March 11, 2021
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Less than Two Weeks Left to Vote
Don't delay!! We are currently at 22.59% and are closing in on 25% quorum! With 11 days left to vote, take time today! Please read our latest election update to see who is leading the way in the class competitions!

Checkpoints50 Years of Checkpoints
The first edition of the Association of Graduates' alumni magazine was published in early 1971. The publication has evolved through the years into an award-winning magazine that keeps the graduate community, cadets and friends connected. Read the latest Checkpoints Online.


Young AlumniYoung Alumni Success & Engagement Virtual Event
On Wednesday, March 17, at 1630 MT, join the Association of Graduates and the Vice Superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Col. Otis Jones '95, as we honor our 2020 Young Alumni Excellence Award recipients. During the virtual event, the winners will partake in a panel discussion to share their experiences and life lessons that led them to success as a young alumni of the Academy. Register for the event!

Academy Women's Career Webinar Series
Coming up in our next installment of the 2021 virtual Career Workshop and Webinar Series, we will feature a team of veteran and military spouse leaders from Travelers, who will facilitate the discussion: "Imagine a Different Call of Duty: Bridging the Military — Civilian Divide."

Honoring the Legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen ... From the Comfort of Your Own Home
Have you thought about honoring and maintaining the legacy of our remaining WWII veterans, especially during the age of COVID? The East Coast Chapter of the venerable Tuskegee Airmen Incorporated (ECCTAI) has arranged a virtual Gala for the 80th anniversary of the Tuskegee Airmen Experiment on Saturday, March 27, 2021, at 7 p.m. ET. Please RSVP at Tuskegee Airmen 80th Anniversary - The Legacy Lives On - Virtual Gala.

Commandant CallSenior Leader Call - Commandant of Cadets
Please join us for our Senior Leader Call with the USAFA Commandant of Cadets, Maj. Gen. Michele Edmondson, on Monday, March 29, 2021, at 1700 MT. Sign up!

2021 Officer Women Leadership Symposium
Registration is now open for a three-part 2021 Officer Women Leadership Symposium (Mini-OWLS) series! We have designed this series for you based on your feedback — our overarching theme is "Reimagining Meaningful Leadership." We will bring together military women leaders for three half-day, virtual sessions that feature experts, innovators and thought leaders with opportunities for facilitated roundtables.


SpotlightAOG Service Spotlight
This month's service spotlight is Maj. Daniel Walker '10. This F-22 Raptor pilot has consistently performed in the top 1% of his peers throughout his career, and credits the Air Force Academy for igniting a passion for service in and out of uniform. One of the ways he serves the community is as the president of an organization that engages and leads mentorship programs for cadets and young officers. He is also being recognized this month as one of our Young Alumni Excellence Award winners to be featured in our Young Alumni Success & Engagement panel on Wednesday, March 17, 2021.

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 this year.


Recognition is underway for the Class of 2024. Follow us on social media and our WebGuy blog for additional coverage.

AFAir Force 2021 Football Schedule Announced
If you follow us online, you may have seen last Friday that we shared the announcement of the 2021 Air Force football schedule. Go Air Force!!

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

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.

USCExplore USC's Top Ranked Online Graduate Engineering Programs for Veterans
The University of Southern California, Viterbi School of Engineering is ranked #2 for both the Online Graduate Engineering Program for Veterans — across 40+ programs offered — and Online Graduate Computer Science Program for Veterans by the U.S. News & World Report (2021). DEN@Viterbi, USC Viterbi's online 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. USC Viterbi supports U.S. veterans and active duty service members through an application fee waiver, scholarship opportunities and military benefit programs, including an unlimited number of Yellow Ribbon awards to eligible candidates. Learn more today!


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
Colorado Springs Airport is Colorado's small airport. This might seem like an unusual thing to say, but not when you consider that a small airport has small lines, small waits, and small walks to departure gates. Being small means we're friendly and focused on being big on your convenience, comfort and safety. If you want to fly again but feel unsure, start your next trip with COS and discover that in Colorado Springs small also means big options for direct flights and one-stop connections. COS also offers five major carriers, now including Southwest Airlines. There's more to love at Colorado's small airport.

Glory Paulson Fine ArtGlory Paulson Fine Art — Get Your Own Class Color USAFA Oil Painting by USAFA Grad
Order your USAFA Class Color Oil Painting today — gold, blue, silver or red lined mountains, with USAFA and Pike's Peak! Traditional oil with glazes and varnish on 11" x 14" linen, museum framed, created to order and shipped to your door. Or adorn your home with classic fine art oil paintings — Colorado landscapes, traditional still lifes or commissioned works. All artwork made and framed by Glory (Smith) Paulson, USAFA Class of 2002. Contact Glory today at glorypaulsonfineart@gmail.com or visit glorypaulsonfineart.com. Class, tradition, style.

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!
-USAFA Grad, Class of 1970
-More than 26 years of experience as a Licensed Realtor — Your Castle Real Estate
-Ethical, professional and always looking out for your best interest
-Specializing in the Front Range: Denver, Castle Rock, Monument, Colorado Springs
Contact Roger Hill at 303-956-5955 or Roger.Hill1970@gmail.com.

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Rick Broome is one of the most notable aviation and space artists in the world today. His work captures the spirit and wonder of flight from commercial to military aircraft, and from the dawn of aviation to the most advanced aircraft today.

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