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  • Air Force hits record retention levels, reviews voluntary force management efforts

    The Department of the Air Force is seeing its highest retention levels in 20 years, second only to rates recorded shortly after 9/11 in 2002. However, as hundreds of members who were previously planning to retire or separate in 2020 withdrew or delayed their departures amidst COVID-19 concerns, it led to fiscal year 2021 end strength numbers that already exceeded the projected end-of-year goals.
  • Academy to host annual deer hunt

    The Air Force Academy's Natural Resources office will host an annual deer management-controlled hunt Dec. 5-6 and Dec. 12-13. Personnel from the Academy, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Colorado Parks and Wildlife will guide hunters during the event.
  • Academy superintendent celebrates Thanksgiving with cadets

    U.S. Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Richard Clark celebrated Thanksgiving with the Cadet Wing with a full-course holiday meal in Mitchell Hall, prepared by the dining hall’s staff, Nov. 26. The superintendent encouraged cadets and all at the Academy to be thankful for their friends, families and fellow cadets, as the Academy continues to function safely despite the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Air Force Academy cadets earn prestigious scholarships

    Two seniors at the Air Force Academy received celebrated international scholarships this week. Cadet 1st Class Aryemis Brown, a humanities and legal studies major, received the Rhodes scholarship, and Cadet 1st Class Emily Berexa, an aeronautical engineering major, received the Holaday scholarship.
  • Air Force Academy's contact tracing program proves vital

    To ensure the health and safety of cadets, Airmen and families on base, the Air Force Academy has and continues to stringently apply all health and safety precautions in accordance with local, state and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. To combat the recent COVID surge in Colorado, Academy leadership has implemented two rounds of 100% testing of the Cadet Wing over the last three weeks, and is limiting staff and faculty interactions with cadets to the greatest extent possible.
  • Commissary shopping hours adjusted as health precaution for cadets

    To ensure the safety of Air Force Academy cadets, Airmen and families, the base’s commissary hours have been adjusted.
  • Geospatial exercise combines Academy cadets with crime fighting

    A two-month exercise involving cadets, the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, the U.S. Forest Service and Air Force Academy faculty members, ended Oct. 30 with the shutdown of several fictional Marijuana grow-sites hidden in Jack’s Valley. The exercise was hosted by the Academy’s geospatial science department.  
  • Update: Public health emergency extended at Academy until Feb. 9, social gatherings limited to 10 people

    The 10th Air Base Wing commander extended the public health emergency declaration at the Air Force Academy through February 9 as the base continues to operate during the nationwide COVID-19 pandemic. Social gatherings at the base are limited to 10 people or less.
  • Academy grad leads CCLD, mentors cadets during uncertain times

    Campbell, who is an Academy graduate and now the Director of the Center for Character and Leadership Development, said she believes her training and the exceptional leadership environment in her squadron helped her be successful in that stressful moment. “That was a challenging mission, but it was also a defining moment in my life. That mission pushed me to my limits, but it also showed me what I was capable of doing,” she said. “This mission and my experience set the stage for the rest of my career.”
  • AF Academy’s energy conservation saves tax dollars

    The Air Force Academy saved taxpayers more than $1 million by clamping down on energy use at the 18,000-acre installation.
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