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Donor Stories – 60's

  • Ed Mechenbier '64
    Ed Mechenbier '64
    Ed Mechenbier, USAFA Class of 1964, regularly expresses the mantra "Unity through selfless motivation."
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  • Looking to the Heavens — Polaris Society
    Looking to the Heavens — Polaris Society
    When Manuel Bettencourt '68 served on the AOG Board in the 1990s, he helped form the Polaris Society to recognize persons...
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  • Glenn's Twin Loves
    Glenn's Twin Loves
    When Glenn Coleman '64 was a high school student in the then rural town of McKinney, Texas (now a growing part of...
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  • Meet a new Polaris Society member...
    Meet a new Polaris Society member...
    Gary '69 and Penny Hoe recently confirmed that the Air Force Academy is a beneficiary in their estate plans.
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  • Many new experiences
    Many new experiences
    When Hank Hoffman arrived at the Air Force Academy in 1959 he was assigned a brand new room, used for the first time in...
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  • The Law According to Bill
    The Law According to Bill
    Not long after graduating from the Academy in 1968, Bill Maywhort began his journey into the legal profession, receiving...
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  • One of the First...
    One of the First...
    When Ed Montgomery arrived at Lowry Air Force Base in the summer of 1955, the Arizona native helped to usher in the first...
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  • Giving Back — Sharing his Shares
    Giving Back — Sharing his Shares
    For Fred Olmsted, a retired pilot and lifelong car enthusiast, the phrase "Planes, trains and automobiles" neatly describes some...
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  • Absence makes the heart grow fonder...
    Absence makes the heart grow fonder...
    Jerry Roberts is quick to acknowledge that the Air Force Academy was a shaping force in his life, from the moment he...
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  • Pitching the Pitch
    Pitching the Pitch
    Harry Laws was a member of the very first USAFA rugby team in 1968, and, after graduation in 1969, he inserted the...
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