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  • Yeager brings 'Right Stuff' to NCLS

    The first person ever to travel faster than the speed of sound didn't know anything about airplanes when he enlisted in the Army Air Corps in September 1941. But retired Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager did have a knack for fixing machines and a willingness to do whatever his duty required of him and to take advantage of any opportunity that presented
  • Cadet found dead at Academy

    Air Force Academy Cadet 4th Class James L. Walsh died Saturday night in the cadet area.Academy personnel found Walsh, contacted emergency services and attempted to revive him using life-saving measures without success. "The Academy is deeply saddened by the tragic loss we suffered Saturday," said Lt. Gen. Mike Gould, the Academy superintendent. "As
  • Cadet Wing honor chairman steps down

    The Air Force Academy's Cadet Wing honor chairman informed the wing Jan. 29 that he had resigned his chair.Cadet 1st Class Derek Travis said in his letter to the Cadet Wing that his invitation for some cadets to attend a recent wing honor board led to potential perceptions of a breach in the system's integrity.Cadet 1st Class Zach Tully, the
  • Cadet to face Article 32 hearing Jan. 31

    A cadet who had sexual assault charges preferred against him in September will face an Article 32 hearing Jan. 31.Cadet 2nd Class Jamil Cooks faces three specifications of one charge that he violated Article 120 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice -- one for aggravated sexual assault and two for aggravated sexual contact -- and one charge of
  • Caring for Cadets: Info Protection Directorate offers training, streamlined clearance process

    The Information Protection Directorate here held briefings Saturday to help two-thirds of the Academy's seniors complete forms required for Office of Personnel Management top-secret clearance investigations, which the cadets will need for their careers after they graduate.The briefings aim to familiarize cadets with the importance of protecting
  • USAFA reports show increased trust in system, better reporting

    An increase in reports of sexual assault at the Air Force Academy, the U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy reflect more trust in the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program -- a silver lining and proof that the "system" is working, the Academy's sexual assault response coordinator said Dec. 21.Referring to the Defense
  • Academy identifies cadet who died Sept. 28

    Air Force Academy officials identified Oct. 1 the cadet who died Sept. 28 as Cadet 1st Class Matthew Patrick, 22, of Dallas.Patrick was found unconscious and transported to Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs, where he was pronounced dead.He was an aeronautical engineering major. He is survived by his mother, father and sister. The cause of the
  • Commandant, command chief ask enlisted Airmen to act as role models

    The Academy's commandant of cadets, command chief master sergeant and two junior enlisted airmen spoke to enlisted airmen on wingman ship, communication and how to be a role model here Sept. 4 during an enlisted call in Arnold Hall Theater.Commandant of Cadets Brig. Gen. Gregory Lengyel opened the presentation and told Airmen they should act as
  • Academy names outstanding graduates

    The Academy named the outstanding graduates from the Class of 2012 on Monday based on their academic, military and athletic accomplishments.Among those recognized for their achievements are:- Cadet 1st Class William Thimmel (Cadet Squadron 21): Cadet who best exemplifies the highest ideals of loyalty, integrity and courage.- Cadet 1st Class Zachary
  • Raptors remain No. 1

    Cadet Squadron 22's Raptors have continued to soar at the Academy, winning Outstanding Squadron of the Year for a second-straight year for their outstanding accomplishments in the academic, physical and military realms.This year the squadron ranked number one in academic and physical achievements and took fifth place in the military category. In
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