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Default Air Force Logo Operation Air Force: Cadets take trial runs at Aviano AB
Eight cadets recently visited Aviano Air Base, Italy, recently as part of Operation Air Force, a program designed to give cadets operational Air Force experience.In Operation Air Force, rising juniors and seniors spend nearly three weeks at an Air Force base to shadow active-duty personnel in different career fields to learn about the operational
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Cadet 1st Class Jordan Wittman, United States Air Force Academy Cadet Squadron 30, helps Staff Sgt. Matthew Jones lay out bare pallets on the assembly line at the U.S. Army Riggers detachment. Cadet Wittman is here on Deployed Ops, a summer program which sends Academy cadets to deployed locations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Cadet 1st Class Shaina Thompson) Cadets get taste of deployed life
Approximately 60 Air Force Academy cadets hit the ground in Southwest Asia June 18, seeing deployed operations firsthand and meeting deployed Airmen.Cadets may participate in Operations Air Force between their sophomore and junior years at the Academy.The program sends groups of cadets to Air Force bases for three weeks, where they follow officers
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Falcons offensive linemen build their strength and endurance during practice at the Air Force Academy Athletic Fields Aug. 3, 2010. The previous season's offensive lineman graduated in May, but Air Force football head coach Troy Calhoun said he is confident in the new line's motivation and expertise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rachel Boettcher) Falcons football tops MWC in academics
The Air Force Academy football team's Academic Progress Rate score of 978 for the 2009-10 academic year is the best in the Mountain West Conference for its sport according to data released May 24 by the NCAA. The Falcons were followed by Texas Christian University with 972 and Utah with 956.The Air Force football program, along with women's cross
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Cadet 1st Class Hal Schmidt (center) takes the Air Force Academy superintendent's seat at the invitation of Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike Gould (standing) during a meeting of the Academy Board May 20, 2011. Cadet Schmidt was selected by the Academy Board as the top graduate for the Class of 2011 based on his academic, military and physical fitness accomplishments. 

Also pictured are, from left: Col. Paul Pirog, permanent professor for the Department of Law; Col. Mark Wells, permanent professor for the Department of History; Brig. Gen. Dana Born, the dean of the faculty; Col. Tamra Rank, the vice superintendent; Brig. Gen. Richard Clark, the commandant of cadets; Dr. Hans Mueh, the director of athletics; Col. John Andrew, permanent professor for the Department of Mathematical Sciences; Col. Neal Barlow, permanent professor for the Department of Aeronautics; and Col. Richard Anderson, the vice commandant. (U.S. Air Force photo/Don Branum) Academy Board names Class of 2011 top graduate
A native of Cody, Wyo., assigned to Cadet Squadron 22 was selected as the top graduate for the Class of 2011 by the Air Force Academy Board Friday.Cadet 1st Class Hal Schmidt Jr. received the honor after scoring the maximums on both the athletic and physical fitness tests, earning the No. 1 military performance average among the graduating class of
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Cadet 2nd Class Mathew Bell suits up for the firefighters physical training challenge.
 U. S. Air Force Academy cadets participated in field training with 51st Civil Engineer firefighters at Osan Air Base May 18. Cadets become firefighters for day at Osan
Cadets from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., joined the 51st Fighter Wing's own "Fire Dawgs" for a day here May 19.Field training is, in most cases, a cadet's first exposure to a working Air Force environment. The majority of the cadets who visited are currently majoring in civil engineering, some with a double major to
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Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz presents the 2010 U.S. Air Force Cadet of the Year award to Air Force Academy Cadet Christopher J. McCool during a ceremony May 12, 2011, at the Pentagon. Cadet McCool earned the honor for demonstrated excellence in military skill, academics and athletics in an Air Force commissioning program. (U.S. Air Force photo/Andy Morataya) Cadet receives Millenium Sword of Friendship award
The newest name engraved on the Millennium Sword of Friendship in the Pentagon is that of a student at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., who was presented with the 2010 U.S. Air Force Cadet of the Year Award here May 12.During a ceremony hosted by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz, Cadet 1st Class Christopher J.
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Members of the Air Force Sandhurst team try to flip a large tire across roughly 50 yards during the Sandhurst Competition Saturday, April 16, 2011 at the U.S. Military Academy, N.Y.  The competition requires each team to perform a series of challenging military tasks along a 7-mile route, and compete in a marksmanship competition.  The team only had a rough idea of what to train for as most of the challenges were kept secret until the day of the event.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Raymond Hoy) Sandhurst: The ultimate combination of brains and brawn
The team first takes down multiple adversaries while defending its position, traverses difficult terrain, then constructs a rope bridge to cross frigid waters. Next, team members render aid to a downed Army unit with multiple injuries before charging forward to complete their mission. And they did it all in around three hours.No, this isn't some
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Cadet 1st Class Joseph Cortez, Cadet Squadron 25, assists World War II veteran Fred Linke during their visit to the U.S. capital April 7-9. (U.S. Air Force Photo) Falcon Heritage Forum hits the road
Ten Air Force Academy cadets had the opportunity to walk through history with World War II veterans in the nation's capital April 7-9, as part of the Falcon Heritage Forum.The forum is hosted by the Center for Character and Leadership Development and historically provides cadets a chance to interact directly with veterans from various backgrounds.
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Cadet 4th Class Anthony Canino, left, and Cadet 2nd Class Matthew Toussain discuss network defenses during a National Collegiate Cyber Defense "At Large" regional competition at the Air Force Academy March 6, 2011. The Air Force Academy took first place in the regional event and will compete in nationals April 8-10. Cadet Canino is assigned to Cadet Squadron 12, and Cadet Toussain is assigned to CS 17. (courtesy photo/Jeff Scaparra) Cadets take 1st place in regional cyber competition
Cadets from the Academy's department of computer science took first place at the National Collegiate Cyber Defense "At Large" Regional Competition March 5-6. The win qualifies the Academy's cyber team for the national competition in San Antonio April 8-10.The Academy team competed against seven other teams from the University of Hawaii, University
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Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta addresses the Air Force Academy Cadet Wing and guests during his keynote speech at the National Character and Leadership Symposium in Arnold Hall Feb. 24, 2011. Sergeant Guinta, the first living Medal of Honor recipient since the Vietnam War, was one of three Medal recipients to speak at the Center for Character and Leadership Development's keystone event. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dennis Rogers) Medal of Honor recipient inspires with 'average' story
He just wanted a free T-shirt, but 7½ years and a Medal of Honor later, he found himself visiting the Air Force Academy with an uncommon message for cadets: being average.Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta spoke to cadets and faculty here during his visit to participate in the 2011 National Character and Leadership Symposium Feb. 24-25.Serving on
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