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Air Force women's soccer coach Marty Buckley talks with one of his players Aug. 29, 2008. Buckley announced his retirement recently after completing his six seasons as an assistant men's coach and 17 seasons as women's soccer coach, during which time he led the Falcons to an 111-181-17 overall record. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rachel Boettcher) Buckley retires as AF women's soccer coach
After 17 years as the head of women's soccer at the Air Force Academy, Marty Buckley has announced his retirement from coaching. Buckley will stay at the Academy as the area coordinator for lifetime sports in the department of physical education. Buckley just completed his 23rd season as a coach at the Academy after serving as an assistant men's
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Default Air Force Logo Cadets take part in UAS competition
Two Academy cadets competed in the international intercollegiate Unmanned Aerial System competition at Pax River, Md., June 18-27. Unmanned Aircraft Systems can revolutionize the ability to monitor and understand the global environment. There is a key information gap today between instruments on Earth's surface and on satellites -- UAS can bridge
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Default Air Force Logo Academy forecasters keep eyes out for twisters
The touchdown of two large, dangerous funnel clouds in Elbert County June 15 serves as a serious reminder that tornado season is here. Skip Evans, chief meteorologist with the Air Force Academy weather station, said that tornado season runs roughly from April through September. El Paso County has experienced 17 tornado touchdowns from 1995 to
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William Thompson congratulates basic cadets and their families on being accepted to the U.S. Air Force Academy's Class of 2013. Mr. Thompson is president and CEO of the Association of Graduates, a non-profit Air Force Academy alumni association. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dave Ahlschwede) Inprocessing in the works for months
It was ready, set, go for the arrival of the Class of 2013 here June 25. Cadet cadre were on the front line for inprocessing, and they were plenty ready. Preparations for the new cadets' arrival began weeks, sometimes months, before. Cadet 2nd Class Nehemiah Bostick served as safety and medical NCO. This is his first time involved with BCT since he
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Cadet 2nd Class Mark Mosby ensures new basic cadets follow cadre instructions during cadet inprocessing at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., June 25. Approximately 1,400 cadets were selected for the Class of 2013 out of nearly 10,000 applicants. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dave Ahlschwede) Class of 2013 arrives for inprocessing
The 1,376 members of the U.S. Air Force Academy's Class of 2013 arrived June 25 to begin basic cadet training. Overall, the Academy received 9,897 applications for admission into the class, with 1,667 being offered appointments. As of June 24, 1,376 had accepted appointments, including 1,097 men and 279 women. The class includes 312 minority
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Amy Rogers attended the U.S. Air Force Academy Sports Camp recently in hopes of being appointed to the Academy's Class of 2015. Ms. Rogers, 16, has 30 flying hours in a Cessna 150. (U.S. Air Force photo) Summer camp promotes Academy interest
It's a long way from Montgomery, Texas to the Air Force Academy. However, attending the annual summer sports camp last week may be a beautiful beginning for one teenager from Montgomery who one day desires to join the Long Blue Line. At 16, Amy Rogers already has more than 30 hours flying time in a Cessna 150, has completed solo flight, and has a
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U.S. Air Force Academy firefighter Patrick Kraft shows off his hose technique Aug. 11, 2006, during the 2006 Firefighter Combat Challenge regional competition in Westminster, Colo.Kraft will compete with Team USAFA in 2009 after strong finishes in World Firefighter Combat Challenges in 2006, 2007 and 2008. The 2009 challenge is open to the public and will be held at the Air Force Academy. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Van Winkle) Academy to hold firefighter combat challenge
The Air Force Academy is scheduled to hold a Firefighter Combat Challenge regional competition at Falcon Stadium, June 26 at 3 p.m. and June 27 at 10 a.m. The public is invited to attend the competition. The Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge brings together hundreds of firefighters from around the country to compete in ESPN has called the
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Bears like the one pictured here frequent the Air Force Academy's wilderness areas. The Academy Natural Resources office advises hikers to use caution when they spot bears: don't move quickly or make loud noises and give the bear space. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) Please 'bear' with us
Several bears have been spotted on the Academy recently. The Academy Natural Resources staff offers the following tips should you come upon a bear in the wild. If you surprise a bear on a trail:-- Stand still, stay calm and let the bear identify you and leave. Talk in a normal tone of voice. Be sure the bear has an escape route. --  Never run or
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Cadet 3rd Class Bryan Koening was one of four Air Force Academy cadets who rescued three Panamanians from drowning during a trip to Panama June 7. (U.S. Air Force photo) Cadets rescue 3 from likely drowning in Panama
Four Academy cadets saved three Panamanians from drowning June 7 while on a foreign immersion trip to Central America. They were returning from a trip to Panama's inland mountain area of Boquete when Academy Department of Foreign Languages Spanish instructor Victor Nell decided to take a break and let the 13 cadets go for a swim in the Pacific
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Employees with Rocky Mountain Asphalt remove pavement from the bridge on South Gate Parkway near Pine Drive June 15 as part of the ongoing repaving project scheduled for completion July 28. The $3.5-million project will replace 93,000 square yards of worn asphalt. Road construction continues on schedule
The ongoing road construction project impacting traffic flow from the Academy's South Gate to Pine Drive officials say is on schedule for completion by July 28. With reduced speed limits and even stopped vehicles, traffic can be heavy at times. Officials advise drivers to allow for additional travel time or to consider using the North Gate,
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