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Tech. Sgt. Cassandra Hanak Reserve Citizen Airmen Essential to USAFA Mission
Reserve Citizen Airmen bring their skills and experience to augment the active-duty force at the U.S. Air Force Academy in order to produce tomorrow’s Air Force leaders.“Each year the Air Force Academy depends on Reserve Citizen Airmen in order to fulfill the mission here,” said Col. Christine Holliday, Reserve advisor to the superintendent, U.S.
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2017
Hurricane Harvey Parent groups reach out to cadets from hurricane-struck Gulf Coast
When Hurricane Harvey struck Texas, the North Texas Parent Club “got mobilized” and organized a dinner Sept. 1 at a Colorado Springs restaurant for cadets from the Gulf Coast.Hurricane Harvey, the largest rainstorm in the history of the continental U.S. according to some meteorologists, began pounding the region Aug. 26. It’s since been downgraded
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2017
INFORMS Prize USAFA wins high-level Operations Research award
The Institute for Operations Research and Management awarded the prestigious 2017 UPS George Smith Prize to the U.S. Air Force Academy for its innovative Operations Research program, Aug. 25.Smith was a UPS chief executive officer who championed operations research at Fortune 500 corporations.Brig. Gen. Andrew Armacost, the Academy’s dean of the
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2017
Jabara '08 grad earns Jabara Award
 A combat pilot received a high-level award given to Air Force Academy graduates Aug. 25.Capt. Brian Guyette was selected to receive the Col. James Jabara Award for Airmanship acknowledging graduates’ superior performance with aircraft.The award is named after Col. James Jabara, the first U.S. jet ace. Jabara shot down multiple Soviet MiG-15 jets
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2017
USAFA Prep School BMT grduation 2017 233 graduate Prep School basic training
Scores of young adults earned the title “cadet candidate” by completing basic training at the Air Force Academy Prep School Aug. 5.In all, 233 Basic Military Training graduates attended a ceremony in front of Prep School staff, and their peers and relatives.Master Sgt. Matt Acevedo, military trainer, said the most noticeable change in cadet
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2017
In the Stairwell Update: In the Stairwell advances to America's Got Talent semifinals
In the Stairwell advanced to NBC’s America’s Got Talent semi-final round Aug. 16, following the group’s live performance a day earlier.“It is an honor to wear this uniform on this stage. It’s an honor to be here,” In the Stairwell vocalist Benjamin Hightower said during the results show.The Air Force Academy’s all-male a Capella group performed a
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Resiliency training equips Airmen for hurdles
The Air Force Academy trained Airmen from the Academy and Peterson Air Force Base for roles as Master Resilient Trainers during a five-day training program in Polaris Hall, Aug. 14-18, 2017.Community Support Program Manager Scott Andrews said the program is designed to help Airmen balance their duties with any challenges of life-problems.“There are
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2017
Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria New superintendent discusses vision for Academy
The top officer at the Air Force Academy shared his goals and priorities with staff and faculty at a vision-based Aug. 17 “all call” in Arnold Hall. Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria said the first two of his three goals is increasing the Academy’s culture of innovation and fostering a culture of continual assessment and feedback. “We have to be hard on
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2017
Brush fire Firefighters douse small brushfire on USAFA
Firefighters at the Air Force Academy and the Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District extinguished a small brush fire on the Santa Fe Trail Aug. 15.The fire burned grass and some trees on Academy property alongside Interstate 25, two miles south of the Air Force Academy’s North Gate.Firefighters from the 10th Civil Engineering Squadron said the
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Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria Lt Gen Jay Silveria takes command of Air Force Academy
The new superintendent of the Air Force Academy said preparing cadets for the mental and physical rigors of modern warfare in a complex global environment is his top priority, Aug. 11. “The future of our service and the future of our nation stand on that field,” said Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria, speaking to 4,000 cadets standing in formation during that
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