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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
Cadet 1st Class Christian Brechbuhl Living up to a legacy of excellence
To a cadet born in 1991, 60 years doesn't mean a whole lot. To a "firstie" about to commission into the world's greatest Air Force, words such as "final exams" and "graduation" hold much more meaning. The daily regime of the Academy sometimes overshadows that our institution is now a widely-recognized academic institute and producer of countless
0 4/04
2014
Brig. Gen. Andrew Armacost Academy stays on the 'cutting edge'
I am proud to be a part of the Air Force Academy team as we collectively celebrate the 60th Anniversary of this incredible institution. As I reflect on our six decades of existence and success in developing future leaders for our military and our nation, I am also extremely optimistic about the bright future ahead.At the Air Force's Academy, we
0 4/04
2014
Dr. Hans Mueh Athletic director reflects on 60 years at the Academy
As I reflect on 60 years of history for our still-young Air Force Academy, I've come to grips with the realization that I've been associated with the Academy in some capacity for 42 of those 60 years. It's hard to believe it's been 52 years since I stepped off a bus from Denver and started a journey no on could have imagined or explained. The early
0 4/02
2014
Brig. Gen. Greg Lengyel At the 'tip of the spear': USAFA's leadership, training environment prepares leaders for the nation
This month, we commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Air Force's Academy. As we look forward to another 60 years of producing lieutenants for our Air Force and leaders for our nation, we do so founded in our culture of commitment -- commitment to the nation, to our Air Force and its core values, to our Academy and our fellow Airmen.The foundation
0 4/01
2014
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