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Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Carrol H. "Howie" Chandler speaks with first-class cadets at the Air Force Academy during an informal session in Fairchild Hall on Nov. 12, 2010. General Chandler is a 1974 graduate of the Academy. (U.S. Air Force photo/Bill Evans) Advice from the vice: Gen. Chandler offers insights to cadets
The Air Force vice chief of staff visited the Air Force Academy Nov. 12 to share some of his leadership experience with first-class cadets.Gen. Carrol H. "Howie" Chandler opened with a brief discussion of the Air Force's role in providing global vigilance, reach and power for the United States, then offered some tips to the soon-to-be officers in
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Cadet 2nd Class Clayton Schmitt, standing, listens to a judge's remarks during a mock trial at the Air Force Academy Oct. 17, 2010. Cadet Schmitt was part of the Academy's "New Kids on the Block" mock trial team, which also included, clockwise from bottom right: Cadets 3rd Class Jessica Norrington, Max Stanley and Brett Teague, Cadet 2nd Clsas Diana Bennett (seated behind Cadet Schmitt), Cadet 3rd Class Josh Williams and Cadet 4th Class Melanie Daugherty. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) Academy hosts mock trial competition
There were lawyers aplenty as a lawsuit against a toy company went to trial - repeatedly - at the Air Force Academy last weekend.In the end, there were no jury verdicts and no damage awards, just awards and rounds of applause. Only school pride and personal accomplishment were at stake at the Academy's inaugural Thunderbird Invitational Mock Trial
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From right: Dr. Margit Muller shows Cadet 2nd Class Michael O'Kelley and Cadet 3rd Class Paul McArthur a falcon undergoing a surgical procedure at a falcon hospital in the United Arab Emirates Sept. 23, 2010. Cadets with the Falconry Club visited the UAE to learn about differences between Air Force Academy and Middle Eastern falconry. (U.S. Air Force photo) Cadets participate in international falconry exhibition
Two cadets represented the Air Force Academy at the eighth annual Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition Sept. 22-25 in the United Arab Emirates.Cadet 2nd Class Michael O'Kelley and Cadet 3rd Class Paul McArthur visited the Middle East after receiving a cultural exchange invite from the U.S. Embassy to strengthen bonds with the
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2010
Cadet 3rd Class Neil Corran provides security for the Ironman Triathlon in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, Oct. 9, 2010. Cadet Corran was one of 36 members of Cadet Squadron 04 who volunteered for the event as the squadron's Fall 2010 Cadet Service Learning project. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Raymond Hoy) Cadet Squadron 04 completes Cadet Service Learning at Ironman
Cadets with the Air Force Academy's Cadet Squadron 04 completed their Cadet Service Learning project through serving as security guards during the Ironman World Championship triathlon Saturday.Thirty-six cadets made the trip along with three of the squadron's leaders to complete the unit's project for the semester. "Each squadron does a Cadet
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2010
The Wings of Blue Air Force Parachute Demonstration Team won the U.S. Parachute Association National Skydiving Championships in Ottawa, Ill., Sept. 11-12. Pictured, left to right, are (first row): Cadets 1st Class Zoe Kotnik, Kyle Yohe, Eric Wallace, Josh LeMair, (second row) Kyle Tomaszewski, Alex Meyer, Nolan Sweeney and Mike Walker. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) Wings of Blue wins 1st national title
The Wings of Blue Air Force Parachute Team soared to victory Sept. 11-12 at the U.S. Parachute Association National Skydiving Championships in Ottawa, Ill. This is the first victory for Wings of Blue at a USPA competition, said Lt. Col. Mike Love, commander of the 98th Flying Training Squadron.Wings of Blue fielded two teams, Air Force Impulse and
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Cadet 1st Class Eric Prince, left, and Cadet 2nd Class Rachel Reeder, right, sit next to Lt. Gen. Mike Gould during a dinner for Aces List recipients at the Air Force Academy Sept. 9, 2010. The Aces List comprises cadets who maintained a 4.0 grade point average during the previous semester. General Gould is the Academy superintendent. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rachel Boettcher) Newest Aces honored at Heritage House
Thirteen cadets were recognized at the Dean's Heritage House here Sept. 9 for achieving perfect 4.0 academic GPAs during the Spring 2010 semester.The Fall 2010 Aces List includes nine second-class cadets as well as two third-class cadets and one cadet each from the classes of 2010 and 2011.Four of the cadets in attendance were double Aces: Cadet
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Cadets with the Air Force Academy Class of 2014 swear their oaths of office during the Academy's Acceptance Day ceremony Aug. 4, 2010. Acceptance marks the Class of 2014's transition out of Basic Cadet Training and into the Cadet Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) Cadet Wing accepts Class of 2014
The basics are gone. Today, there are only cadets.The Air Force Academy, including graduates of the Class of 1974, welcomed the Class of 2014 into the Cadet Wing Wednesday morning in a ceremony at the Stillman Parade Field.Retired Maj. Gen. Ron Sega represented the Class of '74, which is the partner class and legacy class to the newly minted
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Lt. Col. Scott Drinkard, a member of the Wings of Blue Air Force Parachute Demonstration Team, takes a look outside a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter after lifting off here July 25, 2010. The Wings of Blue traveled to Fort A.P. Hill, Va., from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., to jump into the 2010 National Boy Scout Jamboree. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Senior Airman Andrew Lee) Cadets support National Scout Jamboree
From opening ceremonies to merit badges to showing off the school mascot, Air Force Academy cadets played a significant part in the National Boy Scout Jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., July 26 through Aug. 4.The Wings of Blue Air Force Parachute Demonstration Team helped open the 100th anniversary celebration of the Boy Scouts of America by dropping
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2010
KAFA is the official radio station of the U.S. Air Force Academy. It broadcasts in Colorado Springs at 97.7 FM and online at http://www.usafa.org/KAFA.aspx. (U.S. Air Force photo) Changes in the air for KAFA FM
Big things are in the works for the Air Force Academy radio station, KAFA 97.7 FM.For one, a request for an increase in wattage is in the pipeline and appears likely to be approved. That would boost the station's power from 20 watts to 100 watts, which is what its current license allows."KAFA is currently looking at ways to increase our signal
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Basic Cadet Alexander Pecci III crawls through an obstacle at the Leadership Reaction Course in Jacks Valley during Basic Cadet Training at the U.S. Air Force Academy July 16, 2010. The Leadership Reaction Course teaches basic cadets group and individual problem solving and effective leadership by having them work through 15 obstacles of varying difficulty. (U.S. Air Force photo/J. Rachel Spencer) Photo Essay: Class of 2014 navigates Leadership Course
Basic cadets with the Air Force Academy's Class of 2014 navigated the Leadership Reaction Course in Jacks Valley July 16 as part of their second phase of Basic Cadet Training.The basic cadets will be sworn in as freshmen Aug. 4 and will begin classes Aug. 5.View the slideshow.
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