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  • Congrats, Class of '17!

    In June 2012, 1,190 young men and women took the first steps of the journey to join the Long Blue Line. May 24 marked a pivot point in their journey as the Air Force proudly accepted 979 new second lieutenants into its ranks.   To all the families, friends and mentors of our graduates, thank you! Your support and encouragement throughout the last
  • Welcome to the Long Blue Line, Class of '17

    On behalf of the U.S. Air Force Academy Association of Graduates, I extend my wholehearted congratulations to the Academy's Class of 2017 and welcome you as the newest members of the Long Blue Line.The achievement of assuming your place in that Long Blue Line should not be taken lightly. You have invested four demanding years of your life to reach
  • Academy unveils mobile-friendly Website

    The Air Force Academy has a new website. It’s “www.usafa.edu” … and it’s the most ambitious website in our history. It’s dynamic, user-friendly and easy on the eyes. Most importantly, it’s based on current mobile technology in keeping with websites seen and used across other major universities in the U.S.  Andrew Hamilton, the Academy’s chief of
  • Q and A: Academy’s audiologist keeps ‘silent disease’ at bay with patient services

    "My dog ate it." Did you ever use this excuse when you missed a homework assignment? I never did, but twice within a month I told my audiologist that my puppy, Peyton, chewed the hearing aid I use in my right ear. I received free, on-the-spot repairs. I was relieved. After getting my hearing aid repaired, I chatted with Capt. Natasha Trozzolo.
  • Breaking barriers

    My brother Marco graduated from Basic Military Training when I was 12. I’ve always wanted to be like him. I remember watching Marco and the other newly-minted Airmen march onto the parade field at Joint-Base San Antonio. I was impressed and researched joining the U.S. military. I discovered the service academies but only had eyes for one: the Air
  • Winter driving: Relax, back off, keep your distance

    Drive safe, stay alert, slow down and stay in control. Sounds easy, right? These tips might just keep you alive. They’re appropriate anytime you’re behind the wheel, but they’re particularly appropriate when it comes to winter-time driving.  Winter traffic safety starts with a full maintenance check on your vehicle and a gas tank that’s at always
  • December 'Notes from Knowlton'

    I hope this edition of our newsletter finds you and yours doing well. We have so much exciting news to share with you this month, starting with our football team. The Falcons are going "bowling" for the ninth time in the last 10 years. Air Force is taking on South Alabama in the Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl Dec. 30 in Tucson, Ariz. We are thrilled
  • Remember veterans past and present

    Team USAFA:As another election cycle comes to a close, we are reminded just how dearly our nation values the democracy we live under. In many ways, we have come to expect the peaceful transition of power in America. Our Constitution, the "idea" to which we swear allegiance, is resilient. For so many around the world it's simply not the norm.
  • Celebrating diversity: National American-Indian Heritage Month

    November is National American-Indian Heritage Month and the Air Force Academy will host a variety of events to celebrate its diversity and the service and sacrifice of American-Indian Airmen.  Beginning Nov. 1, we’ll spotlight literature from American-Indian authors at the Community Center Library; display American-Indian artifacts and art created
  • Class of '16 grad shares lessons in leadership

    Editor’s note: 2nd Lt. John Stanley, a 2016 Air Force Academy graduate, is a former flight commander for Cadet Squadron 6. He sent Lt. Col. Chris Hubbard, air officer commanding for CS-06, a list of leadership tips for cadets selected to serve as flight commanders to pass on what he learned.Take care of your AirmenIf you take care of your Airmen,