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Cadets familiarize Boy Scouts with aviation maps during an aviation workshop at the Air Force Academy Dec. 7. Cadets hold 'awesome' Scout aviation workshop
Temperatures here never climbed above 10 degrees Dec. 7, but that didn't matter to young Cameron Baker, one of several Boy Scouts who attended an aviation workshop put together by cadets in Cadet Squadron 17.While most people remarked that it was cold outside, Baker "came back in and said it was awesome," his mother, Marge Baker, wrote in an email
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Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, his wife, Betty, and Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson, U.S. Air Force Academy superintendent, stand outside Mitchell Hall to observe cadet formation Oct. 28, 2013, Colorado Springs, Colo. Welsh, along with Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody, visited with cadets Oct. 28 and 29 prior to participating in Air Force senior leader meetings the remainder of the week.  In addition to hosting a cadet call, Welsh met with cadets over lunch and during several classroom visits and teamed with Cody to answer questions during “Stars and Chevrons,” a show on the cadet-run radio station, KAFA 97.7 FM. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Scott Ash) Welsh focuses on pride, people, respect during Academy visit
Air Force Academy cadets get so fired-up about their chief of staff they show up 15 minutes early and sit in the front row of Arnold Hall -- voluntarily.When Gen. Mark A Welsh III comes to talk, "people want to sit up front," said one cadet, who, with a group of friends from Cadet Squadron 22, turned the front row into Raptor Row.When Welsh stepped
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Cadets march in the Academy Acceptance Parade at Stillman Parade Field Aug. 6. These cadets took the Honor Oath after the parade to symbolize their formal acceptance into the Cadet Wing. Along with taking the oath upon acceptance, all cadets retake the oath at the begining of every school year. Final clause in cadet Honor Oath made optional
After reviewing the Cadet Honor Oath, and in the spirit of determining a way ahead that enables all to be true to their beliefs, the Air Force's Academy has decided to make the final clause optional."Here at the Academy, we work to build a culture of dignity and respect, and that respect includes the ability of our cadets, Airmen and civilian
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U.S. Air Force courtesy photo Academy's Uniform Board to discuss uniform changes
The Academy's Uniform Board is set to meet next month, where they plan to discuss changes to uniform wear for the entire Cadet Wing. Meeting twice a year, the Uniform Board addresses concerns from cadets about uniform wear and recommends changes based off of their input. "The board is truly an (Academy-wide) integrated and collaborative process,"
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Cadet 2nd Class Jeremy Snell launches the RQ-11 Raven, a small hand-launched remote-controlled unmanned aerial system, at the Stillman Parade Field. Cadets will soon become evaluators in the Academy's unmanned aerial system program. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Liz Copan) UAS program launches cadet leadership opportunities
Two Academy juniors will break ground for future cadets, leading and instructing Defense Department combat equipment on Academy soil.Cadets 2nd Class Cori Easter and Jacob Seabury will be the first cadet Small Unmanned Aircraft System Instructors and Evaluators in the Academy's UAS Airmanship program, allowing cadets to grow as leaders and aviators
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Cadet Candidate Ryan Kelly (right) receives the Senior Master Sgt. Margaret Barbour Frances Award from Tuskegee Airman Franklin J. Macon (middle) and Col. Kabrena Rodda at the Community Center Theater Sept. 26. The award is presented to a noncommissioned officer who has exhibited outstanding performance in both professional and community service. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Sam Lee) Cadet candidate wins award
Prep School Cadet Candidate Ryan Kelly was recognized as a 2013 Tuskegee Airmen Incorporated Military Award recipient for the Airmen category Sept. 26 during a Commander's Call at the Prep School.Academy Preparatory School Commander Col. Kabrena Rodda and Franklin Macon, a local Tuskegee Airman, presented the annual, Air Force-wide award to Kelly
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Supreme Court associate justice Sonia Sotomayor (right) poses with Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson during a visit to the Air Force Academy Aug. 29. Sotomayor held an open forum for approximately 50 cadets and 20 faculty members from the Academy's Law and Political Sciences Department to share her experiences about life as a justice on the nation's highest court. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Sarah Chambers) Supreme Court justice holds court at the Academy
U.S. Supreme Court associate justice Sonia Sotomayor held an open forum for approximately 50 cadets and 20 faculty members from the Academy's Law and Political Science Departments Thursday afternoon to share her experiences and field questions about life as a justice on the nation's highest court."The law, especially when you're practicing and a
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U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet 2nd Class Warren Saunders launches an RQ-11B Raven Small Unmanned Aircraft System during an initial qualification training course June 5, 2013 at Choctaw Airfield, Fla. The Raven is a lightweight, low-altitude SUAS, which can provide real-time imagery directly to the user. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Melanie Holochwost) Academy cadets learn to operate small unmanned aircraft
Eleven U.S. Air Force Academy cadets learned to operate RQ-11B Raven small unmanned aircraft systems during an initial qualification training course at Choctaw Airfield, Fla., June 3-14.The RQ-11B Raven is a lightweight and low-altitude, remotely piloted system that provides real-time imagery. Similar in size and shape to a baseball bat, Ravens are
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Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley delivers the commencement address at the Air Force Academy's Class of 2013 graduation ceremony May 29, 2013. Seated behind Donley are graduates from Cadet Squadron 22, which claimed the title of outstanding squadron for the third-straight year. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) Raptors 'three-peat' as Academy's outstanding squadron
Cadet Squadron 22's Raptors have upheld their reputation as being nothing less than outstanding.This year the squadron won Outstanding Squadron of the Year for a third consecutive year for outstanding achievements in the academic, military performance and athletic areas. CS 22 took first in the athletic and military categories and has occupied the
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(U.S. Air Force graphic, photo/Mike Kaplan) AF secretary to Class of 2013: Next chapter of your story begins today
A total of 1,024 cadets graduated from the Air Force Academy today following a commencement address by Secretary of the Air Force Mike Donley.Donley congratulated the graduates on overcoming the stringent physical and mental challenges they faced through their four-year Academy experiences."Getting into the Academy is a highly competitive and
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