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  • Air Force Academy cadet celebrates Hispanic Heritage

    Air Force Academy cadet celebrates Hispanic Heritage and Air Force opportunities.
  • Developing leaders of character, leaders of Airmen

    A year ago I was honored to assume command of my Alma mater, the U.S. Air Force Academy. In this unique role, I serve as the commander of a large and diverse military institution, and as president of a leading undergraduate university. During the last year, I have come to more deeply appreciate this distinctive institution and the various constituents it serves. I have found this position presents unique leadership challenges as we develop our cadets in the context of the profession of arms. It has been an inspiring journey not only intellectually but also personally, as I interact daily with young men and women who have chosen to serve their nation.
  • Combating hearing loss on and off duty

    It’s a noisy world. On any given day, you can hear aircraft engines on the airfield, weapons fire, and generators at our numerous construction and repair sites here.
  • Hearing-aid upgrades can benefit USAFA patients

    Today’s technological revolution has improved how we communicate, transformed how we hear, and is a boon to the hearing impaired at the Air Force Academy.  Modern upgrades in hearing aid technology have advanced and streamlined these devices and there are numerous cosmetically-appealing hearing aids available to patients at the 10th Medical Group.
  • Supt.'s Corner: USAFA Class of '18 inspired by founders

    Last week, I had the opportunity to travel to Texas to attend Founder’s Day activities with Air Force Academy graduates, families, supporters and friends, and in the weeks to come I look forward to attending more of these events in Boston, St. Louis and California. It’s been a privilege to meet so many of our USAFA community members, and to witness
  • Why diversity?

    A few months ago, I stood in front of more than 4,000 Air Force Academy cadets and delivered a simple message in response to a racist incident that occurred at our preparatory school: If you can’t treat someone with dignity and respect — get out.
  • Face to Face: Facilitating the conversation with the hearing impaired

    If you’re familiar with the popular “Charlie Brown” TV specials, you know the sound the Peanuts characters’ teacher, Ms. Othmar, makes whenever she speaks: “Wah, wah, wah-wah-wah.” Even with the help of hearing aids, people sometimes sound like Ms. Othmar to the hearing impaired.People with hearing loss often have a hard time hearing consonants and
  • Air Force leaders thank veterans, Airmen for commitment to nation

    To the Airmen of the U.S. Air Force:Since 1919, we have paused as a nation each Armistice Day to remember the service and sacrifice of the men and women who defended our way of life. This Veterans Day, we continue this worthy tradition, thanking our 22 million American veterans, including 4 million U.S. Air Force veterans, for their selfless
  • Don't be fooled: It's time for winter safety

    Last year, more than 58 inches of snow fell on the Air Force Academy. We all need to be ready for winter as the Front Range weather can change quickly.The most important element of safe winter driving is adjusting our driving habits to match the weather and road conditions. The No. 1 safety tip is to reduce your speed by at least 10 mph when road