Feature Search

Features

Feature Comments Updated
1 ... 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52
From right, Chief Master Sgt. Todd Salzman and Lt. Gen. Michael Gould congratulate Staff Sgt. Johnnie Gipson at a technical sergeant promotion party at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo., June 26. General Gould is the Academy superintendent; Chief Salzman is the Academy command chief. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rachel Boettcher) Stripes run in chief's family
The newest addition to the Air Force Academy family grew up living and breathing the Air Force as the son of a chief master sergeant. He would later become the son-in-law of a chief, and in 2005, he became a command chief in his own right. Now the top enlisted Airman at the Academy, Chief Master Sgt. Todd Salzman wants to know more about the men
0 7/06
2009
A U.S. Air Force Academy cadet took this photo of the Great Wall of China during a cultural immersion visit May 13-29. The trip allowed cadets to experience the nation's culture and society in depth. (U.S. Air Force photo courtesy of Maj. Patrick Castle) China trip creates lasting impressions
A former Academy chemistry department deputy accompanied cadets on a 16-day visit to the middle kingdom last month. Maj. Patrick Castle escorted Cadets 2nd Class Megan Biles, Jennifer Ebert, Sean Long and Alexander Paladino as part of a joint venture between the Academy Marathon Club and the Great Wall of China Marathon during an Olmsted cultural
0 6/29
2009
Cadet 3rd Class Jared Barkemeyer, right, talks to April Biernat, the 2009 Girl of the West, during her visit to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., June 22. The Girl of the West and her aide, Jessica Greene, toured the Academy to promote the 2009 Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Denise Navoy) Horsin' around: 2009 Girl of the West visits Academy
It's not very often that horseplay is allowed on the Terazzo, but that's exactly what happened when the 2009 Girl of the West and her aide visited the Academy Monday with horses Whisper and Classy China. April Biernat, the Girl of the West, and Jessica Greene, the aide to the Girl of the West, made stops at the 98th Flying Training Squadron and
0 6/29
2009
Rafters in Chaffee County, Colo., take to the white waters of the Arkansas River June 11. Snowmelt powers the river from May through late June, creating rapids that vary in difficulty from Class 2 to Class 4. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ann Patton) Get Out and Go ... to Chaffee County
Chaffee County wants visitors to come out and play. Two hours west of Colorado Springs, the county overflows with getaway opportunities for both hearty outdoor activities and more leisurely travel anytime of the year, whether for a day trip or longer stay. "We're Colorado Springs' outdoor playground, and we have everything you could imagine," said
0 6/29
2009
Phil Carberry, vice president of the Ellicott Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, prepares to return a red-tailed hawk to the skies and its home near Air Academy High School in Colorado Springs, Colo. The raptor spent two weeks in rehabilitation after a collission with one of the school's windows. (U.S. Air Force photo/Brian Mihlbachler) Hawk returns home after two-week convalescence
A red-tail hawk on the Academy has a lot of explaining to do. The bird joined up with his mate Tuesday after a two-week absence in rehab. Staff at Air Academy High School called Academy wildlife manager Dr. Brian Mihlbachler when they saw the bird have a head-on collision with a school window. The hapless raptor received a thorough medical
0 6/29
2009
U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet 2nd Class Drew Miller cuts a two-by-four during a Field Engineering and Readiness Laboratory activity June 5. Cadets learned skills such as surveying, concrete placement and a self-help project at billeting that will save $40,000 per year in laundry costs. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dave Ahlschwede) FERL promotes 'build first, design later'
Some 72 future engineers have rolled up their sleeves here and they're not afraid to get dirty all the way to their elbows. The annual Academy Field Engineering and Readiness Laboratory that ends today had mostly members of the Class of 2011, and some members from the Class of 2010, ROTC students from various universities, and West Point cadets
0 6/22
2009
From left to right: Cadet 2nd Class Chad Everett, Dr. George Mastrroianni, Cadet 2nd Class Andrea Brichacek and Cadets 3rd Class Cory Ostrowski and Andrew Cavallo visit Gorky Park June 13 during a cultural immersion trip to Russia. The travelers spent three weeks in Russia and visited Moscow, St. Petersburg and Novogrod. (U.S. Air Force photo) Academy professor, cadets immerse themselves in Russian culture
Travelers from the U.S. Air Force Academy spent three weeks immersing themselves in Russian culture during a trip to the nation May 22 to June 13, visiting Moscow, St. Petersburg and Novogrod among other locations.The decision to take cadets for a cultural immersion to Russia was by design. "We went because the trajectory of political and cultural
0 6/22
2009
Default Air Force Logo Civil Air Patrol teens strive 'to define excellence'
Cadet 1st Lt. Alex McGregor, 17, has always been interested in aerospace and a military career. "I knew I had to join," she said of the all-volunteer Civil Air Patrol. She is among the 40 cadet leaders and senior staff guiding and forging the way for 140 CAP basic cadets during the annual Colorado CAP encampment June 13 through Saturday at the
0 6/22
2009
Retired Col. Leo Thorsness speaks at the dedication ceremony for the Visions of Valor exhibit at the U.S. Air Force Academy's McDermott Library in Colorado Springs, Colo., April 3. Colonel Thorsness, a "wild weasel" pilot who flew an F-105 Thunderchief in the 357th Tactical Fighter Squadron during the Vietnam War, was awarded a Congressional Medal of Honor while held by the North Vietnamese Army as a prisoner of war. He was released from captivity March 4, 1973, and retired that October. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) Visions of Valor exhibit honors heroes
Courage, sacrifice and patriotism are at the heart of a gift received by the Air Force Academy from TriWest Health Alliance. The "Visions of Valor" collection of black-and-white portrait photographs of 140 Medal of Honor recipients was presented April 3 at a ceremony in the McDermott Library. David McIntrye, chief executive officer with TriWest,
0 5/22
2009
The Ghost Town Wild West Museum sits at the corner of West 21st and Cimarron streets in Old Colorado City, Colo. Admission is $6.50 for adults and $4 for children 5 and under, with a $1 military discount for servicemembers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ann Patton) Ghost town recalls life in golden era
It was a time when a haircut cost a quarter, when horses pulled fire trucks, when gold was king and when civilization followed miners into Colorado. The Ghost Wild West Museum at West 21st and Cimarron streets takes visitors back to the Old West along its "Main Street" and into the homes of early settlers. Shops and services are housed in authentic
0 5/21
2009
1 ... 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52
RSS