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Col. John Price, commander, commandant of cadets (left) and Cadet 1st Class Madison Martin, hold up a "check" for $3,000 March 16, 2016 at the U.S. Air Force Academy's staff tower in Mitchell Hall. The money was awarded to the Academy by the Can Manufacturers Institute for cadets taking first place in last year's Great American Can Roundup Recycling Challenge, a collegiate event across the U.S. Academy cadets beat-out all U.S. colleges and service academies by recycling more than 3,500 pounds of aluminum cans. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jason Gutierrez) Cadets win nationwide collegiate recycling challenge – again
The Cadet Wing’s top officer presented Air Force Academy cadets with a $3,000 check March 16th for winning the 2016 Great American Can Roundup Recycling Challenge.  Col. John Price, the acting-commandant of cadets, gave the check to Cadet 1st Class Madison Martin on the staff tower during the cadet’s lunch hour.  “Our passion to be resourceful and
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Bill Hybl, the chairman of the Air Force Academy Foundation, accepts the 2015 Distinguished Service Award on behalf of the foundation, from Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson, the superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy. (U.S. Air Force photo) Academy to accept DSA nominations until April 1
The Air Force Academy will take nominations for this year’s Distinguished Service Award through April 1.  The DSA was established in 1999 and is presented annually by the superintendent to a military person, civilian or group, whose contributions distinctly impacted the morale or wellbeing of the Academy.  Any individual or group that has
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Default Air Force Logo Class of ‘13 graduate dies in N.M. plane crash
An Air Force Academy graduate was one of three special operators killed March 14 when their U-28A aircraft crashed near the Clovis Municipal Airport in Clovis, New Mexico, during a training mission. First Lt. Frederick Dellecker was a combat systems officer and the aircraft’s copilot. He was assigned to Cadet Squadron 13 and graduated in 2013 with
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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 www.c-span.org/video/?418778-2/civil-war-fall-1864  and www.c-span.org/podcasts/#lecturesInHistory. 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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