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Default Air Force Logo Class of 2009: No more words -- it's time for action
To the Academy Class of 2009, congratulations on this achievement! You've certainly earned it. You are the 51st class to graduate and it's a special honor for me and Debby to be part of your graduation. Your time here has been very personal to me. You were four degrees when I arrived and it's been one of the highlights of my career to watch your
0 7/13
2009
Lt. Gen. John Regni, the Air Force Academy's superintendent, greets cadets.  General Regni will retire from active duty later this year.  He is the Academy's 17th superintendent.  (U.S. Air Force photo) Superintendent retires after 40 years of service
As Debby and I celebrate the final days of our career, I wanted to take this opportunity to offer some final thoughts to the men and women of the United States Air Force Academy as the 17th superintendent. First, I want to say thank you for making this the ideal way to close out this journey. I can't think of a more appropriate place to end my
0 7/08
2009
Default Air Force Logo Academy safety director speaks out
We graduated 1,046 officers of character and members of the Class of 2009 on May 27. Graduation officially marks the end of spring and the beginning of the summer season at the Air Force Academy. Although this past winter was mild by traditional Colorado standards, I know many members of Team USAFA look forward to the annual summer vacation. I know
0 7/08
2009
Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Rodney J. McKinley presents a flag to retired Chief Master Sgt. Dale Airey, during the memorial service for his father Chief Master Sgt. Paul W. Airey at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., May 28. Chief Airey, serving 27 years, became the first Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force April 3, 1967, following his installment by then Secretary of the Air Force Harold Brown and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. John P. McConnell. Chief Airey retired from active duty on Aug. 1, 1970 and died March 11 in Panama City, Fla. Chief Airey and his wife Shirley's remains were buried together at Arlington National Cemetery. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Stan Parker) 
Flag Day: Americans personified in war-torn fabric
Whether one calls her "Old Glory," "Stars and Stripes," or, "Star Spangled Banner," she'll be honored June 14 during our nation's annual celebration known as Flag Day. The history of the combination of red and white stripes, the blue union, and the 50 stars represent the bloodshed and bravery of those who've served to ensure America's freedom.
0 7/08
2009
Default Air Force Logo Summer safety tips promote enjoyment
Good Friday morning! The home improvement projects are in full swing at the Cessna household. Now that the "rainy season" is over -- hopefully -- and the sun is warming the Front Range, summer activities are prevalent. Whether it is hiking, camping, or a simple picnic at one of the many parks in the area, always remember these key safety tips. The
0 7/08
2009
Default Air Force Logo Patriotism alive and well at Country Jam
Every year for four days in late June I surround myself with 30,000 to 40,000 of my closest redneck country music loving friends nightly in the little-known town of Mack, Colo . Most think of it as a Grand Junction event, but hard-core country fans know the real deal. It's a big field barely a dozen miles from the Utah border that comes to life in
0 7/06
2009
Default Air Force Logo 'I love you, Dad!' Say it like you mean it
"I love you, Dad!" Those are the four most powerful words a father can hear. And, if you're like me, it's a sentiment I'm always listening for. As we celebrate Father's Day I wonder why those same words that bring a man so much joy are so difficult for many of us guys to utter, especially the first time. I grew up in the '50s and '60s B.A.A.
0 6/22
2009
Capt. Jamie Riddle, 52nd Flying Training Squadron instructor pilot, and an Iraqi Flight Instructor School student engage in conversation prior to a recent sortie here. The Iraqi air force has continued rebuilding efforts to become a credible and capable military entity by recently establishing the Flight Instructor School (FIS) for Iraqi pilots. The school puts the most experienced of Iraq’s operational pilots into the classroom and cockpit at the Iraqi Flying Training Wing here in an effort to teach the fundamentals of flight instruction. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Allen) Cadets and Cultural Awareness: A Knowledge Outcome
It was very puzzling. Despite covering the topic through lecture and discussion in my History 101 (Modern World History) course, students were still not getting it. During the Fall 2008 semester, when it came time to test their knowledge on the subject during a graded review, 30 percent of them could not tell the difference between Sunni and
0 5/22
2009
Maj. Thomas Jost leads cadets through a core physics class at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., Jan. 16. As cadets learn about Newton's laws of gravitation, they also learn valuable lessons about determination and perseverance. (U.S. Air Force photo/Arnie Spencer) Physics 645: P215 (3) / (2F) = formula for success
Physics 215 is a course listing that sends shivers down the backs of Air Force Academy cadets. We are required to pass the course whether we want to take it or not. Whether we are Foreign Area Studies or Electrical Engineering majors; Physics 110 and 215 are in the core curriculum and cadets must take these credits in order to graduate. Physics 215
0 5/22
2009
U.S. Air Force Academy Outcomes A National Security Outcome: National security, full spectrum of joint, coalition warfare
The Air Force Academy produces military officers who have taken an oath to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies..." Their character and knowledge are critical to defending the national security of our country. As both an institution of higher learning and a professional school, instructors in courses offered
0 5/21
2009
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