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  • Academy Fire Dept to host open house, June 10

    The 10th Civil Engineer Fire Department will host an open house 11 a.m.-2 p.m. June 10 at Fire Station No. 1, 6202 Pine Drive.Families, faculty and staff at the Air Force Academy, and Defense Department ID card-holders, are invited.The event will feature fire rescue demonstrations, a weapon and military working dogs display, the Air Force Academy’s
  • Academy wins 1st CASTLE Classic golf tournament

    The Air Force Academy reigned victorious with an 18-13 win against Fort Carson in the inaugural CASTLE Classic golf tournament May 26 at Cheyenne Shadows Golf Club.  The tournament was set up as a team-scramble event where two-person teams compete against each other, with one point awarded to each winning team.   The Cadet-Athlete-Soldier Training
  • Diversity of force shows in Class of '17

    In events throughout the Pikes Peak region over the past week, our community celebrated Armed Forces Week, where we paid tribute to the men and women who serve in all branches of the U.S. armed forces. I was privileged to attend many of these events, and was once again reminded of what an exceptional place Colorado Springs is to live, work, learn
  • Prep School graduates 194 cadet-candidates

    One-hundred-ninety-four cadet-candidates graduated from the Air Force Academy Preparatory School during a ceremony May 18.  Of those graduates, 186 received appointments to the Academy. The cadet-candidates completed the school’s 10-month curriculum, designed to prepare them to succeed and lead at the Air Force Academy.   As part of the curriculum,
  • Cadets take home individual awards

    More than 100 cadets at the Air Force Academy received awards for their academic, athletic and airmanship talents, May 22 in Clune Arena.Lt. Col. Robert Callihan, an Academy faculty member at the event, said the awards recognize individual cadets for their achievements in academics, athletics and airmanship.“Most notable are the recipients of the
  • Academy teams-up with NASCAR for summer internship

    Two engineering majors at the Air Force Academy will get in high gear this summer with NASCAR. Cadets 2nd Class Alexander Hill and Karl Sapper are scheduled to join Richard Petty Motorsports in Mooresville, North Carolina, for a six week summer internship and use their talents to improve the company’s race-car performanceSapper said he’ll apply
  • Dozens of Class of '17 grads bound for grad school

    Dozens of Air Force Academy Class of 2017 graduates are slated to return to the classroom now that they've graduated.Ninety-three graduates are scheduled to attend grad school after receiving bachelor degrees and commissions as second lieutenants at the May 24 graduation ceremony at Falcon Stadium. Dr. Helen Meisenhelder, director of graduate
  • 17 Academy NCOs selected for E-7 promotion

    Seventeen NCOs at the Air Force Academy are probably in a pretty good mood today because the Air Force selected them for promotion to master sergeant.  Master sergeant is the first rank of the Air Force’s senior noncommissioned tier and transitions technical sergeants from their duties as technicians and supervisors to operational leaders,
  • Gen. Dunford to Class of ‘17 grads: ‘It’s time to lead’

    The U.S. military’s senior officer welcomed nearly 1,000 new second lieutenants into the officer corps May 24 during the Air Force Academy’s Class of 2017 graduation ceremony at Falcon Stadium.  Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford encouraged the new officers to be flexible, team-oriented leaders who embody courage,
  • 979 cadets to graduate May 24

    Nearly 1,000 cadets will receive bachelor degrees and commissions as second lieutenants May 24.In all, 979 cadets are slated to graduate with the Class of 2017.All service academy graduates entering active duty incur a five-year service commitment and an additional concurrent service commitment, depending on the type of training or scholarships