February 13, 2020
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Introducing AOG Service Spotlight
Every month we will highlight inspiring members of the Air Force Academy family performing outstanding service in their community. This month's AOG Service Spotlight is Rick Wright '74. He leads an AOG chapter that is very engaged in its community and doing great work to help homeless veterans in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Learn more and watch the video!

Service Before Self — Every Minute Matters
The Association of Graduates challenges you to make a more meaningful impact in your community in 2020 by participating in the Service Before Self Challenge. Sixty-five years ago, the United States Air Force Academy inprocessed its first class at the Academy. We challenge you and the Air Force Academy family to donate at least 65 minutes of your time to serving your community. Each month has a recommended theme of service with simple ways to give back to your community. February's theme of service is Random Acts of Kindness! Even if you choose a different cause or activity, every minute matters.

Log your minutes online and donate them to your favorite squadron. Each month, the squadron with the most logged minutes will be recognized as "Top Squadron" and receive $100 toward that squadron's improvement fund. To learn more and log your minutes, visit: usafa.org/ServiceBeforeSelf.


NCLS Next Week!
The annual National Character and Leadership Symposium (NCLS) is the United States Air Force Academy's flagship event on character and leadership. It brings together distinguished scholars, military leaders, corporate executives and world-class athletes to motivate and equip participants for honorable living and effective leadership. The next symposium will take place next Thursday and Friday, Feb. 20-21, 2020.

AFASW Quarterly Event at Elbit Systems of America
Please join fellow Academy graduates at Elbit Systems of America in Arlington, Virginia, for an afternoon of camaraderie, learning, food and drinks at the AF Academy Society of WA DC's next quarterly event on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. RSVP now!

11th Annual Scotch Tasting — Registration is Live!
The annual Scotch Tasting will be held on Friday, March 20, 2020, at the Great Wolf Lodge in Colorado Springs. We are taking over the entire downstairs for more room, seating and excitement! Please join us for an incredible evening of scotch and bourbon. There will be a variety of mouth-watering hors d'oeuvres from our local catering partners, plus we'll have cigars! Register now!

Save the Date: USAFA Founders Day
Mark your calendars now for the big event on April, 3, 2020, and watch for registration information soon!


HockeyStadium Series Ticket Winners
Don't miss NHL hockey in Falcon Stadium on Saturday! If you can't be there, you can watch on NBC. Congratulations to our giveaway drawing ticket winners Julia Moran and Lt. Col. (Ret.) Alan Wesenberg '94, as well as Kerri Ohlsen and Sheldon Cherry who won behind-the-scenes tours. While the ice is still down, Air Force will host Colorado College in the Faceoff at Falcon Stadium on Monday, Feb. 17, at 5 p.m.

GDS2020-21 Graduate Dependent Scholarships
Applications are now being accepted for the 2020-21 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 2, 2020. For more information, visit our website.

MembershipLove Is In The Air
Connecting with your AOG this Valentine's Day — whose mission is to support graduates, cadets and the Academy way — will give you more joy than flowers and candy can bring. When you receive discounts, Checkpoints and more, you'll certainly sing! Happy Valentine's Day from your Association of Graduates!

Career Services

SACCJoin us in Jacksonville, Florida, March 26-27th, for the Service Academy Career Conference!
For more than 25 years, SACC has connected countless service academy alumni transitioning to new careers with companies throughout the country. Top industry employers and Fortune 100 companies will be in attendance looking for every level of candidate from entry- to senior-level positions. Meet and network with recruiters, many of whom are fellow service academy alumni or have a military background. SACC - Register now!

Don't forget to also check out the AOG's new Career Center! Find all the tools and resources you need for your career transition.

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!


FrenzyFalcon Frenzy Item of the Month
February calls for warm beverages! This month's FALCON FRENZY item is our Thermos Insulated Cup Holder! Keep your hot beverage warm three times longer than a paper cup with this stylish cup holder. Simply take your paper cup, insert into the holder and enjoy. This item will be at its lowest price for the entire month of February, while supplies last. Click here to get yours now!

New ItemNew Item of the Month
This month's new item is our AF Fan Foam! It's a great way to showcase your Academy pride, and easily displays on the wall with openings on the back. Suitable for all ages. We have a limited quantity, so get yours now while supplies last!

CloseoutsHuge Savings
A special gift for our 7258' subscribers! Use code CLOSEOUT20 at checkout to save an additional 10% off our entire store! This code is valid for the remainder of February. Shop our closeout section for can't-miss savings on winter, fan and class gear!

GiveawayFalcon Fan Gear Giveaway of the Month
Follow us on social media or watch this newsletter for a new giveaway every month! In February, we're giving away a cozy Air Force plush blanket. Enter to win now!


ZoomieLink Alumni Network
Start making connections on ZoomieLink, our NEW online community exclusive to USAFA grads and alumni! Recently launched, this enhanced network features discussion topics, interest groups and a grad map to find Zoomies near you!


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COS AirportCOS Airport
Spend your spring having fun and not in line at the airport! The Colorado Springs Airport is a local, hometown airport that offers short lines, on-site car rental, easy pick up and drop off, and a convenient location close to the city. Just 24 miles from the United States Air Force Academy, COS serves 10 nonstop destinations that can connect travelers to more than 300 destinations on four airlines: American, Delta, Frontier and United. Visit FlyCOS.com for more information.

Wings Over the RockiesWings Over The Rockies
Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum is thrilled to be opening a brand-new traveling exhibit starting Saturday, Feb. 1st! Drones: Is the Sky the Limit? is a fascinating look at the past, present and future of remotely controlled pilotless aircraft. It features a drone racing interactive exhibit, actual drone technology up close and personal as well as an in-depth look at the evolution of drone tech. It will be a wonderful new addition to Colorado's Official Air & Space Museum. The exhibit runs from Feb. 1st to May 8th.

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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