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  • Happy birthday, Air Force Reserve

    April 14 marks the 68th birthday of the Air Force Reserve, created on this day in 1948 when President Truman transferred the Army Air Corps Reserves to the Air Force, making the Air Force Reserves its own distinct component of our military services. Today, America's citizen Airmen serve in over 66 communities throughout the U.S. and overseas,
  • Academy aircraft is Desert Storm icon

    Today, Academy visitors see an A-10A Thunderbolt II poised on a pedestal as though it has just come off target. It stands like a silent sentinel at the Thunderbird Overlook near the Academy’s airfield. Known as the Warthog to its pilots and maintainers, this A-10A is unlike any other in the world.   More than 25 years ago, this A-10A was nicknamed
  • Academy to celebrate religious plurality with National Prayer Luncheon

    The U.S. military has long celebrated religious pluralism, and the support and inclusion of its service members and their families with its National Prayer Breakfast, an annual event symbolizing mutual respect across all faith groups, in a unified inclusive gathering.The first National Prayer Breakfast was held in 1953 in Washington D.C., with
  • Academy celebrates African-American History

    This month, Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson, the superintendent of the Air Force Academy, signed a proclamation in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day and African-American History Month. Throughout January and February, several events have and will take place to commemorate and encourage reflection upon the national MLK theme of “Remember! Celebrate!
  • Tweeting, 'liking' in an election year

    You're a civilian employee sitting in the break room and you've finished your lunch. You have a few minutes before returning to your desk, so you decide to check your Facebook page. You see a friend has linked to the fundraising site of your favorite presidential candidate and you press the like button because you want to support that candidate.
  • Go modern, but go slow

    My mother recently gave me a rotary phone my grandparents owned. It's jet black, heavy as a brick, and hung on a wall above their microwave oven for more than 30 years before they opted to "go modern" in the 80s. The dial alone is a brilliant work of retro art -- it's four inches in diameter, almost a centimeter thick, and rotates at a glacially
  • Holiday wishes from the Academy superintendent

    Thank you for all you do -- every day -- to support our great nation and for the difference each of you makes as we continue building leaders of character for our great Air Force.As we enjoy the holidays, I hope you are able to celebrate your traditions and blessings with family and friends. This is a time to focus on those things that are most
  • Season's greetings from the 10th ABW commander

    Season's Greetings! The holiday season is a wonderful time to reconnect, recharge and relax as we reflect on the promises of peace, the gift of life, the blessings of liberty and the joy of being with family, friends and loved ones.From the lighting of the Chanukah Menorah to the festivities that usher in a new year, the holiday season bring us
  • Senior leaders stress holiday safety

    The winter holidays provide an opportunity to relax and celebrate with our families and friends. It's also an opportunity to re-establish a proper work-life balance by enjoying seasonal festivities and activities.We work diligently all year to reduce mishaps and we should not ignore those efforts during the much-deserved break. Sadly, we lost five
  • Resolve and commitment

    The terrorist attacks on Paris, also known as the City of Light, were meant to instill fear across the world, just as the 9/11 attacks in the U.S. The Islamic State has taken credit for planning and committing the attack, which killed more than 125 people and injured scores of others. Investigators, the U.S. Defense Department and French Ministry