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Newly commissioned 2nd Lt. Ashleigh Peck celebrates following graduation from the U.S. Air Force Academy May 27 at Falcon Stadium.  She is slated to become an Air Force public affairs officer.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Dennis Rogers) Vice president to graduates: 'This is your moment'
Vice President Joe Biden, the U.S. Air Force Academy commencement speaker, told graduates and newly-commissioned second lieutenants from the class of 2009 "this is your moment to bend history to the service of a better day." "You will carry our skies and beyond on your backs. I promise you, we will have your back. That is a guarantee," said Mr.
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Default Air Force Logo Mirage returns home
After performing 41 concerts in six countries for nearly 10,000 people and traveling thousands of miles, Academy musicians are grateful to be home! When Mirage returned from a two month deployment to the Colorado Springs Airport June 4, they were greeted by family members, friends, and members of the Academy Band. Senior Master Sgt. Michael Woods,
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Default Air Force Logo Cultural immersion trips grow in 2009
Thirty-six escorts and 284 cadets, including 24 ROTC cadet candidates, are participating in Cadet Summer and Language Immersion Program trips this year. Some of the four-week programs departed May 23 and will and return around June 19. Two groups participating in six-week programs featuring Chinese and Arabic visits departed May 26 and are
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John Rosenberg from Barrington High School in Barrington, Ill., combines precise amounts of reagents during a recrystalization experiment in a U.S. Air Force Academy Department of Chemistry laboratory at the Academy June 5. Rosenberg was one of 20 teenage chemists here for a Chemistry Olympiad training camp, competing for one of four spots on the U.S. team that will travel to the international Chemistry Olympiad in England in July. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rachel Boettcher) Top high school chemists hit Academy labs
Twenty of the nation's top teenage chemists are putting the Academy's Department of Chemistry through its paces. The Chemistry department is hosting the 41st annual Chemistry Olympiad's summer training camp here, which started June 3 and continues through June 18. In conjunction with the American Chemical Society, the Academy's chemistry department
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Army-Air Force Exchange Service staff member Adrienne Brown checks the jewelry inventory at the Base Exchange at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The jewelry department is now in its permanent home following the renovation. A grand opening is set for July 24, with activities scheduled for both outside and inside. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ann Patton) Academy Exchange to celebrate new look
The Academy Exchange is having a party, and everyone's invited. The grand opening celebration July 24 will cap the store's renovation, which begun nearly a year ago. "It's going to be kind of like a festival," said Kim Lopez, Army-Air Force Exchange Service store manager. "Our customers deserve a party." During the grand opening, the road in front
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Chief Master Sgt. Arvin Davis stands at attention during the colors presentation at his retirement ceremony at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo., June 5. Chief Davis, the former command chief for the Academy, said he plans to head back to the East Coast, where his Air Force adventure started in June 1980. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) USAFA command chief retires

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Default Air Force Logo Units combine to promote efficiency
The 10th Services Division and 10th Mission Support Squadron merged Wednesday forming what is now known as the 10th Force Support Squadron. Officials say the new alignment is a result of functional area mergers of mission support and services squadrons Air Force-wide, and is expected to be completed by 2010. "Because we're a leaner force, we need
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Default Air Force Logo Academy tops in Air Force for antiterrorism
The Academy's antiterrorism program has been named best in the Air Force for a fixed installation. Notification of the award arrived at the end of last month. The Academy's program is entered into Department of Defense competition, expected to be complete by the end of July. "This was a team effort," said Paul Ceciliani, Academy antiterrorism
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Default Air Force Logo Academy is tops in Air Force Assistance Fund
The Air Force Academy is currently at the top of the heap when it comes to reaching predetermined goals in the 2009 Air Force Assistance Fund Campaign. "It was the effort put in by all of the base keyworkers," said Master Sgt. Robert Hill, Cadet Squadron 31's Academy military training NCO. "I have worked AFAF campaigns before, but not as the
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Lt. Gen. Michael Gould (right) accepts the U.S. Air Force Academy guidon from Gen. Norton Schwartz, chief of staff of the Air Force, during a change of command ceremony at the Academy June 9.  General Gould, a class of '76 Academy graduate, returns as the 18th superintendant, replacing Lt. Gen. John Regni, who is retiring.  Academy Command Chief Master Sgt. John Salzman waits to secure the unit flag following the exchange. (U.S. Air Force photo) Lt. Gen. Gould takes command of USAFA
Lt. Gen. Michael Gould took command of the U.S. Air Force Academy, as the 18th superintendent, during a ceremony here today. General Gould is a class of '76 Academy graduate and the first superintendant to graduate from the U.S. Air Force Prep School. General Gould comes to the Academy from Scott AFB, Ill., where he served as the U.S.
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