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  • Board of Visitors to meet in Washington, D.C.

    The Air Force Academy's Board of Visitors is scheduled to meet in Washington, D.C., Oct. 1 to discuss a variety of issues, including diversity, a USAFA Metric Review and messages from the superintendent and Academy liaison officers. Members of the Board include Charles Garcia, BoV chairman and a 1983 Air Force Academy graduate; A.J. Scribante, BoV
  • Academy physics payload conducts experiments in low-Earth orbit

    An Academy physics experiment recently went to work in space aboard a Navy microsatellite. The experiment was created by the Space Physics and Atmospheric Research Center, better known as SPARC, in the Academy's Department of Physics. It went into space Aug. 6 aboard the Naval Research Laboratory's Atmospheric Neutral Density Experiment 2, better
  • Rampart Lodge garners Innkeeper Award

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz recently announced the annual winners of the Innkeeper Award and the Academy's Rampart Lodge rose to the top in its category. The Innkeeper Award is the Air Force's way of recognizing bases that excel in running lodging operations. "I am pleased to announce that the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo., is the
  • Football: Defense carries Falcons to 26-14 victory over Aztecs

    Air Force won its second straight Mountain West Conference game on the strength of its defense, which scored two touchdowns in Air Force's 26-14 victory against San Diego State University at Falcon Stadium Sept. 26. Both teams' offenses had trouble finding a rhythm. The San Diego State Aztecs scored the first offensive touchdown with less than four
  • Air Force to take on San Diego State Sept. 26

    Air Force will return to Falcon Stadium Sept. 26 after a two-game series on the road against the University of Minnesota Sept. 12 and the University of New Mexico Sept. 19.Air Force lost to the Minnesota Gophers 20-13 but defeated the New Mexico Lobos 37-13 in their first Mountain West Conference game of the season.The Falcons have won three of the
  • CFC kicks off in Arnold Hall

    Academy superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike Gould spoke of areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina and the help various agencies provided during the 2009 Combined Federal Campaign kick-off at Arnold Hall Ballroom Sept. 22. Displays and more than 90 representatives of non-profit groups who aid military members in need assembled for the occasion. The CFC is
  • WEdge team provides database solutions

    The Air Force's caretaker for the Barry M. Goldwater Range Complex in Southwest Arizona has the Warfighter's Edge program to thank for solving a massive database issue at its complex. The 56th Fighter Wing's Range Management Office desperately needed a system that could wade through massive amounts of range data and give pilots the target
  • USAFA, Colo. Springs Utilities to hold environmental open house

    The Academy and Colorado Springs Utilities are scheduled to host an open house on a proposed Solar Array project Oct. 1 from 6 to 8 p.m., in the Arnold Hall Ballroom. The meeting will present an overview of the solar array project as part of an environmental assessment, providing the public an opportunity to comment on the proposed site
  • 10th Medical Group gears up for H1N1 vaccines

    The Department of Defense announced Sept. 2 that all military personnel will be vaccinated against the H1N1 influenza strain. The vaccine is also expected to be available for family members who want it. H1N1 vaccines will be distributed at the Air Force Academy shortly after they arrive, a physician with the 10th Medical Group's Surgeon General
  • Battlefield Airmen to speak at Falcon Heritage Forum

    More than 40 Airmen who were previously deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq are scheduled to participate in the Falcon Heritage Forum in Arnold Hall Sept. 24-26. The three-day event, titled "Portraits in Courage: Airmen in the Fight," offers cadets an opportunity to interact directly with active-duty officers and NCOs. The guests of the cadet wing who