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The Cadet Chorale sings the national anthem at the BCS national championship game in Phoenix Jan. 10, 2010. Other prominent Cadet Chorale appearances have included the 2006 Rose Bowl Game, Super Bowl XXIX (2005) in Jacksonville, Fla., and the 2005 NBA All-Star Game in Denver. (U.S. Air Force photo/2nd Lt. Meredith Kirchoff) On a national stage: Cadet Chorale sings at BCS championship
Five minutes to go, four, three, two, one minute left. "Everybody line up!" Two blue lines form, last minute adjustments to uniforms take place, "Give your jacket a good pull before you head out, makes it look sharp." Hair in place, ties straight, remember where to stand? Just like we practiced -- OK, it's time to walk. Two lines trail out from the
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Senior Airman Magdalena Torres, a 914th Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment apparentness, explains the purpose on an aircraft power unit January 6, 2011, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, Niagara Falls, NY. Senior Airman Torres was selected to attend the "Leaders Encouraging Airman Development Diversity Visitation Program" at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph McKee) Niagara-based Airman may become AFA cadet
An aerospace ground equipment apprentice with the 914th Maintenance Squadron will visit the Air Force Academy Jan. 13-15 to visit and possibly be accepted into the prestigious military school.Senior Airman Magdalena Torres will attend a three-day "Leaders Encouraging Airman Development Diversity Visitation Program" at the Academy.The Academy and
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The B-52 Stratofortress known as "Diamond Lil" sits near the north entrance of the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., Dec. 23, 2010. Diamond Lil's tail gunner, Airman 1st Class Albert Moore, shot down a North Vietnamese MiG on Dec. 24, 1972. Diamond Lil came to the Academy after it was decommissioned in 1983. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Don Branum) Records detail MiG kill by 'Diamond Lil' tail gunner
If the Air Force Academy's landmarks could speak, the B-52 Stratofortress near the north gate would have quite the Christmas Eve story to tell.The crew of the B-52D, tail number 55-083, took off from Utapao Royal Thai Naval Airfield that day in 1972. Their mission was to bomb the North Vietnamese railroad yards at Thai Nguyen as part of Operation
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Senior running back Nathan Walker takes a handoff from quarterback Tim Jefferson during first half action against the New Mexico Lobos at Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colo., Nov. 13, 2010. Walker, a native of Colorado Springs, ran for 95 yards and one touchdown in the Falcons' 48-23 victory. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) 10 things you didn't know about: Nathan Walker
If you followed Falcon Football this year, you know about senior fullback Nathan Walker, who stepped up this season to fill the shoes of injured fullback Jared Tew. Cadet Walker, a native of Colorado Springs, Colo., got the start after Tew broke his fibula in the San Diego State game Oct. 16. In the games that followed, Walker rushed for 453 yards
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1st Lt. Kathy Rakel, 56th Operations Group chief of intel readiness, competes in her first mountain bike race with the Air Force Academy Mountain Bike team.  (Courtesy photo) AF's top female triathlete seeks Olympic gold
The Air Force's female athlete of 2010 never thought a suggestion from a friend at the Air Force Academy would point her to a sport that would take her to professional status with a shot at the Olympics.First Lt. Kathy Rakel, the chief of intel readiness for the 56th  got her first introduction to triathlons when she entered the Academy but
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A cadet volunteer reads to a child at the Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind in Colorado Springs Dec. 8, 2010. Seven cadets, including four enrolled in a Behavioral Science 310 class, created audiobooks for the CSDB students. (courtesy photo/Diane Covington) Cadets spread good words, good will at school for deaf, blind
Cadet 2nd Class Zach Barrington's recent work in the recording studio sounded double-platinum to his loyal listeners.But Cadet Barrington wasn't laying down tracks for any record label or future iTunes selection. He was lending his voice to audio books destined for children at the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind.He and several classmates
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Air Force's Caroline Kurtz bumps the ball during the second set of their season opener against Long Island, Aug. 27, 2010, at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Falcons won 3-2 over Long Island with scores of 25-14, 22-25, 29-31, 25-19 and 15-9. (Air Force photo/J. Rachel Spencer) 10 things you didn't know about: Cadet 1st Class Caroline Kurtz
Cadet 1st Class Caroline Kurtz plays for the Air Force Women's Volleyball team. She has been the Academy's athlete of the week twice this semester, and in October she was named a Mountain West Conference athlete of the week. Air Force Volleyball is 1-13 on the season with two matches remaining. They play their last home match against UNLV Nov. 26
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Capt. Rob Marshall prepares to ski down from the summit of Mt. Elbrus, the highest peak in Russia, with fellow Airman and mountaineer Capt. Mark Uberuaga, now with the 55th Rescue Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., after completing their first climb as part of the U.S. Air Force Seven Summits Challenge in July 2005. The U.S. Air Force Seven Summits Challenge is an endeavor for Air Force members to carry the Air Force flag to the highest point on each continent and to be the first U.S. military group to conquer all seven peaks. Captain Marshall is a member of the 8th Special Operations Squadron at Hurlburt Field, Fla. (Courtesy photo) Academy grad, wingman prepare for Antarctic climb
An Air Force Academy graduate is one of two Airmen assigned to Hurlburt Field, Fla., who are putting the 1st Special Operations Wing motto to the test.While most of their friends and colleagues are indulging in the family, food and football of the Thanksgiving holiday, 2001 Academy graduate Capt. Rob Marshall, with the 8th Special Operations
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Cadet 4th Class Adam McMurray poses for a photograph near one of the overlooks on Academy Drive at the Air Force Academy Oct. 20, 2010. Cadet McMurray was named a Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for Achievement recipient and is scheduled to receive the award in his hometown of Huntsville, Ala., in November. (courtesy photo/Darrell McMurray) AFA cadet to receive prestigious JROTC award
Cadet 4th Class Adam McMurray generates headlines just by being himself.After leaving for the Academy and Basic Cadet Training this summer, he learned he would receive the Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for Achievement. This decoration is awarded to both college and high school students and is the highest award given by the Junior ROTC program.Cadet
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Default Air Force Logo Denver archbishop speaks with Catholic cadets
The head of the Catholic Church's Denver archdiocese visited the Air Force Academy Oct. 25 to speak with some of the Academy's Catholic cadets.Archbishop Charles Chaput discussed military service as a vocation and how traditional Christian knighthood concepts apply to the present-day military."I'm going to skip telling you how talented you are,"
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