CCAF Graduation Ceremony Recognizes 181st IW’s Largest Class
By Ben Sutton, SrA, 181st IW/PA
/ Published March 16, 2010
Hulman Field, Ind. --
The 181 Intelligence Wing conducted the 2009/2010 Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) graduation ceremony on February 21st here at Hulman Field. It was a highlight for the Airmen, the 181st and the Indiana Air National Guard. Brigadier General James S. Goodwin, Indiana Air Commander, was in attendance and Col (Ret) Kent R. Waggoner gave the commencement address.
"I am very honored to be here, this is a very large class," General Goodwin said. "The thing that's important is that these young people have made the decision to further their education." The graduating class had 36 graduates, the most ever here at Hulman Field. Many had family members in the audience to mark the special day. "No one can ever take this from them," continued General Goodwin. "It makes them better Airmen and citizens of Indiana."
The Community College of the Air Force was started in 1977 and has expanded to include 37 states. It is dedicated to the enlisted members of the United States Air Force and continues to meet the needs of Airmen across the nation as well as here at home. Over 100,000 CCAF Certificates have been awarded.
"The CCAF is wonderful for Airmen because it recognizes their technical training and experience," said Col (Ret) Waggoner. "It is a great way for them to get an accredited Associates Degree." Congratulations to the newest class of the CCAF.