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Cadet 1st Class Broam Hart helps move logs in order to prevent flooding after the Waldo Canyon fire in June, 2013. Hart participates in a variety of volunteer work, in addition to playing for the Academy football team and his academics. (Courtesy photo) Academy cadet leads on, off the field
Throughout the four years cadets spend at the Academy, the Center for Character and Leadership Development works to coordinate events, speakers and leadership opportunities to mold cadets into principled leaders. Despite that, it's ultimately the cadet's decision whether or not they commit to being a leader of character, and for Cadet 1st Class
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2015
President Barack Obama speaks to members of Team MacDill at the Short Fitness Center on MacDill Air Force Base, Fla, Sept. 17, 2014. The President thanked the men and women for their service and spoke on how the United States will partner with others in the region to carry out his strategy to degrade and defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Shandresha Mitchell/ Released) President issues National African American History proclamation Month, 2015
For generations, the story of American progress has been shaped by the inextinguishable beliefs that change is always possible and a brighter future lies ahead. With tremendous strength and abiding resolve, our ancestors -- some of whom were brought to this land in chains -- have woven their resilient dignity into the fabric of our Nation and
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2015
U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School cadet candidates exit the Prep School parade field here after a memorial commemorating National POW/MIA Recognition Day Sept. 19, 2014. The third Friday in September was set aside annually beginning in 1998 for this commemoration. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Rachel Hammes) Prep school students up for challenge: Enrichment program prepares cadet candidates for USAFA academics
Every spring, the best students at the Academy Preparatory School during the fall semester are selected to take advanced courses here to test their limits and give them an idea of what they'll face at the Academy.This year, through the Academic Enrichment Program, 20 Prep School cadet candidates are taking Calculus 141 at the Academy and six are
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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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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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2015
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
0 1/07
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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