To tell the best Air Force Academy stories, we need to keep in contact with those making things happen on base and within the graduate community. Please contact us with your big news or story ideas.
Checkpoints welcomes letters from its readers. Please limit your submission to 150 words. For your letter to be considered, you must include your name and graduating year, if you are an Academy graduate. Letters should be emailed to email@example.com. Checkpoints reserves the right to edit all submissions.
Welcome to Veggieville! Send Us Your Favorite Vegetarian Recipes
Hail to the herbivores! It's time to eat your vegetables—and like it! Send us the most delicious ways and means that you get your greens. Leave the frozen veggie burger in the fridge; it's time for you to help the graduate community take vegetarian eats to the culinary next level. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to get your recipe featured in the March Long Blue Ladle!
Close Encounters with Unidentified Flying Objects
From 1947-1969 the Air Force's "Project BLUE BOOK" investigated over 12,618 sightings of unidentified flying objects. Of these, 701 remain "unidentified." Across the decades and around the globe over 46,000 Air Force Academy graduates have pretty much seen it all when it comes to the skies. Checkpoints wants to know about that time you saw something you still can't quite explain—whether it was a flash of light or an object that just didn't move right. Send us the account (400 words or less) of your close encounter and you could be featured in the March issue of the magazine. Checkpoints reserves the right to select which accounts will be published and to edit any written material that is submitted.
Answer the Quarterly Query
Check in with Checkpoints
Send us a hi-res (300 dpi) digital image of you and your Checkpoints magazine at a unique locale (say on top of Mount Kilimanjaro) or cool event (like at the World Series) and your photo could end up on the State of Mind page in the magazine. Include your name, city and state, class year, and a short note about what youre doing and email the goods to email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from (and seeing!) our loyal readers. Checkpoints reserves the right to select which photos will be published and to edit any written material that is submitted.
Changing with the times, increasingly we will utilize social media to connect with grads and Checkpoints readers to get their feedback. Interact with us online and let us know what you think!