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Col. Tim Gibson conducts a town hall meeting to discuss furloughs of civilian employees in the Air Force Academy's Arnold Hall Theater March 11, 2013. Nearly all of the Academy's 1,500 civilian employees will be affected by the sequestration furlough, scheduled to take effect in April. Gibson is the 10th Air Base Wing commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Don Branum) 'Expectation is not ... 100 percent': 10th ABW commander discusses potential furloughs
As potential furloughs approach for nearly all of the Air Force Academy's 1,500 civilian personnel, the Academy will have to sacrifice a portion of its mission, 10th Air Base Wing Commander Col. Tim Gibson said in a series of town hall meetings March 11-12."The expectation is not to do 100 percent of the mission," Gibson said. "Commanders are going
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The Air Force Thunderbirds Aerial Demonstration Squadron leads off the hat toss at the end of the Air Force Academy's Class of 2011 graduation ceremony May 25, 2011, at Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Thunderbirds will not fly at the 2013 graduation ceremony due to the U.S. government sequestration that took effect March 1, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ray McCoy) Sequestered: Academy feels effects, but graduation, in-processing still on
Sequestration took effect at midnight March 1, potentially affecting nearly 1,500 civilian employees at the Academy, but it is not expected to push back Class of 2013 graduation or Class of 2017 in-processing.The Air Force has proposed civilian furloughs covering 22 discontinuous days from April to September, said Gail Colvin, the Academy's
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2013
Commuters drive along Interstate 25 near Interquest Parkway Feb. 6, 2013. The Colorado Department of Transportation is scheduled to begin a construction project March 1 that will widen Interstate 25 from four lanes to six between Woodmen Road and State Highway 105 in Monument. Commuters should expect delays driving to and from the Air Force Academy while construction is underway. (U.S. Air Force photo/Don Branum) Pardon our Progress: Interstate 25 work set to begin March 1
Preparations to widen Interstate 25 from a four-lane to six-lane highway are underway and will affect Academy traffic next month when official construction begins.Colorado Department of Transportation crews began core drilling Feb. 3, collecting samples of soil and concrete to prepare for construction from Woodmen Road to Monument March 1. Travel
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Staff Sgt. Melissa Baxter administers a flu shot to 10th Air Base Wing Commander Col. Tim Gibson Sept. 4, 2012. Flu shots at the Academy's Allergy and Immunizations Clinic are limited to cadets and active-duty service members assigned to the Academy. Baxter is an immunization technician with the 10th Aerospace Medicine Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Elizabeth Andrews) Flu shots in higher demand but still available
As the flu virus continues to spread, more people want a flu shot this year. Although no longer offered to the general public at the Academy, officials from the allergy and immunization clinic here said there isn't a shortage of the vaccine and that it's still available throughout clinics in the city. "Right now we only have vaccine for cadets and
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Col. Tim Gibson answers questions during a press conference at the U.S. Air Force Academy June 27, 2012. Gibson, the 10th Air Base Wing commander, evacuated families from the Academy's housing areas after the fire tripled in size a day earlier and burned nearly 350 homes south of the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) 10th ABW commander nominated for O'Malley Award
The 10th Air Base Wing commander and his wife were nominated for the 2013 Gen. and Mrs. Jerome F. O'Malley Award, Academy officials announced Tuesday.Col. Tim Gibson and Nancy Gibson were nominated in part for their support of the Air Force Academy and Colorado Springs community during the Waldo Canyon Fire, which forced the first evacuation in the
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Staff Sgt. Phillip Mendoza III and Benga check a vehicle during an inspection at the Air Force Academy Jan. 7, 2013. Although possession of marijuana is legal in Colorado under Amendment 64 of the state constitution, security forces personnel at the Academy regularly conduct vehicle inspections and will either turn away or issue a magistrate court summons to anyone who is found in possession of marijuana. Mendoza is a military working dog handler with the 10th Security Forces Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Don Branum) Academy's stance on marijuana remains unchanged
Getting high won't fly at the Air Force Academy -- something just as true today as it was before Colorado voters approved Amendment 64 of the Colorado state constitution, which led to legalization of the recreational use of marijuana within the state, Nov. 6, 2012.Federal law and the Uniform Code of Military Justice, not state law, guide policies
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Default Air Force Logo New utility systems installations scheduled for Academy housing
The Air Force Academy will begin installing new gas and electrical systems in Academy Housing this month to upgrade infrastructure more than 50 years old.Colorado Springs Utilities will begin construction Jan. 14 through 2014 on all 668 home units available for rent here starting at Pine Valley and onto Douglass Valley.CSU and Air Force Academy
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Default Air Force Logo New phone app lets people know about 'USAFA Snow'
Smartphone owners can now download a new application dedicated to letting them know whether the Academy has delayed or closed its normal operations.The Air Force Academy snow application, called "USAFA Snow," contains vital information including base maps, snow routes, important phone numbers, base closure information and survival tips. USAFA Snow
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2012
Construction projects going on at the Air Force Academy through 2014 will affect traffic flow as well as access to parking areas and parts of the Terrazzo. (U.S. Air Force image) Construction to disrupt parking, traffic through 2014
Seven construction projects underway in the west Cadet Area will limit access to Arnold Hall and the Arnold and Harmon Hall parking lots for the next two years. The projects include repairs on the Terrazzo, granite wall in Harmon Hall, Arnold and Harmon Hall roofs and construction of the new Center for Character and Leadership Development building
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Col. Michael Addison (far left) speaks with firefighters during an award presentation ceremony at the Air Force Academy's Fire Station 3 Dec. 19, 2012. More than 50 firefighters were recognized with Air Force Achievement Medals or Air Force Civilian Achievement Awards for their efforts in containing the Waldo Canyon Fire, which burned 12 acres of the Academy in June but did not cause any injuries or destroy any structures. Addison is the 10th Mission Support Group commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Elizabeth Andrews) Academy firefighters recognized for Waldo Canyon Fire efforts
More than 50 firefighters with the 10th Civil Engineer Squadron here received Air Force Achievement Medals and Air Force Civilian Achievement Awards in a pair of ceremonies Dec. 19-20 for their efforts in containing the Waldo Canyon Fire, which burned 12 acres on the Air Force Academy in June but did not destroy any structures on base.The
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