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Three cadets graduate in summer ceremony

Posted 7/30/2010   Updated 7/30/2010 Email story   Print story


7/30/2010 - U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- The Class of 2010 added three more lieutenants to its ranks July 30 during the summer session graduating and commissioning ceremony in Arnold Hall here.

The Air Force's newest second lieutenants are:

-- Christopher Copeland of Huntington, Tenn. Lieutenant Copeland will graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in management, and his next assignment will be to train as a space and missile officer at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.

-- Patrick Hastings of Albuquerque, N.M. Lieutenant Hastings will graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree and his next assignment is to report to Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, for training as a Remotely Piloted Aircraft pilot.

-- Joseph Crisostomo of Barrigada, Guam, who will graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Humanities. Lieutenant Crisostomo's next duty assignment is to McChord Air Force Base, Wash., to be an aircraft maintenance officer.

Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike Gould was the guest speaker for the ceremony.

General Gould and Col. Richard Fullerton, the vice dean of the faculty, presented diplomas to the new graduates, after which the graduates swore their oaths of office and had family members pin on their new rank.

The Academy has graduated 42,868 since the first graduating Class of 1959.

8/1/2010 3:34:09 AM ET
Congrats fellas its well deserved.
Justin, Alabama
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