Category: Features
  • AF mental health services helps a family recover

    Two Colorado Springs area-NCOs have been on a journey of recovery since losing their son to leukemia nearly nine years ago, a journey they said couldn't have happened without the mental health services available to Airmen and their families.
  • Fallen F-15 pilot, Academy graduate honored at memorial ceremony

    A fallen F-15 pilot and 1996 graduate of the Air Force Academy was honored by Airmen whose lives he touched during a memorial service at the Cadet Chapel here Oct. 3.Lt. Col. Morris Fontenot Jr. was remembered by his brothers in arms, his daughters and his wife as an outstanding pilot, officer, husband and father.Gen. Herbert Carlisle, commander of
  • 10th CES firefighters get into the heat

    A crowd of firemen sat patiently on the soft earth surrounding a house in Pine Valley housing here Aug. 14. Smoke billowed from the wide open front doors, and flames could be seen arching up through a hole in the foundation, but no one moved to stop it. Despite the soft drops of rain falling from the gray sky overhead, the firefighters seemed
  • USAFA reservist takes home national award

    An Air Force Reserve clinical psychologist with the Peak Performance Center here recently received with the 2014 Disabled American Veterans National Commanders Award for the top Veterans Health Administrator.The Air Force core values affect everything Lt. Col. David Tharp does, and he credits them not only with his recent recognition, but with his
  • Astro Dept. head to conduct Fulbright fellowship in Singapore

    The permanent professor and head of the Astronautics Department here will travel to Singapore's Nanyang Technological University in August to teach undergraduate courses and conduct research in Nanyang's Satellite Research Centre.Col. Marty France was selected as a Fulbright Scholar in March by the U.S. State Department."In some ways, I'll be
  • Cadet for a Day: 6-year-old joins 'long blue line'

    Aidan Peters is a playful 6-year-old from Colorado Springs. He likes country music star Taylor Swift, video games and Star Wars. His favorite color is blue, he likes Mac and cheese and he's had two open heart surgeries, the result of Tetralogy of Fallot -- a complex congenital heart defect. Due to this condition, Aidan battles with heart
  • Academy graduate to become first Reserve AOC

    In 1995 Maj. DeAnna Franks attended the Academy in hopes of becoming an Air Force pilot. As a cadet, she studied Behavioral Sciences, competed on the women's swim team and often spent time with her classmates in Cadet Squadron 17, her assigned squadron freshman and sophomore year.Eighteen years later, after experiencing defining years in the active
  • Cadets earn praise for cyclogyro project

    The Academy's superintendent, dean of the faculty and the Boeing company's executive vice president attended a briefing May 13 at the Aero Lab to recognize cadets from an aircraft design course for their award- winning design of a search and rescue and medical evacuation aircraft for the year 2045.Nine cadets from the Aeronautical Engineering 482
  • Aviano community pays respects during memorial for fallen pilot

    Airmen, civilians, family and friends honored the life and memory of a 2003 Air Force Academy graduate and combat veteran during a memorial service today at Aviano Air Base Feb. 6.Maj. Lucas Gruenther, a pilot assigned to the 31st Fighter Wing, went missing during a nighttime training mission over the Adriatic Sea Jan. 28. In the days that
  • Academy Band conductor nominated for regional Emmy

    The commander and conductor of the Air Force Academy Band may soon be clutching an award statuette from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.Lt. Col. Don Schofield was nominated for a regional Emmy award this year for his 2011 production of "Holiday Notes from Home" and will attend the 27th Midsouth Emmy Awards Jan. 26 at the