Charlie Kuyk and Frank Borman at the Montana Aviation Conference

Charlie has an update from a recent session he was part of with Frank:
"Frank and I were invited to a MONTANA AVIATION CONFERENCE to tell our Air Force and NASA space personal stories to aviation buffs - ex-military and private flyers. The excellent moderator was a retired Air Force fighter pilot, USAFA 1979. Lots of history and laughs."

The moderator, Pete Bunce, shared a few comments from attendees:

  • Instead of the 90 minutes this program lasted, they would have listened all afternoon.
  • Everyone hoped they would have just a little of the clarity of mind these two gents do.
  • All hoped for a friendship like Charles and Frank have had…70+ years.
  • What an opportunity the nearly 300 people who packed the room to standing room only had.

Frank Borman and Charlie Kuyk with Pete Bunce.

Self-Written Memorial Article Guidelines

Added to this website are some easy to follow guidelines for writing a graduate's memorial article. Getting started on your memorial now will ensure that important details of your life story are included.

Click here to download these guidelines. The form can be downloaded and printed out as a PDF or with Google Docs

Your memorial will not be published on the class site or in TAPS without your family's permission. 

Additional suggestions for writing your memorial can be found on the West Point AOG site.

If you have questions or would like help, please reach out through our site's comment form.

Ben Lewis Honored

Congratulations to Ben for being selected as Indian River Colony Club Foundation Honoree of the Year! Indian River Colony Club, a retirement community in Viera, FL, is one of the premier retirement destinations for military officers in Florida. 

70th Reunion Planning Has Begun!

With 2020 on the horizon, planning for our 70th reunion is underway. Be on the lookout for details from Clyde Spence, our Reunion Chairman, as we start planning for May 2020. Cylde will need help in this effort, so if you are interested, please reach out to Clyde. Can't wait to see you there!

West Point and the Air Force

Charlie Kuyk, Jr. (USMA 1950) and his son Charlie Kuyk, III (USAFA 1973) are writing a book about the influence of West Point graduates upon the early days of the US Air Force. As you may know, the Air Force was established as a separate military service in 1947 and many of its early leaders were West Point graduates.

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West Point's Class of 1950 in Look Magazine

Here is a 1952 article from Look Magazine about the Class of 1950 that we all should read and remember.

Download a PDF of the article or read it below.

Duterte's Key Ally, Fidel Ramos, Resigns

Here is a piece that Dick Newton III sent on about classmate Fidel Ramos.

Philippines’ Duterte discovered this week that his actions have consequences
By Emily Rauhala

Less than two weeks after his trip to China and his call for a “separation” from the United States, the president of the Philippines is for the first time feeling the effects of what seems to be — to some at least — a concerted effort to alienate his allies.

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