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Lt. Gen. Michelle D. Johnson, the superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy. (U.S. Air Force photo) Annual organizational climate survey starts
Team USAFA, I need your help!  Our annual organizational climate survey has started. 16. This year, I asked the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute to tailor the survey to address our mission and command interests here. As such, your feedback is invaluable to our efforts to remain on target toward a culture of commitment and an inclusive
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force works to reduce additional duties
To the men and women of the U.S. Air Force: We have heard your concern and frustration on the issue of additional duties that compete with accomplishing our primary Air Force missions. This memo documents initial steps in a longer process that aims to streamline demands on your time. Operational demands are at unprecedented levels, yet our force is
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(U.S. Air Force graphic) Center of Excellence for Medical Multimedia celebrates 20 years of service
Join us in celebrating the Center of Excellence for Medical Multimedia’s 20th Birthday. During the last two decades, the CEMM has created innovative educational programs and products benefiting millions of patients and healthcare providers around the globe.  Founded by the Air Force Surgeon General’s office in 1996, the CEMM’s success can be
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(NASA graphic) 4th of July: Airmen, families represent sacrifices made in pursuit of freedom, liberty
Happy Fourth of July, cadets, Airmen and families! Two hundred forty years ago, 13 American colonies declared independence from the UK to form a country and have the right to self-governance. On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress adopted and officially signed the magnanimous Declaration of Independence. We appreciate the resolve and
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Lt. Col Rico Aragon. (U.S. Air Force photo) Safety corner: Can you hear me now?
The warm weather brings more of us out on the road whether jogging, biking, or driving. Recently, we suffered a loss at another Air Force base due, in part, to a distracted driver hitting a pedestrian on base. Recent incidents show a need for a refresher for the regulation on using headphones and sharing the road.   Listening to music isn’t
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Class of 2017 Graduation Date is May 24 Class of ’17 to graduate May 24
Though it may seem a bit peculiar to read about next year’s graduation taking place in May, the headline is not a typo.  I’m writing to inform you about a major change to next year's graduation timeline. Graduation Week 2017 activities begin May 19, which means we'll adjust the spring 2017 academic calendar. We will publish the updated schedule as
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Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson (U.S. Air Force photo) USAFA’s skyline: A history of support
As I reflect upon the last three years here at the Air Force Academy, I am proud of all we have accomplished and look forward to the opportunities in front of us. Roughly 2,500 new lieutenants have graduated to join our Air Force, and hundreds of faculty and staff have departed as better Air Force leaders after their career-broadening tour at the
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President Barack Obama signed a proclamation, May 31, 2016, designating June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month. On Sept. 20, 2011, the "don’t ask, don’t tell" repeal went into full implementation, allowing lesbian, gay and bisexual service members to serve openly in the U.S armed forces. (Courtesy photo) Academy celebrates LGBT Pride Month
Throughout the year, we celebrate the richness of our diversity and the power of inclusion which make us the world’s greatest Air Force. In June, we observe Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month. The Defense Department's theme for this year’s Pride Month event is "Celebrate.”I am grateful for the opportunity to celebrate with you at
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More than 800 newly-minted second lieutenants graduated June 2, 2016, from the U.S. Air Force Academy. (U.S. Air Force photo/Liz Copan) Congrats, Class of 2016
On behalf of the Association of Graduates, I extend my wholehearted congratulations to the U.S. Air Force Academy Class of 2016 and welcome you as our newest members of the Long Blue Line.The achievement of assuming your place in that Long Blue Line should not be taken lightly. You have invested four demanding years of your life to reach this
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Lt. Col. L. William Uhl (U.S. Air Force photo/Bill Evans) Listen up!
(Editor's note: This commentary is a continuation of "A world of difference': Hearing aids improve life of Academy officer," written by Lt. Col. William Uhl and published in November.)     I was diagnosed with hearing loss and fitted for hearing aids in November. Last year, I said I loved my new hearing aids. Do I still love them? Yes.  What kind
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