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Dr. Geoff McHarg (left), director of the Space Physics and Atmospheric Research Center at the U.S. Air Force Academy, stands with Cadet 3rd Class Nick McDaniel (middle) and Cadet 4th Class Sequoia Chun, in front of the Vehicle Assembly Building at Cape Canaveral, Florida, Feb. 19, 2017. The trio attended the Space-X CRS-10 launch taking the latest Academy space experiment to the International Space station. (U.S. Air Force photo) 

Academy physics experiment goes to International Space station
A cadet and faculty space physics experiment is in the hands of astronauts aboard the International Space station, more than 250 miles above the Earth. The latest Air Force Academy academic product in space is the Space Test Program-Houston 5 Automated Plume Sentry or “APS.”The sentry was delivered by Space-X Corporation’s CRS-10 mission,
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Default Air Force Logo Academy opens NCLS Feb 23
Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson said today’s cadets need to think like warriors to be successful officers.   Johnson, the superintendent of the Air Force Academy, gave remarks in Arnold Hall to open the National Character and Leadership Symposium here. The annual event features military, corporate, and academic speakers who share their stories of
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D.J. "Eagle Bear" Vanas, a motivational speaker and member of the Odawa Nation, speaks to cadets and staff Feb. 16, 2017 at the Prayer Lunch hosted by the U.S. Air Force Academy. Vanas, a 1993 graduate of the Academy, spoke about the importance of accepting the spiritual practices of others and how a spiritual belief system can lead to holistic growth. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) Academy Prayer Lunch features Native-American speaker D.J. “Eagle Bear” Vanas
A Native-American motivational speaker said Feb. 16 that spiritual faith only has merit when it’s practiced. D.J. “Eagle Bear” Vanas spoke to cadets and staff at the Prayer Lunch here, an offshoot of this month’s National Prayer Breakfast in Washington. “Our spiritual faith doesn’t mean much unless we practice it daily,” he said.Vanas, a 1993
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The U.S. Air Force Academy will host the National Character and Leadership Symposium Feb. 23-24, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) Academy to host NCLS: 9/11 pilot among featured speakers
The Air Force Academy will host the National Character and Leadership Symposium Feb. 23-24 in Arnold Hall. The annual event will feature numerous civilian and military speakers giving their perspective on leadership challenges."NCLS encourages us to be engaged citizens and equips us for honorable living and effective leadership," said Lt. Gen.
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Volunteers are needed to serve as docents at the Cadet Wing Chapel at the U.S. Air Force Academy. The chapel staff hopes to double it's amount of volunteer staff by July 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo)
'A great gig': Cadet Chapel accepting volunteer docent applications
The Cadet Wing chaplain plans to double the chapel’s volunteer staff of docents by July.   Docents help keep the chapel open to tens of thousands of visitors each year, said Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Mike Newton.“They enhance the visitor experience and promote continual care for this iconic structure,” he said. Docents supplement memorials, funerals,
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Robert Cardillo, the director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, speaks to cadets in Fairchild Hall Feb. 10, 2017 at the U.S. Air Force Academy. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jason Gutierrez) An unclassified conversation: NGA director visits cadets
The head of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency visited the Air Force Academy Feb. 10.Robert Cardillo said the future is bright for geospatial science majors and computer programmers here who hope to join the U.S. Intel community.  “The future of the agency lies in computer coding and computational thinking,” Cardillo said. “Sensors are
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Chief Master Sgt. Robert Boyer, the command chief at the U.S. Air Force Academy, speaks to enlisted Airmen Jan. 31, 2017 at an all-call in Arnold Hall Theater. Boyer also hosted an all-call for enlisted Airmen at the Community Center Theater the same day. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jason Gutierrez)
Academy command chief hosts all-call Feb 7
It’s hard to feel disconnected when your senior enlisted leader gives you his phone number, but Chief Master Sgt. Robert Boyer did just that at his first official all-call as command chief here Feb. 7. Boyer’s all-call featured a Q-and-A session with Airmen in the audience and recognized several Airmen for their work. He also discussed his top
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force announces 6th athletic hall of fame class
 The Air Force Academy announced its sixth class for induction into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame. The class consists of two coaches, five athletes and one team. Coaches Rich Gugat (men’s tennis) and Paul Arata (men’s and women’s swimming), athletes Mike Thiessen (baseball and football), Jim Murphy (track and field), Seth Kelsey (fencing), Don
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Seven A-10C Thunderbolt IIs from the 74th Fighter Squadron line up on the runway before takeoff during Green Flag-West 17-03, Jan. 24, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. The 74th FS brought 12 A-10s to GFW to support a joint large-force combat readiness exercise for close air support integration training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan) Academy grad, Army brigade combat teams train at Green Flag
Pilots from the 74th Fighter Squadron prepared for future deployments while participating in Green Flag-West 17-03, Jan. 13-27 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.Green Flag West is an air-land integration exercise giving Air Force pilots a chance to conduct realistic close air support in a joint training environment designed to mirror conditions
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Former Congresswoman Heather Wilson, a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, is President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of the Air Force, the White House announced Jan. 23, 2017. (Courtesy photo)
White House nominates Academy grad Heather Wilson to become Air Force secretary
The White House announced last month that President Donald Trump intends to nominate former New Mexico Congresswoman and Air Force Academy grad Heather Wilson to be the next Air Force secretary.  If confirmed, Wilson will replace former Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James to become the first Academy graduate to serve as secretary. "Her
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