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Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, a former Air Force captain, graduated from the Academy in 1973. Sullenberger received the Outstanding Cadet in Airmanship Award and earned a bachelor's degree in psychology. (U.S. Air Force photo/ courtesy photo)
'Miracle on the Hudson' pilot sits down with cadets
Retired US Airways Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, who saved 155 lives on Flight 1549 after a heroic emergency landing on the Hudson River in 2009, visited the Academy Oct. 20 to hear cadets' thoughts on veteran care.Sullenberger, Class of '73, asked 10 cadets to share their perspectives on the challenges and perception of veterans today, and
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2014
(Courtesy photo/Amy Gillentine) Cyber cadet balances competition, life
For Cadet 1st Class Kevin Cooper, cyber competitions are every bit as rewarding as flying."Pilots get this adrenaline rush, but then it's over," he said. "With cyber competitions, you stay busy - it lasts; it's challenging all the time."The Academy senior has been a star performer in the Academy's cyber competition, placing 12th in the National
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2014
(Courtesy photo) Experiment seeks to take leadership lessons outside classroom
Many a third-year cadet has asked about the point of learning leadership from a book in a classroom. Now the Behavioral Sciences and Leadership Department is looking to make its leadership course more relevant by moving the lessons out of the classrooms and into the cadet squadrons.The goal of the new experiential learning course, Behavioral
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2014
Coyotes are seen regularly at the U.S. Air Force Academy. These sightings will likely increase due to the change in season and young coyotes separating from their family groups, according to Academy experts. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Van Winkle) Coyote watch: Don't feed top-level predator, Academy experts say
Coyote sightings on base will likely increase due to dwindling daylight hours and young coyotes separating from their family groups this time of year, according to Academy experts.As the Academy maintains a stable and healthy coyote population, staff and residents need to keep their distance from the top deer fawn predator and not feed wildlife
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Cadet 3rd Class Dominic Celiano (left), presents his automated remote control car during the International Diligent Design Contest in Shanghai, China, this summer. Celiano took a toy car, added motors to drive the wheels, mounted various sensors to it, and developed a control algorithm to allow the car to follow a set path and avoid obstacles. The cadet's project earned 10th place in the contest. (Courtesy photo) Cadet competes in international design competition
Cadet 4th Class Dominic Celiano was not like most fourth class cadets in January.Instead of counting down the days until Recognition, he attended the Air Force Academy's Automata Club meetings where he learned about the Digilent Design Contest, a competition where students present their digital design or electrical engineering projects to industry
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Cadet 4th Class R. Hunter Ward, pictured here on the Air Force Academy Terrazzo, was named the Civil Air Patrol's Airman of the Year for 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo/Don Branum) Civil Air Patrol's top cadet adapts to Air Force Academy life
A few months into his freshman year at the Air Force Academy, the Civil Air Patrol's 2014 national cadet of the year has settled in nicely.Cadet 4th Class Hunter Ward received the award during the CAP National Conference in Las Vegas Aug. 16, but he found out in May that he'd been selected."I was just speechless," he said. "It was unreal. I knew I
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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
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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
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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
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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
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