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  • Air Force Academy cadets continue to support Colorado Springs

    Cadets from the Air Force Academy will be out in full force Nov. 17-19 supporting several community service projects across the Front Range.  This school year, cadets have volunteered more than 13,000 hours to more than 70 community service organizations in the Colorado Springs area.  “In the month of October, the Cadet Wing completed 46 different
  • Air Force leaders convene at Academy for Corona

    Top Air Force officials got a chance to talk policy outside the Pentagon Oct. 30-Nov. 3 at the Air Force Academy.The annual Corona meeting gives service leaders, including the secretary, chief of staff and chief master sergeant of the Air Force, the chance to plot the future of the Air Force.The hot topics included the future of aviation, space
  • Academy’s fight against intolerance praised by Anti-Defamation League

    The Air Force Academy was recognized by the Anti-Defamation League Nov. 13 at its Never is Now Summit for its stance against intolerance. Scott Levin, director of the ADL's Mountain States' Region, applauded the Academy for combatting racism and bigotry, and for "swiftly, clearly and forcefully accessing the racial slurs at the Air Force Academy
  • Freshmen explore academic options at Major’s Night

    "So what do you want to do in the Air Force?"Freshmen cadets at the Air Force Academy could be heard asking each other this question Oct. 24 at Major's Night in Fairchild Hall."[Major's Night] helps them make informed choice as they identify and select the discipline they're passionate about," said Maxine Fawcett-Yeske, the Academy's academic
  • Academy firefighters douse competition to take 'World’s Best' title

    Air Force Academy firefighters beat out the competition at the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge XXVI Worlds Oct. 27 in Louisville, Kentucky. The annual challenge promotes physical fitness among firefighters and demonstrates the physical and mental stress firefighters can face on the job. Competing firefighters wore protective suits and breathing
  • Multiple flyovers scheduled at Academy over weekend

    Various Air Force aircraft are scheduled to perform aerial flyovers over Air Force Academy, Nov. 3-4.During the noon meal formation Nov. 3, there will be a close air support demonstration, which is expected to include Joint Terminal Attack Controllers on the Academy’s Terrazzo directing flyovers by an A-10 Thunderbolt II and F-16 Fighting Falcon
  • Astronaut shares space experience with cadets

    How great is the view of Earth from space?In the words of one astronaut Oct. 20, “Absolutely spectacular.”“It’s a vibrant blue and white globe sitting in inky blackness,” said Kjell Lindgren, a 1995 graduate of the Air Force Academy who has 141 days in space under his belt.Lindgren spent six months on the International Space Station with his ISS
  • U.S. Air Force Academy is hot contender for Firefighter Combat Challenge

    Firefighters from the Air Force Academy’s 10th Civil Engineering Squadron will be competing next week at the Firefighter Worlds Challenge XXVI in Louisville, Kentucky.The team will show up an already hot contender to win the “World’s Best” title, having placed or set records in a number of qualifying heats and categories during preliminary
  • Roadrunners on 'Cloud 9' after Commandant's Challenge win

    Cadet Squadron 32’s “Roadrunners” beat-out the competition to win the annual Commandant’s Challenge this month.The annual competition took place Oct. 12-14, pitting the 40 squadrons against each other.“The Roadrunners are on ‘Cloud 9” after their win,” said Master Sgt. John Phillips, an academy military trainer at the squadron. “They took the top
  • Conference could have ‘huge ramifications’ for space, experts say

    Experts from around the world met at the Air Force Academy Oct. 9-13 to discuss perspective rules in space.Gen. John Raymond, commander of Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base, was a keynote speaker at the MILAMOS Conference, where the group discussed the creation of a “Manual on International Law Applicable to Military Uses of Outer