January 30, 2020
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Jabara Airmanship Award Dinner — Feb. 7
The Association of Graduates requests the pleasure of your company at the Col. James Jabara Airmanship Award Dinner on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, 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.

Additionally on Thursday, Feb. 6, at 4:30 p.m., the general public is invited to come to the Arnold Hall Theater on the Academy to meet Col. Hague and hear about his adventures in space. His presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session. There is no charge for this amazing opportunity, and no reservations or tickets are required.

FanFestFalcon Fan Fest
Join the AOG, Air Force Academy Foundation and AF Letterwinners Club as we gather Air Force fans from around the country to cheer on the Falcons as they take on nationally ranked teams in wrestling, lacrosse and basketball on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020! The Academy also hosts a diving invitational and women's gymnastics meet that day, so there is something for everyone. Support our cadets and don't miss all the action! Register now!

Class of 2020 100th Night: Legacy Class of 1970 — Last Chance to Register is Jan. 30
You are cordially invited to celebrate 100th Night Dining In with the graduating Class of 2020 on Feb. 13, 2020, at 1830 hours. Don't miss out on this special event! For full details, register here!

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!


HockeyStadium Series Ticket Giveaway
Be at Falcon Stadium Saturday, Feb. 15, as the Colorado Avalanche take on the Los Angeles Kings in a key NHL contest. Register for a pair of tickets (value $250) to the 5:30 p.m. game and witness history in the making at the United States Air Force Academy. The AOG's ticket drawing will be conducted at noon on Feb. 11.

Entrants also will be eligible for a drawing for a Behind-The-Scenes Tour of Falcon Stadium and the NHL operation prior to the big game. Details for the tour date and time are yet to be determined. Tour drawing will be conducted at noon Feb. 7.

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.

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!


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.

Career Services

SACCUSAFA Graduates: Are You Looking for a New Career for the New Year?
Join us in Jacksonville, Florida, on Thursday and Friday, March 26-27, for the Service Academy Career Conference. A job fair exclusively for service academy alumni, top industry employers and Fortune 500 companies will be in attendance looking for every level of candidate from entry to senior level. Register today!

USAFA Graduates — Your Fellow Alums Need You!!
The AOG has partnered with Veterati and Northrop Grumman to create a graduate-to-graduate career mentorship program. Please sign up today to help those looking for assistance in their next career step after the military. Sign up as a mentor here: veterati.com/aog/

USCUSC Viterbi — #1 Ranked Online Graduate Computer Science Program for Veterans (2020)
Want to make 2020 the year you advance your education and career? 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
Last chance for January's Falcon Frenzy 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
Don't miss out on 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! Be on the lookout for February's New Item in the next 7258'!

Clearance ItemClearance Item of the Month
Stay warm with our Winter Blowout! Shop here for slashed prices on our variety of sweatshirts and other apparel. Items such as winter hats, mugs and our BBQ apron set have also been reduced in price!

GiveawayFalcon Fan Gear Giveaway of the Month
Follow us on social media or watch this newsletter for a new giveaway every month in the new year! In January, we're giving away Air Force Academy ASCAPE wall art. The 20"x20" particle board display features the Cadet Chapel with a mountain backdrop and the Thunderbirds soaring above. It is easy to hang to show your Academy pride. Enter to win now! In February, we're giving away a free Air Force blanket!


SE Asia Memorial Website
On the anniversary of the Cease-Fire Announcement, the Class of 1970 proudly launched www.70SEAPavilion.com. This breathtaking site highlights the air operations, aircraft and graduates whose sacrifices will never be forgotten. See the images, read the stories and get to know the people who fought so valiantly in Southeast Asia. Join us at: www.70SEAPavilion.com.

Big Game Connections
If you don't have a team to root for this weekend, the 49ers currently have a USAFA grad (Ben Garland '10) and were the first team to draft an Air Force Falcon.

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.


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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, 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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