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Default Air Force Logo Cadet researcher spends summer weeks at Sandia Laboratories in NM
Editor's note: This is the second story in a three-part series on the Air Force Academy's Cadet Summer Research Program. Each summer, through the CSRP, more than 100 cadets spend several weeks at private and public research facilities around the world where they apply their classroom knowledge to a variety of military research topics. This year,
0 9/21
2015
Default Air Force Logo Class of '95 astronaut chats with children from space station
In a once in a lifetime experience, children of Class of '95 Air Force Academy graduates got the opportunity to video chat Sept. 9 with Class of '95 grad and astronaut Kjell Lindgren, who is on a five-month mission aboard the International Space Station.The graduates and their families visited the Academy to celebrate their 20-year reunion and
0 9/17
2015
Default Air Force Logo Cadets' relatives speak out on Parents' Weekend
Friends and family members of cadets flooded the Air Force Academy Sept. 3 - 6 for Parents' Weekend, an annual Labor Day holiday event designed to celebrate the support of cadets' immediate and extended family members.Larry Wells, a Visitor Center official here, said more than 17,000 guests visited the center alone during Parents' Weekend. Among
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2015
Original Tuskegee Airman Franklin Macon stands with his girlfriend, Amy Lee, on the U.S. Air Force Academy airfield August 25, 2015. Macon had just taken a flight with a cadet in Cadet 1st Class Scott Lafferty in one of the cadet flying team’s T-41s.  (U.S. Air Force photo illustration/Mike Kaplan) Tuskegee Airman takes final flight at USAFA
Franklin Macon's first flight took place as a child in Colorado Springs, when he jumped off a chicken coop while holding on to fake wings. Despite the unexpected lack of success he experienced, he knew he wanted to be a pilot. In 1943 he joined the Army Air Corps after the creation of the Tuskegee Program allowed African-Americans to fill the
0 8/28
2015
Capt. Tyler Weeks, 460th Space Wing Judge Advocate intern, wears his Air Force Academy Falcons jersey Aug. 12, 2015, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. Weeks played offensive line for the Falcons during his four years at the Academy. He is pursuing a law degree from the University of Colorado Law School and interned in the legal office this summer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luke W. Nowakowski/Released) '09 Academy grad goes from gridiron to courtroom
(This feature is part of the "Through Airmen's Eyes" series. These stories focus on individual Airmen, highlighting their Air Force story.)Looking at him now, you wouldn't think you were looking at a once 280-pound Falcon Football offensive lineman."I usually answer this question with a question of my own: 'What position do you think I played?'"
0 8/19
2015
Col. Troy Dunn, the 10th Air Base Wing commander. (U.S. Air Force photo) 10th ABW commander: Sharing stories makes us stronger
When Col. Troy Dunn took command of the 10th Air Base Wing here May 14, he had two goals: to meet and take care of as many cadets, Airmen and their families as possible.Since then, he said he puts as much time as possible into meeting those goals."We have some amazingly talented cadets, Airmen and families here," Dunn said.  "They truly make the
0 8/13
2015
Lt. Col. Mike Zeman, cadet sponsor, stands with Cadet 2nd Class Everett Joiner, C3C Ben Kopacka, his son Jack Zeman, and 2nd Lt. Dallis Joiner, a 2015 Academy graduate. Zeman, who is a 1997 Air Force Academy graduate, has sponsored cadets since 2007. (Courtesy Photo) Cadet Sponsor Program 'pays it forward': 3 cadets share sponsor stories
Local military and civilian families have until August 14 to apply to become sponsors of cadets at the Air Force Academy.The Cadet Sponsor Program allows active duty, reserve, National Guard and retired captains and above or NCOs in the grade of E-6 or above, Defense Department civilians in the grade of General Schedule Grade 5 or above, and
0 7/09
2015
Lt. Col. Dan Price, commander and conductor of the U.S. Air Force Academy band, chats with Heinz Hilpmann, an Army WWII and Korean War vet, after the band's performance at Five Rocks Amphitheatre in Gering, Nebraska June 28, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/2nd Lt. Darren Domingo) Outside looking in: Touring with U.S. Air Force Academy Band
Everyone dreams of touring with a band. I'm talking incredible musicians, crazy hair and outfits and of course, powerful music. No, I'm not traveling with your favorite metalcore or pop band. I'm rolling with the U.S. Air Force Academy Band.I was given the opportunity to travel for eight days with highly qualified professional musicians who hold
0 7/06
2015
Fort Carson will host a Fourth of July celebration July 3, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/Alex Saltekoff) Celebrate with safety
July 4 marks our country's 239th anniversary, a time to celebrate the founding of our nation with family, food, friends and fireworks. The fireworks displays are spectacular, excite children and sometimes wake our inner child. We're most likely familiar with the line in Francis Scott Key's "The Star-Spangled Banner" "...and the rocket's red glare,
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2015
Master Sgt. Bill Allen, an Academy Military Trainer at the U.S. Air Force Academy, is seen here at the Advanced Staff Noncommissioned Officer Academy at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, last spring. Allen completed the course with a 97.5-percent average, a score which placed him on the Marine school's Superior Academic Performance list. He competed against other applicants to attend the Marine course instead of the Air Force's Senior NCO Academy. (Courtesy photo) 'All-in': Academy AMT is enlisted ambassador, role-model for cadets
In the Cadet Wing, that corner of the U.S. Air Force Academy where the cadre of noncommissioned officers serving as Academy military trainers help cadets thrive, Master Sgt. Bill Allen fits right in.He's the superintendent of Cadet Wing training where he and other AMTs, officers and civilians, guide and mentor cadets, assist their air officer
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2015
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