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  • Sandhurst: The ultimate combination of brains and brawn

    The team first takes down multiple adversaries while defending its position, traverses difficult terrain, then constructs a rope bridge to cross frigid waters. Next, team members render aid to a downed Army unit with multiple injuries before charging forward to complete their mission. And they did it all in around three hours.No, this isn't some
  • Falcon Heritage Forum hits the road

    Ten Air Force Academy cadets had the opportunity to walk through history with World War II veterans in the nation's capital April 7-9, as part of the Falcon Heritage Forum.The forum is hosted by the Center for Character and Leadership Development and historically provides cadets a chance to interact directly with veterans from various backgrounds.
  • Progress continues toward CCLD groundbreaking

    Preliminaries to the construction of a training facility for the Air Force Academy's Center for Character and Leadership Development are moving along briskly, and construction is expected to begin in late summer.The building will occupy much of the space on the Honor Court between Harmon Hall and the entrance to the Terrazzo. Even though it
  • Medal of Honor recipient inspires with 'average' story

    He just wanted a free T-shirt, but 7½ years and a Medal of Honor later, he found himself visiting the Air Force Academy with an uncommon message for cadets: being average.Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta spoke to cadets and faculty here during his visit to participate in the 2011 National Character and Leadership Symposium Feb. 24-25.Serving on
  • National Character, Leadership Symposium kicks off

    The National Character and Leadership Symposium kicked off at the Air Force Academy Feb. 24, featuring a panel with three Medal of Honor recipients and other influential guests.Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, the first living Medal of Honor recipient since the Vietnam War, kicked off the two-day symposium in the Arnold Hall Theater at 8 a.m. A
  • AFCENT commander visits Air Force Academy

    The commander of Air Forces Central came to the Air Force Academy Jan. 25 to speak with third-class cadets about their roles as warfighters after graduation and to answer questions related to deployments and to his career as a pilot.Lt. Gen. Mike Hostage began his 45-minute presentation by highlighting 10 junior officers who had received their
  • Cadets LIFT spirits of Fort Carson families

    Academy cadets invited family members of deployed Soldiers from Fort Carson to a day of fun Jan. 21 at the Cadet Field House here.More than 100 family members were greeted by 75 cadets as they enjoyed movies, face painting, inflatable obstacle courses and ice skating. The field day was the brainchild of the cadets and was a part of the Leaders in
  • Advice from the vice: Gen. Chandler offers insights to cadets

    The Air Force vice chief of staff visited the Air Force Academy Nov. 12 to share some of his leadership experience with first-class cadets.Gen. Carrol H. "Howie" Chandler opened with a brief discussion of the Air Force's role in providing global vigilance, reach and power for the United States, then offered some tips to the soon-to-be officers in
  • Cadet Squadron 04 completes Cadet Service Learning at Ironman

    Cadets with the Air Force Academy's Cadet Squadron 04 completed their Cadet Service Learning project through serving as security guards during the Ironman World Championship triathlon Saturday.Thirty-six cadets made the trip along with three of the squadron's leaders to complete the unit's project for the semester. "Each squadron does a Cadet
  • Memorial service honors fallen cadet

    As the shock over Cadet 1st Class Marc Henning's death subsides, the Air Force Academy and Cadet Henning's family want the entire cadet wing to know that they're all in this together.The words spoken and images displayed during a memorial service Tuesday in the Protestant Chapel coalesced into a moving tribute for the former executive officer of
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