Class of 1975

Welcome to Our Class Website!



Attention in the Area!
     Attention in the Area!

A. Gone But Not Forgotten  
1)   Our classmate   Roy R. Sawyer II  passed away 14 April 2022.
2)   Our classmate   Joseph W. "Joe" Kahiapo Jr.  passed away 13 August 2021. Condolences may be left online via the obituary link or they may be sent to his family in care of his wife, Susan: Mrs. Susan I. Kahiapo; 94-321 Kaholo St; Mililani, HI 96789-2532
3)   Our classmate   George B. Martin  passed away 31 July 2021. Condolences may be left online via the obituary link or they may be sent to his family in care of his wife, Lisa: Mrs. Lisa Martin; 123 Colonnade Dr; Peachtree City, GA 30269-2756
4)   Our classmate   Dr. William A "Bill" Young  passed away 25 July 2021.

B.   Air Gardens Dedication     
The Air Garden project is complete! The dedication ceremony was held 0800 on Saturday 23 October. Members of the class were present, including Larry Fariss (who spoke).

Here it is!

(You can see a full size image here)

And a Plaque!

You can watch the ceremony here

More photos here

The Air Gardens history is Here

Any additional photos for posting to the class websites are most appreciated!! Please send to Marty at and/or Bill Estelle at Thanks!!

C.   Donors to class gifts...     
   The guys who donated to the Air Gardens and Contrails class gift fund are listed here

   Every grad is now entitled to a free membership in the AOG. Read all about it (and sign up) here

D. AOG Class Advisory Senate News

1)  From Bruce (our rep):
a)   The latest CAS meeting minutes are posted: here.
b)   Please let Bruce know via E-mail ( ) if you have suggestions, questions, or comments for the AOG.

USAFA & AOG news official links are Here (thanks to Bruce Mitchell)

E.   Miscellaneous    
Become a member of the '75 Linked-in Group.
The group is unlisted for privacy purposes, just go here: and ask to join.

1)   Mark Wells has retired (USAFA History Department Permanent Professor and Head), 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)   Forged in Blue (Ring Ingot Program)  
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3)   Jerry Wallace has revealed himself as the famous 1974 "Mitchell Hall Streaker" !!, ending uncountable years of speculation.
4)   The last living Doolittle Raider,   Richard Cole ,  passed away 9 April, 2019.
There is an online condolence card for the Cole family available   here   (
More about Richard Cole   here   (   and   here   (
5)   An electronic copy of our yearbook is available online here.
6)   A high-resolution video made of the Moon by composition photos taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft since 2011 is here.
7)   Updates from our class president (aka el presidente mas magnifico, le plus grand president, maximus praeses), Jim Carlson, are Here

F. Have news for the class? Send news to Foster Bitton at

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