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Chief Release One promoted to chief at the Academy
One senior master sergeant at the U.S. Air Force Academy was selected for promotion to chief master sergeant Dec. 8.   -Senior Master Sgt. Heather Muse, Headquarters Air Force Academy staff Muse said there were many people who helped her on her way to becoming a chief. “Thanks to my family, friends and mentors who supported and helped me get here.
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Default Air Force Logo Prep School students judge high school science projects
Air Force Academy Preparatory School cadet candidates judged 100 science fair projects Nov. 18 at Pioneer Elementary School in Colorado Springs.   According to Cadet Candidate Julio Rosales, the students presented their projects to the cadet candidates, who asked questions about the scientific process and how it relates to their experiment.“My
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Falcons' head coach Troy Calhoun leads Air Force on to the field at Falcon Stadium, Sept. 3, to take on the Abilene Christian University Wildcats. Air Force beat Abilene 37-21. Air Force will compete against the University of South Alabama Jaguars Dec. 30, 2016 in the Arizona Bowl. (U.S. Air Force photo/Darcie Ibidapo) Falcons to compete in Arizona Bowl, Dec. 30
The Air Force Academy Falcons will play the University of South Alabama Jaguars in the Arizona Bowl in Tucson on Dec. 30. Invites to the bowl were sent to Falcons’ head Coach Troy Calhoun and Jaguars’ head coach Joey Jones Dec. 4 from Chairman of the NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl Ali Farhang.  The game will be played at Arizona Stadium in Tucson,
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Carson Bird, a 2008 U.S. Air Force Academy graduate, is shown here in a cadet photo. A memorial service for Bird, a retired captain and Air Force Falcons cornerback, is scheduled for Dec. 9, 2016, at the Cadet Chapel. Bird died Nov. 26, 2016 after battling chondrosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. (U.S. Air Force photo) Memorial for Carson Bird scheduled Dec. 9 at Cadet Chapel
The memorial service for retired Capt. Carson Bird, a 2008 graduate of the Air Force Academy and former Falcons football cornerback, is scheduled for 2 p.m., Dec. 9, at the Cadet Chapel.  Bird died Nov. 26 at his grandmother's home in Michigan after battling chondrosarcoma, a difficult-to-treat form of bone cancer. He was 31 and married to wife,
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The Air Force Academy announced areas will be off-limits to hunters during the Academy Natural Resources Office’s annual installation deer hunt, Dec. 10-12 and 17-19. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Van Winkle) USAFA announces annual hunt zones
The Air Force Academy announced areas will be off-limits to hunters during the Academy Natural Resources Office’s annual installation deer hunt, Dec. 10-12 and 17-19. Frequently used roads and trails leading into hunting areas will be posted with bright orange signs, stating “Area Closed -- Authorized Personnel Only.”  The Falcon Trail, Archery
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Default Air Force Logo Staying safe on winter roads
One big step toward staying safe on the highway during the holidays and bad weather is simple, said Air Force Academy law enforcement and safety experts: pay attention.  Lt. Col. Lance Spear, director of the Academy’s Safety Office, said distracted driving -- often caused by a driver using a cellphone -- is a common factor in vehicle collisions and
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Mark Carnes, the U.S. Air Force Academy's latest Cadet for a Day, and Capt. Daniel Norton, look out the control tower windows at the Academy airfield, Nov. 10, 2016. The Academy has teamed up with the Make a Wish Foundation to help children with serious medical conditions achieve their dreams of becoming an Academy cadet, through the Cadet for a Day Program. Norton is the flight commander for the Cadet Instructor Pilot Upgrade Program for the 94th Flying Training Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Darcie Ibidapo) Teenager becomes a 'cadet for a day'
A teenage lymphoma patient became the Air Force Academy’s latest cadet for a day Nov. 10, thanks to a longstanding partnership between cadets and the Make a Wish Foundation.  Mark Carnes, 15, and his mother, Gwendolyn Carnes, toured the airfield and control tower with cadets assigned to Cadet Squadron 20 and airfield staff, and watched a chemistry
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Chief of staff of the Air Force Gen. David Goldfein (left) chats with Marcus Weisgerber of Defense One during a summit Dec. 17, 2016 in Washington. (Defense Department photo/Jim Garamone) Gen. Goldfein discusses changing face of war at summit
New technologies, new tactics, new threats and limited budgets have combined to change the face of warfare in the 21st century, and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein, a 1983 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, is among the leaders sorting out what that will mean.   Goldfein spoke Nov. 17 with Defense One’s Marcus Weisgerber and gave
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Default Air Force Logo Community Center Chapel to host Christmas tree, Hanukkah Menorah lighting ceremony
The Community Center Chapel staff will host the annual Christmas tree and Hanukkah Menorah Lighting Ceremony, Dec. 1. The event begins at 4 p.m. and will feature children’s story time and crafts with the Library Elf. The Christmas tree and Hanukkah Menorah lighting ceremony begins at 5 p.m. with a Hanukah and Nativity story performed by children.
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Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson (center left), the superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy, and Dr. Jim Knowlton, the director of the Academy's Athletics Department (center right), stand besides the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy Nov. 17, 2017, in Mitchell Hall.  Johnson presented the trophy to the Cadet Wing from the Staff Tower during a long round of applause from cadets. Standing with Johnson and Knowlton are Falcon Football head coach Troy Calhoun, members of the Air Force Falcons, and Brig. Gen. Stephen Williams, the commander of the Cadet Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Darcie Ibidapo) Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy returns to Academy
Cadets erupted into applause when Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson presented the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy to the Cadet Wing, Nov. 17, at the Air Force Academy. The trophy is awarded to each season’s winner of the American college football triangular series among the football teams of the U.S. Military Academy, the Army Black Knights; the U.S. Naval
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