Academics 1974


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.

What's New

12 September 2014

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

15 June 2014

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

14 March 2014

March Checkpoints Column, minor redesign of individual GBNF pages, several new History entries, two new UPT galleries embedded in the 1976 Checkpoints archives

13 December 2013

December Checkpoints Column and new Squadron Galleries

10 September 2013

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

12 June 2013

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)

4 May 2013

Minor format refresh, consolidation of Class Business and News sections into Class News

21 March 2013

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

7 February 2013

Streamlined Checkpoints column format to better accommodate more photos, commencing with the 2012 column

8 December 2012

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

25 October 2012

Checkpoints archives for 1986 and 2005-2009, general ongoing content and format update

12 September 2012

September Checkpoints Column, Checkpoints archives for 1985

23 August 2012

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

21 July 2012

Completion of new and expanded gallery format for fourth class photo gallery, Checkpoints archives for 1984

18 June 2012

June 2012 Checkpoints column, Checkpoints archives for 1983

19 May 2012

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

26 April 2012

Redesigned Home Page, Checkpoints Extra

21 April 2012

Checkpoints archives for 1978 & 1979

15 April 2012

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

27 March 2012

March 2012 Checkpoints column

12 February 2012

Graduation photo gallery

19 January 2012

December 2011 Checkpoints column

16 January 2012

Graduation parade video

15 January 2012

Falconews articles from the Graduation edition

7 January 2012

Checkpoints archives, commencing with 1975

22 December 2011

Alan Krukowski on Medal of Honor Recipient William Crawford

4 December 2011

Site Debuts

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September 2014

GBNF: Bob Knauff was killed in a glider accident in Arizona on 3 May. I recall the little Taylorcraft Bob bought during UPT in Big Spring, and his total love of everything aviation. Chip Kerby noted that Bob is probably the only classmate who has a mountain named after him.

Ed Zerambo reports: A group of us began running in the 70s, mostly based in the Sacramento area. In 1980 we entered the 16th DeCelle Memorial Lake Tahoe Relays, a 72-mile, 7-person relay around Lake Tahoe. Team Name: the Psychedelic Pseven—hey, it was the late 70s! After a few years, we morphed into an all Zoomie team, comprised of grads from the classes of 1972, 73, 74 and of course the Best Alive. We ran the race 21 straight years from 1980 to 2000, during which time we placed as high as 3rd overall, and then won the over 40 division a couple of times. In 2004, now all over 50, we won that age group. Last year, there was some loose talk about “getting the band back together” to make a run as an age 60 entry. The race starts in South Lake and runs counter clockwise, each leg covering 10 to 12 miles. We competed against two other over-60 teams, with 124 teams total entered. The Psychedelic Pseven once again prevailed, winning a very competitive age group and placing 51st overall. The team includes, from right to left: Jerry Wallace ’75, Bob Thompson ’75, Bill Kasson ’72, Scott Mills ’73, Craig MacPherson ’73, Ed Zerambo ’75, and Doug Frost ’74...

Read the Full Column HERE

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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.

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