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 250 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Checkpoints reserves the right to edit all submissions.
The six word novel ... Checkpoints wants your best Hemingway impersonation.
According to literary legend Ernest Hemingway once challenged his contemporaries to write a novel using exactly six words. Hemingway's story read: For sale, baby shoes, never worn. Checkpoints wants to read your wittiest six word story about the Academy experience. Put pen to paper and send your masterwork to email@example.com and lets all have some mandatory fun (please refrain from the use of salty languagewere not sailors here). Checkpoints reserves the right to select which hilarious jokes will be published and to edit written content.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Checkpoints is seeking your mouth-watering wild game recipe!
Whether its walleye on a stick or roasted duck, wild game can be both fun and elegant. With a graduate community full of sportsmen, Checkpoints is making a call for the wild game recipes. Let us deliver your gastronomic greatness to the graduate community in the June issue! Send an email to email@example.com to submit your best recipe. Recipe submissions should include ingredients, measurements and directions. Please provide your name and class year. The AOG chefs will prepare the chosen recipes and present them in the upcoming issue. Checkpoints reserves the right to select the recipes that will be featured in the article. All written submissions are subject to editing.
Tell us about that time you met the President.
Very few schools could probably claim more graduates who have met the Commander-in-Chief. Checkpoints wants to know about that time you met the President. Did you fly him somewhere? Present him a football? Or maybe you chest bumped him during graduation? Tell us about your presidential encounter by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In your email please include your name, class year, and brief description (200 words or less) about your brush with greatness. If applicable, send a hi-res (300 dpi) digital image of your meeting. Checkpoints reserves the right to select which submissions will be featured in the article. All written submissions are subject to editing.
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- Dr. Strangelove
- Red Tails
- Snakes on a Plane
- Top Gun
- Strategic Air Command
Get your tweet published in TweetBack.
Tweet @AirForceGrads with your favorite memory of Graduation Week and you could become a published author in the State of Mind section. Well keep our eyes (and beaks) focused on our Twitter feed and the best memory will appear in the June issue of Checkpoints.
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!