: Mrs. Carla Forinash; 9079 Estebury Cir; Colorado Springs, CO 80920-7558.
5) Our classmate    Steven L. Barber    passed away 14 June, 2017.    Condolences may be sent to Steven's family in care of his wife, Glennys: Mrs. Glennys Barber; 307 S, Lakeshore Blvd; Howey in the Hills, FL 34737-3409.
6) Our classmate    Charles D. Sargent    passed away 4 June, 2017. His Condolence/Guestbook are Here .
7) Our classmate    Phillip L. Kendall    passed away 12 Feb, 2017. His Obituary and Condolence/Guestbook are Here .
8) Our classmate    Charles K. Bergman    passed away 25 December, 2016. Condolences may be sent to his family in care of his wife, Sherry: Mrs. Sherry S. Bergman; 40865 County Road 311; Deer River, MN 56636-4061.

B. Max Della Pia is running for Congress!   Information about his campaign is Here at (
C.   Reunion Gift Committee News
The Class of 1975 45th Reunion Gift Committee has announced our Class gift to USAFA: 1) restoration of the iconic Air Gardens and 2) endowment of the traditional Contrails for perpetuity. More details are available    here.    The Contrails dedication page can be viewed here.
D. AOG Class Advisory Senate News
The November meeting minutes are posted: here.
A few highlights from Bruce Mitchell:
1)   New USAFA Endowment CEO and former Supt Mike Gould briefed the CAS on current Endowment activities and plans. Gould's emphasis was upon cooperation of all the organizations and seeking pragmatic common solutions among the 7 supporting foundations the who support the Academy in various "financial lanes." USAFA '75 received props from EXSUPT for volunteering to support calling efforts for fund raising.
2)   A new "forged in blue" program is underway via which donated class rings worn by senior USAFA class members will be melted down to mix with the gold to be used in future USAFA class rings (e.g. Class of 1970 for use in Class of 2020 - 50 year heritage circle). Currently, the AOG is holding 13 donated class rings that will be first set used in this program. If you are interested in this program, please contact the AOG.
3)   New AOG CEO Marty Marcolongo briefed on current AOG activities and emphases. A 17 December 2017 special basketball event at Madison Square Garden will feature AF vs Army (and two other teams).
4)   Expansion of the "Wreaths Across America" program for placing Christmas wreaths upon veterans graves (started at Arlington, expanded now across the country's military cemeteries). USAFA cemetery is now included. There is a website if you wish to donate.
5)   AOG is working hard to coordinate more closely with the USAFA Public Affairs office, in order to get current information on cadet activities out to the graduate community in a timely way.
6)   Please let Bruce know via E-mail ( ) if you have suggestions, questions, or comments for the AOG.

E. Miscellaneous    
1)   Mark Wells has retired, making him our official Last Man Standing for the class. Congratulations Mark!! Mark also received the optionally mandatory promotion to BG upon retirement for USAFA Dept. Chairs, bringing our class GO total up to 29.
2)   Jerry Wallace has revealed himself as the famous 1974 "Mitchell Hall Streaker"!!, ending 40 years of speculation. More here
3)   An electronic copy of our yearbook is available online here.

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