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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
Default Air Force Logo Winning the CIC Trophy: A grad's perspective
Starting with my recruiting trip to the Air Force Academy as a high school senior, I was taught that losing to Army and Navy was not an option. As an athlete you want to get on the field and not only compete, but win every game. During the week of practice leading up to a service academy game, the desire to win and the intensity at which you
0 11/12
2010
Default Air Force Logo Safety office to runners: be visible, alert
Few bases offer the combination of scenery and challenging terrain that the Air Force Academy provides for runners. However, those who decide to run on base have to be aware of their surroundings and highly visible to motorists, especially during the early morning or early evening hours.Runners who are running with the direction of vehicle traffic
0 10/25
2010
Default Air Force Logo Cadet Wing welcomes Class of '80 to Falcon Heritage Forum
The Fall 2010 Falcon Heritage Forum, themed "Class of 1980: Architects of Transformation," is scheduled to be held at the Air Force Academy Oct. 4-6.The Class of 1980, as the first Academy class with female graduates, is a prominent icon of diversity, equality and personal transformation. The challenges its members faced closely parallel the
0 10/05
2010
Lt. Gen. Mike Gould, pictured here next to a DA-40 training aircraft, is the Air Force Academy superintendent. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) Gen. Gould to fans: thank you!
Thank you Air Force Fans!A near sell-out crowd of 47,000 fans packed Falcon Stadium last Saturday helping the 2010 Football Falcons execute an exciting and convincing win over BYU! This wasn't just another beautiful Colorado Saturday. This was a very special remembrance of 9/11. During the game, guests saw a six-foot, 300-pound twisted I-beam from
0 9/14
2010
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