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Air Force Academy cadets with the Air Force Wings of Blue Parachute Competition Team perform at the U.S. Parachuting Association’s national championships in Eloy, Ariz., Nov. 3. The “Air Force Intrepid” team took first place in the four-person intermediate free-flying event. (U.S. Air Force Photo) Wings of Blue celebrates its 50th Anniversary
The Academy celebrated the golden anniversary of the Wings of Blue parachute team May 16 with an open house at the 98th Flying Training Squadron, a "Blue Suit" ceremony to induct new members, and a banquet attended by alumni and senior leaders. There were five members on the original Wings of Blue -- four from the Class of '64 and one from '65. Two
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A New Jersey Light Trap for mosquitoes hangs from a tree at the Academy April 18. Starting May 1, the 10th Medical Group Public Health office will be placing mosquito traps in areas throughout the Academy. (U.S. Air Force/Courtesy Photo) Mosquitoes have met their match
Starting today, the 10th Medical Group Public Health office will be placing mosquito traps in areas throughout the Academy. The traps will be placed in "high-people traffic areas," including base housing areas, the child development centers, installation gate entrances, Jacks Valley and other places throughout the Academy.According to Senior Airman
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Left to right: Maj. Wendy Cole, Col. Kathleen Craver, Capt.
Sarah Robbins, Maj. Adeleke Oyemade, Capt. Mario Gonzalez, Col. Judy Gavin and
Lt. Col. Lisa Cole pose for a photo during the 2014 Florence Nightingale Award banquet in Colorado Springs March 14. Oyemade won the award for Leadership in Clinical Innovation. (U.S. Air Force/Courtesy Photo) 
Academy nurse receives Nightingale luminary award
The 10th Medical Group's Anesthesia Element Chief was one of six luminaries recently recognized for the 2014 Florence Nightingale Award for Leadership in Clinical Innovation during a banquet in Colorado Springs. Maj. Adeleke Oyemade, a certified registered nurse anesthetist and flight nurse here, was honored March 14 for his lifesaving care while
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Default Air Force Logo 'Honor and distinction': two 10th Security Forces Airmen recognized for excellence
Two Airmen assigned to the 10th Security Forces Squadron were recently recognized by their peers across the state for excellence in the line of duty.Senior Master Sgt. Shadd McKee was selected as the Outstanding Security Forces Senior NCO Defender of the Year, and Department of the Air Force officer Fabian Pollard was selected as the Air Force
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An ominous cloud of smoke from the Waldo Canyon Fire rises from the south behind the Air Force Academy's Cadet Chapel as cadets head for a briefing on evacuation procedures June 27, 2012. The Academy evacuated more than 600 families and 110 dormitory residents from the base the evening of June 27. (U.S. Air Force photo/Carol Lawrence) First responders, government officials chart wildfire response through 2014
A team of more than 25 experts from local and government agencies exchanged ideas on how to manage wildfires 10 years into the future during the Academy's Center of Innovation conference here Feb. 13-14. Experts from the Red Cross, Intel Corp., IBM, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, local firefighters and government officials took part this
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Kristy Viera, a program analyst with the 10th Medical Support Squadron here, was recognized by the Air Force Surgeon General's Office Jan. 31 as the recipient of the Air Force Medical Service's civilian Leadership Award. (U.S. Air Force/Courtesy Photo) 10th ABW medical professional recognized for leadership
A program analyst with the 10th Medical Support Squadron here received the Air Force Medical Service's Civilian Leadership Award, the Air Force Surgeon General's Office announced Jan. 31.Kristy Viera received the award for her software engineering work for a medical flight screening database that cut the processing time for cadets' physicals in
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Cadets 2nd Class George Antoniou (left) and Nathan Dickey hoist the 2013 NIFA Regional Competition trophy at Mitchell Hall Feb. 12. The Academy's Flying team won the NIFA Region 1 competition for the 27th year in a row. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Liz Copan) News Release: USAFA Flying team wins 27th straight NIFA Region 1 championship
For the 27th year in a row, Air Force Academy cadets have won the Region 1 National Intercollegiate Flying Association competition.The cadets won first place in nine events, including being named overall flying event champs."Not only did the team demonstrate precision flying skills, it represented the Air Force through sportsmanship and
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Default Air Force Logo 10th CONS civilian to attend management course
Leadership training is not just for uniformed Airmen -- it's part and parcel of the career path for most federal civilians as well.Alex Kephart, a 10th Contracting Squadron contracting specialist here will attend the Defense Civilian Emerging Leader Program this year in Southbridge, Mass. He'll fly to and from Southbridge to attend the course, held
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Default Air Force Logo USAFA tax center now open
The Academy's Tax Center will open for business today, providing tax assistance for active-duty service members, their families, and cadets here through April 15.The center will be open for appointments between 8-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays to assist Airmen in filing their state and federal tax returns for 2013. "The Academy Tax
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Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody answers a question from an Airman, via a video message, during his 2nd worldwide CHIEFchat Jan. 9, 2014, at Defense Media Activity, Fort Meade, Md. During this session of CHIEFchat, Cody addressed upcoming changes to enlisted performance reports and effects of force management. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jette Carr) Air Force leaders overhaul Airmen performance reports
Airmen will now be rated on how well they contribute to a healthy work environment as part of a revamped officer and enlisted rating system introduced by Air Force leaders in January. According to an Air Force guidance memorandum governing the new officer and enlisted performance reports, "All Airmen are responsible for creating an organizational
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