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Lt. Gen. Michelle D. Johnson, the superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) Diversity of force shows in Class of '17
In events throughout the Pikes Peak region over the past week, our community celebrated Armed Forces Week, where we paid tribute to the men and women who serve in all branches of the U.S. armed forces. I was privileged to attend many of these events, and was once again reminded of what an exceptional place Colorado Springs is to live, work, learn
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Col. Jacqueline Breeden, commander of the U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School, gives a prep school diploma to a graduating cadet-candidate May 18, 2017, at the Community Center Theater. In all, 194 cadet-candidates graduated and 186 cadet-candidates received appointments to the Academy. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jason Gutierrez) Prep School graduates 194 cadet-candidates
One-hundred-ninety-four cadet-candidates graduated from the Air Force Academy Preparatory School during a ceremony May 18.  Of those graduates, 186 received appointments to the Academy. The cadet-candidates completed the school’s 10-month curriculum, designed to prepare them to succeed and lead at the Air Force Academy.   As part of the curriculum,
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Default Air Force Logo Cadets take home individual awards
More than 100 cadets at the Air Force Academy received awards for their academic, athletic and airmanship talents, May 22 in Clune Arena.Lt. Col. Robert Callihan, an Academy faculty member at the event, said the awards recognize individual cadets for their achievements in academics, athletics and airmanship.“Most notable are the recipients of the
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Cadet 2nd Class Alexander Hill pilots a glider over Colorado Springs. He and Cadet 2nd Class Alexander Hill are scheduled to spend their summer internship with Richard Petty Motorsports in Mooresville, North Carolina, researching ways to improve the team's NASCAR racecar. (U.S. Air Force photo) Academy teams-up with NASCAR for summer internship
Two engineering majors at the Air Force Academy will get in high gear this summer with NASCAR. Cadets 2nd Class Alexander Hill and Karl Sapper are scheduled to join Richard Petty Motorsports in Mooresville, North Carolina, for a six week summer internship and use their talents to improve the company’s race-car performanceSapper said he’ll apply
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U.S. Air Force Academy graduates cheer at the end of the Class of 2017 graduation ceremony while the Air Force Thunderbirds fly over Falcon Stadium, May 24, 2017. Ninety-three grads are slated to attend grad school now that they've earned bachelor degrees and commissions as second lieutenants. (U.S. Air Force photo/Darcie Ibidapo) Dozens of Class of '17 grads bound for grad school
Dozens of Air Force Academy Class of 2017 graduates are slated to return to the classroom now that they've graduated.Ninety-three graduates are scheduled to attend grad school after receiving bachelor degrees and commissions as second lieutenants at the May 24 graduation ceremony at Falcon Stadium. Dr. Helen Meisenhelder, director of graduate
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The U.S. Air Force selected 17 technical sergeants assigned to the U.S. Air Force Academy for promotion by to master sergeant. (U.S. Air Force graphic) 17 Academy NCOs selected for E-7 promotion
Seventeen NCOs at the Air Force Academy are probably in a pretty good mood today because the Air Force selected them for promotion to master sergeant.  Master sergeant is the first rank of the Air Force’s senior noncommissioned tier and transitions technical sergeants from their duties as technicians and supervisors to operational leaders,
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Chairman of the the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford (center) stands between newly-minted second lieutenants after giving the commencement speech for the U.S. Air Force Academy's graduating Class of 2017. The new Air Force officers (left) hold a painting presented to the chairman by the Class of 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Julius Delos Reyes) Gen. Dunford to Class of ‘17 grads: ‘It’s time to lead’
The U.S. military’s senior officer welcomed nearly 1,000 new second lieutenants into the officer corps May 24 during the Air Force Academy’s Class of 2017 graduation ceremony at Falcon Stadium.  Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford encouraged the new officers to be flexible, team-oriented leaders who embody courage,
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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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