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A 31st Fighter Wing F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot prepares his jet for de-arming after landing at Graf Ignatievo Air Force Base, Bulgaria, April 17, 2012. Graf Ignatievo is now host to more than two dozen F-16s and more than 500 U.S. Airmen in support of Thracian Star 2012. Thracian Star is a month-long joint training exercise focused on building partnerships and increasing interoperability with the Bulgarian pilots, maintainers, joint terminal air controllers, firefighters and security forces airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Katherine Windish) Academy to adopt 'all-in' classification process for rated careers
How are rated officer accessions like the Musketeers? They'll both be "all for one and one for all" starting with the Air Force Academy's Class of 2015. The Academy will adjust its rated classification process starting this fall to meet its targets for combat systems officers, air battle managers and remotely piloted aircraft pilots using an
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Class of 2016 cadets brave freezing temperatures and snow on their “Run to the Rock,” March 9, 2013. The run is an annual Academy tradition heralding the start of Recognition for freshman cadets. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Sarah Chambers) Freshmen cadets get ready to be recognized
Recognition, which started Thursday, is more than just a tradition at the Air Force Academy: It's also a chance for upperclassmen to see whether freshmen are ready to become leaders, three cadets who are involved with planning for the event said Tuesday."Recognition is the culminating trial for fourth-class cadets to prove they have learned the
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2014
Members of the Academy Cyber Competition team run through scenarios in
preparation for an upcoming competition Dec. 10. (U.S. Air Force Photo/John Van Winkle)  Cadet cyber team notches another win
The Air Force Academy Cyber Competition Team won the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, March 1-2 at Regis University in Greenwood Village, Colo. Teams from the Air Force Academy, BYU, the University of Colorado, Colorado State University, Fort Hays State, the University of Nebraska-Omaha, the University of New Mexico, and Regis
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2014
Default Air Force Logo Rendering aid on Valentine's Day
A cadet couple on their way back from dinner halted their evening to render aid to a soldier who was involved in a car accident on the corner of Academy and Dublin at approximately 8:45 p.m. Feb. 14.Cadet Third Class Sarenna Ortiz, CS-06, and Cadet Third Class Luis Morales, CS-35, were returning to the Academy when they saw an accident between two
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Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody answers a question from an Airman, via a video message, during his 2nd worldwide CHIEFchat Jan. 9, 2014, at Defense Media Activity, Fort Meade, Md. During this session of CHIEFchat, Cody addressed upcoming changes to enlisted performance reports and effects of force management. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jette Carr) Air Force leaders overhaul Airmen performance reports
Airmen will now be rated on how well they contribute to a healthy work environment as part of a revamped officer and enlisted rating system introduced by Air Force leaders in January. According to an Air Force guidance memorandum governing the new officer and enlisted performance reports, "All Airmen are responsible for creating an organizational
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Col. David Gibson and Grant Sparkman slide down the cardboard derby race course Jan. 25 during the 24th annual SnoFest. The team from the Academy Dean of Faculty's computer science department took first place in the group category for fastest snow craft. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Patrice Clarke) Academy, military families hit the slopes at SnoFest
Academy personnel and military members from five bases traveled to Keystone Resort Jan. 24 - 26 for a weekend of winter sports, camaraderie and a chance to unwind. The annual event hosted by Colorado front range military bases and installations provided participants with skiing and snowboarding, along with lodging, parties, giveaways, races, a
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Cadet 1st Class Reuben Luoma-Overstreet (second from left) is applauded by Cadet Wing in Mitchell Hall Tuesday after assuming command of the Cadet Wing. Commandant of Cadets Brig. Gen. Greg Lengyel (left) was the event’s presiding official. Luoma-Overstreet will work with Lengyel to meet the student body’s needs. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Mike Kaplan) Cadet Wing changes commanders
Cadet 1st Class Reuben Luoma-Overstreet assumed command of the Cadet Wing Jan. 7, succeeding Cadet 1st Class Moranda Hern in a ceremony here.Luoma-Overstreet, who was born in San Diego but spent much of his youth in Arlington, Va., will represent the Cadet Wing in working with the commandant of cadets to meet the student body's needs."My long-term
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2014
Sophomore quarterback Karson Roberts drops back for a pass in the second game of the season against Utah State at Falcon Stadium Sept. 7. Roberts rushed for a career-high 161 yards and two touchdowns in his first start in Saturday's game against Nevada. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Mike Kaplan) Air Force football team has 42 on Dean's List
The Air Force football team had 42 team members earn Dean's List honors for academic excellence for the fall 2013 semester. Cadets must earn a 3.0 grade point average or higher to make the Dean's List."Our players work extraordinarily hard to earn the world's finest education at the Air Force Academy," said Air Force Head Football Coach Troy
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Left to right: Kaleb Jenkins, Adetunji Fiyaso, Christopher De La Torre, Spencer Boone and David Baska are sworn in as second lieutenants during the fall semester graduation in Arnold Hall Wednesday./U.S. Air Force photo by Sarah Chambers. USAFA adds 5 to 'Long Blue Line'
The U.S. Air Force's Academy added five new graduates to the "Long Blue Line' Wednesday morning during the fall semester graduation and commissioning ceremony in Arnold Hall.At the ceremony, David Baska, Spencer Boone, Christopher De La Torre, Adetunji Fisayo and Kaleb Jenkins received their diplomas and were commissioned as second lieutenants in
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2013
Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson (left) presents an award to Martin Johnson, an electronics engineer from the Dean of Faculty, who was was named Safety Individual of the Year at the Academy Dec. 11 during an awards presentation. The Annual Safety Awards recognize outstanding individuals, units and groups for their contribution to the USAFA Safety program. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Senior Airman Veronica Ward) 2013 Annual Safety Award winners announced
Four of the Academy's Annual Safety Awards were presented to two individuals, one unit and one group by Lt. Gen. Johnson Dec. 11 in the Superintendent's conference room.The awards recognize outstanding individuals, units and groups for their contribution to the USAFA safety program. Individuals are nominated by the nominee's organizational
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