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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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Default Air Force Logo 'Top 3' send holiday letter to Airmen
Fellow Airmen:You answered the call to defend our nation -- sacrificing individual liberties for our collective freedom. As you celebrate the coming holidays with your friends and families, please take time to thank the ones supporting you as you secure our freedom. Many of you are engaged in operations far from home and will be unable to celebrate
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Airman 1st Class Jamie Teachenor, a Nashville singer-songwriter, is featured on the "Here We Are," Wild Blue Country's latest release. Wild Blue Country is the U.S. Air Force Academy Band's Country Music ensemble. Before enlisting in the Air Force in 2015, Teachenor, 36, spent the better part of two decades singing on Country Music recordings and writing songs for mainstream Country artists Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Trisha Yearwood, and others. (U.S. Air Force photo) Academy Band’s latest CD features Nashville talent
Wild Blue Country, the Air Force Academy Band’s Country Music ensemble, released its latest recording, “Here We Are,” this fall.The release features longtime Nashville, Tennessee singer-songwriter, and now airman first class, Jamie Teachenor.                Before enlisting in the Air Force in 2015, Teachenor, 36, spent the better part of two
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Heather Lamb stands in front of a memorial display honoring her wife, Maj. Adrianna Vorderbruggen, with the couples son, Jacob, Nov. 12, 2016, at the Air Force Academy. Vorderbruggen, a 2002 Academy graduate, was a U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations agent who died in Afghanistan last year. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Mike Slater) Remembering ‘Maj. V’: OSI, cadets celebrate life of Academy grad
Cadets and Air Force investigators celebrated the life of a graduate killed last year in Afghanistan, Nov. 12 at the Air Force Academy.   Maj. Adrianna Vorderbruggen was one of four Air Force Office of Special Investigations agents and two security forces Airmen killed in a Dec. 21 suicide bomb-attack in a village north of Bagram Airfield. The 2002
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Maj. Matthew, Kuta receives the Col. James Jabara Award for Airmanship Nov. 9. 2016 at the U.S. Air Force Academy, from Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson (left), the Academy's superintendent and William Thompson, the president and CEO of the Academy's Association of Graduates. Kuta, a 2005 graduate of the Academy, received the award for his heroic actions in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria.The Jabara Award, established in 1967, was named after Jabara, the first jet ace and second leading ace in the Korean War.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) Jabara Award goes to fighter pilot
Maj. Matthew Kuta, a 2005 Air Force Academy graduate and fighter pilot, was awarded the 2016 Col. James Jabara Award for Airmanship Nov. 9 at the Academy.Kuta was nominated for the award earlier this year by Brig. Gen. Mark Slocum, director of U.S. Air Forces in Europe-United Kingdom, for his heroic actions in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria in 2014.
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Two Air Force F-22 Raptors from the 95th Fighter Squadron, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., fly over the Baltic Sea in 2015. (Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson) Air Force leaders thank Airmen on Veterans Day
To the Airmen of the United States Air Force:Since 1776, Americans from every generation have had the honor and privilege to serve and defend our nation. Each of you joined 22 million other American Veterans in answering this sacred calling … vowing to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign or
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Col. Troy Dunn, commander of the 10th Air Base Wing, speaks from the stage in Arnold Hall Nov. 4, 2016 at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Dunn hosted an all call to thank the Total Force Airmen assigned to the wing for their daily efforts and discuss his priorities as the commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jason Gutierrez)  ‘Airmen are the best defense,’ Col. Dunn says at all call
Col. Troy Dunn, commander of the 10th Air Base Wing, hosted an all call in front of a full house Nov. 4 in Arnold Hall. Along with thanking the 3,000 Total Force Airmen assigned to the wing’s 11 squadrons and two staff agencies and their families, he praised the positive results of the Defense Department Climate Survey taken across the wing earlier
0 11/08
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Default Air Force Logo Cadet exchange program combines talents, opportunities
The saying goes "to truly know someone, you must walk a mile in their shoes" but until recently, Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps and Air Force Academy cadets had little crossover in their paths to becoming Airmen. The AFROTC Exchange program gives cadets on both sides an opportunity to walk in each other’s shoes: ROTC Cadets can attend
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