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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
0 6/29
2016
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
0 6/27
2016
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
0 6/23
2016
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
0 6/14
2016
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
0 6/07
2016
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
0 5/04
2016
Default Air Force Logo Academy kicks off Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month
Throughout the month of April, the 10th Air Base Wing has been very active in our efforts to observe Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. This year's theme is "Eliminate Sexual Assault: Know your part, Do your part."  Sexual assault is a critical issue across the country, on college campuses and in our Air Force. Every Airman plays an
0 4/25
2016
Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson (U.S. Air Force photo) Happy birthday, Air Force Reserve
April 14 marks the 68th birthday of the Air Force Reserve, created on this day in 1948 when President Truman transferred the Army Air Corps Reserves to the Air Force, making the Air Force Reserves its own distinct component of our military services. Today, America's citizen Airmen serve in over 66 communities throughout the U.S. and overseas,
0 4/14
2016
Default Air Force Logo Academy aircraft is Desert Storm icon
Today, Academy visitors see an A-10A Thunderbolt II poised on a pedestal as though it has just come off target. It stands like a silent sentinel at the Thunderbird Overlook near the Academy’s airfield. Known as the Warthog to its pilots and maintainers, this A-10A is unlike any other in the world.   More than 25 years ago, this A-10A was nicknamed
0 2/19
2016
Informational advertisement for the USAFA 2016 National Prayer Luncheon Academy to celebrate religious plurality with National Prayer Luncheon
The U.S. military has long celebrated religious pluralism, and the support and inclusion of its service members and their families with its National Prayer Breakfast, an annual event symbolizing mutual respect across all faith groups, in a unified inclusive gathering.The first National Prayer Breakfast was held in 1953 in Washington D.C., with
0 2/16
2016
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