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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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Cadets and Academy staff teamed up with the U.S. Forest Service for the design and installation of a pedestrian trail bridge in the Maroon Bells–Snowmass Wilderness in the White River National Forest. (Courtesy photo) Cadets team with Forest Service to design, build bridge in White River National Forest
An Academy class project was completed July 24 with the installation of a pedestrian trail bridge in the Maroon Bells–Snowmass Wilderness in the White River National Forest by cadets, an Academy professor and staff from the U.S. Forest Service. The Academy’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering partnered with the U.S. Forest Service’s
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Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody speaks to Airmen and cadets at Arnold Hall at the beginning of the 2015 National Character and Leadership Symposium Feb. 26, 2015. NCLS is an annual event held by the U.S. Air Force Academy. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jason Gutierrez) CMSAF Cody kicks off NCLS
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody kicked off the Air Force Academy's 2015 National Character and Leadership Symposium by showcasing the enlisted Airmen cadets will lead as officers once they graduate, and reminding them of the importance of leadership in the profession of arms.Cody, the 17th Airman to hold the Air Force's highest NCO
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Default Air Force Logo Scouts 'plug in' to learning at CS 17 event
Cadets in Cadet Squadron 17 held a workshop Feb. 7 to help about three dozen Boy Scouts earn merit badges for electricity.Cadet 3rd Class Christopher Beck coordinated the event, with help from other cadets within the squadron and faculty members from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.Scouts who attended the workshop learned how to
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The Pathways to Excellence is an initiative from Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle D. Johnson designed to integrate various mission elements' efforts to improve the Academy experience. (Original U.S. Air Force photo/Bill Evans) Panel prepares cadets for ROTC exchange
Three cadets who will take part in a first-of-its-kind Air Force ROTC exchange program next semester sat down Dec. 4 with cadets who came to the Air Force Academy with ROTC experience to discuss what they could expect when they arrive.Cadets 2nd Class Ben Goirigolzarri, Caitlon Faimon and Matt Sprague will attend Arizona State University in Tempe,
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Cadet 1st Class Rebecca Esselstein was named a Rhodes Scholar Nov. 22, making her the Air Force Academy's 38th recipient and the 12th cadet-athlete to earn the honor. Esselstein is a native of Dayton, Ohio. (U.S. Air Force photo) Cadet named Rhodes Scholar
An Air Force cadet senior distance runner was awarded one of 32 Rhodes Scholarships for 2014 on Nov. 22.Cadet 1st Class Rebecca Esselstein, from Dayton, Ohio, is a senior at the U.S. Air Force Academy majoring in astronautical engineering and the Academy's 38th recipient of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, the 12th cadet-athlete to earn the
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Cadet 2nd Class Zachary Bruhn researches algae lipid biofuels in the Life Science Research Center at the Air Force Academy Sept. 26, 2012. Bruhn is assigned to Cadet Squadron 01. (U.S. Air Force photo/Elizabeth Andrews) Research team wins AMSUS training award
The Air Force Academy's Clinical Investigation Program team, along with teams from six other medical centers around the Air Force, was named a recipient of the Society of Federal Health Professionals' training and education award in November.The Academy's CIP includes Drs. Don Veverka and Katherine Bates and Lt. Cols. Marcus King, Ryan Maresh and
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Offutt Air Force Base celebrates Diversity Day 2010. Native American legacy is one of honor, dedication
During November, the nation pays tribute to the contributions of Native Americans throughout U.S. history.On Aug. 3, 1990, President George H. W. Bush approved a joint resolution designating November as National American Indian Heritage Month, commonly referred to as Native American Heritage Month.Many tribes were involved in the War of 1812, and
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Janae Passalaqna, far left, a teacher at East High School in Pueblo, Colo., and Betty Lee, far right, a retired teacher, listen in as Cadets 3rd Class Casey Evans and Warren Metcalf explain the specifics of 3D printing at the Public Broadcasting Service at Colorado State University – Pueblo, Oct. 24, 2014. The cadets helped Passalaqna and Lee host Homework Hotline, which allows school-aged children to call in with homework-related questions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Rachel Hammes) Cadets help with STEM questions on Homework Hotline
Two Academy cadets headed to Pueblo Oct. 24 to help youngsters with their homework and answer questions about applying to the Air Force's Academy.Cadets 3rd Class Warren Metcalf and Casey Evans appeared on "Homework Hotline" on KTSC, Colorado State University-Pueblo's Public Broadcasting Service channel.Homework Hotline allows grade school children
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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Cadet 1st Class Winston Sanks, U.S. Air Force Academy STEM outreach club, gives the thumbs up as he powers a rocket thruster. Cadets from the Academy conduct 20-25 STEM events each semester. Children and parents could visit nearly 30 booths to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in a fun, carnival-like environment Aug 23 at STEM Rocks!. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Jared Marquis) Children learn about science, technology, engineering, math at Peterson festival
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math projects brought hundreds of kids to Peterson Air and Space Museum for STEM Rocks! Aug. 23.Nearly 30 booths offered a wide variety of hands-on STEM activities, such as piloting a robot and launching homemade rockets.Army Staff Sgt. J.D. Seamons brought his children Hailey and Caleb to the event.Seamons said
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