United States Air Force Academy



January 2024

From the Co-Presidents

Hello CPC families!

Happy New Year! The time flew by for us during the holidays yet we are hopeful you enjoyed the time with your cadet(s). It was great to see many of you at the Colorado All Service Academy Ball held on December 29th at the Hotel Antlers. Be sure to check out the photos below. If you did not make it this year, we highly recommend attending next year. CPC covers the ticket for your Firstie!


The Valentine's Goodie Bag Assembly is in just a few short weeks. Please join us for fellowship and fun as we assemble the treats for the cadets on February 11, 2023, at the Cadet Field House. Check out the link for volunteering.


This year has just flown by and It is hard to believe that the Firsties will be graduating in just a few quick months! We look forward to learning where the Class of 2024 cadets will be headed for their first assignments. We wish them the best to finish well in this semester!


We will have our End of the Year Celebration honoring our seniors with their gift from CPC in April. An invitation will be forthcoming!


Speaking of graduation, that momentous day also marks the beginning of our new CPC board year. We will have many positions to fill at our Spring General Membership meeting on Saturday, April 20, 2024 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. It will be just after our End of Year Celebration! We hope you will join us! Thank you for considering a position to help us keep the club running smoothly! We have many families that will be stepping down this year since their cadets will be graduating. Thanks to all of them for the help over the years. Thank you for the consideration in filling their roles. These next four months will allow you to participate in a background role as you learn the ins and outs of that position.


Elected Board Positions to be filled:


  • President(s)
  • Shall preside at all Annual Membership and Executive Board meetings as the Executive Director of the corporation
  • Shall decide all questions of order and precedence
  • Shall be an ex-officio member of all committees of this corporation.
  • Shall serve as the official representative and contact point for the corporation. 

  • Vice-President(s) - The
  • Shall preside at all Annual Membership and Executive Board Meetings
  • Shall serve as the Assistant Executive Director
  • Oversee CPC Public Relations, including the Webmaster, Tailgate Chair, Photographer/ Videographer, IT Support & Social Media Chair

  • Co-Secretary We have split this position into two roles. Role 1 is the position we need to fill.
  • Attend monthly Operation meetings and General Membership meetings (both)
  • Set agenda, do all emails for meetings, compile reports/minutes and keep minutes at all meetings (Role 1)
  • Manage all correspondence, physical and email (Role 1 - physical & email; Role 2 - email)
  • Maintain Membership list (Role 2) and Constant Contact database (both)
  • Create, merge and update Class Rosters from parent liaison Privacy Act rosters to Constant Contact and drive rosters (Role 1)Order and distribute name tags (Role 2)
  • Send CPC welcome emails to all new members, and add to drive class rosters, and maintain sustaining and volunteer rosters in drive (Role 2)

  • Treasurer -
  • Responsible for all corporation funds
  • Shall report to the corporation on the status of the corporation finances at each Membership meeting of the corporation, such report to include the then current balance in the corporation’s treasury.
  • Provide a current financial statement available to all Executive Board members at the end of each quarter.
  • Responsible for filing yearly tax forms and keeping up with the tax-exempt status.


  • Fundraising Chair - In this capacity you'll be responsible for overseeing the Goodie Bag Chair(s) and any other club fundraising efforts. In addition, you'll be reaching out to our community partners to seek funds for some of our activities (Tailgates, Colorado Night, etc.) and track donations received throughout the year.


Other Positions to be filled:


  • I-Day Chair(s). We are looking forward to again hosting our traditional picnic this year for In-Processing Day for the class 0f 2028. We will need an organized individual (or team) to lead this signature event. This committee chair will work closely with the AOG and USAFA senior leadership on this joint effort. The I-Day chair leads the team of CPC volunteers to cover everything from food prep and serving, to volunteer coordinating, to the letter writing campaign, etc.


Please contact the Presidents to volunteer for any of these positions.


We look forward to working with you to help enrich the Academy experience of our cadets!

- Danny & Kathy Cometto,

USAFA CPC Co-Presidents


February 1, 2024

Deadline to order Valentine's Day Goodie Bags. Order HERE

February 11, 2024

Assembly and Delivery. Sign-up HERE

February 13, 2024

Meet & Greet + Question & Answer Session with

Brigadier General Linell A. Letendre, Dean of Faculty, United States Air Force Academy

Green Valley Smoke House & Oyster Bar @ 4900 Himalaya Road, Denver, CO

Please look in your email for an invite to this very special event.

February 21-23, 2024

National Character & Leadership Symposium

February 29, 2024

Leadership Achievement Award Deadline

Nominate a USAFA Grad today!

March 15-16, 2024


March 22-31, 2024

Spring Break

April 20, 2024

General Membership Meeting

Please join the Board and Chairs of the CPC to get involved and updated on the CPC

May 28 - 31, 2024

Graduation Week

May 30, 2024


June 8, 2024

New Appointee and Prep Event, Noon to 3pm

Top Golf/Colorado Springs

June 26, 2024

In-Processing Day for Class of 2028 and I-Day Picnic

Schedule of Athletics


  • Cadet Aden Extrand of Class of 2026 lost his mother on 18 Dec 24. Our prayers are with his family at this difficult time. If you have parents who wish to send condolences to the family, please email the USAFA Parent Liaison Team at [email protected] and they will send the address.


C1C Grant Ferry

Backcountry Skiing Rocky Mountains

C1C Jenna Breeden

Mountaineering Club

Backcountry Skiing Monarch

C2C Benjamin Cometto

Ice Climbing Iceland

C3C Ray Rosenmerkel

Cantor, USAFA Cadet Catholic Choir

Saint Stephens Church, Glenwood Springs

C4C Elizabeth Germain

Preppie Jaden Hewston

Commander/Leader of the USAF Thunderbirds, Thunderbird 1, Lt Col Nathan “Sheik” Malafa

C1C Grant Ferry and C1C Bryan Hartigan


C1C Grant Ferry and C1C Bryan Hartigan


C3C Sam McClung

CASAB with Ret LTC Eric McClung (Army) 

C2C Ella Duncan


C4C Jackson Houtz

Mens Fencing Team Recovery

C4C Catherine Louden and Roomies

C3C Lauren Mirande

Class of 26 Exemplar Chairperson with

Alone at Dawn Author Dan Schilling

C3C Jaeden Smith

USAFA vs Army Game with Mom and Dad

C1C Joseph Kinerson

C2C Matt Kinerson

Tiffany Kinerson, Texas A&M Class of 1996

Rob Kinerson, USAFA Class of 1995 

Sister Clubs Fundraising




CO-PRESIDENTS | Danny and Kathy Cometto ('25)

VICE-PRESIDENT | Position to be filled

CO-SECRETARY| Jackie Breeden ('24)

MEMBERSHIP| April McClung ('26)

TREASURER | Jason Breeden ('24)

EVENT COORDINATOR | Sherri Newell ('26)

FUNDRAISING CHAIR | Position to be filled


WEBMASTER | Jessica Anderson ('25)

PHOTOGRAPHERS | April McClung ('26) and David Bishop ('23 & '27)

TAILGATE CHAIR| Tim Thompson ('23)

GOODIE BAG CHAIR | Lauralee Hitzler ('26)

NEW APPOINTEE CHAIR | Helly Duncan ('25)

I-DAY CHAIR | Position to be filled

END OF YEAR CELEBRATION | Ann Pederson ('23 & '27)

TASTE OF HOME CHAIR | Sherri Newell ('26)

IT Support |Bobby Culp ('19)

Social Media | Rachel Ade Stearns ('23)

CASAB (CO All Services Academies Ball) Chair |Jeff Flachman ('25)

USAFA Colorado Parents' Club|

Website: USAFA CPC

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