Category: Features
  • AF Academy’s ‘host wing’ commander concentrates on community, family

    10th Air Base Wing commander says his years of military service have 'never seemed like work'
  • Taking care of Airmen: How the AF Academy's Peak Performance Center helped a cadet recover

    The Peak Performance Center at the U.S. Air Force Academy helps cadets overcome challenges.
  • USAFA grad, Vietnam vet shares story of historic flight

    During a recent visit to Wichita, an air refueling icon shared his experience of how his crew in Vietnam performed history’s first tri-level refueling.
  • New Commandant of Cadets reports for duty: Brig. Gen. Kristin Goodwin says leadership development, innovation will be her focus

    When you chat with Brigadier General Kristin Goodwin, you get a sense that something exciting is about to happen.She leans forward in her chair with a smile in her eyes when she talks about the things that excite her … like the Air Force Academy, Airmen, and the Air Force.And this Airman is passionate about continuing the Academy’s quest for
  • The Contrails: Aircraft, Weapons Systems: RQ-4A Global Hawk

    Manufacturer: Northrup Grumman Function: High-Altitude, Long-Endurance ISRService Date: 2001Speed: 357 mphProduction: 77 (planned)Inventory: 20Commentary: The RQ-4 provides high altitude, persistent (28+ hours) remotely piloted ISR capability. The system consists of an aircraft, GCS, and an integrated sensor suite.
  • The Contrails: Aircraft, Weapons Systems: MQ-9 Reaper

    Manufacturer: General AtomicsFunction: Remotely Piloted Hunter/KillerService Date: 2007Speed: 230 mphCrew: TwoProduction: 319 (planned)Inventory: 35 Commentary: Officially combat-operational in Afghanistan since September 2007, the MQ-9 Reaper is larger than the MQ-1, has eight times the range, and flies twice as high. An unarmed variant
  • LEAD program develops diverse perspective in officer corps

    A number of the Cadet Wing leaders traded in their enlisted careers for cadet life to become Air Force officers, and have used their prior military experience to help them succeed at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Cadets 1st Class Leah Young, the Cadet Wing public affairs officer and summer Cadet Wing vice commander, and Tierra Franklin, the summer
  • 2013 grad aims for the sky on his way to the 2016 Summer Olympics

    Months of training at the Air Force Academy have an Air Force contracting officer aiming for the sky and the gold at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.First Lt. Cale Simmons, a 2013 Air Force Academy graduate, earned a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team for pole vaulting July 4 at the Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon.  At the event, he cleared
  • Falcons prepare for 2016 season

    Preparations are underway for the 2016 season of Falcon Football.    The team comes off a 14-game season with an 8-6 record, after competing in the conference championship game and the Armed Forces Bowl.    But head coach Troy Calhoun looks at the upcoming season as one of change and rebuilding.  “For us at the Air Force Academy, it’s a massive
  • Award winning vocalist changes tempo to follow an Air Force beat

    Airman 1st Class Jamie Teachenor, U.S. Air Force Academy Band and Wild Blue Country lead vocalist, decided to make his move to the Air Force Academy Band after years of writing and singing in award-winning songs. Now, he sets his sights on combining his past experiences with his current duties.