• STS-131 pilot speaks at Academy Astronautics dining-out

    The pilot for the STS-131 Space Shuttle mission and a 1991 Air Force Academy graduate came to the Academy May 7 to speak with Department of Astronautics faculty members and cadets majoring in the astronautics field during a dining-out at the Falcon Club."Col. Jim Dutton is exactly the kind of officer every cadet in this room should aspire to be,"
  • Academy superintendent appears on NPR's 'Wait, Wait ...'

    Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike Gould has never been to Eton College in England, but that didn't stop him from correctly answering two of three questions about the 600-year-old institution during the "Not My Job" segment of National Public Radio's "Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell Me," recorded at a sold-out event at the Pikes Peak Center for the
  • Admissions engages with Native Americans

    Academy Admissions continues to engage with Native American around the country to increase Native American representation among the Cadet Wing.Second Lt. Richard Kenny, of the Academy Admission's Diversity Recruiting Division, attended the Native American Student Advocacy Institute's annual event at the University of New Mexico April 19-20."We
  • Academy superintendent to appear on NPR's 'Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell Me!'

    Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike Gould will make a guest appearance on National Public Radio's "Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell Me!" to be taped at the Pikes Peak Center in Colorado Springs May 6 at 7 p.m.The program is scheduled to air in Colorado Springs on NPR affiliate KRCC 91.5 FM May 8 at 11 a.m.General Gould will participate in a
  • Board of Visitors to meet May 13

    The Air Force Academy's Board of Visitors is scheduled to meet in Washington, D.C., May 13 in the U.S. Capitol Building Visitor Center's Main Conference Room. The purpose of this meeting is to review morale and discipline, social climate, curriculum, instruction physical equipment, fiscal affairs, academic methods and other matters relating to the
  • Cadets, NSA engage in cyber wargames

    The National Security Agency tested service academy cadets in the realm of cyberwarfare during the 10th Annual NSA Cyber Defense Exercise here April 20-23.The CDX is an annual cyber security exercise in which cadets from various military institutions design, build and defend computer networks against simulated intrusions by the NSA's Red Cell
  • Academy users gain access to social media sites

    Users on the Air Force Academy's military network gained access to social media sites April 27 through a phased-access plan implemented by the Air Force April 26.Pacific Air Forces bases gained access to social media sites earlier in April, serving as the test-bed prior to the Air Force-wide initiative.Air Force Space Command, Air Education and
  • Falcons' Garland signs with Denver Broncos

    Air Force senior defensive lineman Ben Garland has been signed a professional contract with the Denver Broncos, according to an announcement today from the National Football League team.Garland is required by Department of Defense policy to serve at least 24 months active duty before applying for an early release. If granted, his remaining three
  • 2009 Grad wins British national championship

    NCAA eligibility rules are very specific: scholar-athletes are limited to four years of intercollegiate athletic eligibility. Luckily for 2009 Air Force Academy graduate Roni Yadlin, the NCAA's authority ends at the water's edge. Yadlin, the 2009 Holaday Scholar studying at the University of Oxford's Exeter College, is now a proud member of the
  • Appointees get a large glimpse of Academy life

    Officially accepting a college offer can be intimidating when one is admitted to several competitive academic institutions. Upon receiving an appointment to the Air Force Academy, some applicants know without a doubt they will accept if given the chance. Other applicants would like some more questions answered before they embark upon one of the