April 9, 2020
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Approximately a year after approval of the concept by members of the Association of Graduates, the AOG and the Air Force Academy Foundation are pleased to announce the first-ever dual-hatted president and chief executive officer overseeing both organizations.

The joint selection committee unanimously recommended Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Mike Gould '76 to both boards for consideration. The AOG Board and the Foundation Board approved his selection.

Gould is expected to begin his new role on May 1, 2020.


GradsAOG Service Spotlight: Answering the COVID-19 Call
Instead of putting the spotlight on one individual this month, we want to highlight some of the many members of the USAFA family who are stepping up to support their respective communities during these uncertain times. Learn more about the inspiring stories of grads feeding hospital staffs, coming out of retirement to treat the sick, and helping make hand sanitizer and masks. Please email us at alumnirelations@aogusafa.org if you have other service examples that should be shared with the USAFA community.

Service Before Self — Every Minute Matters
Currently, 211,000+ minutes have been donated to communities across the country! Thank you to those who have given their minutes toward serving their communities. In the last couple of weeks, our daily routines and lives have been greatly impacted by the COVID-19. Now more than ever we need to be a force for service and support our Air Force family and local communities. Most importantly, you need to take care of your own health so that you can help others. Please log your minutes and share ways others can help by visiting usafa.org/ServiceBeforeSelf.


GraduationStay Updated on Social Media
If you missed it, USAFA graduation was moved up. It's next week! Please follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to stay updated on graduation coverage.


HelpHelp USAFA Family Businesses
Many Academy graduate and USAFA family-owned businesses are struggling right now due to the global pandemic. Here's how you can help. We've put together a growing list of businesses that could use a helping hand from the Academy family community.

Calling All Grads — Connect with One Another and Cadets
Try out ZoomieLink to connect with fellow graduates and cadets alike!

2020Parents of the Class of 2020 — Buy 2, Get 1 FREE
Purchase a biennial membership for your soon-to-be USAFA graduate and they will have a membership to their alumni association for 3 full years — for only the price of a two-year membership! Connecting your son or daughter to their alumni association will truly benefit them in so many ways for so many years to come. In addition to connecting them with fellow grads at their first duty station, their Association of Graduates is hard at work in other areas that will benefit them as well — such as young alumni opportunities, online grad community and career center. Connect them with their Association of Graduates TODAY! *Offer valid from March 1 to May 1, 2020.

Welcome Class of 2024 Parents and Families — We Look Forward to Meeting You!
We're the Association of Graduates (AOG) and we are here to support you, your cadet, the Academy and our graduates. We will be with your son or daughter throughout their Academy experience, their Air Force career and beyond. We invite you to visit our appointee page created just for you where you can find out more about who we are and about our award-winning WebGuy program. Congratulations on your son's or daughter's acceptance to the United States Air Force Academy!

SAVE $$ on Your Reunion Registration!
Join your Association of Graduates and show your support for the Academy's mission for as little as $60 a year! Membership to your alumni association will provide: support for our USAFA graduates, parents and Academy friends; services and assistance to current cadets; connection to the Long Blue Line; a solid network to support you through all stages of your career; a subscription to our award-winning, quarterly magazine — Checkpoints; discounted event registration for you and your guest(s); 15% off merchandise at shop.usafa.org; and MORE! Become an annual member or life member today!

Career Services

Jacksonville SACC Is Going Virtual
Join all of the service academies April 16-17! Due to current circumstances, the on-site Jacksonville event has been cancelled. However, we understand the importance of making career and education connections, so we are shifting to a virtual job fair. The SACC team is working to finalize the details and will post updates on their website, Facebook and Instagram channels. Attend seminars online, connect virtually with recruiters, chat with education representatives. Register now!

USCUSC Viterbi School of Engineering — #1 Ranked Online Graduate Computer Science Program for Veterans (2020)
Interested in pursuing a graduate degree in engineering or computer science online? The University of Southern California, Viterbi School of Engineering's online DEN@Viterbi delivery method enables active duty military personnel and veterans to complete a Master's degree completely online from any location in the world. USC Viterbi is ranked the #1 Online Graduate Computer Science Program for Veterans and a Top Ranked Online Graduate Engineering Program for Veterans (across 40+ programs offered) by the U.S. News & World Report (2020 edition). An unlimited number of Yellow Ribbon awards as well as scholarships and funding are available for eligible active duty military and veteran candidates. Learn more now!


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USAAMessage from USAA
As our world continues to face such volatile times, USAA's commitment remains steadfast. Overcoming challenges is what defines the military community and USAA is here to help their members through this challenging time. To learn more about the ways USAA can assist you during this time, watch this video on Facebook or Twitter.

Adam & Son Auto Repair and ServiceAdam and Son Auto
Adam & Son Auto Repair and Service is offering FREE oil changes to first responders, nurses, doctors, and even food delivery drivers. All you need to do is show an ID or proof of employment and the oil change is on them. This is a first-come-first-served offer and is limited to 100 FREE oil changes.

COS AirportCOS Airport
The Colorado Springs Airport provides essential transportation services to our community and will remain open to serve those who need to travel. If community members are traveling for essential business, to care for family members, to return home or to pick up/drop off someone at the airport, just know that we are here for you.

SpringHill SuitesSpringHill Suites
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and date adjustment for the graduation for Class of 2020, the new SpringHill Suites by Marriott Colorado Springs North Air Force Academy just wants to pass on to you that they are open for business and would love to host you. They understand these times are challenging and full of uncertainty, however one thing is for sure, their team at the SpringHill Suites by Marriott will provide you with great hospitality with everything from service, cleanliness and safety. Each suite has a 49-inch flat screen TV to live-steam the ceremony in a "social distancing" approved space. The SpringHill Suites by Marriott features complimentary breakfast, parking and wifi as being located directly across the interstate from the Air Force Academy to make your stay efficient and comfortable. Call them today at 719-896-2320 to make your reservation for the Class of 2020 Graduation!

Wings Over the RockiesWings Over the Rockies
In light of the challenges with the COVID-19 virus and our temporary closure, Wings Over the Rockies will be launching an online outreach effort focusing on moving forward, or thrust, called the Aerospace Thrust Campaign. They will be releasing new episodes of the "Behind the Wings" video series, professional development content for teachers, artifact discussions, story sessions for young children, in-depth history presentations and more. Please also make sure to check out their YouTube channel for other interesting videos!

Military OneSourceMilitary OneSource: Support for Airmen and Their Families
Military OneSource is free, 24/7 support for all things MilLife. This Department of Defense program can connect you and your dependents to info, answers and support like tax services, financial counseling, spouse job opportunities, relocation resources, confidential support and more. See all the ways we can help at MilitaryOneSource.mil. Our mission is you.

Piedmont AirlinesWe Salute Your Service
Piedmont Airlines values your military service and pilot training. Enjoy the benefits you've earned by letting them help you make the transition to a rewarding civilian career. They'll help you complete the training that puts you in an airline flight deck and custom design your program — with no obligation — to put you on the fastest career path to American Airlines. Click here for more information or check in with a recruiter: Laura.A.Bailey@aa.com

BremontThe Bremont USAFA Graduate Watch
The Bremont USAFA Graduate Watch is exclusively for USAFA graduates. Each design features the Academy Crest, Prop and Wings, and "The Long Blue Line." To learn more about this watch, go to: https://www.bremont.com/military-orders/usafa-graduate

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