December 3, 2020
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2020 Distinguished Graduate Honorees
The United States Air Force Academy and the Association of Graduates are proud to announce the Distinguished Graduate honorees for 2020. Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jay Kelley '64, Mr. Hugh Williamson III '64, Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Ron Sega '74 and Col. (Ret.) Gail Benjamin Colvin '80 are this year's honorees. They join 46 fellow Academy graduates who have previously been honored as distinguished graduates.

Heritage MinuteHeritage Minute
Heritage Minute is back! And Steve Simon '77 is exploring the history behind the Air Force Academy's Cadet Field House.

Meet the Board Candidates for the 2021 Election
The Association of Graduates has 30 board nominees for the upcoming 2021 election that begins Feb. 8, 2021. There will be five open seats and two appointed seats filled on the Board of Directors with terms starting in May 2021. To see our list of candidates, please go to usafa.org/election/candidate

Now Accepting Nominations for the 2020 Young Alumni Excellence Award
Each spring, the Association of Graduates has the pleasure of honoring graduates who attended the United States Air Force Academy within the last 15 years with our Young Alumni Excellence Award. The award is presented based on the recipient's outstanding professional achievement and contributions to their community, whether in military or civilian life. Visit usafa.org/YoungAlumniAwards to submit a nomination.

A Special Offer for Our Graduates — Buy 2, Get 1 FREE
A special offer is waiting for you, graduates! Purchase a biennial membership and your membership to your alumni association will be good for three full years — for just the price of a two-year membership! Join your Association of Graduates and show your support for the Academy's mission. 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; 15% off merchandise at shop.usafa.org; and MORE! (*Offer valid from Nov. 1 to Dec. 31, 2020.)


Cadet SupportCadet Support Delivered
The 10th Force Support Squadron partnered with the Air Force Academy Foundation and the AOG to sponsor 40 large, squadron-based care packages to provide every cadet with needed non-perishable food, holiday decorations, games, drinks and more. Last week, several volunteers from each organization gathered to put together the care packages for each squadron. Thank you to all who donated to make this project happen! Learn how you can still help!

We shared some photos of those delivering the packages and cadet appreciation for all the support on social media, including C3C Kayla Phillips and C2C Logan DeLapp from CS 39 loving the Keurigs!

Your life-long learning hub! From ZoomieCall with fellow graduates to blue-label webinars — thanks to our partnership with an education consortium — the learning never stops. As ZoomieBrief expands, look for more featured programs in the future. See what it is all about!

ZoomieLinkZoomieLink — Get Engaged Today!
ZoomieLink is the USAFA graduate platform to quickly engage with one another. See who's online, explore the community of affinity and chapter groups, and discover much more! Check it out! It will be the best five minutes you spend today.

Wreaths Across America
At 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, there will be a wreath-laying ceremony at the USAFA Cemetery. Organizers are requesting your support for this event. To sponsor a wreath, please go to www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/co0058 and click on the "Sponsor Wreaths" red button. If you sponsor two wreaths, the Academy Cemetery will receive a third wreath free.


Welcome CallWelcome Call — Prep School Commander
Please join us on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, as we welcome Prep School Commander Col. Melissa Youderian '98. Register now!

Honorary Member Event
The Board of Directors of the Association of Graduates cordially invites you to an Honorary Member Virtual Event for Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Orwyn "O" Sampson on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020. Over many decades, Gen. Sampson has supported, mentored and educated USAFA cadets and graduates alike.

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Challenge yourself and begin shaping the future of defense when you start a career with Northrop Grumman. From Day One, you will be working with our team of experts to solve our most critical problems in the most inventive ways. With our flexible schedule and comprehensive benefits, we have been recognized as a top organization to work for post military service. Explore opportunities and connect with us today.


ShirtForty Squadrons. One Family.
Squad Up! Check out our new selection of One Family shirts — now in short and long sleeve! This sleek new design makes a great gift for cadets and grads. Also, be sure to check out our NEW One Family decals. Show your Academy pride and shop our squadron gear now!

Ornament2020 Ornament
Don't miss out on this year's holiday keepsake item! Our 2020 Holiday Ornament features a background image of the Academy with a USAFA crest medallion. Once this item is sold out, it will not be re-stocked. Limited quantities remain — get yours now!


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COS AirportColorado Springs Airport
This holiday season if you have travel needs to see your loved ones, the Colorado Springs Airport is here for you. They are Colorado's small airport and that means small walks, small lines, and small waits, but big options to major hubs. Wishing you a safe and happy holiday season from COS!

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JM Bullion is an online retailer of precious metals products. We deal exclusively in physical bullion, selling gold and silver that is delivered directly to your door. Since 2011, we have done over $4 billion in sales and shipped more than 2 million orders. JM Bullion is proud of the men and women serving the United States of America in the Armed Forces. For those who served in the past and those who serve today, we're happy to offer a military discount which matches our "As Low As" pricing. You can learn more here or call us at 1-800-276-6508.

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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.

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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