January 2, 2020
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Single CEO Position
Are you interested in applying for the position of single CEO of the USAFA Association of Graduates and USAFA Endowment? Learn more and apply by Jan. 15, 2020.

TailgateCheez-It Bowl Victory!
Air Force fans came out in full force in Phoenix. We had two well-attended events at Topgolf on Thursday and at the Churchill on Friday. The Air Force football team topped off a fantastic season by winning the Cheez-it Bowl 31-21 over Washington State and ending the season at 11-2. View photos shared during the bowl week activities!

Young AlumniYoung Alumni Excellence Award Nominations — One Week Left!
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 on the basis of a recipient's outstanding professional achievements and contributions to their community, whether in military or civilian life. Nomination deadline: Jan. 10, 2020.

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 Corrie Grubbs by Jan. 10, 2020.

Contrails Copies Sought
Your AOG staff would like to obtain and preserve two full sets of Contrails — one at Doolittle Hall and another in a secure location in Colorado Springs. We are close to our goal and ask your help in completing our collection. If you possess and are willing to part with a copy of a Contrails from any of the following graduating class years, we would greatly appreciate receiving it: 1968, 1972, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1982, 1988, 1990, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022 and 2023. Please contact Steve Simon if you can help out.

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.

Membership CornerAOG
The Association of Graduates would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our members for your support and commitment to the United States Air Force Academy through your membership. We would not be able to fulfill our vision and mission if it were not for the support of our members. We would like to thank each of you personally as you join for the first time or renew. Please help us in welcoming our new and returning members.


Jabara Airmanship Award Dinner
The Association of Graduates requests the pleasure of your company at the Col. James Jabara Airmanship Award Dinner on Feb. 7 to honor Col. Nick Hague '98 and Maj. Caitlin Reilly '07. Each year the United States Air Force Academy and the Association of Graduates present the award to Academy graduates whose airmanship contributions are of great significance and set them apart from their contemporaries.


FrenzyFalcon Frenzy Item of the Month
Our Classic Crew is this month's hot item! This Classic Crew, with Air Force Falcons™ and an interlocking AF™ embroidered on the chest, allows you to stay comfortable and stylish year round. This item will be at its lowest price for the entire month of January — but only while supplies last. Click here to check it out!

New ItemNew Item of the Month
This month's new item is our Air Force Frosted Drinking Glass! This item is a must have with hand-drawn artwork and organic ink, plus it's dishwasher safe! This item is sold individually, but can be purchased in multiple quantities. While supplies last. Click here to purchase!

Clearance ItemClearance Item of the Month
With the start of the new year, we are excited to announce our Winter Gear Blowout! Shop here for slashed prices on our men's, women's and youth apparel. Other items such as winter hats, mugs and our BBQ apron set have also been reduced in price!


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!

Bass Military Scholarship Program
In recognition of the patriotism, scholarship and leadership qualities and capabilities of veterans, Vanderbilt University launched the Bass Military Scholars Program in 2018 to provide financial aid to an annual cohort of highly talented veterans pursuing graduate and professional degrees across five Vanderbilt schools. Application window is Aug. 1, 2019, to Feb. 10, 2020. Learn more.

Career Services

Resume Writing
The AOG has partnered with BRK Strategies to offer resume writing assistance free of charge to all Academy graduates. Don't forget to take advantage of the opportunity when beginning your transition journey!

USCUSC Viterbi School of Engineering — #1 Ranked Online Graduate Computer Science Program for Veterans
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 provides the opportunity for active duty military personnel and veterans to complete a Master's degree or graduate certificate completely online from any location in the world. USC Viterbi is ranked the #1 Online Graduate Computer Science Program for Veterans and #2 Online Graduate Engineering Program for Veterans (across 40+ programs offered) by the U.S. News & World Report (2019 edition). An unlimited number of Yellow Ribbon awards are available to eligible candidates, which can provide funding for the majority of your graduate program. Learn more now!


True Blue BusinessSupport Those Who Support Us!
You just proved that advertising with us works! If you have a business that can help our Air Force Academy community, consider advertising it here! Perhaps it's a restaurant, hotel, auto service or carpet cleaning service. Whether your business reaches the world or just our locals, I would like to speak with you about becoming a proud True Blue Business partner! Please contact Jeff MacLean at jeff.maclean@aogusafa.org or 719-247-8767 today to discuss how we can partner together!

Go Next "Early Booking Discount" Extension Announcement
Go Next is pleased to advise that due to the popularity of the Gems of the Danube sailing trip, they are extending the early booking discount to Feb. 14, 2020. Learn more about our travel programs.

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

Roger HillLooking to Move to, From, or Within Colorado? Contact Roger Hill, the Realtor You Can Trust!
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Contact Roger Hill at 303-956-5955 or Roger.Hill1970@gmail.com.

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