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Col. Troy Dunn, commander of the 10th Air Base Wing, speaks from the stage in Arnold Hall Nov. 4, 2016 at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Dunn hosted an all call to thank the Total Force Airmen assigned to the wing for their daily efforts and discuss his priorities as the commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jason Gutierrez)  ‘Airmen are the best defense,’ Col. Dunn says at all call
Col. Troy Dunn, commander of the 10th Air Base Wing, hosted an all call in front of a full house Nov. 4 in Arnold Hall. Along with thanking the 3,000 Total Force Airmen assigned to the wing’s 11 squadrons and two staff agencies and their families, he praised the positive results of the Defense Department Climate Survey taken across the wing earlier
0 11/08
2016
Default Air Force Logo Cadet exchange program combines talents, opportunities
The saying goes "to truly know someone, you must walk a mile in their shoes" but until recently, Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps and Air Force Academy cadets had little crossover in their paths to becoming Airmen. The AFROTC Exchange program gives cadets on both sides an opportunity to walk in each other’s shoes: ROTC Cadets can attend
0 11/07
2016
Lt. Col. Lisa Neener attended the Women's Gender Forum at the U.S. Air Force Academy. (Courtesy photo) Gender issues: Pioneer program promotes respect, dignity
The Cadet Wing is a year in to a pioneer program that discusses the benefits of gender diversity and equality within the Air Force. “This program is a first among service academies, developed to continue the Air Force’s focus on respect for human dignity,” said Capt. Heather Morris, the program’s officer in charge.The Gender Forum program began in
0 11/01
2016
Cadet Squadron 06 mascot, the "Raging Bull," shows off the squadron's flag at the Commandant's Challenge, Oct. 28, 2016, at the Air Force Academy. The challenge is a physically and mentally demanding 48-hour training exercise and contest between the Cadet Wing’s 40 cadet squadrons. Cadet Squadron 06 beat out the competition to take home the Commandant's Challenge trophy. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jason Gutierrez) ‘For the bulls’: CS-06 wins Commandant’s Challenge
Cadet Squadron 06 won the Commandant’s Challenge Trophy Oct. 29 at the Air Force Academy.  Cadet 1st Class Jack Corriere, CS-06 commander, chalked-up the win to the squadron’s dedication to its motto, “For the Bulls.” “It means in everything we do, we do for each other and the squadron,” he said. Corriere said CS-06 prepared in advance of the
0 10/31
2016
Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson and Chief Master Sgt. Max Grindstaff hold the Legion Of Merit Medal citation Johnson presented the chief during his retirement ceremony, Oct. 27, 2016, at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Johnson is the Academy's superintendent. Grindstaff was the Academy's command chief. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) Academy’s command chief gets ready for ‘new adventure’
Chief Master Sgt. Max Grindstaff, the command chief at the Air Force Academy, capped-off his 30 year Air Force career with a friendly invite to the family and friends attending his retirement ceremony, Oct. 27 in Polaris Hall. “We’ll take some selfies and we’ll eat some cake … Tomorrow is a new adventure,” he said.   Grindstaff told the crowd he’s
0 10/28
2016
Cadet 2nd Class Susan Kwon, a geospatial science major at the U.S. Air Force Academy, takes a summertime look across the waters of the Persian Gulf. Kwon took part in the Academy's Deployed Operations program, which sends sophomore and junior cadets to overseas units to see how Airmen complete the Air Force mission.(Courtesy photo) Deployed Ops: Cadet gets lesson in leadership in Middle East
Cadet 2nd Class Susan Kwon, a geospatial science major from Cupertino, California, returned this summer from a three-week stay at an Air Base in the Middle East. The trip was part of the Air Force Academy’s Deployed Operations Program, which sends sophomore and junior cadets to overseas units to see how Airmen team up to complete the Air Force’s
0 10/26
2016
The Air Force Academy reduced its utility bill by $1 million from the 2015 fiscal year to the 2016 fiscal year by using a variety of energy and cost saving measures. (U.S. Air Force graphic) Energy Action Month update: Academy reduces utility bill by $1 million
Energy experts at the Air Force Academy said due to an increasing awareness of energy conservation and cost-saving measures, the school’s utility bill plummeted by $1 million in the 2016 fiscal year.   The energy bill for the 2016 fiscal year was just above $6 million and hovered around $7 million for the 2015 fiscal year, said Wayne Inouye, the
0 10/24
2016
(U.S. Air Force graphic) 1st Sergeants’ Council gets ready for Harvest Share
Airmen might find an unexpected present on their doorstep next month, courtesy of the First Sergeants’ Council.   The council is prepping for Harvest Share, a program to assist lower-income families on base during the holidays, said Master Sgt. Kyle Capehart, the Academy command staff’s first sergeant.   “Each family will be given a free
0 10/21
2016
Firefighters from the 10th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department douse a structure during a fire-response exercise at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Academy firefighters will compete in the Firefighter Would Championship beginning Oct. 24, 2016 in Montgomery, Alabama. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jason Gutierrez) 10th CES firefighters to compete in championship
First responders at the Air Force Academy are gearing up for the Firefighter World Championship next week in Montgomery, Alabama. The annual competition pits firefighters from around the world against each other in a series of timed trials, including a five-story tower climb and hoisting a 175-pound rescue dummy.  “It’s been deemed the toughest two
0 10/19
2016
Col. Mark Anarumo is the permanent professor for the Center for Character and Leadership Development. He's one of four officers   confirmed by the Senate Sept. 28, 2016 to be a permanent professor at the U.S. Air Force Academy. (U.S. Air Force photo) Senate confirms 4 permanent professors at Academy
Four officers were recently confirmed by the Senate as permanent professors at the Air Force Academy.  Col. Mark Anarumo is the permanent professor for the Center for Character and Leadership Development, Col. John Cinnamon heads the Aeronautics Department, Col. Steven Hasstedt heads the Biology Department, and Col. Scott Williams heads the
0 10/18
2016
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