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  • Falcons collect seven All-America Awards

    Following the 2017 NCAA Rifle Championships, the Air Force Academy rifle team received a combined seven National Rifle Association Collegiate All-Americans and College Rifle Coaches Association All-American selections this month in smallbore and air rifle.Based on their individual averages for the year, sophomore Spencer Cap, was named NRA
  • McDermott Library renovations give cadets’ more study space

    Cadets have more study space now that an eight-month overhaul of McDermott Library is complete.Workers completed the third-floor facelift in February, retooling 40,000 square-feet to give cadets more space.The third floor is designed to encourage collaboration between cadets and can comfortably seat 300.Renovations included individual study areas
  • CyberWorx achieves initial operational capability

    Air Force CyberWorx achieved initial operational capability, Air Force officials announced last month. CyberWorx is an Air Force-level entity focused on technological and human innovation in the cyber realm with emphasis on developing public-private partnerships. As the Air Force’s cyber innovation center, CyberWorx is a new venture for the Air
  • UPDATE: MWD memorial grounds get March 4 clean up

    Security Forces Airmen spruced up the Military Working Dog Memorial Grounds here March 4, clearing the site of debris and brush for several MDWs laid to rest.    In all, 20 volunteers showed up to give the site a respectable appearance, said Tech. Sgt. John Kroll, the 10th Security Forces Squadron'S kennel master. The group raked the area, moved
  • 11 Academy NCOs selected for E-8 promotion

    Eleven master sergeants at the Air Force Academy were selected for promotion to senior master sergeant March 2.They are:  USAFA HQ Staff Joshua Gates Emily Gazzaway Christopher Lasher 10th Air Base Wing Paula Barkhauer Benjamin Sward Cadet Wing David Coles John Cunningham William Fundling William Newcomb Dean of Faculty
  • 10th CES firefighters respond to Milne fire Feb 27

    Firefighters here returned from Hanover Feb. 27 after responding to the Milne fire near Peyton Highway. According to reports, about 5,000 acres were blackened by the fire, reported that day.“Our response is part of our mutual aid agreement with El Paso County,” said Martin Clinton, an assistant fire chief at the 10th Civil Engineer Squadron. “When
  • NCLS keynote speaker: ‘Good leaders save lives’

    Retired Army Col. Greg Gadson said he’s grateful to be alive.Gadson was the keynote speaker here at the annual National Character and Leadership Symposium, Feb. 23. “Good leaders save lives,” he said from his wheelchair on the Arnold Hall stage.Gadson lost his legs after his armored vehicle struck a roadside bomb in Baghdad in May 2007. He was
  • Academy physics experiment goes to International Space station

    A cadet and faculty space physics experiment is in the hands of astronauts aboard the International Space station, more than 250 miles above the Earth. The latest Air Force Academy academic product in space is the Space Test Program-Houston 5 Automated Plume Sentry or “APS.”The sentry was delivered by Space-X Corporation’s CRS-10 mission,
  • Academy opens NCLS Feb 23

    Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson said today’s cadets need to think like warriors to be successful officers.   Johnson, the superintendent of the Air Force Academy, gave remarks in Arnold Hall to open the National Character and Leadership Symposium here. The annual event features military, corporate, and academic speakers who share their stories of
  • Academy Prayer Lunch features Native-American speaker D.J. “Eagle Bear” Vanas

    A Native-American motivational speaker said Feb. 16 that spiritual faith only has merit when it’s practiced. D.J. “Eagle Bear” Vanas spoke to cadets and staff at the Prayer Lunch here, an offshoot of this month’s National Prayer Breakfast in Washington. “Our spiritual faith doesn’t mean much unless we practice it daily,” he said.Vanas, a 1993