2017 Alumni Weekend Schedule

Schedule of Events

Friday, April 28th
3:00PM Kick-Around (Bird's Nest)
7:00PM Men & Women's Alumni Dinner (Southern Hospitality, 13021 Bass Pro Dr, 80921)

Saturday, April 29th
9:00AM Women's Alumni vs Varsity Game (Bird's Nest)
11:00AM Men's Alumni Meeting (Press Box)
12:00PM Men's Alumni vs Varsity Game (Bird's Nest)
2:30PM Color Cup
5:00PM Catered Dinner & Awards Presentation (Lawrence Paul Pavilion)

Sunday, April 30th
8:00AM Golf Tourney (Eisenhower GC (Silver Course))
2:00PM Ball Toss

Additional Notes

* You will pay Southern Hospitality for Dinner on Friday Night
* Total cost for dinner at Lawrence Paul Pavilion is $15 per person
* We'll be accepting cash (preferred), check, or you can pay via Square Cash


2014 Alumni Weekend Schedule


It's finally here...the long awaited schedule for the 2014 Alumni Weekend. Of course, times may to fluctuate a bit (with the exception of the retirement).

Fri - 2/May/2014

  • 1530-1830 - Coach Buckley retirement at the Falcon Stadium Press Box (see details below)
  • 1530 - Kick-around at the stadium for those not attending the retirement (see Doug Hill)
  • 1900ish - Meet at Old Chicago's on Woodmen

Sat - 3/May/2014

  • 0900 - Breakfast (on your own) 
  • 1100ish - Annual Alumni Meeting in press box
  • 1200 - Alumni vs Varsity kickoff
  • 1400 - Color Cup
  • 1500 - Cup Finals
  • 1600ish - Lawrence Paul for BBQ and Awards

Sun - 4/May/2014

  • 0800 - Tee times!
  • ???? - Ball toss sometime thereafter

Buckley Retirement Details:

Please Join us as we say Aloha to Coach Buckley and offer best wishes on his Retirement after 28 years here at USAFA.  Coach Buckley and his wife invite you to attend the retirement at the Falcon Stadium Press Box on 2 May 2014 from 1530-1830, there will be plenty of food and beverages.  

2013 Alumni Weekend Dates

Alumni Weekend Spring 2013 – May 3rd-5th!!

For all you people who don’t have facebook or aren’t in the AFASS group.

1) ask for leave from work (if in the military)
2) start buying your significant other gifts (everyone)
3) quit your job (if not in the military)
4) organize a bake sale (if you need $ for a flight)
5) e-mail Jonesy to see if he has room on his floor (everyone)
6) start running to get in shape (start on May 1st)

Cheers! See you this May!



2012 Alumni Weekend Schedule

Friday – 27 April1500: Kick around at the Bird's Nest...Seniors will bring refreshments! 1830 'til Ole leaves 0030?: Drinks and Dinner at Colorado Mountain Brewery = Get Directions Here or take I-25 to Interquest (for the old, guys 1/2 way between the north and south gate of the Academy East of I-25 and you can take the visual approach with the nice weather we will have if you are of the pilot type). 2230: Men’s soccer team back to the AFA dorms (sorry Burgs no more designated frosh drivers)...Ole said he would give you a ride or Buck?

Saturday - 28 April 0900: Breakfast with Motrin on your own (although you would think the training room could sponsor this) 1045: Alumni Meeting in press box 1130: Alum warms up in white jersey 1200: KICK OFF Alumni (searching for that silver boot winner but don’t get the powder blue) Get your line up from Coach Lou Sagastume -- help him out and remind him the year you graduated so he knows how much time to give you Varsity will be in blue ready to go! 1400: Color Cup 1500: Cup Finals 1615ish: LAWERENCE PAUL FOR BBQ AND ALUMNI AWARDS (On Campus - West of the chapel)

Sunday - 29 April 0800: Golf (Eisenhower for golf on Blue Course) – 10 tee times and will have the traditional tee off with hecklers allowed on tee # 1 (KORPACK PROMISED HE WOULD DRIVE THE GREEN WITH THE SOCCER COLARED GOLF BALL or buy the first round…make sure you show for this big hit!

Alumni Weekend Itinerary

Friday - April 29th, 2011

  • 1500: show at the Birds nest for kick around
  • 1900: Dinner at All American Sports Cafe (out north gate road to Voyager, take a right on Voyager, on the left about a mile down)
  • Billy Minor's house after dinner...lives right behind All American

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

  • 1045: show in the press box
  • 1200: kick off for Alumni game

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

  • 0745: show at Eisenhower for golf on Blue Course


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Alumni Weekend 2010 Schedule

Birds, Less than 3 weeks until another weekend of fun in the sun (hopefully).  The weekend timetable is complete other than Saturday night.  So far we have left the night open like last year but that might change.  If we do put an event in that night we will let you know ASAP.  If you are coming for the weekend but have not let us know please email me at this address so that I can give a good head count to Indigo Joe's for Friday night (directions below).  Thanks!!  If you are coming and don't have a place to stay let me know  so we can get you hooked up.  Here is the itinerary:

Friday - 30 April

1530 - Kick Around in the Bird's Nest (soccer stadium).  Usually lasts until Beer is gone.  Beverages provided by the Class of 2010.

1900 - Dinner and Social Misbehaviour at Indigo Joe's Sports Pub & Restaurant. Young lads and Ole Olsen usually head downtown around 2300 hrs or so.

Saturday - 1 May

1030 - Alumni Meeting at the Soccer Stadium Press Box

1200 - Alumni Game Kickoff

1400 - Class Colored Cup

1600 - Awards ceremony and lots of laughter

Saturday night is currently under review

Sunday - 2 May

0800 - Show time at Eisenhower Blue Course

0830 - 1st Tee Time.  We have 10 times reserved so if you want to play there is plenty of room.

Approx 1400 - Ball Toss at Silver Course Tossing Green.

Pat McKenna

PS Check out last years pics: AW 2009

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Updated Fall Alumni Weekend Schedule!

Latest and greatest itinerary for the Fall Alumni Weekend. Updated on 13 Sep 2009. Friday 18 Sep 1700: AFA Women Soccer vs Cal Poly (Buckley presentation from Women's Soccer Team at halftime 1930: Dinner at Indigo Joes Sports Bar and Grill (located 2 blocks east of Powers off of Barnes just North of the Sky Sox Stadium)

Saturday 19 Sep 1000: Golf at Eisenhower Silver Course (5 tee times beginning at 1030) 1500: Tailgate at Soccer Stadium (Food, Presentations, Kick Around etc) 1900: Air Force vs Army at the Bird's Nest

Sunday 20 Sep 0845: Marty Buckley Coaching Retirement Golf Tourney at Eisenhower Silver Course (5 tee times beginning at 0918) 1100: AFA Women Soccer vs New Hampshire at the Bird's Nest ( for those who do not want to Golf) 1400: Ball Toss

2009 Fall Alumni Weekend

Birds, I hope this letter finds you and your families well.  I want to start this letter with a sincere thank you and best of luck to Coach Marty Buckley.  For those of you that have not heard, after 23 great years, Buck has announced his retirement from coaching at the Air Force Academy.   Larry Friend (85), Buck’s longtime assistant takes over the program and is very excited about the upcoming season.

What can I say…Another fantastic Alumni weekend in the books.  There was some spectacular soccer played and from what I saw (from the press box of course) the Birds should show great improvement this fall.  They thoroughly trounced the Alumni with senior striker Steve Noller bagging a couple sweet goals.  Awards from the weekend went to the following individuals:  The Ole’ award (top defensive performance) went to Tim Murphy (97).  Murph made several brilliant saves to keep the score from becoming a blow out.  The Silver Boot went to Chris Cullen (94).  Chris played a lot of minutes and held together the midfield for both the Alums and the Red team.  Speaking of Red they repeated as Class Colored Cup champs defeating a very skilled and under-manned Gold side.  The coveted Powder Blue was once again a controversial choice but worthy nonetheless.  Dan Walsh (04) won a split decision over Brandon Jones (02).  Dan wore the uniform proudly out on the town Saturday night and we are still waiting for Marcus Sagastume to post the video on our Alumni website.  Congrats to this year’s award winners and losers!  The weather was awful on Saturday but broke up nicely for golf on Sunday morning.  The weekend turnout was great and a million thanks to the Men and women’s staffs for helping us put together another successful Alumni Weekend.

So again we anxiously await another year until the birds rejoin and reminisce about their glory days…

But wait…We’ve got some great news! As you all know, our Alumni Association is second to none here at the AFA.  We’ve had tremendous turnouts over the years.  Many of you treat Alumni Weekend as the biggest holiday of the year (even more so than Christmas or your kids’ birthdays!).  Words cannot do justice to the great time we have; from the first day at the kick-around and the final day on the golf course with the ball toss.

This past May a few of you had mentioned the possibility of having Alumni Weekend in the fall.  As the idea spread amongst the Alumn, it became apparent that we consider this option.  Coach Hill, Ole Olson, Greg Walsh and I discussed this possibility.  We decided it would be a great idea to hold a FALL Alumni Weekend; not as replacement to our traditional Spring Alumni Weekend but as an addition, so that the birds can reunite twice during the year and support the birds during their Fall season.

So that being said, we are having our inaugural FALL ALUMNI WEEKEEND 2009 from 18-20 Sep.  For this inaugural event, we want to honor Coach Buck for his 23 years of dedicated service to both the men’s and women’s programs.  Below is the tentative schedule of events:

Fall Alumni Weekend 2009 Friday, 18 Sep 1500    Kick Around 1700    Tailgate at Soccer Stadium to honor Coach Buck and to support Larry Friend as the new head coach! 1900    AFA vs. Cal Poly (Women’s Varsity) 2100   Restaurant (TBD) Saturday, 19 Sep 1000    Golf 1600    Tailgate at Soccer Stadium 1900    AFA vs. Army (Men’s Varsity) 2100    Celebrate Win! (Location TBD) Sunday, 20 Sep 0800    Golf Tourney 1300    Ball Toss

This schedule is subject to change, so please email me your inputs for this weekend.

I’m also pleased to announce that we are going to expand our gear purchasing for the fall weekend.  Brandon Jones is working with the folks at Nike to get authentic Nike apparel that is available to the team for us to purchase at cost.  We hope to have all of the choices available for order by the end of July.  More news about gear to come from Brandon in the upcoming days.

I look forward to seeing many of you this fall.  The Army game 2 years ago was packed.  Additionally Doug Hill is going to make this weekend their primary recruiting weekend.  What a great opportunity for these young men to meet the Birds of the past.  With just over 2 months until this weekend we will give weekly updates about the itinerary and other logistics.  Go Birds!

Pat McKenna (87) El Presidente mas guapo y gordo