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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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West Elementary School third grader Annione Platten reaches to close a human circuit at a recent "Physics is Phun" event sponsored by the Air Force Academy Dec. 11, 2009. "Physics is Phun" is an education outreach program run by the Academy's Physics Department to show children how fun physics, science, and mathematics can be. (U.S. Air Force photo courtesy of Julie Imada) Physics really is 'phun': Program aims to turn kids onto science
Exploding hot dogs, the shock of a human electrical circuit and making lightning are all, well, "awesome!" in the mind of West Elementary third grader Annione Platten.Two Air Force Academy instructors, Capts. Evelyn Schumer and Justin Spring, visited Annione and his third-, fourth- and fifth-grade classmates Dec. 4 to put on a show as part of the
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Capt. Jesse Goolsby poses for a photo with his two daughters in this photo taken in the Goolsbys' home. The captain's most recent work, a short story called "Thirteen Steps," is scheduled to be published in Storyglossia magazine in February. (U.S. Air Force photo) Writing is in English instructor's bones
An instructor with the Air Force Academy's English and Fine Arts Department just can't get enough of his job.Capt. Jesse Goolsby has written several poems and short stories and has been published and recognized through such awards as the 2009 John Gardner Memorial Award in Fiction. His newest work, "Thirteen Steps," is scheduled to be published
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Air Force Academy Cadets with the a cappella group In the Stairwell perform for KKTV Channel 11 in Colorado Springs, Colo., Dec. 11, 2009. The group of about 20 cadets has also recently performed in a statewide competition against groups from the University of Colorado, Denver University and Colorado State University. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Van Winkle) Academy's newest sound began 'In the Stairwell'
If it weren't for restrictions on where fourth-class cadets can and can't wander, one a cappella group might not exist -- at least not with their current name."In the Stairwell" was born when members of the Air Force Academy's Class of 2007 had to find a location for freshmen who enjoyed singing together. The name came from where the group met for
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Cadet 1st Class Austin McKinney is the Air Force Academy's 11th Marshall Scholarship recipient and one of 40 selected nationwide in 2009. He will attend the University of London in 2010 to pursue master's degrees in Latin American studies and in globalization and Latin American development. Cadet McKinney is a native of Detroit. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Don Branum) Marshall Scholar to focus on Latin America
Not only is Cadet 1st Class Austin McKinney at the top of his class academically, he is the Academy's newest Marshall Scholar.The management major with a minor in Spanish will attend the University of London next year to begin pursuing two master's degrees, one in Latin American studies and another in globalization and Latin American
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