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Wednesday, May 15 – • United States Air Force Academy


Wednesday May 15 –

This is your official Air Force Update on the history of the Academy for Wednesday, 15 Maye

On this day, in 1959 — Pegasus, a marble replica of the winged horse statue at the Italian War College in Florence, is presented to the Academy as a gift from the Italian government. General Silvio Napoli, Chief of Staff of the Italian Air Force, was guest of honor at the ceremony. The statue stood outside the Arnold Hall Ballroom until 1994, when it was moved to Doolittle Hall.

…Also on this day, in 2022 – Cadets Scott Rockett and Lauren Hurley, both Class of ’25, earn medals at the 2022 National Rifle Junior Olympic Championship at Hillsdale College in Michigan. Rockett, the NCAA air rifle champion, earned the gold in the men’s air rifle. Hurley earned a pair of silver medals in the women’s small caliber and women’s air rifle.

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