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Default Air Force Logo Class of 2013 'Doolie Day Out' modified
Due to the increase in illness at the Academy basic cadets will observe "Doolie Day Out" on Academy grounds. "The cadets will enjoy their well-deserved down time," said Lt. Gen. Mike Gould, Air Force Academy superintendent. "However, for public safety and the health of the cadets, this year we will have to modify how the cadets spend their day
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2009
The Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., is treating approximately 90 cadets with influenza-like illness, or ILI. Tests from Brooks City-Base, Texas, confirmed that 15 cadets in the Class of 2013 have the H1N1 influenza virus. (U.S. Air Force illustration) U.S. Air Force Academy responding to flu cases
U.S. Air Force Academy health professionals are currently caring for a number of basic cadets exhibiting symptoms consistent with the Centers for Disease Control criteria for influenza like illness, or ILI. Since July 6, 88 cadets have met the CDC criteria for ILI. These cadets are receiving medical care at the USAF Clinic and have been separated
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Default Air Force Logo Taint honored, remembered for service, loyalty
Canine handlers and canine friends gathered on a bluff off Sumac Drive July 1 to pay tribute to and remember Taint, a Belgian Malanois who served the Academy and the 10th Security Forces Squadron with dedication, valor and loyalty. It would have been his 12th birthday. Taint's handler and Academy kennel master Chris Jakubin good-naturedly described
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2009
Cadet 2nd Class Joseph Scioscia III takes Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo queens on a tour of the U.S. Air Force Academy Visitor Center and Cadet Chapel July 8. The Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo will take place at the Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., July 8-11. July 11 is Air Force Academy and Family Day at the Rodeo, which donates its proceeds to local military charities. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) July 11 is Academy day at Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo
July 11 is Air Force Academy and Family Day at the 69th Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo with a rodeo performance starting at 1 p.m. "The 69th annual Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo is bigger and better than ever this year and ready to bust out of the chute," said Kevin Estrem, president of the rodeo board. "This year's rodeo is 'Ready to Ride' with more
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Dr. Kjell Lindgren trains inside a mockup of the Mir space station in October 2008. Dr. Lindgren, an aerospace physician and 1995 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., was one of two Academy alumni selected for NASA's 2009 astronaut candidate class. (U.S. Air Force photo) Two Academy graduates land astronaut slots
Out of the nine newest members of NASA's 2009 Astronaut Candidate Class, two are Academy graduates. They are also the only service academy graduates out of the five military candidates chosen by NASA. Maj. Jack Fischer, Class of 1996 and test pilot, and Kjell Lindgren, M.D., Class of 1995 and aerospace physician, will join classmates from the
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Cadet 2nd Class Christopher Molstad and Cadet 1st Class Justin Fisk ready Operation Warrior foxholes with overhead defenses. The area services ground combat tactics. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ann Patton) Jacks Valley ready to roll out welcome mat
For now, it's peace and quiet in Jacks Valley. Not for long. Come July 14, some 1,345 basic cadets march out for "Second Beast," the second half of Basic Cadet Training, which began when they arrived June 25. "We're definitely ready for them," said Tech. Sgt. Brian McCoy, superintendent of Jacks Valley. New this year are three obstacles on the
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Default Air Force Logo Airman garners Military Affairs Council recognition
When it comes to saving lives, saving money and protecting assets one Academy Airman has an impeccable track record. His accomplishments were recognized at the Annual Armed Forces Luncheon May 15 when he was named 2009 Outstanding Enlisted Military Representative (Category One--E-1 though E-4) by the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce Military
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2009
Default Air Force Logo Vaccine now available to prevent HPV
There is good news in the fight against cancer. A vaccine has recently been approved that can significantly decrease the incidence of cervical cancer caused by the Human Papillomavirus. What is HPV? Genital Human Papillomavirus is the most common sexually transmitted virus in the United States. More than 50 percent of sexually active men and women
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A T-38 Talon, like the one landing on an Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., runway April 10, crashed May 21 about nine miles north of the base. The aircraft and its two-person crew were on a flight-test training mission at the time of the accident. The T-38 is a twin-engine, high-altitude, supersonic jet trainer used in a variety of roles because of its design, economy of operations, ease of maintenance and high performance. (Air Force photo/Senior Airman Julius Delos Reyes) T-38 crash claims Class of 2000 grad's life
An Air Force test pilot student and Class of 2000 U.S. Air Force Academy graduate died May 21 when his jet trainer crashed north of Edwards Air Force Base. Capt. Mark Graziano, 30, died when the T-38A he was piloting crashed approximately nine miles north of Edwards AFB, near California City. Captain Graziano was assigned to the U.S. Air Force Test
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Retired Col. Anthony Mione died May 15, 2009, at age 82. He was the first permanent physics professor at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Air Force photo) 1st Physics Department permanent professor dies
The U.S. Air Force Academy recently experienced a profound loss with the passing of retired Col. Anthony J. Mione, the first permanent professor to lead the department of physics. Colonel Mione died peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, May 15, 2009, at the age of 82. Born March 8, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York, Colonel Mione wanted to fly
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