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The Combat Medic Memorial at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. (U.S. Army photo) Combat medics offer rich history
"Medic! Medic!" His words rang out, pleading ... trying to be heard over the rumble of the helicopter overhead. Through the smoke and dust, with utter chaos enveloping, he could see the person moving purposely among the fallen. A medic, a healer, but, nonetheless, a warrior. Today, the term "combat medic" is used generically to describe military
0 5/19
2009
U.S. Air Force Academy Outcomes Outcomes: Series wrap-up connects Officer Development System dots
For the past several months we have described each of the USAFA outcomes, but we have not spent much time discussing how they fit together to guide the Air Force Academy's Officer Development System. We all need to understand this relationship in order to fulfill our commitments as members of the Air Force Academy because, as General Creech, former
0 5/19
2009
Default Air Force Logo Motorcycle awareness decreases injury, saves lives
With winter in the rear/side view mirror and summer fast approaching, May is typically the month motorcyclists start "getting their motors running." The warmer weather brings motorcyclists out in full force. Motorcycles of all shapes and types -- sport bikes, street bikes, cruisers, and even mopeds will be on the streets and Academy personnel are
0 5/19
2009
U.S. Air Force Academy Outcomes A Knowledge Outcome: Principles of engineering, application of technology
"The academic discipline of engineering (or, perhaps, more broadly, technology) should be included in the liberal arts canon undergirding a 21st-century undergraduate education for all students." -- The Millennium Project The 1950 Stearns-Eisenhower Report, a founding document for the formation of the Air Force Academy, considered it "essential
0 5/19
2009
Chaplain (Capt.) Gary Davidson is a rabbi for the U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Don Branum) Chaplain lights path to emotional freedom
Tears flowed from her aged eyes as she hesitantly asked if I was a rabbi. I responded "yes" and asked how she recognized me. She mentioned that she once briefly met me while I was stationed at Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado Springs. "Perhaps," I said, "we should talk after we finish here." The "here" I was referring to was the Marian House
0 4/22
2009
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