United States Air Force Academy



March 2022 ISSUE
Recognition is the formal three-day finale of the fourth-class (freshman) year when cadets are “recognized” as upper-class cadets and allowed to wear the Prop and Wings insignia on their flight caps. It is a ceremonial acknowledgment that the fourth-class has successfully met military training requirements. It includes “The Run to the Rock” with the Senior (Firstie) class. In addition to challenging the fourth-class cadets, Recognition provides the three upper classes with an opportunity to develop their leadership skills. Individual squadron ceremonies and a wing-wide celebratory evening meal mark the end of Recognition.
C4C Abbi Copp
C4C Ella Duncan
C4C Luke Moerman & CS-19
C1C Heidi Liles -
Run to the Rock
C1C Amy Padilla
C1C Abby Hermann & CS-34
C4C Hannah Johnson & CS-23
C1C Andrew Puseman,
C1C Luke Trujillo, & CS-26
Getting those Prop and Wings makes it all worth it!
C4C Abbi Copp
C4C Hannah Johnson
C4C Ella Duncan
C4C Connor Crookham
... receiving his Prop and Wings and a salute
C4C Lucas Coon
C1C Heidi Liles pins a happy fourth-class squad mate
C4C Luke Moerman shows off his new Prop and Wings
Cadets in Action
This is the place to see the great things our Colorado Cadets are doing!
We love to share the adventures and successes of our Colorado cadets with our members. Please send photos and details of your cadets living their best lives at USAFA to vp@usafacpc.org.
C4C Lucas Coon and members of the USAFA hockey team
C4C Luke Moerman
C1C Andrew Puseman,
C2C Nate Bone, and other members of the USAFA Drum and Bugle Corps marched in some of the Mardi Gras parades in New Orleans
Colorado Night
We hosted the Colorado cadets at Air City 360. Thank you to John and Marne Trujillo for providing their kitchen and cooking expertise and to Nico Mason, Kathy Puseman, Ilise Friedrich, Lizzie Liles, and Jodi Shaw for helping to cook and assemble over 100 burritos!
Burrito cooks!
Meet the Board
Each month we are highlighting an Executive Board or Committee Chair member/s so you can get to know our behind the scenes team that is committed to lending their time and talents to supporting the Colorado Parents’ Club and our Colorado Cadets.

This month we are introducing our Co-Vice Presidents (and soon to be Co-Presidents), Danny and Kathy Cometto
Danny and Kathy, from Morrison, Colorado, are the proud parents of C4C Ben Cometto and younger sister Alexandra, a freshman in high school.  At USAFA, Ben is majoring in Astronautical Engineering and Mathematics.  Kathy is a Certified Public Accountant and owns a tax practice.  Danny and Kathy also own several other businesses, including custom software development, business consulting, software product, and mobile application companies.  They have been members of CPC since Ben arrived at the academy last summer, where they are serving as Co-Vice Presidents for the 2021-2022 academic year.  As a family they enjoy traveling the country in their camper, attending theatre performances, and serving their communities in a variety of ways.

CO-PRESIDENTS | Paul and Kathy Puseman ('22)
CO-VICE-PRESIDENTS |Danny and Kathy Cometto ('25)
CO-SECRETARIES| Heather Benson ('23) and Nicole Greenwood ('23)
TREASURER | Julia Flachman ('25)
EVENT COORDINATOR | Position to be filled
FUNDRAISING CHAIR | Position to be filled
WEBMASTER Jessica Anderson ('25)