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AOG and Air Force Academy Foundation
MARCH 18, 2022
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Grad Survey
The AOG is surveying all grads to inform its future focus on being a relevant, valued-added source of pride and connection.

Don't forget to share your thoughts about the future of the AOG. The grad survey closes March 27th.

The Honor Code has guided cadet behavior for decades, but honor scandals have occurred throughout the history of USAFA. With the help of Academy leaders and cadets, the new issue of Checkpoints does a deep dive into the current status of honor and the changes in the system that came about following the most recent cheating scandal. Also learn more about Membership for All Graduates, watch videos of featured stories online and more! ►

Gregg Popovich '70 now has the most coaching wins in NBA history.

Ambassador Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger '73 returned to the Academy's Davis Airfield to connect with aviation program cadet leaders while answering their questions about his time at the Academy. ►

• Col. Angela Ochoa '01 is the first female commanding officer of the Little Rock Air Force Base. ►

• Capt. Victoria Perkins '14 gave students a tour of a KC-135 refueling aircraft and answered their questions about the military. ►

Academy roommates Lt. Col. John Mikal '00 and Col. Nathan Diller '00 help make history with first USAF-piloted eVTOL vehicle flight. ►

This week's episode of "Heritage Minute with Steve Simon '77" takes you inside the massive 180' tall enclosure currently surrounding USAFA's Cadet Chapel. ►
Membership for All Grads
How are your NCAA basketball brackets doing? We've got our own class competition brackets with the Membership for All Graduates Tournament Challenge just underway! Rally your classmates who haven't joined the AOG yet, and advance in the tournament. Membership is now free and comes with many benefits like access to our award-winning alumni magazine, career and transition services, reunions, events and much more! See where your class is seeded and who you are playing in the tournament. ►

With a passion for university honors programs and seeing cadets thrive in the classroom, John Martinson '70 has made a $10 million commitment to the Academy Scholars Program. It's the largest philanthropic gift supporting academics in Air Force Academy history. ►

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The Class of 2025 brought Recognition to a close March 12 with the run to the rock, a trek to Cathedral Rock. ►

Find more Recognition photos and coverage from start to finish on our WebGuy blog. ►
• Retired Chief Master Sgt. Bob Vasquez, the Academy's top former enlisted role model for cadets, retired from his position as the Cadet Wing's curriculum branch manager. ►

• C1C Grant Schlichting has applied for a patent for a device that will change how we fight the wars to come. Read five life and innovation hacks from this cadet inventor. ►

Air Force Academy cadets launched the superintendent's flight cap miles into the atmosphere as part of a spirit mission. The balloon climbed to 108,000 feet in two hours before bursting, sending the payload toward the ground at speeds over 400 mph. ►

March madness! The Air Force women's basketball team not only made their first postseason tournament appearance this week, but also won and advanced to the WNIT second round. ►
After leading the Air Force men's track and field team to the conference title and then passing away unexpectedly in early March, Ralph Lindeman posthumously receives regional track and field coaching award. ►

• Scott Rockett is the first NCAA air rifle national champion in school history. ►

With a victory over Army, the Air Force hockey team is headed to AHA Final Four tonight. ►

• Maddie Lloyd became the first female boxer in Air Force history to win four straight Wing Open titles. ►

• Air Force athletes are active in Colorado Springs community. ►
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