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  • Outstanding athletes earn recognition

    The Air Force Academy athletic department concluded a very successful 2008-09 sports season recently and several cadet-athletes were recognized by the Academy at the individual awards ceremony. Sophomore hockey player Jacques Lamoureux and senior gymnast Abbey Rogers took home the most valuable male and female athlete, respectively. Senior cross
  • Class of '59 honors grads with gold bars

    Retired Maj. Gen. Harold W. Todd, secretary of the Class of 1959, is the originator and "Class honcho" of the idea to inscribe the back of this year's second lieutenant bars with "1959-2009." The Class of 1959 purchased the bars by special order from the Academy Clothing Sales store at the end of 2008. "The engraving is on the underside of each bar
  • Class of 2009 Graduates

    Listed below are the graduates of the U.S. Air Force Academy's Class of 2009:Cadet Squadron 1 Jessica Lee Barbee Robert Destri Barlow Douglas Stuart Bates Jason Daniel Booth Ryan William Clisset Stefanie Michelle Culp Eric Lee Davis Harmon John Ambrose Gage Samuel Allen Gay Tyron Marquez Gray Joseph Charles Hoecherl Jordan Matthew Howen Meghan
  • Soaring success paves way for future recruitment

    Sean D. Tucker stepped out of his custom-built Oracle Challenger II biplane and rushed to catch his flight from Tampa back to his Power Aerobatics School in California. Recently honored as one of only 25 'Living Legends of Flight', he had just wrapped up the last of six mind-boggling aerobatic routines which included maneuvers in excess of 10
  • 87 cadets bound for Grad School

    Harvard, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Oxford, California Technical University and Rice University are just a few of the post-graduation destinations for members of the Academy's Class of 2009. Eighty-seven members of the Air Force Academy's latest graduating class have earned entry into graduate school programs. Several of the
  • Top graduates honored for accomplishments

    The following Class of 2009 cadets were honored for their individual academic, military and athletic accomplishments.Outstanding Cadet Spring Wing Commander -- Jonathan Yates, Cadet Squadron 21 Outstanding Cadet Fall Wing Commander --Jacob Schonig, CS-37 Outstanding Cadet Summer Wing Commander --Anthony Ferrara, CS-27 Outstanding Cadet Group
  • 2009 class ring symbolizes pride, tradition

    The Class of 2009 ring crest is one of the most treasured representations of class unity and class pride. Until graduation, the Class of 2009 wore their rings with the class crest facing inward, closest to their hearts. After graduation day, the ring is turned so the Academy Crest is closest to the heart of an officer ready and willing to protect
  • 'Cerberus Dogs of War' garner top squadron

    Cadet Squadron 3 was selected as the Cadet Wing's outstanding squadron for 2008-2009 in a special presentation May 21 at the Falcon Club here.The "Cerberus Dogs of War," whose mantra is the three P's -- professional, pro-active and pro-squadron -- captured top honors at the 50th-annual Outstanding Squadron of the Year Banquet, sponsored by the Air
  • Vice president to honor Class of 2009

    In his first visit to the Air Force Academy since being elected as vice president of the United States, the Honorable Joe Biden will offer the commencement speech today recognizing the accomplishments of the Class of 2009. Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., was born Nov. 20, 1942, in Scranton, Pa., the first of four siblings. In 1953, the Biden
  • New superintendent to assume command

    Maj. Gen. Michael C. Gould is scheduled to assume command as new superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy, in a ceremony here June 9. He comes to the Academy from Scott Air Force Base, Ill., where he is Director of Operations and Plans, U.S. Transportation Command. In that role, he is responsible for directing the deployment of forces and the