June Checkpoints Column including links to select Extras, complete Charley Baby and Waldo F. Dumbsquat columns from 1971-1975 and a Drum & Bugle Corps entry, both under the Nostalgia tab, additional photos in many Checkpoints columns, ongoing format standardization throughout.
‘News’ tab changed to ‘Checkpoints’, Videos integrated into ‘Galleries’ page, ‘Video’ tab deleted, Coming Events button on Home Page, other minor changes.
Home Page refresh, March Checkpoints Column, Reunion updates, two new galleries, Prep School and 1975 Campus, relocation of Class of 2015 Legacy events to relevant Checkpoints columns as Extras, plus several additional Checkpoints Extras throughout.
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. . 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
The Good: Hopefully most of you know about our 40-year reunion coming up, 8-10 October 2015. The planning committee, headed by Jeff Hackett, is working hard and has a good core of guys, but still seeking volunteers for class gift/fundraising, banquet entertainment, registration/security, widows/surviving children coordination, prep school grad event, and non-graduate classmate coordination. Stay tuned to AOG and your squadron reps for updates.
The Bad (but getting better): Bruce Fritzsche forwarded the following note from Jack Barton's daughter, Shannon: Monday morning (2 Mar) my mom found my dad unresponsive. They took him to Olive Branch Methodist. The CT scan showed no sign of stroke but given his symptoms they called the Brain Attack Team. He was airlifted to Methodist University, where they discovered he did have a stroke, with a clot in his basilar artery. The doctor removed the clot, restoring blood flow to his brain. He is very, very lucky because from what we hear many people don't make it through a stroke like this. Please continue to pray for our daddy...he needs it right now. God has a special plan for him! He continues to show great signs of improvement. Moving both arms and legs. Speaks very faint and is hard to understand. They are worried about his vision and speech. We are all in shock and still can't believe this has happened to someone so healthy and active! Update Apr 20: Dad has been home for almost two weeks now.
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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. Read all the strips posted to date HERE.