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Default Air Force Logo 'Bear' essentials: lock up food before winter -- natural resources mgr.
It's that time of year when black bears near the Academy prepare to hibernate by foraging around the clock, consuming up to 20,000 calories a day. Using their keen sense of smell and memory, bears easily find food before they hibernate and will regularly return to the same area in the spring unless the food source is eliminated.Bears commonly
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Default Air Force Logo Integrity's healing power
Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching. This I learned in 1989, as a U.S. Air Force Academy freshman. It was impossible for me to know at the time how much this truism would help me during the most difficult challenge of my life -- surviving and rehabilitating from two strokes.At the time of my strokes, I was in my 20th
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Default Air Force Logo It's too easy to find parking
Most mornings, you're going to have an interesting time finding a parking spot near Harmon Hall unless you have a reserved space. That's not the case anymore. The first Friday after sequestration furloughs took effect, parking spaces were too easy to find. It's a symbolic reminder that offices around the Air Force Academy -- and every other
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Default Air Force Logo Train to fight, fight to win
When most civilians think of the Air Force, I'd bet the first image that comes to their mind is a fighter jet hurtling through the sky at Mach 3, no doubt piloted by a chiseled officer with movie-star looks who goes by the call-sign "Caveman", "Razor", or "Swamp Thing."This is to be expected -- we are after all the "Air" Force, so the last thing
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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,
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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