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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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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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Col. David Lange poses next to a bust of his great, great uncle, Charlie Taylor, in the Air Force Academy's McDermott Library March 2, 2010. Mr. Taylor built the first aircraft engine used by the Wright Brothers and helped the brothers prepare the "Military Flyer" for demonstration to the U.S. Army at Fort Myer, Va. Colonel Lange is the air officer commanding for Cadet Group 2. (U.S. Air Force photo/Bill Evans) Sculpture recognizes father of aircraft maintenance
It's an old story. A pilot swaggers off the tarmac after a record-breaking flight or after scoring his fifth aerial victory and rightfully etches his name into the history books -- immortalized for all time.Always appreciated by those who slip the surly bonds of earth, the accomplishments and names of those who supported the mission -- the
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2010
Falcon wide receiver Chad Hall avoids a tackle during a 2007 game against the University of Wyoming. During this game, Hall rushed 28 times for 167 yards and had two returns for 28 yards. He also caught a four-yard touchdown pass that helped the Falcons win the game, 20-12. (U.S. Air Force photo by John Van Winkle.)
Air Force's Chad Hall signs with Philadelphia Eagles
From the time he was a child, 2nd Lt. Chad Hall dreamed of becoming a professional athlete.The assistant officer in charge with the 421st Aircraft Maintenance Unit achieved his dream March 11 when he signed to play professional football as a wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles."Well it happened really quick to tell you the truth," Lieutenant
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Default Air Force Logo Harmon was 'ideal man' for 1st superintendent
Lt. Gen. Hubert Harmon is not one of the best-known names in Air Force history, but he was one of the most important, a Class of 1970 graduate and author of a book about General Harmon said during the 52nd-annual Harmon Memorial Lecture at the Academy's Arnold Hall Theater March 2."I think (General Harmon) is a largely forgotten figure, even here,"
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2010
Lt. Gen. A.P. Clark was the U.S. Air Force Academy's sixth superintendent from Aug. 1, 1970 to July 1974. During World War II, he was shot down over Abeville, France and spent 33 months as a prisoner of war. A resident of Colorado Springs, Colo. General Clark died on March 8, 2010 at the age of 96. Former superintendent remembered for 'Great Escape' efforts
The Academy's sixth superintendent died March 8 at the age of 96.Retired Lt. Gen. A.P. Clark, a resident of Colorado Springs, was the superintendent from Aug. 1, 1970, to July 31, 1974."The Air Force Academy lost a great leader this week and is deeply saddened by the loss of General A.P. Clark. He was my superintendent when I was a cadet; he was a
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Cadets 1st Class Mark Hammond, Jeff Reddout, Lucas Catalino and Philip Husk examine a dropsonde at the 731st Airlift Squadron at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Feb. 9, 2010. The cadets are part of the Spring 2010 Aeronautical Engineering 482 class on aircraft design. A core element of their course is the feasibility of deploying a dropsonde via a remotely piloted aircraft to increase airdrop accuracy. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Van Winkle) Cadets seek to improve combat airdrops
Aeronautical and systems engineering management cadets from the Air Force Academy's Department of Aeronautics are working to improve the safety and accuracy of combat airdrops with remotely piloted aircraft. In 2009, U.S. Air Forces Central identified an urgent operational need for a true single-pass airdrop capability for C-17 Globemaster III and
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Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley talks to Air Force Academy cadets about the nature of service in the Arnold Hall Theater Feb. 19, 2010, during the National Character and Leadership Symposium. The secretary was one of 17 keynote speakers for the two-day event; others included veterans of the Battle of Roberts Ridge as well as Baseball Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda and former NFL head coach Brian Billick. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rachel Boettcher) NCLS speakers share experiences, perspectives on leadership
shared life experiences, expertise and food for thought with both cadets and visiting university and college students during the National Character and Leadership Symposium at the Air Force Academy Feb. 18-19.Speakers included Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, former Baltimore Ravens head coach Brian Billick, Center for Citizen Leadership
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MAj. Elaine Bryant discusses the aeronautics major program with Cadet Candidates Jazmind Hill, Acacia Miller and Enicia Porter during Majors' Night at the Air Force Academy Feb. 11, 2010. Aeronautics is one of 32 fields of study available at the Academy. Major Bryant is an instructor with the Department of Aeronautics. The cadet candidates are students at the Academy Preparatory School. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rachel Boettcher) Cadets consider career options during Majors' Night
Before the Air Force Academy's 1,000-plus fourth-class cadets reach recognition in March, many of them will decide what to do with the rest of their lives. Majors' Night, a semiannual event held in Fairchild Hall, gives cadets who haven't declared their field of study a chance to look into their options and make an informed decision.The Dean of
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