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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.
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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
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
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2009
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