• Suicide prevention starts with preparation, training

    Every year, more than a million people die by suicide and several million more attempt it. Tremendous efforts have been made to address this problem, However, there is still more to be done. The goal of Suicide Prevention Month (September) is to increase awareness and advocacy about suicide prevention. One of the greatest tools for preventing
  • Academy homepage to get makeover

    The front page of the Academy's public Web site, www.usafa.af.mil, is going to look a lot different starting next week, but rest assured -- everything you're used to seeing on the front page will still be there, and more. The Academy Public Affairs Office is driving the change to comply with an Air Force initiative to standardize the look and feel
  • Academy Spirit Sneak Peek -- Sept. 4, 2009

    Look for these stories and more in the Sept. 4, 2009, issue of the Academy Spirit: Parents' Weekend -- Look inside for the latest Parents' Weekend schedules along with welcome messages from the Academy superintendent and the Association of Graduates president and CEO.AFSC Spotlight -- The Field Engineering and Readiness Lab superintendent bridges
  • Falcon Stadium entry times, access requirements announced

    The Air Force football team opens the 2009 season Sept. 5, by hosting Nicholls State at 12:06 p.m. in Falcon Stadium. Falcon football fans please note the following highlights regarding entry requirements and access times for game day at Falcon Stadium. The Academy's North and South Entrances open at 8 a.m., or four hours prior to kickoff, Sept.
  • Eclipse research could save DOD billions

    Air Force Academy researchers were in Japan for the July 22 solar eclipse to help U.S. spacecraft better predict solar activity. Academy physics professors Maj. Robert Lee and Lt. Col. D. Brent Morris are at Kadena Air Base, Japan, for this summer's solar eclipse, working to solve the a mystery about the sun's possible influence on radioactive
  • Academy, MIT announce new scholarship

    The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Graduate School of Engineering and Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, in cooperation with the Air Force Space Command's Space and Missile Systems Center, announced two new fully funded graduate scholarships for graduates of the FalconSAT program July 16 at the Air Force Academy. Cadets in the
  • Band member wins NCO Academy Levitow Award

    A clarinetist with the Air Force Academy Band at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., received the John L. Levitow Award from the Forrest L. Vosler NCO Academy at Peterson AFB upon graduating from the NCO Academy July 16.Tech. Sgt. Laura Bardill was the top graduate among 112 NCOs in Class 09-5.Sergeant Bardill performs in three band ensembles on
  • UAS now in Academy curriculum

    The Air Force Academy is forging ahead with the integration of unmanned aerial systems into its curriculum. It is the only service Academy to date to do so. "The Air Force has made Unmanned Aerial Systems a priority for our service, and the value of these capabilities is evidenced on a daily basis in Iraq and Afghanistan," said Academy
  • Class of '05 grad killed in F-15 crash

    Two Air Force officers, one an Academy graduate, were killed July 18 in the crash of an F-15E Strike Eagle over eastern Afghanistan. The aircraft, assigned to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., was flying in support of coalition operations. The crash occurred at approximately 3:15 A.M. Kabul time. Killed were Capt. Thomas J. Gramith, 27, of
  • Academy joins social media scene

    The U.S. Air Force Academy officially entered the social media sphere Aug. 28 with the launch of Web pages on two popular social networking sites. In order to offer the public a convenient way to see what's going on at the Academy, the public affairs office here has created a page on http://www.facebook.com/ called "US Air Force Academy (Official)"