July 16, 2020
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Virtual March Back: July 18th-31st
This week basic cadets marched out to Jacks Valley. Let's come together as a USAFA family and support the Class of 2024. Though the in-person Graduate March Back has been cancelled, USAFA is going virtual and expanding participation to our entire USAFA family! Between July 18-31, USAFA invites you to join the USAFA community and walk, run or march 6.2 miles in support of the Class of 2024 cadets returning from Basic Cadet Training in Jacks Valley. Learn more and get involved!

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Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria '85 sent a letter this week addressing a range of recent topics including COVID-19, social injustice, Academy actions to improve inclusion and reaction to a video from the athletic department. Read the full letter and memo.

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SACCThe Service Academy Career Conference Is Coming to a Computer Near You! Aug. 18-21, 2020
Creating career and education connections is important, especially now. If you're planning on an upcoming career change, thinking about testing the waters, or if your organization is hiring, consider carving out some time for the virtual SACC. Virtual SACC will put you in touch with recruiters from industry-leading companies and representatives from respected universities. Be sure to register now!


SandersAOG Service Spotlight
This month's AOG Service Spotlight highlights Isaiah Sanders '20. This recent grad is a leader on the football field and off, and was nationally recognized for his community service and academic accomplishments while at the Academy.

Challenge Extended
In the last couple of months, our daily routines and lives have been greatly impacted by the events around the world. Now more than ever we need to be a force for service and support our Air Force family and local communities. For this reason, we are extending our Service Before Self Challenge to July 31, 2020. For more information, ideas on how to serve and to log your minutes, please visit usafa.org/ServiceBeforeSelf.


Book ClubJoin the Academy Alumni Book Club!
Starting Aug. 6, 2020, we will be reading "Station Eleven." Why? Because all of USAFA is reading and discussing it, it is a way to connect without physically being there! Gen. Linell A. Letendre '96, USAF Dean of the Faculty said, "Under the One Book, One USAFA initiative, all of us — cadets, AOCs, coaches, and faculty — will read the book 'Station Eleven.' This fictional account of a post-pandemic world is relevant today. Our discussions of the unpredicted disruption of the world described in this book will prepare you to think about challenges as future Air and Space Force leaders. Similar to the characters in this novel who proclaim proudly that 'survival is insufficient,' we expect the Class of 2024 not to just survive...but to thrive across all areas of USAFA: military, athletic and academic. I can't wait to start learning with you! Generously provided by the USAFA Institute for Future Conflict made possible by the Air Force Academy Foundation." Join the book club!

Heritage MinuteNew Episode — Heritage Minute
The latest episode of Heritage Minute with Steve Simon '77 takes a look at the history behind the B-52 Stratofortress on static display, near the Air Force Academy's North Gate entrance.

Distinguished Graduate Videos
DG Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Association of Graduates and the United States Air Force Academy were not able to hold the annual Founders Day Banquet on April 3. As a result, the graduate community was not able to fully recognize this year's five distinguished graduate honorees — Col. (Ret.) Leslie Denend '63, Mr. Fletcher "Flash" Wiley '65, Gen. (Ret.) Norton "Norty" Schwartz '73, Gen. (Ret.) Edward Rice Jr. '78 and Mr. John "Jack" Kucera '78. Over the last several weeks, the AOG posted videos highlighting the life stories of these five newest DGs. The AOG plans to further recognize these honorees at the 2021 Founders Day celebration. But in the meantime, be inspired by the stories these notable USAFA graduates share!


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Try out ZoomieLink to connect with fellow graduates and cadets alike!

BCT Coverage
Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and photos from basic cadet training this summer. Our WebGuy blog and photo galleries provide even more extensive coverage of the cadet experience all year long!


ShopNew Family Gear in Stock
We have recently added to our variety of gear for parents/grandparents of Air Force Academy cadets, past and present! Click here to shop our variety of items for the whole family!

ShopFalcon Flash Deal of the Week
Introducing our NEW FALCON FLASH DEAL OF THE WEEK! Each week we will be offering incredible deals through our online gift shop. This week we are pleased to offer all drinkware at 50% off — while supplies last. This deal expires Sunday, July 19, 2020.


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We are excited to announce that the National Museum of World War II Aviation in Colorado Springs reopened to visitors on Friday, July 10. Museum hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Safety for our visitors and volunteers is of utmost concern so the wearing of masks is required, hand sanitizer is available and visitors are asked to maintain a 6-foot distance from others outside their household or social group. The number of visitors in the museum at one time will also be monitored. The advance purchase of tickets is encouraged. Visit the museum website to reserve tickets at a discounted price.

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