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Default Air Force Logo Falcon football team ranks 2nd in NCAA academic excellence
In a recent NCAA ranking, Air Force Academy athletes finished second in the nation in Academic Progress Rates following only Stanford University. According to Academy Director of Athletic Media Relations Troy Garnhart, the NCAA rack and stack considered the overall performance of all 27 intercollegiate athletes here with the "983" score reflecting
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Class of 2009 cadets follow Academy tradition by "taking the hill" May 8 to signify their last day of academic classes. Graduation, scheduled for May 27, will feature Vice President Joseph Biden as guest speaker and an aerial demonstration by the Thunderbirds. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) Taking the Hill

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Cadet candidates and sponsors partake from a juice fountain during a sponsor appreciation reception in the U.S. Air Force Academy's Milazzo Club May 5. Anyone interested in sponsoring an Air Force Academy Preparatory School student should contact sponsor coordinator Cleo Griffith at 719-333-2583. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ann Patton) Prep school students honor sponsors' dedication
Preparatory School cadet candidates and Prep School staff said, once again, "thanks for a job well done" to cadet candidate sponsors during the annual sponsor appreciation reception May 2 at the Milazzo Club. "We know your commitment draws away from your time, and we thank you," said Prep School commander Col. Zachary Todd. Sponsor coordinator Cleo
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Default Air Force Logo 10th Medical Group promotes National Women's Health Week
National Women's Health Week is May 10-16. This special week is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health and encourages women to make their health a top priority. Women are often the caregivers for their children, spouses, and parents and frequently forget to focus on their own healthcare
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Default Air Force Logo Academy earns 10-year accreditation
The Air Force Academy hit an "institutional grand slam home run," earning a maximum 10-year accreditation after undergoing a comprehensive and intense evaluation by a team of distinguished leaders in higher education April 27-29. During its visit, the eight-member team representing the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of
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Default Air Force Logo Officials cut ribbon to Douglass Valley renovation
Officials with the Air Force Academy, developer Forest City-Hunt and city of Colorado Springs cut the ribbon here April 30 on several extensively renovated homes located in the Douglass Valley neighborhood. The project is a part of the ongoing privatization partnership the Air Force has undertaken to update its on-base family housing and amenities.
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Default Air Force Logo Universal language of music unites Americans, Qataris
The U.S. Air Forces Central Band "Mirage" performed recently to a host of dignitaries, and with famous Qatari musicians creating great diplomatic effect, proving that music is indeed the universal language of the world. By special invitation from the Minister of Culture and the U.S. Embassy in Qatar, Mirage was asked to perform a special concert
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Shawna Schuh addresses U.S. Air Force Academy cadets during her recent visit to the Academy as part of its cadet social decorum program. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rachel Boettcher) Etiquette key to decorum, graciousness
Everybody thinks it's all about rules, Shawna Schuh told cadets about during her visit here April 24 as part of the Academy's social decorum curriculum instituted this year, but it's really more about a philosophy. "True etiquette, or graciousness, is not about you. It's about others," she said. "It doesn't matter where you stand. It's what you
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Thomas Boettcher shares stories with cadet candidates during a U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School Hall of Fame induction at the Academy April 27. Mr. Boettecher and Marine Lt. Col. Austin Renforth were honored in the ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) Prep school inducts two into Hall of Fame
The Preparatory School honored two of its graduates with induction into the school's Hall of Fame during ceremonies Monday in the Community Center theater. Honorees were Thomas Boettcher, Prep School Class of 1962 and Academy Class of 1967, and Lt. Col. Kevin Shea, Prep School Class of 1985 and Academy Class of 1989. The induction recognizes those
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Default Air Force Logo Academy medical officials monitor H1N1 flu outbreak
With concern over the swine flu outbreak around North America, Academy medical officials are closely monitoring the situation, prepared to protect the population if the outbreak spreads to the local area. If the swine flu continues to spread, health officials may take further actions such as closing schools and child daycare centers.  "At this time
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