January 29, 2021
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USAFA Superintendent Directed Honor Review
Press release from the Air Force Academy regarding the Cadet Honor Code.


2021 AOG Election Information — Starts February 8th
In less than two weeks, the AOG 2021 Election will be open. Educate yourself on the board candidates as well as the proposed bylaw changes. Go to usafa.org/election.

Message from our Board Chair on the Election

Doolittle Hall UpdateDoolittle Hall Update
Watch the senior leaders from your Association of Graduates, the Air Force Academy Foundation and the Falcon Foundation give a virtual update about key priorities and expanding services.

Pepsi DonationA Morale Boost During the "Dark Ages!"
Thanks to a generous donation from Pepsi, and coordination from the Air Force Academy Foundation and the Association of Graduates, a huge delivery of snacks and drinks was shipped to the Cadet Wing this week. Everything from Gatorade to Dipps bars to Muscle Milk was provided to all the cadet squadrons for their enjoyment and sustenance. Thanks to all who made it all possible!

Heritage MinuteHeritage Minute
In this week's episode of Heritage Minute with Steve Simon '77, we explore the amazing history behind the North American F-100 Super Sabre. The mostly unknown static display is located on the campus of the Air Force Academy Preparatory School.

GDS2021-22 Graduate Dependent Scholarships
Applications are now being accepted for the 2021-22 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 5, 2021, to be considered. For more information, visit our website.

New Year — New Traditions
Make joining your Association of Graduates a New Year's resolution you don't ditch! Join today and show your support of the AOG mission. Membership to your Association of Graduates allows your alumni association to provide: support for our USAFA graduates, parents and Academy friends; services and assistance to current cadets; connection to the Long Blue Line; a solid professional network to support you through all stages of your career; and more. In return, you will receive membership benefits such as: a subscription to Checkpoints quarterly alumni magazine; 15% off merchandise at shop.usafa.org; and more. Life and Annual Memberships are available. Please see our website for pricing.


Grads in Healthcare
Join us on Feb. 3, 2021, for our virtual panel "Grads in Healthcare." The panel will be composed of USAFA graduates who have entered the healthcare industry either after the Academy or after their time in the Air Force and excelled within the industry. The panelists will take you through their journey from USAFA to where they are now, discuss how their time at USAFA played a key role in their success, and outline why they wanted to be part of such a demanding industry. Sign up today!


SpotlightAOG Service Spotlight
For more than three years, Col. (Ret.) Art Compton '72 has been a dedicated volunteer who cares for birds and mammals injured throughout the state of Montana and transported to the Montana WILD facility to recover. His passions for wildlife rehabilitation and education make perfect sense for someone who has been working with birds of prey for most of his life.

Know someone in the USAFA family doing great things for their community? Let us know and we may feature them in the AOG Service Spotlight in the new year.


USAA"Getting Off to a Good Financial Start" Webinar Series — Presented by USAA
Start the New Year on the right foot — financially! This 10-part webinar series covers all the essential factors on how to get off to a good financial start. Every Tuesday a new webinar will be released! In less than five minutes, expand your knowledge on investing, saving and retirement. Watch the first webinar today and learn about general saving and investing. WATCH NOW!

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.

Veteran Return Trips to Thailand
If you served in Thailand and are interested in learning more about a return trip to Thailand for veterans through the Greatest Generations Foundation, please contact JC John Miller '69.

Career Services

USAFA Alumni: Are You Looking for a New Career for the New Year?
Join us virtually for the Service Academy Career Conference (SACC) Feb. 22-26, 2021. It is a job fair exclusively for service academy alumni. Companies from all throughout the U.S. will be in attendance. Employers are looking for you and your skill set. To learn more about SACC and the upcoming virtual conference, visit sacc-jobfair.com.

Service Academy Career Conference Partners with Brazen
SACC will continue to be virtual for 2021! We have partnered with Brazen, a leading virtual hiring event and online career fair platform, to bring you the best experience. Whether you are considering a career change or your organization is in need of top-tier talent, SACC is dedicated to bringing you the best connections possible. Join us on Friday, Feb. 26, from noon to 5:00 p.m. ET for the first fair of the year. In addition to the career fair, more than 20 company-sponsored webinars and panel discussions will be held Feb. 22-24. Click here to learn more and sign up today!

Northrop GrummanNorthrop Grumman — Transform the Future of Possible
Challenge yourself and begin shaping the future of defense when you start a career with Northrop Grumman. From Day One, you will be working with our team of experts to solve our most critical problems in the most inventive ways. With our flexible schedule and comprehensive benefits, we have been recognized as a top organization to work for post military service. Explore opportunities and connect with us today.

USCUniversity of Southern California, Viterbi School of Engineering
The USC Viterbi School of Engineering is both a Top Ranked Online Graduate Engineering Program for Veterans — across 40+ programs offered — and a Top Ranked Online Graduate Computer Science Program for Veterans by the U.S. News & World Report (2021). USC Viterbi's online DEN@Viterbi delivery method enables veterans and active duty military personnel to complete a Master's degree or Graduate Certificate completely online from any location in the world. An unlimited number of Yellow Ribbon awards and an application fee waiver are available for eligible U.S. veteran candidates. Learn more today!


FacemaskNew Face Masks In Stock
We are now offering new face masks! Our AF and USAFA Face Masks are 100% cotton, washable and reusable, and comfortable. Both styles come in two sizes with ear loops. Be sure to check out our Youth Face Mask also! Get yours now — while supplies last.

Are you interested in purchasing a saber from the AOG Gift Shop for a graduating cadet or as a personal gift? Click here to submit an interest form with your name, email and phone number. We will contact you when they become available for purchase. This is a popular item — don't wait to submit your information.


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!

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 immediate family members to information, answers and support, like tax services, relationship support, spouse career and education opportunities, relocation resources 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

Roger HillLooking to Move to, From, or Within Colorado? Contact Roger Hill, the Realtor You Can Trust!
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Contact Roger Hill at 303-956-5955 or Roger.Hill1970@gmail.com.

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