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AOG and Air Force Academy Foundation
DECEMBER 8, 2021
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Tell us what you think! We are conducting a series of focus groups with Air Force Academy graduates to learn how we can be better partners in supporting the Long Blue Line. Sign up now — spots are limited and filling fast! The first of the 8 focus groups start Thursday.

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ARRIVING SOON! The December issue of Checkpoints will be in mailboxes and going live online next week.

You don't want to miss it!

On Monday, Maj. Nichole Ayers '11 was announced as one of 10 new NASA astronaut candidates. Upon completion of two years of training, she will become a part of the NASA's Artemis Generation team, who are slated to return to the Moon and beyond in the years to come.

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• Col. Raja Chari '99 sent us more photos from space! He took along squadron patches from all 40 USAFA squadrons and took photos of them in the ISS window with the Earth in the background. Find your patch! ►

The country's first national cyber director, Chris Inglis '76, speaks about his office's mandate, its mission and the top cyber threats facing the U.S. today. Also watch for a feature on him in the upcoming issue of Checkpoints. ►

Listen in on an interview with astronaut Gen. Kevin P. Chilton '76. ►

• Sam Eckholm '18 refers to his light-filled apartment as "The Hangar" — a nod to his love of aviation and his job as an officer in the United States Air Force. ►
Also check out Sam's amazing YouTube channel! ►

The 2022 National Character and Leadership Symposium (NCLS) will be a hybrid event held at the Air Force Academy and virtually Feb. 24-25, 2022. With a theme of Ethics and Respect for Human Dignity, speakers will share their own experiences with the character and leadership implications of making ethical decisions, overcoming bias and promoting inclusivity, among other important topics. ►
• Support the HH-3 Jolly Green Giant Static Display Project ►

The latest issue of the donor-supported Journal of Character and Leadership Development (JCLD) is out! This issue focuses on conversations with leaders from different domains. Read how these leaders think about leadership, character and their own development. ►

• REMINDER: Make your end-of-year gifts by Dec. 31 ►
Bowl Game

The Falcons will play Louisville in the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl on Dec. 28! Tailgate info will be coming soon. ►

• Air Force Men's Basketball wins seventh straight with 76-58 victory over Army ►

• Sam Wolf wins gold at Junior Pan American Games ►
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