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The Wings of Blue Air Force Parachute Demonstration Team won the U.S. Parachute Association National Skydiving Championships in Ottawa, Ill., Sept. 11-12. Pictured, left to right, are (first row): Cadets 1st Class Zoe Kotnik, Kyle Yohe, Eric Wallace, Josh LeMair, (second row) Kyle Tomaszewski, Alex Meyer, Nolan Sweeney and Mike Walker. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) Wings of Blue wins 1st national title
The Wings of Blue Air Force Parachute Team soared to victory Sept. 11-12 at the U.S. Parachute Association National Skydiving Championships in Ottawa, Ill. This is the first victory for Wings of Blue at a USPA competition, said Lt. Col. Mike Love, commander of the 98th Flying Training Squadron.Wings of Blue fielded two teams, Air Force Impulse and
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Lt. Gen. Mike Gould welcomes retired permanent professors to the 2010 Heritage to Horizons Assembly at the Air Force Academy Aug. 26, 2010. The assembly is a biennial meeting that allows former permanent professors to meet with Academy faculty and cadets and provide feedback on Academy curricula. General Gould is the Academy superintendent. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rachel Boettcher) Former permanent professors return to AFA for Heritage to Horizons Assembly
Retired permanent professors and deans of the faculty returned to the Air Force Academy for the biennial "Heritage to Horizons" Education Assembly Aug. 26-27.The event marked the largest gathering of retired permanent professors in the Academy's history, with permanent professors who represented a combined 335 years of service including several
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Cadets with the Air Force Academy Class of 2014 swear their oaths of office during the Academy's Acceptance Day ceremony Aug. 4, 2010. Acceptance marks the Class of 2014's transition out of Basic Cadet Training and into the Cadet Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) Cadet Wing accepts Class of 2014
The basics are gone. Today, there are only cadets.The Air Force Academy, including graduates of the Class of 1974, welcomed the Class of 2014 into the Cadet Wing Wednesday morning in a ceremony at the Stillman Parade Field.Retired Maj. Gen. Ron Sega represented the Class of '74, which is the partner class and legacy class to the newly minted
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2010
Default Air Force Logo Three cadets graduate in summer ceremony
The Class of 2010 added three more lieutenants to its ranks July 30 during the summer session graduating and commissioning ceremony in Arnold Hall here.The Air Force's newest second lieutenants are:-- Christopher Copeland of Huntington, Tenn. Lieutenant Copeland will graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in management, and his next assignment
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Retirees listen to a presentation by Rep. Doug Lamborn during the 2009 Retiree Appreciation Day at the Air Force Academy Nov. 21, 2009. Congressman Lamborn represents Colorado's 5th Congressional District, which includes the Academy and Colorado Springs. The 2010 Retiree Appreciation Day is scheduled for July 24. (U.S. Air Force photo/J. Rachel Spencer) Front Range bases to honor retirees
Sir Isaac Newton told a fellow scientist in a letter that if he could see farther, it's because he was "standing on the shoulders of giants."Organizers of the Retiree Appreciation Day, scheduled for July 24 in Arnold Hall here, know what Newton had in mind. Like him, they say, they also stand on the shoulders of giants. And the organizers want
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Cadet 1st Class Stephen Pike of Cadet Squadron 21 describes the Air Force Academy's unmanned aerial system airmanship program to Gina Salazar and BJ Barger during the Academy Board of Visitors' tour of the Academy Airfield July 24, 2010. Also pictured is Cadet 2nd Class Travis Potthoff of CS 39. Ms. Salazar, the deputy district director for Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.), attended in the congressman's stead. Ms. Barger is the deputy assistant secretary for force management integration at the Pentagon. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Don Branum) Board of Visitors members gain perspectives on Airmanship
Retired Col. Sue Ross and a cadet pilot soared through the blue skies above the Air Force Academy Saturday, practicing stall avoidance maneuvers and pulling Gs with only the sound of the wind against their glider to accompany them. Elsewhere, A.J. Scribante and a tandem jumper stepped out of a UV-18 Twin Otter aircraft and hurtled toward the ground
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Air Force Academy Cadets 1st Class Stephen Newell and Stephen Shaffer take a break after carrying injured hiker Marian Steele to the summit of Pikes Peak July 17, 2010. Ms. Steele, a resident of Colorado Springs, Colo., had broken her foot while descending the 14,110-foot mountain. (U.S. Air Force photo courtesy of Cadet 1st Class Stephen Shaffer) Cadets rescue injured hiker on Pikes Peak
When two cadets from the Air Force Academy decided to hike Pikes Peak July 17, "become heroes" was not on the itinerary. But by the time they reached the 14,110-foot summit -- carrying a hiker who had broken her foot two miles from the top -- they had at least one person's heartfelt gratitude.Cadets 1st Class Stephen Shaffer from Cadet Squadron 12
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KAFA is the official radio station of the U.S. Air Force Academy. It broadcasts in Colorado Springs at 97.7 FM and online at http://www.usafa.org/KAFA.aspx. (U.S. Air Force photo) Changes in the air for KAFA FM
Big things are in the works for the Air Force Academy radio station, KAFA 97.7 FM.For one, a request for an increase in wattage is in the pipeline and appears likely to be approved. That would boost the station's power from 20 watts to 100 watts, which is what its current license allows."KAFA is currently looking at ways to increase our signal
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Brig. Gen. Richard Clark accepts the commandant of cadets guidon from Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike Gould during a change-of-command ceremony at the Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., July 9, 2010. Prior to this assignment, General Clark was the vice commander of 8th Air Force (Air Forces Strategic) at Barksdale Air Force Base, La. He is a 1986 graduate of the Academy. (U.S. Air Force photo/Bill Evans) Commandant assignment 'a dream come true' for 1986 graduate
A 1986 Air Force Academy graduate and B-1 Lancer pilot with more than 4,200 flight hours assumed command of the Academy's Cadet Wing in a ceremony July 9.Brig. Gen. Richard Clark succeeds Brig. Gen. Sam Cox, who has been selected for reassignment as commander of Air Mobility Command's 618th Tanker Airlift Control Center at Scott Air Force Base,
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Lt. Gen. Mike Gould takes part in a roundtable discussion on education during the Biennial of the Americas summit in Denver July 6, 2010. The discussion centered on how to narrow the achievement gap for minorities. Other guests included Sen. Michael Bennett, Guatemala Ambassador Francisco Villagrán de Leon and Colombian education minister Cecilia María Vélez. (U.S. Air Force photo/Eddie Lee) Superintendent participates in Biennial of the Americas roundtable
Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike Gould took part in a 12-person roundtable discussion on education during the Biennial of the Americas summit in Denver July 6.The discussion focused on how to narrow the achievement gap for minorities throughout the Western Hemisphere.Other participants in the discussion included Other guests included
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