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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
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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
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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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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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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
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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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A basic cadet learns basic responses during cadet inprocessing at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., June 25. Females comprise 20 percent of the Class of 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) Remembering Inprocessing: Footprints -- the first impression
"Get off my bus!" It's the last command the Basic Cadets of 2013 heard before stepping into the next phase of their lives. Although many may have been relieved to get off the bus, they had no idea what was awaiting them. One basic expressed his relief to "finally get away from that bus," but little did he know what was to come. With 10 or more
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Cadet 2nd Class Nathan Rings addresses a basic cadet during a bus ride from Doolittle Hall to the Cadet Area at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., June 25. Basic cadets are directed to sit with their eyes facing forward at all times while on the bus. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dave Ahlschwede) Remembering Inprocessing: 'Twas the ride of their lives
After the final tears and hugs were exchanged at Doolittle Hall, the Class of 2013 boarded the buses that carried them to the start of their Air Force careers. Once the newly appointed class boarded the buses their military lives began. Seeing others' nervous faces, the basics began their first step of bonding. As a future Academy class, they would
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Basic cadets take their first steps into their Air Force careers as they leave Doolittle Hall and cross over the Memorial Bridge during cadet inprocessing June 25 at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) Remembering Inprocessing: Day 1 included saying 'goodbye'
June 25, 2009, marked the beginning for more than 1,300 new cadets of the Class of 2013. The beginning of Basic Cadet Training is an enormous shift for the new members of the Long Blue Line, and the impact was visible on all of their faces. Expressions showed anxious anticipation, hope and a fear of the unknown. The same emotions, evident in the
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Default Air Force Logo AFSC Spotlight: Engineer par-excellence
The Academy's Field Engineering and Readiness Laboratory maintains activities throughout the year. It's where you'll find the FERL superintendent and facility manager bridging the gap between theory and practice for cadets. It's a build first, design later, hands-on environment. The Civil Engineering 351 "FERL" program is for cadets majoring in
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