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  • 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
  • Commandant, IG staff discuss 2nd BCT inspection results

    The Air Force Academy inspector general met with Commandant of Cadets Brig. Gen. Stephen Williams Sept. 2 to discuss the results of an inspection of Basic Cadet Training July 21-Aug. 2.Col. David Kuenzli's team of inspectors observed setup activities for the second phase of BCT, activities on the obstacle, confidence, assault and leadership
  • Commandant, CCLD director discuss Academy's commitment to eradicate sexual assault

    The commandant of cadets and the director of the Academy's Center for Character and Leadership Development spoke with reporters from the Associated Press and the Denver Post as part of a media availability day the Academy held Aug. 13.Brig. Gen. Stephen Williams and Col. Joseph Sanders took part in an interview to continue to address reports by the
  • USAFA hosts leadership roundtable with ATF

    The Academy shared its take on character and leadership development with federal law enforcement executives Tuesday at Arnold Hall to inspire them to lead and lift others and enhance mission success. Center for Character and Leadership Development officials hosted a round table discussion with over 50 special agents in charge and directors from the
  • CCLD staff brings core values to the masses

    For the past six months, the Center for Character and Leadership Development's strategic outreach team here has traveled throughout the country to expand the conversation on character development.The team of six visited 15 organizations, briefing active duty service members and Reservists, corporations, federal agencies, community groups, and the
  • Biden to Class of 2014: 'You carry America on your back'

    The Air Force Academy's Class of 2014 will face new missions as the United States draws down in Afghanistan, but the challenges they encounter will be no less formidable and complex, Vice President Joseph R. Biden said during the Academy's commencement May 28."The poet Thoreau said, 'A bluebird carries the sky on its back.' You are falcons, and you
  • Academy holds first flag retirement ceremony

    Academy cadets, senior leaders and local veterans gathered to pay respect to 647 flags that needed to be retired from service during the Academy's first flag retirement ceremony May 22 on the Terrazzo. The Cadet Honor Guard saluted and properly disposed old, tattered flags donated by the American Legion, Colorado Springs and USAFA communities in a
  • 18 Academy NCOs selected for promotion to master sgt.

    Eighteen Academy NCOs were among the more than 4,000 selected across the Air Force for promotion to master sergeant, Air Force officials announced today.The 4,073 selected represent a 17.96 percent selection rate, with an average selectee overall score of 352.55. Selectees' average time in grade was 4.41 years and time in service was 15.16 years.
  • USAFA hosts Conference of Service Academy Superintendents

    Superintendents, deans of faculty, athletic directors and admission directors from all U.S. service academies gathered here for the annual Conference of Service Academy Superintendents April 9-11 to discuss issues of concern and share best practices. During the plenary session, representatives from the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Coast Guard
  • Prep School fitness program targets improvement

    A new program was set in motion earlier this year to assist Prep School cadet candidates improve their physical fitness test score.The supplemental fitness program is a three-day-per-week program designed to help cadet candidates struggling to pass the Academy's cadet PFT."The program has been designed to help our cadet candidates understand the
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