Category: Commandant
  • Academy cadet pronounced dead in Colo. Springs hospital

    An Air Force Academy cadet was pronounced dead Sept. 16 at approximately 3:30 a.m. at Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs, Colo., after he was found unconscious in his dormitory room at the Air Force Academy Sept. 15.Cadet 1st Class Marc Henning, a native of Crossville, Ill., was 22. He was assigned to Cadet Squadron 20.The cause of the death is
  • Cadet Wing accepts Class of 2014

    The basics are gone. Today, there are only cadets.The Air Force Academy, including graduates of the Class of 1974, welcomed the Class of 2014 into the Cadet Wing Wednesday morning in a ceremony at the Stillman Parade Field.Retired Maj. Gen. Ron Sega represented the Class of '74, which is the partner class and legacy class to the newly minted
  • Photo Essay: Class of 2014 navigates Leadership Course

    Basic cadets with the Air Force Academy's Class of 2014 navigated the Leadership Reaction Course in Jacks Valley July 16 as part of their second phase of Basic Cadet Training.The basic cadets will be sworn in as freshmen Aug. 4 and will begin classes Aug. 5.View the slideshow.
  • Commandant assignment 'a dream come true' for 1986 graduate

    A 1986 Air Force Academy graduate and B-1 Lancer pilot with more than 4,200 flight hours assumed command of the Academy's Cadet Wing in a ceremony July 9.Brig. Gen. Richard Clark succeeds Brig. Gen. Sam Cox, who has been selected for reassignment as commander of Air Mobility Command's 618th Tanker Airlift Control Center at Scott Air Force Base,
  • Basic cadets take oaths, begin training

    The 1,274-strong Class of 2014 began its first full day of military training June 25 with a swearing-in ceremony as parents watched from an overlook near the Cadet Chapel.Brig. Gen. Sam Cox, the Academy's commandant of cadets, administered the oath. General Cox is in charge of military training for the Academy's cadre of more than 4,000 cadets.View
  • 'Wolverines' take outstanding squadron honors

    Cadet Squadron 19 won the Outstanding Squadron of the Year award May 21 for the 2009-2010 Academic year.The squadron took first place in military and academic performance and ended up in fourth place overall for athletics to earn the award."That was our goal the whole time," said Cadet 1st Class Emma Przybyslawski, cadet squadron commander for CS
  • Joint Chiefs chairman delivers Academy commencement

    The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff delivered the commencement for Graduation 2010 in Falcon Stadium before a reported crowd of 29,682 here May 26.Navy Adm. Mike Mullen is the first Joint Chiefs chairman to speak at an Air Force Academy graduation ceremony in the Academy's 55-year history."Let me be among the first to congratulate you and
  • Aurora native wins Lt. Schulte character award

    A native of Aurora, Colo., and member of Cadet Squadron 30 won the inaugural 1st Lt. Roslyn Schulte Cadet Character and Leadership Award during a ceremony held in the McDermott Library here May 25.Cadet 1st Class Mychol Alexander received the award for his role as cadet in charge of the 2010 National Character and Leadership Symposium.As cadet in
  • Academy recognizes top 2010 graduates

    The Academy honored the Class of 2010's top graduates for their achievements at the Individual Awards Ceremony May 24 in Clune Arena here. Cadet 1st Class Bradford Waldie is this year's overall top graduate, earning a 3.348 physical performance average, a 3.404 military performance average and a 3.97 cumulative grade point average. Cadet 1st Class
  • Recent grads to highlight Falcon Heritage Forum

    More than 40 recent Academy graduates from the classes of 2006-2009 are set to participate in the Falcon Heritage Forum April 14-16.The three-day event, hosted by the Center for Character Leadership and Development and themed, "Officers of Character: Lieutenants in Action," offers cadets a chance to interact directly with veterans from various