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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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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
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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
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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
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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
Default Air Force Logo Giving hope a new dimension
Two professors at the United States Air Force Academy have shown that respect for people who are different can be taught - and it isn't that hard. Drs. Lauren Scharff and Michelle Butler have worked for many years to help cadets change pre-conceived notions of people with disabilities and, although they anecdotally believed good things were
0 8/07
2014
Staff Sgt. Justin Bauman, 10th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, and Mack, a 7-year-old Belgian Malionois, pose for a photo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Amber Baillie) Top dogs work to protect Academy lives, mission
Every day, seven loyal 10th Security Forces Squadron Airmen use their superior senses, instinct, strength and intelligence to keep everyone here out of harm's way. They train to enhance their skills, deploy, and appreciate a generous petting or rubber toy in return.Academy military working dogs RRuuk, Bert, Mack, Sato, Jason, Cindy and Graig,
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Default Air Force Logo Making an 'ImPACT': USAFA works to mitigate concussions
More than 250,000 student athletes visit the emergency room every year with head injuries, and tens of thousands of service members are coping with brain injuries from concussions suffered in the line of duty.Both those groups will benefit from a $30 million collaborative study between the NCAA and the Defense Department designed to enhance safety
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2014
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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