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Anne Munch discusses myths surrounding sexual assault during a presentation to Air Force Academy leaders Jan. 15, 2015. Munch, a lawyer for 27 years, focused on prosecuting sexual assault during most of her work for the Denver District Attorney and helped create the Air Force's bystander intervention training program. (U.S. Air Force photo/Don Branum) Bystander training co-developer speaks with Academy leaders
Author's Note: This story contains discussion of sexual assault that may trigger traumatic memories in survivors of sexual assault.A co-developer of the Air Force's bystander intervention program to prevent sexual assault and former prosecutor for the Denver District Attorney spoke with senior leaders, instructors and air officers commanding during
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2015
Academy Preparatory School Cadet Candidates Chad E. Chreene II (left), Caitlin Stewart-Moore, Joseph Kloc and Jared Kreuzer stand outside the Prep School Jan. 16, 2015. All four cadet candidates earned 4.0 GPAs for the second quarter of the academic year. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Rachel Hammes) Striving for perfection: four cadet candidates maintain 4.0 GPAs
Approximately 200 cadet candidates enter the Academy Prep School every fall, spending the next 10 months honing their physical, military and academic skills for entry into the Academy. While not all cadet candidates become Academy cadets, it's what they are all working toward.This year, four cadet candidates achieved 4.0 GPAs for the second quarter
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2015
Dr. Hans Mueh was the Air Force Academy's athletic director from 2004 to 2014. Prior to becoming the athletic director, Mueh was a chemistry professor and vice dean of the faculty at the Academy. He graduated from the Academy in 1966. (Association of Graduates photo/Ken Wright) Athletic director departs after 10 years
A week before his retirement, Dr. Hans Mueh was figuring out how he would box up 27 years' worth of memories. When Mueh took over as the Academy's athletic director 10 years ago, the moving process was a bit more simple: he packed everything in his office in the Chemistry Department, "schlepped" it over to the Falcon Athletic Center and unpacked
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2015
Team EagleBear in their 20th point of their national record-setting skydive. The Two-Way Vertical Formation Skydiving team consists of brothers, Andre Gerner (left), a masters animation student at UCLA and Cadet 2nd Class Joseph Gerner (right), an aeronautical engineering major at the Academy. Fly like an eagle: Cadet's dedication to skydiving earns him gold medals
Ever since Cadet 2nd Class Joseph Gerner first parachuted in 2010, he travels to Eloy, Ariz., every holiday break and family vacation to tighten his skills in the sky.After countless jumps and hours of training with coaches from Axis Flight School, the cadet received his first gold medal at the 2012 National Collegiate Parachuting Championships in
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Maj. Mary Clark, a UH-1N Huey instructor pilot and 58th Operations Support Squadron assistant director of operations, instructs 1st Lt. David Shadoin, a student pilot in the 512th Special Operations Squadron, during pre-flight procedures Dec. 16. (US Air Force photo by Jim Fisher)
’04 grad, female aviator, trains Afghan air force
Maj. Mary Clark, a UH-1N Huey instructor pilot and the 58th Operations Support Squadron's assistant director of operations at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., knows what it takes to make a good helicopter pilot.Contributing to the growing Afghan air force, Clark trained pilots at Shindand Air Base, Afghanistan.The Class of '04 U.S. Air Force Academy
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2015
Master Sgt. Michael Simon, an AMT for Cadet Squadron 16,
(left) poses with Mohammad Javad or "MJ," a former Afghan interpreter, during
the Christmas holiday. Simon worked closely with MJ in Afghanistan while
training Afghan Airmen to run an independent and operationally capable Air
Force. (U.S. Air Force/courtesy photo) Academy Airman helps Afghan interpreter start new life in US
Two months after the inside attack on eight American Airmen and a civilian adviser in Kabul, Afghanistan, an Airman now stationed at the Academy deployed to the country to take on the same job as the fallen victims, known as the "NATC-A NINE."Master Sgt. Michael Simon, now an Academy Military Trainer for Cadet Squadron 16, began a year-long
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2015
(U.S. Air Force photo/courtesy photo) A healthy approach to holiday eating: Academy dietitian shares the eating do's and don'ts this season
When it comes to holiday get-togethers, the line from Dr. Seuss's "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" sums them up well, "And they'd feast! And they'd feast! And they'd feast! feast! feast! feast!"Making smart food choices this time of year isn't easy amid baked goods in the office, holiday potlucks and every finger food imaginable presented on Super
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2014
The Pathways to Excellence is an initiative from Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle D. Johnson designed to integrate various mission elements' efforts to improve the Academy experience. (Original U.S. Air Force photo/Bill Evans) Pathways to Excellence team envisions changes to improve cadets' schedules
How many days are in a week? If you're involved with scheduling cadet activities here, the answer is "two."But the Air Force Academy is now examining whether the M-day, T-day schedule it's used for 60 years should be replaced. Dr. Dave LaRivee leads the seven-person Pathways to Excellence team, which is looking at scheduling and other possible
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2014
Janae Passalaqna, far left, a teacher at East High School in Pueblo, Colo., and Betty Lee, far right, a retired teacher, listen in as Cadets 3rd Class Casey Evans and Warren Metcalf explain the specifics of 3D printing at the Public Broadcasting Service at Colorado State University – Pueblo, Oct. 24, 2014. The cadets helped Passalaqna and Lee host Homework Hotline, which allows school-aged children to call in with homework-related questions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Rachel Hammes) 'One kid at a time': Cadet STEM Club is committed to community
Nine hundred forty six hours. In the life of a U.S. Air Force Academy cadet that time could be spent studying, on the athletic fields or catching up on sleep.But for 470 cadets in the Cadet STEM Club - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics - it's the amount of time they spend annually at area schools, science fairs and robotics
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2014
Then-1st Lt. Benjamin Garland stands with Ronnie Hillman (21) and Montee Ball (38) as he listens to the National Anthem Aug 24, 2013, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Denver, Colo. Garland, who originally entered the National Football League in 2010 after graduating from the U.S. Air Force Academy, was on the Bronco’s reserve/military list while fulfilling his active-duty obligations in the Air Force. In 2012 Garland joined the Colorado Air National Guard and made the Broncos practice squad as a defensive lineman and is competing this season to make the 53 man final roster. Garland is a Denver Broncos Offensive Guard and 140th Wing public affairs officer. (Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Wolfram M. Stumpf) 
UPDATE: USAFA grad's path to success: Ben Garland wins Denver Broncos' 2014 Walter Payton Man of the Year Award
(This feature is part of the "Through Airmen's Eyes" series on AF.mil. These stories focus on a single Airman, highlighting their Air Force story.)Many young kids have hopes and dreams of doing something amazing when they grow up. Many want to be an astronaut, or a police officer. Others may want to serve in the armed forces or become a
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