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Default Air Force Logo Academy to conduct controlled burn May 14
A closely coordinated prescribed burn is scheduled here May 14 to protect a state-protected species of plant known as plains ironweed.The burn will clear out up to one half of an acre of Smooth Brome, a grass competing with Iron Weed, growing just northeast of the 10th Medical Group clinic. "A prescribed burn is a controlled burn designed to meet a
0 5/14
2013
Default Air Force Logo Tricare waives referral authorization requirements through May 18
The Tricare Management Activity is temporarily waiving the referral authorization requirement for any referrals obtained or care received by Tricare Prime enrollees from April 1 through May 18.The decision to waive the requirement is due to delays by UnitedHealthcare Military and Veterans in authorizing referrals for Tricare Prime enrollees.The
0 5/09
2013
The Academy will begin new energy-savings initiatives over the summer, including a plan to replace incandescent street lights with light-emitting diodes and micro-grid technology that could supply power to critical base systems in an emergency. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) Summer to bring new energy projects
This summer brings with it the potential for a new wave of energy initiatives at the Academy that will range from changing light bulbs to implementing test technology to reduce cost and save energy."Probably one of the biggest things projected to start this summer is the replacement of all the street lights with LED bulbs," said Russell Hume, a
0 5/03
2013
Default Air Force Logo Article 32 hearing scheduled for Airman accused of sexual misconduct
An Article 32 hearing is scheduled for Monday, April 29, 2013, at the Academy for an Airman who had sexual misconduct charges preferred against him on March 28. Airman 1st Class Aaron Stubbs is charged with one specification of aggravated sexual contact and one specification of abusive contact against a female enlisted Airman, in violation of
0 4/26
2013
The Air Force Academy has reduced its annual energy bill by $2 million to $3 million through energy conservation projects like the 18-acre solar array on the south end of the base. Continuing energy conservation efforts will examine information technology equipment and installation of energy-efficient street lights. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) Academy focuses on conserving energy
Every day, more than 3,000 personnel here burn Academy energy when they use their workspace appliances, contributing to a monthly electricity bill steep enough to buy a house.Space heaters and dual computer monitors are just a few devices Russell Hume, a mechanical engineer with the Academy's Directorate of Installations, said Academy staff members
0 4/26
2013
Default Air Force Logo Academy closed to visitors April 9 due to weather
The Air Force Academy is closed to all visitors April 9 because of high winds and snow. Only Defense Department ID cardholders will be allowed on the installation. The base will re-open to visitors April 10 if officials determine that weather permits.
0 4/09
2013
A sprinkler waters two lawns in base housing at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., July 28, 2011. Water restrictions set into place by the Colorado Springs City Council will affect housing residents at the Air Force Academy. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Cody H. Ramirez) Academy to implement watering restrictions
Mandatory watering restrictions established by Colorado Springs Utilities were implemented across the base April 1, limiting watering times for all Academy residents and commercial customers. According to a CSU press release, the Colorado Springs City Council approved moving to Stage II of the city's water shortage ordinance, which implements
0 4/01
2013
Default Air Force Logo Sexual assault charges preferred against Airman
An enlisted Airman had charges preferred against him March 28 for one specification of aggravated sexual contact and one specification of abusive sexual contact against a female enlisted Airman, in violation of Article 120 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.The 10th Air Base Wing commander, as the special court-martial convening authority
0 4/01
2013
Default Air Force Logo Pentagon delays furlough notices
Pentagon officials have put off sending furlough notices to civilian employees until they've had a chance to analyze how pending legislation that would fund the federal government for the rest of the fiscal year will affect the Defense Department.Officials now estimate that furlough notices will go out on or about April 5, said Navy Cmdr. Leslie
0 3/21
2013
Capt. Lucas Gruenther, 31st Fighter Wing chief of flight safety, is pictured mountain climbing in Italy. Gruenther was declared missing during a nighttime training mission Jan. 28.

Former Aviano pilot to be buried at Academy
A 2003 graduate of the Air Force Academy will be buried at the Academy Cemetery with full military honors March 22.Maj. Lucas Gruenther, 33, was killed when his F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed into the Adriatic Sea during a nighttime mission Jan. 28.Gruenther was the chief of flight safety for the 31st Fighter Wing at Aviano Air Base, Italy. His body
0 3/21
2013
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