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Lt. Gen. Michelle D. Johnson, the superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) Fourth of July: Remembering the spirit of American boldness
Two-hundred-forty-one years ago, the visionary founders of our nation began a bold experiment, pledging their lives to become champions of the cause of liberty and joining together in defiance to build the foundation for a fledgling republic. With their brave stand, they created a system of government like none before, one rooted in equality and
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Brig. Gen. Andrew Armacost, dean of the faculty. (U.S. Air Force photo) Congrats, Class of '17!
In June 2012, 1,190 young men and women took the first steps of the journey to join the Long Blue Line. May 24 marked a pivot point in their journey as the Air Force proudly accepted 979 new second lieutenants into its ranks.   To all the families, friends and mentors of our graduates, thank you! Your support and encouragement throughout the last
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William "T" Thompson, the president and CEO of the U.S. Air Force Academy Association of Graduates. (U.S. Air Force Academy Association of graduates photo) Welcome to the Long Blue Line, Class of '17
On behalf of the U.S. Air Force Academy Association of Graduates, I extend my wholehearted congratulations to the Academy's Class of 2017 and welcome you as the newest members of the Long Blue Line.The achievement of assuming your place in that Long Blue Line should not be taken lightly. You have invested four demanding years of your life to reach
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Default Air Force Logo Academy unveils mobile-friendly Website
The Air Force Academy has a new website. It’s “” … and it’s the most ambitious website in our history. It’s dynamic, user-friendly and easy on the eyes. Most importantly, it’s based on current mobile technology in keeping with websites seen and used across other major universities in the U.S.  Andrew Hamilton, the Academy’s chief of
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Capt. Natasha Trozzolo is the 10th Medical Group's audiologist at the U.S. Air Force Academy. (U.S. Air Force photo) Q and A: Academy’s audiologist keeps ‘silent disease’ at bay with patient services
"My dog ate it." Did you ever use this excuse when you missed a homework assignment? I never did, but twice within a month I told my audiologist that my puppy, Peyton, chewed the hearing aid I use in my right ear. I received free, on-the-spot repairs. I was relieved. After getting my hearing aid repaired, I chatted with Capt. Natasha Trozzolo.
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Cadet 1st Class Cinthya Elizondo-Gamez. (Courtesy photo) Breaking barriers
My brother Marco graduated from Basic Military Training when I was 12. I’ve always wanted to be like him. I remember watching Marco and the other newly-minted Airmen march onto the parade field at Joint-Base San Antonio. I was impressed and researched joining the U.S. military. I discovered the service academies but only had eyes for one: the Air
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Class brave freezing temperatures and snow at the U.S. Air Force Academy. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Sarah Chambers) Winter driving: Relax, back off, keep your distance
Drive safe, stay alert, slow down and stay in control. Sounds easy, right? These tips might just keep you alive. They’re appropriate anytime you’re behind the wheel, but they’re particularly appropriate when it comes to winter-time driving.  Winter traffic safety starts with a full maintenance check on your vehicle and a gas tank that’s at always
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Default Air Force Logo December 'Notes from Knowlton'
I hope this edition of our newsletter finds you and yours doing well. We have so much exciting news to share with you this month, starting with our football team. The Falcons are going "bowling" for the ninth time in the last 10 years. Air Force is taking on South Alabama in the Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl Dec. 30 in Tucson, Ariz. We are thrilled
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Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson, the superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy. (U.S. Air Force photo) Remember veterans past and present
Team USAFA:As another election cycle comes to a close, we are reminded just how dearly our nation values the democracy we live under. In many ways, we have come to expect the peaceful transition of power in America. Our Constitution, the "idea" to which we swear allegiance, is resilient. For so many around the world it's simply not the norm.
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November is American-Indian Heritage Month. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Bob Goode) Celebrating diversity: National American-Indian Heritage Month
November is National American-Indian Heritage Month and the Air Force Academy will host a variety of events to celebrate its diversity and the service and sacrifice of American-Indian Airmen.  Beginning Nov. 1, we’ll spotlight literature from American-Indian authors at the Community Center Library; display American-Indian artifacts and art created
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