"Grads Helping Grads" – The Chapter's mission is to connect local Denver metro-area Air Force Academy graduates with each other to foster a sense of camaraderie among those who attended our fine alma mater.
Whether your memories are good or bad, we all share a common bond and the purpose of our Chapter is to have an organization where we can network with one another, potentially help fellow graduates in an employment assistance capacity, enhance social interactions among local graduates and their families, enable local active Air Force, cadet and faculty outreach activities, and support Air Force Academy athletic events.
The Chapter does not solicit donors for the AOG or any other alumni organization, there are no dues and no requirements to be a member other than to have attended and/or graduated from the United States Air Force Academy.
Several years ago, I was having lunch with the CIO of a large Denver media company who happened to also be one of my customers. Through the small talk we came to realize that we were both USAFA grads from around the same time period. This sparked my motivation to get involved in the Denver Chapter.
Regardless of how you feel about the Academy, I strongly encourage you to come out to an event and meet up with your fellow graduates. It doesn’t matter if you are an airline pilot, retired, still active duty, or are out there in the “business world”. It doesn’t matter if you are from the Class of 1962 or 2012, or if you need some help, or if you don’t need anything, I promise that you will enjoy spending time with other graduates.
There are more than 1200 USAFA graduates in the Denver metro area, and the more I meet the more proud I am to call myself an Academy Grad!
Mike Fontaine ‘89