• Class of 2013 'Doolie Day Out' modified

    Due to the increase in illness at the Academy basic cadets will observe "Doolie Day Out" on Academy grounds. "The cadets will enjoy their well-deserved down time," said Lt. Gen. Mike Gould, Air Force Academy superintendent. "However, for public safety and the health of the cadets, this year we will have to modify how the cadets spend their day
  • U.S. Air Force Academy responding to flu cases

    U.S. Air Force Academy health professionals are currently caring for a number of basic cadets exhibiting symptoms consistent with the Centers for Disease Control criteria for influenza like illness, or ILI. Since July 6, 88 cadets have met the CDC criteria for ILI. These cadets are receiving medical care at the USAF Clinic and have been separated
  • Taint honored, remembered for service, loyalty

    Canine handlers and canine friends gathered on a bluff off Sumac Drive July 1 to pay tribute to and remember Taint, a Belgian Malanois who served the Academy and the 10th Security Forces Squadron with dedication, valor and loyalty. It would have been his 12th birthday. Taint's handler and Academy kennel master Chris Jakubin good-naturedly described
  • July 11 is Academy day at Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo

    July 11 is Air Force Academy and Family Day at the 69th Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo with a rodeo performance starting at 1 p.m. "The 69th annual Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo is bigger and better than ever this year and ready to bust out of the chute," said Kevin Estrem, president of the rodeo board. "This year's rodeo is 'Ready to Ride' with more
  • Two Academy graduates land astronaut slots

    Out of the nine newest members of NASA's 2009 Astronaut Candidate Class, two are Academy graduates. They are also the only service academy graduates out of the five military candidates chosen by NASA. Maj. Jack Fischer, Class of 1996 and test pilot, and Kjell Lindgren, M.D., Class of 1995 and aerospace physician, will join classmates from the
  • Jacks Valley ready to roll out welcome mat

    For now, it's peace and quiet in Jacks Valley. Not for long. Come July 14, some 1,345 basic cadets march out for "Second Beast," the second half of Basic Cadet Training, which began when they arrived June 25. "We're definitely ready for them," said Tech. Sgt. Brian McCoy, superintendent of Jacks Valley. New this year are three obstacles on the
  • Airman garners Military Affairs Council recognition

    When it comes to saving lives, saving money and protecting assets one Academy Airman has an impeccable track record. His accomplishments were recognized at the Annual Armed Forces Luncheon May 15 when he was named 2009 Outstanding Enlisted Military Representative (Category One--E-1 though E-4) by the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce Military
  • Vaccine now available to prevent HPV

    There is good news in the fight against cancer. A vaccine has recently been approved that can significantly decrease the incidence of cervical cancer caused by the Human Papillomavirus. What is HPV? Genital Human Papillomavirus is the most common sexually transmitted virus in the United States. More than 50 percent of sexually active men and women
  • T-38 crash claims Class of 2000 grad's life

    An Air Force test pilot student and Class of 2000 U.S. Air Force Academy graduate died May 21 when his jet trainer crashed north of Edwards Air Force Base. Capt. Mark Graziano, 30, died when the T-38A he was piloting crashed approximately nine miles north of Edwards AFB, near California City. Captain Graziano was assigned to the U.S. Air Force Test
  • 1st Physics Department permanent professor dies

    The U.S. Air Force Academy recently experienced a profound loss with the passing of retired Col. Anthony J. Mione, the first permanent professor to lead the department of physics. Colonel Mione died peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, May 15, 2009, at the age of 82. Born March 8, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York, Colonel Mione wanted to fly