• Gates: Air Force needs leaders with 'uncommon courage'

    Secretary of Defense Robert Gates told cadets that the Air Force will require leaders who are flexible, agile, resourceful and imaginative and who can think and act creatively and decisively in non-traditional conflicts during a visit to the U.S. Air Force Academy April 2.The Air Force faces fundamental challenges in how it will fight and win in
  • Academy receives $5 million for indoor athletics facility

    The Air Force Academy received a $5-million contribution March 15 through the USAFA Endowment from 1965 graduate Bart Holaday and his wife, Lynn, toward the construction of a new indoor athletic training facility.The contribution marks the largest gift from a graduate to the Academy in the institution's history."This athletic facility will allow
  • Academy cadet named Truman Scholar

    A junior with Cadet Squadron 06 was named one of 60 Truman Scholarship recipients in an announcement released by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation Tuesday.Cadet 2nd Class Jennifer Bandi, a native of Winchester, Mass., is the Academy's 16th Truman Scholarship winner. "Cadet Bandi is well deserving of this prestigious scholarship, as she has
  • Academy awards $215,000 to local education organizations

    The U.S. Air Force Academy Research Office and Chief Scientist Col. Rob Fredell have announced the first recipients of a regional grant award for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education.The Colorado Consortium for Earth and Space Science Education was awarded $215,000 towards supporting regional STEM education efforts for
  • Air Force football schedule announced for 2010

    Ten nationally televised games and visits to Falcon Stadium by league rivals BYU, CSU, Utah and New Mexico and a service academy rival highlight the 2010 Air Force football schedule released today by the Mountain West Conference. The Falcons will play five games on CBS College, three games on The MountainWest Sports Network (The Mtn) and two games
  • '91 grad to pilot STS-131 mission

    A 1991 graduate of the Air Force Academy will pilot the STS-131 mission to the International Space Station aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery, with liftoff currently scheduled for Monday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.Col. James Dutton said the Air Force Academy played a significant role in preparing him for his career as a fighter
  • Air Force leaders expand force management options

    Air Force leaders announced March 25 an expansion of force management measures designed to bring the service closer to its authorized funded end strength. Fewer Airmen than anticipated applied for voluntary programs offered under Phase One of the force management program initiated in November of 2009. This has prompted expanded programs to
  • Academy honored for community service

    Cadets volunteered more than 36,000 hours of community service on more than 2,200 projects during the 2008-2009 academic year, earning the U.S. Air Force Academy a slot on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by The Corporation for National and Community Service.The Community Service Honor Roll is the highest federal
  • Academy AOC shares her Air Force story

    Maj. Melissa May was at a holiday party with her squadron at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, a few years ago when another officer sidled up to her."What are you doing?" he said. "You shouldn't be wearing lipstick. You need to decide, either you're a fighter pilot or you're a chick."She smiled and took that as a huge compliment, she said.It just so
  • Cadets, faculty research use of 'ionic liquids' to neutralize chemical warfare agents

    The Air Force Academy's Chemistry Research Center is crafting a fast, environmentally friendly method of neutralizing chemical warfare agents using "ionic liquids" -- salts that take liquid form between 20 and 100 degrees Celsius.The Chemistry Research Center has been investigating ionic liquids and their applications since 1963."Ionic Liquids are