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The Class of 2016 committed to the Air Force Academy and the Air Force at a dinner Aug. 12. The commitment dinner tradition was established as a formal ceremony to recognize renewed commitment to the Armed Forces. (U.S. Air Force photo/Liz Copan) Cadets commit to the Academy, Air Force
During the Class of 2016 commitment dinner Tuesday night at Mitchell Hall, guest speaker Capt. Dana Pounds-Lyon challenged cadets to take their seven year Air Force commitment seriously and to understand the sacrifice inherent in serving a higher cause.Pounds-Lyon, a 2006 Academy graduate and coach for the track team here, spoke to over 1,000
0 8/14
2014
Approximately 2,000 Falcon football fans got the opportunity to get up close and personal with the team during the seventh annual Falcon Football Fan Day Aug. 9 at Falcon Stadium. Attendees of the event not only got to watch the practice, but enjoyed locker room tours, an inflatable fun zone, live music from the U.S. Air Force Academy Band, cheer and dance performances, and autographs with the team. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Heather Stanton) Falcon football holds Fan Day
Falcon football fans got the opportunity to get up close and personal with the team during the seventh annual Falcon Football Fan Day Aug. 9 at Falcon Stadium.Approximately 2,000 fans came out to watch the team practice and interact with the team."Fan Day is a community event that Air Force football does as the season gets closer for the local
0 8/11
2014
Academy chaplains and local representatives of various faith groups attended Special Program in Religious Education training Aug. 4 at the Sijan Hall Oasis to help encourage religious respect and allow cadets to freely exercise their faith. (U.S. Air Force photo) SPIRE volunteers attend leadership training
Academy chaplains and local representatives of various faith groups attended Special Program in Religious Education training Aug. 4 at the Sijan Hall Oasis to help encourage religious respect and allow cadets to freely exercise their faith.About 60 volunteers from Buddhist, Earth-Centered, Greek Orthodox, Jewish, Latter Day Saints, Catholic and
0 8/07
2014
The Class of 2018 joined the ranks of the Cadet Wing Aug. 5, when basic cadets transitioned to Cadets 4th Class or “doolies” during the Acceptance Parade at the Academy’s Stillman Field. (U.S. Air Force photo/Bill Evans) Class of 2018 finishes BCT with Acceptance Day Parade
The Class of 2018 joined the ranks of the Cadet Wing this morning, when basic cadets transitioned to Cadets 4th Class or "doolies" during the Acceptance Parade at the Academy's Stillman Field.One thousand one hundred and forty-seven basics completed five weeks of mental and physical training, where many had their first military experiences."This is
0 8/05
2014
U.S. Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle D. Johnson speaks to Academy Airmen at a Superintendent's Call Jan. 7 at the Arnold Hall Theatre. At the event, the general spoke on how the Academy can maintain it's leading edge in an era of fiscal constraints and other challenges./U.S. Air Force photo by Elizabeth Copan Superintendent addresses upper-class cadets as academic year starts
Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle D. Johnson met with cadets in the classes of 2015 and 2016, Aug. 4, to welcome them back to the Academy and to discuss how the Academy's leaders intend to make the Academy experience more meaningful in the coming academic years."You guys are the officers and senior NCOs of the cadet wing," Johnson
0 8/04
2014
Since early June, summer Airmanship training here has been in full swing, allowing 935 cadets to get experience in soaring, powered flight and parachute operations. Summer flying programs achieving success despite thunderstorms, setbacks
Since early June, summer Airmanship training here has been in full swing, allowing 935 cadets to get experience in soaring, powered flight and parachute operations.Under the 306th Flying Training Group, the course completion rate for the Academy's soaring program is near 100 percent, and its number of cadet instructor pilots is at a record high.
0 7/31
2014
Col. Dale Holland, Academy vice commandant, shared the Academy's take on character and leadership development with federal law enforcement executives Tuesday at Arnold Hall to inspire them to lead and lift others and enhance mission success. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jason Gutierrez) USAFA hosts leadership roundtable with ATF
The Academy shared its take on character and leadership development with federal law enforcement executives Tuesday at Arnold Hall to inspire them to lead and lift others and enhance mission success. Center for Character and Leadership Development officials hosted a round table discussion with over 50 special agents in charge and directors from the
0 7/30
2014
U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Marcus Penner analyzes the gas output of an anaerobic digester at the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Readiness Directorate at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., recently. Penner worked with AFCEC scientists during a six-week research project to develop a system to break down food waste to produce methane gas. Methane could potentially be burned for heat or to generate electricity at expeditionary bases. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Burt/Released) Air Force cadet learns messy side of waste-to-energy research
It's been described as a 200-gallon cow's stomach, and for Air Force Academy cadet Marcus Penner it's been a big part of his summer break.For six weeks, Penner, a biology major and senior at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., worked alongside scientists at the Air Force Civil Engineer Center's Readiness Directorate at Tyndall. The
0 7/25
2014
Basic cadets from the Class of 2018 are addressed by cadet cadre as they stand in formation on "the footsteps" outside of the Core Values Ramp during Inprocessing Day here June 26. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Sarah Chambers) Class of 2018 reports for duty: More than 1,200 USAFA appointees begin Basic Cadet Training
Approximately 1,200 Academy appointees and their parents swarmed Doolittle Hall Thursday before exchanging hugs and parting ways as the Class of 2018 took its first steps to becoming cadets and Air Force leaders.Emotions ran high as parents wished their sons and daughters farewell and watched as they loaded onto buses to begin their Basic Cadet
0 6/26
2014
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Academy cadets, senior leaders and local veterans gathered to pay respect to 647 flags that needed to be retired from service during the Academy's first flag retirement ceremony May 22 on the Terrazzo. The Cadet Honor Guard saluted and properly disposed old, tattered flags donated by the American Legion, Colorado Springs and USAFA communities in a
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2014
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