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Default Air Force Logo Operation Air Force involves cadets in medical research
Operations Air Force saw Cadet 2nd Class Sara Chapman get a heady dose of medical reality at Wilford Hall Medical Center's vascular surgery in Texas May 20 to June 20. The biology major with Cadet Squadron 35 assisted with surgeries and assessments on study animals. "I always wanted to learn how to use the ultrasound machine really well so I would
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2009
Rafters hit a Class II rapid during a journey down the Arkansas River in May. The Air Force Academy's Outdoor Recreation office offers full-day rafting trips to Bighorn Sheep Canyon and Royal Gorge for $55 and overnight rafting trips starting at $80. Call Outdoor Rec's Outdoor Adventure Program at 333-2940 for more information or visit http://www.usafaservices.com/oap.htm. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Don Branum) Get Out and Go: Rafting on the Arkansas
It had been a while since I visited Cañon City, and even longer since I'd done any rafting, so when the Outdoor Recreation office invited me to go on a rafting trip in May, I eagerly said yes. We met in the parking lot behind the Academy's Outdoor Recreation Office on a cool Wednesday morning. Everyone checked out wetsuits, helmets and floatation
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Staff Sgt. Christopher Thompson visits with a patient at the Craig Joint-Theater Hospital at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, July 1. Sergeant Thompson, the NCO in charge of hospital chapel operations, is deployed from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Air Force photo) Afghanistan deployment 'could crush or strengthen' chaplain assistant's faith
Staff Sgt. Christopher Thompson's assignment to hospital at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, as chapel operations NCO in charge could crush or strengthen his faith. "I talk to family members of wounded warriors back at home," said the deployed chaplain assistant from the Academy's Cadet Chapel. "I talked to the mother of a Marine whose son had just
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Staff Sgt. Jason Martinez poses next to his completed mural after an unveiling ceremony at the U.S. Air Force Academy's 10th Medical Group clinic May 28. Sergeant Martinez spent more than 100 hours working on the 6-foot-by-12-foot painting titled after the closing line in Lind Lucas Walling's poem, "The Combat Medic." (U.S. Air Force photo/J. Rachel Spencer) 10th MDG honors new mural's completion
The role of the combat medic traces back to the American Revolution. Since then, combat medics' courageous actions have saved countless lives. In the face of danger, with an utter disregard for their own well being, combat medics treat and stabilize the wounded until they can be medically evacuated. Staff Sgt. Jason Martinez captured the essence of
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2009
Default Air Force Logo Academy command chief returns to roots
Author John Ed Pearce once wrote, "Home is a place you grow up wanting to leave, and grow old wanting to get back to." While the Air Force Academy's top enlisted Airman is by no means old, home is where he plans to return after he retires in a ceremony June 5. Chief Master Sgt. Arvin Davis, a native of Sumter, S.C., joined the Air Force in June
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Children play under and around a parachute during Fit for the Future, Meet Me in the Park activities June 3. The program runs from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays in Pine Valley and Thursdays in Douglass Valley through the end of July. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ann Patton) Healthy futures in store for children
Academy youngsters are getting a jump start on a life-long healthy lifestyle -- and having fun doing it -- through the Fit for the Future, Meet Me in the Park program. Twice a week children and parents gather at housing area parks for two hours of outdoor games, play and socialization. The program, from 9 to 11 a.m. and targeting children ages 2-5,
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Then-1st Lt. Travis Black, 87th Logistics Readiness Squadron Materiel Management Flight commander,  prepares to take the oath of office administered by his father, Lt. Col. Steven Black, chief of nutritional medicine at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, via video teleconference May 29. Captain Black and his family had not seen the lieutenant colonel since he deployed four and a half months ago. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Danielle Johnson) Live from Afghanistan: Father promotes son via video teleconference
Can you hear me, Dad? ... Pop, can ya hear?" "Loud and clear." And just like that, from halfway across the world, Lt. Col. Steven Black, chief of nutritional medicine at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, was ready to promote his son, 1st Lt. Travis Black, Materiel Management Flight commander, 87th Logistics Readiness Squadron, to captain at Joint Base
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Default Air Force Logo Cultural immersion in the Land of the Rising Sun
Yumiko Guajardo has reason to be pleased about the cultural and language immersion program. She and a group of cadets recently returned to the Air Force Academy from a stay in the island nation, during which cadets visited major cities as well as smaller communities such as Wakayama, a small town on Honshu Island. She sent Capt. Brett Huyser
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2009
The Cripple Creek and Victor Railroad in Cripple Creek, Colo., offers visitors tours of old gold mines. Other attractions in the area include the Cripple Creek District Museum and the Pikes Peak Heritage Center. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ann Patton) Get Out and Go: Cripple Creek or Bust!
In 1892 a wandering cattleman fell into a small stream in Teller County and broke his leg. A nearby miner heard his shouts for help, and while aiding the injured cattleman, he, too, fell in the stream and broke a leg. The miner was purported to cry out, "Well, ain't that a Cripple Creek!" The name stuck. At nearly 9,500 feet in elevation, Cripple
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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 at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., during cadet inprocessing June 25. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) Class of 2013 learns basics during BCT
"Sit up straight." "Put your heels together." "Put your hands on your knees." Sitting up straight on the bus to the Hill may be the first order incoming basic cadets receive during their Academy and subsequent operational Air Force days, but, without doubt it, won't be the last. During in-processing July 25 the Academy welcomed the Class of 2013 as
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