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SOUTHWEST ASIA – Cadet 1st Class, Harold Parker, United States Air Force Academy, holds the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing Guidon high after finishing the final lap giving the Falcons a victory over Soldiers here July 22. The Falcons finished the seven mile guidon relay race in 36 minutes and 52 seconds. Cadet Parker is a senior at the USAFA, Colo., and hails from Virginia Beach, Va. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Stephen Linch) Cadets relish sweet revenge over Army
They didn't get mad. They got even, and then some. Twelve cadets on an Operation Air Force trip in Southwest Asia were out for revenge at the state of the second grudge match. The cadets were defeated by a mere second in the first 7-mile relay. Before the first contest, the cadets had been traveling for more than 20 hours on the journey from Denver
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2009
Optical equipment lie on a working table Jan. 22 in the Laser and Optics Research Center at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Desiree N. Palacios) Patenting the Future: Academy physicist develops satellite imaging technology
From childhood, most remember singing the song, "Twinkle, twinkle, little star," at one time or another. There's just one problem with this little ditty. "Stars don't twinkle," said Dr. Geoff Andersen, a physicist at the U.S. Air Force Academy. "This is just the effect of atmospheric turbulence on our ability to see into space." This turbulence not
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2009
Academy golfing legend Vic Kregel fondly recalls the Air Force Memorial Bob Hope trophy he captured during a charity golf tournament. The Eisenhower Men's Golf Association named the championship after Mr. Kregel, who began golfing at age 10 in Pennsylvania. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ann Patton) Golfer's life packed with flying, family
Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike Gould, his father Carl Gould, and 103 members of the Eisenhower Men's Golf Association were among those who teed off for the Vic Kregel Championship on the Eisenhower Golf Course here Aug. 20. A luncheon followed the 18-hole match in the club house. Named as winner of the championship was John Sova. The guest of
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2009
Janet Edwards has served as the Air Force Academy's mortuary officer since 1992 and has helped more than 900 families through very difficult times. Ms. Edwards also serves as the program manager for the Academy's Base Honor Guard. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dave Ahlschwede) Families blessed with nearly two decades of compassion
For nearly two decades one Academy member has possibly brought more comfort, compassion and peace to hurting families than any other individual. She is a "behind the scenes" kinda girl who doesn't feel comfortable under a spotlight. For those whom she's served, however, she's been a bright and shining star who's provided light and hope for hundreds
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2009
Helen Hunt Falls offers visitors a cool retreat and opportunities to explore the wilderness with nearby trailheads. The falls are named after Helen Hunt Jackson, an advocate for Indian American rights in the late 19th century. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ann Patton) Get Out and Go: City's oldest park a free, fun, cool getaway
North Cheyenne Cañon Park has welcomed human visitors for more than 10,000 years. That includes Ute American Indians who wandered into the area, then miners, ranchers and prospectors, and today Colorado Springs' residents and tourists seek out the cool, sparkling creeks and abundance of shade. The park is anchored on the south by Starsmore
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2009
More than 4,000 cadets gather for lunch inside Mitchell Hall at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., Aug. 10, 2009. A staff of 200 food service professionals prepare nearly 13,000 meals per day for cadets throughout the academic year. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ann Patton) Coordinated effort provides '3 squares' for 4,000 cadets
How 200 or so food service staff members in Mitchell Hall manage to prepare, serve and clear 4,600 breakfasts, 4,500 lunches and up to 3,800 evening meals for hungry cadets during the school year is neither a mystery nor a miracle. "It's a system and a system that works," said dietician Shelly Morales. Veronica Vela, assistant food services chief,
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2009
Second Lt. Amanda Tamosuinas (left) and Cadet 2nd Class Alexis Tamosuinas (right) present their sister, Cadet 4th Class Ava Tamosuinas, with her shoulder boards following the Acceptance Parade at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo., Aug. 4, 2009. Lieutenant Tamosuinas, a 2008 Academy graduate, is assigned to the 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ann Patton) Sisters bring unique talents to Academy
Three daughters. Three sisters. Three in the U.S. Air Force Academy's long blue line. Second Lt. Amanda Tamosuinas, Class of 2008, joined sister Cadet 2nd Class Alexis Tamosuinas Wednesday to welcome their sister Cadet 4th Class Ava Tamosuinas into the Cadet Wing during Acceptance ceremonies on Stillman Field. The more senior Tamosuinas sisters
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2009
The sandstone spires shown here earned this region just west of Colorado Springs the name "Garden of the Gods" shortly after it was discovered in 1859. Today, Garden of the Gods park receives more than 1.7 million visitors per year to its nature trails and visitor center. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ann Patton) Get Out and Go: Garden of the Gods a mix of geology, biology, culture
Two Colorado surveyors set out to locate the site for a new town, to be named Colorado City, in 1859. During their scouting ventures, the two came upon an astounding area of sandstone formations. One surveyor suggested it would be a "capital place for a beer garden." The other replied, "Beer garden? Why, this is a fit place for the gods to
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2009
Airman 1st Class Sabrina Hibbens poses for a photograph with Afghani civilians while deployed in support of American special forces in western Afghanistan's Uruzgan and North Helmand provinces. (U.S. Air Force photo) USAFA Downrange: Academy medic experiences life-changing moments
An Academy medical technician with two years in the Air Force has found herself supporting U.S. Special Forces in Afghanistan's western Uruzgan and North Helmand provinces. "I volunteered for this deployment," said Airman 1st Class Sabrina Hibbens, who is deployed from the 10th Medical Group here. "I always say that you can't just let things
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2009
More than 200 enlisted Airmen took to the outfield at Coors Field in Denver April 10 to display the Stars and Stripes during pre-game ceremonies. Once fully unfurled, the flag was the size of a football field. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ken Carter) Old Glory's stars, Airmen's stripes enhance Rockies' home opener
More than 60 Academy enlisted members joined other Colorado-based military members, as well as Denver police and firefighters, in a patriotic tribute during the Colorado Rockies 2009 season home opener at Coors Field in Denver April 10. The U.S. military's rendition of the Mile High salute was provided by a combination of Soldiers from Fort Carson,
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2009
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