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Image of various Contrails from through out the years. The Contrails: Cadet Insignia and Badges
Superintendent’s Pin: Worn only by those cadets whose name appears on the Superintendent’s list for obtaining the Commandant’s Pin, Dean’s Pin, and Athletic Director’s Pin for the previous semester.Commandant’s Pin: Worn by those cadets whose name appears on the Commandant’s List. The Commandant’s List is reserved for cadets in the top one third in
0 3/23
2016
Image of various Contrails from through out the years. The Contrails: Class and Building Colors
Editors note -- This week's excerpt  from The Contrails is seen exactly as shown on page 36 in the 2015 edition of this cadet guidebook In modern architecture, the three primary colors are prevalent [in the design of the Air Force Academy]. Since the Academy was to reflect modern architecture, red, blue, and yellow were chosen for the original
0 3/15
2016
Tech. Sgt. Marcia Regula, an academy military trainer and parachute instructor at the U.S. Air Force Academy, takes a moment before parachuting from an aircraft. At the Academy, Regula teaches competitive free-fall to cadets trying out for the Wings of Blue team. (U.S. Air Force photo) Women’s History Month Profile: Tech Sgt Marcia Regula
Tech. Sgt. Marcia Regula has grown into her career as a military trainer and parachute instructor at the Air Force Academy, but said she wasn’t the typical little girl growing up in Battlecreek, Michigan.“I quit the dance class my mom made me take to join a Karate class with my brothers,” she said. “I was happier horsing around and playing G.I. Joe
0 3/10
2016
Image of various Contrails from through out the years. The Contrails: Buildings
Editors note -- This week's excerpt  from The Contrails is seen exactly as shown on page 31 - 36 in the 2015 edition of this cadet guidebook BuildingsThe cadet’s life is centered around the nine major buildings in the cadet area. These buildings have been named after Air Force officers who were particularly vital to the history of the Air Force and
0 3/10
2016
Tech. Sgt. Troy Umstead of the 10th Security Forces Squadron is seen here during his deployment to southwest Asia. He's one of approximately 250 Airmen assigned to the U.S. Air Force Academy who deploy annually. (U.S. Defense Department photo)  Family support helps 2 Academy NCOs during deployments
Two security forces NCOS left their families and friends at the Air Force Academy to join the more than 100,000 service members who deploy annually around the world to secure U.S. interests.  Master Sgt. Jovonnie Walter is in south Asia and Tech. Sgt. Troy Umstead is in southwest Asia. They’re among the 250 Airmen assigned to the Academy who deploy
0 3/09
2016
Master Sgt. Zachary Marshall, the academy military trainer for Cadet Squadron 10, became an AMT at the U.S. Air Force Academy in 2013. Along with his other pursuits, he completed the jump program via the Academy’s Airmanship Program. (U.S. Air Force photo) Caring for cadets: AMT steps into the 'drop zone'
Editor's note: This is the second in a three-part series highlighting military trainers at the Air Force Academy.Growing up in rural Tupelo, Mississippi, Master Sgt. Zachary Marshall remembers having what he needed: just the basics and nothing extra. Marshall, an academy military trailer for Cadet Squadron 10, said his parents taught him nothing is
0 3/07
2016
Image of various Contrails from through out the years. The Contrails: Cadet Squadron Nicknames and Patches
Editors note -- This week's excerpt  from The Contrails is seen exactly as shown on page 30 and 31 in the 2015 edition of this cadet guidebook  When the first class entered the Academy in the Summer of 1955, they were divided into four squadrons. In the years following, the number of squadrons gradually increased at an average of four to eight per
0 3/02
2016
Lebron Selfe of the 10th Security Forces Sqaudron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ray Bowden) Academy Spotlight
Libran SelfeSpecialty: Department of the Air Force Police Officer Unit: 10th Security Forces Squadron, Duty position: Entry Controller “I provide installation checks to ensure only authorized personnel enter the Academy” – Officer Selfe Hometown: St. Louis, MissouriFavorite aspect of being assigned to the Academy: Interacting with customers coming
0 2/29
2016
Image of various Contrails from through out the years. The Contrails: Air Force Academy History
Editors note -- This week's excerpt  from The Contrails is seen exactly as shown on page 30 and 31 in the 2015 edition of this cadet guidebook Following the organization of the United States Air Force as a separate service in 1947, work commenced toward the realization of yet another dream–its own academy.In 1948, Secretary of Defense James
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2016
Image of various Contrails from through out the years. The Contrails: U.S. Air Force Academy Mascot
Speed, courage, and powerful flight; these are terms symbolic of the mission of the U.S. Air Force. These also aptly describe the falcon, chosen by the first class to enter the Academy as the official mascot of the cadet wing. The falcon is a noble bird that catches its prey in flight, killing on impact. It has keen eyesight, sharp talons, and a
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2016
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