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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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Lt. Col. Montserrat Edie-Korleski shows a young Afghan girl where to hold a thermometer in her mouth as an Army medic treats her Jan. 18, 2009. Colonel Edie-Korleski was deployed to Afghanistan from the Air Force Academy's 10th Medical Group from January to June 2009 and was awarded a Bronze Star medal for her accomplishments downrange. (U.S. Air Force photo) 10th MDG Airman to receive Bronze Star
An Airman with the 10th Medical Group will receive a Bronze Star medal at a 10th Air Base Wing commander's call scheduled for Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. in the Arnold Hall Theater.Lt. Col. Montserrat Edie-Korleski managed medical contingency plans such as mass casualty and personnel accountability plans while deployed to Afghanistan from January to June
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Air Force Academy Cadet 1st Class Andrew VanTimmeren stands at attention during the Cadet Wing's noon meal formation Jan. 10, 2010. Cadet VanTimmeren succeeded Cadet 1st Class Nathan Dial in a change-of-command ceremony in Mitchell Hall Jan. 5. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ann Patton) New Cadet Wing commander glad he stayed
Cadet 1st Class Andrew VanTimmeren took the helm as the Academy's newest Cadet Wing commander Jan. 5, but he almost didn't stay past his second day of Basic Cadet Training.Cadet VanTimmeren, then a basic cadet, was ready to pack it in and head home until a chaplain challenged him that if he left then, he would accomplish nothing."I found my niche
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Capt. Ian Holt, 319th Missile Squadron, races for the United States cycling team at an international competition in Clonmel, Ireland, during the summer of 2009. Captain Holt trained and lived in Europe for one year while training for the event. AFA grad named athlete of year
Becoming the Air Force male athlete of the year is no easy feat. It takes a lot of determination and dedication to achieve this status. This year's Air Force male athlete of the year is Capt. Ian Holt, a squadron command post missile combat crew commander for the 319th Missile Squadron and 2004 Air Force Academy graduate.Captain Holt said it was
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