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  • The Essence of USAFA: Essence document outlines Academy's principles, priorities

     U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY PUBLICAFFAIRS, Colo.  -- What defines an institution's core principles? They're what's left when you cut everything else away.A fiscal year 2015 budget drill, held in the spring of 2013, forced Academy officials to take a close look at what programs fit into the Academy's foremost mission: to educate, train and inspire men
  • A heritage of success

    Congratulations to the U.S. Air Force Academy on your 60th anniversary from the Academy's Association of Graduates. During those 60 years, the Academy has become one of the most prestigious institutions of higher learning in the entire world.It's easy to say our Academy is a great institution, but by what criteria do we prove that fact? One could
  • Living up to a legacy of excellence

    To a cadet born in 1991, 60 years doesn't mean a whole lot. To a "firstie" about to commission into the world's greatest Air Force, words such as "final exams" and "graduation" hold much more meaning. The daily regime of the Academy sometimes overshadows that our institution is now a widely-recognized academic institute and producer of countless
  • Academy stays on the 'cutting edge'

    I am proud to be a part of the Air Force Academy team as we collectively celebrate the 60th Anniversary of this incredible institution. As I reflect on our six decades of existence and success in developing future leaders for our military and our nation, I am also extremely optimistic about the bright future ahead.At the Air Force's Academy, we
  • Athletic director reflects on 60 years at the Academy

    As I reflect on 60 years of history for our still-young Air Force Academy, I've come to grips with the realization that I've been associated with the Academy in some capacity for 42 of those 60 years. It's hard to believe it's been 52 years since I stepped off a bus from Denver and started a journey no on could have imagined or explained. The early
  • At the 'tip of the spear': USAFA's leadership, training environment prepares leaders for the nation

    This month, we commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Air Force's Academy. As we look forward to another 60 years of producing lieutenants for our Air Force and leaders for our nation, we do so founded in our culture of commitment -- commitment to the nation, to our Air Force and its core values, to our Academy and our fellow Airmen.The foundation
  • Celebrating USAFA's 60th anniversary: 'We've come a long way'

    As we celebrate the Air Force Academy's 60th Anniversary, I salute all of the proud servicemen and women who have devoted themselves to producing leaders of character for our Air Force and our nation. As the United States' youngest service academy, our Air Force's Academy continues a proud heritage built on the foundations of integrity, service and
  • USAFA gets ready to CSURF differently

    On April 12, more than 450 participants and visitors will gather at the U.S. Air Force Academy for the 11th annual Colorado Springs Undergraduate Research Forum or CSURF -- pronounced "sea surf." The event allows cadets and undergraduate students from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and Colorado College to present and receive
  • Ethical failures can get employees in legal 'hot water'

    March is Ethical Awareness month, an annual event educating public professionals about ethical issues and giving them a chance to review the Code of Federal Regulation's 14 Principles of Ethical Conduct all public servants are bound to follow. We often hear clients telling us to "find a way to get to 'yes,'" or asking, "This is how we've been
  • Welcome spring with safety

    In less than a week, spring will be upon us again and many of will eagerly advantage of spring break by participating in a variety of warm-weather activities. While we're not completely out of the woods yet with recent and expected snowfall and cooler temperatures, the advent of spring does give us the chance to remind ourselves of the hazards that