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  • 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,
  • '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