Graduation not only represents the successful completion of Squadron Officer School but enables those graduating to become better leaders and the future leaders of the Air Force. Graduation takes place in Polifka and is attended by distinguished guests including Honorary Squadron Commanders as well as family, spouses and children. Graduation is a time to acknowledge the contributions of groups, individuals, and flights for exceptional work throughout their course.
Congratulations to the class of 19A and the flight commanders who were vital to the success of the class sharing their expertise and knowledge on each and every lesson!
19A graduated 554 students across 40 flights. Each flight was composed of thirteen to fourteen Air Force officers, Department of Defense civilians, and International Officers who worked together throughout the course. Although the class was here for six and a half weeks their impact is long lasting. These students donated much of their time and resources to special programs. 19A donated over 126 hours of community service to a local pet shelter, over 6,400 items to the Montgomery Food Bank and raised over $805 for a local elementary school. This class donated 91 units of blood to the Armed Services Blood Program and 74 units to the American Red Cross. Finally, the Class of 19A registered 33 bone marrow donors to the C.W. Bill Young Department of Defense Marrow Donor Program.
Here is a look at the six and a half weeks of 19A:
Good luck to the Class of 19A as you go forth with new relationships that last a lifetime and welcome to the class of 19B.
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Maxwell AFB, AL 36112