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Lt. Col. Mike Zeman, cadet sponsor, stands with Cadet 2nd Class Everett Joiner, C3C Ben Kopacka, his son Jack Zeman, and 2nd Lt. Dallis Joiner, a 2015 Academy graduate. Zeman, who is a 1997 Air Force Academy graduate, has sponsored cadets since 2007. (Courtesy Photo) Cadet Sponsor Program 'pays it forward': 3 cadets share sponsor stories
Local military and civilian families have until August 14 to apply to become sponsors of cadets at the Air Force Academy.The Cadet Sponsor Program allows active duty, reserve, National Guard and retired captains and above or NCOs in the grade of E-6 or above, Defense Department civilians in the grade of General Schedule Grade 5 or above, and
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2015
Lt. Col. Dan Price, commander and conductor of the U.S. Air Force Academy band, chats with Heinz Hilpmann, an Army WWII and Korean War vet, after the band's performance at Five Rocks Amphitheatre in Gering, Nebraska June 28, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/2nd Lt. Darren Domingo) Outside looking in: Touring with U.S. Air Force Academy Band
Everyone dreams of touring with a band. I'm talking incredible musicians, crazy hair and outfits and of course, powerful music. No, I'm not traveling with your favorite metalcore or pop band. I'm rolling with the U.S. Air Force Academy Band.I was given the opportunity to travel for eight days with highly qualified professional musicians who hold
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2015
Fort Carson will host a Fourth of July celebration July 3, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/Alex Saltekoff) Celebrate with safety
July 4 marks our country's 239th anniversary, a time to celebrate the founding of our nation with family, food, friends and fireworks. The fireworks displays are spectacular, excite children and sometimes wake our inner child. We're most likely familiar with the line in Francis Scott Key's "The Star-Spangled Banner" "...and the rocket's red glare,
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2015
Master Sgt. Bill Allen, an Academy Military Trainer at the U.S. Air Force Academy, is seen here at the Advanced Staff Noncommissioned Officer Academy at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, last spring. Allen completed the course with a 97.5-percent average, a score which placed him on the Marine school's Superior Academic Performance list. He competed against other applicants to attend the Marine course instead of the Air Force's Senior NCO Academy. (Courtesy photo) 'All-in': Academy AMT is enlisted ambassador, role-model for cadets
In the Cadet Wing, that corner of the U.S. Air Force Academy where the cadre of noncommissioned officers serving as Academy military trainers help cadets thrive, Master Sgt. Bill Allen fits right in.He's the superintendent of Cadet Wing training where he and other AMTs, officers and civilians, guide and mentor cadets, assist their air officer
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2015
Default Air Force Logo LGBT Pride Month: 'Just be you'
"I felt like I was living a split life.""My recruiter told me to lie.""My friends were angry I didn't tell them."These are comments made by Airmen assigned to the U.S. Air Force Academy at the LGBT Pride Month panel, moderated by Dr. David Levy, an Academy Management Department professor, June 16 at the Community Center Chapel.Nearly four years
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2015
Second Lt. Jon Kay, a 2015 U.S. Air Force Academy graduate, stands with (from left to  right) his father, retired Lt. Col. Bob Kay, a 1978 Academy graduate, his brother Josh Kay, a rising junior cadet at the U.S. Military Academy, and his mother Ellie Kay, after the Academy Class of 2015 graduation ceremony at Falcon Stadium May 28, 2015. (Courtesy photo) 'Learning to lead': A Class of '15 graduate shares Academy experience
Second Lt. Jon Kay might be a newly-commissioned officer, but military service is nothing new to his family.The 22 year-old 2015 Academy graduate comes from a military family. His father, retired Lt. Col. Bob Kay, a 1978 Academy graduate, served for 24 years as an Air Force fighter pilot and is a former air officer commanding at the Academy. His
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2015
Default Air Force Logo Class of 2015 ring design elements
The class crest is a treasured representation of class unity and pride. Until graduation, cadets wear the ring with the crest facing inward, closest to their heart. Following graduation, the ring is turned so the crest is closest to the heart of the officer ready and willing to protect and defend the U.S. with the training they've received at the
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2015
First Lieutenant Kevin Lamberth, now a colonel serving as vice-superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy, began his career in the enlisted corps in 1983. (Courtesy photo) Enlisted to officer: Vice supt says 'take care of Airmen'
One ordinary day in 1983, Kevin Lamberth sat down with an Air Force recruiter in a small town in Alabama. He wasn't seriously considering joining the Air Force at that moment. In reality, he was tagging along with two of his friends, and only because they were heading to the mall after their meeting. Flash forward 32 years, and Kevin Lamberth is
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2015
Senior Airman Benjamin Sampson, a trumpet player with the U.S. Air Force Academy Band. (Air Force photo) Hittin' the note: Academy bandsman spans two continents
There are many ties spanning the ocean between the U.S. and Australia, such as sharing a mother language, supporting each other in every major conflict since World War I - and Senior Airman Benjamin Sampson, a trumpet player with the U.S. Air Force Academy Band."I'm a dual citizen. My father is from Boston," Sampson said. "I was born and raised in
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2015
Airmen assigned to the U.S. Air Force Academy compete in a brush truck pull at the  Academy's Health and Fitness Expo here May 1. Airmen assigned to the 10th Surgical Operations Squadron took first place in the pull, pulling the truck across the finish line in just less than 16 seconds. The health fair included over 15 information booths, a three-mile run, and agility tests to promote comprehensive fitness. (Air Force photo/Jason Gutierrez) Expo focuses on healthy living
Airmen sampled healthy snacks, participated in fitness classes and competed in a brush truck pull at the U.S. Air Force Academy's second Health and Fitness Expo May 1.The event, hosted by the 10th Force Support Squadron, took place at the base fitness center and included over 15 information booths, a three-mile run, free massages and agility tests
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2015
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