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February 8, 2018
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What the New Core Curriculum Means for the USAFA Class of 2021 and Beyond
The U.S. Air Force Academy launched a new core curriculum in the fall of 2017, beginning with the Class of 2021, to develop cadets through more integrated academic, military, flight training and physical education experiences. All cadets, regardless of academic major, are required to complete the core curriculum.


USAFA's Equestrian Center Helps Wounded Warrior 'Thrive in Life'
Launched in 2009 by Equestrian Center Manager Billy Jack Barrett and Jeanne Springer, an equine specialist, the Warrior Wellness program helps wounded service members transition back into their home life and society through supervised interactions with horses.


Graduate Dependent Scholarships
The Board of Directors of the Association of Graduates is pleased to once again offer Graduate Dependent Scholarships. These scholarships are annual awards of $500 and are intended to directly support post-secondary education for the children of AOG graduate members. The application deadline is March 4, 2018.

7258' — Your Association at Work
Read the latest issue of the AOG's newsletter.

USAFA Endowment

Redefining the Profession of Arms
Meet Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Christopher Miller '80, the inaugural Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Chair for the Study of the Profession of Arms.


Targeted Giving
Private support helps enhance and expand the excellence of more than 200 Academy projects and programs that benefit cadet training. Explore the many giving opportunities that are available.


From the Heart of the Long Blue Line
Former Commandant of Cadets Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Marcus Anderson salutes the Academy: "The Academy shaped my life, provided me the tools for a successful and enjoyable career, and a set of values I have retained and used ever since being a cadet in the Class of 1961."


Pathways to Excellence
Discover how private support enhances academic programs that set the Air Force Academy and cadets apart from the other service academies and institutions of higher learning.

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Grads in the News

Distinguished Service Award Goes to USAFA Grad, Faculty Member
Carl Janssen — a 1968 graduate of the Academy and a former volunteer faculty member — received the school's Distinguished Service Award Feb. 5 in Arnold Hall.


Prep School Honors Class Exemplar
The Air Force Academy's Preparatory School held its annual Exemplar Dinner to honor Lt. Col. Ida Widmann '91 as the Prep School's 2018 Class Exemplar.


Air Force Pilot Landed Damaged A-10 Using Only 'Cranks and Cables'
Maj. Kim Campbell '97, an A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot, shared her story with Women's History Month luncheon guests about a mission in which her A-10 was hit by enemy fire over Baghdad.


New FEMA Boss with Colorado Springs Ties Worries about Fires, Floods
A Colorado Springs native and Air Force Academy graduate, Lee dePalo '86, spends his days pondering the end of days in his new job as regional director for the Federal Emergency Management Agency.


Air Force Pilot and Her Family Aim for More than Olympic Gold
The surgeon told Christy Wise '09 she would never fly a plane again. The surgeon, it turned out, was wrong. Perhaps had he spoken more with Christy's twin sister, Jessica, or their younger brother, David, the Olympic-champion freestyle skier, he would've offered a different prognosis. Perhaps the doctor would've discovered that this family's gold-medal moments involve more than merely winning the Olympics.

Senior Leadership Announcements

As a feature in ZoomiEnews, we will list recent
Senior Leadership announcements involving USAFA grads.

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Cadets, Faculty Earn Research Awards at USAFA
Cadet and faculty researchers were the focus of attention at the Air Force Academy's Research Awards Ceremony. The ceremony heralds the school's research programs covering the gamut of academic majors including engineering, humanities, science and the social sciences.


Top Hawgs
Congratulations to the Loose Hawgs of CS-34 for being recognized as the Academy's top squadron from the Fall Semester!

From the Bleachers

Air Force Beats Colorado State to Complete Season Sweep
Sophomore Sid Tomes scored a career-high 18 points and fellow sophomore Ryan Swan scored 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead Air Force past Colorado State, 78-73, Tuesday night in a Mountain West men's basketball game at Clune Arena.

Results starting to reflect growth for Air Force women's basketball program


Falcons Win Seawolf Invitational
The Air Force women's gymnastics team captured the Seawolf Invitational in Anchorage, Alaska, as it defeated a pair of Mountain Pacific Sports Federation foes to improve to 3-2 on the year.

Emily Luers Captures Weekly MPSF Honor
No. 11 Men's Gymnastics Heads to All-Academy Championships

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