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Senior Airman Brandon Caves and Airman Carmela Sikorski-Allessandro, struggle to drive as they take part in a driving simulation game while wearing goggles that replicate the effects of alcohol, Tuesday at the 10th Medical Group. These Airmen attended an event hosted by the Academy’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Program to highlight the dangers of drinking and driving and bring attention to National Drunk and Drugged Driving Awareness Month. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Veronica Cruz) ADAPT's 'drunk goggles' help Airmen see clearly
Christmas might be a time for celebrating, but should Airmen decide to mix their holidays with alcohol, its best they keep their "Drunk Goggles" from behind the wheel.To highlight National Drunk and Drugged Driving Awareness Month and familiarize Airmen with the dangers of drinking and driving, local Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment
0 12/17
2012
Default Air Force Logo Watch for slush; don't rush: Winter weather can affect local commute
As the weather changes and snow and ice begin to dress the roads, drivers need to watch for slush and not rush while traveling to, from and on the Academy.The Academy has personnel who live anywhere from south Colorado Springs, east near Powers Boulevard and north by Monument and Castle Rock, said Lt. Col. Steve Harmon, the Academy's director of
0 12/17
2012
Default Air Force Logo Clinic shuffle won't affect cadets
Flight Medicine is now its own flight in the 10th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, part of an internal reorganization that won't affect cadets who are patients of the clinic, the 10th AMDS commander said Tuesday.Col. (Dr.) Eric Nelson said the realignment will help reinforce Flight Medicine's identity as a separate and distinct operation from the Cadet
0 12/12
2012
Default Air Force Logo Airmen can take charge of their mental fitness
Some Airmen might think that seeking help to improve their mental health will automatically lead to a discharge, but this often not the case, mental health experts said."If someone has a physical injury, they go to the doctor to get better," said Capt. Frances Robbins, a psychiatric nurse practitioner and Suicide Prevention program manager here.
0 12/10
2012
Default Air Force Logo Clinic to introduce streamlined check-in kiosk
A new, centralized kiosk at the 10th Medical Group clinic will speed up the patient check-in process when it opens for business Monday.The kiosk will serve patients of the Family Practice, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics clinics, said Tech. Sgt. Luis Caracosa, NCO in charge of the Family Practice Flight's White Element.The centralized check-in
0 12/04
2012
Air Force Academy firefighter Ron Prettyman hits a target with a stream from a firehose, during the over-40 relay team competition at the World Firefighter Combat Challenge XXI Nov. 17, 2012. The Air Force Academy's over-40 team won the 2012 championship, which it won previously in 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Van Winkle) Academy firefighters claim medals at world championships
Air Force Academy firefighters took gold, silver and bronze medals Nov. 17 at the World Firefighter Combat Challenge XXI.The Air Force Academy teams competed in several categories in the event, which simulates the tasks a firefighter must perform at a working fire in full gear, on a timed course where races are won by tenths and sometimes
0 11/19
2012
Default Air Force Logo Knowledge is power: Event educates women on preventive health screenings
The first Women's Health Event was held at the 10th Medical Center Oct. 17 where women received free cancer screenings and pampering to inform them on how to best take care of themselves. Those who had a primary care manager at the clinic received free Pap smears, mammograms and bone density screenings. There were also educational booths on
0 10/29
2012
Senior Airman Brandon Aguirre (foreground) and Airman 1st Class Hans Castillo, patrollers with the 10th Security Forces Squadron, monitor drivers on South Gate Boulevard Sept. 26. Getting caught speeding on Academy grounds can be costly. (U.S. Air Force photo/Carol Lawrence) No need for speed
Driving on the Academy in the morning may have become more congested, but that's no reason to get caught driving over the speed limit, according to one base official.Lately, speeding has become more of a problem, according to Master Sgt. Ryan Tanner, 10th Security Forces Squadron operations superintendent. This is primarily due to the change in the
0 10/05
2012
Construction workers install curbing along Community Center Drive on Sept. 20, 2012. Construction along Community Center Drive and in the Base Exchange parking lot will add drainage pipes, inlets and curbs. (U.S. Air Force photo/Carol Lawrence) Community Center construction continues on schedule
Construction that began here on July 20 to restore aging infrastructure near the Community Center is on-track and has made steady progress. Sandee Miller, construction manager for CH2M Hill Academy Services, said concrete repairs between Stadium Boulevard and Douglass Drive are complete as well as Community Center Drive paving from Stadium
0 9/20
2012
The Air Force Academy's solar array, pictured here May 13, 2011, occupies 41 acres of land on the Academy's southeast corner, adjacent to Interstate 25. The array, which comprises 18,888 solar panels, produced 12.5 million kilowatt-hours of power since it was activated July 1, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo) AFA solar array saves taxpayers $802,000 in first year
After a year of operation, the data is in. The Academy has received roughly seven and half percent more power than anticipated from the 6-megawatt solar array project that began production last summer.A total of 18,888 solar panels were installed along 41 acres on the Academy's southeast corner and began operation for renewable energy on July 1,
0 9/11
2012
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