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  • Overhaul on aging bridge at Academy to start Dec 17

    A $15.2 million project to refurbish the busiest bridge at the Air Force Academy begins next week and is scheduled to last through spring 2019. The work on the bridge on South Gate Boulevard, near the intersection of Pine Drive and Stadium Boulevard, includes lane reductions and traffic detours throughout the project.  The bridge is the
  • SecAF, CSAF direct review of all Air Force programs

    Air Force senior leaders have directed a Zero-Based Review of all Air Force programs, budget accounts and associated manpower authorizations in preparation for assembling the Fiscal Year 2020 Program Objective Memorandum and Future Years Defense Plan. The review will examine whether the right services are being provided the right way across the Air
  • Cadet sets sights on China with Schwarzman scholarship

    An Air Force Academy cadet earned an international scholarship to study in China next year.Cadet 1st Class Benjamin Hook will study global affairs at Beijing’s Tsinghua University, courtesy of the Schwarzman scholarship.“Having taken two years of Mandarin language study at the Academy, I look forward to experiencing Chinese culture and language
  • Breakfast with Santa: a fun family start to holiday season

    Breakfast with Santa means more to most children than just breakfast. It’s their chance to make sure their Christmas wishes have been heard by the bearded elf. This year’s event offers seatings 8 and 10 a.m., Dec. 2 at the Falcon Club. Free tickets were available beginning Nov. 14 at the Child Development Center and the Youth Center. “We are
  • Snowball event brings smiles: NCOA hosts survivor families

    The local chapter of the Non Commissioned Officers Association hosted a Snowball tailgate event during the U.S. Air Force Academy vs. Army football game Nov. 4, 2017 at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo., for families of military members who died while on active duty.
  • Academy grads reunite to compete in Air Force Alpha Warrior Final Battle

    The Air Force Alpha Warrior Final Battle Nov. 11 at the Alpha Warrior Proving Ground at Retama Park in Selma, Texas, became a de-facto family reunion for several U.S. Air Force Academy graduates.
  • Air Force leaders send Thanksgiving message to Airmen, families

    Fellow Airmen:As we approach the holiday season, we pause to thank you for the enduring sacrifices you and your families make for America. The demands we place on you are immense and you continue to be guardians for the nation. We hope you’ll take time to reflect on the significance of everything you’ve accomplished this year, and thank your family
  • USAFA ‘Belongs to enlisted Airmen too,' says command chief

    The top NCO at the Air Force Academy said he’s on a mission today to promote the skills of enlisted Airmen.To that end, Chief Master Sgt. Rob Boyer, Academy command chief, said he’s discussed the importance of the school’s enlisted Airmen with Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth Wright, and command chiefs at the service’s major commands.“It’s
  • Senior cadet selected as Academy’s 39th Rhodes scholar

    A mechanical engineering major at the Air Force Academy was named an American Rhodes scholar Nov. 18 by the Rhodes Trust.Cadet 1st Class Jaspreet Singh, of Tennessee, is the Academy’s 39th cadet to receive the prominent scholarship, according to Helen Meisenhelder, director of the Academy’s Graduate Studies Program.Singh said he was “dumbstruck”
  • U.S. Air Force Academy cadets work to improve ‘Warthog' technology

    Want to increase aircraft capabilities and blow more things up?If you’re an A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot, you might just be in luck today.Cadets 1st Class Jon Clegg and John Potthoff, aided by Dr. Thomas Yechout, their aeronautics professor, said they developed a tag-team attitude while working together to research decreasing maintenance requirements