May 21, 2020
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New Season — Heritage Minute
In this Season 3 premiere of Heritage Minute with Steve Simon '77, we explore the history behind Falcon Stadium, home to the Air Force Fighting Falcons! Plans for the facility date back to 1955, the same year the first cadets reported to the Academy's temporary home at Lowry AFB. Watch the new episode and binge-watch the first two seasons! Check back on our website or follow us on social media for a new episode each week.

Zoom MeetingAOG Conducts Historic Board Meeting
For the first time ever, the AOG recently held a quarterly Board of Directors meeting entirely via video conference. The meeting closed with another historic first: an address by the organization's first "Single CEO." In the 2019 election, the AOG membership permitted the AOG to join with the Air Force Academy Foundation to hire one senior executive to lead both organizations. Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Mike Gould '76 was chosen to fill that role and assumed the position on May 1.

Class of 2020 Graduates and Parents — Checkpoints Online
We wanted to let you know of a recent change to our quarterly Checkpoints (alumni magazine) mailing effective June 1, 2020. Checkpoints will only be available electronically, unless new graduates opt to receive a physical copy of the magazine. Class of 2020 parents who are AOG members will now be converted to electronic access for Checkpoints. Click here for complete details.

Gift PackWelcome USAFA Class of 2024 and Incoming Prep School Parents and Families — We Look Forward to Meeting You!
Congratulations on your son's or daughter's acceptance to the United States Air Force Academy! We're the Association of Graduates (AOG) and we are here to support you, your cadet, the Academy and our graduates. We will be with your son or daughter throughout their Academy experience, their Air Force career and beyond. Enroll in our Family Plan Membership from March 1 through May 31 and you will receive a FREE "Proud Parent" gift pack with your purchase. HURRY! This free gift is only available while supplies last! We look forward to serving you and yours for decades to come! (CLICK HERE for complete details and enrollment. Items included in promotional gift pack are not sold in our AOG Gift Shop. Not available for purchase. One gift per Family Plan Membership purchased for a new Class of 2024 family.)

Attention Husky Club Members — Membership Will Be Deactivated May 31!
Your Association of Graduates thanks you for your membership and for your support of our programs! Your WebGuy account that comes with your membership to Husky Club will be deactivated on May 31 unless you upgrade to our Family Plan membership program. To avoid any interruption in service, please visit our website to review all the details of our Family Plan membership at usafa.org/appointee; however, do not enroll in Family Plan online as this will cause problems with your existing WebGuy account. Please call the membership department directly at 719-472-0300, ext. 108, to upgrade to Family Plan and keep your WebGuy access active so you can enjoy all the coverage starting on Inprocessing Day. It's not too early to upgrade your membership. Upgrade now and your membership will be paid in full in time for your cadet's USAFA graduation.

Career Services

Virtual Service Academy Career Conference — June 9-12th
Join us online next month for the virtual Service Academy Career Conference, a job fair exclusively for Academy grads! Top industry employers and Fortune 100 companies will be in attendance looking for every level of candidate. For 25 years, SACC has connected countless service academy alumni transitioning to new careers with companies throughout the country. Even during this pandemic, we will continue our mission to serve you during your career transition. Learn more and register!

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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!


AOG Service Spotlight
This month we shine the service spotlight on Shannon Horak. She is a parent of a '23 cadet and works with various charitable efforts in Haiti. She says, "You really don't have to have any special skills, you just have to want to do it. It doesn't have to be anything grand or in a far away place... just go do something!"


New SquadronsSocial Share: New Squadrons
Last week we shared a social media post from the USAFA Graduate Liaison about temporary Squadrons 42 and 43 for the remaining cadets at USAFA.

Help USAFA Family Businesses
Many Academy graduate-owned and USAFA family-owned businesses are struggling right now due to the global pandemic. Here's how you can help. We've put together a growing list of businesses that could use a helping hand from the Academy family community.

Firstie DepartureClass of 2020 — Check Out Firstie Departure
Welcome to your Firstie Departure! No matter the destination, this exclusive virtual event was created to support Firsties on their next journey. By exploring the links on this website, you will gain critical information, learn more about life after the Academy and connect with grads willing to share their insider tips.

Calling All Grads — Connect with One Another and Cadets
Try out ZoomieLink to connect with fellow graduates and cadets alike!


CANCELLED: Graduate March Back
If you hadn't heard, the planned graduate march back with members of the Class of 2024 from Jacks Valley during BCT has been cancelled.


Shipping Information
To our valued customers: We are resuming regular operations and orders will be processed and shipped the next business day.

Welcoming the Class of 2024
As we approach Inprocessing Day for the USAFA Class of 2024, we will be stocking a variety of related merchandise. Check out the online gift shop for Inprocessing, family, USAFA fan gear and huge savings on closeout items!

FrenzyFalcon Frenzy Item of the Month
Last chance for this month's hot item! Our putter grip with ball marker will be at its lowest price for the remainder of the month — while supplies last. Check out the rest of our golf items and gear up for the season!

Father's Day
It's never too early to start thinking about Dad! Check out our gear for Dad and make this a memorable Father's Day.

2020 Ornament Is Here
Our new 2020 ornament has arrived and is available for purchase! Don't wait until the holidays to get yours. View this one-of-a-kind ornament here to add to or start your collection!


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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.

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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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