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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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Russell Hume delves into plans for the Cadet Character and Leadership Center, slated for construction beginning in 2011. Mr. Hume, a mechanical engineer with the Air Force Academy's 10th Civil Engineer Squadron, received a 2009 Air Force Energy Conservation Award for his efforts in moving the Academy toward fossil fuel independence by 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ann Patton) Academy engineer lauded for energy conservation
A mechanical engineer with the 10th Civil Engineer Squadron here has taken the top spot in outstanding individual performance for the annual Air Force Energy Conservation Awards."It came totally out of the blue," said Russell Hume, who received notification that he had won the award via e-mail while on leave during the winter break."He was a clear
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Air Force Academy Cadet 4th Class Kyle Fitle checks his temperature using a disposable thermometer during Basic Cadet Training at the Academy's Jacks Valley July 13, 2009. The cadet population was screened for influenza-like symptoms after more than 150 cadets were diagnosed with the H1N1 flu virus. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dave Ahlschwede) In Review: 2009
Below are the Academy Spirit's picks for the top five stories of 2009:5. THE YEAR IN SPORTSThe year saw outstanding performances from the hockey, football and men's basketball teams. In basketball, the Falcons made it to the Mountain West Conference tournament for the first time but ended up losing to top-seeded BYU, 80-69, in the second round. The
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Lt. Gen. Mike Gould and Chief Master Sgt. Todd Salzman pin stripes on a surprised Master Sgt. Bryant Ward in the commandant's conference room here Dec. 22, 2009. Sergeant Ward, an Academy Military Training NCO with Cadet Squadron 04, was promoted through the Stripes for Exceptional Performers program. General Gould is the Academy superintendent; Chief Salzman is the Academy's command chief. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Don Branum) Cadet Squadron 04 AMT gets new stripe for the new year
An Academy Military Training NCO with Cadet Squadron 04 here got a surprise gift Dec. 22: a new stripe for the new year.The surprise came for now-Master Sgt. Bryant Ward during a meeting with Commandant of Cadets Brig. Gen. Samuel Cox and members of the commandant's staff. The topic of cadet disenrollment packages came up, and General Cox had asked
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