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Cadet First Class Andrew Novak receives an incentive flight in the back seat of an F-15 during a training sortie with the 65th Aggressors Squadron at Nellis AFB, Nev. Cadet Novak spent five weeks at the Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center’s Detachment 6 at Nellis as part of a mentoring program between AFOTEC and the U.S. Air Force Academy. The program leverages AFOTEC experience in operations, acquisitions, and test to create a comprehensive mentoring program to assist USAFA cadets during their academic and professional development. Cadet Novak is an aeronautical engineering student. AFOTEC hosts cadets for summer research program
The Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center is hosting the U.S. Air Force Academy's Cadet Summer Research Program for a second year at AFOTEC locations in California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and the AFOTEC headquarters at Kirtland. Cadets in the summer research program work on real-world Air Force projects during five-week sessions.
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Default Air Force Logo Vice president to honor Class of 2009
In his first visit to the U.S. 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. Readers can view the vice president's official biography on the White House official Web site, www.whitehouse.gov or
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2009
The Falcon Heritage Forum 2009, featuring the Class of 1959 -- the first class of U.S. Air Force Academy graduates. Falcon Heritage Forum to welcome '59ers
More than 40 members of the Academy's first graduating class -- affectionately termed "'59ers" -- are set to participate in Falcon Heritage Forum beginning here Monday. The three-day event, which offers cadets the opportunity to interact directly with veterans of dynamic backgrounds, carries the theme "The Class of 1959: Fifty Years of Excellence,"
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2009
Default Air Force Logo Social media surfers catch Internet wave
Even when intended as innocent fun, just because something can be done doesn't always mean it should be. Budding cadet communicators may want to consider propriety before engaging in today's social media options that are crossing the Internet like a tsunami. A quick search of increasingly popular social media Web sites will uncover content surely
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2009
Andrew Volkening makes one of 43 saves against third-ranked Michigan, leading Air Force to a 2-0 victory over the Wolverines in the first game of the NCAA East Regional in Bridgeport, Conn., March 27. Volkening led the Falcons to their first-ever NCAA tournament win and was named to the East Regional all-tournament team. Air Force fell in the regional final to No. 10 Vermont, 3-2, in double overtime March 29. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rich Steiglitz) Air Force loses to Vermont in double overtime, 3-2
In a bizarre finish involving video replay, Vermont advanced to the Frozen Four with a 3-2 double overtime win over Air Force in the NCAA East Regional Final Saturday at the Arena at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, Conn. Vermont was the No. 3 seed while Air Force was the No. 4. Vermont improved to 22-11-5 overall and advances to the Frozen Four in
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2009
Academy Preparatory School wrestler Cole VanOhlen (top) moves into position to pin University of Maryland/Baltimore County's Justin Bowser in the national championship final for the 141-pound weight class. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tabitha Wilson) Husky wrestlers take 7th, All-American honors
The Air Force Academy Preparatory School men's wrestling team finished off their season with a seventh-place finish at the National Collegiate Wrestling Association National Championships at Hampton University in mid March. The Huskies were led by seven wrestlers who qualified for Nationals by placing in the top four of their weight classes at the
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2009
Default Air Force Logo TriCare helps curb alcohol abuse
It only takes one. A single drink can have multiple effects on an individual. These could include difficulty walking, blurred vision, slurred speech, slowed reaction times or impaired memory. Those are just a few of the short-term effects possible depending on the person. Heavy drinking over a long period of time can lead to anxiety, depression,
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2009
Default Air Force Logo Crime victims, witnesses have helping hand
Victims of, or witnesses to, crimes are not alone at the Air Force Academy. The Academy Victim/Witness Assistance Program staff is standing by to help, and working diligently to get the word out. Crimes are not limited to sexual assault. "We're so much bigger than that," said paralegal assistant Sandie Miles. Although they serve as members of the
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2009
U.S. Air Force Academy employees in Colorado Springs, Colo., carefully make their way home during a snowstorm March 26. Personnel were released early so that they could get home before the worst of the storm hit. (U.S. Air Force photo) Spring storm provides unscheduled break
There are likely already as many stories about the spring blizzard of March 26 as there are people who were on the Academy at the time. Thursday afternoon most departed early and only mission essential members reported to work the following day. "It was rough driving home in the blizzard after the early release," said Senior Airman Joshua Gabert,
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2009
A C-17 Globemaster flown by Commandant of Cadets Brig. Gen. Samuel Cox, Class of 1984, and Maj. Dan Rohlinger, Class of 1997, flies over the U.S. Air Force Academy Terrazzo during a noon formation March 31. Leading Cadet Squadron 28 in the formation (inset) is Cadet 1st Class Andrew Groberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dave Ahlachwade and Mike Kaplan) Into the Wild Blue Yonder

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