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United States Air Force Academy in El Paso County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Falcon Stadium

Dedicated October 20, 1962

 
 
Falcon Stadium Dedication Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2020
1. Falcon Stadium Dedication Marker
Inscription.  

Created under the auspices of the
Air Force Academy Foundation, Inc.
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A major portion of the funds for the construction of this stadium were contributed by the personnel of the United States Air Force. The flagpoles flanking this area represent the major commands and organizations participating.
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Recognition is here being made
to the following for their support
in the creation of this stadium

Air Defense Command • Air Training Command
Air Force Systems Command • Air Force Logistics Command
Military Air Transport Service • Air Force Communications Service
Alaskan Air Command • Caribbean Air Command
Air University • United States Air Force Academy
Air Force Accounting and Finance Center • USAF Security Service
Headquarters Command • Strategic Air Command
USAF in Europe • Pacific Air Forces • Tactical Air Command
Continental

Falcon Stadium Committee Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2020
2. Falcon Stadium Committee Marker
Air Command • Air National Guard
Supreme HQ. Allied Powers Europe • North American Air Defense Command
Retired Personnel of the Air Force • Air Force Reserve Personnel
Army Air Defense Command • Fort Carson
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In recognition of those of
the United States Air Force
responsible for the creation
of the Air Force Academy and
this stadium

Secretaries of the Air Force
W. Stuart Symington 1947 - 1950
Thomas E. Finletter 1950 - 1953
Harold E. Talbott 1953 - 1955
Donald A. Quarles 1955 - 1957
James H. Douglas Jr. 1957 - 1959
Dudley C. Sharp 1959 - 1961
Eugene M. Zuckert 1961 - 1965

Chiefs of Staff
Gen. Carl A. Spaatz 1947 - 1948
Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg 1948 - 1953
Gen. Nathan F. Twining 1953 - 1957
Gen. Thomas D. White 1957 - 1961
Gen. Curtis E. LeMay 1961 - 1965

Superintendents
U. S. Air Force Academy

Lt. General Hubert H. Harmon 1954 - 1956
Maj. General James E. Briggs 1956 - 1959
Maj. General William S. Stone 1959 - 1962
Maj. General Robert H. Warren 1962 - 1965


 
Erected 1965 by United States Air Force Personnel and Concerned Citizens and Organizations
Falcon Stadium Contributors Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2020
3. Falcon Stadium Contributors Marker
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Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: EducationPatriots & PatriotismSportsWar, Cold.
 
Location. 38° 59.824′ N, 104° 50.532′ W. Marker is in United States Air Force Academy, Colorado, in El Paso County. Markers are on the east side of the stadium. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: USAF Academy CO 80840, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The USAFA Falcon (a few steps from this marker); Memorial Pavilion Roll Call Record Locator Room (approx. 1.4 miles away); USAF Academy Cemetery Carillon (approx. 1.4 miles away); 20th Air Force (approx. 1.4 miles away); 18th Fighter Group • 318th Fighter Group (approx. 1.4 miles away); Seventh Fighter Command (approx. 1.4 miles away); 499th Bombardment Group (VH) (approx. 1.4 miles away); 497th Bombardment Group (VH) (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in United States Air Force Academy.
 
More about this marker. Visitors must have an unexpired official photo ID to present to security to access the USAF Academy grounds.
 
Also see . . .  Falcon Stadium. (Submitted on October 21, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Falcon Stadium Air Commands Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2020
4. Falcon Stadium Air Commands Marker
Falcon Stadium USAF Senior Leadership Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2020
5. Falcon Stadium USAF Senior Leadership Marker
Falcon Stadium Fund Raising Committee Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2020
6. Falcon Stadium Fund Raising Committee Marker
Falcon Stadium Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2020
7. Falcon Stadium Markers
Falcon Stadium image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2020
8. Falcon Stadium
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 21, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on October 21, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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