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  • Anna Weilbacher named Rifle Athlete of the Week

    This week’s Air Force Academy Rifle Athlete of the Week is junior Anna Weilbacher of Leona Valley, Calif.At the Citadel/VMI matches in Charleston, S.C. last weekend, Weilbacher was the overall top scorer on both days of the competition, Jan. 27-28.  In the first match, she fired a 581 in smallbore and 594 in the air rifle. Her aggregate score was
  • HQ staffs’ workload, IT improvements discussed at USAFA director of staff’s all call

    Senior officials at the Air Force Academy spoke to the headquarters’ staff about employee feedback and IT upgrades Jan. 23. Gail Covin, director of staff, hosted the all-call for the 460-member headquarters. The headquarters staff is responsible for providing the guidance and policies that enable the other mission elements on base to accomplish the
  • Cadets, faculty earn research awards at USAFA

    Cadet and faculty researchers were the focus of attention Jan. 25 at the Air Force Academy’s Research Awards Ceremony.The ceremony heralds the school’s research programs covering the gamut of academic majors including engineering, humanities, science and the social sciences.Lt. Gen. John Thompson, commander of the Air Force’s Space and Missile
  • Breaking the status quo: USAFA educator develops program based on mountaineering, special ops background

    If you told Lt. Col. Rob Marshall leadership starts at the top, he’d take you literally. Part mountaineer, part special operations pilot, he’s spent a lot of time living his life at high altitudes.
  • Keeping it natural: Wildlife expert at the Academy shares hot topics

    Protecting the Air Force Academy’s 19,000-acre wild lands is a full-time concern. Brian Mihlbachler, the base natural resources manager, heads a staff of three who manage the wildlife, range lands, wetlands and lakes on the installation.  Mihlbachler said the hottest natural resources topics at the Academy are the effect of off-base storm water on
  • USAFA grad saves lives of 3 swimmers, earns Airman's Medal

    A 20th Space Control Squadron Airman who graduated from the Air Force Academy in 2015 was honored with an Airman’s Medal for his actions Jan. 10.First Lt. Dominic Vicino distinguished himself by risking his life to save three others March 31 at Miramar Beach, Florida.That day, swimming was prohibited because of dangerous wildlife and
  • USAFA to close portion of Santa Fe Trail intermittently

    A small section of the New Santa Fe Trail on the Academy will close intermittently later this month through spring 2019 for construction of a roadway bridge that passes over the trail.Most closures will last one day, however a three-week closure is scheduled for the beginning of March and again in October.The tri-intersection bridge, which will be
  • Academy preps for annual Research Awards Ceremony

    The Air Force Academy will host its 22nd annual Research Awards Ceremony Jan. 25 in Polaris Hall to showcase how the school advances engineering, humanities, science and the social sciences. Associate Dean for Research Lt. Col. Don Rhymer said the ceremony recognizes the often revolutionary research of cadets and faculty.  “Our programs create a
  • USAFA visiting hours change for holiday

    The Air Force Academy will be closed to visitors Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.The Cadet Chapel will be closed Dec. 29-30. Worship services are not scheduled during the weekend.Those with a valid Defense Department identification, driver’s license, and registration and insurance, will be allowed on base.
  • U.S. Air Force Academy to host deer hunt Dec 16-18

     The Air Force Academy's Natural Resources office will conduct the second weekend of the Academy’s annual deer hunt Dec. 16-18. The Falcon Trail, USAFA Archery Range, Pine Valley horse pastures, and par course located between the archery range and the Community Center gym will be closed during the hunt. Academy officials are urging personnel and