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Default Air Force Logo 2009 class ring symbolizes pride, tradition
The Class of 2009 ring crest is one of the most treasured representations of class unity and class pride. Until graduation, the Class of 2009 wore their rings with the class crest facing inward, closest to their hearts. After graduation day, the ring is turned so the Academy Crest is closest to the heart of an officer ready and willing to protect
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Default Air Force Logo 'Cerberus Dogs of War' garner top squadron
Cadet Squadron 3 was selected as the Cadet Wing's outstanding squadron for 2008-2009 in a special presentation May 21 at the Falcon Club here.The "Cerberus Dogs of War," whose mantra is the three P's -- professional, pro-active and pro-squadron -- captured top honors at the 50th-annual Outstanding Squadron of the Year Banquet, sponsored by the Air
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Default Air Force Logo Vice president to honor Class of 2009
In his first visit to the Air Force Academy since being elected as vice president of the United States, the Honorable Joe Biden will offer the commencement speech today recognizing the accomplishments of the Class of 2009. Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., was born Nov. 20, 1942, in Scranton, Pa., the first of four siblings. In 1953, the Biden
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Default Air Force Logo New superintendent to assume command
Maj. Gen. Michael C. Gould is scheduled to assume command as new superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy, in a ceremony here June 9. He comes to the Academy from Scott Air Force Base, Ill., where he is Director of Operations and Plans, U.S. Transportation Command. In that role, he is responsible for directing the deployment of forces and the
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Default Air Force Logo Class of 2013 'Doolie Day Out' modified
Due to the increase in illness at the Academy basic cadets will observe "Doolie Day Out" on Academy grounds. "The cadets will enjoy their well-deserved down time," said Lt. Gen. Mike Gould, Air Force Academy superintendent. "However, for public safety and the health of the cadets, this year we will have to modify how the cadets spend their day
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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) U.S. Air Force Academy responding to flu cases
U.S. Air Force Academy health professionals are currently caring for a number of basic cadets exhibiting symptoms consistent with the Centers for Disease Control criteria for influenza like illness, or ILI. Since July 6, 88 cadets have met the CDC criteria for ILI. These cadets are receiving medical care at the USAF Clinic and have been separated
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Default Air Force Logo Taint honored, remembered for service, loyalty
Canine handlers and canine friends gathered on a bluff off Sumac Drive July 1 to pay tribute to and remember Taint, a Belgian Malanois who served the Academy and the 10th Security Forces Squadron with dedication, valor and loyalty. It would have been his 12th birthday. Taint's handler and Academy kennel master Chris Jakubin good-naturedly described
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Cadet 2nd Class Joseph Scioscia III takes Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo queens on a tour of the U.S. Air Force Academy Visitor Center and Cadet Chapel July 8. The Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo will take place at the Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., July 8-11. July 11 is Air Force Academy and Family Day at the Rodeo, which donates its proceeds to local military charities. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) July 11 is Academy day at Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo
July 11 is Air Force Academy and Family Day at the 69th Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo with a rodeo performance starting at 1 p.m. "The 69th annual Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo is bigger and better than ever this year and ready to bust out of the chute," said Kevin Estrem, president of the rodeo board. "This year's rodeo is 'Ready to Ride' with more
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Dr. Kjell Lindgren trains inside a mockup of the Mir space station in October 2008. Dr. Lindgren, an aerospace physician and 1995 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., was one of two Academy alumni selected for NASA's 2009 astronaut candidate class. (U.S. Air Force photo) Two Academy graduates land astronaut slots
Out of the nine newest members of NASA's 2009 Astronaut Candidate Class, two are Academy graduates. They are also the only service academy graduates out of the five military candidates chosen by NASA. Maj. Jack Fischer, Class of 1996 and test pilot, and Kjell Lindgren, M.D., Class of 1995 and aerospace physician, will join classmates from the
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Cadet 2nd Class Christopher Molstad and Cadet 1st Class Justin Fisk ready Operation Warrior foxholes with overhead defenses. The area services ground combat tactics. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ann Patton) Jacks Valley ready to roll out welcome mat
For now, it's peace and quiet in Jacks Valley. Not for long. Come July 14, some 1,345 basic cadets march out for "Second Beast," the second half of Basic Cadet Training, which began when they arrived June 25. "We're definitely ready for them," said Tech. Sgt. Brian McCoy, superintendent of Jacks Valley. New this year are three obstacles on the
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