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  • Cadets aim to cut KC-135 fuel costs

    KC-135R Stratotanker wings could look a little different in the future and use less fuel because of a Department of Aeronautics research project taking place here. The Air Mobility Command and the Air Force Research Laboratory co-funded a cadet research project to evaluate and design wingtip modifications for the KC-135R Stratotanker, including
  • Inaugural 'Clash of the Titans' challenges competitors in speed, strength, endurance

    Armed with grit and determination, squadrons from the 10th Air Base Wing pitted their best athletes against one another during the inaugural Clash of the Titans competition May 15 at the Preparatory School track and football field. During the event organized by the Academy Fitness Center and Health and Wellness Center, 17 teams vied for prizes in
  • Have gun, will travel: Cadet earns national title

    Cadet 1st Class Brian Vickers has been awarded the National Riflemen Association's Second Team All-American for Standard Pistol; Second Team All-American for Air Pistol, First Team All-American for Free Pistol and First Place, Individual Aggregate Championship in March and appointment to the National Pistol Development Team pending approval of the
  • Baseball: Falcons wrap up season with loss vs. New Mexico

    Air Force dropped a 19-6 Mountain West Conference baseball game to New Mexico Saturday at Falcon Field ending the season with a 14-37, 3-18 record, while the Lobos improved to 37-18, 15-8. New Mexico plated runs in eight of nine innings and racked up 24 hits on the day. The Lobos broke open a 9-6 ballgame with eight runs in the eighth inning. Brian
  • Academy officials continue flu treatment, response

    Air Force Academy health professionals are continuing care for a number of basic cadet trainees who are exhibiting symptoms consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria for influenza like illness, or ILI. As of July 13, 121 cadets have met the CDC criteria for ILI. Those 121 cadets are receiving medical care at the Air
  • Academy honors newly promoted full professors

    Academy senior leadership gathered recently during a ceremony at the Falcon Club to pay tribute to the dean of faculty's newest professors recently at a reception co-hosted by Brig. Gen Dana Born, Tim Born and the Academy Research and Development Institute. Dr. David H. Sacko, Dr. Katherine Silz-Carson, and Dr. Brent J. Talbot join the
  • TV military analyst visits Academy

    Retired Army Gen. Barry McCaffrey visited Academy leadership and departments during a whirlwind visit to the base May 7. Mr. McCaffrey was guest speaker for the 2009 Ira C. Eaker Distinquished Lecture on National Defense Policy. "The nature of the armed forces has not changed because of satellites," said the 1964 graduate of the U.S. Military
  • Mitchell Hall cook served top award

    Michael Hoza lives in a silent world, but his disability hasn't slowed him down. An Air Force employee for more than 30 years, Mr. Hoza has been honored with the Air Force Special Act or Service Award and the Performance and Sustained Superior Performance awards. He has also been named recipient of the Air Force 2009 Outstanding Department of
  • 2006 graduate killed in Afghanistan

    A 2006 Air Force Academy graduate was killed in action May 20 near Kabul, Afghanistan. First Lt. Roslyn Schulte, died near Kabul, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device. She was assigned to Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan in Kabul in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. "The Air Force Academy is
  • Prep school graduates largest class ever

    The Preparatory School graduated 200 cadet candidates during commencement exercises Monday in Arnold Hall. "It was the largest number of graduates in Prep School history and the most entering the Academy ever," said Prep School commander Col. Todd Zachary. The number of entering cadet candidates to the school last summer was 235. "They came