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  • Academy Exchange to celebrate new look

    The Academy Exchange is having a party, and everyone's invited. The grand opening celebration July 24 will cap the store's renovation, which begun nearly a year ago. "It's going to be kind of like a festival," said Kim Lopez, Army-Air Force Exchange Service store manager. "Our customers deserve a party." During the grand opening, the road in front
  • Units combine to promote efficiency

    The 10th Services Division and 10th Mission Support Squadron merged Wednesday forming what is now known as the 10th Force Support Squadron. Officials say the new alignment is a result of functional area mergers of mission support and services squadrons Air Force-wide, and is expected to be completed by 2010. "Because we're a leaner force, we need
  • Academy tops in Air Force for antiterrorism

    The Academy's antiterrorism program has been named best in the Air Force for a fixed installation. Notification of the award arrived at the end of last month. The Academy's program is entered into Department of Defense competition, expected to be complete by the end of July. "This was a team effort," said Paul Ceciliani, Academy antiterrorism
  • Academy is tops in Air Force Assistance Fund

    The Air Force Academy is currently at the top of the heap when it comes to reaching predetermined goals in the 2009 Air Force Assistance Fund Campaign. "It was the effort put in by all of the base keyworkers," said Master Sgt. Robert Hill, Cadet Squadron 31's Academy military training NCO. "I have worked AFAF campaigns before, but not as the
  • Lt. Gen. Gould takes command of USAFA

    Lt. Gen. Michael Gould took command of the U.S. Air Force Academy, as the 18th superintendent, during a ceremony here today. General Gould is a class of '76 Academy graduate and the first superintendant to graduate from the U.S. Air Force Prep School. General Gould comes to the Academy from Scott AFB, Ill., where he served as the U.S.
  • Academy to host July 4 fireworks

    The Air Force Academy plans an evening of family-oriented games, music and fireworks to celebrate the nation's birthday. The celebration is open to the general public, and is the only event in Colorado Springs this year to have a fireworks display. Academy official stress several points: -- Parking will be extremely limited, so carpooling is
  • Firefighter challenge ensures firefighter fitness

    After the Firefighter Challenge here June 26-27, the Academy firefighters are readying for the World Firefighter Challenge in November. "This is the first Air Force base to host a regional fire fighter combat challenge event," said Ken Helgerson, Academy deputy fire chief. "There has been one other event at another installation, but it was closed
  • Fireworks are explosives -- treat them accordingly

    The Air Force Academy Fire Prevention Office wants people to keep safety in mind as they prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July. Perhaps the easiest way to stay safe is to attend the Air Force Academy's Independence Day celebration, which is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. July 4 at the Academy athletic fields. Anyone can attend and enjoy climbing
  • Buckley retires as AF women's soccer coach

    After 17 years as the head of women's soccer at the Air Force Academy, Marty Buckley has announced his retirement from coaching. Buckley will stay at the Academy as the area coordinator for lifetime sports in the department of physical education. Buckley just completed his 23rd season as a coach at the Academy after serving as an assistant men's