19 September 2022
September Checkpoints Column plus Extras.
16 March 2022
March Checkpoints Column plus Extras. Refreshed home page layout, prototype Checkpoints page layout.
10 December 2021
December Checkpoints column, plus lots of Extras.
4 December 2021
75bestalive celebrates 10 years online.
23 October 2021
Air Gardens dedication.
10 September 2021
September Checkpoints column, plus Extras.
12 August 2021
Added a Disqus feature to the GBNF main page. Please consider leaving remembrances of departed classmates. Posts will be transcribed to the appropriate individual's page.
15 June 2021
June Checkpoints column, plus Extras.
11 March 2021
March Checkpoints column, plus some Extras.
7 December 2020
December Checkpoints column, plus lots of Extras, including a special lost Reunion "Narrative."
10 September 2020
September Checkpoints column plus Extras.
12 June 2020
June Checkpoints column plus Extras, completion of the redesigned GBNF Homepage to include all 750+ profile photos, a variety of new ephemera entries throughout, dozens of new Checkpoints Album photos throughout, updated cemetery locator map, new photo-rotation home page feature.
12 April 2020
Refreshed design of the USAFA and Class History Timelines, both under the History Tabs.
10 March 2020
March Checkpoints column with dozens of extra photos, plus an Air Gardens history with gallery, and an extensive Squadron Patch History, both under the History Tab.
12 December 2019
December Checkpoints column with dozens of extra photos.
17 November 2019
Publication of over 200 Dodo magazines from 1957-1975.
13 September 2019
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.
13 June 2019
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.
15 March 2019
March 2019 Checkpoints Column with lots of Extras.
25 January 2019
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.
21 December 2018
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.
13 December 2018
'75 Class Gift Public Phase Kickoff.
7 December 2018
December Checkpoints Column, several Extras, dozens of additional photos, plus hundreds of new photos througuout the site.
13 September 2018
September Checkpoints column, many Extras, plus nearly 100 additional photos.
28 July 2018
New section, Our Heritage under the History Tab, featuring thumbnail sketches of ancestors' military or other service to the country.
2 July 2018
Updated cemetary maps, completed addition of all available Talon magazines in digital form to the Ephemeratorium.
15 June 2018
June Checkpoints column, Extras, plus dozens of additional photos.
12 March 2018
March Checkpoints column, Extras, plus dozens of additional photos including a large gallery of grandchildren, in keeping with the column theme.
7 December 2017
December Checkpoints column, Extras, plus dozens of additional photos.
13 September 2017
September Checkpoints column plus dozens of additional photos.
8 June 2017
June Checkpoints column plus Extras.
10 March 2017
March Checkpoints column plus Extras and several hundred new photos distributed throughout the 41+ years of Checkpoints columns in new Albums and extant Galleries.
24 February 2017
Announcement of the 45th Reunion Class gift.
10 December 2016
December Checkpoints column plus Extras.
15 September 2016
September Checkpoints Column with a lot of Extras.
25 July 2016
Two new Galleries: Doolies and Firsties under the Galleries Tab.
17 June 2016
June Checkpoints Column with lots of Extras.
15 May 2016
Class Coin: Highlights and links to relevant supplemental material throughout the site.
17 March 2016
March Checkpoints Column.
15 December 2015
December Checkpoints Column.
28 November 2015
Tom Laurie's history of Waldo F. Dumbsquat.
17 October 2015
40th Reunion Gallery Posted.
7 October 2015
Special 40th Reunion Waldo F. Dumbsquat column by Tom Laurie.
18 September 2015
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.
2 August 2015
Addition of a large number of photos to the Individual Awards Gallery under the Galleries tab.
11 June 2015
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.
1 May 2015
‘News’ tab changed to ‘Checkpoints’, Videos integrated into ‘Galleries’ page, ‘Video’ tab deleted, Coming Events button on Home Page, other minor changes.
17 March 2015
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.
15 December 2014
December Checkpoints Column, addition of several Checkpoints Extras throughout; more as material becomes available.
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. . 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
GBNF: Roy “Buzz” Sawyer passed away on 14 Apr 22. A memorial service was held for him at the Academy cemetery on 21 June.
Get-Togethers: Dink Yurko and Steve Vreeland attended a reunion of the 61st Tactical Airlift Squadron for squadron members from 1970 to 1978 at Little Rock AFB, AR. Steve had the honor of being the youngest one there at age 68, while Dink checked in at 69. The oldest attendee was 86. Reportedly, they didn't party as hard as they did when they were younger, but the stories were legendary. During thereunion, Dink and Steve graciously consented to pose for a picture with reunion attendees Lt Gen (ret.) Chris Kelly ('74), Maj Gen (ret.) Rich Mentemeyer ('74), and Gen (ret.) Norty Schwartz ('73), former Air Force Chief of Staff.
The CS-20 old Trolls are planning a reunion in Dubois, WY, on September 10th. Brad Lindsey has a large spread in Dubois and invited the Trolls to help him fill it up...