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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
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
0 8/28
2014
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,
0 8/27
2014
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
0 8/21
2014
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
0 8/20
2014
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
0 8/18
2014
Cadet 1st Class Kiara Davis A ‘baseline of respect’: 8 cadets return from Diversity Fellows Program externships
It might be impossible to know just how many societies, cultures and ethnic groups exist in a world of nearly 200 countries, populated by 6.5 billion people who speak at least one of the 6,500 known languages, but Air Force Academy officials plan to positively affect this cultural smorgasbord with its Diversity Fellows Program.The program began its
0 8/15
2014
Members of the Academy Cyber Competition team run through scenarios in
preparation for an upcoming competition Dec. 10. (U.S. Air Force Photo/John Van Winkle)  Academy introduces computer and network security major
Even as the Air Force Academy has reduced the number of majors it offers this year, it has instituted one new program aimed at helping the Air Force fly, fight and win in cyberspace.The computer and network security major touches on topics designed to help cadets understand what the cyberspace domain is and how the Air Force will establish
0 8/12
2014
Junior quarterback Tim Jefferson hands the ball off to senior running back Jared Tew as Air Force defeated Navy 14-6 at the U.S. Air Force Academy's Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colo., Oct. 2, 2010.  This was the Falcons' first victory over Navy since 2002. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)   Integrating athletes, other students leads to better academic performance
A study conducted by three instructors from the Air Force Academy and an assistant professor of finance at the University of Nebraska-Omaha found that making student athletes part of a closely knit student body helps them keep up with other students academically.The study, "Minding the Terrazzo Gap between Athletes and Nonathletes:
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2014
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