The mission of this site is to expand upon and complement the content of our Official Class Web Site. Suggestions and contributions are welcome and encouraged.
The character Bedcheck Charlie was created by artist George Wunder in his comic strip Terry and the Pirates. The original story arc of 99 daily strips ran in newspapers nationwide from June through October 1963. Over the next 8 months all 99 strips will be presented here, probably for the first time anywhere in over 50 years, updated weekly with 3 new strips.
December Checkpoints Column, addition of several Checkpoints Extras throughout; more as material becomes available
September Checkpoints Column, addition of a nascent Reunion Section, linked below, addition of Disqus comment feature on select pages, redesigned Home Page, ongoing minor format refresh and content update throughout
June Checkpoints Column, updated History entries on cadet uniforms and early Academy concepts, plus a new entry on Frank Lloyd Wright, refresh of Twitter and Facebook page formats, minor site-wide refresh and content update
March Checkpoints Column, minor redesign of individual GBNF pages, several new History entries, two new UPT galleries embedded in the 1976 Checkpoints archives
December Checkpoints Column and new Squadron Galleries
September Checkpoints Column, all new First Class galleries with nearly 200 new photos, new Falconews content, new Class Legacy Project content, new News links, numerous minor format updates
June Checkpoints Column, redesign of the GBNF Home Page and the addition of a chronological listing, a nascent Class History timeline, and a Class Pinterest page (linked below)
Minor format refresh, consolidation of Class Business and News sections into Class News
March Checkpoints Column, Checkpoints archives for 1989-1999, completing the archiving of ALL Checkpoints columns from 1975-2013, updated format and expanded content in the Nostalgia and Class Business sections, the Exemplar Dinner from the 40-Year Class Legacy Project, eight new photo galleries covering the Second and Third Class years, and a gallery of old USAFA postcards
Streamlined Checkpoints column format to better accommodate more photos, commencing with the 2012 column
December Checkpoints Column, Checkpoints archives for 1987, 1988 and 2000-2004, new photo galleries, new content in Memories of... and History, new Facebook Page, general ongoing content update
Checkpoints archives for 1986 and 2005-2009, general ongoing content and format update
September Checkpoints Column, Checkpoints archives for 1985
Refreshed 'look' of all icon directory pages, transition of all completed galleries to new format with many new photos and content, improved navigation features throughout
Completion of new and expanded gallery format for fourth class photo gallery, Checkpoints archives for 1984
June 2012 Checkpoints column, Checkpoints archives for 1983
General site tune-up, minor design and layout changes, additional navigation bars, additional and enlarged photos in recent Checkpoints columns, miscellaneous additional content, additional history timeline content, new photo gallery, initial transition to a new photo gallery format, Checkpoints archives for 1980-1982
Redesigned Home Page, Checkpoints Extra
Checkpoints archives for 1978 & 1979
A site-linked Twitter account. Read about it HERE. Checkpoints archives for 1976-1977, additional Falconews articles, including some for the Prep Schoolers, reorganized Nostalgia directory page, with a separate directory for the Dodo and Talon magazines, several new issues of Dodo and the first Talon, links (below) to neighboring class web sites
March 2012 Checkpoints column
Graduation photo gallery
December 2011 Checkpoints column
Graduation parade video
Falconews articles from the Graduation edition
Checkpoints archives, commencing with 1975
Alan Krukowski on Medal of Honor Recipient William Crawford
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40th Reunion Status: Some of you have inquired, and many more probably wonder, about the status of our reunion next year. My call to AOG revealed that, since reunions depend on the home football schedule, which doesn’t come out until late March-early April, we will not have a date until after that. However, whomever gets volunteered to plan our big event can start anytime. Dean Cox already started part of the process by getting our druthers about gifts to be included in our reunion packages.
John Charlton reported on Bill Corsetti’s retirement as a Strategic Planner in J5, where among his many outstanding works were post-9/11 plans for the war on terror. Bill is one of only three people to be awarded the Distinguished Service Award twice. Congratulations, Bill–we are honored to have such stars among our classmates!
Rick Pyatt, wife Zara and daughter Jordan had a family vacation to Alaska with whale watching on a cruise boat and F-22 Raptor watching at Elmendorf.
Dave Jannetta had the opportunity to visit USAFA and met with Mark Wells, head of the History Department and “last man standing” from ’75...
Read the Full Column HERE
This retro insignia, right, was part of concept drawings for the USAFA distinctive cadet uniforms, created in the 1950s, but never implemented or used. The artist, Arnold Friberg, was an associate of Cecil B. deMille, who was commissioned by the USAF to design the cadet uniforms for the new Air Force Academy.
For more detailed information, go to the main Reunion Page by clicking the Reunion Logo, above left.
Jim Burling on reunion dates. Short answer: nothing yet.
Dean Cox on suggested class merchandise.