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Col. Andrew Armacost was nominated by the president to be the Air Force Academy's next dean of the faculty. Armacost is presently the permanent professor and head of the Academy's Management Department. (U.S. Air Force photo) President selects Academy's next dean of faculty
The president of the United States has nominated Col. Andrew Armacost to the U.S. Senate for promotion to the rank of brigadier general and to become the next dean of the faculty of the U.S. Air Force Academy.Armacost will assume his new duties and rank later this year. Armacost moves to the dean's chair from his current position as permanent
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Cadet 1st Class Jeffrey DesRoches (right) explains design and engineering choices cadets made while building a Formula race car to Capt. Robert Bailey III in the Engineering Mechanics Lab May 1, 2013. Bailey is the deputy lab director and the Air Force Academy's Formula race car team adviser. (U.S. Air Force photo/Sarah Chambers) Formula for speed: Cadets to race in international competition
A team of senior-year engineering mechanics department cadets here built a Formula race car from scratch, scheduled to be showcased and raced May 8-11 at the Society of Automotive Engineers international competition in Brooklyn, Mich."The cadets undertake a huge learning curve where they must increase their knowledge of vehicle dynamics," said
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Cadet 3rd Class Zachary Madison (right) and Cadet 1st Class Ramon Villanueva take part in the National Security Agency’s Cyber Defense Exercise April 16. The exercise, which took place April 16-18, tested competitors' ability to defend a fully functioning computer network from attack. (U.S. Air Force photo/Sarah Chambers) Cadets win 2nd-straight NSA Cyber Defense Exercise
The Air Force Academy Cyber Team won the National Security Agency's Cyber Defense Exercise, held April 16-18, for the second year in a row, outscoring teams from other military academies in the U.S. and Canada. The 13th annual inter-service Cyber Defense Exercise is a large-scale computer network defense competition designed to test a cyber team's
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Maj. Tom Heier, left, and Capt. Ben Worker, right, pose at the top of the 8,590 ft. Manitou Incline March 16, 2013. The two Air Force Academy instructors received Commendation Medals March 18 for their efforts to save the life of a fellow hiker Jan. 26. (U.S. Air Force photo) Academy instructors receive Commendation Medals for life-saving efforts
Two Academy chemistry instructors received Commendation Medals March 18 for helping save the life of a fellow hiker on the Incline earlier this year in Manitou Springs.It was just another day for Maj. Thomas Heier and Capt. Benjamin Worker when they climbed the 8,590-foot Manitou Incline the morning of Jan. 26.Training for the "Falcon 50," a
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Sara Volz, 16, conducts research in the Life Sciences Research Center at the Air Force Academy Feb. 14, 2012. Volz's research centers on exploring the use of algae as biofuel. She is a junior at Cheyenne Mountain High School in Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Elizabeth Andrews) Teen who researched biofuels at Academy wins $100,000 prize
A senior at Cheyenne Mountain High School who conducted research at the Air Force Academy on the use of algae as biofuel won a $100,000 award in the Intel Science Talent Search, Intel Corporation announced March 13.Sara Volz, 17, was selected from more than 1,700 students around the nation.Volz is the youngest person to have worked in the Academy's
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The Air Force Thunderbirds Aerial Demonstration Squadron leads off the hat toss at the end of the Air Force Academy's Class of 2011 graduation ceremony May 25, 2011, at Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Thunderbirds will not fly at the 2013 graduation ceremony due to the U.S. government sequestration that took effect March 1, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ray McCoy) Sequestered: Academy feels effects, but graduation, in-processing still on
Sequestration took effect at midnight March 1, potentially affecting nearly 1,500 civilian employees at the Academy, but it is not expected to push back Class of 2013 graduation or Class of 2017 in-processing.The Air Force has proposed civilian furloughs covering 22 discontinuous days from April to September, said Gail Colvin, the Academy's
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Cadets named to the Fall 2012 Dean's Aces List pose for a photo in the Falcon Club Feb. 7, 2013. The Aces List includes cadets who earn a perfect 4.0 GPA. (U.S. Air Force photo/Sarah Chambers) Dean releases 'Aces' list: Cadets recognized for academic excellence
Fifteen cadets were recognized for academic excellence at a Dean's Aces dinner held Feb. 7 for achieving perfect 4.0 GPAs during the fall 2012 semester.The Dean's Aces Dinner, first held in 2005, recognizes those few cadets who distinguish themselves academically. "The aim of the Dean's Aces dinner is to recognize cadets who have truly
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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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Cadets watch a 17-minute preview of "Inside Combat Rescue," a National Geographic Channel TV series featuring Air Force pararescuemen deployed to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, during a special presentation at the Air Force Academy Feb. 1, 2013. One of the officers featured in the series, HH-60 Pave Hawk pilot Maj. Devin Ryan, is a 2001 Academy graduate. (U.S. Air Force photo/Carol Lawrence) National Geographic series to feature combat rescue Airmen
Airmen featured in National Geographic Channel's "Inside Combat Rescue" TV series, along with the series' producer, visited the Air Force Academy Feb. 1 to talk about the program and the combat rescue career field.The presentation included a question-and-answer session with Airmen featured in the series as well as a preview of an episode from the
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A 200-milliJoule pulse laser fires in this timed exposure Oct. 9, 2009, at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The laser is used for a variety of experiments, including tests to determine how "pushing" sulfur into a silicon-based solar cell increases the cell's efficiency. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rachel Boettcher) Academy named top-spending undergrad-only research institution
The Air Force Academy spent more on research than any other undergraduate-only institution in the United States, according to the National Science Foundation's Fiscal Year 2011 Higher Education Research and Development survey, released Nov. 28. The survey reviewed more than 900 schools, ranking the Academy as No. 168 among schools with graduate and
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