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An Air Force Academy cadet died here Sept. 28, officials announced.The cadet, whose identity is being withheld until 24 hours after next-of-kin notification, was found unconscious the morning of Sept. 28 and transported to Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs, where the cadet was pronounced dead.Commandant of Cadets Brig. Gen. Greg Lengyel informed
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Default Air Force Logo Commandant, command chief ask enlisted Airmen to act as role models
The Academy's commandant of cadets, command chief master sergeant and two junior enlisted airmen spoke to enlisted airmen on wingman ship, communication and how to be a role model here Sept. 4 during an enlisted call in Arnold Hall Theater.Commandant of Cadets Brig. Gen. Gregory Lengyel opened the presentation and told Airmen they should act as
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President Barack Obama delivers the commencement speech to the Air Force Academy Class of 2012 at Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 23, 2012. The Class of 2012 is the Academy's 54th graduating class. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) Obama to Class of 2012: Your spirit is essence of America
President Barack Obama called the Air Force Academy's Class of 2012 exceptional during his commencement address in Falcon Stadium May 23 for the spirit embodied in their class motto: "Numquam Hesitabimus, Numquam Deficiemus" -- "Never Falter, Never Fail."The Class of 2012, the Academy's 54th graduating class, set records for the largest number of
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Cadet 1st Class Dustin Hayhurst poses for a photo during a ceremony recognizing him as the top graduate for the Air Force Academy's Class of 2012 May 18, 2012. Hayhurst, a native of Freeport, Fla., was also named the Air Force's top cadet May 10. (U.S. Air Force photo/Raymond McCoy) Hayhurst selected as top Class of 2012 grad
A native of Freeport, Fla., assigned to Cadet Squadron 06 was named by the Air Force Academy Board May 18 as the Academy's top graduate.Cadet 1st Class Dustin Hayhurst was also named the Air Force's top cadet in a ceremony at the Pentagon May 10."You are at the top of the heap, and that is a very, very prestigious place to be," said Academy
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Maj. Joseph Hext speaks to cadets from the staff tower of Mitchell Hall during a Jabara Award ceremony May 3, 2012. Hext received the award for his heroic actions in the skies over Afghanistan Aug. 21, 2010, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) 2012 Jabara award winner named
An A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot and 2002 Air Force Academy graduate received the 2012 Jabara Award during a ceremony at the Academy May 3.Maj. Joseph Hext received the award for heroism during a sortie supporting U.S. and Afghan forces in Oruzgan Province, Afghanistan, as part of Operation Enduring Freedom Aug. 21, 2010."This year's competition was
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Eleven cadets, shown in this group photo taken April 24, 2012, were recently selected for the Air Force Academy's inaugural Ambassadors of Inclusion program, which will give the cadets experience working for private companies around the world. The program aims to provide cadets with cultural adaptation and self-awareness skills as well as fundamental leadership competencies. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) Ambassadors, leaders: 11 cadets chosen for new diversity initiative
Academy cadets will experience national and organizational diversity in an authentic way this summer.Eleven cadets will travel to six different countries with the new Ambassadors of Inclusion program and work for top organizations, to learn cultural adaptation, self-awareness and fundamental competencies to prepare them for their careers in the Air
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Lt. Col Brad Roller explains the benefits of the new sailplane landing area from the control tower at the Air Force Academy March 20, 2012. Roller commands the 94th Flying Training Squadron, an Air Education and Training Command tenant unit here. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) 306th FTG unveils new sailplane landing area
Officials with the 306th Flying Training Group here unveiled a vast sailplane landing area made from artificial turf in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday.High winds cut the outdoor portion of the ceremony short but did not dampen officials' enthusiasm as they applauded the completion of the 1.35-million-square-foot landing area, which is one of the
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Chief Master Sgts. Carolyn Henriques of the 10th Force Support Squadron and Randall Doersch of the Air Force Academy Band, perform their duties as Keepers of the Sword during an Order of the Sword ceremony for Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike Gould March 19, 2012. Gould is the 234th inductee into the Order of the Sword. (U.S. Air Force photo/Raymond McCoy) Enlisted bestow highest honor on Academy superintendent
The Academy's enlisted corps inducted Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike Gould into the Order of the Sword during an emotional ceremony at the Arnold Hall Ballroom March 19.The award, established by Military Airlift Command's enlisted corps in 1967, is presented to individuals whom the NCO corps wishes to honor. According to the Order
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Airmen with the Air Force Academy Honor Guard move the body of Capt. Ryan Hall into a vehicle for transportation from the Cadet Chapel to the Academy Cemetery March 12, 2012. Hall was the son of 1970 Academy graduate Dennis Hall and his wife, Kliffa. (U.S. Air Force photo/Sarah Chambers) Fallen pilot 'has come home'
The pilot of a U-28A aircraft that crashed near Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, on Feb. 18 was laid to rest at the Air Force Academy Cemetery March 12.Capt. Ryan Hall, 30, was a native of Colorado Springs and the son of 1970 Academy Graduate Dennis Hall."By the size of the turnout, you can see Ryan touched the lives of everyone he met," the elder Hall
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Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike Gould (left) and Chief Master Sgt. Todd Salzman, the Academy command chief (right) pose with the Academy’s Airman of the Year, Senior Airman Joseph McIlvaine, during the Academy Awards ceremony at the Falcon Club Feb. 25, 2012. McIlvaine is assigned to the 10th Surgical Operations Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Elizabeth Andrews) Academy honors local stars at awards banquet
The Air Force Academy recognized 12 superstars at the fourth-annual Academy Awards Banquet Feb. 25.Forty-four nominees from across Academy mission elements competed in 12 individual categories to earn the right to be named the Academy's best.Eighteen enlisted nominees were selected from more than 828 enlisted Airmen across the Academy, while 18
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