The Class has recently learned of the death of classmate Stephen Tibbitts. From his wife Diana: Steve was hit and killed on his bike while riding home. He was killed instantly. His service will be this Saturday (12 September) in Marble Falls at the Church at Horseshoe Bay. Viewing at 9:00 AM, Service at 10:00 AM, followed with a reception. Please keep us in your prayers
September Checkpoints Column, minor sitewide format refresh, new Gallery, Before They Were Cadets, addition of squadron participation percentages to Class Gift section, initial 45th Reunion entries, and major update to GBNF home page (ongoing).
June Checkpoints Column with Extras, a selection of the Sunday color strips of the Bedcheck Charlie story arc (very rare) under the Memories tab, a large number of Dodos from 1957-1971, and new photos of the cadet uniforms designed and approved by Cecil B. Demille, both under the History tab.
March 2019 Checkpoints Column with lots of Extras.
Recently exhumed from deep in the catacombs of the Class of ‘75 Archives (AKA Paul Kent’s hard drive) emerge the long-lost files from the heady days of ZoomieNation (Now Defunct). Never before seen (Full Disclosure: probably actually seen by a quite a few) columns and over 200 new photos from December 2006 through March 2010. Additionally, dozens of new Memories of… entries with a few accompanying photos to document just some of the outrageous claims, questionable recollections, and dubious war stories, which despite the passage of time and fading memories, are no doubt totally accurate, 100% credible, and in full compliance with the Cadet Honor Code…probably. Also, lots of new internal links to make your surfing experience that much richer and enjoyable (or horrific, depending on your recollections). ZoomieNation columns are linked from within their respective Checkpoints columns.
Reorganized Nostalgia and History sections, renamed the Nostalgia Tab as Memories, expanded Memories section with additional subject areas and entries; refresh of Checkpoints and Memories page layouts.
'75 Class Gift Public Phase Kickoff.
December Checkpoints Column, several Extras, dozens of additional photos, plus hundreds of new photos througuout the site.
September Checkpoints column, many Extras, plus nearly 100 additional photos.
New section, Our Heritage under the History Tab, featuring thumbnail sketches of ancestors' military or other service to the country.
Updated cemetary maps, completed addition of all available Talon magazines in digital form to the Ephemeratorium.
June Checkpoints column, Extras, plus dozens of additional photos.
March Checkpoints column, Extras, plus dozens of additional photos including a large gallery of grandchildren, in keeping with the column theme.
December Checkpoints column, Extras, plus dozens of additional photos.
September Checkpoints column plus dozens of additional photos.
June Checkpoints column plus Extras.
March Checkpoints column plus Extras and several hundred new photos distributed throughout the 41+ years of Checkpoints columns in new Albums and extant Galleries.
Announcement of the 45th Reunion Class gift.
December Checkpoints column plus Extras.
September Checkpoints Column with a lot of Extras.
Two new Galleries: Doolies and Firsties under the Galleries Tab.
June Checkpoints Column with lots of Extras.
Class Coin: Highlights and links to relevant supplemental material throughout the site.
March Checkpoints Column.
December Checkpoints Column.
Tom Laurie's history of Waldo F. Dumbsquat.
40th Reunion Gallery Posted.
Special 40th Reunion Waldo F. Dumbsquat column by Tom Laurie.
September Checkpoints Column, expansion of GBNF, two new photo galleries plus more photos across many Checkpoints columns, a few new Memories of... entries, additions to the Early Academy Concepts under the History Tab.
Addition of a large number of photos to the Individual Awards Gallery under the Galleries tab.
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.
GBNF: Carl P. Schwartz, CS-01, passed away on 29 April 2019 in St. Petersburg, FL. Services were held on 1 June 2019 in Wesley Chapel, FL.
Kent Traylor represented our class as the sponsor of the 2019 Cadet Honor Committee Banquet and Awards Ceremony in April. Kent reported that while the honor system has morphed significantly in the last 44 years, the professionalism, dedication, and commitment of the Cadet Honor Committee and its leaders and advisors has not. The Class of ’75 was recognized and thanked for our continued support of this foundational and iconic pillar of character building at USAFA.
Medical News: Tom Darner spent last fall trying to figure out why he was having a hard time breathing or even humming do-re-me. After several visits to numerous doctors, he underwent brain surgery on Friday, 17 May, at Georgetown University Medical Center to remove a pituitary adenoma that was sending out growth hormone that had misshapen his larynx. Incredibly, by Monday evening his voice was recovered. There’s been no report on whether the operation had any effect on some of his personality disorders, such as sleeping on top of a made bed, stuffing cardboard inserts...
Class of '75 Website
Class of '75 Facebook Page
Class of '75 Twitter Page
Class of '75 Pinterest Page
USAFA Prep School Website
Millard Prep School Website
USAFA and AOG Links
École de l'air Exchange Program Website
Class of '72 Website
Class of '73 Website
Class of '74 Website
Class of '76 Website
Class of '77 Website
Class of '78 Website
USMA Class of '75 Website
USNA Class of '75 Website
USCGA Class of '75 Website