• Women's History Month lunch to feature dean as guest speaker

    Brig. Gen. Dana Born, the Air Force Academy's Dean of the Faculty, will be guest speaker at this year's annual Women's History Month Luncheon at the Falcon Club March 15. General Born will speak about the theme of Women's History Month, "Writing Women Back into History." She said she sees the posture that women have taken to advance the military
  • Former Academy superintendent, POW, dies

    Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. A.P. Clark, died March 8, 2010 at the age of 96.A resident of Colorado Springs, Colo., General Clark was the sixth superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy, from Aug. 1, 1970, to July 31, 1974.The general was a 1936 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, and went on to a flying career after graduation. He went to
  • 24 cadets receive Academy's 1st UAS-RPA wings

    Four juniors and 20 sophomores here received the first unmanned aerial systems-remotely piloted aircraft wings awarded in the school's 55-year history during a function at the Dean's Heritage House on Feb. 25.Superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike Gould and Brig. Gen. Dana Born, the dean of the faculty, presented cadets with certificates and UAS-RPA scarves
  • Dean reflects on history of Cadet Wing women

    The dean of the faculty never fathomed in 1979 that she would one day return to the Academy in that role. Like most fourth class cadets, her thoughts were consumed by making it from breakfast to lunch, lunch to dinner, dinner to call to quarters, and eventually to sleep. "I absolutely can honestly say I never thought about being the dean of the
  • CCAF grad rate tops 10 percent for 2009

    Nearly 11 percent of the Air Force Academy's eligible enlisted Airmen received Community College of the Air Force degrees in 2009, giving the Academy a higher CCAF graduation rate than any of the Air Force major commands, according to CCAF statistics.The Academy ranks seventh among Air Force installations in 2009 CCAF graduation rates, behind
  • Officials approve incentive pay for RPA crews

    Air Force officials here have approved an incentive pay for officer and enlisted Airmen who commit themselves to flying or operating sensors on remotely piloted aircraft.The incentive pay is equivalent to the current aviation incentive pay programs and is available to Airmen in the officer 18X RPA pilot or the new enlisted 1UOX1 RPA sensor operator
  • Board of Visitors to meet at Air Force Academy

    The Air Force Academy's Board of Visitors is scheduled to meet at the Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., Feb. 26-27 to discuss a variety of issues, including updates on the cadet honor code, cadet research efforts and the Academy's Remotely Piloted Aircraft program.The Board meets at least four times per year, with at least two meetings at the
  • Colo. house speaker addresses Black History Month at Academy luncheon

    The speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives spoke before more than 150 people about encouraging others during a Black History Month luncheon at the Falcon Club here Feb. 22.Terrance Carroll represents District 7, comprising parts of north and northeast Denver, and is the first African-American to serve as the state house speaker."I'm
  • Recycling takes a bite out of trash

    Two recycling centers on the Academy are making it easier to lighten the load of household trash -- and maybe stash some cash at the same time.The first recycling center outside the base exchange in the Community Center is open 24/7 with bins for recycling plastic, paper, metals, cardboard and glass. Pick-ups are Mondays, Wednesdays and
  • 17th-annual NCLS concludes at the Academy

    The 17th-annual National Character and Leadership Symposium concluded February 19, 2010 at the U.S. Air Force Academy.Cadets, faculty, visiting students and community members gathered at the Academy for the three-day symposium where participants heard a variety of speakers from former NFL head coach Brian Billick to former congresswoman, and Air