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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
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
0 2/18
2016
Cadet 2nd Class Shaeffer McHenry Academy Spotlight
Cadet 2nd Class Schaeffer McHenry is political science major, a cadet athlete and an element leader for Cadet Squadron 01.“As an element leader, I am responsible for six subordinates, their wellbeing and success throughout the spring semester. It is a lot of responsibility, but something I deeply enjoy. It’s a position where I have a direct effect
0 2/05
2016
Image of various Contrails from through out the years. The Contrails: Honor Oath
Beginning this week on www.usafa.af.mil and in the Academy weekly, we’ll highlight information from the latest edition of “Contrails,” the guidebook given to each year’s class of cadets since 1959. This week, we’ll include an excerpt on the Honor Oath, from page 19 of this year’s edition.   The Honor OathWe will not Lie, Steal, or Cheat, nor
0 2/04
2016
Tech. Sgt. John Sinner is the academy military trainer for Cadet Squadron 24 at the U.S. Air Force Academy. He's one of approximately 60 AMTs at the academy who guide and lead cadets, instructing them in the profession of arms. (U.S. Air Force photo/Liz Copan) Taking care of cadets: Military trainer speaks out on USAFA experience
Editor's note: This is the first in a three-part series highlighting academy military trainers at the Air Force Academy. Tech. Sgt. John Sinner is an Air Force Academy military trainer. He knows what it's like to be under fire."There were multiple things coming at us from three sides of the base from at least 50 attackers: an improvised explosive
0 1/05
2016
Edward Davis, right, a 94-year-old Army veteran who witnessed the Japanese sneak attack on Hawaii, and Frank Levingston, a 110-year-old Army veteran believed to be the nation’s oldest living World War II veteran, attend a Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony at the National World War II Memorial on Dec. 7, 2015, in Washington, D.C. (U.S. Air Force photo/Sean Kimmons) Remembering Pearl Harbor: A 'body blow' to America
When the first bombs exploded on a nearby airfield, marking the start of the Japanese sneak attack on the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, Edward Davis and others scrambled from a chow hall.The 94-year-old Army veteran said he and other Soldiers were having breakfast at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, when Japanese aircraft dive-bombed the adjacent Wheeler
0 12/08
2015
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