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Retired Col. Gary Payton (left) and retired Lt. Gen. Susan Helms share their experiences as astronauts with U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School cadet-candidates at the Community Theater, April 18, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Darcie Ibidapo) Space pioneers visit prep school cadet-candidates
Astronauts Susan Helms and Gary Payton gave Prep School students here a look into space April 18.Viewing the Earth from space is “humbling,” they said during their hour-long chat with cadet-candidates at the Community Center Theater.“I was surprised to see the Earth was white and blue, not green and blue like in the movies,” said Helms, a retired
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Default Air Force Logo 10th CES requests drivers report potholes on USAFA
All it takes to improve the conditions of roads here is a phone call. By calling 333-2079 to report any unsightly potholes, drivers can help extend the life-cycle of roads and parking lots.  John Sutherland, 10th Civil Engineer Squadron’s pavements and heavy equipment supervisor, asks callers to give the specific location of the road damage,
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Default Air Force Logo AFAF highlights Airmen’s ‘commitment to caring’
When life throws you a curveball, sometimes you don’t have to hit it all by yourself; sometimes, you may ask for help. Staff Sgt. Andrew Northnagle of the 10th Communications Squadron knows this well. The sergeant and his wife were adjusting to life in Colorado in 2014 after a change of assignment from Georgia. They weren’t prepared financially
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Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson, the superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy, gives the opening remarks at the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletes Spring Symposium, hosted by the Academy’s Athletic Department, April 10, 2017, in Polaris Hall. During the two-day symposium, athletic directors from several U.S. colleges met to discuss a shared priority: reducing sexual assault and learning innovative ways to teach leadership and develop character among their athletes. (U.S. Air Force photo/Darcie Ibidapo) USAFA hosts NACDA symposium: Collegiate athletic directors discuss stance against sexual assault
Athletic directors from several U.S. colleges met here April 10-11 to discuss a shared priority: reducing sexual assault and learning innovative ways to teach leadership and develop character among their athletes.The group included about 100 athletic directors from the Air Force Academy, and the Power Five conferences, including the PAC-12, ACC and
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French air force Maj. Nicolas Lieumont, Patrouille France pilot, shows his Falcon spirit after flying over the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, April 19, 2017. Lieumont was an exchange student at the Academy in 2004. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Julius Delos Reyes) Former USAFA exchange student 'flies over' Academy
Just after 11:30 a.m. April 19, French air force Maj. Nicolas Lieumont was flying with his Patrouille France team above Colorado Springs and about to enter the Air Force Academy airspace.The former Academy exchange student said he can’t help but feel nostalgia upon seeing the familiar scenery of Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods and the Academy
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Col. Jack Fischer, a 1996 U.S. Air Force Academy graduate and astronaut, will travel to the International Space Station April 20. (Photo by James Blair) Academy grad prepares for lift off to International Space station
An Air Force Academy graduate will travel to the International Space Station April 20 to conduct research NASA hopes will eventually lead to a mission to Mars.Astronaut Col. Jack Fischer will take the six-hour flight to the station, more than 200 miles above the Earth, with cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin of Roscosmos, Russia’s State Corporation for
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Default Air Force Logo Academy to celebrate Arbor Day April 26
The Air Force Academy will celebrate Arbor Day, 9:30-11:15 a.m., April 26 at Douglass Valley Elementary School. The event is planned to include tree planting, a ceremony recognizing the Academy as a “Tree City USA" member, an appearance by Smokey the Bear, and more.“We look forward to this every year and believe it is beneficial that, this year, we
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Default Air Force Logo Arts and Crafts Center offers 'Paint a Pig' contest
Imaginative fun shines from cleverly-crafted ceramic pigs displayed in this year’s “Painting with A Pig” competition at the 10th Force Support Squadron’s Arts and Crafts Center. Entries include "Bob Ross-Pig," Winged Pig, "Spidey-Pig," "Oscar Meyer-Pig," and others. “We created this competition because we all spend so much time focusing on the
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The U.S. Air Force Academy will commemorate Earth Day, April 22, 2017. (NASA photo) Academy preps for Earth Day
The Air Force Academy will celebrate Earth Day April 21 with an information booth 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Main Exchange.                Brian Gott, environmental technician with the 10 Civil Engineer Squadron, said the primary focus is to educate Air Force families about greenhouse gases and how they can play a positive role in protecting the
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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph F. Dunford is scheduled to give the commencement speech for the Class of 2017 graduation ceremony May 24, 2017, at the U.S. Air Force Academy. (Department of Defense photo) JCS Chairman Dunford to speak at USAFA graduation May 24
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. is scheduled to give the Class of 2017 commencement speech, May 24 at the Air Force Academy.  As chairman, Dunford is the highest-ranking military officer in the U.S. and principal military adviser to the president, secretary of defense and National Security Council. Visit
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