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A mule deer crosses a road on the U.S. Air Force Academy. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) Natural Resources official says getting rid of trash is 1 step to avoiding wildlife
Natural Resources officials at the Air Force Academy are not surprised by the abundant reports of wildlife. Brain Mihlbachler, Natural Resources official, said surprise visits from wildlife in base housing can be reduced if residents use animal-resistant trash containers with working doors and lids that can be locked or latched. “[Garbage] is
0 10/11
2016
Maj. Casey Bowen (left), a 2004 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, stops for a drink Sept. 26, 2016 as he swims the English Channel. Bowen swam from Dover, England, to the French coast. (DOD News photo/Tech. Sgt. Brian Kimball) Academy grads swim English Channel
After training for nearly two years, two Air Force Academy grads swam the English Channel Sept. 27 and Oct. 3, from Dover, England to the western coastline of France.Majs. Simon Ritchie and Casey Bowen, dermatologists at the 59th Medical Wing at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, said they viewed the challenging swim as the culminating point
0 10/06
2016
Two female cadets spar in a boxing ring Oct. 6, 2016, at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Boxing at the Academy opened this year for female cadets to correspond with Defense Department guidelines published in January 2016 that opened combat positions to women in the military. (U.S. Air Force photo/Darcie Ibidapo) Boxing instills warrior mindset at Academy
Boxing has a different ring to it at the Air Force Academy now that all female cadets must step through the ropes.Previously, women took the Academy’s mandatory Combatives I and II courses, but only male cadets were required to put on boxing gloves.The change follows Defense Department guidelines published in January opening combat roles to women.
0 10/06
2016
Air Force opens the 2016-2017 season by hosting Abilene Christian University, Sept. 3 at Falcon Stadium. Kickoff time is noon. (U.S. Air Force photo) Around the Academy: Special events
Several events are scheduled for cadets, staff and their families at the Air Force Academy.Brad Paisley concert, Sept. 29 Country music star Brad Paisley will perform a free concert Sept. 29 at Stillman Parade Field. The general public is invited and may enter the base through the North Gate beginning at 5 p.m.Concert-goers will be directed to park
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2016
Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David Goldfein discusses his three focus areas -- revitalizing squadrons, strengthening joint leaders and teams, and advancing command and control -- with the Cadet Wing, Sept. 26, 2016 in Arnold Hall. During his visit to the U.S. Air Force Academy, Goldfein spent time with cadets and staff; took part in a KAFA radio interview; and met with cadets assigned to Cadet Squadron 19, his former squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jason Gutierrez)  CSAF visits Academy, shares priorities with cadets, staff
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein talked to cadets and staff Sept. 26 at the Air Force Academy about his three focus areas: revitalizing squadrons, strengthening joint leaders and teams, and multi-domain command and control.Goldfein also discussed his priorities with 15,000 radio listeners during a KAFA interview, and thanked the city of
0 9/29
2016
The U.S. Air Force Academy's Sharepoint Site now includes updates on base construction projects and the status of the installation's Local Area Network. (U.S. Air Force graphic) Construction, IT network updates now available on Academy’s SharePoint site
Airmen and cadets at the Air Force Academy don’t have to go far to learn about the progress of base construction projects or the status of the Academy’s computer network, thanks to the Academy’s Shairpoint site. The 10th Air base Wing recently made construction project updates and the status of the Local Area Network accessible to all cadets and
0 9/28
2016
Default Air Force Logo Academy medical clinic patients notified of potential health risks associated with recent procedure
The Air Force Academy’s Medical Clinic and the Veterans Administration Eastern Colorado Health Care System are notifying 267 gastrointestinal endoscopy patients about potential health risks associated with procedures at the Academy’s GI Clinic between June and September.The precautionary notification to service members, retirees, veterans and
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2016
Aeronautical engineering major Cadet 1st Class Kyle Cotton examines a cyclogyro in the Aeronautics Lab, Sept. 12, 2016, at the Air Force Academy. The device is being tested at, and was patented by, the Academy. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Van Winkle) Academy named 3rd best public liberal arts college in US
The Air Force Academy's Aeronautics and Astronautics programs were named best in the nation, among colleges offering bachelors and master's degrees, according to the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2017 rankings released Sept. 13.The school ranked third in the best public National Liberal Arts College category and seventh in the Best
0 9/13
2016
Chesley Sullenberger, a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and former airline pilot, is the subject of a Hollywood film that recounts the investigation that occurred after he successfully landed an airliner on the Hudson River, New York, Jan. 15, 2009. Cadets and staff at the Academy were treated to a special premier showing of the movie before it was released nationwide, Sept. 9, 2016. (U.S. Air Force Academy Terrazzo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)
Cadets, staff attend premier of ‘Sully’
The Air Force Academy got a taste of Hollywood Sept. 8 when cadets and staff watched an early screening of “Sully,” the story of the Academy graduate and pilot who safely landed a packed airliner on the Hudson River.  Sullenberger landed Flight 1549 on the river after it was struck by geese, Jan. 15, 2009, just after taking off from La Guardia
0 9/12
2016
Default Air Force Logo Every Airman plays a role in suicide prevention
The Air Force is determined to prevent suicide, but an Airman doesn’t need to be a specialist or doctor to do that. Sometimes all it takes is starting a conversation. Everyone has a role to play. That’s a key part of the Defense Department’s #BeThere campaign, which encourages making a difference through every day connections. “We're sending the
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2016
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