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Pam Betzel, lead mammography technician with the 10th Medical Group, uses a new mammography unit at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., to help detect and prevent breast cancer. More than 180,000 women in the United States were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008, and approximately 40,000 died. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dave Ahlachwede) Academy employs state-of-the-art mammography machine
The 10th Medical Group's Diagnostic Imaging Department now has a second full-field digital mammography unit. Full-field digital mammography offers the potential for significant advances in breast cancer diagnosis, including enhanced image quality, lower radiation dose and improved cancer detection rates. According to the American Cancer Society,
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Default Air Force Logo Stimulus bill funds Academy solar array
Economic stimulus dollars go solar later this year, as part of a joint energy project between Colorado Springs Utilities and the Air Force Academy. The project is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act -- better known as the economic stimulus bill. The $787-billion bill was signed into law Feb. 17 by President Barack Obama. Among the
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Trevor Johnson, center, and other bicyclists get ready to kick off an 80-mile road race in Fort Collins, Colo., May 8. Johnson won the overall title for the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cycling Conference Division 2, which named the U.S. Air Force Academy's 2009 cadet cycling team as collegiate team of the year. (U.S. Air Force photo) Cycling season ends with a bang
The 2009 cadet cycling team was recognized as the "Collegiate Team of the Year," finished on top of the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cycling Conference-- Div 2, and supported our top rider, Trevor Johnson as he went on to win the overall title for the RMCCC. The team hosted "the best" race of the season, and also qualified to attend the National
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Lt. Col. Leemon Baird, center, receives a 2009 Heiser Award from Brig. Gen. Dana Born, dean of the faculty, and Cadet 1st Class Jacob Schonig, Fall 2008 cadet wing commander, during an award presentation May 7. Each graduating class selects two senior faculty members from more than 160 eligible professors to receive the award. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dennis Rogers) Class of 2009 selects Heiser Award winners
Each year the Air Force Academy graduating class selects two senior faculty members who have contributed the most to cadet personal and intellectual development; professors who inspired and challenged their students to "work harder and dig deeper." Further, the cadets are asked to consider the extent to which their instructors demonstrated and
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A cadet with the Wings of Blue parachute team provides an aerial demonstration landing on the Terrazzo before the cadet wing in conjunction with the noon meal formation May 6. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dennis Rogers) Around the Academy - Week of May 15, 2009

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Default Air Force Logo Academy rewards instructors for excellence
The Air Force Academy held the 33rd annual Outstanding Academy Educator Awards May 6 for instructors who exemplify excellence in education. Each academic department head, the director of athletics, the preparatory school commander, the commandant of cadets, and the dean of the faculty recognize one deserving instructor annually for superior
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Community College of the Air Force graduates receive their degrees during a ceremony at the U.S. Air Force Academy's Falcon Club May 7. Many of the 84 graduates worked on obtaining their CCAF degrees during or between deployments. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) Academy honors motivated CCAF graduates
The Community College of the Air Force granted Associate of Applied Science degrees to 84 new alumni during commencement ceremonies May 7 at the Falcon Club. Chief Master Sgt. Gerardo Tapia, Jr., 10th Mission Support Squadron superintendent, gave the commencement address to the Airmen, many of whom worked on their degrees during deployments. "You
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Default Air Force Logo Falcon football team ranks 2nd in NCAA academic excellence
In a recent NCAA ranking, Air Force Academy athletes finished second in the nation in Academic Progress Rates following only Stanford University. According to Academy Director of Athletic Media Relations Troy Garnhart, the NCAA rack and stack considered the overall performance of all 27 intercollegiate athletes here with the "983" score reflecting
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Class of 2009 cadets follow Academy tradition by "taking the hill" May 8 to signify their last day of academic classes. Graduation, scheduled for May 27, will feature Vice President Joseph Biden as guest speaker and an aerial demonstration by the Thunderbirds. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) Taking the Hill

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Air Force Falcons shortstop Adam Hill makes the tag on a Utah Utes player's attempt to steal a base. Air Force dropped a doubleheader to the Utes May 3, 12-6 and 19-8. (U.S. Air Force photo/J. Rachel Spencer) Air Force drops doubleheader to Utah
Utah swept both games of a doubleheader against Air Force in Mountain West Conference baseball action Sunday at Falcon Field. The Utes took game one, 12-6, and game two, 19-8. The losses dropped the Falcons to 14-32, 3-12, while the Utes improved to 19-24, 6-12. In game one, Utah jumped ahead early and then held the lead with some big innings late.
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