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  • Supt.'s Corner: USAFA Class of '18 inspired by founders

    Last week, I had the opportunity to travel to Texas to attend Founder’s Day activities with Air Force Academy graduates, families, supporters and friends, and in the weeks to come I look forward to attending more of these events in Boston, St. Louis and California. It’s been a privilege to meet so many of our USAFA community members, and to witness
  • Why diversity?

    A few months ago, I stood in front of more than 4,000 Air Force Academy cadets and delivered a simple message in response to a racist incident that occurred at our preparatory school: If you can’t treat someone with dignity and respect — get out.
  • Face to Face: Facilitating the conversation with the hearing impaired

    If you’re familiar with the popular “Charlie Brown” TV specials, you know the sound the Peanuts characters’ teacher, Ms. Othmar, makes whenever she speaks: “Wah, wah, wah-wah-wah.” Even with the help of hearing aids, people sometimes sound like Ms. Othmar to the hearing impaired.People with hearing loss often have a hard time hearing consonants and
  • Air Force leaders thank veterans, Airmen for commitment to nation

    To the Airmen of the U.S. Air Force:Since 1919, we have paused as a nation each Armistice Day to remember the service and sacrifice of the men and women who defended our way of life. This Veterans Day, we continue this worthy tradition, thanking our 22 million American veterans, including 4 million U.S. Air Force veterans, for their selfless
  • Don't be fooled: It's time for winter safety

    Last year, more than 58 inches of snow fell on the Air Force Academy. We all need to be ready for winter as the Front Range weather can change quickly.The most important element of safe winter driving is adjusting our driving habits to match the weather and road conditions. The No. 1 safety tip is to reduce your speed by at least 10 mph when road
  • Supt's Corner: Academy honors families, community

    Dear Academy friends and family,For each home football game this season we will designate a weekly theme that highlights an epitome of excellence in today’s Air Force. We celebrate these themes to honor our supporters and history, inspire conversations on our programs and people, and highlight domains that are driving innovation and shaping the
  • Fourth of July: Remembering the spirit of American boldness

    Two-hundred-forty-one years ago, the visionary founders of our nation began a bold experiment, pledging their lives to become champions of the cause of liberty and joining together in defiance to build the foundation for a fledgling republic. With their brave stand, they created a system of government like none before, one rooted in equality and
  • 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