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Tina Bush (center) receives a flag from Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike Gould during a memorial service March 16, 2013, for Chuck Bush, the first African American to graduate from the Academy. The couple was married for 48 years. Chuck Bush, who graduated from the Academy in 1963, died Nov. 5, 2012, at his home in Lolo, Mont. Also pictured are Michael Wills (left) and Grace Wills (lower left). (U.S. Air Force photo/Don Branum) Academy holds memorial service for first African-American graduate
Charles V. Bush, a graduate of the Air Force Academy's Class of 1963 and a Vietnam veteran, was laid to rest during a memorial service at the Academy's Memorial Pavilion March 16.Bush, also known as "BG-1" for being the Academy's first black graduate, died Nov. 5, 2012, at his home in Lolo, Mont.Friends and family members, including Board of
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Tech. Sgt. Julie Bradley, right, sings during an Air Force Academy Band performance in the Arnold Hall Theater Jan. 26, 2012. The performance was part of a resiliency day presentation for both permanent party staff and cadets. Bradley is a vocalist and the group leader for the Blue Steel ensemble. Also pictured, left, is Tech. Sgt. Krista Joyce, who joined the band in September 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo/Don Branum) Academy Band receives multiple honors in Air Force media contest
The NCO in charge of the Air Force Academy Band's video production team and a vocalist for the Academy Band's Blue Steel group was named the best public affairs musician in the Air Force, according to Air Force Media Contest results released by the Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs office March 14.Tech. Sgt. Julie Bradley enlisted in the
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Default Air Force Logo Academy to observe Women's History Month
The Air Force Academy's Special Observances Committee will celebrate women with ties to the Academy during a Women's History Month observance luncheon at the Falcon Club March 18 at 11:30 a.m.The observance will honor two cadets for their innovative research, a 2007 graduate who's given back to the community through her outreach efforts and the Air
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Sara Volz, 16, conducts research in the Life Sciences Research Center at the Air Force Academy Feb. 14, 2012. Volz's research centers on exploring the use of algae as biofuel. She is a junior at Cheyenne Mountain High School in Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Elizabeth Andrews) Teen who researched biofuels at Academy wins $100,000 prize
A senior at Cheyenne Mountain High School who conducted research at the Air Force Academy on the use of algae as biofuel won a $100,000 award in the Intel Science Talent Search, Intel Corporation announced March 13.Sara Volz, 17, was selected from more than 1,700 students around the nation.Volz is the youngest person to have worked in the Academy's
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Maj. Gen. Michelle Johnson has been selected as the next superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy. She will be the first female superintendent in the history of the Academy. (Courtesy photo) President nominates 1st female Air Force Academy superintendent
The president of the United States nominated Maj. Gen. Michelle Johnson for the appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment to serve as Air Force Academy's 19th superintendent. If confirmed by the Senate, Johnson would become the first woman to hold the position.Currently serving as NATO's deputy chief of staff for operations
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Default Air Force Logo Ambassadors of Inclusion program seeks applicants
The Air Force Academy Diversity Office seeks rising two-degrees to join the Academy's Ambassadors of Inclusion program by submitting applications by noon Feb. 19.The AOI program affords cadets entering their junior year an opportunity to shadow executives in multinational firms in foreign countries and learn about the impact of national culture on
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(U.S. Air Force graphic/Robin Meredith) Health, welfare inspection finds 131 incidents at Academy
An Air Force-wide health and welfare inspection conducted to emphasize an environment of respect, trust and professionalism in the workplace found 131 incidents of unprofessional, inappropriate or offensive displays at the Air Force Academy, according to inspection results released Jan. 18.Findings were broken down by the type of unit where
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Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike Gould speaks with Bishop Michael Sheridan and Scott Levin during the Academy's 2012 religious respect conference. Sheridan represents the Catholic Archdiocese for the Military Services. Levin is director of the Rocky Mountain Region of the Anti-Defamation League. (U.S. Air Force photo/Don Branum) Religious respect conference attendees discuss Academy's progress
Representatives from Air Force major commands, religious endorsing organizations, First Amendment watchdog groups and others gathered at the Air Force Academy Oct. 30-31 to review the religious climate here.Chief among the topics discussed was the religious respect training program, which was established after a similar conference in 2010 outlined
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Chaplain (Maj.) Peter Fischer and the Right Reverend James Magness talk outside the Dean of Faculty Conference Room at the Air Force Academy during a break at the Religious Respect Conference at the Academy Nov. 16, 2010. Topics at the conference included balancing freedom of religious expression with the Constitution's prohibition against establishing or endorsing religion. Chaplain Fischer is the Academy's senior protestant chaplain. Reverend Magness is the bishop suffragan for federal ministries for the Office of Federal Ministries of the Episcopal Church. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Don Branum) 2012 religious respect conference to focus on Academy's progress
QUICK LINKS Training Accommodation Interfaith Outreach Religion and National Security Next Steps Chaplains, cadets on the Academy's Cadet Interfaith Council and officials with
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Default Air Force Logo Brown bag panelists discuss balancing career, family
The Chief Diversity Office held a brown bag lunch Sept. 21 on a topic of barriers: challenges we face today from balancing career and family lives. The event, part of an Academy women's initiative, included a five-person panel with Chief Diversity Officer Adis Vila serving as moderator.The panelists included an Airman who as a single mother had to
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