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  • Air Force must adopt culture of cybersecurity

    Twenty-first century warfare has quickly extended beyond the traditional domains of air, space, land and sea. Cyberspace has emerged as the latest domain. From fuel pumps on the flight line, GPS links on weapons platforms to the computer on your desk, every system that operates in and through cyberspace represents a vulnerability to our domain. So
  • Cadet Chapel serves cadets, Academy staff, for 52 years

    Last month, the Cadet Chapel at the Air Force Academy, arguably one of the most recognizable buildings in Colorado Springs, if not the state, will have been a focal-point for serving the spiritual needs of cadets for 52 years.The religious and spiritual pluralism supported at the Academy is as diverse as our cadet population, so it makes sense we
  • Follow up: It can be a matter of life, death

    She was a hero. She was someone who had the courage to act when it mattered most. She was a true wingman. She saw the warning signs of depression and suicidal ideations in a friend, she made the right calls, made the right decisions and her friend's life was saved. This Airman knew the warning signs well, because she had been there before.I had the
  • Athletic director's monthly newsletter 2: Gearing-up to improve fan experience

    What an exciting time of the year. Classes have started and our teams have been competing.We kicked off the start of the academic year with an ice cream social with all 1,000 of our intercollegiate athletes. Lt. Gen. Michelle D. Johnson, the Academy superintendent, shared some inspirational words with our teams and we introduced our head coaches
  • Academy remember POW, MIA sacrifice

    In an earlier message today, I wished all Airmen a happy 68th birthday! As we celebrate our rich heritage and history, let us also pause in a moment of silence and pay tribute to our fallen, our prisoners of war, and those missing in action. On this National POW/MIA Recognition Day, I encourage all Cadets, Airmen, and Families to reflect on the
  • AF Birthday

     1. Happy birthday, Airmen! Today we celebrate the 68th birthday of the United States Air Force. 2. On 18 September 1947, President Harry S. Truman signed the National Security Act which created our Air Force as a separate and equal branch of the military. In our short history, airpower has been at the forefront of every military action, and it
  • Top 3 release Air Force birthday message

    (Editor's note: Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody, released this message to all Airmen Sept. 15.)To the Airmen of the U.S Air Force:Sixty-eight years ago, on Sept. 18, 1947, Congress established our Air Force as an independent
  • Patriot Day Message

    1. Tomorrow, September 11th, marks the 14th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that took the lives of nearly 3,000 innocent people at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. In the days and weeks that followed that fateful morning, we witnessed the strength, compassion, and resilience of the American people. We
  • Labor Day Message

      1. On Monday, we celebrate the contributions of the American workforce to our nation’s success and prosperity. Our country and our Air Force have the most creative, innovative, and talented workers in the world. 2. In 1894, Congress designated the first Monday of September a federal holiday. The history of our great country is a proud story of
  • Academy Athletics Department starts monthly newsletter

    I'm excited to introduce a series of monthly letters from the Athletics Department. I will take this opportunity to keep you posted on our progress as we move forward with our mission of forging leaders of character for our Air Force and our nation.In this first installment, I would like to recap my first 120 days as the athletics director. I