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Cadet 1st Class Jordan Keefer, center, coordinates cadet efforts to defend their network during the National Security Agency's Cyber Defense Exercise April 17, 2012. The Air Force Academy team took first place in the competition, outscoring the other U.S. service academies as well as two post-graduate Air Force Institute of Technology teams. (U.S. Air Force photo/Raymond McCoy) Cyber warriors: Cadets shine in NSA competition
Cadet cyber warriors swept the virtual floor with the competition in the 12th annual Cyber Defense exercise April 16-20 here.The Cyber Defense Exercise is a network security competition where service academy cadets and Defense Department post-graduate students manage and defend computer networks and maintain services against simulated intrusions by
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Eleven cadets, shown in this group photo taken April 24, 2012, were recently selected for the Air Force Academy's inaugural Ambassadors of Inclusion program, which will give the cadets experience working for private companies around the world. The program aims to provide cadets with cultural adaptation and self-awareness skills as well as fundamental leadership competencies. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) Ambassadors, leaders: 11 cadets chosen for new diversity initiative
Academy cadets will experience national and organizational diversity in an authentic way this summer.Eleven cadets will travel to six different countries with the new Ambassadors of Inclusion program and work for top organizations, to learn cultural adaptation, self-awareness and fundamental competencies to prepare them for their careers in the Air
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Marion Blumenthal Lazan speaks to cadets in Mitchell Hall April 17, 2012, about her experiences during World War II in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, located in northwestern Germany. She told the audience, "I do recognize the importance of sharing that period of history because in a few short years, Holocaust survivors will no longer be able to give a firsthand account of it." (U.S. Air Force photo/Raymond McCoy) Holocaust survivor: 'You're the last generation that will hear from us'
To this day, 77 year-old Marion Blumenthal Lazan feels a strong sense of fear whenever she sees a German shephard. It takes her back to that cold, rainy night in 1944 when she arrived at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp at just 9 years old and was threatened along with thousands of other Jews by Nazi guards with vicious police dogs.Although it's
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Lt. Col Brad Roller explains the benefits of the new sailplane landing area from the control tower at the Air Force Academy March 20, 2012. Roller commands the 94th Flying Training Squadron, an Air Education and Training Command tenant unit here. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) 306th FTG unveils new sailplane landing area
Officials with the 306th Flying Training Group here unveiled a vast sailplane landing area made from artificial turf in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday.High winds cut the outdoor portion of the ceremony short but did not dampen officials' enthusiasm as they applauded the completion of the 1.35-million-square-foot landing area, which is one of the
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Parachutists with the Air Force Wings of Blue Parachute Competition Team attempt to set a three-point, 32-way college record during a jump competition over Eloy, Ariz. Wings of Blue teams won multiple medals at the competition, held Dec. 28, 2011 to Jan. 2, 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo/Lt. Col. Mike Love) Wings of Blue wins national championship, drops into bowl games
The Air Force Wings of Blue Parachute Team won the 2011 National Collegiate Parachuting Championships, held in Eloy, Ariz., Dec. 28-Jan. 2, and represented the U.S. Air Force at two nationally televised bowl games Dec. 30 and Jan. 4.Wings of Blue bowl game appearances included the Insight Bowl in Tempe, Ariz., and the Orange Bowl in Miami. Jumping
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A sailplane towed by a T-41 Mescalero soars above Colorado Springs in the direction of Pikes Peak. The U.S. Air Force Academy's soaring program gives cadets their first hands-on experience with flying aircraft. The 94th Flying Training Squadron conducts the training, flying more than 30,000 sorties per year. (U.S. Air Force photo/David Armer) Cadets soar into record books
The cadet cross-country soaring team here earned 26 Soaring Society of America flight badges in 2011 to capture the Robert B. Evans Trophy, beating Penn State University and Embry-Riddle University, which placed second and third, the SSA announced Dec. 30.This is the Academy's seventh-straight trophy and its 13th since 1995, said Mark Matticola,
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Cadet’s speak with U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Brian Mast in the rehabilitation room of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Bethesda. The Air Force Academy cheerleaders and a few football players went to WRNMMCB on 27 Dec. to meet with wounded warriors. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Leslie Finstein) Cadets visit wounded warriors
Sitting at tables, working with physical therapists, lifting weights, the wounded warriors worked out. Some were alone, while others had family around them. It's Dec. 27 and a quiet day at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Bethesda's rehabilitation facility. On this day, a few members of the Air Force Academy football team and the entire
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Air Force Academy Cadet 1st Class Zachary Crippen instructs a basic cadet to keep his eyes forward during the bus ride from Doolittle Hall to the Terrazzo June 25, 2011. Cadet Crippen is a cadre member assigned to Cadet Squadron 12. (U.S. Air Force photo/Megan Davis) Academy cadet receives Rhodes scholarship
The Cadet Wing's vice commander and a native of the Philadelphia area was announced as one of 32 American Rhodes scholars, The Rhodes Trust announced Nov. 19.Cadet 1st Class Zachary Crippen, of Bala Cynwyd, Pa., will likely leave for Oxford in September after graduating from the Air Force Academy in May with a Bachelor of Science degree in foreign
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An HH-60G Pave Hawk from the 66th Rescue Squadron out of Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., 58th Rescue Squadron out of Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. a geographically separated unit (GSU) of the 23d Wing at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., hovers as a simulated downed pilot is hoisted up during a personnel recovery demonstration for the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., Nov. 4, 2011. The demonstration consisted of multiple squadrons from the 23rd Wing working together to secure an area and retrieve the pilot. It took under two minutes for the team to secure, retrieve, and evacuate the downed pilot. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua J. Garcia/Released) Airmen from Moody AFB visit cadets
Airmen from the 23rd Wing at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., visited the cadets of Cadet Squadron 09 at the Air Force Academy Nov. 3-7 to provide mentorship and motivation.Because Moody AFB is CS 09's sponsor base, Airmen from the 23rd Wing regularly visit the Academy, and cadets frequently accompany 23rd Wing Airmen on tours of their base."We learn a
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Gen. Mark Welsh III speaks to Air Force Academy cadets in the Academy's Arnold Hall Theater Nov. 1, 2011. Welsh, the commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe and a 1976 Academy graduate, told cadets they would make a difference as Air Force officers and shared with them what the Air Force would expect after they graduated. (U.S. Air Force photo/Sarah Chambers) USAFE commander to cadets: Get ready
The commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe spoke with Air Force Academy cadets during a visit to the Academy Nov. 1.Gen. Mark Welsh stressed the importance of learning leadership skills while at the Academy and how cadets' experiences would prepare them for their Air Force careers and their lives."I'm always reminded of things I didn't appreciate
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