November 18, 2020
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Show Cadet Support!
As COVID-19 cases rise at the U.S. Air Force Academy and around the world, the cadets have been quarantined to base in an effort to slow the spread of the virus. The cadets also will not be allowed to travel home for Thanksgiving. As a result, the Cadet Wing is in need of support and motivation to help them get through the next couple weeks and finals week. The Association of Graduates and the Air Force Academy Foundation have established a resource where the USAFA family can support the cadets and stay connected during these unprecedented times.

Meet the Board Candidates for the 2021 Election
The Association of Graduates has 30 board nominees for the upcoming 2021 election that begins Feb. 8, 2021. There will be five open seats and two appointed seats on the Board of Directors starting in May 2021. To see our list of candidates, please go to usafa.org/election/candidate

ZoomieLinkZoomieLink — Get Engaged Today!
ZoomieLink is the USAFA graduate platform to quickly engage with one another. See who's online, explore the community of affinity and chapter groups, and discover much more! Check it out! It will be the best five minutes you spend today.

Your life-long learning hub! From ZoomieCall with fellow graduates to blue-label webinars — thanks to our partnership with an education consortium — the learning never stops. As ZoomieBrief expands, look for more featured programs in the future. See what it is all about!

Now Accepting Nominations for the 2020 Young Alumni Excellence Award
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 based on the recipient's outstanding professional achievement and contributions to their community, whether in military or civilian life. Visit usafa.org/YoungAlumniAwards to submit a nomination.

Class of 2021 Family Plan Members — Special Thank You Gift!
A season of thanks is upon us and we want to pass along our sincere appreciation for your support of the Association of Graduates mission! We will be drawing a few random Class of 2021 Family Plan member names and sending those winners a thank you gift. Winners will be notified by phone as well as email before close of business on Nov. 25, 2020. Thank you to ALL of our AOG members for building the Association of Graduates and allowing us the opportunity to serve you and yours for decades to come! For questions regarding membership, please contact Megan Bollman, membership manager. (*Must have an active Class of 2021 Family Plan membership and payments must be up to date to qualify for drawing.)

A Special Offer for Our Graduates — Buy 2, Get 1 FREE
A special offer is waiting for you, graduates! Purchase a biennial membership and your membership to your alumni association will be good for three full years — for just the price of a two-year membership! Join your Association of Graduates and show your support for the Academy's mission. Membership to your alumni association will provide: support for our USAFA graduates, parents and Academy friends; services and assistance to current cadets; connection to the Long Blue Line; a solid network to support you through all stages of your career; a subscription to our award-winning, quarterly magazine — Checkpoints; 15% off merchandise at shop.usafa.org; and MORE! (*Offer valid from Nov. 1 to Dec. 31, 2020.)


Welcome CallWelcome Call — Prep School Commander
Please join us on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, as we welcome the Prep School Commander Col. Melissa Youderian '98. Register now!


Wreaths Across America
On Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, at 10 a.m., there will be a wreath-laying ceremony at the USAFA Cemetery. Organizers are requesting your support for this event. To sponsor a wreath, please go to www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/co0058 and click on the "Sponsor Wreaths" red button. If you sponsor two wreaths, the Academy Cemetery will receive a third wreath free.

Gail S Halvorsen Foundation
Col. Gail Halvorsen, aka "The Candy Bomber", recently celebrated his 100th birthday last month and has been nominated for the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Gail S Halvorsen Foundation posted a video in celebration of his birthday and their petition for the Medal Of Freedom. To see the video and learn of their pursuit for the Medal of Freedom: facebook.com/GSHFoundation


SpotlightService Spotlight: Classmates Raise Funds for Cross World Africa
A team of USAFA Class of 1981 classmates — dubbed the Band of Brothers — successfully (virtually) completed the 2020 Marine Corp Marathon on Oct. 25, 2020, on the Washington & Old Dominion Trail in Ashburn, Virginia. The team helped raise over $60,000 for Cross World Africa. Learn more about their efforts.

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Northrop GrummanStart Your Journey with Us
Northrop Grumman is Defining Possible, now and for the future. Discover how you can join us on our constant pursuit to connect and protect the world by applying today. We offer diverse careers around the nation with competitive compensation and a flexible schedule guaranteed to fit your life. Bring your military experience, and explore opportunities now.


Class ColorsClass Color Items
Check out our growing selection of class color items. We currently have hats, t-shirts and neck ties! Represent your class and show off your Academy pride. Do you have suggestions for new class, squadron, alumni or fan gear? Let us know by contacting our merchandise team!

Black Friday Deals Coming UpBlack Friday Deals Coming Up
Be on the lookout for special Black Friday deals! These can't-miss deals will be valid Nov. 27-30, 2020. Follow our Facebook page and check your email for updates and information. Can't wait? Check out our online store and shop our USAFA gear now!


True Blue BusinessReading This Ad? So Are Your Customers!
Call Jeff MacLean today at 719-247-8767 or email him at jeff.maclean@aogusafa.org to find out how you can reach Academy graduates, friends and family through our True Blue Business Program, starting at just $100 a month!

COS AirportColorado Springs Airport
#WannaGetAway? Well now we can thanks to Southwest Airlines (SWA) as they announce their new flights coming to Colorado Springs Airport (COS)! SWA will begin service to COS beginning March 11, 2021, and flights are booking now. 13 daily flights, 5 destinations and BIG connections from your small airport! The 5 destinations include: Chicago (Midway), Dallas (Love), Denver, Las Vegas and Phoenix. #COShasHeart

WWIINational Museum of WWII Aviation Membership
Join the National Museum of World War II Aviation and become part of our community! Or purchase a gift membership for the military history buff or aviation enthusiast on your holiday list! Your financial support through the purchase of a membership will help us grow and share the story of the important role American aviation played in WWII and its role in shaping the world in which we live. By joining today, you can support the museum as it rebounds from the financial challenges of the COVID-19 crisis. Membership includes unlimited admission to the museum, subscription to our monthly newsletter, special event updates, and a 10% discount to the museum gift shop. Click here to join.

JM BullionJM Bullion
JM Bullion is an online retailer of precious metals products. We deal exclusively in physical bullion, selling gold and silver that is delivered directly to your door. Since 2011, we have done over $4 billion in sales and shipped more than 2 million orders. JM Bullion is proud of the men and women serving the United States of America in the Armed Forces. For those who served in the past and those who serve today, we're happy to offer a military discount which matches our "As Low As" pricing. You can learn more here or call us at 1-800-276-6508.

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.

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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