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  • Cadets brief FalconSAT progress to staff, stakeholders

    Cadets in their senior capstone engineering program are briefing progress on the FalconSAT-6 and FalconSAT-7 spacecraft as well as on-going operations involving FalconSAT-3 today from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.The event, hosted by the Departments of Astronautical Engineering and Physics, is the Fall 2013 End-of-Semester Review for the program. Students will
  • Final clause in cadet Honor Oath made optional

    After reviewing the Cadet Honor Oath, and in the spirit of determining a way ahead that enables all to be true to their beliefs, the Air Force's Academy has decided to make the final clause optional."Here at the Academy, we work to build a culture of dignity and respect, and that respect includes the ability of our cadets, Airmen and civilian
  • Academy's Uniform Board to discuss uniform changes

    The Academy's Uniform Board is set to meet next month, where they plan to discuss changes to uniform wear for the entire Cadet Wing. Meeting twice a year, the Uniform Board addresses concerns from cadets about uniform wear and recommends changes based off of their input. "The board is truly an (Academy-wide) integrated and collaborative process,"
  • Academy accepts 1,150 into Class of 2017

    Approximately 1,150 basic cadets were accepted into the Class of 2017 during a ceremony at the Stillman Parade Field here Tuesday.Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike Gould conducted the pass in review, and Commandant of Cadets Brig. Gen. Greg Lengyel led the new cadets in reciting the Airman's Creed. Retired Brig. Gen. Richard Carleton,
  • Raptors 'three-peat' as Academy's outstanding squadron

    Cadet Squadron 22's Raptors have upheld their reputation as being nothing less than outstanding.This year the squadron won Outstanding Squadron of the Year for a third consecutive year for outstanding achievements in the academic, military performance and athletic areas. CS 22 took first in the athletic and military categories and has occupied the
  • 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
  • Cadet to face Article 32 hearing March 14

    A cadet will face an Article 32 hearing March 14 for a sexual assault charge preferred against him Jan. 31.Cadet 1st Class Benjamin York is charged with one specification of aggravated sexual assault, in violation of Article 120 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.An Article 32 hearing is equivalent to a civilian grand jury proceeding. An
  • Academy honored for community service

    The Air Force Academy was placed the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll March 4 in recognition of its community support. One of several institutions honored by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Academy was cited for its achievements in general community service or in one of two special focus areas
  • Cadet convicted for attempted sodomy, wrongful sexual contact

    Cadet 2nd Class Anthony Daniels Jr. was convicted at a general court-martial March 8 and sentenced to eight months' confinement and dismissal from the Air Force.Daniels was found guilty of attempted sodomy with one victim and wrongful sexual contact against a second by a panel of five officers.He was found not guilty of aggravated sexual contact
  • Sequestered: Academy feels effects, but graduation, in-processing still on

    Sequestration took effect at midnight March 1, potentially affecting nearly 1,500 civilian employees at the Academy, but it is not expected to push back Class of 2013 graduation or Class of 2017 in-processing.The Air Force has proposed civilian furloughs covering 22 discontinuous days from April to September, said Gail Colvin, the Academy's
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