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Cadet 3rd Class Tirzah Prince gathers canned goods to make a box of food at the Care and Share Food Bank of Southern Colorado Aug. 27, 2011. Care and Share was founded approximately 35 years ago and distributed approximately 18.5 million pounds of food throughout Southern Colorado in its 2010 fiscal year. Prince is assigned to Cadet Squadron 29. (U.S. Air Force photo/Sarah Chambers) AFA's Cadet Interfaith Council accepts president's community service challenge
The Cadet Interfaith Council here kicked off an outreach partnership with a Colorado Springs food bank Saturday, answering President Barack Obama's challenge to colleges to become involved in interfaith cooperation and community service.Council members and chaplains spent two hours at Care and Share Food Bank of Southern Colorado packing and
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Mardiyah Chamim and Cadet 1st Class Philicia Fahrenbruch talk while walking from the Air Force Academy's visitor center to the Cadet Chapel Aug. 22, 2011. Chamim, the managing editor for TEMPO News Weekly Magazine in Jakarta, Indonesia, was one of seven journalists from Asia and the Pacific to visit the Academy as part of the East-West Center's 2011 Senior Journalists Seminar. Fahrenbruch, is the Cadet Interfaith Council president and is assigned to Cadet Squadron 12. (U.S. Air Force photo/Don Branum) Senior journalists from Asia, Pacific visit Air Force Academy
Seven senior journalists from publications in Asia and the Pacific visited the Air Force Academy Aug. 22 as part of a month-long seminar hosted by the East-West Center.The center's 2011 Senior Journalists' Seminar, which continues through Aug. 27, seeks to bridge gaps between the United States and the Muslim world, according to its website,
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From left: Richard Antelope, Hubert Friday and Eugene Beaverheart listen to a briefing on sites of possible cultural interest during a consultation with the 10th Air Base Wing at the Air Force Academy Aug. 9, 2011. Antelope and Friday represent the Northern Arapaho Tribe, and Beaverheart represents the Northern Cheyenne Tribe. Six other tribes also attended the two-day event. (U.S. Air Force photo/Bill Evans) 10th Air Base Wing hosts Native American summit
The 10th Air Base Wing wrapped up a two-day meeting with representatives from eight Native American nations Aug. 10.Col. Tim Gibson, the 10th ABW commander, said that while command of the wing has changed since the last summit in June 2010, the Academy's resolve to honor and respect Native American history and culture has not."I took command ... in
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Brig. Gen. Richard Clark swears in nine new graduates of the Class of 2011 in a ceremony at the Air Force Academy's Arnold Hall Ballroom July 29, 2011. Clark is the Academy's commandant of cadets. (U.S. Air Force photo/Bill Evans) Long Blue Line adds 9 more graduates
The Class of 2011 added nine new graduates to its ranks July 29 to wrap up the summer session's graduation and commissioning ceremony. Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike Gould, the guest speaker for the ceremony, presented the diplomas to the new graduates, along with Brig. Gen. Dana Born, the Academy's dean of the faculty. After
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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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Cadet Daniel Brand fights off two attackers during a baton training drill with the 380th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron. Brand is here as part of Operation Air Force-Deployed, a program designed to give cadets a firsthand view of a deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Chance Babin) Cadets gain insight into security forces mission in Southwest Asia
For a group of Air Force Academy cadets visiting the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia, a training day with security forces proved both exhausting and informative.The cadets, here as part of Operation Air Force-Deployed, a program designed to give cadets a firsthand view of a deployment, performed baton training with the cops of the
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Lt. Gen. Mike Gould speaks at the dedication ceremony for the Air Force Academy's 6-megawatt solar array June 13, 2011. The array will produce about 12,000 megawatt-hours per year, or 11 percent of the Academy's overall energy needs. The Academy's vision is to produce 100 percent of its power through renewable resources by 2020. General Gould is the Academy superintendent. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) Academy hits switch on 6-MW solar array
Officials with the Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs Utilities and SunPower Corp. flipped a switch signifying the official dedication of the Academy's 6-megawatt solar array in a ceremony June 13.Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike Gould called the event significant because it demonstrates the partnership between the Academy and the local
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Newly commissioned second lieutenants celebrate at the end of the Air Force Academy's Class of 2011 graduation ceremony May 25, 2011. Flying overhead are F-16 Fighting Falcons with the Thunderbirds U.S. Air Force Aerial Demonstration Squadron. Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley was the guest speaker for the commencement. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) Secretary Donley congratulates new officers at AFA commencement
The secretary of the Air Force spoke at the commencement address for the Air Force Academy's Class of 2011 at Falcon Stadium May 25.Michael B. Donley congratulated the 1,021 graduates and challenged them to be lifelong learners, team players and doers after they received their diplomas and their commissions."I know you couldn't be prouder today,"
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Cadet 1st Class Hal Schmidt (center) takes the Air Force Academy superintendent's seat at the invitation of Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike Gould (standing) during a meeting of the Academy Board May 20, 2011. Cadet Schmidt was selected by the Academy Board as the top graduate for the Class of 2011 based on his academic, military and physical fitness accomplishments. 

Also pictured are, from left: Col. Paul Pirog, permanent professor for the Department of Law; Col. Mark Wells, permanent professor for the Department of History; Brig. Gen. Dana Born, the dean of the faculty; Col. Tamra Rank, the vice superintendent; Brig. Gen. Richard Clark, the commandant of cadets; Dr. Hans Mueh, the director of athletics; Col. John Andrew, permanent professor for the Department of Mathematical Sciences; Col. Neal Barlow, permanent professor for the Department of Aeronautics; and Col. Richard Anderson, the vice commandant. (U.S. Air Force photo/Don Branum) Academy Board names Class of 2011 top graduate
A native of Cody, Wyo., assigned to Cadet Squadron 22 was selected as the top graduate for the Class of 2011 by the Air Force Academy Board Friday.Cadet 1st Class Hal Schmidt Jr. received the honor after scoring the maximums on both the athletic and physical fitness tests, earning the No. 1 military performance average among the graduating class of
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Default Air Force Logo Graduation tickets now available
Approximately 600 free, reserved-seat tickets for the Academy's Class of 2011 Graduation Ceremony on May 25, at 10 a.m., are currently available through the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce. The secretary of the Air Force, Michael B. Donley, will be the guest speaker.Tickets must be picked up in person
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