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John Richey from the Salt Lake City Sherriff's Office and Oliver, a bloodhound, follow a scent trail in Pine Valley during training and certification exercises at the U.S. Air Force Academy Sept. 23, 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ann Patton) Trailing dogs hone their sniffing skills
It was all noses to the ground last week during a canine trailing seminar here recently. Chris Jakubin, Academy kennel master and trailing instructor, joined forces with instructors from Canine Training Academy in Cañon City to help train and certify 19 working dogs in seeking out criminal suspects and in search and rescue missions. Mr. Jakubin
0 10/07
2009
Charter members of the Eisenhower Men's Golf Association pose for a group photo after receiving their red Eisenhower Golf Club hats bearing the label "EMGA Charter Member 1988" at the U.S. Air Force Academy Sept. 17, 2009. Out of 205 original EMGA members, 16 still actively play golf and were recognized at the luncheon for their stamina and continued athleticism. (U.S. Air Force photo/Butch Wehry) Eisenhower Club recognizes charter golfers
Some memories and the people in them should never be lost. A shadow box commemorating the 205 Eisenhower Men's Golf Association pioneers and containing the historical artifacts from 1988, was presented by the association to the Eisenhower Golf Club Sept. 17. The Eisenhower Men's Golf Association provides competitive and social golf events every
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2009
Former Colorado Sen. Wayne Allard, left, talks with Cadets 1st Class John Dombroski and Oliver Kotelnicki during the Project on Strategic Space Issues in Washington, D.C., Sept. 1, 2009. Throughout the three-day event, more than 180 commercial space professionals, former Eisenhower Summer Space Seminar alumni, Air Force Academy cadets and military and government space policy makers addressed U.S. space policy issues. (U.S. Air Force photo) Space forum identifies rising space professionals
On a recent September afternoon in the ballroom of the Mayflower Hotel in downtown Washington D.C., rising space professionals, senior policy mentors from government and industry, and space policy academics; debated and dissected current American space policies ranging from the long-term policy impacts of China's anti-satellite efforts to the use
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2009
Retired Master Sgt. Marion Earl Painter recalls the brutality that he and other prisoners of war endured at the hands of the Germans during World War II during a POW/MIA observance at the Falcon Club Sept. 18, 2009. Sergeant Painter was kept at the Stalag Luft VI and Stalag Luft IV prison camps during his years in German custody. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ann Patton) Former POW recalls deprivation, endurance
We shall never forget. We will always remember. Servicemembers and civilians gathered Sept. 18 at the Falcon Club to remember the 88,000 U.S. servicemembers recorded as missing or unaccounted for since World War II during the POW/MIA Observance traditionally held the third Friday of September. Ceremonies began with recognition of the empty table at
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2009
Lt. Col. Jeffery Johnson poses for a photo Aug. 25, 2009, while taking a break at the Kandahar Regional Military Hospital in Afghanistan. Colonel Johnson is deployed from the 10th Medical Support Squadron at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., where he is the Pharmacy Flight commander. (U.S. Air Force photo) USAFA Downrange: 'Our work here is necessary'
Serving with a medical embedded training team at Kandahar Regional Military Hospital in Afghanistan is something of a change of pace for the 10th Medical Support Squadron's Pharmacy Flight commander. As a mentor to the Afghan National Army's pharmacy at Kandahar Regional Military Hospital, or KRMH, Lt. Col. Jeffrey Johnson advises Afghan army
0 9/15
2009
Capt. Loralie Hodges recommends regular eye exams as part of routine health care. Early detection is key for optometrists to treat a variety of sight disorders. Captain Hodges is an optometrist with the 10th Medical Group at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ann Patton) Regular eye exams keep life in focus
Things looking a little fuzzy or foggy? Can't read street names? Can't read the crawlers at the bottom of the TV screen? Having trouble focusing on close-up tasks? It may be time for an eye exam. "I recommend eye exams every one or two years," said Capt. Loralie Hodges, an optometrist with the 10th Medical Group. Baby boomers, or those born between
0 9/15
2009
Prep School Cadet Candidate Clinton Ramos greets his mother, Lisa, with a big hug at the start of Parents' Weekend Sept. 4, 2009. Cadet Candidate Ramos is a Dallas native. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dave Ahlschwede) Families join cadets for Parents' Weekend festivities
For preppies and cadets alike, it was a chance to relax, get away from school and visit with the folks, perhaps for the first time since climbing on the bus during inprocessing. The Academy's annual Parents' Weekend kicked off Sept. 4 with the opportunity for cadets and their parents to have breakfast together in the dining hall and closed Monday
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2009
Airmen from the 732nd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron Detachment 2 Police Transition Team stand in formation at Camp Stryker, Iraq, during a memorial ceremony honoring 1st Lt. Joseph D. Helton, Jr. Sept. 12, 2009. Lieutenant Helton, a flight commander for the 732nd ESFS Det. 2, was killed Sept. 8, 2009, by an improvised explosive device while leading his team on a mission in Baghdad. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Johnny L. Saldivar)   Sather Airmen say farewell to fallen comrade
"Lieutenant Helton?" Silence. "Lieutenant Helton?" Silence. "First Lieutenant Joseph Dennis Helton Jr." Silence. Today was the final roll call for 1st Lt. Joseph D. Helton Jr., 732nd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, Detachment 2 flight commander, who perished when a roadside bomb detonated close to his vehicle near Baghdad Sept. 8, making
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2009
Third-year Falcons head coach Troy Calhoun leads football practice Aug. 4 at the U.S. Air Force Academy near Colorado Springs, Colo.  The Falcons host the Nicholls State Colonels Sept. 5 in their home opener.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) Player development starts with officer development
"A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things worthwhile, it can be done." These words came from Vince Lombardi, former head coach of the NFL's Green Bay
0 9/04
2009
Air Force Academy Basic Cadet Logan Mitchell gets his hair cut on inprocessing day June 25, 2009. Remembering Inprocessing: 'Just take a little off the top'
For most of the Class of 2013, as for classes before them, in-processing represents a culture shock like none before it. One event that produces an immediate result in this vein is the haircut station, where military style is imposed on basic cadets. Basic cadets shuffled in from the hallway, relaxing for the few minutes before they were relieved
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2009
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