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Col. Stacey Hawkins, 10th Air Base Wing commander. (U.S. Air Force photo) An Airman's thoughts on the 4th of July
This weekend, as we celebrate the freedoms we enjoy as citizens of this great nation, it's worthwhile to reflect on just how courageous the signers of the Declaration of Independence were in standing against the tyranny of their day toward the pursuit of liberty. The 56 signers were truly forward thinkers: well educated, of secure financial means,
0 7/01
2014
Default Air Force Logo Safety should be common
Many Academy commuters have probably noticed what the Colorado State Patrol calls "full immersion," when they're out in full force across state highways, usually on weekends or during the holiday season.If there is ever a time not to get caught speeding or texting or worse, driving while intoxicated, this is usually it. You've also most likely
0 6/26
2014
Brig. Gen. Andrew Armacost (U.S. Air Force photo) Staying busy in the summer: Academy fills season with cadet events
The crowd of proud families and newly-minted second lieutenants had barely cleared Falcon Stadium after the May 28 cadet graduation ceremony when Dean of Faculty staff got back to work. Many wonder what we do during the summer; I can tell you, we do not take a three month summer vacation. If the Dean of Faculty staff isn't using their well-earned
0 6/19
2014
Default Air Force Logo Busy summer? You don't know the half of it!
As a young college student, I viewed my summers as nothing more than a great excuse to immerse myself in the most irresponsible behavior I could possibly imagine.My friends and I concocted grand schemes to travel to unbelievable vacation spots and party until the roof caved in, but our schedule and finances painted a very different reality - so we
0 6/13
2014
Default Air Force Logo The Essence of USAFA: An exemplary installation
U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- Editor's note: This concludes an eight-part series detailing the essence of the Academy.Many words can describe an institution hosting several hundred thousand visitors, staging dozens of community events, and producing roughly 1,000 Air Force officers annually, but when it comes to describing her particular
0 6/12
2014
Academy cadets and staff members gather around a bonfire in observance of sexual assault awareness month for the 'Take Back the Night' event April 17. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Liz Copan) Sexual assault prevention: Response must extend beyond legal realm
Every time the Air Force puts a convicted sex offender behind bars, it sends a powerful message: There is no place in the force for those who would prey on their fellow Airmen.But a comprehensive sexual assault prevention and response program cannot afford to focus exclusively on delivering justice to perpetrators. It must also offer help for
0 6/05
2014
Default Air Force Logo The Essence of USAFA: The Air Force professional culture
U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- Editor's note: This is part seven of an eight-part series detailing the essence of the Academy.The Air Force's Academy offers potential cadets a commissioning source unlike any other in the Air Force to fulfill its mission of educating, training and inspiring men and women to become officers of character, said the
0 6/05
2014
Default Air Force Logo The Essence of USAFA: Internalizing the Air Force Ethos
U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- Editor's note: This is part six of an eight-part series detailing the essence of the Academy.Military training here isn't simply designed to run cadets ragged. Instead, it prepares them for real combat and helps them develop a mindset, driving them through the most trying times. The sixth component in the Academy's
0 6/04
2014
Dean of the Faculty, Brig. Gen. Andrew Armacost (U.S. Air Force photo) Graduation is major step in Class of 2014's 'flight through life'
Congratulations to the U.S. Air Force Academy's 56th graduating class!In June 2010, 1,294 young women and men stepped off the buses in front of Vandenberg Hall. At the end of Basic Cadet Training, 1,262 entered the Cadet Wing as members of the Class of 2014. On May 28, four challenging years later, the Air Force eagerly accepted 995 new second
0 5/29
2014
Cadet 1st Class Christian Brechbuhl (U.S. Air Force/Courtesy Photo) No single moment: A collective experience at the Academy
As my time at the Air Force's Academy comes to a close, I find myself thinking just how impossible it is to pick a 'best" or "favorite" experience. There is no single moment for me to pick because I've experienced a multitude of wonderful experiences here. During my four-degree, or freshman year, I would have answered that the best part of my
0 5/23
2014
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