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Marine Gen. James Cartwright speaks to cadets during the 2009 Academy Assembly at the U.S. Air Force Academy's Arnold Hall Theater Oct. 8, 2009. General Cartwright is the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rachel Boettcher) Academy Assembly guests discuss bridging war, peace
During his keynote address for the 2009 Academy Assembly, Marine Gen. James Cartwright, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told Class of 2010 cadets here that their education will not end at graduation. "The world demands more education today," he said. "This is the beginning, not the end." This year's Assembly, held Oct. 6-9, focused on
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Cadet 2nd Class Matthew Frey, Cadets 3rd Class Dmytro Pichkur and Josh Wilson and Cadet 1st Class Spencer Bell tow an airplane to a staging area during the National Intercollegiate Flying Association's Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., Oct. 7, 2009. The Academy team took first place at the event, and Cadet Bell was named the top pilot. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rachel Boettcher) Academy flying team wins safety competition
Colorado's quirky fall weather may have stalled some events a bit but it didn't stop the Academy from hosting District 1 competition of the National Intercollegiate Flying Association's Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference. "Weather has been a problem, but overall, we've been very competitive," said Cadet 1st Class Spencer Bell, captain of the
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Brig. Gen. Samuel Cox poses for a photo with Cadets 2nd Class Bryan Koenig, Derrick Rowe and Alan Foote after presenting the cadets with Air Force Commendation Medals in Mitchell Hall Monday.The cadets, along with Cadet 1st Class Benjamin Garoutte, swam to the aid of three Panamanians at risk of drowning during a cultural immersion trip to Panama City in June. (U.S. Air Force photo/Bill Evans) Life-saving cadets receive commendation medals
Six cadets received Air Force Commendation Medals during the noon meal Monday for actions that saved the lives of a man in Salt Lake City Jan. 18 and three Panamanian citizens June 13. Second Lt. Christopher Tulk, Cadet 1st Class Benjamin Garoutte and Joshua Lapso, and Cadets 2nd Class Alan Foote, Bryan Koenig and Derrick Rowe were recognized for
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Default Air Force Logo Forum gives cadets inside look at pilot training
Cadets with their eyes on the wild blue yonder after graduation are getting a glimpse of flying education through Cadet Aviation Forums. The first forum this year, held Sept. 25, will be repeated in the spring. "Our purpose is to inform cadets on the latest pilot training information," said Lt. Col. Chris Foster with the 306th Flying Training Group
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Pat O'Grady from InStar Engineering and Eric Ehrbar from Busek Inc. confirm FalconSAT-5's fit check with its main payload, the Space Plasma Characterization Source, at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., Sept. 28, 2009. FalconSAT-5 is an $11-million program sponsored by the Air Force Research Laboratory, headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Steve Hart) FalconSAT-5 receives main payload, nears completion
The Air Force Academy's newest cadet-built satellite, FalconSAT-5, is nearing completion in the Astronautics Laboratory here, highlighted by the Sept. 25 arrival of the satellite's main payload, the Space Plasma Characterization Source. When Space Plasma Characterization Source -- better known as SPCS -- integration is complete, FalconSAT-5 will
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Atmospheric Neutral Density Experiment 2 is released from the Space Shuttle Discovery's payload bay by STS-127 crewmembers July 30, 2009. ANDE-2 consists of two spherical microsatellites, named Castor and Pollux, that will measure density and composition of the low-Earth orbit atmosphere while being tracked from the ground. The satellites' mission payload includes a plasma sensor called the Integrated Miniaturized Electrostatic Analyzer, which was developed by the U.S. Air Force Academy's Physics Department. (NASA photo) Academy physics payload conducts experiments in low-Earth orbit
An Academy physics experiment recently went to work in space aboard a Navy microsatellite. The experiment was created by the Space Physics and Atmospheric Research Center, better known as SPARC, in the Academy's Department of Physics. It went into space Aug. 6 aboard the Naval Research Laboratory's Atmospheric Neutral Density Experiment 2, better
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Default Air Force Logo 11 cadets join Academy's Aces Club
The newest members of the Academy's Aces Club were honored with a dinner and reception hosted by the Dean of Faculty at the Dean's Heritage House Sept. 1. Eleven cadets from the student population of more than 4,400 earned a 4.0 GPA, earning them face time with Lt. Gen. Michael Gould, Brig. Gen. Dana Born and other senior Academy leaders. "This is
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Physics instructor Capt. Paul Homan briefs cadets about the weather sphere during Majors Night Sept. 9, 2009. The sphere emulates how waves propagate through the atmosphere much the same way they do through the ocean. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) Doolies engage faculty at Majors Night
Cadets with the Class of 2013 converged upon the second floor of Fairchild Hall for Majors Night Sept. 9. The goal of Majors Night is to excite cadets about the quest for knowledge in a field of their choice, said Maj. Mackie Wilks from the Academy Office of the Registrar. Academy educators and cadet role models shared their life experiences and
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Default Air Force Logo Academy, MIT announce new scholarship
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Graduate School of Engineering and Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, in cooperation with the Air Force Space Command's Space and Missile Systems Center, announced two new fully funded graduate scholarships for graduates of the FalconSAT program July 16 at the Air Force Academy. Cadets in the
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U.S. Air Force Academy Cadets 2nd Class Jeffrey Nakayama and Rupert Domingo inspect a Viking 300 unmanned aircraft vehicle before launch from Camp Red Devil July 20 at Fort Carson, Colo. The Academy's new UAS training is designed to encourage cadets to serve as UAS leaders after graduation. The Viking 300 weighs between 200 and 300 pounds and has a top speed of 100 knots, with a cruising speed of 55 knots. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ann Patton) UAS now in Academy curriculum
The Air Force Academy is forging ahead with the integration of unmanned aerial systems into its curriculum. It is the only service Academy to date to do so. "The Air Force has made Unmanned Aerial Systems a priority for our service, and the value of these capabilities is evidenced on a daily basis in Iraq and Afghanistan," said Academy
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