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Default Air Force Logo Colorado Springs community gives thanks to military spouses
Spouses of military members packed the Southeast YMCA May 7 for a day of information gathering, sharing experiences and a whole lot of pampering during the Military Spouse Appreciation Day. Donna Chavez representing the Academy Airman & Family Readiness Center, estimated about 400 spouses of service members in the Pikes Peak area attended. "We have
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Cadet 4th Class Christopher Shields monitors intrusions into an Air Force Academy cadet-operated network during a Cyber-Defense Exercise April 24. Cadets spent four days defending their systems from personnel working for the National Security Agency's Information Assurance Directorate. (U.S. Air Force photo) Academy competes in cyber-defense exercise
Capt. Michael Henson and 25 Air Force cadets worked and operated together to support a fictional deployment with services that needed to remain running such as e-mail, DNS and chat while under attack from NSA red cell members. After four days of being attacked, months of preparation, and building a network, the Academy team learned May 4 that it
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Cadets fired several antique weapons, including the sniper rifle shown here, during the U.S. Air Force Academy History Club's annual historical weapons shoot at Jacks Valley May 2. The 10th Mountain Division Living History Group gave presentation on the unit's participation in World War II. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ann Patton) Cadets 'fired up' over historic weapons
Keep your powder dry. Cadets got a first-hand experience where that phrase came from during the History Club's Annual Historical Weapons Shoot in Jacks Valley May 2. The day's soggy, wet weather jammed up the black powder used in rifles and muskets from the Revolutionary and Civil War periods. The group of about 50 cadets fired and learned the ins
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U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet 1st Class Harvey White III escorts retired Col. Fitzroy "Buck" Newsum, shown here, and other Tuskegee Airmen during their visit to the Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., April 24. Cadet White, a senior assigned to Cadet Squadron 20, previously escorted Tuskegee Airmen during a 2007 visit. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Don Branum) Living legends walk among cadets
The Tuskegee Airmen secured their place in history more than 60 years ago by doing what few people thought they could. They overcame naysayers in the U.S. Army Air Corps before they overcame the Luftwaffe in the skies over Italy and Germany. Their legendary story has inspired numerous books and one movie ... and thousands of U.S. Air Force Academy
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Cadet 1st Class Tyler Stecker creates an umbilical pairing for the flight model of FalconSAT-5 at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo., March 17. The umbilical pairing will allow the satellite?s batteries to be continually charged until launch. FalconSAT-5 is slated for launch in December. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dave Armer) Academy space fleet continues to grow
The Academy's space fleet grows even larger this year, with the launch of one satellite, continued operations of a second satellite and design work underway for a third. The newest addition will be FalconSAT-6, which is on the drawing board now. The FalconSAT space fleet is a series of cadet-designed and cadet-built satellites, which carry
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