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Default Air Force Logo Peak Performance Center creates safe spaces for cadets
The staff at the Academy's Peak Performance Center wants cadets to feel at ease the minute they walk through the door. Chairs, small sofas and a large-screen TV adorn the open, well-lit waiting room on the second floor of Sijan Hall. Water trickles down a fountain in the back of the room, creating a calm ambience. The message is clear: No matter
0 10/07
2014
Benny Remmer, 7, the Academy's latest Cadet for a Day, works with Senior
Airman Sean Kaufmann, a 10th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter here Oct.
3, 2014, to cut through a piece of wood with a cutter, a tool firefighters use to
slice through the metal of a car to aid the victim of a vehicle accident.
(U.S. Air Force photo/Jason Gutierrez)
Cadet for a Day: Academy welcome local boy, 7, into Cadet Wing
Cadet Squadron 30 now has a new addition to their ranks: Benny Remmer.Benny, of Monument, might seem a bit young to be admitted to the Academy, but his perseverance in coping with Burkitts lymphoma made him the perfect candidate to join CS-30's ranks and experience the Academy's Cadet for a Day program. Benny's parents, Randy and Laurie Remmer, and
0 10/06
2014
Cadet 1st Class Kristian Knuths tests a polymer sample in the Academy's chemistry laboratory. Knuth is working with local company CTI Inks as part of his independent study course. (U.S. Air Force photo) Academy Chemistry Dept. agreement brings new elements to the table
Academy officials say a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement between the Chemistry Research Center here and a local corporation could lead to big success in the future.The agreement with Chromatic Technologies Inc. in Colorado Springs started when the company donated materials to the Chemistry Department lab curricula connecting chemical
0 9/26
2014
Academy cadets Jackson Bell (left) and Robert Goodno spar during the Academy's Combatives course here Sept. 19. The three-part course is a graduation requirement for cadets. (Air Force photo/Amber Baillie) Staying alive: Combatives course equips cadets with fighting skills
An Academy combatives course not only provides cadets with hands-on training to survive combat, but arms them with the skill and confidence to protect themselves in everyday life.The three-part course is a graduation requirement for cadets and teaches them basic moves of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, wrestling and catch wrestling, a mixture of
0 9/23
2014
Academy History Club Cadet and Army Lt. Col. Nathan Watanabe (right), a History Department assistant professor and president of the History Club, pose for a photo with the Academy's 10th superintendent, retired Lt. Gen. Winfield Skip Scott, at the Liberty Heights retirement community in Colorado Springs, Sept. 6. The History Club cadets had lunch with Scott and a wealth of World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans living at the home, including retired Brig. Gen. Jesse Gatlin, a former Academy English Department head and professor. (U.S. Air Force Academy History Department photo) Academy History club cadets visit retirement community, meet veterans, former Academy officials
Academy History Club cadets met nearly 40 World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans at a local retirement community Sept. 6. The 12 cadets had lunch with a group that included retired Brig. Gen. Jesse Gatlin, prior English Department head and permanent professor, and retired Lt. Gen. Winfield Scott, the Academy's 10th superintendent, at the
0 9/16
2014
Cadet 1st Class Heather Nelson works on the FalconSat 7 project March 6, 2012. Nelson, an astronautical engineering major, is assigned to Cadet Squadron 16. (U.S. Air Force photo/Raymond McCoy) The results of research: Summer research programs lead to permanent partnerships
Every summer, cadets give up their vacation to spend time in government, Defense Department and industry laboratories. In at least two cases, success during the summer equals continuing partnerships at the Academy even after the cadets involved graduate and become second lieutenants. One of those projects is an 18-month study between the
0 9/15
2014
Cadets 3rd Class Patrick Casa and Brianna Ramey pose for a photo on the Manitou Incline Aug. 16, 2014. Shortly after taking this photo, the cadets responded to a medical emergency involving a teenager who injured his ankle and leg on the path. (courtesy photo/Cadet 3rd Class Patrick Casa) Cadets respond to emergency on Manitou Incline
You can take cadets off the Air Force Academy, but you can't take the Air Force Academy out of a cadet.Cadets 3rd Class Brianna Ramey and Patrick Casa went to the Manitou Incline on Aug. 16, looking to spend their "leg day" working out off campus, but they ended up saving a young hiker's leg instead.Ramey and Casa had just reached the Incline's
0 9/09
2014
Cadet 2nd Class Christopher Dylewski (right) and a Falcon Hockey teammate adjust a hockey sled at Clune Arena Sept. 7. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Cadet 3rd Class ShuJie Yan) Falcon hockey shares rink with wounded vets
For the last six weekends, Falcon icers have aimed not just to woo fans or gain a trophy, but to have a positive impact on local wounded veterans. Through the Cadet Service Leadership Program, part of the Center for Character and Leadership Development's integration and outreach directorate, about 15 hockey players voluntarily spent two to three
0 9/08
2014
Seth Michael, a 10th Force Support Squadron Outdoor Rec Center employee, trues a mountain bike tire at the center here. The center is gearing-up to provide a variety of winter services for Academy Airmen and their families. (U.S. Air Force photo) 'No excuse not to get out': Outdoor Rec outfits Airmen for great outdoors, winter programs
The Academy is crosshatched with hiking trails and ribbed with hills bicyclist dreams are made of. It's only a short drive from whitewater rafting, ski slopes and rock climbing. For some, this information is useless, but for many of the outdoor enthusiasts stationed here, it's a dream come true. For those working at the Academy Outdoor Recreation
0 9/05
2014
Default Air Force Logo The cadet honor process: Cadets hold each other accountable to longstanding code
Honor is the common tie binding all Air Force officers together and for many, the pathway to honor started here, at the Academy. "Honor is the bedrock, the very essence of what we do here," said Center for Character and Leadership Development assistant director Lt. Col. Hans LarsenThe Academy's first class, the Class of '59, adopted an honor code
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2014
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