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  • 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
  • Inaugural UAS class pins on wings

    Members of the first class of the Academy's Unmanned Aerial System and Intelligences Surveillance and Reconnaissance Education Program received their UAV wings during a ceremony Tuesday in the conference room of the dean of the faculty in Fairchild Hall. "You are pioneers," Dean of the Faculty Brig. Gen. Dana Born told the graduates. "You are going
  • House leaders name Board of Visitors appointees

    Two top officials in the U.S. House of Representatives announced a new appointment to the Air Force Academy's Board of Visitors July 15 and the reappointment of two existing board members.Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of California and Congressman John Boehner of Ohio appointed Congressman Jared Polis of Colorado and reappointed Congresswoman
  • Phillipich wins Derek Hines Unsung Hero Award

    Air Force hockey player Mike Phillipich earned the Derek Hines Unsung Hero Award as announced by the Hockey Commissioners Association in Washington D.C. The award was established by the HCA in honor of former Army player Derek Hines, who was a "consummate team player and team builder." Hines played at Army from 1999-2003 and was a four-year
  • Front Range Cycling Classic comes to Academy

    This Front Range Cycling Classic (weather permitting) will offer many thrills for participants and spectators alike when it takes place at the Academy April 18-19. The following general information is provided for those who plan to check the event out: APRIL 18The time trial will run from 7:15 to 10:30 a.m. The best viewing location is at the
  • Track, field teams finish 3rd at invitational

    Highlighted by numerous outstanding performances, the Air Force track and field team wrapped up competition at Missouri's Tom Botts Invitational Saturday in Columbia, Mo. The men accounted for 175.50 points to finish third, while the women placed third with 130 points. In all, the Falcons claimed six first-place finishes and one meet record. The
  • Academy Astronautics pioneer dies at 86

    An Academy pioneer died in his sleep March 18 in McKinney, Texas.Brig. Gen. Roger R. Bate, the first permanent professor for the Department of Astronautics and Computer Science, was 86 and was with family at the time of his death.General Bate also served as head of the Department of Mathematics and vice dean of the faculty. Born Jan. 17, 1923, in
  • Appointees see Academy ins and outs

    In one of the largest appointee orientations in the Academy's history, members of the Class of 2013 got a healthy dose of what to expect of their first year on the Academy April 13. Close to 1,000 appointees, their families and friends attended briefings in Arnold Hall Monday for the opening day of the first appointee orientation. The event, spread
  • Leadership, character, honor on '59ers' minds

    Except for the addition of a few words, the Academy Honor Code hasn't changed in a half century. That was one of the messages about 40 members of the Class of 1959 received during cadet-led briefings Tuesday at the Falcon Club as part of the Falcon Heritage Forum. Before and after the briefings cadets and 1959 class members visited during
  • Airman's Council establishes connection with leadership

    The Airman's Council was established in June 2008 with the sole purpose and primary goal of giving Academy Airmen an open line of communication to leaders, allowing their voices to be heard. The council serves as the eyes and ears for the Academy command chief, Chief Master Sgt. Arvin Davis. It makes leadership aware of quality-of-life issues, such