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Lt. Gen. Michelle D. Johnson (U.S. Air Force photo) Happy holidays!
Happy Holidays! It seems like just yesterday we were welcoming the class of 2018, starting a new semester and showcasing our campus to thousands of parents and family members. Yet, here we are, knee-deep in the holiday season and ready to roll into the spring semester.In August, I talked about my commander's intent. Over these past several months,
0 12/19
2014
U.S. Air Force Academy defensive lineman Chad Hennings is shown during a Western Athletic Conference game against Texas Christian University at Falcon Stadium in 1987. Hennings was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame Dec. 5 in New York City. (Academy athletic media relations photo) 'It takes a team': USAFA grad, former Dallas Cowboy learned leadership, character at Academy
I recently learned that I am the recipient of the 2014 Walter Camp "Alumni Award." It seems like yesterday (actually 26 years ago) that I was being recognized at this same event as an All American defensive lineman from the U.S. Air Force Academy.  Reflecting back upon my experience as a college football player, I am very appreciative of the
0 12/03
2014
Defensor Fortis (U.S. Air Force graphic) My day as a 10th SFS augmentee: A perpective on serving, protecting, doing 'what's right'
I checked to make sure the Beretta 9 mm and tactical baton were still firmly strapped to my web belt before taking a step outside. The air felt like tiny pinpricks of glass imbedded in my lungs with every breath, shards of cold from the first frigid snap of winter here.The world still held the soft gray color of just past dawn. It was Saturday,
0 11/28
2014
Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, a former Air Force captain, graduated from the Academy in 1973. Sullenberger received the Outstanding Cadet in Airmanship Award and earned a bachelor's degree in psychology. (U.S. Air Force photo/ courtesy photo)
An uplifting visit with the veterans of tomorrow
Veterans Day has a special meaning for me and my family, as it does for millions of Americans with a tradition of military service. I was thinking of our veterans when my wife Lorrie and I recently visited my alma mater, the U.S Air Force Academy. I wanted to learn from today's cadets - our future veterans - about why they chose military service
0 11/14
2014
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody (U.S. Air Force photo) Air Force Leaders send Veterans Day message
(Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody, sent this Veterans Day letter to all Airmen in Nov. 7, reminding them to proudly uphold the legacy of service interwoven in the Air Force's fabric. Airmen were thanked for their service and
0 11/10
2014
Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark A. Welsh III speaks to cadets here Sept. 29 during his weeklong visit to the visit. Welsh told the cadets that in part, today's Cadet Wing owes its success to the achievements of previous cadets and Academy graduates.  Welsh challenged the cadets to build upon the Academy's legacy once they graduate. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jason Gutierrez)
Letter to Airmen: Taking care of each other is our 'bedrock'
Fellow Airmen, last month I was lucky enough to join amazing Americans during the Warrior Games at the U.S. Olympic Complex in Colorado Springs. As Betty and I watched the competition, we could see the passion and drive on each athlete's face and it made us even prouder to serve in the world's greatest Air Force.As is usually the case, our Airmen
0 11/07
2014
Eagle Eyes Stay alert: See something, say something
Let's talk about ISIS for a moment.No, not the Egyptian goddess. I'm not here to proselytize. I mean the terrorist group, more accurately known as ISIL, or the Islamic State of Syria and the Levant, which is neither a state unto itself nor, for that matter, Islamic.So what? What makes ISIL worth paying any attention to?First, ISIL is on social
0 10/28
2014
Air Force Wounded Warrior Program National Disability Employment Awareness: Vets say support program is worthwhile cause
October marks the 69th anniversary of National Disability Employment Awareness Observance and this month, we celebrate the contributions those with disabilities bring to the workforce. Despite the positive attributes people with disabilities have to offer, many still struggle to find employment that empowers and recognizes their skills.Luckily, a
0 10/17
2014
U.S. Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle D. Johnson (U.S. Air Force photo) Thanks, USAFA!
Teammates, I wanted to take a moment to send you a great big "thank you" for all your work these last couple weeks. I visited with multiple senior leaders on base last week and to a person they had nothing but great things to say about their stay at the Academy. They were impressed by every facet of our installation and commented on the great work
0 10/09
2014
Kristin Larkey, Family Advocacy Program licensed clinical social worker at the U.S. Air Force Academy. (Courtesy photo) To stay or go: Domestic violence is inexcusable, complex
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The subject of domestic violence has drawn the attention of millions after a video recently surfaced showing Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice assaulting his then-fiancée, Janay Palmer Rice.The video shows the couple arguing in an elevator, followed by Ray punching Janay in the face. Janay falls to
0 9/30
2014
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