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Firefighters with the 10th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department, as well as neighboring fire departments in Colorado Springs participated in a two-day live-fire exercise in Pine Valley housing here. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jason Gutierrez) 10th CES firefighters get into the heat
A crowd of firemen sat patiently on the soft earth surrounding a house in Pine Valley housing here Aug. 14. Smoke billowed from the wide open front doors, and flames could be seen arching up through a hole in the foundation, but no one moved to stop it. Despite the soft drops of rain falling from the gray sky overhead, the firefighters seemed
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Default Air Force Logo USAFA reservist takes home national award
An Air Force Reserve clinical psychologist with the Peak Performance Center here recently received with the 2014 Disabled American Veterans National Commanders Award for the top Veterans Health Administrator.The Air Force core values affect everything Lt. Col. David Tharp does, and he credits them not only with his recent recognition, but with his
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Col. Marty France, permanent professor and head of the Astronautics Department, will travel to Singapore's Nanyang Technological University in August to teach undergraduate courses and conduct research in Nanyang's Satellite Research Centre. Astro Dept. head to conduct Fulbright fellowship in Singapore
The permanent professor and head of the Astronautics Department here will travel to Singapore's Nanyang Technological University in August to teach undergraduate courses and conduct research in Nanyang's Satellite Research Centre.Col. Marty France was selected as a Fulbright Scholar in March by the U.S. State Department."In some ways, I'll be
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Aidan Peters, the Academy's latest Cadet for a Day, sit behind the controls of a TG-16A Glider on the Academy Airfield Oct. 25. Cadet for a Day: 6-year-old joins 'long blue line'
Aidan Peters is a playful 6-year-old from Colorado Springs. He likes country music star Taylor Swift, video games and Star Wars. His favorite color is blue, he likes Mac and cheese and he's had two open heart surgeries, the result of Tetralogy of Fallot -- a complex congenital heart defect. Due to this condition, Aidan battles with heart
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Maj. DeAnna Franks, a 1999 Academy graduate, will become the first reservist Air Officer Commanding here during a May 30 change of command ceremony. (courtesy photo) Academy graduate to become first Reserve AOC
In 1995 Maj. DeAnna Franks attended the Academy in hopes of becoming an Air Force pilot. As a cadet, she studied Behavioral Sciences, competed on the women's swim team and often spent time with her classmates in Cadet Squadron 17, her assigned squadron freshman and sophomore year.Eighteen years later, after experiencing defining years in the active
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Dennis Muilenburg, Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike Gould, Dean of the Faculty Brig. Gen. Dana Born and others watch a demonstration of a cadet aeronautical engineering project called the "Night Owl" in the Aeronautics Laboratory May 13, 2013. A team of nine cadets designed the cyclogyro, which is designed to direct thrust in any direction. Muilenburg is the president and CEO of Boeing Defense, Space and Security. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) Cadets earn praise for cyclogyro project
The Academy's superintendent, dean of the faculty and the Boeing company's executive vice president attended a briefing May 13 at the Aero Lab to recognize cadets from an aircraft design course for their award- winning design of a search and rescue and medical evacuation aircraft for the year 2045.Nine cadets from the Aeronautical Engineering 482
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The officer rank of major and two medals were given to U.S. Air Force Maj. Lucas Gruenther's wife during a memorial service on Aviano Air Base, Italy, Feb. 6, 2013. Approximately 1,000 people attended the memorial service for Gruenther, who lost his life when his aircraft went down during a training mission on Jan. 28. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Matthew Lotz) Aviano community pays respects during memorial for fallen pilot
Airmen, civilians, family and friends honored the life and memory of a 2003 Air Force Academy graduate and combat veteran during a memorial service today at Aviano Air Base Feb. 6.Maj. Lucas Gruenther, a pilot assigned to the 31st Fighter Wing, went missing during a nighttime training mission over the Adriatic Sea Jan. 28. In the days that
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Air Force Academy Band leader Lt. Col. Don Schofield, right, speaks with producer Bill Turner at a rehearsal for the Emmy-nominated production, “Holiday Notes from Home” in October 2011. (Photo courtesy of Lt. Col. Don Schofield) Academy Band conductor nominated for regional Emmy
The commander and conductor of the Air Force Academy Band may soon be clutching an award statuette from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.Lt. Col. Don Schofield was nominated for a regional Emmy award this year for his 2011 production of "Holiday Notes from Home" and will attend the 27th Midsouth Emmy Awards Jan. 26 at the
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Fifty Girl Scouts ages 5-7 attended the Air Force Academy’s Cool Science workshop Nov. 10, 2012, where they participated in creative chemistry and physics experiements with cadets. (U.S. Air Force photo/Julie Imada) From cookies to chemistry: Girl Scouts attend Cool Science show
Approximately 50 females experimented with liquid nitrogen, Alka Seltzer rockets and food chemical mixtures at the Academy's chemistry laboratories last week-- only they were supervised by cadets, needed a snack break almost every hour and were hardly tall enough to see over the bench tops. Girl Scout Daisy and Brownie troops ages 5-7 attended the
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Master Sgt. Kelly Links introduces panelists at a Women's Equality Day luncheon at the Air Force Academy Aug. 27, 2012. Panelists were Rep. Crisanta Duran (D-Denver), League of Women Voters President Catherine Perrone and RBI Strategies and Research co-founder Rick Ridder. Other guests of note included Rep. Janak Joshi (R-Colorado Springs) and Lynn Gangone, dean of the University of Denver Women's College. Links is a dental technician with the Academy's 10th Dental Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Don Branum) Academy holds panel honoring women's suffrage
A Colorado state representative, the state's League of Women Voters president and the co-founder of a political polling firm came to the Air Force Academy on Monday to discuss the importance of women's suffrage and the need for informed voters as election season approaches.The panel, comprising Colorado Rep. Crisanta Duran (D-Denver), Catherine
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