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Lt. Col. Lisa Neener attended the Women's Gender Forum at the U.S. Air Force Academy. (Courtesy photo) Gender issues: Pioneer program promotes respect, dignity
The Cadet Wing is a year in to a pioneer program that discusses the benefits of gender diversity and equality within the Air Force. “This program is a first among service academies, developed to continue the Air Force’s focus on respect for human dignity,” said Capt. Heather Morris, the program’s officer in charge.The Gender Forum program began in
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Cadet Squadron 06 mascot, the "Raging Bull," shows off the squadron's flag at the Commandant's Challenge, Oct. 28, 2016, at the Air Force Academy. The challenge is a physically and mentally demanding 48-hour training exercise and contest between the Cadet Wing’s 40 cadet squadrons. Cadet Squadron 06 beat out the competition to take home the Commandant's Challenge trophy. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jason Gutierrez) ‘For the bulls’: CS-06 wins Commandant’s Challenge
Cadet Squadron 06 won the Commandant’s Challenge Trophy Oct. 29 at the Air Force Academy.  Cadet 1st Class Jack Corriere, CS-06 commander, chalked-up the win to the squadron’s dedication to its motto, “For the Bulls.” “It means in everything we do, we do for each other and the squadron,” he said. Corriere said CS-06 prepared in advance of the
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Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson and Chief Master Sgt. Max Grindstaff hold the Legion Of Merit Medal citation Johnson presented the chief during his retirement ceremony, Oct. 27, 2016, at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Johnson is the Academy's superintendent. Grindstaff was the Academy's command chief. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) Academy’s command chief gets ready for ‘new adventure’
Chief Master Sgt. Max Grindstaff, the command chief at the Air Force Academy, capped-off his 30 year Air Force career with a friendly invite to the family and friends attending his retirement ceremony, Oct. 27 in Polaris Hall. “We’ll take some selfies and we’ll eat some cake … Tomorrow is a new adventure,” he said.   Grindstaff told the crowd he’s
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Cadet 2nd Class Susan Kwon, a geospatial science major at the U.S. Air Force Academy, takes a summertime look across the waters of the Persian Gulf. Kwon took part in the Academy's Deployed Operations program, which sends sophomore and junior cadets to overseas units to see how Airmen complete the Air Force mission.(Courtesy photo) Deployed Ops: Cadet gets lesson in leadership in Middle East
Cadet 2nd Class Susan Kwon, a geospatial science major from Cupertino, California, returned this summer from a three-week stay at an Air Base in the Middle East. The trip was part of the Air Force Academy’s Deployed Operations Program, which sends sophomore and junior cadets to overseas units to see how Airmen team up to complete the Air Force’s
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The Air Force Academy reduced its utility bill by $1 million from the 2015 fiscal year to the 2016 fiscal year by using a variety of energy and cost saving measures. (U.S. Air Force graphic) Energy Action Month update: Academy reduces utility bill by $1 million
Energy experts at the Air Force Academy said due to an increasing awareness of energy conservation and cost-saving measures, the school’s utility bill plummeted by $1 million in the 2016 fiscal year.   The energy bill for the 2016 fiscal year was just above $6 million and hovered around $7 million for the 2015 fiscal year, said Wayne Inouye, the
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(U.S. Air Force graphic) 1st Sergeants’ Council gets ready for Harvest Share
Airmen might find an unexpected present on their doorstep next month, courtesy of the First Sergeants’ Council.   The council is prepping for Harvest Share, a program to assist lower-income families on base during the holidays, said Master Sgt. Kyle Capehart, the Academy command staff’s first sergeant.   “Each family will be given a free
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Firefighters from the 10th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department douse a structure during a fire-response exercise at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Academy firefighters will compete in the Firefighter Would Championship beginning Oct. 24, 2016 in Montgomery, Alabama. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jason Gutierrez) 10th CES firefighters to compete in championship
First responders at the Air Force Academy are gearing up for the Firefighter World Championship next week in Montgomery, Alabama. The annual competition pits firefighters from around the world against each other in a series of timed trials, including a five-story tower climb and hoisting a 175-pound rescue dummy.  “It’s been deemed the toughest two
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Col. Mark Anarumo is the permanent professor for the Center for Character and Leadership Development. He's one of four officers   confirmed by the Senate Sept. 28, 2016 to be a permanent professor at the U.S. Air Force Academy. (U.S. Air Force photo) Senate confirms 4 permanent professors at Academy
Four officers were recently confirmed by the Senate as permanent professors at the Air Force Academy.  Col. Mark Anarumo is the permanent professor for the Center for Character and Leadership Development, Col. John Cinnamon heads the Aeronautics Department, Col. Steven Hasstedt heads the Biology Department, and Col. Scott Williams heads the
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Cadets from Cadet Squadron 26, and volunteers from the Coalition for Upper South Platte, move rocks to reinforce a jute barrier to decrease erosion in the Waldo Canyon Burn Scar, Oct. 14, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Van Winkle) Cadets support Front Range volunteer efforts
Scores of Air Force Academy cadets volunteered for several community service events Oct. 14 across the region. The cadets donated their time to 43 community organizations, including the Red Cross, the City of Colorado Springs Parks and Recreation Department, and the Care and Share Food Bank. Cadets worked with the Red Cross to install fire alarms
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October is Cyber Security Awareness Month. (Air Force graphic) Academy marks Cyber Security Awareness Month
National Cyber Security Awareness Month ends Oct. 31, but an Air Force Academy information security expert said computer security is worthy of year-round attention. “It’s a daily concern,” said Angie Thorpe, the Academy's Information System security manager. “Last year, numerous department stores and corporations were hacked. Various restaurants
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