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Lt. Col. Kristi Lowenthal Celebrating Women’s History Month
Since women won the right to vote in 1920, few issues have been able to command the same amount of widespread support as suffrage did in the years after World War I. Some women want more political and social representation, but others feel that increased individual rights for women are not necessarily a positive social good, as demonstrated by the
0 3/30
2012
Default Air Force Logo No longer are women sitting on the sideline
When I think about Women's History Month, the first three words that pop into my mind are perseverance, power and pure beauty. From the beginning of time, women have always played a dynamic role in shaping the world. Native American women were builders, warriors, farmers and craftswomen who were just as equipped and skilled as the men. Women from
0 3/23
2012
Default Air Force Logo Cadet ‘thankful’ for today’s diversity
Editor's Note: Cadet Satterfield is the captain of the women's basketball team.To me, African-American History Month represents equality and opportunity. I am thankful that today, people of all cultures can sit in a room together and not think twice about it. Growing up in Sacramento, Calif., I was used to a lot of diversity and being around other
0 2/17
2012
Airmen with the Air Force Academy Honor Guard present the colors during a resiliency day presentation in Arnold Hall Jan. 26, 2012. The 45-minute presentation included music by the Air Force Academy Band and short discussions by Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike Gould and Chief Master Sgt. Todd Salzman, the Academy's command chief. (U.S. Air Force photo/Don Branum) Mental injuries, illnesses are killers
What would you do if you suffered a broken leg tomorrow? Chances are, you would go to an emergency room, see a doctor, have your leg x-rayed and placed in a cast and get a set of crutches. You wouldn't be back to 100 percent right away, but you could at least function.Now, what would you do if you suffered a broken mind? That answer's not so
0 2/01
2012
The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington is pictured in this photo taken on the day of its "soft opening" ceremony Aug. 22, 2011. (National Park Service photo) Celebrating King's legacy
As a people and as a nation, we have come a long way since the civil rights movement of the early 1960s. King would be proud. But at the same time, we have not yet achieved the point he devoted his life to help our society reach. One of the most significant speeches in our nation's history was the "I Have a Dream" speech, which King delivered Aug.
0 1/19
2012
Default Air Force Logo Cadet reflects on King legacy
On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Aug. 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous "I Have A Dream" speech, where he expressed hope that one day he would see "little black boys and black girls ... able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers." Raised in a generation where blatant racism and
0 1/13
2012
Rev. Dr. David Oringderff speaks with Lt. Gen. Mike Gould during a dedication ceremony for the Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel Falcon Circle May 3, 2011. Oringderff is the executive director of the Sacred Well Congregation and represented the Earth-Centered Spirituality community during a religious respect conference at the Academy in November 2010. Gould is the Academy superintendent. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) Why building Falcon Circle was 'right thing to do'
Why did the Air Force Academy build an "outdoor Stonehenge" worship area for just a handful of cadets?That's the question some have asked Air Force Academy officials after the Los Angeles Times' Nov. 26 article citing an $80,000 price tag for the Cadet Chapel Falcon Circle: an outdoor worship area used primarily for the observance of Earth-Centered
0 12/21
2011
A Navy bugler plays taps during a commemoration ceremony at the Pearl Harbor Visitors Center at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument Dec. 7, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Carolyn Viss) Pearl Harbor Day reminds us: Remember, honor WWII veterans
When I visited my grandparents the weekend after Sept. 11, 2001, I remember my late grandmother, Clara Hix Clifford, saying to me, "I never thought I'd see something like this again in my lifetime."By "again," she was referring to the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese -- a worldaltering event that remains true to the words of
0 12/07
2011
Default Air Force Logo Support your Falcons in 2011 Military Bowl
This year's football team has earned an incredible leadership opportunity to represent the Academy with an invitation Dec. 4 to the 2011 Military Bowl.The chance to play in a significant bowl game happens because of the terrific accomplishments of our cadets, along with the guidance and backing of the fine leadership of our Academy general officers
0 12/06
2011
Default Air Force Logo Lorenz on Leadership — Life's experiences: luggage or baggage?
Recently, I was invited to speak at the United States Air Force Academy's Class of 2013 Commitment Night dinner. Commitment Night is usually scheduled the day the third classmen (sophomores) return to the Academy and become second classmen (juniors). Up to that very moment they begin their junior year academics they may resign from the Academy and
0 11/28
2011
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