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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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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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2010
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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