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SuptJoin Us in January for More Exciting ZoomieBrief Content!
Jan. 14 at 5:00 p.m. MT — Senior Leader Call with Lt. Gen. Richard Clark '86. We'll catch up with USAFA Superintendent Gen. Clark from his last call in November to see what's ahead in 2021 for the Cadet Wing!

Jan. 21 at 4:00 p.m. MT — ZoomieClass: The History Department presents "History 345: The American Way of War."

As always, look for Blue-Label Webinars, provided by our partners at the Alumni Learning Consortium, on a variety of topics to expand your life-long learning.


Honorary MemberHonorary Membership
On Dec. 8, 2020, the Association of Graduates awarded Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Orwyn "O" Sampson an Honorary Membership. View the highlights or the full virtual event.

Nominations for the 2020 Young Alumni Excellence Award — Jan. 10 Deadline Approaching
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.

The AOG also is seeking volunteers to evaluate candidates for the Young Alumni Excellence Award. Volunteers are needed to review and rate the applications between Jan. 15 and Jan. 30, 2020. If you are interested in volunteering for this program, please contact Raychel Blocher by Jan. 15, 2021.

GDS2021-22 Graduate Dependent Scholarships
Applications are now being accepted for the 2021-22 school year. College and high school applicants will be scored separately, so please make sure that you fill out the correct form. All files must be submitted electronically to gds@aogusafa.org by March 5, 2021. For more information, visit our website.

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

Last Chance for a Special Offer — 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.)


SpotlightAOG Service Spotlight
Kristine Marlow '92 is the new president and CEO of the Montgomery County Food Bank in Texas and our AOG Service Spotlight for December. Throughout the pandemic, the Food Bank has served more than 8 million meals. Marlow's children serve alongside her, including Maggie — a cadet at the Air Force Academy in the Class of 2024.

Know someone in the USAFA family doing great things for their community? Let us know and we may feature them in the new year.


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.

Veteran Return Trips to Thailand
If you served in Thailand and are interested in learning more about a return trip to Thailand for veterans through the Greatest Generations Foundation, please contact JC John Miller '69.

Career Services

USAFA Alumni: Are You Looking for a New Career for the New Year?
Join us virtually for the Service Academy Career Conference (SACC) Feb. 22-26, 2021. It is a job fair exclusively for service academy alumni. Companies from all over the U.S. will be in attendance. Employers are looking for you and your skill set. To learn more about SACC and the upcoming virtual conference, visit sacc-jobfair.com.

Northrop GrummanNorthrop Grumman — Transform the Future of Possible
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.


ShirtGolf Stand Bag
Our USAFA Golf Stand Bag is back in stock! Don't wait until spring, get your golf bag now and stay ahead of the game. Be sure to check out our wide selection of golf gear as well! While supplies last.

ShirtDelayed Shipping
Orders placed online now through Jan. 3 will ship the week of Jan 4.


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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 immediate family members to information, answers and support, like tax services, relationship support, spouse career and education opportunities, relocation resources and more. See all the ways we can help at MilitaryOneSource.mil. Our mission is you.

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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.

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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