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  • Celebrating Native American Heritage Month

    November is Native American Heritage Month. Each year, our Air Force reflects on the profound way the first Americans shaped our Air Force's character, culture and attitudes about diversity and inclusion. Native American Heritage Month began when the governor of New York established American Indian Day in May 1916. Several other states later
  • Does Zero have value?

    What could someone who has wrestled with risk management the better part of his adult life say about the value of zero? I'd say zero has enormous value and for that very reason, the Air Force is on a quest for zero - zero workplace hazards, zero injuries and zero fatalities.Are zero safety mishaps achievable in the realm of safety? I won't debate
  • Academy to celebrate National Disability Awareness Month

    Earlier this month, we kicked off our celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month in support of the nationwide campaign. This year's theme is "My Disability is One Part of Who I Am." Our objectives are to raise awareness about disability employment issues and celebrate the contributions of disabled American workers.  Our
  • Academy celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month

    Earlier this month, we kicked off our celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month in support of the nationwide campaign. This year’s theme is "My Disability Is One Part of Who I Am." Our objectives are to raise awareness about disability employment issues and celebrate the contributions of disabled American workers. Our workers
  • All cadets 'Go pro' after graduation

    I love sports - the competition, the teamwork, the athleticism. Our twin boys even humor me when I'm not traveling, and we go shoot hoops, throw the ball, or even see who can do the most flips and twists on the trampoline. You can guess who wins; especially given that I went in for some serious depot maintenance - a shoulder overhaul - this summer.
  • 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
  • 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
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