Category: Commandant
  • Academy AOC shares her Air Force story

    Maj. Melissa May was at a holiday party with her squadron at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, a few years ago when another officer sidled up to her."What are you doing?" he said. "You shouldn't be wearing lipstick. You need to decide, either you're a fighter pilot or you're a chick."She smiled and took that as a huge compliment, she said.It just so
  • Class of 2013: 'Recognition granted'

    Say goodbye to carrying book bags, morning minutes of knowledge recitation, restricted paths on the Terrazzo and wearing uniforms off-base. Say hello to wearing hard-earned prop and wings and acceptance as upperclass cadets for the Class of 2013 during closing ceremonies for this year's Recognition, March 11 through Sunday.Recognition is a
  • Air Force secretary to headline NCLS lineup

    The 17th-annual National Character and Leadership Symposium will feature presentations by Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley and other keynote and concurrent speakers who will gather here Feb. 17-19 with cadets, faculty, Academy alumni, government employees and other university students.This year's theme is "Guardians of Trust: Leaders in
  • Cadet Squadron 06 helps Haitian earthquake victims

    "Bull Six" cadets jumped into action after hearing about the severe earthquake in Haiti Jan. 12 that may have left more than 100,000 people dead. With a can-do spirit, they set about doing their part to help the Caribbean nation that was -- and is -- desperately in need of assistance."We should do something," said Cadet 1st Class Jeff Faulkner,
  • Iraqi AF academy graduates 247 cadets

    More than 240 cadets graduated from the Iraqi air force officer course basic military training course Jan. 10, here.In the two-month course, the 247 graduates at Iraqi Military Academy-Rustamiyah were educated in professionalism, teamwork, management and the leadership skills required to be an officer."The staff and students have a strong desire to
  • CCLD seeks nominees for 2009 Wakin awards

    The Center for Character and Leadership Development is soliciting nominees for the 2009 Malham M. Wakin Character and Leadership Development Award.The Wakin award is presented to personnel assigned to the Air Force Academy, both past and present, to include individuals or teams who have made significant contributions for character and leadership
  • Life-saving cadets receive commendation medals

    Six cadets received Air Force Commendation Medals during the noon meal Monday for actions that saved the lives of a man in Salt Lake City Jan. 18 and three Panamanian citizens June 13. Second Lt. Christopher Tulk, Cadet 1st Class Benjamin Garoutte and Joshua Lapso, and Cadets 2nd Class Alan Foote, Bryan Koenig and Derrick Rowe were recognized for
  • Academy to transform character development program

    Academy superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike Gould unveiled plans Aug. 27 for a major transformation and expansion of the Academy's character development efforts. Plans include re-designating the Center for Character Development to the Center for Character and Leadership Development and relocating it into a new $29-million facility scheduled to open in
  • Dust settles at Jacks Valley; cadets to face academia storm

    The Class of 2013 has returned to the Cadet Area after demonstrating a "consistently high level of motivation and energy," that, according to the Basic Cadet Training commander. "(The Class of) 2013 did an excellent job throughout the challenges of Jacks Valley," said Lt. Col. Ted Detweiler. "The class can certainly be proud of its performance."