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Brig. Gen. Samuel Cox and Col. John Norton unveil the Center for Character and Leadership Development's logo Sept. 28, 2009, at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. General Cox is commandant of cadets at the Academy, and Colonel Norton is the CCLD director. Also pictured are retired Col. Tom Berry, deputy CCLD director; Lt. Col. Joe Sanders, assistant director for scholarship, and Lt. Col. Jim DeReus, assistant director for integration. The logo was designed by Chris Hureau of DenMar Services Inc. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rachel Boettcher) Character Corner: Why CCLD?
Thursday, the Center for Character Development became the Center for Character and Leadership Development. This change is more than skin deep -- the new center has new capabilities, new focus areas, a new mindset, and eventually a new building. These are all designed to help all at USAFA become more effective at our fundamental mission --
0 10/05
2009
Character Corner is an ongoing series of commentaries furnished weekly by the U.S. Air Force Academy's Center for Character Development during the academic year. (U.S. Air Force illustration) Character Corner: Break the habit
"It's only a lot of reading if you read it all." This line, spoken by a prep school exemplar, predictably drew strong applause from the school-weary audience. Another line, often greeted with chuckles and nods, comes far more frequently and usually from more mundane speakers: "You only get in trouble if you get caught." Both of these truisms are
0 9/28
2009
Default Air Force Logo Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
Every year around this time I'm approached by people with the same question. "Hey, Chief," they say, "why do we have to have Hispanic Heritage Month? Aren't we all Americans?" I never argue that a bit, but there's more to it. I'm sure you know we celebrate African-American/Black History Month in February, Women's History Month in March,
0 9/26
2009
Character Corner is an ongoing series of commentaries furnished weekly by the U.S. Air Force Academy's Center for Character Development during the academic year. (U.S. Air Force illustration) Character Corner: Who's watching
Several years ago, a young man who had grown up in our church was receiving a very special professional honor.During the service,many people looked on in admiration as he,who had grown from a child to a young man in their midst, was showing that he had pursued a high calling and had been recognized in his pursuit of service. Afterward,he went up to
0 9/15
2009
In this "Remember 9-11" illustration, the "11" is designed to resemble the twin towers of the World Trade Center, while the five-sided border represents the Pentagon. Both of these landmarks were attacked on Sept. 11, 2001, and nearly 3,000 people were killed. (image by David Paranteau) Eight years later, a tragedy remembered
It's been eight years exactly since the fateful day when 19 men with hearts full of hatred flew airliners into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field near Shanksville, Pa., eight years since our nation lost its innocence. Eight years later, I have a hard time finding words adequate to express the nation's emotions on that day and the days
0 9/11
2009
Default Air Force Logo AOG welcomes Class of 2013
On behalf of the Association of Graduates, I'm honored to extend congratulations to the Class of 2013 upon completion of Basic Cadet Training -- the first hurdle in your cadet careers. Approximately 42,000 graduates before you have endured the rigors of this beginning tradition. It is one of the many cadet experiences that will bond you as a class
0 9/04
2009
Default Air Force Logo Prep school welcomes all for Parents' Weekend
On behalf of the United States Air Force Academy Preparatory School staff and faculty, I would like to welcome you to Colorado Springs and your United States Air Force Academy, the premier center of excellence in developing Leaders of Character in service to our nation. Your son or daughter is demonstrating outstanding commitment and determination
0 9/04
2009
Default Air Force Logo Superintendent welcomes parents, guests
Welcome to the Air Force Academy and congratulations on your cadet's outstanding achievements since he or she arrived as a member of the Class of 2013. History has proven ongoing support from family and friends plays a huge role in fostering an overall successful cadet experience at the Academy. This weekend is for you. It will reveal the life of
0 9/04
2009
Following posted speed limits when approaching denial barriers gives drivers adequate time to stop their vehicles when the barriers deploy. The barriers are part of the U.S. Air Force Academy's antiterrorism plan and a Department of Defense-recommended force-protection enhancement. (U.S. Air Force photo) Slow down for final denial barriers
You find yourself driving home from work on a Friday afternoon. You can't wait to hit the local restaurants with family and friends, but what is this ... you have to slow down from 45 mph to 25 mph, and then all the way to 20 mph? What are these gate barriers all about anyway? The final denial barriers are part of USAFA's Antiterrorism Plan and a
0 8/28
2009
Character Corner is an ongoing series of commentaries furnished weekly by the U.S. Air Force Academy's Center for Character Development during the academic year. (U.S. Air Force illustration) Character Corner: Questions
The other day I was driving into work listening to talk radio, and I realized that there is a lot of turmoil and debate circulating in our country.The discussion covers topics ranging from politics to professional athletes,and who is dancing with what star. It seems that every person has a side or perspective on these issues, and if you're not
0 8/28
2009
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