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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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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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