Well, it's that time again. Falcon Football and of course Thudgate. One of the largest private tailgates in the country. If you're coming to the game on parents weekend, you are definitely invited to come to Thudgate. We are located just east of the south end of the stadium. Before you hit the parking lot. We aren't the tent covered area, you'll see us with our large RV and our flag post with the Thudgate and American flag flying. When I first went to Thudgate, we had around 30 people there. Now, we literally have hundreds. And many people on this forum has also found it a great place to meet and put faces together with their online posters. We've gotten so big, the academy has had to move us a number of times over the years, and give us our own dedicated spot. I encourage those who have been to Thudgate, to post their experiences and encourage others to attend. One of the hardest things for new academy parents, is to know that your son or daughter will be ok at the academy and in the Air Force. Thudgate gives you the opportunity to see the Air Force family in person. We have many cadets and their family who make Thudgate their home on football day. We have cadets, active military, retired, alumni, enlisted, officers, and friends. The academy commandant and superintendent almost always attends. As does many active and retired generals and dignitaries. We invite everyone. Including fans and members of the opposing team. We've been even featured on ESPN game day. It's really that big. Plenty of food, drink, and fun. Complete open bar. Adults and kids all have a great time. Just come as you are. If you want to see how close the Air Force family is, Thudgate is where you'll see it. And at the end, prior to going to the game, we always make a toast, to those cadets here, the men and women currently serving, those who have served, and those no longer with us. I encourage Thudgate alumni who have been there before, to post your experiences. And for those who have never been there, to come. I honestly believe that coming to Thudgate, talking with current cadets, alumni, other parents, current and retired enlisted and officers, and the experience there, will let you know more about the Air Force and "our family" then you'll learn in most other places. See you soon. "Kick A$$ Falco(n)"