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  • Foreign exchange cadets to graduate with USAFA counterparts

    Fifteen foreign exchange cadets at the Air Force Academy are scheduled to graduate with their U.S. counterparts this month. The exchange cadets are from Moldova; Taiwan; Romania; Peru; Lithuania; Nigeria; Malaysia; Georgia; Iraq; Rwanda; Philippines; Thailand; The Gambia; Singapore and other U.S. partner nations.“Of the 15 cadets, 14 are scheduled
  • 28th commandant of cadets assumes command of Cadet Wing

    Brig. Gen. Kristin Goodwin took charge of the Cadet Wing at the Air Force Academy May 15 when Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson handed her the CW’s guidon during an assumption of command ceremony.As commandant, Goodwin now commands a 4,000-member cadet wing, as well as a staff of more than 200 Airmen and civilians who manage cadet character
  • Graduation Week Update: Air Force Thunderbirds schedule practice, performance

    The Air Force’s air demonstration team, the Thunderbirds, are scheduled to perform May 24 at the end of the graduation ceremony for the Air Force Academy’s Class of 2017.The Thunderbirds will practice their full performance 11 a.m.-noon, May 23, over Falcon Stadium, weather allowing.The team’s graduation day performance start-time depends on the
  • New Commandant of Cadets reports for duty: Brig. Gen. Kristin Goodwin says leadership development, innovation will be her focus

    When you chat with Brigadier General Kristin Goodwin, you get a sense that something exciting is about to happen.She leans forward in her chair with a smile in her eyes when she talks about the things that excite her … like the Air Force Academy, Airmen, and the Air Force.And this Airman is passionate about continuing the Academy’s quest for
  • 10th SFS 'Defenders' raise $3.3K for AFAF

    The 10th Security Forces Squadron raised $3,300 for the Air Force Assistance Fund campaign May 12 at the Air Force Academy. Staff Sgts. Jacob Duncan and Justin Snyder, 10th SFS, led 17 security forces volunteers in washing car windshields and soliciting donations at the Academy Shopette. “The fundraiser was an overwhelming success,” Duncan said.
  • Academy recognizes Outstanding Educator and Heiser awards winners

    The Air Force Academy celebrated its academic staff May 5 at the 41st Outstanding Academy Educator and Heiser Awards Ceremony.Professors Aaron Byerley and Charles Steele were selected by senior cadets to receive the Heiser Award, named after Professor Emeritus Dr. William H. Heiser. Heiser was an honorary fellow for the American Institute of
  • Sijan Hall dormitory to get upgrades

    Sijan Hall, a cadet dormitory at Air Force Academy, is undergoing multiple system repairs as the Academy ramps-up to a full renovation of the facility in 2020.  Those renovations are scheduled to occur in six phases, and include a complete re-roofing of the sixth floor of the building and projects required to provide cadets with the best
  • Memorial service for cadet killed in skydiving accident is May 18

    A memorial service will be held for Cadet Cadet 1st Class Kaleb Estes at 1:30 p.m., May 18, in the Cadet Protestant Chapel.  Authorities continue to investigate Estes' death; he died May 7 in a commercial skydiving accident near Ellicott. “We are deeply saddened by the loss of Kaleb Estes and our thoughts are with his friends, his classmates and
  • Brig Gen Kristin Goodwin to assume command of cadet wing

    Brig. Gen. Kristin Goodwin will assume command of the Air Force Academy’s cadet wing 9 a.m., May 15 near the class wall on the terrazzo.She will be promoted to brigadier general May 12.   Goodwin graduated from the Academy in 1993 with a bachelor’s of science in mechanical engineering. She’s a command pilot with more than 3,000 flight hours in
  • From ‘dorm to swarm’: Academy cadets compete in UAS competition

    The Air Force Academy took second place to the Naval Academy at the DARPA-sponsored unmanned aerial systems Swarm Competition, April 23-25 at Camp Roberts, California.Cadets and midshipmen from the Air Force Academy, the Military Academy, the Naval Academy and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency teams, battled each other using 20 fixed-wing