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Cadet 2nd Class Jessica Wong gathers boxed goods to prepare a food package during the Air Force Academy Cadet Interfaith Council's volunteer effort at the Care and Share Food Bank of Southern Colorado Aug. 27, 2011. The Interfaith Council began the monthly volunteer project as part of its plan to participate in the White House's Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge. Wong, one of the cadets on the Interfaith Council, is assigned to Cadet Squadron 18. (U.S. Air Force photo/Sarah Chambers) Academy to donate $1,200 to food bank
Air Force Academy chaplains and the Cadet Interfaith Council are scheduled to present a $1,200 check along with 125 cans of food to the Care and Share Food Bank of Southern Colorado at the food bank's site in Colorado Springs, Colo., Nov. 12 between 1 and 3 p.m.The donation comes from tithes and offerings gathered from the Catholic and Protestant
0 11/09
2011
Default Air Force Logo CS 05 cadet named among Hispanic engineer award winners
A cadet in Cadet Squadron 05 here was one of six Airmen recognized during the 23rd-annual Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., in October.Cadet 1st Class Eli Garduño was received a HENAAC Military Academy Cadet Role Model Award for academic excellence and dedicating his life to the service and defense
0 11/09
2011
From bottom: The Air Force Academy's basic, senior and master cyberwarfare badges. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Patrick Baldwin) Cadets receive master, senior cyberwarfare badges
The Academy's dean of the faculty presented the Air Force Academy's first senior and master cyberwarfare badges to nine cadets during a faculty council meeting here Sept. 26.Brig. Gen. Dana Born presented the wings to:- Cadet 1st Class Jordan Keefer, Cadet Squadron 37- Cadet 1st Class Chris Shields, CS 17- Cadet 1st Class Matthew Toussain, CS 17-
0 10/05
2011
From left: Cadet 2nd Class Josh Christman, Cadet 1st Class Chris Shields, Cadet 2nd Class Nathan Hart and Cadet 1st Class Jordan Keefer discuss buffer overflow exploits during a cyber competition team meeting in the Air Force Academy's Cyberwarfare Lab Oct. 3, 2011. The team placed third out of 45 U.S. undergraduate teams in a competition hosted by the New York University Polytechnic Institute Sept. 23-25. Keefer is the team's cadet in charge. (U.S. Air Force photo/Don Branum) Cadet cyber team competes on world stage
A team of eight cadets placed third among 45 U.S. undergraduate schools in the qualifying round of an online capture-the-flag competition Sept. 23-25 hosted by the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, making the team eligible for the finals in New York City next month.While "capture the flag" might evoke images of paintball or first-person
0 10/05
2011
Default Air Force Logo Fall Falcon Heritage Forum 'bumped up' to focus on 9/11 legacy
Cadets and faculty in charge of hosting the Fall 2011 Falcon Heritage Forum bumped up the schedule of events in order to facilitate speakers with a tie to the events of Sept. 11, 2001.The fall forums are generally held in October, but Cadet 1st Class Sydney Croxton, the cadet in charge of this fall's event, said the opportunity to talk about how
0 9/08
2011
David Russell III speaks with cadets and faculty members at the Air Force Academy's Falcon Heritage Forum Sept. 7, 2011. Russell, a fourth-generation firefighter, retired from the Fire Department of New York in November 2008 and retired from the New York Air National Guard as a technical sergeant in November 2005. He spent four straight days at ground zero after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and continued working at the site until March 30, 2002. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) 9/11 responders speak with Academy cadets, staff at Falcon Heritage Forum
Four individuals involved in the nation's response to the stunning terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, spoke to cadets and staff members here during a Falcon Heritage Forum panel Sept. 7.On the panel were Master Sgt. Brian Boisvert, Lt. Col. Timothy Conklin, retired Lt. Col. Francis Doiron and native New Yorker Charlie Kerrigan.Though a 50-minute
0 9/08
2011
Cadet 3rd Class Tirzah Prince gathers canned goods to make a box of food at the Care and Share Food Bank of Southern Colorado Aug. 27, 2011. Care and Share was founded approximately 35 years ago and distributed approximately 18.5 million pounds of food throughout Southern Colorado in its 2010 fiscal year. Prince is assigned to Cadet Squadron 29. (U.S. Air Force photo/Sarah Chambers) AFA's Cadet Interfaith Council accepts president's community service challenge
The Cadet Interfaith Council here kicked off an outreach partnership with a Colorado Springs food bank Saturday, answering President Barack Obama's challenge to colleges to become involved in interfaith cooperation and community service.Council members and chaplains spent two hours at Care and Share Food Bank of Southern Colorado packing and
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2011
Members of the Air Force Academy's Class of 1975 congratulate cadets in the Class of 2015 on their formal acceptance into the Cadet Wing during the Acceptance Day Parade Aug. 3, 2011. The Class of 1975 is the legacy class for the new freshmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Megan Davis) Cadet Wing accepts Class of 2015
The Air Force Academy's Cadet Wing formally absorbed the Class of 2015 into its fold during the annual Acceptance Day Parade here Aug. 3.During the ceremony, basic cadets received copies of "Contrails" from their legacy class, the Class of 1975. They swore the Academy's Honor Oath before exchanging their gold baseball caps for Airman Battle Uniform
0 8/04
2011
Upperclass Cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy have the opportunity to spend one of their summer sessions in Cyber 256, Basic Cyber Operations, a new course that rounds out the training regimen designed to fit the Air Force mission of fighting and winning in air, space and cyberspace. The course is intended to spark cadets’ interest in pursuing more in-depth work in computer science.    (U.S. Air Force Photo/Raymond McCoy) Cadets study art of cyber warfare
Rising sophomores at the Air Force Academy might compile a "things I did this summer" list that looks a little something like this:Deployment exercise, check. Piloted an airplane, check. Trained by the Air Force to be computer hacker, check.That last one is not a joke. Thanks to a newly introduced summer course called Cyber 256, Basic Cyber
0 7/20
2011
Cadet Daniel Brand fights off two attackers during a baton training drill with the 380th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron. Brand is here as part of Operation Air Force-Deployed, a program designed to give cadets a firsthand view of a deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Chance Babin) Cadets gain insight into security forces mission in Southwest Asia
For a group of Air Force Academy cadets visiting the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia, a training day with security forces proved both exhausting and informative.The cadets, here as part of Operation Air Force-Deployed, a program designed to give cadets a firsthand view of a deployment, performed baton training with the cops of the
0 7/19
2011
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