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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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View of the Academy from Eagle Peak. (U.S. Air Force photo/Don Branum) Cadets, hikers get birds-eye view atop Eagle Peak
If you're looking for an alternative hike to the Manitou Incline or a Colorado fourteener, Eagle Peak here is a scenic one-to-two-hour climb hikers say will leave climbers breathless with its steep terrain and majestic, 360-degree view from the summit.In just more than a mile, hikers ascend 1,900 feet on a rugged trail along Goat Camp Creek,
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Air Force junior running back Broam Hart, looks for a hole in the Utah State defense during the Falcons' game against the Aggies at Falcon Stadium Sept. 7, 2013. Hart had seven rushes for 24 yards in Air Force's 52-20 loss. (U.S. Air Force photo/Raymond McCoy) Academy athlete anti-sexual violence video goes viral
Athletes here are serious about sexual assault awareness - so much so, they filmed a "Cadet Athletes Against Sexual Violence" video in the spring that has captured the attention of thousands throughout social media and the military community.The two-and-a-half-minute montage features 13 cadet athletes from various athletic teams here, including
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Cadet 3rd Class Kenneth McGhee, upgrader (front seat), and Cadet 2nd Class Miranda Mila instructor pilot (back seat), prepare for a training flight in a TG-16A glider Aug.15. (U.S. Air Force photo/Amber Baillie) The Air Force’s youngest instructor pilots
Cadet 2nd Class Brianna Pauser was 350 feet in the air when she realized the gravity soaring instructor pilots here have on the lives and success of cadets.The biology major here was on a glider flight in the fall of 2013 with her IP in Airmanship 251 when, just after takeoff, the tow rope snapped and it was up to the cadet in the back seat to
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Visitors are welcome to see the Academy's tourist sites 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., seven days a week. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Heather Stanton) Academy welcomes tourists, visitors
The Academy might be home to more than 4,000 cadets and nearly 2,000 active duty Airmen, but those numbers are vastly outweighed by the number of visitors the installation hosts each year."We want everyone to know that this is their Academy and that we're definitely open for business," said David Cannon, the Academy communications director. "In
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