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  • 'All I have to do is ask': Hearing technology keeps philosophy professor 'in the loop'

    In the movie, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” evil Lord Voldemort tries to kill Harry only to find himself flat on his back. “I don’t need your help!” Voldemort growls as he clumsily stands. Even He Who Must Not Be Named is too embarrassed to ask for help. I was embarrassed to ask for help when my hearing began to deteriorate. I tried to
  • Academy celebrates AF's 69th birthday

    On Sept. 18, 1947, President Harry S. Truman signed the National Security Act creating the Department of Defense and the U.S. Air Force. On this day, we celebrate the Air Force’s 69th birthday.  Throughout the past six decades, the Air Force has married talented Airmen with innovative technology to ensure air power remains at the forefront of every
  • Annual organizational climate survey starts

    Team USAFA, I need your help!  Our annual organizational climate survey has started. 16. This year, I asked the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute to tailor the survey to address our mission and command interests here. As such, your feedback is invaluable to our efforts to remain on target toward a culture of commitment and an inclusive
  • Air Force works to reduce additional duties

    To the men and women of the U.S. Air Force: We have heard your concern and frustration on the issue of additional duties that compete with accomplishing our primary Air Force missions. This memo documents initial steps in a longer process that aims to streamline demands on your time. Operational demands are at unprecedented levels, yet our force is
  • Center of Excellence for Medical Multimedia celebrates 20 years of service

    Join us in celebrating the Center of Excellence for Medical Multimedia’s 20th Birthday. During the last two decades, the CEMM has created innovative educational programs and products benefiting millions of patients and healthcare providers around the globe.  Founded by the Air Force Surgeon General’s office in 1996, the CEMM’s success can be
  • 4th of July: Airmen, families represent sacrifices made in pursuit of freedom, liberty

    Happy Fourth of July, cadets, Airmen and families! Two hundred forty years ago, 13 American colonies declared independence from the UK to form a country and have the right to self-governance. On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress adopted and officially signed the magnanimous Declaration of Independence. We appreciate the resolve and
  • Safety corner: Can you hear me now?

    The warm weather brings more of us out on the road whether jogging, biking, or driving. Recently, we suffered a loss at another Air Force base due, in part, to a distracted driver hitting a pedestrian on base. Recent incidents show a need for a refresher for the regulation on using headphones and sharing the road.   Listening to music isn’t
  • Class of ’17 to graduate May 24

    Though it may seem a bit peculiar to read about next year’s graduation taking place in May, the headline is not a typo.  I’m writing to inform you about a major change to next year's graduation timeline. Graduation Week 2017 activities begin May 19, which means we'll adjust the spring 2017 academic calendar. We will publish the updated schedule as
  • USAFA’s skyline: A history of support

    As I reflect upon the last three years here at the Air Force Academy, I am proud of all we have accomplished and look forward to the opportunities in front of us. Roughly 2,500 new lieutenants have graduated to join our Air Force, and hundreds of faculty and staff have departed as better Air Force leaders after their career-broadening tour at the
  • Academy celebrates LGBT Pride Month

    Throughout the year, we celebrate the richness of our diversity and the power of inclusion which make us the world’s greatest Air Force. In June, we observe Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month. The Defense Department's theme for this year’s Pride Month event is "Celebrate.”I am grateful for the opportunity to celebrate with you at