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January 11, 2019
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Electronic Election Forum: Jan. 17, 2019
AOG Board Chair Cathy McClain '82 will be conducting an Electronic Election Forum at 6:30 p.m. (MT) on Thursday, Jan. 17, to answer questions about the 2019 election. AOG members will be able to attend live via teleconferencing technology. The Election Forum will last for up to 60 minutes and a wide range of questions will be addressed. Please submit your questions ahead of time to elections@aogusafa.org. Those attending the Election Forum live also may submit questions via the Zoom teleconferencing platform.


Air Force Academy to Host Outdoor NHL Game in 2020
The National Hockey League announced that the Air Force Academy's Falcon Stadium will play host to an outdoor NHL game between the Colorado Avalanche and an opponent yet to be determined.


AF Academy Welcomes Visitors to View Lunar Eclipse at Planetarium
The Air Force Academy welcomes visitors to view the total lunar eclipse at the base planetarium, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, and chat with the school's observatory director. The eclipse is predicted to last an hour and be visible from anywhere in the U.S.


Air Force Athletics to Host National Anthem Tryouts
Ever wanted to perform the national anthem at an Air Force Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball or Ice Hockey game? Here's your chance!


Call for Inputs: Spirit Missions
Since the very early days of the Air Force Academy, the spirit mission has been the subject of legend and lore. We invite you to provide details (and pictures!) of your involvement, and we will incorporate several of the most original vignettes into an article for the March 2019 issue of Checkpoints.

  Spirit Missions
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USAFA Endowment

Class Giving Makes a Difference
The class giving program within the USAFA Endowment plays a vital role at the Air Force Academy. See what your class is up to.


Secure Your Legacy
The Endowment's gift planning professionals can help you make sense of estate and retirement planning options and show you how to use them to your best advantage. Visit our website to get started.


Start the New Year with a Gift to the Academy
From academics to athletics to character and leadership development, you can help provide transformative support for a program that's special to you.


2019 National Character and Leadership Symposium (NCLS) is Coming
Hear inspiring speakers, including Brene Brown, Nate Boyer, other military leaders, authors and athletes at the Air Force Academy's flagship event on character and leadership, February 21-22, 2019.

Grads in the News

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson: "We Must Restore the Readiness of the Force."
Heather Wilson '82 talks about the biggest challenges facing the Air Force, as well as technology and advice to women working in male-dominated industries.


Seattle Hires Retired Military General to Lead City Through Upcoming Traffic Mess
Retired U.S. Air Force Major Gen. Mike Worden '76 will help lead Seattle through the upcoming traffic battle caused by the closure of the viaduct and several other large-scale projects.


Sonobe Honored by Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Four former Southwestern Oklahoma State University employees were recently honored by the SWOSU Alumni Association. After retiring from the Air Force in 1990, Blake Sonobe '70 joined the university's Chemistry faculty and served as vice president for academic affairs & provost beginning in 2005 until he was named vice chancellor for academic affairs with the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education in 2012.


USAFA Grad Rex Rogers is All About the Team
The 1977 Air Force Academy graduate was awarded the Bronze Star for his service in Operation Desert Storm and he deployed to Somalia when banditry and terrorism menaced United Nations humanitarian ops in Mogadishu and elsewhere in 1993-94.


Service: An African Adventure
Andy Garrison '71 began his career as fighter pilot; winds down as Peace Corps volunteer.


Air Force Academy Team Dominates Collegiate Parachuting Championships
The USPA National Collegiate Parachuting Championships were held in Eloy, Arizona from Dec. 28 - Jan. 2. Seventy-eight competitors from 13 schools participated, with numerous Air Force jumpers placing among the top spots.

From the Bleachers

Air Force Downs Colorado State, 63-48
Air Force women's hoops snapped a 13-game losing streak to CSU dating back to 2011.


Falcons Host Army, Jan. 11-12
Air Force (11-8-1, 9-5-0 AHC) hosts a two-game conference series with the Army West Point Black Knights (8-11-1, 7-6-1 AHC), Friday-Saturday, Jan. 11-12, at the Cadet Ice Arena. Go Air Force! Beat Army!

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