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Default Air Force Logo 979 cadets to graduate May 24
Nearly 1,000 cadets will receive bachelor degrees and commissions as second lieutenants May 24.In all, 979 cadets are slated to graduate with the Class of 2017.All service academy graduates entering active duty incur a five-year service commitment and an additional concurrent service commitment, depending on the type of training or scholarships
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Default Air Force Logo USAFA sets up traffic control, parking for Class of '17 graduation
The Air Force Academy has established traffic control and parking restrictions for the Class of 2017 Graduation Ceremony, May 24 at Falcon Stadium. Once the ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m., guests are not permitted to leave the stadium until the ceremony and the Thunderbirds aerial performance ends at approximately 1:15 p.m. The north gate, south
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Default Air Force Logo Foreign exchange cadets to graduate with USAFA counterparts
Fifteen foreign exchange cadets at the Air Force Academy are scheduled to graduate with their U.S. counterparts this month. The exchange cadets are from Moldova; Taiwan; Romania; Peru; Lithuania; Nigeria; Malaysia; Georgia; Iraq; Rwanda; Philippines; Thailand; The Gambia; Singapore and other U.S. partner nations.“Of the 15 cadets, 14 are scheduled
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Brig. Gen. Kristin Goodwin, the commandant of cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy, speaks during her assumption of command ceremony, May 15, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) 28th commandant of cadets assumes command of Cadet Wing
Brig. Gen. Kristin Goodwin took charge of the Cadet Wing at the Air Force Academy May 15 when Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson handed her the CW’s guidon during an assumption of command ceremony.As commandant, Goodwin now commands a 4,000-member cadet wing, as well as a staff of more than 200 Airmen and civilians who manage cadet character
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The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds are scheduled to perform 12:30 p.m., May 24, 2017, at the U.S. Air Force Academy Class of 2017 graduation ceremony. The performance is slated to start at the end of the ceremony, when cadets take part in the ceremonial hat toss. (U.S. Air Force photo) Graduation Week Update: Air Force Thunderbirds schedule practice, performance
The Air Force’s air demonstration team, the Thunderbirds, are scheduled to perform May 24 at the end of the graduation ceremony for the Air Force Academy’s Class of 2017.The Thunderbirds will practice their full performance 11 a.m.-noon, May 23, over Falcon Stadium, weather allowing.The team’s graduation day performance start-time depends on the
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Brig. Gen. Kristin Goodwin stands near the overlook in front of the cadet wing she commands at the U.S. Air Force Academy as the Commandant of Cadets. (U.S. Air Force photo) New Commandant of Cadets reports for duty: Brig. Gen. Kristin Goodwin says leadership development, innovation will be her focus
When you chat with Brigadier General Kristin Goodwin, you get a sense that something exciting is about to happen.She leans forward in her chair with a smile in her eyes when she talks about the things that excite her … like the Air Force Academy, Airmen, and the Air Force.And this Airman is passionate about continuing the Academy’s quest for
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Defenders assigned to 10th Security Forces Squadron collect donations as part of the Air Force Assistance Fund campaign at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo., May 12, 2017. Seventeen volunteers from the squadron washed car windshields at the Academy Shopette to solicit donations. The squadron raised more than $3,300 for the AFAF. (Courtesy photo/Chief Master Sgt. Shadd McKee)
10th SFS 'Defenders' raise $3.3K for AFAF
The 10th Security Forces Squadron raised $3,300 for the Air Force Assistance Fund campaign May 12 at the Air Force Academy. Staff Sgts. Jacob Duncan and Justin Snyder, 10th SFS, led 17 security forces volunteers in washing car windshields and soliciting donations at the Academy Shopette. “The fundraiser was an overwhelming success,” Duncan said.
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Charles Steele receives the Heiser Award from Dean of Faculty Brig. Gen. Andrew Armacost, May 5, 2017 at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Steele is a history professor at the Academy. The Heiser award is named after Professor Emeritus Dr. William H.
Heiser and given to faculty members who contribute to cadets' development. (U.S. Air Force photo/Darcie Ibidapo) Academy recognizes Outstanding Educator and Heiser awards winners
The Air Force Academy celebrated its academic staff May 5 at the 41st Outstanding Academy Educator and Heiser Awards Ceremony.Professors Aaron Byerley and Charles Steele were selected by senior cadets to receive the Heiser Award, named after Professor Emeritus Dr. William H. Heiser. Heiser was an honorary fellow for the American Institute of
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Workers at the U.S. Air Force Academy are preparing Sijan Hall,  a cadet dormitory, for a major six-phase renovation project. (U.S. Air Force photo) Sijan Hall dormitory to get upgrades
Sijan Hall, a cadet dormitory at Air Force Academy, is undergoing multiple system repairs as the Academy ramps-up to a full renovation of the facility in 2020.  Those renovations are scheduled to occur in six phases, and include a complete re-roofing of the sixth floor of the building and projects required to provide cadets with the best
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Default Air Force Logo Memorial service for cadet killed in skydiving accident is May 18
A memorial service will be held for Cadet Cadet 1st Class Kaleb Estes at 1:30 p.m., May 18, in the Cadet Protestant Chapel.  Authorities continue to investigate Estes' death; he died May 7 in a commercial skydiving accident near Ellicott. “We are deeply saddened by the loss of Kaleb Estes and our thoughts are with his friends, his classmates and
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