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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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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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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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Retired Brig. Gen. Charles Duke Jr. speaks at the Air Force Academy's National Prayer Luncheon Feb. 9, 2009, at the Academy's Falcon Club. General Duke, a former astronaut who walked on the Moon's surface, spoke about "America's Godly Heritage" to an audience of about 500. (U.S. Air Force photo/Bill Evans) Prayer luncheon guest speaker recalls wonder of space
When astronaut and retired Brig. Gen. Charles Duke Jr. was growing up, the United States had no space program, but he knew he wanted to serve his country. Little did he know he would one day be the 10th man to walk on the moon.The North Carolina native spoke about "America's Godly Heritage" to an audience of about 500 people at the Falcon Club here
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Air Force Academy senior Nolan Brock executes a throw during a Judo competition at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., Jan. 16, 2010. Brock won a gold medal in novice competition and a silver in regular competition during the National Armed Forces Championships at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., in November 2009. Judo team to hit the mat at nationals
Members of the Air Force Academy's competitive Judo club will test their skills at National Collegiate Judo Association's national championships in California In March and is training for USA Judo's non-collegiate tournaments and events.Judo, meaning "soft" and among the world's most practiced sports, is the ancestor of the Japanese fighting art
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Capt. Jason Rogers, right, and Maj. Jeff Lewis, left, perform a surgical operation in Afghanistan July 3, 2009. Captain Rogers, a physician assistant with the 10th Medical Group, received a Bronze Star Medal during a 10th Air Base Wing commander?s call Jan. 26, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo) Academy medic earns Bronze Star for deeds in Afghanistan
A physician assistant with the 10th Medical Group earned a Bronze Star medal while deployed to Afghanistan from June to December 2009 and learned some important things during his time downrange."I learned ... some great things about myself and reinforced other things that I already knew about the importance of faith in family, friends and God
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