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Default Air Force Logo Preventing sexual assault is a 'collective responsibility'
In the near future, the Defense Department will release its annual report on sexual harassment and violence at the military service academies. The Air Force's Academy will use this feedback to continue to refine and improve our processes regarding sexual harassment and assault, to include prevention, investigation, accountability, and victim
0 12/13
Lt. Col. Dan Oosterhous, the Academy's men's tennis coach is seen here climbing a rock wall in May. Oosterhous, a 1993 Academy graduate, suffered two strokes in late February but has been on the recovery since then. He says setting setting goals helps him face and overcome challenges. Facing the wall: Goal-setting helps us on the climb
I've lost count of the opportunities the Air Force regularly gives me to set personal and professional goals. As Airmen, we routinely attend briefings, team building sessions and leadership seminars encouraging and helping us achieve our individual and institutional short- and- long term goals.These events are great, but I've experienced no greater
0 11/25
Default Air Force Logo Safety: the best holiday gift to give
It's hard to believe the holiday season is once again upon us! While I've only served as your superintendent for a short time, I'm amazed at how much we've accomplished. You've earned some well-deserved downtime this holiday season but I want to take a moment to stress the importance of safety. Staying safe by making the right decisions regarding
0 11/19
Default Air Force Logo Correcting domestic violence misconceptions
As Academy Airmen and civilians, we should challenge ourselves to look outside the standard mold of domestic violence. The National Domestic Violence Hotline defines domestic violence as a pattern of behavior in any relationship to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner. Abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional, or economic or
0 11/15
Col. Stacey T. Hawkins, the 10th Air Base Wing commander 10th Air Base Wing to host Wingman Day Thurs.
To the dedicated Airmen of the 10th Air Base Wing at the Air Force's Academy, please accept my personal invitation to attend our upcoming Wingman Day, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday in Arnold Hall. I invite all leaders to shut-down their functions where possible or go to maintain minimal manning where it is absolutely essential. I assure you the event will
0 11/08
Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson speaks at the Academy change of command ceremony Aug. 12.  Johnson, a 1981 Academy graduate, said a sense of humility has helped her succeed throughout her career. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Sarah Chambers)
Sexual Assault: The human cost
The Air Force's Academy is committed to preventing, deterring and prosecuting sexual assault in its ranks. Sexual assault is a crime and is categorically unacceptable. It is incompatible with our core values, it is harmful to our people and it makes us less effective in our core mission: Producing lieutenants for our Air Force and leaders for our
0 10/21
Default Air Force Logo Energy Action Month: Academy works to conserve
Energy Action Month: Academy works to conserveBy 10th Civil Engineer SquadronAs we enter the third week of Energy Action Month, it's important we continue doing all we're able to conserve energy not only in October, but every day of the year. Each of us has a part to play in meeting the Academy's energy-saving goal. The Academy spends approximately
0 10/16
Default Air Force Logo Turn excuses into opportunities
In Basic Cadet Training, one of the seven basic responses to any question was, "No excuse, sir or ma'am." No matter the circumstance, a basic cadet is always late, wearing the wrong uniform or giving the wrong answer. When asked to explain my deficiencies as a cadet, my instinct was to defend myself, but I quickly learned there is only one correct
0 10/15
Default Air Force Logo Energy-saving advances by cadets save tax dollars
Energy awareness is a national focus during October but for Academy cadets here, it's a topic of interest year-round."Energy is the lifeblood of our society," said Lt. Col. Mark. Reimann, Chemistry Department assistant professor. "Everything we value requires energy and generally the more valuable something is, the more energy it requires. Our
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U.S. Air Force Illustration October is Energy Action Month
It's that time again! Every October is Energy Action Month and we take time to reflect on energy; and while October is Energy Action Month, we must make energy a consideration in all we do each and every day.Energy is a polarizing topic. It is often associated with someone telling you to turn off the lights or replacing nice warm incandescent
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