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U.S Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle D. Johnson (Air Force photo) Celebrating USAFA's 60th anniversary: 'We've come a long way'
As we celebrate the Air Force Academy's 60th Anniversary, I salute all of the proud servicemen and women who have devoted themselves to producing leaders of character for our Air Force and our nation. As the United States' youngest service academy, our Air Force's Academy continues a proud heritage built on the foundations of integrity, service and
0 4/01
2014
Col. Robert Kraus USAFA gets ready to CSURF differently
On April 12, more than 450 participants and visitors will gather at the U.S. Air Force Academy for the 11th annual Colorado Springs Undergraduate Research Forum or CSURF -- pronounced "sea surf." The event allows cadets and undergraduate students from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and Colorado College to present and receive
0 3/25
2014
Default Air Force Logo Ethical failures can get employees in legal 'hot water'
March is Ethical Awareness month, an annual event educating public professionals about ethical issues and giving them a chance to review the Code of Federal Regulation's 14 Principles of Ethical Conduct all public servants are bound to follow. We often hear clients telling us to "find a way to get to 'yes,'" or asking, "This is how we've been
0 3/20
2014
Default Air Force Logo Welcome spring with safety
In less than a week, spring will be upon us again and many of will eagerly advantage of spring break by participating in a variety of warm-weather activities. While we're not completely out of the woods yet with recent and expected snowfall and cooler temperatures, the advent of spring does give us the chance to remind ourselves of the hazards that
0 3/10
2014
Retired Gen. Norton Schwartz, 1973 Academy graduate, walks through an aisle of cadets and Academy staff as he speaks to them about values and ethics at the 2014 National Character and Leadership Symposium Feb. 28. Schwartz, wife Suzie, make lasting impression
The Air Force Academy recently hosted the 21st annual National Character and Leadership Symposium. The symposium themed: "Character Overcoming Conflict: Individual Stories, Global Impact," featured a variety of speakers from sports stars to military heroes to some cadets who currently call the Academy home. The purpose of the event was to allow
0 3/07
2014
Default Air Force Logo Donating to the Air Force Assistance Fund helps us 'Pay it Forward'
The annual Air Force Assistance Fund Campaign kicked-off Feb. 4, giving us all an opportunity to help our fellow Airmen when they need it most. The AFAF Campaign supports our charities that are dedicated to caring for Airmen from induction, through retirement and beyond.The four charities are the Air Force Aid Society, the General and Mrs. Curtis
0 3/04
2014
Col. Robert Kraus The essence of Academy research
The U.S. Air Force Academy exists to educate, train and produce leaders for our nation.This mission is successfully accomplished through many fronts, executed across a diverse set of mission elements and forged through the crucibles of academic excellence, athletic competition, airmanship, military discipline and an honor system. The Academy's
0 2/28
2014
U.S Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle D. Johnson (Air Force photo) Motorcycle safety: 'No such thing as a minor collision'
Motorcycle crashes are a leading cause of death for our U.S. Air Force members. While motorcyclists represent only 10 percent of our active duty force, they account for approximately 40 percent of our fatal crashes. At the Academy, we experienced our most recent motorcycle fatality in 2012 and have recorded 12 motorcycle mishaps since
0 2/26
2014
U.S Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle D. Johnson (Air Force photo) Safety: We each have to do our part
As we work hard every day to produce leaders of character for our Air Force and our nation, we all must ensure safety remains at the forefront of our minds.We need to be focused, exercise personal discipline and ultimately work together to ensure we accomplish the mission.Like a machine, if we are missing just one part, we cannot function properly.
0 2/26
2014
Default Air Force Logo The Air Force Assistance Fund: Airmen helping Airmen
Some 15 years ago, I was a new flight surgeon deployed to Europe under bare-base conditions to arguably what would become the largest air refueling base in history. I was in over my head but fortunately, I deployed with an experienced NCO and relied heavily on his knowledge for first several weeks. During our deployment, this NCO confided that
0 2/19
2014
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