• 'Dirty Dozen' hosts Cadet for a Day

    Kai Rackley became the Air Force Academy's newest Cadet for a Day March 4-5 in cooperation with Cadet Squadron 12 and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.Kai, who is 10½, dreams of becoming a pilot or a chef someday. His favorite aircraft is the Airbus 380, and he loves Garfield the cat and drawing airplanes. His sister Lily, 12, said he is also funny and
  • Sculpture recognizes father of aircraft maintenance

    It's an old story. A pilot swaggers off the tarmac after a record-breaking flight or after scoring his fifth aerial victory and rightfully etches his name into the history books -- immortalized for all time.Always appreciated by those who slip the surly bonds of earth, the accomplishments and names of those who supported the mission -- the
  • Air Force's Chad Hall signs with Philadelphia Eagles

    From the time he was a child, 2nd Lt. Chad Hall dreamed of becoming a professional athlete.The assistant officer in charge with the 421st Aircraft Maintenance Unit achieved his dream March 11 when he signed to play professional football as a wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles."Well it happened really quick to tell you the truth," Lieutenant
  • Harmon was 'ideal man' for 1st superintendent

    Lt. Gen. Hubert Harmon is not one of the best-known names in Air Force history, but he was one of the most important, a Class of 1970 graduate and author of a book about General Harmon said during the 52nd-annual Harmon Memorial Lecture at the Academy's Arnold Hall Theater March 2."I think (General Harmon) is a largely forgotten figure, even here,"
  • Former superintendent remembered for 'Great Escape' efforts

    The Academy's sixth superintendent died March 8 at the age of 96.Retired Lt. Gen. A.P. Clark, a resident of Colorado Springs, was the superintendent from Aug. 1, 1970, to July 31, 1974."The Air Force Academy lost a great leader this week and is deeply saddened by the loss of General A.P. Clark. He was my superintendent when I was a cadet; he was a
  • Cadets seek to improve combat airdrops

    Aeronautical and systems engineering management cadets from the Air Force Academy's Department of Aeronautics are working to improve the safety and accuracy of combat airdrops with remotely piloted aircraft. In 2009, U.S. Air Forces Central identified an urgent operational need for a true single-pass airdrop capability for C-17 Globemaster III and
  • NCLS speakers share experiences, perspectives on leadership

    shared life experiences, expertise and food for thought with both cadets and visiting university and college students during the National Character and Leadership Symposium at the Air Force Academy Feb. 18-19.Speakers included Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, former Baltimore Ravens head coach Brian Billick, Center for Citizen Leadership
  • Cadets consider career options during Majors' Night

    Before the Air Force Academy's 1,000-plus fourth-class cadets reach recognition in March, many of them will decide what to do with the rest of their lives. Majors' Night, a semiannual event held in Fairchild Hall, gives cadets who haven't declared their field of study a chance to look into their options and make an informed decision.The Dean of
  • Prayer luncheon guest speaker recalls wonder of space

    When astronaut and retired Brig. Gen. Charles Duke Jr. was growing up, the United States had no space program, but he knew he wanted to serve his country. Little did he know he would one day be the 10th man to walk on the moon.The North Carolina native spoke about "America's Godly Heritage" to an audience of about 500 people at the Falcon Club here
  • Judo team to hit the mat at nationals

    Members of the Air Force Academy's competitive Judo club will test their skills at National Collegiate Judo Association's national championships in California In March and is training for USA Judo's non-collegiate tournaments and events.Judo, meaning "soft" and among the world's most practiced sports, is the ancestor of the Japanese fighting art