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Col. Rick LoCastro, right, accepts the 10th Air Base Wing guidon from Lt. Gen. Mike Gould during the 10th ABW change-of-command ceremony at the U.S. Air Force Academy July 23, 2009. Colonel LoCastro was previously vice commander of the 96th ABW at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. General Gould is the Academy superintendent. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) 10th ABW command changes hands
Col. Rick LoCastro took command of the 10th Air Base Wing during a ceremony here July 23. He comes to the 10th ABW from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., where he served as the 96th ABW vice commander. The 10th ABW's new commander previously served as the 96th Mission Support Group commander, Eglin AFB; Allied Air Component Headquarters Support Group
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The unveiling of the Donna Head Child Development Center gets helping hands from (left to right) Andrea Keilen, Academy superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike Gould, retired Brig. Gin. Jim Head and Margot Saltonstall. Mrs. Keilen and Mrs. Saltonstall are Mrs. Head's daughters. The CDC was renamed to honor Mrs. Head following her death in December 2007. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rachel Boettcher) CDC remembers Donna Head
A permanent memorial to the passion, dedication and commitment of former Child Development Director Donna Head was unveiled July 17 at the center. In her honor, the facility is now the Donna Head Child Development Center. Mrs. Head died in December 2007 after being struck by a vehicle on Academy grounds. Lt. Gen. Mike Gould, Academy superintendent,
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Class of 2013 basic cadets put their physical skills to the test at the U.S. Air Force Academy July 25, 2009, during the Sweepstakes competition at Big Bad Basic in Jacks Valley. Big Bad Basic takes place at the end of Jacks Valley events prior to the march back to the Terrazzo. (U.S. Air Force photo/J. Rachel Spencer) Dust settles at Jacks Valley; cadets to face academia storm
The Class of 2013 has returned to the Cadet Area after demonstrating a "consistently high level of motivation and energy," that, according to the Basic Cadet Training commander. "(The Class of) 2013 did an excellent job throughout the challenges of Jacks Valley," said Lt. Col. Ted Detweiler. "The class can certainly be proud of its performance."
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Default Air Force Logo Academy diversity spans entire spectrum
In April 2008, the Air Force Academy superintendent signed the first-ever Cadet Wing Diversity Plan, an action plan that identifies the Academy's recruiting objectives and diversity recruiting initiatives. Since then, the Academy Admissions staff has developed and implemented many new initiatives toward diversity recruiting. Already in place to aid
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Default Air Force Logo Faculty ranked 4th nationwide in professor availability
The Air Force Academy's professors are among the most accessible in the nation, according to The Best 371 Colleges text, released this week by Princeton Review. Faculty availability is an expectation at a military service academy, and the U.S. Air Force Academy ranks fourth in the nation in professor availability. The student-faculty ratio here is
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Default Air Force Logo TriCare Prime beneficiaries may now visit urgent care while traveling
TriCare Prime beneficiaries are now authorized a single visit to an urgent care clinic without prior approval from their primary care managers when traveling outside the local area.The local area is defined as a 100-mile radius of the 10th Medical Group.The beneficiary must ensure the clinic accepts TriCare Prime. Beneficiaries may contact TriWest
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Default Air Force Logo Class of '65 president wins 2009 Distinguished Service Award
The U.S. Air Force Academy's Class of 1965 president has been selected as the winner of the Academy's 2009 Distinguished Service Award, making him the first Academy graduate to receive the award.The award recognizes A. Bart Holaday's outstanding service and unfailing support to the Academy.Academy superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike Gould will present the
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Capt. Luke Sauter reviews ins and outs of rocketry to Cadets 1st Class Aaron Price, Wayne Black and Nolan Brock. Captain Sauter was recently selected as the Air Force nominee for the 60th-annual Arhut S. Flemming Award for Applied Science, Engineering and Mathematics. He is an astronautics course instructor with the U.S. Air Force Academy's Department of Astronautics. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ann Patton) Astronautics professor nominated for Flemming Award
Academy graduate and Assistant Professor of Astronautics Capt. Luke Sauter has been selected as the Air Force nominee for the 60th annual Arthur S. Flemming Award for Applied Science, Engineering and Mathematics. The prestigious award is sponsored by the George Washington University School of Public Administration in cooperation with the National
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Under changes to cadet uniforms, metal ranks on shoulder boards have been replaced with embroidered ranks, and cadet rank insignias were updated to match cadet squadron organizational structures. (U.S. Air Force illustration) Cadet uniform changes now in place
The Air Force Academy's Uniform Board has updated cadet shoulder boards and female cadet slacks after nearly nine years of discussion on proposed changes.The inventories of new items will become available to cadets as inventories arrive, said Ken Rivera, coordinator of the Academy Uniform Board."It's been a long, long process," said Mr.
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Staff Sergeant, SSgt Stripes (Metallic).  Insignia provided by ITC(SW) MIke Purcell. Academy congratulates newest staff sgt. selects
The Academy has 35 new staff sergeant selects after the promotion results went public Aug. 20. Air Force officials selected 15,223 of 30,574 eligible senior airmen for promotion to staff sergeant for a selection rate of 49.79 percent. The average score for those selected was 275.81, with an average time in grade and time in service of 2.09 and 4.69
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