I had a wonderful time visiting with some of the cadets on Thursday at the Championships. By days end, the women had swept the three games they played and the men won two out of the three!
They were so appreciative and in awe that the club provided a goodie bag for them. Games began the day at 08:00 and ended for them at 15:00. Short breaks consisted of watching the other USAFA team play before heading back to the court to begin a warm up for the next game. So their goodie bags that day turned out to be the ONLY thing that they had to eat during that time!! They loved the apples and oranges as well as the other snacks. I added some mini volleyballs for them to enjoy in their downtime as well.
The bags were decorated by students at Edna Grade school. I heard many comments about the artwork and a unique way to package the treats.
Thank you to everyone that made this possible. It was well worth the effort.
Not sure why the video posted upside down, but.... it was too cute not to post.
Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson held her 2017 State of USAFA March 22, 2017 at Polaris Hall. She discussed new developments at the Academy over the past year, the status of several initiatives and projects under way, the trajectory of physical and cultural changes on campus, and highlighted the accomplishments of a number of outstanding cadets.
At our last parent meeting, we had decided to wait on giving the Cadets their Christmas gifts until a bit later in January. What better day to celebrate than KANSAS DAY Monday, January 29th! Packages have been mailed and tracking numbers have been emailed to all of the cadets.
Hopefully this brightens their day a bit and they have gotten something that is a bit useful too!
To everyone and their fundraising contributions that have helped make this possible.
Kansas was represented well on the Squadron 4 Intramural Ultimate Frisbee team. The team took the Champion spot in the wing. Congrats to these cadets!
The Colorado Goodie Bags have been ordered for our Cadets! They will receive THREE goodie bags throughout the year. Halloween, Valentine's Day, and Spring Finals.
From the Colorado Page:
Each reusable logo back-satchel is assembled with love, packed with a variety of great non-perishable foods and snacks, then DELIVERED RIGHT TO THE SQUADRON CQ DESKS. (Your cadet never has to leave their dorm!) You can even include a personal note from home that gets placed inside your cadet's bag!
Proceeds from Goodie Bag sales help support the Annual Colorado Parents' Club In-Processing Day Picnic.
We are proud to support the Colorado Parents Club with their In-Processing Day Picnic and we are SUPER PROUD of our cadets and their hard work!
Hats off to our resident ALO, Chad Gericke, for assisting me with at booth at the Parsons Tri-City Airport's annual Fly-In. It was a beautiful day and a nice crowd. Visitors to the booth ranged from littles wanting stickers and dreaming of flying, one serious USAFA prospect, and many veterans sporting military caps decorated with pins. It was fun listening to their stories!
If you have an event taking place in your area or maybe a college days at your high school that you would like to have the Academy represented, please let me know. There are ALO's across the state that can attend and speak to future cadets and parents.
September 2, 2016- A busy weekend for everyone, but we were able to squeeze in an Air Capital dinner on Friday night at On the Border. An excellent buffet and a room all to ourselves made it even better. Cadets that attended received a gift card to Chick-Fil-A. It was so nice for our kids to get to finally meet one another!
August 5, 2016
We met in Wichita for our summer BBQ. A nice turn out. Not to mention we were able to assemble 25 Goodie Boxes for our Kansas Cadets! A big thanks to the Jarvis family for hosting the event.
April 21, 2016
I wanted to introduce myself to you all and give you some information on the Air Capital Parents Club.
My name is Jennifer Mathes and our son is a 4 deg at the Academy. My husband, Brent, and I live near Bartlett, a small town in southeast Kansas where we farm. I work part time as an EMT and also have my own Photography business. We have two other boys. Joshua, will be a senior at KSU and was just married in January to his beautiful wife Caitlin. Our youngest, Joel, will be going into 8th grade and keeps us going with many activities.
I am also the Communication Chairman for the 2019 USAFA Spirit Mission where I have had the pleasure to work with so many wonderful USAFA parents all over the country! When I first heard the "Welcome to the USAFA family", little did I know that they really mean it. There is a real sense of family and community.
I hope that we can continue that tradition with the Air Capital Parents Club. We may be small, but when I tell others what our little group does for our cadets, they are amazed and wished that their bigger Parents organizations did as much for their cadets.
I have found that there is quite a difference between groups and each group decides on what is the direction that they would like to take.
So with that, I am looking to you all for some direction on what you would like to see our group doing or being involved in this next year.
Please send me back some feedback and I will report back to the group!!!
I realize that we are all spread out all over the state, but I have some ideas to allow us to "meet" a bit more without all of those windshield miles!
I am very excited about the upcoming year, welcoming our new cadets, and supporting our cadets!