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Two cadets in Cadet Squadron 04 navigate the Air Force Academy’s obstacle course in Jacks Valley during the Academy’s inaugural Polaris Warrior challenge Saturday. The event caps a year of military training that may help cadets in the field. (U.S. Air Force photo/Raymond McCoy) Cadet Wing wraps up 1st Polaris Warrior
Almost a year of cadet training in military field skills culminated Saturday in what Commandant of Cadets Brig. Gen. Rich Clark called a "boom event."The Polaris Warrior competition featured 10 events themed around skills cadets may need in deployed environments after they graduate."It's a chance for cadets to really show what they've learned, to
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2012
Aron Ralston speaks to an audience in the Air Force Academy's Arnold Hall Theater during the National Character and Leadership Symposium Feb. 24, 2012. Ralston, the subject of the film "127 Hours," amputated his own right arm to save his life after a mountain-climbing accident in Utah in 2003. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) 'Flawless' NCLS draws 5,400 attendees
The 19th-annual National Character and Leadership Symposium wowed attendees last week with exceptional speakers, a full schedule of events and smooth transportation to and from sessions. Nearly 5,400 cadets, faculty and visitors attended keynote sessions in Arnold and Fairchild halls as buses traveled to those locations every 20 minutes."In terms
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2012
Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike Gould (left) and Chief Master Sgt. Todd Salzman, the Academy command chief (right) pose with the Academy’s Airman of the Year, Senior Airman Joseph McIlvaine, during the Academy Awards ceremony at the Falcon Club Feb. 25, 2012. McIlvaine is assigned to the 10th Surgical Operations Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Elizabeth Andrews) Academy honors local stars at awards banquet
The Air Force Academy recognized 12 superstars at the fourth-annual Academy Awards Banquet Feb. 25.Forty-four nominees from across Academy mission elements competed in 12 individual categories to earn the right to be named the Academy's best.Eighteen enlisted nominees were selected from more than 828 enlisted Airmen across the Academy, while 18
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Cadet 2nd Class Stephen Williams was assigned to Cadet Squadron 20. He was a manager for the Air Force Falcons football team and majored in systems engineering management. (U.S. Air Force photo) Academy cadet killed in on-base car accident
An Air Force Academy cadet assigned to Cadet Squadron 20 was killed in a single-car accident on Academy Drive on Dec. 10.Cadet 2nd Class Stephen Williams was a manager for the Air Force Falcons football team and a systems engineering management major."Our Air Force Academy family suffered a tragic loss over the weekend," Commandant of Cadets Brig.
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2011
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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2011
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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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
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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
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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
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2011
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz, right, speaks at a ceremony to present a replacement Tuskegee Airmen medal replica to former 2nd Lt. Franklin Macon at the Air Force Academy July 22, 2011. Macon, one of the original Tuskegee Airmen, lost his medal replica in a home burglary May 31. Cadet 1st Class Frederick Johnson of Cadet Squadron 14, center, served as proffer. Cadet 1st Class Kevin Loudermilk of CS 10, left, was the master of ceremonies. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ray McCoy) Colo. Springs community, Airmen replace Tuskegee Airman's stolen medal
A personal tragedy for one of the documented original Tuskegee Airmen ended on a happy note July 22, courtesy of the Colorado Springs community, and Airmen from Peterson Air Force Base and the Air Force Academy.Former 2nd Lt. Franklin Macon received a bronze replica of the Tuskegee Airmen Congressional Gold Medal from Air Force Chief of Staff Gen.
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