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Cadet 2nd Class Jessica Wong gathers boxed goods to prepare a food package during the Air Force Academy Cadet Interfaith Council's volunteer effort at the Care and Share Food Bank of Southern Colorado Aug. 27, 2011. The Interfaith Council began the monthly volunteer project as part of its plan to participate in the White House's Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge. Wong, one of the cadets on the Interfaith Council, is assigned to Cadet Squadron 18. (U.S. Air Force photo/Sarah Chambers) Academy to donate $1,200 to food bank
Air Force Academy chaplains and the Cadet Interfaith Council are scheduled to present a $1,200 check along with 125 cans of food to the Care and Share Food Bank of Southern Colorado at the food bank's site in Colorado Springs, Colo., Nov. 12 between 1 and 3 p.m.The donation comes from tithes and offerings gathered from the Catholic and Protestant
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2011
Cadets with the Air Force Academy's Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics club help children make paper airplanes at an aeronautics booth during the Cool Science Festival Hands-on Science Carnival Oct. 15, 2011, at the University of Colorado - Colorado Springs. Other Academy STEM booths featured models of future aircraft and a solid rocket demonstration. (U.S. Air Force photo) Professors, STEM club cadets reach out to kids at science carnival
The Air Force Academy's Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics club demonstrated technology related to aeronautics and astronautics career fields at the University of Colorado - Colorado Springs Saturday at the annual Cool Science Festival Hands-on Science Carnival.STEM exhibits included models of FalconSAT and future aircraft, a solid
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(U.S. Air Force image/Don Branum; original U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) Academy receives Colo. environmental award
The Air Force Academy received a Colorado Environmental Leadership Program Gold Leader award from the Colorado Public Health and Environment Department at a ceremony in Denver Oct. 4.The Gold Leader awards recognize institutions that have fully operational, facility-specific environmental management systems that have undergone planning,
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The El Paso County Sheriff and Colorado Springs Police Department Combined Color Guard posts the colors at a ceremony in America the Beautiful Park Sept. 11, 2011, to commemorate those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks 10 years earlier. Also pictured, left, are Paula Gould and her husband, Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike Gould, Air Force Space Command Vice Commander Lt. Gen. Michael Basla and AFSPC Commander Gen. William Shelton. (U.S. Air Force photo/Don Branum) Colorado Springs, local military bases honor memory of 9/11
The city of Colorado Springs partnered with service members from local military installations Sunday to honor those who lost their lives during the 9/11 terrorist attacks and to thank those who answered the call to serve their nation in the years that followed.The ceremony capped a weekend marked by two remembrance ceremonies at the Air Force
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Workers lower a steel beam from the World Trade Center into position between two slabs of granite representing the Twin Towers in the Air Force Academy's Sept. 11 Memorial Aug. 24, 2011. The memorial is scheduled to be dedicated in a ceremony at the Academy Sept. 9. (U.S. Air Force photo/Paul Martin) Academy to hold 2 memorial ceremonies Sept. 9
The Academy is scheduled to hold two back-to-back memorial and dedication ceremonies Sept. 9 to honor past and present heroes in defending America's national interests. Visitors are welcome to observe both ceremonies from the wall adjacent to the Cadet Chapel starting at approximately 4:45 p.m. A Sept. 11 Memorial dedication ceremony will
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2011
Default Air Force Logo Fall Falcon Heritage Forum 'bumped up' to focus on 9/11 legacy
Cadets and faculty in charge of hosting the Fall 2011 Falcon Heritage Forum bumped up the schedule of events in order to facilitate speakers with a tie to the events of Sept. 11, 2001.The fall forums are generally held in October, but Cadet 1st Class Sydney Croxton, the cadet in charge of this fall's event, said the opportunity to talk about how
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David Russell III speaks with cadets and faculty members at the Air Force Academy's Falcon Heritage Forum Sept. 7, 2011. Russell, a fourth-generation firefighter, retired from the Fire Department of New York in November 2008 and retired from the New York Air National Guard as a technical sergeant in November 2005. He spent four straight days at ground zero after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and continued working at the site until March 30, 2002. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) 9/11 responders speak with Academy cadets, staff at Falcon Heritage Forum
Four individuals involved in the nation's response to the stunning terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, spoke to cadets and staff members here during a Falcon Heritage Forum panel Sept. 7.On the panel were Master Sgt. Brian Boisvert, Lt. Col. Timothy Conklin, retired Lt. Col. Francis Doiron and native New Yorker Charlie Kerrigan.Though a 50-minute
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2011
A Class of 2015 cadet greets a family member after the Acceptance Day Parade at the Air Force Academy Aug. 3, 2011. Acceptance marks the formal transition of basic cadets into the Cadet Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Sarah Chambers) Families flock to Colorado Springs for Parents' Weekend
Approximately 9,500 parents and family members are expected to attend the Air Force Academy during the annual Parents' Weekend Sept. 1-4 to get a peek inside Academy life.Marquee events include a parade at 10 a.m. Sept. 2, opportunities for parents to shadow their cadets in class, share breakfast or lunch at Mitchell Hall and attend squadron open
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Cadet 3rd Class Tirzah Prince gathers canned goods to make a box of food at the Care and Share Food Bank of Southern Colorado Aug. 27, 2011. Care and Share was founded approximately 35 years ago and distributed approximately 18.5 million pounds of food throughout Southern Colorado in its 2010 fiscal year. Prince is assigned to Cadet Squadron 29. (U.S. Air Force photo/Sarah Chambers) AFA's Cadet Interfaith Council accepts president's community service challenge
The Cadet Interfaith Council here kicked off an outreach partnership with a Colorado Springs food bank Saturday, answering President Barack Obama's challenge to colleges to become involved in interfaith cooperation and community service.Council members and chaplains spent two hours at Care and Share Food Bank of Southern Colorado packing and
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2011
The Beaver Creek fire burns north of the Air Force Academy Aug. 19, 2011. The fire consumed approximately 100 acres before being contained. Firefighters from the Tri-Lakes and Air Force Academy fire departments were among those who responded to the blaze. (U.S. Air Force photo/Raymond McCoy) Academy responders assist with Beaver Creek Fire
The Air Force Academy Fire Department joined U.S. Forest Service officials responding to a fire that started Aug. 19 northwest of the Academy.The Academy supported the Forest Service with 13 firefighters over a two-day period to fight the Beaver Creek Fire, Academy Deputy Fire Chief Ken Helgerson said. Academy firefighters predominantly provided
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