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  • Class of 2020 unveils ‘exemplar’

    Sophomore cadets honored their class’ ideal Airman Oct. 4 at the Exemplar Dinner.Cadets in the Class of 2020 selected 1st Lt. Robert Hoover, a former Army Air Corps, Air Force and civilian test pilot, to be their exemplar. Hoover, of Nashville, Tennessee, was taken captive by the Germans after being shot-down by the Luftwaffe over France during
  • USAFA to host collegiate flying competition, Oct 7-14

    The Air Force Academy will host this year’s annual National Flying Association, Region 1, competition, Oct. 7-14. Along with the Academy, five colleges and universities will compete: Metropolitan State University, Utah State University, Westminster College, Colorado Northwestern Community College, and Rocky Mountain College. The competition
  • No trespassing: 10 SFS issues 'surface danger' area notice

    An area used for weapons training by 10th Security Forces Airmen is off-limits to anyone not conducting official training or without approval of the 10th SFS. The "surface danger area," is in the northwest part of the Air Force Academy near Cathedral Rock. It's marked by off-limit signs.Anyone in the area without permission may be detained and
  • Superintendent addresses racial slurs at USAFA

    The Air Force Academy superintendent addressed cadets, faculty, staff and cadet candidates today in the wake of racial slurs found Monday written on the dormitory message boards of five African American cadets at the Academy’s Preparatory School.“If you’re outraged by those words, then you’re in the right place,” said Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria. “That
  • Academy grad, MQ-9 pilot gives back

    Service is defined as unrelenting devotion to one’s duty to his or her country. It’s one of the core values instilled into every Airman in the U.S. Air Force today. However, for one Airman, it also means giving back to his community. For the last eight years, Capt. Victor, an MQ-9 Reaper pilot assigned to the 17th Attack Squadron, has spent most of his days off volunteering with science, technology, engineering and math programs centered on mentoring the youth and hopefully inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers.
  • 70th Flying Training Squadron Airmen donate and deliver hurricane relief supplies to South Texas

    Following Hurricane Harvey’s path of destruction, many communities in south Texas were isolated from normal distribution chains and running critically short on essential supplies. Reserve Airmen from the 340th Flying Training Group’s 70th Flying Training Squadron at the Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo., teamed up with an
  • Reserve Citizen Airmen Essential to USAFA Mission

    Reserve Citizen Airmen bring their skills and experience to augment the active-duty force at the U.S. Air Force Academy in order to produce tomorrow’s Air Force leaders.“Each year the Air Force Academy depends on Reserve Citizen Airmen in order to fulfill the mission here,” said Col. Christine Holliday, Reserve advisor to the superintendent, U.S.
  • 7 facts about America's Got Talent finalists 'In the Stairwell' that will make you love them and the Air Force

    The United States Air Force Academy's a cappella group "In the Stairwell" were voted into the America's Got Talent semifinals and to celebrate we're going to declassify 7 surprising facts about these young men who are serving their country and melting hearts across the world.1. If they win the competition, they don't get the $1 million grand
  • Suicide prevention month: stopping suicide is everyone’s battle

    September is Suicide Prevention Month, a time for Americans to build awareness and help understand suicide in our culture. More than 40,000 Americans lose their life due to suicide each year and research shows that rates in the military and the general population are very close. The loss of any one person to suicide is a tragedy, and that is why
  • Parent groups reach out to cadets from hurricane-struck Gulf Coast

    When Hurricane Harvey struck Texas, the North Texas Parent Club “got mobilized” and organized a dinner Sept. 1 at a Colorado Springs restaurant for cadets from the Gulf Coast.Hurricane Harvey, the largest rainstorm in the history of the continental U.S. according to some meteorologists, began pounding the region Aug. 26. It’s since been downgraded