As graduation approaches each year, seniors at universities across the nation are filled with anxiety and anticipation as they leave college behind to embark on their post-graduate careers. For nineteen seniors at the University of Kentucky this spring, those feelings were amplified by their commissioning as active duty officers in the United States Air Force just a few days before graduation.
On May 3rd, 2013, the United States Air Force welcomed nineteen highly capable and motivated new second lieutenants from Air Force ROTC Detachment 290. The pride and dedication of each new lieutenant and the confidence the cadre and cadets who remain at Detachment 290 have in these individuals foreshadows their future successes. UK President, Dr. Eli Capiluto, sent his blessings to the new officers when he spoke at the commissioning ceremony, saying he was "proud of our new