Winter Holiday Event
This event served as a wing-wide morale event to celebrate the holiday season. It was held in Arnold Hall ballroom on Wednesday, 1 December 2021, from 1700 and concluded at 2100.
Cadets decorated the ballroom which brought the holiday spirit to USAFA after returning from Thanksgiving break. Decorations included Christmas lights and multicultural features along with fake snow and a photo booth for cadets to enjoy!
An ugly sweater contest was hosted on stage right after the charity event and prizes included a $50 gift card for first place, $30 for second place, and $20 for third.
A holiday themed karaoke was also enjoyed as well as AOCs and AMTs bringing their dogs and puppies.
Cadet Entertainment provided games, such as Giant Jenga, Christmas themed cornhole boards, and other games as well as there being a Wing Holiday Casino Night and an arts and crafts area where cadets got to paint a mug.
In order to increase awareness of other holidays during this season, Diversity & Inclusion team provided an assortment of snacks and holiday foods from the cultures and nationalities of the international cadets at USAFA, similar to the Battle of the Bands event from 1 Oct.
What a great way to kick start the holiday season and finals just around the corner!
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International 'Oktoberfest' with Battle of the Bands
We received excellent feedback from the USAFA cadets and permanent party regarding the first large scale event held on 1 October, 2021 that was planned and organized by the cadet wing leadership utilizing donor funding provided by The Cadet Wing Leadership and Morale Initiative. Event planning included formulating a budget and submitting those budget requirements for approval. Additional tasks were organizing equipment rentals (stage, equipment), food trucks, international cadets cooking their home cuisine, lawn games and logistics for the event.
The Cadet Wing leadership confirmed that 1200 full meals were provided and 500 mini desserts, on top of all the International cuisine, which was in line with expectations set. The Dean also attended the event and enjoyed engaging with the cadets.
This was the first event, but the feedback from the Wing is, we want to do more. With this in mind, the next event is being organized for December to coincide with “Beat the Dean Weekend” and prior to Finals week! More information to follow!!
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