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Retired Army Gen. Barry McCaffrey speaks at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., during a visit to the Academy May 7, 2009. General McCaffrey is an adjunct professor with the U.S. Military Academy and an analyst with NBC and MSNBC. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dave Ahlschwede) TV military analyst visits Academy
Retired Army Gen. Barry McCaffrey visited Academy leadership and departments during a whirlwind visit to the base May 7. Mr. McCaffrey was guest speaker for the 2009 Ira C. Eaker Distinquished Lecture on National Defense Policy. "The nature of the armed forces has not changed because of satellites," said the 1964 graduate of the U.S. Military
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Michael Hoza stirs bubbling vegetables inside the Mitchell Hall dining facility at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Mitchell Hall staff serves more than 12,000 meals per day for cadets. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dave Ahlschwede) Mitchell Hall cook served top award
Michael Hoza lives in a silent world, but his disability hasn't slowed him down. An Air Force employee for more than 30 years, Mr. Hoza has been honored with the Air Force Special Act or Service Award and the Performance and Sustained Superior Performance awards. He has also been named recipient of the Air Force 2009 Outstanding Department of
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Default Air Force Logo 2006 graduate killed in Afghanistan
A 2006 Air Force Academy graduate was killed in action May 20 near Kabul, Afghanistan. First Lt. Roslyn Schulte, died near Kabul, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device. She was assigned to Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan in Kabul in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. "The Air Force Academy is
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Default Air Force Logo Prep school graduates largest class ever
The Preparatory School graduated 200 cadet candidates during commencement exercises Monday in Arnold Hall. "It was the largest number of graduates in Prep School history and the most entering the Academy ever," said Prep School commander Col. Todd Zachary. The number of entering cadet candidates to the school last summer was 235. "They came
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Default Air Force Logo Outstanding athletes earn recognition
The Air Force Academy athletic department concluded a very successful 2008-09 sports season recently and several cadet-athletes were recognized by the Academy at the individual awards ceremony. Sophomore hockey player Jacques Lamoureux and senior gymnast Abbey Rogers took home the most valuable male and female athlete, respectively. Senior cross
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Default Air Force Logo Class of '59 honors grads with gold bars
Retired Maj. Gen. Harold W. Todd, secretary of the Class of 1959, is the originator and "Class honcho" of the idea to inscribe the back of this year's second lieutenant bars with "1959-2009." The Class of 1959 purchased the bars by special order from the Academy Clothing Sales store at the end of 2008. "The engraving is on the underside of each bar
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Default Air Force Logo Class of 2009 Graduates
Listed below are the graduates of the U.S. Air Force Academy's Class of 2009:Cadet Squadron 1 Jessica Lee Barbee Robert Destri Barlow Douglas Stuart Bates Jason Daniel Booth Ryan William Clisset Stefanie Michelle Culp Eric Lee Davis Harmon John Ambrose Gage Samuel Allen Gay Tyron Marquez Gray Joseph Charles Hoecherl Jordan Matthew Howen Meghan
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A sailplane towed by a T-41 Mescalero soars above Colorado Springs in the direction of Pikes Peak. The U.S. Air Force Academy's soaring program gives cadets their first hands-on experience with flying aircraft. The 94th Flying Training Squadron conducts the training, flying more than 30,000 sorties per year. (U.S. Air Force photo/David Armer) Soaring success paves way for future recruitment
Sean D. Tucker stepped out of his custom-built Oracle Challenger II biplane and rushed to catch his flight from Tampa back to his Power Aerobatics School in California. Recently honored as one of only 25 'Living Legends of Flight', he had just wrapped up the last of six mind-boggling aerobatic routines which included maneuvers in excess of 10
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Cadet 1st Class Brandon McCutcheon performs an experiment using a dye to identify free radicals at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., July 10 in hopes of one day treating chemical warfare decontamination and cancer patients. The Academy offers a four-year program of instruction and experience designed to provide cadets the knowledge and character essential for leadership, and the motivation to serve as Air Force career officers. Cadet McCutcheon, a biochemistry major with Cadet Squadron 15, has been selected to attend medical school after graduation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Larry A. Simmons) 87 cadets bound for Grad School
Harvard, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Oxford, California Technical University and Rice University are just a few of the post-graduation destinations for members of the Academy's Class of 2009. Eighty-seven members of the Air Force Academy's latest graduating class have earned entry into graduate school programs. Several of the
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Default Air Force Logo Top graduates honored for accomplishments
The following Class of 2009 cadets were honored for their individual academic, military and athletic accomplishments.Outstanding Cadet Spring Wing Commander -- Jonathan Yates, Cadet Squadron 21 Outstanding Cadet Fall Wing Commander --Jacob Schonig, CS-37 Outstanding Cadet Summer Wing Commander --Anthony Ferrara, CS-27 Outstanding Cadet Group
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