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U.S. Air Force Academy freshman Devin Menefee performs on the high bar during the annual Rocky Mountain Open Jan. 10 at the Academy in Colorado. The Falcons men's gymnastics team accounted for seven top-10 finishes as they placed third overall in the meet in front of a capacity crowd. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) Academy gymnastics releases 2010 schedule
Air Force released the 2010 schedules for its women's and men's gymnastics teams Aug. 24.WOMEN'S GYMNASTICSOver the four-month season, the Falcons' women's gymnastics team will compete in six meets within the state of Colorado, including four at the Academy's Cadet West Gym. Air Force will open the 2010 season with three consecutive road meets,
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Staff Sgt. Wendell Boone sings during a Tops in Blue concert in Arnold Hall at the U.S. Air Force Academy Aug. 31. Tops in Blue is an expeditionary entertainment unit consisting of talented volunteers that tours Air Force locations around the world. Sergeant Boone is an air transportation apprentice with the 69th Aerial Port Squadron at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and a native of Clarksville, Tenn. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dave Ahlschwede) Slideshow: Tops in Blue visits USAFA
The Air Force band Tops in Blue performed at the U.S. Air Force Academy Aug. 22 and 23, drawing about 5,000 people in two shows at Arnold Hall here."Tops in Blue is a morale builder for our military and their families all over the world," said Candyce Thomas, cultural arts and entertainment director at the Academy and Tops in Blue project officer.
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Construction on the U.S. Air Force Academy's iconic cadet chapel began Aug. 28, 1959. Construction was completed in 1963 by Robert E. McKee, General Contractor Inc., of Santa Fe, N.M. Cadet Chapel groundbreaking turns golden
Aug. 28 marks 50 years to the day since construction on the Cadet Chapel began. It was on this day in 1959 that its world-renowned design would go on to impact millions of future guests who'd visit the spectacular house of worship. To celebrate, the chapel staff invites the public to attend the Golden Anniversary of the groundbreaking at 2 p.m.
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Default Air Force Logo Academy earns own 'best reviewer'
Maj. John Martin earned a "Best Reviewer" award from the Business Policy and Strategy Division of the Academy of Management Aug. 10. The award, presented to the top five percent of more than 2,500 reviewers for the Academy of Management Conference in Chicago, Ill., recognizes reviewers for the quality and constructive feedback given to authors who
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The effective date for the revised fitness program was is now July 1, 2010. Biannual testing under the current fitness standards are still scheduled to begin Jan. 1. The six-month delay was a result of feedback obtained from the field that found implementing the new program in July 2010 would lead to a smoother transition and allow commanders adequate time to establish installation fitness assessment cells. Air Force unveils new fitness program
Approval of the new Air Force fitness instruction in the coming weeks brings about some of the most significant changes to the Air Force fitness program in the last five years and shifts a greater responsibility of maintaining physical fitness 365 days a year to all Airmen. Those changes take effect Jan. 1, 2010. In June, Air Force Chief of Staff
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The new Center for Character Leadership and Development is shown adjacent to Arnold Hall and Harmon Hall at the U.S. Air Force Academy in this artist's rendering. Construction on the new facility, designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, is scheduled to begin in March 2011 and be complete late summer 2012. (courtesy illustration) Academy to transform character development program
Academy superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike Gould unveiled plans Aug. 27 for a major transformation and expansion of the Academy's character development efforts. Plans include re-designating the Center for Character Development to the Center for Character and Leadership Development and relocating it into a new $29-million facility scheduled to open in
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Col. Rick LoCastro, right, accepts the 10th Air Base Wing guidon from Lt. Gen. Mike Gould during the 10th ABW change-of-command ceremony at the U.S. Air Force Academy July 23, 2009. Colonel LoCastro was previously vice commander of the 96th ABW at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. General Gould is the Academy superintendent. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) 10th ABW command changes hands
Col. Rick LoCastro took command of the 10th Air Base Wing during a ceremony here July 23. He comes to the 10th ABW from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., where he served as the 96th ABW vice commander. The 10th ABW's new commander previously served as the 96th Mission Support Group commander, Eglin AFB; Allied Air Component Headquarters Support Group
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The unveiling of the Donna Head Child Development Center gets helping hands from (left to right) Andrea Keilen, Academy superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike Gould, retired Brig. Gin. Jim Head and Margot Saltonstall. Mrs. Keilen and Mrs. Saltonstall are Mrs. Head's daughters. The CDC was renamed to honor Mrs. Head following her death in December 2007. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rachel Boettcher) CDC remembers Donna Head
A permanent memorial to the passion, dedication and commitment of former Child Development Director Donna Head was unveiled July 17 at the center. In her honor, the facility is now the Donna Head Child Development Center. Mrs. Head died in December 2007 after being struck by a vehicle on Academy grounds. Lt. Gen. Mike Gould, Academy superintendent,
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Class of 2013 basic cadets put their physical skills to the test at the U.S. Air Force Academy July 25, 2009, during the Sweepstakes competition at Big Bad Basic in Jacks Valley. Big Bad Basic takes place at the end of Jacks Valley events prior to the march back to the Terrazzo. (U.S. Air Force photo/J. Rachel Spencer) Dust settles at Jacks Valley; cadets to face academia storm
The Class of 2013 has returned to the Cadet Area after demonstrating a "consistently high level of motivation and energy," that, according to the Basic Cadet Training commander. "(The Class of) 2013 did an excellent job throughout the challenges of Jacks Valley," said Lt. Col. Ted Detweiler. "The class can certainly be proud of its performance."
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Default Air Force Logo Academy diversity spans entire spectrum
In April 2008, the Air Force Academy superintendent signed the first-ever Cadet Wing Diversity Plan, an action plan that identifies the Academy's recruiting objectives and diversity recruiting initiatives. Since then, the Academy Admissions staff has developed and implemented many new initiatives toward diversity recruiting. Already in place to aid
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