• Cultural immersion trips grow in 2009

    Thirty-six escorts and 284 cadets, including 24 ROTC cadet candidates, are participating in Cadet Summer and Language Immersion Program trips this year. Some of the four-week programs departed May 23 and will and return around June 19. Two groups participating in six-week programs featuring Chinese and Arabic visits departed May 26 and are
  • Top high school chemists hit Academy labs

    Twenty of the nation's top teenage chemists are putting the Academy's Department of Chemistry through its paces. The Chemistry department is hosting the 41st annual Chemistry Olympiad's summer training camp here, which started June 3 and continues through June 18. In conjunction with the American Chemical Society, the Academy's chemistry department
  • Academy Exchange to celebrate new look

    The Academy Exchange is having a party, and everyone's invited. The grand opening celebration July 24 will cap the store's renovation, which begun nearly a year ago. "It's going to be kind of like a festival," said Kim Lopez, Army-Air Force Exchange Service store manager. "Our customers deserve a party." During the grand opening, the road in front
  • Units combine to promote efficiency

    The 10th Services Division and 10th Mission Support Squadron merged Wednesday forming what is now known as the 10th Force Support Squadron. Officials say the new alignment is a result of functional area mergers of mission support and services squadrons Air Force-wide, and is expected to be completed by 2010. "Because we're a leaner force, we need
  • Academy tops in Air Force for antiterrorism

    The Academy's antiterrorism program has been named best in the Air Force for a fixed installation. Notification of the award arrived at the end of last month. The Academy's program is entered into Department of Defense competition, expected to be complete by the end of July. "This was a team effort," said Paul Ceciliani, Academy antiterrorism
  • Academy is tops in Air Force Assistance Fund

    The Air Force Academy is currently at the top of the heap when it comes to reaching predetermined goals in the 2009 Air Force Assistance Fund Campaign. "It was the effort put in by all of the base keyworkers," said Master Sgt. Robert Hill, Cadet Squadron 31's Academy military training NCO. "I have worked AFAF campaigns before, but not as the
  • Lt. Gen. Gould takes command of USAFA

    Lt. Gen. Michael Gould took command of the U.S. Air Force Academy, as the 18th superintendent, during a ceremony here today. General Gould is a class of '76 Academy graduate and the first superintendant to graduate from the U.S. Air Force Prep School. General Gould comes to the Academy from Scott AFB, Ill., where he served as the U.S.
  • Academy to host July 4 fireworks

    The Air Force Academy plans an evening of family-oriented games, music and fireworks to celebrate the nation's birthday. The celebration is open to the general public, and is the only event in Colorado Springs this year to have a fireworks display. Academy official stress several points: -- Parking will be extremely limited, so carpooling is
  • Firefighter challenge ensures firefighter fitness

    After the Firefighter Challenge here June 26-27, the Academy firefighters are readying for the World Firefighter Challenge in November. "This is the first Air Force base to host a regional fire fighter combat challenge event," said Ken Helgerson, Academy deputy fire chief. "There has been one other event at another installation, but it was closed