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Former Congresswoman Heather Wilson, a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, is President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of the Air Force, the White House announced Jan. 23, 2017. (Courtesy photo)
White House nominates Academy grad Heather Wilson to become Air Force secretary
The White House announced last month that President Donald Trump intends to nominate former New Mexico Congresswoman and Air Force Academy grad Heather Wilson to be the next Air Force secretary.  If confirmed, Wilson will replace former Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James to become the first Academy graduate to serve as secretary. "Her
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Default Air Force Logo Academy, AOG to honor 4 distinguished grads
Four graduates are slated to receive the Air Force Academy’s Distinguished Graduate Award April 7.   The Academy and Association of Graduates have selected annual distinguished graduates since 2001 to recognize alumni who make significant contributions to the U.S. and their communities. This year’s recipients are: retired Gen.s’ George Butler,
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Ex-CIA director Michael Hayden speaks to cadets from the stage  at Arnold Hall Theater, Jan. 24, 2017, at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Hayden spoke to an audience of cadets first class about the challenges of leadership. Hayden, a retired Air Force four star general, also served as head of the National Security Agency and is a former principal deputy director of National Intelligence. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jason Gutierrez) Former CIA director Hayden speaks to cadets
Ex-CIA director Michael Hayden told senior cadets here Jan. 24 that leadership is often like baseball. “You might not think you’re ready to be at bat but you’re there at home plate,” he said. “Something beyond you has put you there and you’d better be ready to swing.” Hayden said the lessons cadets learn about leadership at the Air Force Academy
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Cadets from each cadet squadron and other U.S. Air Force Academy representatives, march Jan. 20, 2017, in the Inaugural Parade in Washington. The cadets were among the 1,500 cadets, midshipmen and staff of the other service academies who marched in the parade to honor President Donald Trump. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Veronica Cruz) Academy cadets march in Inaugural Parade
Air Force Academy cadets represented the Academy and Air Force during the 58th Presidential Inauguration Parade, Jan. 20 in Washington.Eighty-nine cadets marched to honor the 45th President, Donald Trump, on the day of his swearing-in.Cadet 1st Class Sara Fishbein, former Cadet Wing commander, led the Academy cadets on the nearly two-mile route
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Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson (left), the superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy, recognizes the Academy's four newest permanent professors at a Jan. 6, 2016 investiture ceremony in Arnold Hall. The professors are (from left to right): Col. John Cinnamon, head of the Aeronautics Department; Col. Scott Williams, head of the Mathematical Sciences Department; Col. Steven Hasstedt, head of the Biology Department; and Col. Mark Anarumo, director of the Center for Character and Leadership Development. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jason Gutierrez) Senior faculty members recognized as permanent professors
The Air Force Academy recognized four new permanent professors at a Jan. 6 investiture ceremony in Arnold Hall.They are Col. John Cinnamon, head of the Aeronautics Department; Col. Scott Williams, head of the Mathematical Sciences Department; Col. Steven Hasstedt, head of the Biology Department; and Col. Mark Anarumo, director of the Center for
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Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James waves to attendees during her farewell ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Jan. 11, 2017.  James took office as the 23rd secretary of the Air Force in Dec. 2013.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) James bids farewell as SecAF, hails sacrifice of Capt. David Lyon, Academy grad
 The men and women of the Air Force bid farewell to the 23rd Secretary of the Air Force, Deborah Lee James, during a Jan. 11 ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.James led the Air Force for more than three years after being confirmed in December 2013. “Because of your leadership, the U.S. Air Force is better prepared to fly, fight and win than
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Green Dot program author Dorothy Edwards speaks in Polaris Hall at the Military Service Academy Prevention Summit, Jan. 9, 2017, at the U.S. Air Force Academy. This first-ever event, featured an emphasis on sexual assault response.  (U.S. Air Force Academy/Tech. Sgt. Jasmine Reif) USAFA hosts Military Service Academy Prevention Summit
The Air Force’s top Sexual Assault Prevention and Response officer said the service is placing a greater focus on preventing sexual assault and power-based interpersonal violence Jan. 9. Maj. Gen James Johnson, director of the Air Force’s SAPR Office, spoke during the military service academy’s first Prevention Summit, hosted by the Air Force
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Default Air Force Logo Academy supports Monument Branch repair project
The Air Force Academy is taking part in a $4 million project managed by the City of Colorado Springs and Colorado Springs Utilities to reduce sediment buildup in Monument Creek.The three-phase project was identified as a high priority in the Monument Creek Watershed Restoration Master Plan, developed through a partnership between the Fountain Creek
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Cadet 1st Class Jacob Yarwood (right) is given command of the Cadet Wing by Brig. Gen. Stephen Williams, the commandant of cadets, Jan. 4, 2016, at the U.S. Air Force Academy. (U.S. Air Force photo/Darcie Ibidapo) Senior Cadet Yarwood takes command of Cadet Wing
Cadet 1st Class Jacob Yarwood became the busiest cadet at the Air Force Academy Jan. 4 when he assumed command of the Cadet Wing.Yarwood took over command from Cadet 1st Class Sara Fishbein in a change-of-command ceremony in Mitchell Hall.  Cadet Wing commander-candidates undergo squadron, group and wing level interviews before their selection is
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Cadet 4th Class Timothy Barber. (U.S. Air Force photo) Funeral scheduled for Cadet Barber, father
The funeral service for a cadet and his father killed in a plane crash is 1:30 p.m., Jan. 12 at the Cadet Chapel.  Cadet 4th Class Timothy Barber and retired Lt. Col. Greg Barber died Dec. 31 when the private plane they were flying in was struck by another aircraft near the Aero Country Airport near Dallas, Texas.  Tim Barber was assigned to Cadet
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