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Default Air Force Logo Officials cut ribbon to Douglass Valley renovation
Officials with the Air Force Academy, developer Forest City-Hunt and city of Colorado Springs cut the ribbon here April 30 on several extensively renovated homes located in the Douglass Valley neighborhood. The project is a part of the ongoing privatization partnership the Air Force has undertaken to update its on-base family housing and amenities.
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2009
U.S. Air Force Academy junior shortstop K.J. Randhawa stops a badly thrown ball as UNLV steals 2nd base during the 20-13 loss to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas at Falcon Field April 25 at the Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The loss dropped Air Force to 14-25 overall, with a Mountain West Conference record of 3-8. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) Air Force drops slugfest to UNLV, 20-13
When the wind blows out at Falcon Field, it often turns into a home-run derby. In a game that featured nine home runs and 41 total hits, UNLV out-slugged Air Force 20-13 in Mountain West Conference baseball action April 25. The loss drops the Falcons to 14-25, 3-8, while the Rebels improved to 21-21, 6-8. UNLV had 23 hits on the day, including six
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2009
Default Air Force Logo Universal language of music unites Americans, Qataris
The U.S. Air Forces Central Band "Mirage" performed recently to a host of dignitaries, and with famous Qatari musicians creating great diplomatic effect, proving that music is indeed the universal language of the world. By special invitation from the Minister of Culture and the U.S. Embassy in Qatar, Mirage was asked to perform a special concert
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2009
Shawna Schuh addresses U.S. Air Force Academy cadets during her recent visit to the Academy as part of its cadet social decorum program. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rachel Boettcher) Etiquette key to decorum, graciousness
Everybody thinks it's all about rules, Shawna Schuh told cadets about during her visit here April 24 as part of the Academy's social decorum curriculum instituted this year, but it's really more about a philosophy. "True etiquette, or graciousness, is not about you. It's about others," she said. "It doesn't matter where you stand. It's what you
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2009
Thomas Boettcher shares stories with cadet candidates during a U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School Hall of Fame induction at the Academy April 27. Mr. Boettecher and Marine Lt. Col. Austin Renforth were honored in the ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) Prep school inducts two into Hall of Fame
The Preparatory School honored two of its graduates with induction into the school's Hall of Fame during ceremonies Monday in the Community Center theater. Honorees were Thomas Boettcher, Prep School Class of 1962 and Academy Class of 1967, and Lt. Col. Kevin Shea, Prep School Class of 1985 and Academy Class of 1989. The induction recognizes those
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2009
Default Air Force Logo Academy medical officials monitor H1N1 flu outbreak
With concern over the swine flu outbreak around North America, Academy medical officials are closely monitoring the situation, prepared to protect the population if the outbreak spreads to the local area. If the swine flu continues to spread, health officials may take further actions such as closing schools and child daycare centers.  "At this time
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2009
Sen. John Glenn and Commandant of Cadets Brig. Gen Samuel Cox mount the name plate for Senator Glenn April 22 as the recipient of the 2008 Thomas D. White National Defense Award. He was at the Academy for the award presentation.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) John Glenn receives White national defense award
Retired Marine, test pilot, astronaut and four-term U.S. Sen. John H. Glenn Jr. was honored April 22 as the recipient of the 2008 Thomas D. White National Defense Award.Named in honor of Gen. Thomas Dresser White, former Air Force chief of staff, it is presented annually to a U.S. citizen who has contributed significantly to the national defense
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2009
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Rodney McKinley talks with the 2009 graduating class during his visit to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., April 3. Chief McKinley, the 15th Airman to hold the Air Force's top enlisted position, visited in part to provide a senior enlisted perspective to senior cadets and cadet candidates at the Air Force Academy Preparatory School. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Christopher DeWitt) Chief McKinley engages with Academy Airmen
The 15th chief master sergeant of the Air Force visited the Air Force Academy April 2 to provide a leadership perspective to the graduating Class of 2009 and cadet candidates. This was the second such visit for the Air Force's top enlisted member, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Rodney J. McKinley. Chief McKinley shared his reasons for wanting
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2009
Default Air Force Logo An Academy family affair, times four
It was Victoria, the oldest of the four Leake sisters and now a captain, who first blazed the path to the Academy for the rest of her sisters.Now Cadet 2nd Class Meredith Leake was in middle school when she left."It was the coolest thing," said the cadet.Another elder sister, 2nd Lt. Blair Leake, graduated this year.Cadet Meredith Leake's turn is
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Falcons have everything to prove
Unlike previous seasons, the 2007 Air Force football team has no catchy slogan it will use as a rallying cry or the media can use as a sound bite or a headline. Instead, first-year head coach and 1989 Academy grad, Troy Calhoun, told Wednesday's annual media day gathering of local and regional reporters his club's pre-season ranking of seventh in
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2007
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