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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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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
0 6/17
2014
The Air Garden at the Air Force Academy. (U.S. Air Force/Courtesy Photo) The Essence of USAFA: An exemplary installation
Editor's note: This concludes an eight-part series detailing the essence of the Academy.Many words can describe an institution hosting several hundred thousand visitors, staging dozens of community events, and producing roughly 1,000 Air Force officers annually, but when it comes to describing her particular organization, the Academy superintendent
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2014
Norine Prigge examines a blood sample in the 10th Medical Group Clinic at the Air Force Academy Sept. 25, 2013. The 10th MDG Laboratory supports thousands of patients per year, including each incoming class of cadets and Preparatory School cadet candidates. Prigge is a medical technician with the 10th Medical Support Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Don Branum) More ways to save: The 10th Medical Group focuses on making 'Every Dollar Count'
Battling the federal budget-crunch might be a daunting task, but the 10th Medical Group is up to the challenge, said the Group's deputy commander, Col. Michael Cunningham."When asked to investigate and explore every possible way to save taxpayer dollars, we jumped at the chance,' he said. "With DOD healthcare costs comprising 10 percent of the DOD
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2014
Chief Master Sgt. Stephen Ludwig in September 2013. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Carol Lawrence) USAFA command chief to retire after 30-year career: Chief Master Sgt. Stephen Ludwig on retirement, his 'family of Airmen'
Chief Master Sgt. Stephen Ludwig, the Academy's command chief and top-enlisted Airmen, is stepping-down to retire later this year after more than 30 years of military service. His official retirement ceremony is today in Arnold Hall at 10:30 a.m., but in many ways, he said he'll never leave the Air Force."For me, the Air Force is a family, an
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The USAFA Cadet Honor Guard stands at modified parade rest during the Academy's Homecoming Retreat Ceremony Sept. 19, 2008. (U.S. Air Force/Courtesy Photo) The Essence of USAFA: The Air Force professional culture
Editor's note: This is part seven of an eight-part series detailing the essence of the Academy.The Air Force's Academy offers potential cadets a commissioning source unlike any other in the Air Force to fulfill its mission of educating, training and inspiring men and women to become officers of character, said the Academy's Superintendent, Lt. Gen.
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Cadet 3rd Class Jared Hafich carries a mannequin representing an injured pilot toward a safehouse as other cadets in his fire team provide cover during a training exercise in Jacks Valley's mobile operations in urban terrain training area Aug. 13, 2011. Hafich and the others, all members of the Air Force Academy's cadet combat shooting team, undertook the training as part of a commandant of cadets initiative called Polaris Warrior. Soldiers from Fort Carson's 10th Special Forces Group provided the training. Hafich is assigned to Cadet Squadron 28. (U.S. Air Force photo/Don Branum) The Essence of USAFA: Internalizing the Air Force Ethos
Editor's note: This is part six of an eight-part series detailing the essence of the Academy.Military training here isn't simply designed to run cadets ragged. Instead, it prepares them for real combat and helps them develop a mindset, driving them through the most trying times. The sixth component in the Academy's essence, derived from a Defense
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2nd Lt. Blake Jones (left) poses with his sister, Navy Ensign Madison Jones, after graduating from the Academy May 28, 2014. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Liz Copan) Family, service and sacrifice: Siblings graduate from 3 different service academies
For the Jones siblings from Woodlands, Texas, although very different from one another, each chose the same path of service as they entered adulthood -- becoming Army, Navy and Air Force officers.Army Capt. Brooke Jones, 27, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 2009, Ensign Madison Jones, 23, graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy last year,
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Default Air Force Logo Academy alumnus joins presidential advisory commission
(AFNS) -- With family, friends and co-workers in the audience, the Air Force District of Washington executive officer sat among a group of leaders in the Asian American and Pacific Islander community waiting to be sworn into the President's Advisory Commission on AAPIs, May 6.The swearing-in took place at a ceremony hosted by the U.S. Department of
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