Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Reunion Dinner for Friday night

USAFA Class of 1984

Gourmet House Greens with Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Carrots,
Red Onions and Croutons, served with Ranch Dressing

Beef Medallion with Hunter’s Sauce and
Seared Chicken Breast with Lemon Chablis
Chef’s Choice of Seasonal Vegetable and Starch

Chocolate Cake

Freshly Brewed Regular & Decaffeinated Coffee and Tea

$50.00 Per Person
(Inclusive of applicable tax/service charge)

Thursday Reunion Buffet Menu

For our reunion, here is a list of food for Thursday night

Baron of Beef
Tomato & Pesto Brushchetta
Fillo Cups with Gorgonzola & Walnlut Filling
Smoked Salmon on Rye with Cream Cheese
Swedish Meatballs with Peppercorn Sauce
Bacon Wrapped Scallops with Lemon Glaze
Coconut Chicken Strips with Orange Horseradish
Chocolate Covered Strawberries/Brownies

Price is $39/pp all inclusive, which includes room, taxes, and tip

Monday, July 27, 2009

Commandant's Lunch

Friday September 25 1100 to 1300

Steakhouse Bruschetta
Swedish Meatballs
Signature Tortilla Chips w/ Salsa
Chicken Parmesan
Rigatoni w/ Italian Style Meatballs
Fresh Seasonal Vegetable
Chef’s Mixed Salad w/ 2 Dressings and Croutons
Bread Sticks and Butter
Dessert: Fresh Fruit Display

sign up for this and all reunion activities at http://www.usafa.org/reunion/1984/1984.aspx

Update July 2009

Mike Jensen

12035 Milam Road

Colorado Springs, CO 80908


Updates for the reunion can be found at http://www.usafa84.com/. By the time you receive this, it is getting down to crunch time. We really have a tremendous turnout so far, but there is always room for more of “84”! Went over to check out to Commandants house. It is a beautiful setting for our classmate and his family. Sam and Tammy Cox, along with children, Patrick and Claire, and felines Nani and Kahuna, are making it available to us for lunch on Friday during the reunion from 11-1. We then have the Senior Staff briefings which will be followed by the Memorial Ceremony and dinner at the Marriott. For the golfers, the Thursday Commandants Classic will be held at Eisenhower. Last time we depleted the golf hostesses’ cart of just about everything they had for sale. Should be great weather.

Updates: Received a nice update from Rob Hemker, who has a son in 2011. He is on the Wings of Blue and while in town Rob ran into three of our classmates at his son’s "Blue Suit" ceremony in May. The Blue Suit ceremony is when the 3rd class Wings of Blue "candidates" (also known as Wings of Green) finish their one year of upgrade training and are officially added to the team. At the ceremony the '84 grads he saw were Kent Yohe (also has son class of 2011 on Wings of Blue), John Curran (who sponsors Kent's son), and, of course, Sam Cox the Commandant was there. Kent and John were both Wings of Blue when we were cadets. Both Kent and John fly for Southwest.

Rob ended up in Acquisition after graduation and got out of the AF in 1990. He has lived in Houston ever since and is in the recruiting business (head hunter).

Other '84 people Rob has traded messages with over the past year or so:
Bob Wright - Was head of Safety at USAFE (if that is what they call it still) and now running an AF ROTC unit in Florida. Tim Shields - they played water polo together at USAFA. He flies for United now and lives in Huntington Beach, CA. Bryan Holmes - they came from the same high school in Southern California and played water polo too. He now flies for American and lives in Orange County, CA. Eddie Pogue – they also played water polo together and he flies for UPS and lives in Louisville. Darryl Webb - they had chance contact as he was retiring from the AF and moving back to Houston looking for employment. They realized we did the Navy SEAL summer program together during their Jr year. Eddie Pogue was in SEAL training too. Walt Jurek - They were in the same basic squadron and he is now a senior engineering manager at Hewlett Packard in Houston. Greg Bauer - They were Econ majors together. Lives in Park City, UT and flies for American Airlines.

Al Feliu sent in a picture, seen here are Albert, Christina-18, Cindy-wife of 25 years, and Michael-15

Class of 2013: This is where I know I will not get everyone, but will do the best with what we have. John Denny and his wife Gayle ’83 have a son in basic training C4C Wes Denny, they report that Dwight Godwin from CS-13 also has a son at USAFA in Basic. Tom Wilson has daughter Hayley, who is a 3rd generation USAFA attendee, following Ed Lorenzini, who had a son enter a couple of years ago.

With everything that is happening in the world today. I feel very fortunate to be able to keep in touch with so many great and wonderful people. I hope you can take the time to take a weekend for yourselves and join us as we celebrate 25 years since we graduated from our United States Air Force Academy. Thanks for all each and everyone of you do every day. See you soon …. jens