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CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq – Spc. Matthew Coons, a motor transport operator assigned to Forward Support Company E, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, thanks Air Force Tech Sgt. Stephen Brannen, guitarist and vocalist of the U.S. Air Force’s Central band, “Wild Blue Country,” after the group performed for deployed Fort Hood troopers at the Contingency Operating Site Marez main gymnasium, April 29, 2011. Coons, a native of Tipton, Mo., and other 4th AAB troopers gave the Air Force band a standing ovation after the live performance. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Terence Ewings, 4th AAB PAO, 1st Cav. Div., USD-N) Academy Band rocks soldiers in Mosul
The U.S. Air Forces Central band "Wild Blue Country" performed for Soldiers assigned to the 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, and civilian contractors at the Contingency Operating Base Marez main gym April 29.Wild Blue Country is part of the U.S. Air Force Academy Band, stationed at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.Under the gym's
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A couple participating in the marriage preparation and relationship enhancement workshop at the Academy listens to a presentation by a Behavioral Sciences faculty member. (Photo by Mike Kaplan) Marriage workshop teaches skills, dispels myths
Engaged cadets and cadets in committed relationships took time to explore relationship topics at a marriage preparation and relationship enhancement workshop April 29-30 at the Academy.The workshop began in 2002 when members of the Academy's Behavioral Sciences Department wanted to dispel a myth that Air Force Academy graduate marriages experience
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Major Chris Morgan lays the groundwork for a hearing on the case of Snyder v. Phelps at the Academy’s Law Day on Monday. (Photo by Ray McCoy) Power of law, cadet style
Dozens of Academy cadets on Monday witnessed firsthand the application of the Constitution they will soon swear to protect and defend.The Academy once again this year took part in Law Day, an annual nationwide ritual that dates to the Eisenhower administration. Actively promoted by the American Bar Association, Law Day is intended to draw attention
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Cadet 2nd Class Aaron Koveleskie was one of more than 300 participants in the eighth annual Colorado Springs Undergraduate Research Forum. Cadets played a leading role in all aspects of the forum, not just the presentation of undergraduate research. (Photo by Mike Kaplan) Cadets participate in cutting-edge research forum
One prominent aspect of the cadet experience at the Air Force Academy is the opportunity undergrads have to engage in cutting-edge research.The breadth and depth of that research became evident at the eighth annual Colorado Springs Undergraduate Research Forum, held Saturday at the Academy. The event, commonly abbreviated CSURF, rotates among the
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First Lt. Jocelyn Mitnaul will attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for law school as the sole recipient of the Funded Legal Education Program award in 2011. FLEP propels former cadet to dream of law school
First Lt. Jocelyn Mitnaul sought the law, and both won.A 2007 Air Force Academy graduate, Lieutenant Mitnaul was selected as the only winner of this year's Funded Legal Education Program award, meaning the Air Force will pay her way through law school.The FLEP is a legal program for active-duty commissioned officers who have between two and six
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Cadet 4th Class Chelsea Renfro, CS-14, performs a chemistry
expirement during a Leaders Encouraging Airmen Development conference.
Enlisted Airmen make up 50 spots in each preparatory school class.
ABOVE: Col. William Walker, vice director of athletics, addresses Prep School candidates. (Photo by Rachel Boettcher) School of transition: Preparatory school offers gateway to Air Force Academy
At most schools, being called a preppie isn't exactly a mark of distinction.But the Air Force Academy Preparatory School isn't most schools and these "preppies" readily adopt the nickname. More than a high school but less than a university, the "other" educational institution at the Air Force Academy is intended to be a feeder school for the Cadet
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Tech. Sgt. Julie Waltz, left, and other Airmen stationed at the Air Force Academy observe retreat during a ceremony in the Terrazzo March 3, 2011. Sergeant Waltz is the NCO in charge of cadet classifications and assignments for the Academy's Directorate of Manpower and Personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Don Branum) AFA's enlisted Airmen go 'back to basics'
A group of the Air Force Academy's enlisted Airmen observed retreat in formation for the first time in the Academy's recent history March 3.Chief Master Sgt. Todd Salzman, the Academy's command chief master sergeant, organized the event to acknowledge Air Force heritage and enlisted professionalism.The formation included Airmen from the Academy's
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Lt. Col. (Dr.) Jason Hayes bandages a simulated victim during an initial
response training exercise Jan. 27, 2011, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.
Using their advanced medical training along with basic Self-Aid Buddy Care,
Doctor Hayes and a team of medics were able to save a life during a recent
attack against the base. Doctor Hayes is a 451st Air Expeditionary Wing
Clinic physician. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Willard E. Grande
II/Released)
Deployed 10th ABW medic saves critically injured patient
A medic deployed from the Air Force Academy's 10th Medical Group responded under pressure to provide Self-Aid and Buddy Care to a patient in critical condition during a recent attack against Kandahar Airfield.Lt. Col. (Dr.) Jason Hayes, a 451st AEW Clinic physician, was part of a four-Airman team that provided immediate assistance, giving their
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Cadet 3rd Class Layne Harrod, left, and Cadet 2nd Class Chelsaa Ragland, right, help Oakley Gardner build a balsa glider during a Leaders in Flight Today program outing at the Cadet Field House Jan. 22, 2011. Oakley is the daughter of Army Staff Sgt. Erich Gardner, who is stationed at Fort Carson, Colo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) Cadets LIFT spirits of Fort Carson families
Academy cadets invited family members of deployed Soldiers from Fort Carson to a day of fun Jan. 21 at the Cadet Field House here.More than 100 family members were greeted by 75 cadets as they enjoyed movies, face painting, inflatable obstacle courses and ice skating. The field day was the brainchild of the cadets and was a part of the Leaders in
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Air Force Academy cadets fly in a TG-15A glider over Colorado Springs, Colo., Feb. 23, 2010. Cadets typically fly 10-15 training sorties in the TG-15A and undergo 50-hour cross-country upgrade training before they can fly cross-country solo in the TG-15B. The 94th Flying Training Squadron conducts more than 30,000 sorties per year in support of the Academy Soaring Program. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel Bendet) Soaring program gives cadets wings
People know that the sport Cadet 2nd Class Charlie Meyer and Cadet 1st Class Justin Lennon participate in looks cool. But few of them have any idea what makes one cool-looking performance better than another and what the Air Force Academy team accomplished this past season.So Cadet Meyer and Cadet Lennon, members of the glider aerobatic team,
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