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Cadet 2nd Class Jessica Wong gathers boxed goods to prepare a food package during the Air Force Academy Cadet Interfaith Council's volunteer effort at the Care and Share Food Bank of Southern Colorado Aug. 27, 2011. The Interfaith Council began the monthly volunteer project as part of its plan to participate in the White House's Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge. Wong, one of the cadets on the Interfaith Council, is assigned to Cadet Squadron 18. (U.S. Air Force photo/Sarah Chambers) Academy to donate $1,200 to food bank
Air Force Academy chaplains and the Cadet Interfaith Council are scheduled to present a $1,200 check along with 125 cans of food to the Care and Share Food Bank of Southern Colorado at the food bank's site in Colorado Springs, Colo., Nov. 12 between 1 and 3 p.m.The donation comes from tithes and offerings gathered from the Catholic and Protestant
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(U.S. Air Force graphic) AF leaders issue letter to Airmen on diversity
Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy issued a letter to Airmen Oct. 14 regarding the importance of diversity in today's Air Force.Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike Gould encouraged the Academy's faculty and staff Nov. 1 to read the letter, which
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Capt. Thomas Clark, pictured here as an Air Force Academy cadet, was declared missing in action after his F-100D Super Sabre was shot down over the Savannakhet Province of Laos Feb. 8, 1969. His remains were returned to his family in Emporium, Pa., and he was buried with military honors Oct. 22, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo) MIA ID'ed, laid to rest in hometown
A 1963 Academy graduate who was declared missing in action during the Vietnam War was laid to rest Oct. 22 in his hometown of Emporium, Pa., with full military honors.Capt. Thomas E. Clark was 29 when he went missing in action after being shot down Feb. 8, 1969. Clark was assigned to the 37th Tactical Fighter Wing, flying F-100D Super Sabres out of
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A panel comprising the Air Force Academy's senior chaplain, the chief diversity officer, an attorney with the judge advocate office and a professor in the Behavioral Sciences and Leadership Department spoke about the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell and its effects on the Air Force Academy in early October. (U.S. Air Force image/Don Branum) Academy experts discuss effects of DADT repeal
A panel of experts at the Air Force Academy held a lunchtime question-and-answer session in early October to discuss the ramifications of repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" for the Academy and the greater Air Force.On the panel were Chief Diversity Officer Dr. Adis Vila, Academy Chaplain (Col.) Robert Bruno, judge advocate officer Lt. Col. Karen
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Air Force Academy Chaplain (Capt.) Chad Zielinski receives the Chaplain Corps Award  during the Air Force Association's Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition Monday in National Harbor, Md. S. Sanford Schlitt, chairman of the AFA board, left, presented the award. Lt. Gen. Mike Gould, Academy superintendent (second from right) and Maj. Gen. Cecil Richardson, Air Force chief of chaplains, are also pictured. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Thomas A. Coney) AF Association honors Academy chaplain, education program
The Air Force Academy's undergraduate education programs and an Academy chaplain received awards Sept. 19 at the Air Force Association's annual Air & Space Conference & Technology Exposition in National Harbor, Md.The Air Force Association presented the 2011 Chaplain Corps Award for outstanding performance by a member of the Air Force Chaplain
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Chief Master Sgt. Eric R. Jaren, the command chief of Air Force Material Command, shares a question from the attendees as moderator of the Command Chief Master Sergeant Forum during the Air Force Association's 2011 Air & Space Conference & Technology Exposition in National Harbor, Md. The forum included (from left to right) Chief Master Sgt. Chris Muncy, the Air National Guard command chief, Chief Master Sgt. Todd Salzman, the Air Force Academy command chief, Chief Master Sgt. Pat Battenberg, the Air Force District of Washington command chief, Chief Master Sgt. William Turner, command chief for Air Force Special Operations Command and Chief Master Sgt. James Cody, command chief for Air Education and Training Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Melissa Goslin) Command chiefs address concerns, offer advice during AFA convention forum
Issues affecting America's Airmen took center stage Sept. 19 during the Air Force Association's 2011 Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition's Command Chief Master Sergeants Forum here Sept. 19.The forum provided Airmen an opportunity to communicate directly with chiefs on hot-button topics including Airman professionalism, supervising the
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The Air Force Academy's Diversity Office brought Harlan Consulting's "Leading Consciously" course to a group of 30 mid-level leaders at the Academy Sept. 16-17, 2011. The goal of the training is to help leaders integrate individuals with diverse backgrounds into their organizations. (U.S. Air Force photo//Megan Davis) Diversity course trains Airmen to 'lead consciously'
A group of roughly 30 Air Force Academy employees underwent a two-day course titled "Leading Consciously," facilitated by the Academy's Diversity Office, Sept. 16-17.The course is the second of three training programs that Academy Chief Diversity Officer Adis Vila is prototyping for both Academy officials and a larger Air Force audience."You are
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The El Paso County Sheriff and Colorado Springs Police Department Combined Color Guard posts the colors at a ceremony in America the Beautiful Park Sept. 11, 2011, to commemorate those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks 10 years earlier. Also pictured, left, are Paula Gould and her husband, Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike Gould, Air Force Space Command Vice Commander Lt. Gen. Michael Basla and AFSPC Commander Gen. William Shelton. (U.S. Air Force photo/Don Branum) Colorado Springs, local military bases honor memory of 9/11
The city of Colorado Springs partnered with service members from local military installations Sunday to honor those who lost their lives during the 9/11 terrorist attacks and to thank those who answered the call to serve their nation in the years that followed.The ceremony capped a weekend marked by two remembrance ceremonies at the Air Force
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Workers lower a steel beam from the World Trade Center into position between two slabs of granite representing the Twin Towers in the Air Force Academy's Sept. 11 Memorial Aug. 24, 2011. The memorial is scheduled to be dedicated in a ceremony at the Academy Sept. 9. (U.S. Air Force photo/Paul Martin) Academy to hold 2 memorial ceremonies Sept. 9
The Academy is scheduled to hold two back-to-back memorial and dedication ceremonies Sept. 9 to honor past and present heroes in defending America's national interests. Visitors are welcome to observe both ceremonies from the wall adjacent to the Cadet Chapel starting at approximately 4:45 p.m. A Sept. 11 Memorial dedication ceremony will
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A Class of 2015 cadet greets a family member after the Acceptance Day Parade at the Air Force Academy Aug. 3, 2011. Acceptance marks the formal transition of basic cadets into the Cadet Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Sarah Chambers) Families flock to Colorado Springs for Parents' Weekend
Approximately 9,500 parents and family members are expected to attend the Air Force Academy during the annual Parents' Weekend Sept. 1-4 to get a peek inside Academy life.Marquee events include a parade at 10 a.m. Sept. 2, opportunities for parents to shadow their cadets in class, share breakfast or lunch at Mitchell Hall and attend squadron open
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