There's still time to do a virtual march back with the Class of 2024 before July 31st! Let's come together as a USAFA family and support the Class of 2024. Though the in-person Graduate March Back was cancelled, USAFA is going virtual and expanding participation to our entire USAFA family! Between July 18-31, you are invited to join the USAFA community and walk, run or march 6.2 miles in support of the Class of 2024 basic cadets returning from Basic Cadet Training in Jacks Valley for the final days. Watch the video, share your march photos/video and get involved!
The 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!
AOG Service Spotlight
This month's AOG Service Spotlight highlights 2nd Lt. 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 You Still Have Time!
In the last couple of months, our daily routines and lives have been greatly impacted by 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 extended 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.
A Conversation with the Athletic Director
Academy graduates are invited to "A Conversation with the Athletic Director," a Zoom webinar hosted by the Air Force Academy Foundation and the Association of Graduates. The event will take place from 3 to 4 p.m. (Mountain Time), Tues., Aug. 4, 2020. Registration deadline for the hour-long, online discussion with Nathan Pine is July 31.
Gen. John K. Gerhart Fellowship
The Gen. John K. Gerhart Fellowship is a two-year study program funded by the U.S. Air Force Academy Association of Graduates for the benefit of USAF Academy graduates every year. This year's recipient is 2nd Lt. Lauren Benedict '20. She accepted the scholarship from Marty Marcolongo '88, president and chief operating officer of the AOG. Gerhart scholars study at the University of Strasbourg in France. Scholarship funds come from a trust fund established in the name of Gen. John Gerhart for the two years of study.
New Book Starting Aug. 6th One Book, One USAFA
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 ZoomieRead book club!
Welcome USAFA Class of 2024, Parents and Families Last Chance: Open Enrollment Ends July 31
It's not too late to sign up. Don't miss all the action provided by our awesome WebGuy team! WebGuy is a four-year program designed to provide a window into cadet life. For the family of a new cadet who has entered basic training, WebGuy becomes your new best friend and a great connection to your son or daughter as they take the first steps in their journey at the United States Air Force Academy. WebGuy photographers will keep you connected to the Academy life through blogs and pictures starting on Inprocessing Day all the way up until graduation week! Sign up today so you are ready to catch all the action! Please note: Your Family Plan membership can be paid in full instead of paid monthly a savings of over $200!
Welcome Prep School Parents and Families Last Chance: Open Enrollment Ends July 31
Want to catch an amazing glimpse into life at the Prep School? Watch as WebGuy tells the cadet candidate story and be on the lookout for your son or daughter as they experience this new chapter in their life. We have two membership options available for our Prep Parents: Husky Club is only good while your son or daughter is enrolled at the Prep School. Joining Family Plan will save you money and you will not have to upgrade your membership after Prep School graduation. JOIN TODAY and have one fewer thing to worry about leading up to Inprocessing Day! The first 100 new Family Plan members will receive a drawstring AF Prep bag as a thank you for your membership and support of our programs!
Check Out ZoomieLink
Try out ZoomieLink to connect with fellow graduates and cadets alike!
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!
Did you know the AOG offers pins, patches, stickers and ornaments for ALL 40 squadrons? These items are great for a variety of uses, including shadow boxes! Stock up and build your own shadow box for your cadet or as a retirement ceremony gift. Check out other items such as coins and the mini cadet sabre at our online gift shop!
Falcon Flash Deal of the Week
Our new Falcon Flash deal of the week offers Falcon fans a chance to buy one plush blanket and get one 50% off while supplies last! Select your second blanket at checkout and the discount will be applied. This deal expires Sunday, Aug. 2. Get yours now!
2024 Coins Back In Stock
Our USAFA Class of 2024 Inprocessing Coins unfortunately sold out during Inprocessing, but they are now back in stock and can be purchased here!
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Military OneSource: Support for Airmen and Their Families
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The 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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