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Cadet 4th Class Brontavious Railey interacts with actors during the "Sex Signals" play at the Air Force Academy's Arnold Hall Theater Aug. 13, 2010. Cadet Railey is assigned to Cadet Squadron 23. (U.S. Air Force photo/Bill Evans) New cadets learn about 'Sex Signals'
Fourth-class cadets might have felt a little higher on the Academy totem pole for an hour and a quarter the evening of Aug. 13.The Class of 2014 attended the "Sex Signals" theatrical presentation, which is part of the Academy's training to raise awareness about sexual assault.It cast an examining eye on the often-confusing gray area surrounding
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2010
Cadets 2nd Class Lindsey Heath and Brendan Maestas stop to talk between classes in Fairchild Hall Aug. 10, 2010, during the first full week of the 2010-2011 school year at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. Cadet Heath is assigned to Cadet Squadron 01, and Cadet Maestas is assigned to CS 40. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) Cadet Wing goes back to school
Most college students are familiar with shopping for books, hitting the library and studying in dorm rooms after class. But how many college students run to class, march in formation to lunch or have their dormitories inspected on weekends?At the Air Force Academy, the answer is, about 4,400.Before cadets here learn anything else, they have to
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2010
Black bears, such as the one pictured here, are mostly vegetarians, eating grasses and berries. Bear sightings have increased at the Academy in August 2010 as the bears eat massive amounts of food to prepare for winter. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) Avoid Academy's 'bad news' bears
Bear sightings near the Terrazzo and Cadet Area on base have increased in recent weeks, and Academy officials ask Academy staff and visitors to be cautious.Like the students, the bear is right on schedule: August is when cadets go back to hitting the books and bears start hitting the buffet table."They got one thing on their minds, and that's
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A cadet candidate with the Air Force Academy Preparatory School pulls himself up the Academy's Ropes Course July 23, 2010. Prep School students receive military, academic and time-management training to prepare them for their freshmen years at the Academy. (U.S. Air Force photo/J. Rachel Spencer) Prep School Class of 2011 joins Academy family
The Air Force Academy's Preparatory School is a microcosm of the cadet area. A small handful of buildings a stone's throw from the Community Center and main Fitness Center house, feed and train about 240 prospective members of the Class of 2015, a diverse group that includes young adults just out of high school as well as Airmen with prior enlisted
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2010
Bicyclists hit the Air Force Academy's Falcon Trail for the Rocky Mountain State Games' mountain biking competition Aug. 1, 2010. The Academy hosted several other state games events, such as soccer and archery. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) Academy hosts Rocky Mtn. State Games events
Sixteen-year-old goalkeeper Scott Mende drove five hours with his team for the Rocky Mountain State Games, partly because the field at the Academy is so well kept."I'm the keeper, so sometimes I have to get used to playing in some torn up goal boxes. But that hasn't been a problem here," Scott said. "They have good facilities, so we don't have to
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2010
Col. Brent Richert is the Air Force Academy's new chief scientist. (U.S. Air Force photo) Third trip's a charm for Academy's new chief scientist
Col. Brent Richert knows his way around science as well as he knows his way around the Air Force Academy: like an old pro.A self-described "physics geek," Colonel Richert is just starting his third stint at the Academy. First he was a cadet, then a professor. Now the Arkansas native is the new chief scientist, putting him in charge of a $55-million
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2010
Steve Hoehn jumps out of a C-17 Globemaster III over Royal Air Force Fairford, England, during the Royal International Air Tattoo July 17, 2010. Mr. Hoehn is one of 11 Airmen and cadets who represented the Air Force Wings of Blue Parachute Demonstration Team at the event. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Joseph Valente) Airmen, cadets get 'tattooed' in England
Several Airmen from the Air Force Academy recently spent a couple of days getting tattooed -- and they traveled all the way to England for it.If that revelation conjures up images of ink, needles and skin, picture instead military aircraft, awed spectators and skies over the British Isles. This Tattoo was actually an airshow. Not just any airshow,
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2010
PAKTYA PROVINICE, Afghanistan - Captain Tess Marcial, Logistics and Patient Administrator deployed from the 10th Medical Group, U.S. Air Force Academy hands a toy animal and candies to an Afghan child. The child was visiting the 203rd Corps Paktya Regional Military Hospital Dec. 14 as a patient to the Women's and Children's Clinic. The program initiated Dec. 7. Its goal is to provide Afghan National Security Forces families with medication, prescriptions, immunizations and health education. (U. S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Evelyn Chavez) Medic earns Bronze Star, Army Achievement Medal
When Capt. Tess Marcial arrived in Paktia province, Afghanistan, as part of a medical embedded training team, her responsibilities weren't immediately clear.She found out soon enough, and she ended up fulfilling them so well that her six-month deployment was crowned with two awards, a Bronze Star and an Army Achievement Medal. Earning two
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2010
The Center for Character and Leadership Development is charged with transforming basic cadets into leaders of character during their four years at the Air Force Academy. Cadets learn character through immersion
From the day basic cadets hear the words, "Get off my bus!" to the moment they toss their hats into the sky and become second lieutenants, they live in a culture that shapes their character and helps them develop the leadership skills they will need to succeed in the Air Force.The Center for Character and Leadership Development helps create that
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2010
The Air Force Academy's newest falcon, an 8-week-old gyr, cools herself during a cadet falconry demonstration at the Academy Community Center July 22, 2010. The new bird has not yet been named, but two names up for consideration are Athena and Valkyrie. Handling the new bird was Cadet 2nd Class Jenny Flynn of Cadet Squadron 31. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) Newest falcon stretches her wings
Visitors to the Air Force Academy wouldn't be surprised to hear someone say, "Look. It's a plane." At the Community Center library July 22, though, they were saying -- maybe not in so many words -- "Look. It's a bird." It was two birds, in fact. A crowd of perhaps 70 came to watch a trio from the cadet falconers and two of their avian stars, Cody
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