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Image of various Contrails from through out the years. The Contrails: Quotes
(Editor's note: The exact text contained on pages 172-174 and part of page 175 of this year's edition of The Contrails is seen here.)Integrity First“He who permits himself to tell a lie once finds it much easier to do it a second and third time, till at length it becomes habitual; he tells a lie without attending to it, and truths without the world
0 4/14
2016
Image of various Contrails from through out the years. The Contrails: Air Force Academy displays
(Editor's note: The exact text contained on pages 37-51 of this year's edition of The Contrails is seen here.)Air Force Academy DisplaysAircraftMcDonnell-Douglas F-15A EagleLocation: Southwest corner of the terrazzoThis 1976 model F-15 flew most of its career with the 48th Fighter Interceptor Squadron (FIS) located at Langley AFB, VA. The 48 FIS
0 4/06
2016
Image of various Contrails from through out the years. The Contrails: The Medal of Honor, history of decorations of valor
The first formal system for rewarding acts of individual gallantry by the nation’s fighting men was established by Gen George Washington on August 7, 1782. Designed to recognize “any singularly meritorious action,” the award consisted of a purple cloth heart. Records show three persons received the award: Sergeant Elijah Churchill, Sergeant William
0 3/31
2016
Image of various Contrails from through out the years. The Contrails: Cadet insignia, 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, 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 '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, 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
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