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  • Cadets earn praise for cyclogyro project

    The Academy's superintendent, dean of the faculty and the Boeing company's executive vice president attended a briefing May 13 at the Aero Lab to recognize cadets from an aircraft design course for their award- winning design of a search and rescue and medical evacuation aircraft for the year 2045.Nine cadets from the Aeronautical Engineering 482
  • President selects Academy's next dean of faculty

    The president of the United States has nominated Col. Andrew Armacost to the U.S. Senate for promotion to the rank of brigadier general and to become the next dean of the faculty of the U.S. Air Force Academy.Armacost will assume his new duties and rank later this year. Armacost moves to the dean's chair from his current position as permanent
  • Formula for speed: Cadets to race in international competition

    A team of senior-year engineering mechanics department cadets here built a Formula race car from scratch, scheduled to be showcased and raced May 8-11 at the Society of Automotive Engineers international competition in Brooklyn, Mich."The cadets undertake a huge learning curve where they must increase their knowledge of vehicle dynamics," said
  • Cadets win 2nd-straight NSA Cyber Defense Exercise

    The Air Force Academy Cyber Team won the National Security Agency's Cyber Defense Exercise, held April 16-18, for the second year in a row, outscoring teams from other military academies in the U.S. and Canada. The 13th annual inter-service Cyber Defense Exercise is a large-scale computer network defense competition designed to test a cyber team's
  • Academy instructors receive Commendation Medals for life-saving efforts

    Two Academy chemistry instructors received Commendation Medals March 18 for helping save the life of a fellow hiker on the Incline earlier this year in Manitou Springs.It was just another day for Maj. Thomas Heier and Capt. Benjamin Worker when they climbed the 8,590-foot Manitou Incline the morning of Jan. 26.Training for the "Falcon 50," a
  • Teen who researched biofuels at Academy wins $100,000 prize

    A senior at Cheyenne Mountain High School who conducted research at the Air Force Academy on the use of algae as biofuel won a $100,000 award in the Intel Science Talent Search, Intel Corporation announced March 13.Sara Volz, 17, was selected from more than 1,700 students around the nation.Volz is the youngest person to have worked in the Academy's
  • 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
  • Dean releases 'Aces' list: Cadets recognized for academic excellence

    Fifteen cadets were recognized for academic excellence at a Dean's Aces dinner held Feb. 7 for achieving perfect 4.0 GPAs during the fall 2012 semester.The Dean's Aces Dinner, first held in 2005, recognizes those few cadets who distinguish themselves academically. "The aim of the Dean's Aces dinner is to recognize cadets who have truly
  • Cadets work to decrease bird strikes

    A group of Academy cadets is working to put a dent in bird strikes, directly linked to the deaths of 250 people in 25 years and the cause of more than $700 million in damage to U.S. and military-owned aircraft annually. "The impetus behind this capstone course is the devastating cost of damage to aircraft from bird strikes," said systems
  • National Geographic series to feature combat rescue Airmen

    Airmen featured in National Geographic Channel's "Inside Combat Rescue" TV series, along with the series' producer, visited the Air Force Academy Feb. 1 to talk about the program and the combat rescue career field.The presentation included a question-and-answer session with Airmen featured in the series as well as a preview of an episode from the
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