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Default Air Force Logo Lorenz on Leadership: Starting a wonderful journey
I recently had the honor of attending the swearing-in ceremony for the Class of 2017 here at the Academy. Looking east across the Cadet Area past Vandenberg Hall, I was struck by the large size and beauty of the garrison flag blowing in the slight breeze. Behind me, standing at the top of the class wall were thousands of proud, cheering parents,
0 7/08
2013
Default Air Force Logo Our commitment, our community
For most of us at the Academy, June 11 was a regular workday until word spread there was a fire in Black Forest. From our vantage on the third floor of Harmon Hall, we watched a thin grey column of smoke rapidly grow into a dark wall. We took turns looking through binoculars, but soon realized we didn't need any help to see the flames rapidly
0 6/24
2013
Lt. Gen. Mike and Paula Gould. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Raymond McCoy) Thank you Team USAFA!
Paula and I want you all to know how thrilled we are over the entire team's performance throughout the year, culminating in last week's graduation activities for the Class of 2013! Even in the midst of sequestration and all the associated hardships - civilian furloughs, hiring freezes, operational and maintenance spending cutbacks, limited
0 6/06
2013
Default Air Force Logo Lorenz on Leadership: A chance encounter
As a leader, you must always be observant of what is going on around you. Literally you need to observe, listen and sense in a 360 degree circle in real time. To truly be effective, you need to have your radar up and running at all times because you never know when you can make a difference.Recently, I was walking to my car after a meeting with the
0 4/16
2013
Construction on the U.S. Air Force Academy's iconic cadet chapel began Aug. 28, 1959. Construction was completed in 1963 by Robert E. McKee, General Contractor Inc., of Santa Fe, N.M. On Founders' Day, Academy reflects on history
The United States Air Force Academy features some of the most spectacular scenery anywhere, the perfect confluence of nature and man. The rugged natural beauty evident on the 18,455-acre Academy reservation remains largely as it was centuries, even millennia, ago. In stark contrast, the majestic buildings of aluminum, steel and glass look
0 4/01
2013
Cadet Christian Brechbuhl is assigned to Cadet Squadron 31 at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Air Force photo) Cadets reap benefits of international partnership
Last summer, I had the chance to participate in the Diversity Office's Ambassadors of Inclusion program. This program, for the first time, added a program to the Academy's repertoire that focuses solely on a cadet's ability to work in a different culture and with different people. The AOI program took my international understanding and leadership
0 2/22
2013
Lt. Col. Martha McSally stands with her A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft. The colonel is the first female pilot in the Air Force to fly in combat and to serve as a squadron commander of a combat aviation squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Opening combat positions for women essential to diversity, future Air Force
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's Jan. 24 announcement that he would lift restrictions on women in combat positions has stirred up quite a bit of discussion. Anyone who wants a stronger U.S. military should welcome the lifting of combat restrictions and what that change means for readiness and diversity within the armed forces.It's important to note
0 1/30
2013
Default Air Force Logo Academy Spirit introduces 'Spirited Views'
The Academy Sprit now features "Spirited Views," an opinion section on Page 2. Letters to the editor have long been one of the most popular features in any newspaper because, simply put, people like to know what others in their community are thinking. With that in mind, we want to know what you're thinking Many of you have probably noticed that
0 1/28
2013
Maj. Evelyn Schumer is the deputy director of the Air Force Academy Commander's Action Group. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Veronica Cruz) 'Bust through blues' with positive attitude
At the end of each day, I ask myself: Is the universe a happier and better place because of my existence?I'm sure we've all had an experience like the one I had last week. I was waiting in line at the grocery store behind someone who was extremely rude to the cashier. When it was finally my turn to checkout, the cashier was in a crummy mood and
0 12/12
2012
Print this graphic, take a picture with it in a creative way, and share it on Instagram and Twitter with the hash tag #YourAcademy. YourAcademy is a new social media campaing that allows fans and followers of the Academy to share their own Academy experiences. (U.S. Air Force Graphic) Join the discussion about YourAcademy
The Air Force Academy means different things to different people. We know what OurAcademy means to us, but what does YourAcademy mean to you?Everybody who comes to the Academy, whether to attend class, teach cadets, or just visit this national treasure, has a story to tell about what the Academy means to them. What's your Air Force Academy story?
0 11/20
2012
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