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  • Vaccine now available to prevent HPV

    There is good news in the fight against cancer. A vaccine has recently been approved that can significantly decrease the incidence of cervical cancer caused by the Human Papillomavirus. What is HPV? Genital Human Papillomavirus is the most common sexually transmitted virus in the United States. More than 50 percent of sexually active men and women
  • T-38 crash claims Class of 2000 grad's life

    An Air Force test pilot student and Class of 2000 U.S. Air Force Academy graduate died May 21 when his jet trainer crashed north of Edwards Air Force Base. Capt. Mark Graziano, 30, died when the T-38A he was piloting crashed approximately nine miles north of Edwards AFB, near California City. Captain Graziano was assigned to the U.S. Air Force Test
  • 1st Physics Department permanent professor dies

    The U.S. Air Force Academy recently experienced a profound loss with the passing of retired Col. Anthony J. Mione, the first permanent professor to lead the department of physics. Colonel Mione died peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, May 15, 2009, at the age of 82. Born March 8, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York, Colonel Mione wanted to fly
  • Vice president to graduates: 'This is your moment'

    Vice President Joe Biden, the U.S. Air Force Academy commencement speaker, told graduates and newly-commissioned second lieutenants from the class of 2009 "this is your moment to bend history to the service of a better day." "You will carry our skies and beyond on your backs. I promise you, we will have your back. That is a guarantee," said Mr.
  • Softball action launches after two-week delay

    The intramural softball program finally got its first night of regular season games in since 20 May. There was a two-week delay with graduation and a week off due to rain. The 10th Civil Engineer Squadron started the season off right winning their first game of the season 14-8 over 10th Communications Squadron. The firefighters scored four runs in
  • Irving named assistant coach of the year

    Scott Irving, the associate head coach for the Air Force track and field team, was named the Division I Mountain Region Women's Assistant Coach of the Year. Irving, who coaches the throwing events for the Falcons, is the first Air Force coach to earn such an honor. Under Irving's direction, the Air Force throwers made a tremendous impact on the
  • Air Force wrestlers receive NWCA academic awards

    The Air Force wrestling team was named to the Division I All-Academic Top 30 Team by the National Wrestling Coaches Association, while recent Academy graduate Stephen Crozier was named to the NWCA Individual All-Academic wrestling team, as announced by the organization. As a team, the Falcons ranked 22nd on the list with a combined GPA of 2.975. It
  • Mirage returns home

    After performing 41 concerts in six countries for nearly 10,000 people and traveling thousands of miles, Academy musicians are grateful to be home! When Mirage returned from a two month deployment to the Colorado Springs Airport June 4, they were greeted by family members, friends, and members of the Academy Band. Senior Master Sgt. Michael Woods,
  • Cultural immersion trips grow in 2009

    Thirty-six escorts and 284 cadets, including 24 ROTC cadet candidates, are participating in Cadet Summer and Language Immersion Program trips this year. Some of the four-week programs departed May 23 and will and return around June 19. Two groups participating in six-week programs featuring Chinese and Arabic visits departed May 26 and are
  • Top high school chemists hit Academy labs

    Twenty of the nation's top teenage chemists are putting the Academy's Department of Chemistry through its paces. The Chemistry department is hosting the 41st annual Chemistry Olympiad's summer training camp here, which started June 3 and continues through June 18. In conjunction with the American Chemical Society, the Academy's chemistry department