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Capt. Mike Polidor, 335th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron pilot, preforms a preflight inspection on an F-15E Strick Eagle. Captain Polidor is deployed to Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Felicia Juenke)
F-15 pilot selected to receive Jabara Award
An F-15E Strike Eagle pilot and 2004 graduate of the Air Force Academy was selected Jan. 25 to receive the 2011 Col. James Jabara Award for Airmanship.Capt. Mike Polidor, a member of Air Force Global Strike Command, distinguished himself through heroic actions in an Operation Enduring Freedom sortie supporting United States and Afghan National Army
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Airmen 1st Class Daniel Bermudez and Nicholas Fisher talk between briefings at the Air Force Academy's Leaders Encouraging Airmen Development Diversity Visitation Program Jan. 13, 2011. Airman Bermudez is assigned to the 305th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. Airman Fisher is assigned to the 65th Comptroller Squadron at Lajes Field, Azores. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rachel Boettcher) LEAD candidates visit Air Force Academy
More than 25 Airmen from bases in the United States and Europe visited the Air Force Academy Jan. 13-14 as part of the Leaders Encouraging Airmen Development Diversity Visitation Program. LEAD is a commissioning program that allows up to 85 active-duty Airmen and 85 reservists or Guardsmen to enter the Academy as cadets.Airman 1st Class Justin
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Air Force Academy cadets with the a cappella group "In the Stairwell" perform a medley of Christmas music live on KKTV Channels 5 and 30 in Colorado Springs, Colo., Dec. 10, 2010. The group performs for several events each year in the Colorado Springs and Denver areas. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Van Winkle) 'In the Stairwell' performs live on local TV
Cadet singers with the cadet a cappella group "In the Stairwell" performed live for all Southern Colorado today, with an appearance on KKTV's mid-morning news program.This is the second year that In the Stairwell, an unofficial cadet club that performs in the local community, has appeared on live television. The cadets performed a 'mash-up' mix
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Cadet 2nd Class Russell Ahrens of Cadet Squadron 06 reviews a glider safety checklist with Robin Hayes during the Board of Visitors' tour of the Air Force Academy Airfield July 24, 2010. Mr. Hayes is a former North Carolina congressman and a current member of the BOV. Cadet Ahrens is an instructor pilot for the soaring program. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Don Branum) Board of Visitors to meet in Washington Dec. 10
The Air Force Academy's Board of Visitors is scheduled to meet in Washington Dec. 10 in the U.S. Capitol Building Visitor Center, Main Conference Room. The purpose of this meeting is to review morale and discipline, social climate, curriculum, instruction physical equipment, fiscal affairs, academic methods, and other matters relating to the
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Rabbi Barry Baron and Jason Torpy talk during a break at the 2010 Religious Respect Conference at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., Nov. 16, 2010. Conference topics included how to define religious respect and the roles of both commanders and chaplains in accommodating requests for religious expression. Rabbi Baron is deputy direcctor of the JWB Jewish Chaplains Council. Mr. Torpy is president of the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Don Branum) Academy holds religious respect conference
Leaders from national Christian, Jewish, Freethinker, Earth-Centered and interfaith religious organizations met at the Air Force Academy Monday and Tuesday to discuss how the Academy can best train cadets to respect other faiths, and how to continue to foster an environment that encourages accommodation of religious practices.Joining them were
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Adis Vila was selected Oct. 29 to become the Air Force Academy's first chief diversity officer. Ms. Vila is a native of Cuba and graduate of Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla. (courtesy photo) Academy selects chief diversity officer
An attorney and business executive with experience in academia, government and private law practice will become the Air Force Academy's chief diversity officer, Academy officials announced Oct. 29.Adis Maria Vila will serve as the strategic leader, diversity advocate and principal adviser to Academy leaders on diversity programs and issues and the
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The Air Force Academy shared detailed results of the 2009-2010 Cadet and Permanent Party Climate Assessment Survey with local media and the public Oct. 29, 2010. (U.S. Air Force illustration/Staff Sgt. Don Branum) Academy officials share climate survey details
Air Force Academy officials discussed detailed results of the 2009-2010 Cadet and Permanent Party Climate Assessment Surveys Oct. 29.Analysis of the survey revealed positive indicators, such as the overall view of the Academy, but also notes gaps in racial, religious and gender relations."We asked a lot of tough questions on the 2009/2010 survey,
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Lt. Gen. Mike Gould signs an environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact for construction of a new Center for Character and Leadership Development facility on the Honor Court of the Air Force Academy Oct. 6. The honor court is the future site of construction for the CCLD facility, which will house as many as 65 annual presentations. General Gould is the Academy superintendent; also pictured is 10th Air Base Wing Commander Col. Rick LoCastro, who also signed the FONSI. (U.S. Air Force photo/Bill Evans) Academy hits milestone for new CCLD
Air Force Academy officials signed an environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact at the proposed site of the Center for Character and Leadership Development Oct. 6.The new facility, scheduled to break ground in spring 2011 and be completed in 2013, will accommodate the expanding CCLD program and house approximately 65 annual
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Lt. Gen. Mike Gould and his wife, Paula, talk to a member of the Denver Quarterback Club in Parker, Colo., Sept. 9. General Gould, the Air Force Academy superintendent, informed audience members of the Academy's athletics programs as well as how cadet-athletes interact with the local community. (U.S. Air Force photo/David Edwards) Superintendent speaks with Denver alumni, boosters
A few dozen die-hard Falcons fans in Denver were treated to the Gould standard of guest speakers Sept. 9.Lt. Gen. Mike Gould, the Air Force Academy superintendent, spoke to members of the Denver Quarterback Club, which comprises Academy alumni and boosters who live in the Denver metro area, at a group luncheon in Parker, Colo.Flanked by tables
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An Air Force Academy cadet was pronounced dead Sept. 16 at approximately 3:30 a.m. at Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs, Colo., after he was found unconscious in his dormitory room at the Air Force Academy Sept. 15.Cadet 1st Class Marc Henning, a native of Crossville, Ill., was 22. He was assigned to Cadet Squadron 20.The cause of the death is
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