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Cadet 3rd Class Zachary Madison (right) and Cadet 1st Class Ramon Villanueva take part in the National Security Agency’s Cyber Defense Exercise April 16. The exercise, which took place April 16-18, tested competitors' ability to defend a fully functioning computer network from attack. (U.S. Air Force photo/Sarah Chambers) Cadets win 2nd-straight NSA Cyber Defense Exercise
The Air Force Academy Cyber Team won the National Security Agency's Cyber Defense Exercise, held April 16-18, for the second year in a row, outscoring teams from other military academies in the U.S. and Canada. The 13th annual inter-service Cyber Defense Exercise is a large-scale computer network defense competition designed to test a cyber team's
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EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Col. Bill Thornton, former 46th Operations Group commander, takes a look a the damage a bird did to the F-16 Falcon aircraft he flew during his fini flight as a commander here. Wildlife biologists with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services are tasked with implementing the Bird and Wildlife Aircraft Strike Hazard program. Colonel Thornton is currently the 412th Test Wing commander at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo) Cadets work to decrease bird strikes
A group of Academy cadets is working to put a dent in bird strikes, directly linked to the deaths of 250 people in 25 years and the cause of more than $700 million in damage to U.S. and military-owned aircraft annually. "The impetus behind this capstone course is the devastating cost of damage to aircraft from bird strikes," said systems
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The Cirrus Aircraft T-53A is a small, single engine aircraft at the Academy that replaced the fleet of Diamond DA-40 T-52s in the spring of 2012. It is slightly larger than the T-52 and has a slightly higher horsepower engine. It provides exposure to powered flight and gives cadets the opportunity to solo. (U.S. Air Force photo) Academy moves powered-flight airspace to avoid conflict
Go East, young man. That's not quite the same advice offered to 19th-century settlers moving to Colorado, but none of them had to fly in airspace shared by two major airports.New training areas for the Air Force Academy's powered flight airmanship program took effect in December, moving operations several miles east of the previous areas.The
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Default Air Force Logo Cadet Wing honor chairman steps down
The Air Force Academy's Cadet Wing honor chairman informed the wing Jan. 29 that he had resigned his chair.Cadet 1st Class Derek Travis said in his letter to the Cadet Wing that his invitation for some cadets to attend a recent wing honor board led to potential perceptions of a breach in the system's integrity.Cadet 1st Class Zach Tully, the
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President Barack Obama, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh III and Vice President Joe Biden (top right) recognize Cadet Squadron 22 as it marches during the 57th inaugural parade Jan. 21, 2013. The armed forces have participated in inaugurations since George Washington was sworn in April 30, 1789. (U.S. Air Force photo/Elizabeth Andrews) Academy cadets march in 57th inaugural parade
Cadets with the Air Force Academy's outstanding cadet squadron of 2012 marched down the streets of Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington Jan. 21 as part of the 57th Inauguration Parade, honoring the swearing-in of President Barack Obama.The Raptors of Cadet Squadron 22 were greeted by hundreds of thousands of spectators as they merged onto the 1.5-mile
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Default Air Force Logo Wings of Blue wins 46 medals at national competition
The Wings of Blue Air Force Parachute Team won 46 medals and set five national collegiate records at the National Collegiate Parachute Competition here Jan. 2.Wings of Blue skydivers took home 13 gold, 18 silver and 15 bronze medals at the competition, held from Dec. 2 to Jan. 2. The Air Force Legacy team set a record for most points ever scored in
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Air Force football players David Lore, Zach Hoffman and Troy Timmerman talk with and autograph a football for a patient at the Cooks Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas, Dec. 27, 2012. Lore is a starter at guard and a backup center; Hoffman is a punter, and Timmerman is a defensive lineman. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Van Winkle) Falcons visit Fort Worth children's hospital
Air Force Academy cheerleaders and football players helped spread some holiday cheer with patients and their families at Cooks Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth Dec. 27.The Academy cadets, in town for the Armed Forces Bowl, took time out of their bowl game preparations and holiday vacations to visit the children's hospital in central Fort
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From left to right: Cadets 1st Class Jonathan Yi, Erik Soderberg, Connor Dietz and Raymond Crone III receive their diplomas in a winter graduation ceremony held Wednesday in Arnold Hall. Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike Gould encouraged the newly commissioned officers to strive to be leaders of vision and character. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) 4 cadets graduate in winter ceremony
Four cadets joined the Long Blue Line when they graduated from the Air Force Academy in a winter graduation ceremony held Wednesday at Arnold Hall.At the ceremony, Raymond Crone III, Connor Dietz, Erik Soderberg and Jonathan Yi received their diplomas and were commissioned as second lieutenants.Speaking directly to the graduates, Academy
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Air Force Academy cadets fly in a TG-15A glider over Colorado Springs, Colo., Feb. 23, 2010. Cadets typically fly 10-15 training sorties in the TG-15A and undergo 50-hour cross-country upgrade training before they can fly cross-country solo in the TG-15B. The 94th Flying Training Squadron conducts more than 30,000 sorties per year in support of the Academy Soaring Program. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel Bendet) Cadets soar to 8th straight national championship
Air Force Academy cadets soared to their eighth-straight national sailplane racing championship, earning the Collegiate Soaring Association's Robert B. Evans trophy for the 14th time in 18 years, the Soaring Society of America announced Dec. 5.This year's team posted more miles than any other in Academy history with more than 30,700 miles, nearly
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Default Air Force Logo Paramedics stress need for SAFE driving
Every 12 minutes, someone dies by the number one non-combat killer in the U.S., a car accident, according to statistics presented in a Stay Alive from Education briefing Nov. 15 at Arnold Hall. Cadets viewed graphic photos, videos and role-playing in a "Street Smart" presentation led by two Orlando firefighter paramedics, Joe McCluan and Scott
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