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Cadet 1st Class John Severski adjusts the controls in the KAFA studio Jan. 17, 1971. The Academy’s cadet-run radio station hit the airwaves just before 7 p.m. that day. The station is broadcast on 97.7 FM and is the voice of cadets in the Colorado Springs area and the world. (U.S. Air Force Academy McDermott Library Archives) Breaking Barriers! Air Force's 70th Birthday: August achievements
The Air Force celebrates its 70th birthday this year and its seven decades of breaking barriers. The Air Force Academy has made many contributions to our service’s legacy of advancing technology and innovation and developing leaders of character for our nation. We're proud to highlight the achievements of the men and women on the our faculty and
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Ian Bernard, a histopathology technician at the 10th Medical Group, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, was selected as a Trusted Care Hero by the Air Force Medical Care Service for his dedication to outstanding customer service. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Julius Delos Reyes) 10 MDG civilian named Trusted Care Hero
Ian Bernard works at a flight that may be compared to a police department’s investigative unit. They try to find perpetrators wreaking havoc on their victims but at a microscopic level. He is part of the 10th Medical Group’s laboratory flight at Air Force Academy, Colorado, which provides accurate, reliable and timely diagnoses to providers
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A cadet at the U.S. Air Force Academy encourages a basic cadet to pay attention to instructions June 29, 2017 at the start of Basic Cadet Training. Nearly 1,200 young men and women admitted to the Academy arrived to begin BCT, a rigorous six-week training course. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) ‘Eager to get things started’: Nearly 1,200 report to Basic Cadet Training June 29
The first physical steps nearly 1,200 young men and women took toward becoming cadets and ultimately Air Force officers, occurred June 29 on the curved, tree-lined sidewalk outside Doolittle Hall.In all, 1,198 basic cadets admitted to the Academy were scheduled to arrive to begin Basic Cadet Training, a six-week mental and physical training program
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The U.S. Air Force Academy is shrouded in smoke from the flames of the nearby Waldo Canyon fire July 26, 2017. The fire began June 23, 2017 in Waldo Canyon, a popular hiking area near the school. (U.S. Air Force Academy photo) 5 years on: Waldo Canyon fire anniversary ignites memories
The Waldo Canyon fire that barreled into Colorado Springs and threatened the U.S. Air Force Academy June 26, 2012, is burned in the memory of anyone who saw, fought or was affected by it.  The fire, the result of a perfect storm of extended drought, sweltering heat and extremely high winds, burned 18,000 acres, killed two people, leveled 347
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Sports fans fill Falcon Stadium during a Falcon Football match at the U.S. Air Force Academy. The 10th Security Forces Squadron is one organization among other first-responder teams that keep the popular stadium safe during large-scale events. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) 10th SFS: ‘all in’ when protecting thousands at Falcon Stadium
If safety isn’t your concern at graduation ceremonies or Falcons football games, thank a cop. Specifically, the 10th Security Forces Squadron, as they handle safety concerns for us. They’re why more than 500,000 annual spectators can watch those Div I sporting events and graduation ceremonies without worry.The 10th SFS, the 10th Civil Engineer Fire
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Retired Maj. Paul Lasen, a 1959 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, chats with Academy cadets on the flightline at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., May 22, 2017. Lasen, a career pilot, was at Peterson to fly with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds while the team made a practice run over Falcon Stadium to prepare for the May 24, 2017 cadet graduation ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Julius Delos Reyes) Oldest-living USAFA grad checks-off bucket list with Thunderbird flight
The oldest-living Air Force Academy graduate checked-off his No. 1 bucket-list wish May 22: to fly with the Air Force Thunderbirds. Retired Maj. Paul Lasen, 83, is a 1959 Academy graduate and career pilot who still flies today. By all accounts, he felt right at home in the backseat of a Thunderbird's F-16D Fighting Falcon aircraft when the team
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Default Air Force Logo Research Roundup: Cadet projects result in private, public-sector advancements
Editor’s note: Cadet researchers have a longstanding history of teaming with faculty at the Air Force Academy and private and public partners to make scientific and academic advances.This academic year, among numerous other projects, cadets researched harnessing power from microorganisms, decreasing concussions, refining remotely piloted aircraft,
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Default Air Force Logo Falcon Foundation helps potential cadets get to Academy
Ever met a Falcon scholar?You probably have if you’ve spend time with Air Force officers, but you might not have known it.Since the 1960s, the Falcon Foundation here has helped more than 4,500 cadet-candidates enter the Air Force Academy with its Falcon Scholars Program.Two Falcon scholars are Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein and his
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Second Lt. Rebecca Esselstein (left), a 2015 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and former track and field star at the school, is now a Rhodes scholar pursuing a doctorate in astrophysics at the University of Oxford, UK. (U.S. Air Force photo/Liz Copan) A life less ordinary: Former cadet, Rhodes scholar pushes the limits
The oar blades cut through the cold water of the River Thames as the eight-person team drove their boat in perfect synchronization t the Oxford University Boat House, UK.There was no room for error and time was running out. The Oxford University Women's Boat Club would challenge the University of Cambridge April 2 at the Cancer Research UK Boat
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U.S. Air Force Academy supporters Bonnie Bonnin (left), her granddaughter Kayla (middle), and daughter Kim Williams, were featured on a 2014 Falcons basketball season billboard on Interstate 25 near Monument, Colorado. Carey Bonnin (not seen), his wife Bonnie and Kim, are Academy employees who have supported the school for decades as Falcons fans and cadet sponsors. (Courtesy photo)   A ‘Falcon Proud’ family
Three Air Force Academy employees say supporting cadets isn’t just their job, it’s their way of life.  Carey Bonnin, wife Bonnie Bonnin, and their daughter, Kim Williams, spend their work time supporting the Academy’s mission of developing leaders of character, and their time-off supporting cadets and showing their Falcon pride.   “We live it,
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