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Two-year-old Sebastian Smits plays with the steering wheel of a fire truck under the supervision of firefighter Shaun Glidden from Fort Carson, Colo., during a U.S. Air Force Academy Fire Department Open House held Aug. 8. (U.S. Air Force photo/J. Rachel Spencer) Fire department open house draws hundreds
About 700 people attended the annual Fire Department Open House in Pine Valley's Fire Station 1 Aug. 8. "It was our chance to educate our community on common fire hazards," said Ernst Piercy, Academy fire chief." It gave the public opportunity to visit the fire station and see our equipment and to become educated on common fire hazards. In addition
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James Heller hits a grounder for Med Group One during the Intramural Softball Championship against the Retirees. Med Group One won the 2009 championship, 28-20. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rachel Boettcher) Med Group One takes intramural softball championship
Talk about déjà vu: the two teams that battled for softball supremacy in last year's championship was at it again. Except this time, it ended with different results as Med Group One upended their nemesis from last year, the Retirees, 28-20 to win the championship game. The Retirees started the scoring in bottom of the first inning with five RBI
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Lt. Col. Alexander Cos describes to Lt. Gen. Mike Gould the aircraft exit strategy they will use to safely clear a UV-18 aircraft during their tandem jump. General Gould, the U.S. Air Force Academy superintendent, jumped with Colonel Cos Aug. 3 in order to learn more about the Academy mission and cadet programs. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Christopher DeWitt) Academy's new first family takes to the skies
The Air Force Academy's superintendent and his spouse got an even deeper perspective of the USAFA mission this week as they both performed tandem jumps Monday and she added a sailplane ride to the mix Tuesday. Lt. Gen. Mike Gould and wife Paula, a retired Air Force colonel and pilot herself, mingled with permanent party staff and cadets alike in
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Master Sgt. Cheryl Sizer engages with children enrolled at the Child Development Center on Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., for fun with live music at the U.S. Air Force Academy Band's facility on Peterson AFB. Among the children in attendance was Sergeant Sizer?s daughter, Sophia, to her immediate left. (U.S. Air Force photo/Larry Hulst) Peterson CDC students visit Academy band
Twelve energetic pre-school students from the Peterson Air Force Base Child Development Center recently experienced live music compliments of the U.S. Air Force Academy Band! Master Sgt. Cheryl Sizer, NCO in charge of the concert band, led the 4- and 5-year old students in a tour of all band facilities, introduced them to several musicians, and let
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Air Force Cadets 2nd Class Jeffrey Nakayama and Rupert Domingo inspect a Viking 300 unmanned aerial vehicle before launch from Camp Red Devil at Fort Carson, Colo., July 20, 2009. The U.S. Air Force Academy's new Unmanned Aerial System training is designed to encourage cadets to serve as UAS leaders after graduation. The Viking 300 weighs between 200 and 300 pounds and has a top speed of 100 knots, with a cruising speed of 55 knots. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ann Patton) Inaugural UAS class pins on wings
Members of the first class of the Academy's Unmanned Aerial System and Intelligences Surveillance and Reconnaissance Education Program received their UAV wings during a ceremony Tuesday in the conference room of the dean of the faculty in Fairchild Hall. "You are pioneers," Dean of the Faculty Brig. Gen. Dana Born told the graduates. "You are going
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Default Air Force Logo House leaders name Board of Visitors appointees
Two top officials in the U.S. House of Representatives announced a new appointment to the Air Force Academy's Board of Visitors July 15 and the reappointment of two existing board members.Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of California and Congressman John Boehner of Ohio appointed Congressman Jared Polis of Colorado and reappointed Congresswoman
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Default Air Force Logo Phillipich wins Derek Hines Unsung Hero Award
Air Force hockey player Mike Phillipich earned the Derek Hines Unsung Hero Award as announced by the Hockey Commissioners Association in Washington D.C. The award was established by the HCA in honor of former Army player Derek Hines, who was a "consummate team player and team builder." Hines played at Army from 1999-2003 and was a four-year
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Default Air Force Logo Front Range Cycling Classic comes to Academy
This Front Range Cycling Classic (weather permitting) will offer many thrills for participants and spectators alike when it takes place at the Academy April 18-19. The following general information is provided for those who plan to check the event out: APRIL 18The time trial will run from 7:15 to 10:30 a.m. The best viewing location is at the
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Default Air Force Logo Track, field teams finish 3rd at invitational
Highlighted by numerous outstanding performances, the Air Force track and field team wrapped up competition at Missouri's Tom Botts Invitational Saturday in Columbia, Mo. The men accounted for 175.50 points to finish third, while the women placed third with 130 points. In all, the Falcons claimed six first-place finishes and one meet record. The
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Retired Brig. Gen. Roger Bate addresses attendees at the Astronautics Department's 50th anniversary celebration March 7, 2008. General Bate died March 18 in McKinney, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) Academy Astronautics pioneer dies at 86
An Academy pioneer died in his sleep March 18 in McKinney, Texas.Brig. Gen. Roger R. Bate, the first permanent professor for the Department of Astronautics and Computer Science, was 86 and was with family at the time of his death.General Bate also served as head of the Department of Mathematics and vice dean of the faculty. Born Jan. 17, 1923, in
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