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A participant conducts a fire experiment at the STEM boot camp here July 16-18. A number of K-12 educators from around the region gathered at the Academy to learn more about how they can effectively lead and teach STEM-related academics in their communities. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Sarah Chambers) Teachers report for STEM boot camp
Teachers across the state of Colorado came to the Academy July 16-18 for an educational "boot camp" focused on helping them become community leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math studies.Training classes and workshops conducted over the three-day program highlighted the significance of STEM academics and create a community-based
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Charlie Dye cleans the exterior of a row of stables at the Equestrian Center in March. The Academy stabled about 27 horses evacuated from the Black Forest Fire June 11-15. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Carol Lawrence) Academy's Equestrian Center stables evacuated horses during Black Forest Fire
When hundreds of horses needed to quickly be evacuated during the Black Forest fire in June, the Academy's Equestrian Center staff hit the road with their trailers and promptly set out to rescue the endangered animals.The Academy took in about 27 horses June 11-June 15 at the Equestrian Center stables during the state's most destructive fire as a
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Default Air Force Logo Economic impact of new cadets on local community tops $2M
The arrival of the Class of 2017 on June 27, along with the arrival of cadet-candidates at the Academy's Prep School on July 17, will add more than $2 million to the local economy.When all the figures are added up, the estimated 4,170 visiting family members, relatives and friends of cadets and cadet-candidates will generate approximately
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2013
Lameek Fennell clears debris from the front steps of a house in Manitou Springs, Colo., July 2, 2013. Significant rainfall in areas affected by the 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire triggered a flash flood that damaged several homes along the Black Canyon watershed. Fennell, an employee for a local landscaping company, volunteered to help with cleanup efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo/Don Branum) Academy, community encourage flood preparation
Officials at the Air Force Academy and the surrounding community are asking residents on the west side of El Paso County to educate themselves on the risks of flooding to their homes in the wake of a flood that severely damaged at least three houses in Manitou Springs July 1.Low-lying areas of the Academy in the West Monument Creek watershed may
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Retired Tech. Sgt. Corey Carter lines up a shot with a compound bow during the Warrior Games archery competition at the Air Force Academy May 15, 2013. Carter, previously an Air National Guardsman assigned to Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Ohio, was injured by a roadside bomb in Balad, Iraq, in September 2004. He placed fourth in the compound open. (U.S. Air Force photo/Sarah Chambers) Warrior Games 2013: Army claims individual archery medals
Army Capt. Frank Baroquerio struck dead center in a one-arrow shootoff against the Marines' Matthew Benack to win the individual compound event, 120-119, during the Warrior Games archery competition at Clune Arena May 15."I got to pick my arrow, I got to pick my target. I knew where I was going to hit before I fired that shot," Baroquerio said in a
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Default Air Force Logo Warrior Games 2013: Marines, Army win gold in basketball, volleyball
Marines took the gold in sitting volleyball, and the Army took gold in wheelchair basketball on Day 4 of the Warrior Games May 15 at Clune Arena.The first basketball game of the evening between the Navy and Marines determined who would play the Army for the gold.The Marines took charge of the game early on, starting with a 10-0 lead. The Marines
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Retired Tech. Sgt. Kathryn Robinson of Detroit, Mich., competes in the track and field competition May 14, 2013 at the Air Force Academy track during the Warrior Games. Robinson is competing in both the track and field and swimming events this year. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) Warrior Games 2013: Air Force wins 11 medals in track and field competition
Air Force athletes took home one gold, four silver and six bronze medals in the Warrior Games 2013 Track and Field competition at the Academy's Outdoor Track Stadium May 14.Staff Sgt. Lara Ishikawa took first place in the Women's 100 Meter Open Relay, winning the Air Force's gold medal for the day. Second-place winners included: Ishikawa in the
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Default Air Force Logo Warrior Games 2013: Teams play hard at Warrior Games
Army defeated Marine Corps 49-28 and Navy beat Air Force 33-18 in two wheelchair basketball matches on day 3 of the Warrior Games, May 14 at Clune Arena.Army took charge early in the first half with an 11-0 lead that continued to build throughout the match. Army's strong passing allowed the team to score easy shots inside the paint. Josue Barron
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Air Force cyclist Darrell Fisher places his right hand over his heart as the British and U.S. National anthems are sung May 12 at Falcon Stadium during the 2013 Warrior Games. Warrior Games 2013: Academy cyclists win 3 medals
Air Force cyclists took home three medals in the Warrior Games 2013 cycling competition at Falcon Stadium May 12.Maj. Scott Bullis of Peterson Air Force Base took first place in the men's recumbent cycle race to win the Air Force's first gold medal of this year's Warrior Games."This is my first gold," he said after finishing the race. "I'm proud of
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Paralympian gold medal winner Navy Lt. Bradley Snyder, with the help of Prince Harry and olympian Missy Franklin, light the official torch to begin the 2013 Warrior Games at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 11, 2013. From May 11-16, more than 200 wounded, ill and injured servicemembers and veterans from the U.S. Marines, Army, Air Force and Navy, as well as a team representing U.S. Special Operations Command and an international team representing the United Kingdom, will compete for the gold in track and field, shooting, swimming, cycling, archery, wheelchair basketball and sitting volleyball at the U.S. Olympic Training Center and U.S. Air Force Academy. The military service with the most medals will win the Chairman's Cup. (DoD photo/EJ Hersom) Torch lighting kicks off 2013 Warrior Games
The 2013 Warrior Games began here May 11 when Navy Lt. Bradley Snyder, with help from Prince Harry and Olympian Missy Franklin, lit the official torch during the event's opening ceremonies at the U.S. Olympic Training Center.From May 11-16, more than 200 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans from the U.S. Marines, Army, Air Force
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