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Default Air Force Logo Academy clinic home to Air Force dental tech of the year
Cadets can smile with ease knowing that their own Cadet dental clinic houses an Air Force awarding winning dental technician, Master Sgt. Christaleen Hill. "I have been in the Air Force for 14 years and never have I dreamed of receiving an award at this level," said Sergeant Hill on winning Air Force Dental Corps' Senior Dental NCO of the Year. "My
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Maj. Gen. Timothy Byers speaks with Col. Rick LoCastro, Russ Hume and Col. Gregory Seely during a visit to the Air Force Academy's solar array March 4, 2011. The array is scheduled to generate its first megawatt of power in March and ramp up to its full 6MW capacity by the end of April. General Byers is the Air Force Civil Engineer and graduate of the University of Kentucky. Colonel LoCastro is the Academy's 10th Air Base Wing commander. Colonel Seely is the director of Installation and Mission Support, and Mr. Hume is an engineer with the A7 directorate. (U.S. Air Force photo/Bill Evans) AF civil engineer visits Academy
The Air Force civil engineer visited the Air Force Academy March 4 as the last stop in a two-day tour of Air Force installations along the Front Range.Maj. Gen. Timothy Byers spoke to CE officers and cadets here about the state of CE operations in Afghanistan and the effects of force management on the CE officer corps.General Byers and his staff
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Retired Marine 1st Lt. Clebe McClary speaks at the Air Force Academy's National Prayer Luncheon in the Falcon Club Feb. 10, 2011. Lieutenant McClary, a Vietnam veteran who lost an arm, a leg and an eye in combat, spoke about overcoming adversity through keeping a positive attitude. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) Academy celebrates many faiths at prayer luncheon
Retired Marine 1st Lt. Clebe McClary speaks in an unmistakable Southern drawl when he introduces himself as a "country boy from South Carolina." He talks about his traumatic Vietnam War experiences and his many injuries with a friendly smile. But dig a little deeper, and you'll see a man whose faith and hope have given him a strength no new arm or
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Lt. Col. (Dr.) Jason Hayes bandages a simulated victim during an initial
response training exercise Jan. 27, 2011, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.
Using their advanced medical training along with basic Self-Aid Buddy Care,
Doctor Hayes and a team of medics were able to save a life during a recent
attack against the base. Doctor Hayes is a 451st Air Expeditionary Wing
Clinic physician. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Willard E. Grande
Deployed 10th ABW medic saves critically injured patient
A medic deployed from the Air Force Academy's 10th Medical Group responded under pressure to provide Self-Aid and Buddy Care to a patient in critical condition during a recent attack against Kandahar Airfield.Lt. Col. (Dr.) Jason Hayes, a 451st AEW Clinic physician, was part of a four-Airman team that provided immediate assistance, giving their
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The sun shines over a construction site for a 6-MW solar array at the Air Force Academy Jan. 11, 2011. The $18.3-million project is funded by the American Recovery and Restoration Act of 2009 and is projected to save the Academy $1 million per year over the array's 25-year lifespan. It is scheduled to be complete in July. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) Fixing the Academy
The 10th Air Base Wing continues to improve the Academy's image -- and its infrastructure -- through $143.3 million of construction projects on base.Among the ongoing projects are:VANDENBERG HALL: Two phases of renovation are currently underway, with estimated completion dates of June and December. The total cost for both phases of renovation is
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Default Air Force Logo 10th ABW announces Veterans Day hours
The 10th Air Base Wing released a list Nov. 9 of services that will be closed or have reduced services Veterans Day, Nov. 11.The Barry Goldwater Visitor Center will remain open during normal hours. The High Country Inn Dining Facility near the Community Center will be open to retirees for breakfast from 7 to 8 a.m., lunch from noon to 1 p.m. and
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Default Air Force Logo Academy firefighters advance at world competition
Several Air Force Academy firefighters ran seeding runs for World Firefighter Combat Challenge XIX here Nov. 9.Tyler Moran, the newest member of Team USAFA, got a quick burst climbing the tower and burned through the course in 1:34.09 -- nearly 15 seconds faster than his finish in the regional competition at the Air Force Academy in June.At
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Firefighter Stacy Billapando from the Colorado Springs, Colo., Fire Department hoists a rope attached to a 45-pound fire hose from five stories up during a firefighter challenge at the Air Force Academy June 27, 2009. Ms. Billapando, the world's top-ranked female firefighter, will join the Academy ladies' tandem firefighter team at World Firefighter Combat Challenge XVIII, scheduled to be held in Las Vegas Nov. 16-20. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) AFA firefighters return to world stage
Academy Firefighters returned to the world stage to defend their three world titles Nov. 8 at the World Firefighter Combat Challenge XIX in Myrtle Beach, S.C.The Firefighter Combat Challenge is a set course with five events that simulate the physical rigors of battling a working fire that demands a peak level of fitness and firefighting skill as
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Officials with the Air Force Academy and Colorado Springs Utilities broke ground Nov. 1, 2010, on a solar array similar to the array at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., shown here. Once complete, the Academy's $18-million array will provide approximately 6 megawatts of power to the base's electrical grid. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration; original photos/Johnny Wilson, left, and Airman Larry Reed) AFA breaks ground on 6-megawatt solar array
The Academy broke ground for its latest and most ambitious solar energy project Monday.The 6-megawatt solar array will occupy 30 acres on the Academy's southeast corner adjacent to Interstate 25 when it is completed in summer 2011.The solar array is the result of a partnership between the Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs Utilities and SunPower,
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Default Air Force Logo Academy fire chief wins Patriot Award
The 10th Air Base Wing fire chief will receive the 2010 Patriot Award by the Rocky Mountain chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association today during the 27th-annual Rocky Mountain Ball.Ernst Piercy has dedicated his career to improving fire and emergency service standards across the country and has helped increase the number of
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