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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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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
0 7/02
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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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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
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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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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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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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