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Default Air Force Logo Storm makes way across state, Academy officials call for late-reporting Dec. 15
The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for El Paso County at 3:10 p.m. Dec. 14 due to a strong Pacific storm making its way across the state that's expected to bring heavy snow, high winds and icy roads to the region.The NWS will keep the warning in place until noon, Dec. 15, and predicts that eight to 12 inches of snow will
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2015
Military and civilian law enforcement members, including Academy Airmen, ride toward the Cadet Chapel March 22 during the 2014 National Police Week Motorcycle Run. The event was designed to show respect for law enforcement officials across the country who have died in the line of duty. (Sarah Chambers/U.S. Air Force photo) Safety office to hold motorcycle briefing March 23
The Air Force Academy Safety Office will hold a motorcycle safety event at the Community Center March 23 starting at 9:30 a.m.The event is mandatory for all military personnel who own or operate a motorcycle and highly encouraged for civilians who wish to ride, said Col. Kenneth Lamberth, the Academy's vice superintendent.Riding is inherently more
0 3/20
2015
Firefighters with the 10th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department, as well as neighboring fire departments in Colorado Springs participated in a two-day live-fire exercise in Pine Valley housing here. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jason Gutierrez) 10th CES firefighters get into the heat
A crowd of firemen sat patiently on the soft earth surrounding a house in Pine Valley housing here Aug. 14. Smoke billowed from the wide open front doors, and flames could be seen arching up through a hole in the foundation, but no one moved to stop it. Despite the soft drops of rain falling from the gray sky overhead, the firefighters seemed
0 8/15
2014
Bears like the one pictured here frequent the Air Force Academy's wilderness areas. The Academy Natural Resources office advises hikers to use caution when they spot bears: don't move quickly or make loud noises and give the bear space. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) Spring sees rise in bear sightings
A recent rise in bear sightings at the Academy can be stopped if families living in base housing took a few precautions, an installation official said. "Nothing makes a hungry bear happier than finding open trash can in base housing, but consuming garbage and human food has the potential to kill these roving omnivores," said Brian Mihlbachler, the
0 6/16
2014
Members from the U.S. Air Force Academy, Schriever Air Force Base and Peterson AFB discuss the current scenario with Douglas Kahn, a Federal Emergancy Management Agency instructor, during the final day of a four-day course used to train and test a communities preparedness March 22. Numerous Colorado Springs city and El Paso county departments convened in Colorado Springs for a four-day integrated emergency management course that culminated in testing the communities response to multiple and varied accidents and incidents during an exercise. USAFA, city combines for joint FEMA exercise
First responders from the Academy, Colorado Springs and El Paso County convened in Colorado Springs late last month for a four-day emergency management course tailored to meet the emergency management needs of the community.The Federal Emergency Management Agency-training included several scenarios: a commercial airplane crash outside of an
0 4/03
2014
An ominous cloud of smoke from the Waldo Canyon Fire rises from the south behind the Air Force Academy's Cadet Chapel as cadets head for a briefing on evacuation procedures June 27, 2012. The Academy evacuated more than 600 families and 110 dormitory residents from the base the evening of June 27. (U.S. Air Force photo/Carol Lawrence) First responders, government officials chart wildfire response through 2014
A team of more than 25 experts from local and government agencies exchanged ideas on how to manage wildfires 10 years into the future during the Academy's Center of Innovation conference here Feb. 13-14. Experts from the Red Cross, Intel Corp., IBM, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, local firefighters and government officials took part this
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2014
Default Air Force Logo Command Post partnership with city improved
Editor's note: This is the last in a series of stories showcasing the close ties and shared responsibilities between Academy first-responder agencies and their civilian counterparts.Master Sgt. Michael Mullins can tell you what was going on in the 10th Air Base Wing command post on June 27, 2012, but not because he was there.Two other NCOs, Tech.
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2014
Cars stream toward the Academy's north gate on North Gate Boulevard near Interstate 25 June 9. A construction project scheduled to begin Monday near the gate, at North Gate Boulevard and I-25 is expected to cause traffic delays for Academy commuters as they enter and exit the north gate. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Sam Lee) Interstate 25 construction on North Gate Boulevard to begin next week
Construction to reconfigure the northbound and southbound exits from Interstate 25 to North Gate Boulevard is scheduled to begin Monday and will delay travel for those heading to and from the North Gate. Loop ramps for Exit 156A and 156B will be removed to create a roundabout where the ramps intersect with North Gate Boulevard. The purpose of the
0 7/12
2013
Default Air Force Logo Academy water report released
Academy members can get inside knowledge on the water they drink from the 2013 Drinking Water Quality Report distributed here last week.Bioenvironmental Engineering released the annual report June 28 to inform Academy employees and residents on the water quality and services Colorado Springs Utilities supplies to the base every day. BE tested water
0 7/02
2013
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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2013
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