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Lt. Col. Dan Oosterhous (Air Force photo) Living to inspire
You never know when you are going to make a positive impact on someone's life and provide inspiration. Do you have what it takes to inspire others?Last spring, I was in a restaurant with my brother, on one of my first outings since leaving the hospital after multiple strokes. Wearing Air Force gear, I obviously stood out as I walked to my table. A
0 8/13
2014
Default Air Force Logo Academic year to feature new staff, updated program
Welcome back! It was a busy summer across the Academy and on the hill. Cadets and faculty immersed in leadership training programs, traveled across the globe and participated in summer classes. Our faculty has also been working on cutting-edge research, presenting their work at academic conferences and preparing for a new academic year. Now it's
0 7/30
2014
Default Air Force Logo Technology transfer: it’s the law
This summer, the Academy's Research Office is developing and implementing a formal technology transfer program to allow industry partners better access to cadet and faculty research technologies and capabilities. As phase one of this paradigm shift unfolds, we'd like to provide you a sneak peak at our blueprints. Keep in mind, the ultimate goal is
0 7/21
2014
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
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