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  • Opportunities grow with academic year in full swing

    With summer vacation a fading memory, it's time once again to hit the books. The school bell rang for the fall semester Aug. 6 as the Academy continues to prepare future graduates to take their places as Air Force leaders. Some things are growing, some have been added, and some are changing. Expanding this year are the Student Academic Support
  • Colo. Avalanche coming back to Academy

    The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced Aug. 14 that the team will hold its annual Burgundy/White Game at the Cadet Ice Arena on the grounds of the Air Force Academy Sept. 16, at 6:30 p.m. This marks the third straight year that the Academy has hosted the event. The Burgundy/White Game features all Avalanche players competing in a
  • Cadet earns collegiate shooting championship

    There's at least one Academy cadet who could be nicknamed "Deadeye."Cadet 3rd Class Michael Seery from Cadet Squadron 22 became Prone Collegiate Champion at the National Rifle Championships at Camp Perry, Ohio, recently, according to Army Lt. Col Douglas Clark, captain of the U.S. Air Force International Rifle Team. The computer science major also
  • Historical exhibit showcases 'Father of the Air Force'

    When visitors and Academy members alike enter Arnold Hall they now get a closer look at the Father of the United States Air Force. An exhibit honoring Gen. Henry "Hap" Arnold has been in the works for three years and has come to fruition. According to Museum Specialist, Paul Martin who serves as curator of collections, the exhibit is designed to
  • '84 grad to pilot shuttle

    A U.S. Air Force Academy graduate will pilot Space Shuttle mission STS-134 to the International Space Station, NASA announced Aug. 12.Retired Col. Gregory Johnson will serve as the pilot for the mission, commanded by Navy Capt. Mark Kelly. Mission specialists are Col. Michael Fincke, Greg Chamitoff, Andrew Feustel and Italian air force Col. Roberto
  • AFA officer wins cyberwarfare award

    Academy Capt. Michael Henson participated as a member of the red team in a cyber capture the flag event held by the New York City chapter of InfraGard July 21-22. He returned with a Bokken Katana sword for dominating the competition and placing first among the red cell. A bokken is used as an inexpensive and relatively safe substitute for a real
  • Fire department open house draws hundreds

    About 700 people attended the annual Fire Department Open House in Pine Valley's Fire Station 1 Aug. 8. "It was our chance to educate our community on common fire hazards," said Ernst Piercy, Academy fire chief." It gave the public opportunity to visit the fire station and see our equipment and to become educated on common fire hazards. In addition
  • Med Group One takes intramural softball championship

    Talk about déjà vu: the two teams that battled for softball supremacy in last year's championship was at it again. Except this time, it ended with different results as Med Group One upended their nemesis from last year, the Retirees, 28-20 to win the championship game. The Retirees started the scoring in bottom of the first inning with five RBI
  • Academy's new first family takes to the skies

    The Air Force Academy's superintendent and his spouse got an even deeper perspective of the USAFA mission this week as they both performed tandem jumps Monday and she added a sailplane ride to the mix Tuesday. Lt. Gen. Mike Gould and wife Paula, a retired Air Force colonel and pilot herself, mingled with permanent party staff and cadets alike in
  • Peterson CDC students visit Academy band

    Twelve energetic pre-school students from the Peterson Air Force Base Child Development Center recently experienced live music compliments of the U.S. Air Force Academy Band! Master Sgt. Cheryl Sizer, NCO in charge of the concert band, led the 4- and 5-year old students in a tour of all band facilities, introduced them to several musicians, and let
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