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Brig. Gen. Kristin Goodwin stands near the overlook in front of the cadet wing she commands at the U.S. Air Force Academy as the Commandant of Cadets. (U.S. Air Force photo) New Commandant of Cadets reports for duty: Brig. Gen. Kristin Goodwin says leadership development, innovation will be her focus
When you chat with Brigadier General Kristin Goodwin, you get a sense that something exciting is about to happen.She leans forward in her chair with a smile in her eyes when she talks about the things that excite her … like the Air Force Academy, Airmen, and the Air Force.And this Airman is passionate about continuing the Academy’s quest for
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2017
The RQ-4A Global Hawk, manufactured by Northrup Grumman, is seen here on the flightline at Edwards Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo) The Contrails: Aircraft, Weapons Systems: RQ-4A Global Hawk
Manufacturer: Northrup Grumman Function: High-Altitude, Long-Endurance ISRService Date: 2001Speed: 357 mphProduction: 77 (planned)Inventory: 20Commentary: The RQ-4 provides high altitude, persistent (28+ hours) remotely piloted ISR capability. The system consists of an aircraft, GCS, and an integrated sensor suite.
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2016
"The Reaper," also known as there MQ-9 unmanned aerial, is shown here on a test mission. (Courtesy photo) The Contrails: Aircraft, Weapons Systems: MQ-9 Reaper
Manufacturer: General AtomicsFunction: Remotely Piloted Hunter/KillerService Date: 2007Speed: 230 mphCrew: TwoProduction: 319 (planned)Inventory: 35 Commentary: Officially combat-operational in Afghanistan since September 2007, the MQ-9 Reaper is larger than the MQ-1, has eight times the range, and flies twice as high. An unarmed variant
0 12/13
2016
Cadets 1st Class Jalen Lacy, Brandon Bradley, Leah Young, Riley Richards, Andrew Resweber and Tierra Franklin led the Cadet Wing through the summer semester. Young and Franklin are prior-enlisted Airmen who came to the Academy through the LEAD program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kenneth Bellard) LEAD program develops diverse perspective in officer corps
A number of the Cadet Wing leaders traded in their enlisted careers for cadet life to become Air Force officers, and have used their prior military experience to help them succeed at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Cadets 1st Class Leah Young, the Cadet Wing public affairs officer and summer Cadet Wing vice commander, and Tierra Franklin, the summer
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2016
First Lt. Cale Simmons, an Air Force contracting officer and 2013 USAFA grad, is heading to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro to compete in the pole vault event. Check out the event Aug. 13 and 15. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mike Kaplan) 2013 grad aims for the sky on his way to the 2016 Summer Olympics
Months of training at the Air Force Academy have an Air Force contracting officer aiming for the sky and the gold at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.First Lt. Cale Simmons, a 2013 Air Force Academy graduate, earned a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team for pole vaulting July 4 at the Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon.  At the event, he cleared
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2016
Junior running back Tim McVey makes a cut to avoid defenders in the Air Force-Fresno State game on Oct. 24, 2015. McVey emerged last season as a multi-dimensional threat, finishing third on the team in rushing and fourth in receiving, and racked up 887 all-purpose yards. In his first career start, he became the first player in Air Force history to have 100 yards rushing and receiving in the same game. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Van Winkle) Falcons prepare for 2016 season
Preparations are underway for the 2016 season of Falcon Football.    The team comes off a 14-game season with an 8-6 record, after competing in the conference championship game and the Armed Forces Bowl.    But head coach Troy Calhoun looks at the upcoming season as one of change and rebuilding.  “For us at the Air Force Academy, it’s a massive
0 8/02
2016
Airman 1st Class Jamie Teachenor, U.S. Air Force Academy Band and Wild Blue Country lead vocalist, rehearses his songs at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., on July 20, 2016. Before joining the Air Force, Teachenor was a multi-platinum singer and songwriter based in Nashville, Tennessee. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Hoffman) Award winning vocalist changes tempo to follow an Air Force beat
Airman 1st Class Jamie Teachenor, U.S. Air Force Academy Band and Wild Blue Country lead vocalist, decided to make his move to the Air Force Academy Band after years of writing and singing in award-winning songs. Now, he sets his sights on combining his past experiences with his current duties.
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2016
Tech. Sgt. Billy Gazzaway (left) and his wife, Master Sgt. Emily Gazzaway, take a photograph with their son, John Kadin Gazzaway, in February 2006. Kadin died of leukemia May 2, 2006. Billy is assigned to the 21st Communications Squadron at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. And Emily is the U.S. Air Force Academy's senior enlisted aide. (Courtesy photo) AF mental health services helps a family recover
Two Colorado Springs area-NCOs have been on a journey of recovery since losing their son to leukemia nearly nine years ago, a journey they said couldn't have happened without the mental health services available to Airmen and their families.
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2015
Lt. Col. Morris "Moose" Fontenot Jr.
(Photo provided by the family) Fallen F-15 pilot, Academy graduate honored at memorial ceremony
A fallen F-15 pilot and 1996 graduate of the Air Force Academy was honored by Airmen whose lives he touched during a memorial service at the Cadet Chapel here Oct. 3.Lt. Col. Morris Fontenot Jr. was remembered by his brothers in arms, his daughters and his wife as an outstanding pilot, officer, husband and father.Gen. Herbert Carlisle, commander of
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2014
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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2014
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