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Capt. Luke Sauter reviews ins and outs of rocketry to Cadets 1st Class Aaron Price, Wayne Black and Nolan Brock. Captain Sauter was recently selected as the Air Force nominee for the 60th-annual Arhut S. Flemming Award for Applied Science, Engineering and Mathematics. He is an astronautics course instructor with the U.S. Air Force Academy's Department of Astronautics. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ann Patton) Astronautics professor nominated for Flemming Award
Academy graduate and Assistant Professor of Astronautics Capt. Luke Sauter has been selected as the Air Force nominee for the 60th annual Arthur S. Flemming Award for Applied Science, Engineering and Mathematics. The prestigious award is sponsored by the George Washington University School of Public Administration in cooperation with the National
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Under changes to cadet uniforms, metal ranks on shoulder boards have been replaced with embroidered ranks, and cadet rank insignias were updated to match cadet squadron organizational structures. (U.S. Air Force illustration) Cadet uniform changes now in place
The Air Force Academy's Uniform Board has updated cadet shoulder boards and female cadet slacks after nearly nine years of discussion on proposed changes.The inventories of new items will become available to cadets as inventories arrive, said Ken Rivera, coordinator of the Academy Uniform Board."It's been a long, long process," said Mr.
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Staff Sergeant, SSgt Stripes (Metallic).  Insignia provided by ITC(SW) MIke Purcell. Academy congratulates newest staff sgt. selects
The Academy has 35 new staff sergeant selects after the promotion results went public Aug. 20. Air Force officials selected 15,223 of 30,574 eligible senior airmen for promotion to staff sergeant for a selection rate of 49.79 percent. The average score for those selected was 275.81, with an average time in grade and time in service of 2.09 and 4.69
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Maj. Douglas Bayley assists Class of 2009 Cadet Daniel O'Sullivan with a project in the U.S. Air Force Academy's astronautics laboratory Feb. 2, 2009. The Air Force Academy was recently ranked as the top undergraduate school in the western United States by U.S. News and World Report magazine. Major Bayley is an instructor with the Academy's Department of Astronautics. Cadet Sullivan graduated in 2009 and now attends undergraduate pilot training at Columbus Air Force Base, Miss. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dave Ahlschwede) Academy rated best in west by U.S. News
The U.S. Air Force Academy was named the best baccalaureate college in the west for the third year in a row and received high rankings in engineering in U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best Colleges" 2010 rankings. U.S. News evaluated universities which offer only undergraduate degrees, and ranked the colleges in four geographic regions:
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Brig. Gen. Dana Born and Cadet 1st Class Charles Haller take a look at academic activities planned for the Fall 2009 semester at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., Aug. 8. Student academic support services and the unmanned aerial systems program are slated to expand this year. General Born is dean of the faculty. Cadet Haller is the Cadet Wing director of academics. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ann Patton) Opportunities grow with academic year in full swing
With summer vacation a fading memory, it's time once again to hit the books. The school bell rang for the fall semester Aug. 6 as the Academy continues to prepare future graduates to take their places as Air Force leaders. Some things are growing, some have been added, and some are changing. Expanding this year are the Student Academic Support
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Colorado Avalanche players fight for the puck during their 2008 Burgundy/White scrimmage at the U.S. Air Force Academy's Cadet Ice Arena Sept. 22, 2008. The Avalanche are scheduled to return to the Academy Sept. 16, 2009, for their 2009 scrimmage. Tickets go on sale Aug. 15 at 9 a.m. through the official Falcons Sports Web site, http://www.goairforcefalcons.com/. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dave Armer) Colo. Avalanche coming back to Academy
The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced Aug. 14 that the team will hold its annual Burgundy/White Game at the Cadet Ice Arena on the grounds of the Air Force Academy Sept. 16, at 6:30 p.m. This marks the third straight year that the Academy has hosted the event. The Burgundy/White Game features all Avalanche players competing in a
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Cadet 3rd Class Michael Seery takes aim in the prone position during a shooting competition. Cadet Seery, a computer science major at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., won awards in the collegiate category at the 2009 National Rifle Championships. (courtesy photo) Cadet earns collegiate shooting championship
There's at least one Academy cadet who could be nicknamed "Deadeye."Cadet 3rd Class Michael Seery from Cadet Squadron 22 became Prone Collegiate Champion at the National Rifle Championships at Camp Perry, Ohio, recently, according to Army Lt. Col Douglas Clark, captain of the U.S. Air Force International Rifle Team. The computer science major also
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Paul Martin adjusts the tail coat on General Henry "Hap" Arnold's formal evening dress uniform in the recently completed Arnold Hall exhibit at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., Aug. 11, 2009. Mr. Martin is a museum specialist and the curator of collections for the Academy. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ken Carter) Historical exhibit showcases 'Father of the Air Force'
When visitors and Academy members alike enter Arnold Hall they now get a closer look at the Father of the United States Air Force. An exhibit honoring Gen. Henry "Hap" Arnold has been in the works for three years and has come to fruition. According to Museum Specialist, Paul Martin who serves as curator of collections, the exhibit is designed to
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Retired Col. Greg Johnson has been selected as the pilot for Space Shuttle Discovery's upcoming mission, STS-134, which will deliver the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer to the International Space Station. Colonel Johnson is a 1984 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. (NASA photo) '84 grad to pilot shuttle
A U.S. Air Force Academy graduate will pilot Space Shuttle mission STS-134 to the International Space Station, NASA announced Aug. 12.Retired Col. Gregory Johnson will serve as the pilot for the mission, commanded by Navy Capt. Mark Kelly. Mission specialists are Col. Michael Fincke, Greg Chamitoff, Andrew Feustel and Italian air force Col. Roberto
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Capt. Michael Henson (center) displays a bokken he received after a cyberspace-based "capture the flag" event held by the New York City chapter of Infragard July 21-22. Captain Henson, an assistant professor of computer science at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., started the Cadet Cyber Warfare Club to train cadets on network attack and defense skills. He was a member of an aggressor team during the event and appears here with members of the opposing Blue Team. (U.S. Air Force photo) AFA officer wins cyberwarfare award
Academy Capt. Michael Henson participated as a member of the red team in a cyber capture the flag event held by the New York City chapter of InfraGard July 21-22. He returned with a Bokken Katana sword for dominating the competition and placing first among the red cell. A bokken is used as an inexpensive and relatively safe substitute for a real
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