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Diane Strohm, the Academy's natural resources manager, has been a U.S. forester for 35 years. She’s been in charge of forest management and wild land fire prevention here for 10 years, managing forest thinning and restoration, fuel mitigation, Bark beetle control, tree planting and prescribed burning projects – just to name a few. (Courtesy photo) Natural resources manager works to keep the 'Fabric of the Academy'
After 35 years as a U.S. forester, Academy natural resources manager Diane Strohm is no amateur when it comes to fire intelligence and forest protection. Strohm is from Vermont; she's been in charge of forest management and wild land fire prevention here for 10 years, managing forest thinning and restoration, fuel mitigation, Bark beetle control,
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Academy cadets take part in the improved Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training in Jacks Valley here. Roughly 1,000 sophmores have participated in combat scenarios across the Academy since May to prepare for deployments. (U.S. Air Force photo/Liz Copan) New ESET training to wrap up next week
This summer, cadets here have been cycling through a new and improved Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training requiring fewer hours in the classroom and more days in the field. Since May 31, roughly 1,000 sophomores have been participating in combat scenarios at Jacks Valley and across the Academy to prepare for combat and non-combat survival
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Brig. Gen. Evan Miller, the Academy’s vice superintendent, hugs his daughters Maleah (left) and Audra (right), during his April promotion ceremony here. (U.S. Air Force photo/Liz Copan) A fond farewell: Brig. Gen. Evan Miller preps for assignment in Hawaii
Throughout Brig. Gen. Evan Miller's Air Force career, he's always set an alarm clock for work --until he arrived here last summer.For the past year, while helping reshape the Academy's decreasing budget under stringent federal constraints, restoring the airmanship program and writing the initial draft of the Academy's Essence document, Miller, a
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2014
Cadet 2nd Class Hansena Vangen teaches Cambodia children the "Hokey Pokey" during a recent Academy Cultural Immersion Program trip to Cambodia. While there, the cadets built latrines in Cambodian villages, took in historical sites and spent time with Cambodian citizens. (U.S. Air Force photo) Developing world connections: Cadets journey to Cambodia results in hard work, new friendships
Building latrines in a tropical climate within mere feet of a pig sty might not seem a good tradeoff for summer leave from the Air Force's Academy, but five cadets did just that and more in Cambodia.Cadets Dylan Juedeman, Winston Sanks, Luke Stensberg, Annie Von Seggern and Hansena Vangen enrolled in the Academy's Cultural Immersion Program to
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Chief Master Sgt. Maxwell Grindstaff poses for a photograph in his Harmon Hall office here July 16. He replaces soon-to-be-retired Chief Master Sgt. Stephen Ludwig as the Academy’s command chief. (U.S. Air Force/Carol Lawrence)  USAFA's new command chief reports for duty
Chief Master Sgt. Maxwell Grindstaff is still busy processing into the Academy and organizing the home he shares with Millie, his wife of 25 years and best friend of 30 years -- but by all indications, he'd much rather be out and about, visiting Airmen and cadets.The Academy's new command chief did just that while taking a Tuesday morning stroll
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Basic Cadet Monica L. Lubis, from Marshall, MI. She's assigned to the Aggressors squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Veronica Ward)
Integrity, Service, Excellence: Basic cadets speak out on Air Force core values
U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs staff recently asked five basic cadets, all currently taking part in Basic Cadet Training at the U.S. Air Force Academy, for their perspective on  on the Air Force core Values. They had a lot to say."Just being around all the cadet (cadre) and basic cadets and interacting with them has really brought the
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2014
Cadet cadre bark at basic cadets during basic cadet inprocessing here June 26. Hundreds of cadet cadre will be with the basic cadets throughout all of Basic Cadet Training for training and motivation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Sarah Chambers) BCT 2014: Cadre prepares basic cadets for their Air Force journey
Over 1,000 basic cadets are enduring strenuous military exercises, inspections and familiarization tests comprising Basic Cadet Training -- and hundreds of upper-class cadets are training and encouraging them every step of the way.As the Class of 2018 pushes through BCT, approximately 400 juniors and seniors here are training them during First
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2014
Default Air Force Logo Role-playing: Preparing victim advocates for demanding task
Maria Moreno wanted nothing to do with Master Sgt. Heather Shelton, her victim advocate, in the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office here. Moreno, playing the role of a cadet, slumped into a chair, arms folded, her glare tossing daggers at the floor."I didn't want anything to be reported, and some stupid classmates blurted out about it,"
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2014
Then-Cadet 3rd Class Kayla Vidosola and then-Brig. Gen. Gregory Lengyel, the commandant of cadets, read a Falcon Heritage Forum schedule in Exemplar Hall in September 2012. By cadets, for cadets: Maj. Gen. Lengyel reflects on USAFA's culture of commitment
Maj. Gen. Gregory Lengyel may be scheduled to hand over responsibilities as commandant of cadets to Brig. Gen. Stephen Williams here Tuesday, but he says he'll always be concerned with how Academy staff and the Air Force at-large works to instill commitment in cadets.Lengyel said his No. 1 priority since taking on the mantle of commandant in early
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2014
Soldiers from Company B, 1-30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, drive a mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle, or MRAP, through an off-road confidence course at Camp Liberty, Iraq, Nov. 7, 2007. (U.S. Army Photo/Sgt. Michael Connors) Cadets create MRAP lift, win competition
Last summer, the Air Force Research Laboratory had a problem no contractor seemed to solve. The lab took the task to the three service academies and challenged them to solve it. The problem: Special Operations teams needed a way to move heavy trucks like Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles -- MRAPs -- when landmines or improvised explosive
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2014
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