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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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Staff Sgt. Ronald Young directs traffic around a vehicle rollover accident on Briargate Parkway near Interstate 25 in Colorado Springs, Colo., Jan. 14, 2010. No one was injured in the accident. Sergeant Young is assigned to the Air Force Academy's 10th Security Forces Squadron.The Academy's fire department and 10th SFS work alongside Colorado Springs and Colorado authorities to respond to accidents along the Interstate 25 corridor near the Academy. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Don Branum) Community, Academy partner for emergency response
If you drive along Interstate 25 between Colorado Springs and Monument, you may have seen Air Force Academy firefighters and security forces patrollers working alongside their counterparts from Colorado Springs, El Paso County or Colorado emergency response agencies.The business of who responds to emergencies on the Academy -- which includes eight
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Buzz, a kestrel falcon at the Air Force Academy, poses for a photo in the Academy mews Jan. 21, 2010. Buzz, the newest of the Academy's 13 falcons, came to the Academy from the University of Minnesota's Raptor Center. He's named after the "Toy Story" character Buzz Lightyear. (U.S. Air Force photo/Bill Evans) New kestrel falcon gets warm Academy welcome
The newest member of the Academy's flying falcons weighs in at only four ounces but is already making a heavyweight impression.Buzz, an American kestrel falcon, made his entrance to the mews only a week ago but easily captured the attention of Cadet 2nd Class Calder Goc. Buzz joins the 12 other falcons already housed in the falcon mews located just
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Second Lt. Greg Flynn poses for a photograph in Paul Tsongas Arena in Lowell, Mass., Jan. 5, 2010. Lieutenant Flynn is a contract manager at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., and also a defender for the American Hockey League's Lowell Devils. He graduated from the Air Force Academy in May 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo/1st Lt. Andrew Ramsey) 2009 Academy graduate balances Air Force, pro hockey
Few people can actually say they have had a dream come true. Greg Flynn has had two: the opportunity to serve the country he loves and the chance to play professionally in the sport he loves.A 2009 graduate of the Air Force Academy, Flynn is a second lieutenant stationed at Hanscom Air Force Base, just outside Boston. By day, he is a contract
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Cadet 3rd Class Katie Dials poses for a photograph during a shoot Nov. 28, 2009. Cadet Dials, an Indiana native assigned to Cadet Squadron 34, was named Miss American Teen 2010 by the National Miss American Coed Pageants. (Courtesy photo/Cadet 3rd Class Katie Dials) Cadet trades combat boots for high heels, crown
A member of Cadet Squadron 34 has spread her wings and ventured beyond the Academy to the world of pageants and, in doing so, claimed a national title.Cadet 3rd Class Katherine Dials, who was named Miss American Teen for the National Miss American Coed Pageants, will travel to Texas, Florida and the Miss America pageant in Las Vegas this month. She
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