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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
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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
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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
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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
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2009
Default Air Force Logo 10th Air Base Wing commander to Airmen: remember your PBJ
A peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Simple -- but sustaining. A recognizable necessity -- everyone knows what it is and can relate to it. Basic -- all the ingredients are in the cupboard. When asked what my vision and focus are as I took command of the 10th Air Base Wing -- the answer is "PBJ." At my recent first 10th Air Base Wing Commander's
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2009
Lt. Gen. Mike Gould assumed the role of U.S. Air Force Academy superintendent in a ceremony June 9, 2009. He is pictured here with his wife, Paula. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) Focus on key topics ensures mission success
My return to the Air Force Academy, and having assumed the role of superintendent here since June 9, has been a whirlwind. While at the same time, I might refer to it as the perfect storm. The entire Academy community has welcomed Paula and me with open arms, hearts and minds and we are most grateful for the opportunity to serve here with and among
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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: 'Big H' Honor
The military relies on the unquestionable honor and character of its members to function. It is this necessity that has resulted in such concepts as the Air Force Core Values and the U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Honor Code. However, while these concepts are an excellent starting point, they do not encompass the full spectrum of honorable living. A
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2009
U.S. Air Force Academy Cadets from the Class of 2013 and their cadet cadre instructors march to Jacks Valley at the Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., July 13, 2009. Freshmen cadets adopted the motto "Best to be Seen ... big, bad and mean" while marching to activities shortly after inprocessing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dave Ahlschwede) Class of 2013 'Best to be Seen'
The Air Force Academy Class of 2013 completed Basic Cadet Training last week and started classes this week. Shortly after inprocessing earlier this summer, they began chanting, "2013 Best to be Seen ... big, bad and mean," while marching and transitioning from activities; following a tradition to choose a class-specific motivational motto. And in
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2009
Cadets walk to class in the U.S. Air Force Academy's Fairchild Hall Aug. 6, 2009. Cadets must learn to balance academic, military and athletic duties during their four years at the Academy. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dave Ahlschwede) Surviving your 1st year: If I knew then what I know now
The transition from basic training to the rigor of academics is one of conformity to responsibility. As basic cadets, the teamwork mindset is drilled relentlessly; you rely on your classmates to walk anywhere, greet upperclassmen, and even use the restroom. Taking orders from cadre is second nature, and the thought of making a decision on your own
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2009
Default Air Force Logo Character Corner: Be courageous
According to Webster, Courage is a mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty. At the Air Force Academy, Courage is one of our Tier II Outcomes and we focus on three aspects of courage: moral courage, physical courage, and mental courage. We have all displayed moments of courage in our lives -- whether
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2009
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