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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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2010
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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2010
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
0 11/17
2010
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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2010
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There's just something about the Air Force Academy that nurtures people's flare for the creative.Anyone who thinks otherwise just needed to drop by the Milazzo Center Nov. 3 for the Academy's Artist, Craftsman and Photography Show.Savory refreshments and scintillating artwork awaited visitors, and many of the artists showed up to mingle, discuss
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2010
Cadets and representatives from local nonprofit agencies brainstorm in Arnold Hall Oct. 20, 2010. The event focused on helping nonprofits reach out to new audiences and streamline how they do business. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Raymond Hoy) Cadets 'Give!' back to local nonprofits
Nearly 80 cadets brainstormed with 40 local nonprofit organizations as part of the Give! 2010 campaign Wednesday in Arnold Hall here.Give! 2010 is a philanthropic campaign that helps local nonprofit organizations get some much needed money and publicity."We wanted to give back to the community and said, 'Well how can we do it without duplicating
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2010
Cadets on the Air Force Academy's Cadet Interfaith Council pose for a photograph in Sijan Hall at the Academy Oct. 20, 2010. The council meets monthly to discuss issues related to the Academy's religious climate. Cadet 2nd Class Philicia Fahrenbruch (first row, far left) is the council president. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Don Branum) Cadet Interfaith Council promotes discourse, understanding
If you've ever heard the saying, "Never discuss religion or politics in polite company," you probably already know why: either topic can transform ordinary conversation into a verbal sparring contest or even a brawl. However, a group of about 20 cadets here wants to make sure people feel safe talking about their beliefs with their comrades in
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2010
Caroline Stratton, 11, visits the air traffic control tower at the Air Force Academy Oct. 15, 2010. Caroline became a cadet for a day through the Make-a-Wish Program. Her father, Lt. Col. Chris Stratton, is assigned to the Space Innovation and Development Center at Schriever Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo/J. Rachel Spencer) Schriever officer's daughter enjoys cadet experience
With apologies to Neil Diamond, the Air Force Academy was one sweet place for Caroline.That would be 11-year-old Caroline Stratton, the Make-a-Wish Foundation's latest Cadet for a Day. She and her family made the short trek from their home on base, and an Academy entourage escorted her on a whirlwind tour.The Strattons enjoyed a full day of
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2010
A cadet checks out a tarot deck during the Earth-Centered Spirituality SPIRE group meeting in Fairchild Hall at the Air Force Academy Oct. 18, 2010. Some Pagans use tarot cards to get an intuitive point of view of their own or someone else's current emotional or spiritual situation. SPIRE, or Special Program in Religious Education, groups meet Monday evenings at the Academy. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Don Branum) Freethinkers, Pagans discuss intersections of mind, spirit
The Air Force Academy's Freethinkers group invited members of the Earth-Centered Spirituality SPIRE group to discuss their beliefs, views and experiences during a SPIRE meeting in Fairchild Hall Monday.SPIRE is the Academy's Special Program in Religious Education that sets aside time Monday evenings for the religiously diverse cadet population,
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