The Gold Button: 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
Terrazzo Tracks. On 1 January 2016 classmate Mark Volcheff started serving as the new President/CEO of the US Air Force Academy Endowment. Mark succeeds General (Ret) Steve Lorenz, and he is eagerly looking forward to this opportunity. In his words, “it’s an incredible privilege and an awesome way to give back to our alma mater by raising funds for the Academy that either the government cannot fund, cannot completely fund, or cannot fund in the timely manner needed by the USAFA recipients. Donations to the Endowment provide the extra margin of excellence to cadet programs and capital projects in line with donor wishes, or, if unrestricted, to Superintendent priorities.” The Best Alive can help Mark get started off right in his new position by 100% of our class making some form of a 75 donation…. $75, $1975, $7500, whatever you think you can do.
Awards and Decs. Rick Pyatt is a member of a team that recently won United Technologies Corporation’s Horner Citation, which recognizes teamwork and the ability to leverage UTC’s collective strength across business units and functions to advance the corporation’s interests. Rick’s team received the award for developing and executing a comprehensive strategy across the entire customer decision-making chain to secure contract awards for both the Marine One Presidential Helicopter and the U.S. Air Force Combat Rescue Helicopter.
Rick was also recently announced as the head of the UTC Aerospace Systems Washington Office and as the Vice President for Government Programs. His principal role is to lead the military business development efforts across the services. [Continued] →
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