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Cadets march toward Stillman Parade Field Sept. 2, 2016 at the U.S. Air Force Academy. The parade was the first official event of Parents' Weekend, an annual event designed to give parents of cadets a look at life at the Academy. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jason Gutierrez) Cadets 'show off' Academy during Parents' Weekend
Cadets at the Air Force Academy unrolled the welcome mat for thousands of parents and relatives during the schools’ annual Parents’ Weekend event, Sept. 2-5.  Nearly 9,000 visitors also stopped by at the Barry H. Goldwater Visitor Center, said Larry Wells, manager of the Visitor Center.  “Parents’ Weekend ranks up there as one of our busiest
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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) Falcons football kicks off with stadium upgrades
Several upgrades to Falcon Stadium at the Air Force Academy are scheduled to be unveiled Sept. 3 when Air Force opens the 2016-2017 season by hosting Abilene Christian University.  The improvements to the stadium include a new sound system and video boards.  The video board at the south side of the stadium is the largest of any Mountain West school
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Former Falcons quarterback Dee Dowis, a 1990 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, died Aug. 29, 2016 in a vehicle accident in Georgia. Among his numerous athletic achievements, Dowis finished sixth in the Heisman Trophy balloting in 1989, the highest finish for an Air Force player, and was inducted into the Academy's Athletic Hall of Fame in 2009. (Courtesy photo)

 
Former Falcons QB Dowis dies in vehicle accident Aug 29
Former Falcons quarterback Dee Dowis, a 1990 graduate of the Air Force Academy and three-year football letterman, died Aug. 29 in a vehicle accident in Gwinnett City, Ga. According to police reports, Dowis, 48, was killed in a two-car accident on Interstate 85 around 5 a.m. ET. He is survived by his wife, Tracie, and children Madeline and
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The U.S. Air Force Academy held an active shooter exercise Aug. 23, 2016. The Academy maintains readiness to respond to emergencies such as active shooters by conducting training exercises multiple times a year. The 10th Security Forces Squadron, Civil Engineer Squadron and Medical Group were able to quickly respond to the exercise scenario, neutralize the threats and evacuate the victims. (U.S. Air Force photo by Darcy Ibidapo) Academy trains for active shooter
The U.S. Air Force Academy held an active shooter exercise Aug. 23, 2016. The Academy maintains readiness to respond to emergencies such as active shooters by conducting training exercises multiple times a year. The 10th Security Forces Squadron, Civil Engineer Squadron and Medical Group were able to quickly respond to the exercise scenario,
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Women's Equality Day Message Women's Equality Day Message
   Ninety-six years ago the barriers that stood between American women and the ballot box crumbled with the passage of the 19th Amendment.  The brave struggle of the women's suffrage movement opened many doors of opportunity and paved the way for women's equality.  In recent years, the focus of Women's Equality Day has grown to include the
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2016
Default Air Force Logo AF selects Academy Airmen for promotion
This morning the Air Force released the names of 16,506 Airmen selected for promotion to staff sergeant.Out of the 39,064 senior airmen eligible for promotion, 35 Airmen assigned to the Academy were selected.The promotion rate was 42.25 percent, a significant increase from the 33.8 percent selection rate in 2015.Selectees are promoted according to
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2016
Former Prep School commander given IG reins Former Prep School commander given IG reins
The former U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School commander said goodbye to the Prep School this summer and began his new assignment as the Academy’s Inspector General.Col. Gerald Szybist, a Class of 1991 graduate, leads a five-person team to fulfill IG duties across the Academy.According to the Headquarters USAFA Inspector General web page, the
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2016
Cyber course Experimental "Innovative Design" course begins
Cadets, industry partners and Air Force officers joined together Friday at the Academy to take part in an experimental course that seeks to tackle Air Force cyber issues.Lt. Col. Mike Chiaramonte, course director and assistant instructor at the Academy, said the intent behind Management 495, Innovative Design, is to figure out how to explain cyber
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2016
Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson, Academy superintendent, held an All Call for permanent party Aug. 16 at Arnold Hall. The All Call was an opportunity for everyone to come together to hear Academy senior leaders share their vision, objectives and priorities for the upcoming year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jason Gutierrez) Superintendent shares USAFA vision
Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson, the Academy’s Superintendent, recently held an “All-Call” to update permanent party members on modernization efforts and upcoming changes at the Academy. The superintendent said the Air Force strategic master plan states the Air Force wants innovative, agile Airmen for the future and the Academy is focusing on preparing
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2016
Air Force Maj. William Howarth (center) accepts the U.S. Army Medicine’s 3rd Quarter Wolf Pack award from Gregg Stevens on behalf of the Total Joint Replacement Program team. (Photo by Jeff Troth) Team effort helps alleviate joint pain, earns Army Medicine Award
For more than 74 years the Army and Air Force have called Colorado Springs home. Through the years the two services have partnered together on many projects.Last year medical staff from Fort Carson and the U. S. Air Force Academy began a joint effort to help patients alleviate their joint pain. “We started the Total Joint Replacement Program last
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2016
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