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A Black bear walks through the forest on U.S. Air Force Academy property in 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) Spring safety: Be aware of the bears
Spring starts March 20 and Black bears living on or near the Air Force Academy are leaving their hibernation and looking for food.  If the bears found food in a trash container last year near your home or office, chances are they’ll come back.Access to food and trash makes bears comfortable around people, so close and properly latch the doors on
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The leadership actions of Union commander Adm. David Farragut (seen here) during the Civil War are used as an example in a history class at the U.S. Air Force Academy to be seen nationwide as part of a CSPAN-3 special broadcast. (Courtesy photo) Major TV network broadcasts cadets' history class
Cadets and faculty can be seen round-the-clock on a CSPAN-3 special feature documenting a history class here. The inside look at leadership lessons from the Civil War hit the national airwaves March 4 but can be seen online on demand at  and It is also
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The U.S. Air Force Academy's rifle team received a combined seven National Rifle Association Collegiate All-Americans and College Rifle Coaches Association All-American selections in smallbore and air rifle. The CRCA coaches committee uses all scores shot in collegiate competition for the season to determine the top five for first-team, second five for second-team, and third five for third-team. The announcement came during the NCAA Rifle Championships at Ohio State University on March 11, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo) 

Falcons collect seven All-America Awards
Following the 2017 NCAA Rifle Championships, the Air Force Academy rifle team received a combined seven National Rifle Association Collegiate All-Americans and College Rifle Coaches Association All-American selections this month in smallbore and air rifle.Based on their individual averages for the year, sophomore Spencer Cap, was named NRA
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Default Air Force Logo McDermott Library renovations give cadets’ more study space
Cadets have more study space now that an eight-month overhaul of McDermott Library is complete.Workers completed the third-floor facelift in February, retooling 40,000 square-feet to give cadets more space.The third floor is designed to encourage collaboration between cadets and can comfortably seat 300.Renovations included individual study areas
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Default Air Force Logo CyberWorx achieves initial operational capability
Air Force CyberWorx achieved initial operational capability, Air Force officials announced last month. CyberWorx is an Air Force-level entity focused on technological and human innovation in the cyber realm with emphasis on developing public-private partnerships. As the Air Force’s cyber innovation center, CyberWorx is a new venture for the Air
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Senior Airman Alexis Fierro shares a moment with her military working dog, "Nick," at the 10th Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog Memorial Grounds, March 2, 2017, at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Fierro is one of the squadron's military working dog handlers. Airmen from the squadron are scheduled to give the grounds a complete brush-up March 4, 2017. UPDATE: MWD memorial grounds get March 4 clean up
Security Forces Airmen spruced up the Military Working Dog Memorial Grounds here March 4, clearing the site of debris and brush for several MDWs laid to rest.    In all, 20 volunteers showed up to give the site a respectable appearance, said Tech. Sgt. John Kroll, the 10th Security Forces Squadron'S kennel master. The group raked the area, moved
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Eleven master sergeants at the U.S. Air Force Academy were notified March 2, 2017, that they had been selected for promotion to senior master sergeant. (U.S. Air Force Graphic) 11 Academy NCOs selected for E-8 promotion
Eleven master sergeants at the Air Force Academy were selected for promotion to senior master sergeant March 2.They are:  USAFA HQ Staff Joshua Gates Emily Gazzaway Christopher Lasher 10th Air Base Wing Paula Barkhauer Benjamin Sward Cadet Wing David Coles John Cunningham William Fundling William Newcomb Dean of Faculty
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Default Air Force Logo 10th CES firefighters respond to Milne fire Feb 27
Firefighters here returned from Hanover Feb. 27 after responding to the Milne fire near Peyton Highway. According to reports, about 5,000 acres were blackened by the fire, reported that day.“Our response is part of our mutual aid agreement with El Paso County,” said Martin Clinton, an assistant fire chief at the 10th Civil Engineer Squadron. “When
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Retired Army Col. Greg Gadson, the keynote speaker for this year's National Character and Leadership Symposium at the U.S. Air Force Academy, speaks from the stage in Arnold Hall, Feb. 23, 2017. Gadson spoke about the value of developing character at the symposium. He lost his legs to a roadside bomb in 2007. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)  NCLS keynote speaker: ‘Good leaders save lives’
Retired Army Col. Greg Gadson said he’s grateful to be alive.Gadson was the keynote speaker here at the annual National Character and Leadership Symposium, Feb. 23. “Good leaders save lives,” he said from his wheelchair on the Arnold Hall stage.Gadson lost his legs after his armored vehicle struck a roadside bomb in Baghdad in May 2007. He was
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Dr. Geoff McHarg (left), director of the Space Physics and Atmospheric Research Center at the U.S. Air Force Academy, stands with Cadet 3rd Class Nick McDaniel (middle) and Cadet 4th Class Sequoia Chun, in front of the Vehicle Assembly Building at Cape Canaveral, Florida, Feb. 19, 2017. The trio attended the Space-X CRS-10 launch taking the latest Academy space experiment to the International Space station. (U.S. Air Force photo) 

Academy physics experiment goes to International Space station
A cadet and faculty space physics experiment is in the hands of astronauts aboard the International Space station, more than 250 miles above the Earth. The latest Air Force Academy academic product in space is the Space Test Program-Houston 5 Automated Plume Sentry or “APS.”The sentry was delivered by Space-X Corporation’s CRS-10 mission,
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