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  • In the Stairwell to make 3rd appearance on America’s Got Talent

    In the Stairwell is scheduled to perform on America’s Got Talent Aug. 15, after advancing to the "lives" Aug. 8.The "lives" are live broadcasts during which viewers vote on their favorite show competitor.The Air Force Academy’s all-male a Capella group was selected by the show’s judges to appear live after performing pop-group NSYNC's “Bye Bye
  • 1,181 complete basic training, join Cadet Wing

    Its official: nearly 1,200 young men and women completed Basic Cadet Training at the Air Force Academy and start the academic year Aug. 10.The Class of 2021 officially became “cadets” Aug. 9 during the Academy’s annual Acceptance Day ceremony which represents a symbolic shift from the status of basic trainee to cadet fourth class.Cadet 4th Class
  • Lt Gen Johnson hosts last commander's call as supt, Aug 3

    Construction will start next year on a visitor’s center near the Air Force Academy’s North Gate. “We’ll be shovel-ready by December 2018,” Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson said of the long-awaited project. Johnson had this and more to say during her last commander’s call as superintendent, Aug. 3. “Keeping the Academy contemporary will
  • 10th CES firefighters set world record at regional competition

    Firefighters assigned to the 10th Civil Engineering Squadron doused the competition to set a world record at the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge, June 29 in Longmont, Colorado.Their over-40-relay competition time of 1:10:93 blistered the competition, qualifying the firefighters to compete in the World Championships in October at Louisville,
  • USAFA superintendent hosts BOV July 28

    Superintendent of the Air Force Academy Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson said the school’s advances concerning issues of character, discipline and modernization, have made it a mainstay on the nation’s “best colleges” lists and a trusted agency among Defense Department leaders and parents of cadets.  Johnson said this and more July 28, when she hosted the
  • Road kill with a purpose: Sign up by Aug 1 to receive free meat

    Staff and their families at the Air Force Academy can sign-up to receive free deer and elk meat, 6:30 a.m., Aug. 1, at the Natural Resources Office.Signups for the Salvage List are free and on a first come-first served basis. One signup is allowed for each family represented by the first 30 people in the sign-up line."When an elk or deer is struck
  • Academy hosts leadership conference with FIRST Robotics Mentors

    The Center for Character and Leadership Development hosted 24 educators from across the U.S. at the FIRST Leadership Experience July 24-26 in Polaris Hall.    Air Force Recruiting sponsored and accompanied the teachers, all members of the national organization For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, or FIRST. Most teach at the
  • 10th CES firefighters expect win at Firefighter Combat Challenge

    Firefighters at the Air Force Academy will compete in the regional Firefighter Combat Challenge July 28-29 in Longmont, Colorado, intent on qualifying to compete at the World Challenge championship in October.The 10th Civil Engineering Squadron firefighters have competed, won and set world records consistently since 2002, making the Academy an
  • ‘You got this’: 237 start Prep School BMT

    There’s more to becoming a cadet candidate at the prep school here than just being admitted.There’s the 18 days of basic military training followed by a 10-month academic program for cadet candidates to tackle.Even then, graduating from the Air Force Academy’s Preparatory School doesn’t guarantee admission to the Academy.So for the young adults who
  • Design sprint encourages education, empowerment

    The future of cyber lies in the hands of young people, including service academy cadets and high school students, said a group of IT experts July 20 at the Air Force Academy.Getting that message out in new and creative ways was the purpose of a Design Sprint hosted by the Air Force CyberWorx team at the school.These semi-regular Design Sprints