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Default Air Force Logo Duty: the double-edged sword
A 1970 graduate of the Air Force Academy recently asked my opinion about what I thought the Academy is doing well today. He knew I've been serving this past year as The Academy's senior scholar, assigned to the Center for Character and Leadership Development. He also knew that I've never been in the military.Although his question caught me by
0 10/27
2011
Col. Robin Olds preflights his F-4C Phantom before a mission in Southeast Asia.   He was the commander of the 8th Tactical Fighter Wing at Ubon Air Base, Thailand, and was credited with shooting down four enemy MiG aircraft in aerial combat over North Vietnam.  (U.S. Air Force photo) Robin Olds: Wolf Pack hero, legacy
KUNSAN AIR BASE, South Korea (AFNS) -- This historian is hardly the first to declare former Brig. Gen. Robin Olds as the greatest aerial warrior and leader in American history.When learning about his life, it is as if he was made to be the perfect Airman. He was a triple ace who had ideas about tactical air power that were as big as his physique.
0 8/24
2011
Default Air Force Logo Lorenz on Leadership: Leaders, stress and people of faith
Recently I was at a military base when two Air Force chaplains invited me to join them for lunch. We had a nice conversation on many subjects to include stories about leaders they had met over the years. One of the chaplains had just returned from his third tour in Afghanistan where he worked with the Army. The brigade he was assigned to was
0 8/24
2011
Devin Kunich poses for a photo at the Bristol, Wis., Renaissance Faire in this photo taken by his father, retired Master Sgt. Gary Kunich. Devin was killed shortly after midnight on Aug. 8, 2011, by a distracted driver while bicycling home from the faire. (courtesy photo/Gary Kunich) Please, hang up and drive
If you've been in the Air Force for a while, you might know the name Gary Kunich. He worked for European Stars and Stripes around the time I first entered the Air Force in 1999. He retired in 2006 as a master sergeant, but he has never put down the pen: today he writes for local publications in his adopted hometown of Kenosha, Wis.Today, he has a
0 8/22
2011
Air Force leaders issued a Memorial Day statement to Airmen and their families May 24, 2011. In this photo, Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike Gould presents Larry and Joyce Brodeur with a flag during the May 17, 2011, funeral service for Maj. David Brodeaur, a 1999 Academy graduate who was killed April 27 in Kabul, Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Megan Davis) AF leaders issue Memorial Day message
To the Airmen of the United States Air Force and their Families:As we pause this Memorial Day to honor those who have died in service of our great Nation, it is also useful to reflect on what this day of remembrance reveals about the character of our nation and its people. History records that Maj. Gen. John Logan, national commander of the Grand
0 5/26
2011
Lt. Gen. Mike Gould released a statement Feb. 3 regarding religious respect at the Air Force Academy. General Gould is the Academy superintendent. (U.S. Air Force photo) Class of 2011: Your future starts today
To the United States Air Force Academy Class of 2011 -- congratulations! You've earned the right to celebrate! You'll remember May 25, 2011, for the rest of your lives. You've spent the last four-to-five years learning, training, preparing and giving of yourself to be here with your classmates to finally celebrate this momentous day together.
0 5/25
2011
William "T." Thompson is the president and CEO of the Association of Graduates; a non-profit organization that supports the Air Force Academy and its alumni. (U.S. Air Force photo) AOG: Congratulations, Class of '11
On behalf of the Association of Graduates and the nearly 43,000 compatriots who have graduated from this great institution, I want to extend my hearty congratulations to the Class of 2011 and welcome you to the Academy graduate community. You have made it through four challenging years, and now you will take your place in the most technologically
0 5/25
2011
Students and staff memebers at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs line the street as the funeral procession for Maj. Philip Ambard, an academy foreign language professor, passes by. Maj. Ambard, a father of five, lost his life while deployed in Kabul, Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force Courtesy Photo) The last ride
I handed a coin to the driver saying, "You are taking my brother-in-law on his last ride. I don't want you to forget this."No one who knew Maj. Philip Ambard will ever forget him. He was born in Venezuela, but loved his adopted country passionately. He joined the U.S. Air Force, quickly moving up the ranks and being selected for senior master
0 5/18
2011
Default Air Force Logo Overcoming a PT test failure
Throughout my 15 years in the military, I have always struggled with passing my physical fitness test. I'm not a huge person, and I am very active in sports. I run three to five times a week and coach youth sports as well. But no matter what I did, I always came very close to failing my PT test, often passing by a mere 0.55 pts. In October 2009, I
0 12/02
2010
Default Air Force Logo Carbon monoxide: the silent killer
Two cadets were driving westbound on Interstate 70 en route back to the Air Force Academy in 1983 following a Thanksgiving weekend shared with family and friends. A nasty snowstorm had set in, making travel treacherous. Conditions on this Kansas stretch of interstate soon became impassable as the terrain, winds and heavy snow created deep drifts.
0 11/17
2010
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