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Cadets 1st Class Caleb Becker (left) and Ben Saunders discuss field conditions with Mike Wehrmann, Falcon Stadium manager. Here, the three examine a cross section of the artificial turf on the field. The cadets? research project found that the heating system that mitigates ice from the field before game time only needs to be turned on for 24 hours as opposed to a week before a cold weather game. Cadet research benefits Falcon Stadium
Two cadets majoring in mechanical engineering devoted their senior capstone research project to studying the heating system under the synthetic turf football field of Falcon Stadium. Cadets 1st Class Caleb Becker and Ben Saunders simulated the functioning of the heating system in order to determine the minimum amount of time the heater would need
0 5/07
2010
Senior Airman Jacob Heine familiarizes Andy Miller with an M-4 rifle during Operation Junior Deployer at the Air Force Academy May 1, 2010. Airman Heine is a patroller with the Academy's 10th Security Forces Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Don Branum) Children 'deploy' to Usafastan
For about 200 members of the Academy community, Saturday started with a 7 a.m. wake-up call from the Command Center. By 9:30 a.m., they filled the predeployment center on the south side of the base to receive safety and cultural awareness briefings, set up allotments to their family members back home and get vaccinations. An hour later, they
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2010
Default Air Force Logo Academy NCO wins Levitow Award from Vosler NCO Academy
The NCO in charge of command career enhancement programs for the Air Force Academy staff here received the John Levitow Award when she graduated from the Vosler NCO Academy at Peterson Air Force Base April 8.Tech. Sgt. Tiffany Smith was the top graduate among 125 mid-level NCOs who graduated from the NCO Academy's Class 10-3."It's humbling and an
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2010
Second Lt. Joshua Meents navigates the Ropes Course at the U.S. Air Force Academy April 15, 2010. Lieutenant Meents visited the Academy to speak at the Spring 2010 Falcon Heritage Forum, which was themed, Officers of Character: Lieutenants in Action." He is assigned to the 53rd Electronic Warfare Group, Detachment 1, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. (U.S. Air Force photo/Bill Evans) Recent graduates speak at Spring 2010 Falcon Heritage Forum
Not far removed from the Academy, 40 graduates from the classes of 2006-2009 shared insights and challenges of life in the active-duty Air Force during the April 14-16 Falcon Heritage Forum.The forum, themed "Officers of Character: Lieutenants in Action," included a cadet squadron-hosted dinner, formal presentations and interactive mentoring. "The
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2010
Default Air Force Logo Cadets demonstrate service before self in Ghana
The generosity of two cadets sparked an outporing of aid that helped feed thousands, provide medical treatment to hundreds and give toys to impoverished children in western Africa.Cadet 1st Class Anthony Christian of Cadet Squadron 35 and Cadet 2nd Class Joel Corabi of Cadet Squadron 8 spent their winter holidays in the African nation of Ghana,
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2010
Air Force forward Jacob Burtschi is defended by Austin Peay forward Fernandez Lockett in the first-round game of the National Invitation Tournament at the Air Force Academy's Clune Arena March 14. All five Falcon starters, including Burschi, scored 13 points in their 75-51 win over the Governors in Air Force's first post-season victory in school history. (U.S. Air Force photo/1st Lt. John Ross)
Falcons' Burtschi to pursue hoops dream
First Lt. Jacob Burtschi, a former Air Force Academy standout basketball player currently stationed here, will be released from his Air Force commitment early and plans to pursue a professional basketball career.Burtschi, a Bravo crew commander with the 11th Space Warning Squadron, a tenant unit here, will take advantage of the 2010 Force
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2010
Cadets 3rd Class Kirby Forssell and Chris Miller, Cadet 1st Class Michael Bates and Cadet 3rd Class Paola Gavilanes assemble a wall frame in Bryan, Texas, March 23, 2010. The cadets volunteered to travel to the small Texas town and build homes as part of Alternative Spring Break March 20-26. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Van Winkle) Cadets trade beaches for hammers during Alternative Spring Break
Dozens of Academy cadets traded in spring break's sunlit beaches for hammers, nails and saws to build homes for the needy during Alternative Spring Break March 22-26.The Center for Character and Leadership Development hooked up 63 cadet volunteers with Habitat for Humanity housing projects in Kansas City and the Texas towns of El Paso, Wichita
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2010
Default Air Force Logo AFA language programs form 'onramp' for cross-culturally competent leaders
The future of the Air Force's culture and language initiatives looks much like a classroom of energized cadets fully engaged in a Chinese foreign language course at the U.S. Air Force Academy, participating and responding to Haning Hughes' high energy, expressive body language and animated facial expressions."When (Ms. Hughes) leaves the classroom,
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2010
Capt. Gena Parkman and Master Sgts. Kim Mann and Dan Spain prepare meals at Marian House March 2, 2010. The three Airmen are part of the Air Force Academy's Unit Advisory Council. Captain Parkman is assigned to the Academy's Cadet Counseling Center. Sergeant Mann is superintendent of Cadet Wing Human Relations, and Sergeant Spain is superintendent of Basic Cadet Training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ann Patton) Unit Advisory Council a voice for Cadet Wing, community
The Unit Advisory Council here wants others around the Academy to join them in improving the Cadet Wing and the Colorado Springs community.The UAC meets monthly at one of four Cadet Group locations to consider suggestions and ideas concerning the Cadet Wing, community projects and quality-of-life issues, said Tech. Sgt. David Johnson, the council's
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2010
Lily Rackley, Cadet 1st Class Gary Whiteman and Cadet for a Day Kai Rackley salute during the noon meal formation at the Air Force Academy March 5, 2010. Other events during the Rackley family's visit included a tour of the Cadet Chapel and chemistry labs and a chance to try out flight simulators. Cadet Squadron 12 hosted the family for the two-day event. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rachel Boettcher) 'Dirty Dozen' hosts Cadet for a Day
Kai Rackley became the Air Force Academy's newest Cadet for a Day March 4-5 in cooperation with Cadet Squadron 12 and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.Kai, who is 10½, dreams of becoming a pilot or a chef someday. His favorite aircraft is the Airbus 380, and he loves Garfield the cat and drawing airplanes. His sister Lily, 12, said he is also funny and
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