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The Eiffel tower illuminates the skyline during a boat tour of the City of Light. The Eiffel tower was constructed in 1889 and is one of the most recognized and photographed structures in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Michael Battles) Resolve and commitment
The terrorist attacks on Paris, also known as the City of Light, were meant to instill fear across the world, just as the 9/11 attacks in the U.S. The Islamic State has taken credit for planning and committing the attack, which killed more than 125 people and injured scores of others. Investigators, the U.S. Defense Department and French Ministry
0 11/27
2015
Lt. Gen. Michelle D. Johnson, the U.S. Air Force Academy superintendent. (U.S. Air Force photo) From the superintendent: Happy Thanksgiving, USAFA
Team USAFA,Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you are able to enjoy some much-needed time away from work and school during the Thanksgiving holiday. If you are spending time with friends and family, please let them know how much they mean to you and please keep our fellow Airmen who are not able to be with their loved ones in your thoughts.I am thankful to
0 11/25
2015
Lt. Col. L. William Uhl (U.S. Air Force photo/Bill Evans) 'A world of difference': Hearing aids improve life of Academy officer
I am a lieutenant colonel, a philosophy instructor and a husband and father. I am almost 48 years old. I have hearing loss and wear hearing aids.It was always my hope that I would never have to make that last statement but if I am to be honest, I must make it now. I pride myself on the precautions I've taken to protect my hearing: wearing
0 11/19
2015
Col. Troy Dunn Celebrating Native American Heritage Month
November is Native American Heritage Month. Each year, our Air Force reflects on the profound way the first Americans shaped our Air Force's character, culture and attitudes about diversity and inclusion. Native American Heritage Month began when the governor of New York established American Indian Day in May 1916. Several other states later
0 11/02
2015
Occupational Safety patch (U.S. Air Force Graphic) Does Zero have value?
What could someone who has wrestled with risk management the better part of his adult life say about the value of zero? I'd say zero has enormous value and for that very reason, the Air Force is on a quest for zero - zero workplace hazards, zero injuries and zero fatalities.Are zero safety mishaps achievable in the realm of safety? I won't debate
0 10/29
2015
Col. Troy Dunn Academy to celebrate National Disability Awareness Month
Earlier this month, we kicked off our celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month in support of the nationwide campaign. This year's theme is "My Disability is One Part of Who I Am." Our objectives are to raise awareness about disability employment issues and celebrate the contributions of disabled American workers.  Our
0 10/13
2015
Default Air Force Logo Academy celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month
Earlier this month, we kicked off our celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month in support of the nationwide campaign. This year’s theme is "My Disability Is One Part of Who I Am." Our objectives are to raise awareness about disability employment issues and celebrate the contributions of disabled American workers. Our workers
0 10/13
2015
Lt. Gen. Michelle D. Johnson, the superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy, said that due to the combination of the institution's athletic and education programs, all cadets "go pro" in their fields after graduating. (U.S. Air Force photo) All cadets 'Go pro' after graduation
I love sports - the competition, the teamwork, the athleticism. Our twin boys even humor me when I'm not traveling, and we go shoot hoops, throw the ball, or even see who can do the most flips and twists on the trampoline. You can guess who wins; especially given that I went in for some serious depot maintenance - a shoulder overhaul - this summer.
0 10/05
2015
Default Air Force Logo Air Force must adopt culture of cybersecurity
Twenty-first century warfare has quickly extended beyond the traditional domains of air, space, land and sea. Cyberspace has emerged as the latest domain. From fuel pumps on the flight line, GPS links on weapons platforms to the computer on your desk, every system that operates in and through cyberspace represents a vulnerability to our domain. So
0 10/02
2015
Construction on the U.S. Air Force Academy's iconic cadet chapel began Aug. 28, 1959. Construction was completed in 1963 by Robert E. McKee, General Contractor Inc., of Santa Fe, N.M. Cadet Chapel serves cadets, Academy staff, for 52 years
Last month, the Cadet Chapel at the Air Force Academy, arguably one of the most recognizable buildings in Colorado Springs, if not the state, will have been a focal-point for serving the spiritual needs of cadets for 52 years.The religious and spiritual pluralism supported at the Academy is as diverse as our cadet population, so it makes sense we
0 9/30
2015
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