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  • Keep your summer fun safe

    Many who enjoy warmer weather are probably looking forward to the rapidly approaching summer months, often called the "Critical Days of Summer" because, unfortunately, we lose too many Airmen and family members, or they end up in emergency rooms, during this time. Shortly after the Class of 2014 graduates, many have plans to head-off to all corners
  • Taking a proactive stance against suicide

    Suicide continues to be a problem in the general society and the military. Tremendous effort has been made to address this problem but there is more to be done. The Academy is committed to building a community recognizing Airmen in distress and intervening appropriately to provide resources. The goal of the Suicide Prevention Program is to increase
  • National Police Week: Remembering those who serve, protect

    In the U.S., we have many observances, celebrations and holidays to commemorate and celebrate; from Martin Luther King Jr. Day to Veterans Day, our nation takes time to reflect on an event or people who shaped, changed or created history. Among these observances are Peace Officer Memorial Day and National Police Week.The Peace Officer Memorial Day
  • Cadet Wing surveys scheduled for end of semester

    How often do you receive emails asking you to fill out a survey or questionnaire? Once a month, twice a month or more often? Cadets, on average, are asked to participate in surveys about three to four 4 times each month -- and those are the ones we know about. With all the academic, military and athletic pressures on cadets' time, it's not
  • The Essence of USAFA: Immersing cadets in the 'total experience'

    U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- Editor's note: This is part three of an eight-part series detailing the essence of the Academy.Cadet life at the Air Force's Academy isn't just about academics and sports; it's about immersing cadets in a total experience: education, leadership, physical and mental strength. The third of eight pillars comprising the
  • The Essence of USAFA: Focusing on air, space, cyberspace

    U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- Editor's note: This is part two of an eight-part series detailing the essence of the Academy. The Air Force Mission is to "Fly, Fight and Win...in Air, Space and Cyberspace." For some, that mission alone is enough to take up a profession of arms unlike any other in the world -- and at the Air Force's Academy, cadets
  • Academy research: Be prepared when opportunity knocks

    Eight-hundred fifty-seven days, 9 hours, 17 minutes and 48 seconds from writing this, a 9.58-second opportunity will knock as summer Olympic track and field events kick-off in Rio de Janeiro and Olympic medal contenders are determined not to let the opportunity slip by. The mental, physical and emotional preparation is intense, all consuming. The
  • The Essence of USAFA: Cadet-led committee governs Honor Code process

    U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- Editor's note: This is part one of an eight-part series detailing the essence of the Academy."We will not lie, steal or cheat, nor tolerate among us anyone who does." Those words comprise the Air Force Academy's Honor Code, a cornerstone of character and leadership development that forms the first pillar of the
  • The 'dearness' of USAFA

    Recently, our Superintendent issued a challenge for the USAFA community to collectively own a strong culture of commitment and climate of respect for all. Citing American Revolutionary Thomas Paine, Lt. Gen. Michelle D. Johnson implored us to "personally invest in and own" the Academy's dear mission of "Producing lieutenants for our Air Force and
  • Say 'no' to distracted driving

    Hitting the road may be part of the American experience, but due to the advent of cell phones and social media during the last 20 years, driving has become far more dangerous.This is why the Air Force's Academy has joined with the National Safety Council to promote National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Drivers rely on three distinct