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  • Academy to improve facility access with new Common Access Card proximity readers

    The 9/11 attack mandated increased security across the Defense Department. To help the 10th Security Forces Squadron here meet DOD directives, the 10th Communications Squadron has issued proximity cards and installed readers to control access to numerous Academy areas and facilities. For the Academy to comply with these directives and maintain its
  • Holiday safety: Mitigating mistakes on the road

    We have all heard the phrase, "To err is human, but to forgive, divine," but I thought I'd throw my own twist on this today: "to err is human, but to learn from other's errors is wisdom." It is true -- we all make mistakes and some of those mistakes can be more costly than others. The best thing we can do is learn from those mistakes so we don't
  • Preventing sexual assault is a 'collective responsibility'

    In the near future, the Defense Department will release its annual report on sexual harassment and violence at the military service academies. The Air Force's Academy will use this feedback to continue to refine and improve our processes regarding sexual harassment and assault, to include prevention, investigation, accountability, and victim
  • Facing the wall: Goal-setting helps us on the climb

    I've lost count of the opportunities the Air Force regularly gives me to set personal and professional goals. As Airmen, we routinely attend briefings, team building sessions and leadership seminars encouraging and helping us achieve our individual and institutional short- and- long term goals.These events are great, but I've experienced no greater
  • Safety: the best holiday gift to give

    It's hard to believe the holiday season is once again upon us! While I've only served as your superintendent for a short time, I'm amazed at how much we've accomplished. You've earned some well-deserved downtime this holiday season but I want to take a moment to stress the importance of safety. Staying safe by making the right decisions regarding
  • Correcting domestic violence misconceptions

    As Academy Airmen and civilians, we should challenge ourselves to look outside the standard mold of domestic violence. The National Domestic Violence Hotline defines domestic violence as a pattern of behavior in any relationship to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner. Abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional, or economic or
  • 10th Air Base Wing to host Wingman Day Thurs.

    To the dedicated Airmen of the 10th Air Base Wing at the Air Force's Academy, please accept my personal invitation to attend our upcoming Wingman Day, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday in Arnold Hall. I invite all leaders to shut-down their functions where possible or go to maintain minimal manning where it is absolutely essential. I assure you the event will
  • Sexual Assault: The human cost

    The Air Force's Academy is committed to preventing, deterring and prosecuting sexual assault in its ranks. Sexual assault is a crime and is categorically unacceptable. It is incompatible with our core values, it is harmful to our people and it makes us less effective in our core mission: Producing lieutenants for our Air Force and leaders for our
  • Energy Action Month: Academy works to conserve

    Energy Action Month: Academy works to conserveBy 10th Civil Engineer SquadronAs we enter the third week of Energy Action Month, it's important we continue doing all we're able to conserve energy not only in October, but every day of the year. Each of us has a part to play in meeting the Academy's energy-saving goal. The Academy spends approximately
  • Turn excuses into opportunities

    In Basic Cadet Training, one of the seven basic responses to any question was, "No excuse, sir or ma'am." No matter the circumstance, a basic cadet is always late, wearing the wrong uniform or giving the wrong answer. When asked to explain my deficiencies as a cadet, my instinct was to defend myself, but I quickly learned there is only one correct