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Default Air Force Logo Appointees see Academy ins and outs
In one of the largest appointee orientations in the Academy's history, members of the Class of 2013 got a healthy dose of what to expect of their first year on the Academy April 13. Close to 1,000 appointees, their families and friends attended briefings in Arnold Hall Monday for the opening day of the first appointee orientation. The event, spread
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Default Air Force Logo Leadership, character, honor on '59ers' minds
Except for the addition of a few words, the Academy Honor Code hasn't changed in a half century. That was one of the messages about 40 members of the Class of 1959 received during cadet-led briefings Tuesday at the Falcon Club as part of the Falcon Heritage Forum. Before and after the briefings cadets and 1959 class members visited during
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Default Air Force Logo Airman's Council establishes connection with leadership
The Airman's Council was established in June 2008 with the sole purpose and primary goal of giving Academy Airmen an open line of communication to leaders, allowing their voices to be heard. The council serves as the eyes and ears for the Academy command chief, Chief Master Sgt. Arvin Davis. It makes leadership aware of quality-of-life issues, such
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Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, recipient of the 2009 Col. James Jabara Award for Airmanship, receives a briefing before a parade held April 15 on the U.S. Air Force Academy Terrazzo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)
Grace under pressure: Hero of the Hudson visits alma mater
Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, who saved U.S. Airways Flight 1549 with a heroic water landing in January, returned to the roots of his aviation career here Wednesday to accept a coveted flight award from the Air Force Academy, his alma mater. Captain Sullenberger, a 1973 graduate, received the 2009 Colonel James Jabara Award for Airmanship
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Cadet 1st Class Daniel Prescott affixes winglets to a model of a KC-135 Stratotanker in an aeronautical engineering lab at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo., Nov. 3, 2008. The department's research predicts an 8-percent improvement in fuel efficiency from the winglets, which reduce the effects of drag on the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Van Winkle) Cadets aim to cut KC-135 fuel costs
KC-135R Stratotanker wings could look a little different in the future and use less fuel because of a Department of Aeronautics research project taking place here. The Air Mobility Command and the Air Force Research Laboratory co-funded a cadet research project to evaluate and design wingtip modifications for the KC-135R Stratotanker, including
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Col. Jimmy McMillian spontaneously called for all Clash of the Titans competitors 45 and older to square off against one another for fun after the official Titans Challenge tug-of-war competition. The 10th Security Forces Team 2 claimed the top spot in the event. Colonel McMillian is the 10th Air Base Wing commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ken Carter) Inaugural 'Clash of the Titans' challenges competitors in speed, strength, endurance
Armed with grit and determination, squadrons from the 10th Air Base Wing pitted their best athletes against one another during the inaugural Clash of the Titans competition May 15 at the Preparatory School track and football field. During the event organized by the Academy Fitness Center and Health and Wellness Center, 17 teams vied for prizes in
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Default Air Force Logo Have gun, will travel: Cadet earns national title
Cadet 1st Class Brian Vickers has been awarded the National Riflemen Association's Second Team All-American for Standard Pistol; Second Team All-American for Air Pistol, First Team All-American for Free Pistol and First Place, Individual Aggregate Championship in March and appointment to the National Pistol Development Team pending approval of the
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Air Force Falcons shortstop K.J. Randhawa stops a ground ball and readies to throw to first. Air Force lost its season-ender to New Mexico, 19-6. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) Baseball: Falcons wrap up season with loss vs. New Mexico
Air Force dropped a 19-6 Mountain West Conference baseball game to New Mexico Saturday at Falcon Field ending the season with a 14-37, 3-18 record, while the Lobos improved to 37-18, 15-8. New Mexico plated runs in eight of nine innings and racked up 24 hits on the day. The Lobos broke open a 9-6 ballgame with eight runs in the eighth inning. Brian
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The Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., is treating approximately 90 cadets with influenza-like illness, or ILI. Tests from Brooks City-Base, Texas, confirmed that 15 cadets in the Class of 2013 have the H1N1 influenza virus. (U.S. Air Force illustration) Academy officials continue flu treatment, response
Air Force Academy health professionals are continuing care for a number of basic cadet trainees who are exhibiting symptoms consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria for influenza like illness, or ILI. As of July 13, 121 cadets have met the CDC criteria for ILI. Those 121 cadets are receiving medical care at the Air
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Default Air Force Logo Academy honors newly promoted full professors
Academy senior leadership gathered recently during a ceremony at the Falcon Club to pay tribute to the dean of faculty's newest professors recently at a reception co-hosted by Brig. Gen Dana Born, Tim Born and the Academy Research and Development Institute. Dr. David H. Sacko, Dr. Katherine Silz-Carson, and Dr. Brent J. Talbot join the
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