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10th Security Forces Squadron commander, Maj. Jose Lebron. (U.S. Air Force photo) National Police Week: Remembering those who serve, protect
In the U.S., we have many observances, celebrations and holidays to commemorate and celebrate; from Martin Luther King Jr. Day to Veterans Day, our nation takes time to reflect on an event or people who shaped, changed or created history. Among these observances are Peace Officer Memorial Day and National Police Week.The Peace Officer Memorial Day
0 5/14
2014
The U.S. Air Force Academy is starting a new process to consolidate cadet surveys this month. In the past, cadets received survey solicitations several time a month, Academy officials said. (U.S. Air Force photo) Cadet Wing surveys scheduled for end of semester
How often do you receive emails asking you to fill out a survey or questionnaire? Once a month, twice a month or more often? Cadets, on average, are asked to participate in surveys about three to four 4 times each month -- and those are the ones we know about. With all the academic, military and athletic pressures on cadets' time, it's not
0 5/09
2014
Default Air Force Logo The Essence of USAFA: Immersing cadets in the 'total experience'
U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- Editor's note: This is part three of an eight-part series detailing the essence of the Academy.Cadet life at the Air Force's Academy isn't just about academics and sports; it's about immersing cadets in a total experience: education, leadership, physical and mental strength. The third of eight pillars comprising the
0 5/02
2014
Default Air Force Logo The Essence of USAFA: Focusing on air, space, cyberspace
U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- Editor's note: This is part two of an eight-part series detailing the essence of the Academy. The Air Force Mission is to "Fly, Fight and Win...in Air, Space and Cyberspace." For some, that mission alone is enough to take up a profession of arms unlike any other in the world -- and at the Air Force's Academy, cadets
0 4/29
2014
Col. Robert Kraus Academy research: Be prepared when opportunity knocks
Eight-hundred fifty-seven days, 9 hours, 17 minutes and 48 seconds from writing this, a 9.58-second opportunity will knock as summer Olympic track and field events kick-off in Rio de Janeiro and Olympic medal contenders are determined not to let the opportunity slip by. The mental, physical and emotional preparation is intense, all consuming. The
0 4/22
2014
Default Air Force Logo The Essence of USAFA: Cadet-led committee governs Honor Code process
U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- Editor's note: This is part one of an eight-part series detailing the essence of the Academy."We will not lie, steal or cheat, nor tolerate among us anyone who does." Those words comprise the Air Force Academy's Honor Code, a cornerstone of character and leadership development that forms the first pillar of the
0 4/18
2014
Col. Stacey Hawkins (U.S. Air Force photo) The 'dearness' of USAFA
Recently, our Superintendent issued a challenge for the USAFA community to collectively own a strong culture of commitment and climate of respect for all. Citing American Revolutionary Thomas Paine, Lt. Gen. Michelle D. Johnson implored us to "personally invest in and own" the Academy's dear mission of "Producing lieutenants for our Air Force and
0 4/16
2014
Tech. Sgt. Mike Hawkins Say 'no' to distracted driving
Hitting the road may be part of the American experience, but due to the advent of cell phones and social media during the last 20 years, driving has become far more dangerous.This is why the Air Force's Academy has joined with the National Safety Council to promote National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Drivers rely on three distinct
0 4/15
2014
Default Air Force Logo The Essence of USAFA: Essence document outlines Academy's principles, priorities
 U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY PUBLICAFFAIRS, Colo.  -- What defines an institution's core principles? They're what's left when you cut everything else away.A fiscal year 2015 budget drill, held in the spring of 2013, forced Academy officials to take a close look at what programs fit into the Academy's foremost mission: to educate, train and inspire men
0 4/06
2014
William "T" Thompson A heritage of success
Congratulations to the U.S. Air Force Academy on your 60th anniversary from the Academy's Association of Graduates. During those 60 years, the Academy has become one of the most prestigious institutions of higher learning in the entire world.It's easy to say our Academy is a great institution, but by what criteria do we prove that fact? One could
0 4/04
2014
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