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  • UAS now in Academy curriculum

    The Air Force Academy is forging ahead with the integration of unmanned aerial systems into its curriculum. It is the only service Academy to date to do so. "The Air Force has made Unmanned Aerial Systems a priority for our service, and the value of these capabilities is evidenced on a daily basis in Iraq and Afghanistan," said Academy
  • Class of '05 grad killed in F-15 crash

    Two Air Force officers, one an Academy graduate, were killed July 18 in the crash of an F-15E Strike Eagle over eastern Afghanistan. The aircraft, assigned to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., was flying in support of coalition operations. The crash occurred at approximately 3:15 A.M. Kabul time. Killed were Capt. Thomas J. Gramith, 27, of
  • Academy joins social media scene

    The U.S. Air Force Academy officially entered the social media sphere Aug. 28 with the launch of Web pages on two popular social networking sites. In order to offer the public a convenient way to see what's going on at the Academy, the public affairs office here has created a page on http://www.facebook.com/ called "US Air Force Academy (Official)"
  • Academy water polo team chosen to finish 5th in conference

    For the third straight year, the 19th-ranked Air Force water polo team has been chosen to finish fifth in the Western Water Polo Association, as selected by the conference's head coaches in the 2009 preseason poll. Two-time defending conference champion Loyola Marymount, ranked sixth in the national preseason poll, was a unanimous choice for the
  • Academy gymnastics releases 2010 schedule

    Air Force released the 2010 schedules for its women's and men's gymnastics teams Aug. 24.WOMEN'S GYMNASTICSOver the four-month season, the Falcons' women's gymnastics team will compete in six meets within the state of Colorado, including four at the Academy's Cadet West Gym. Air Force will open the 2010 season with three consecutive road meets,
  • Slideshow: Tops in Blue visits USAFA

    The Air Force band Tops in Blue performed at the U.S. Air Force Academy Aug. 22 and 23, drawing about 5,000 people in two shows at Arnold Hall here."Tops in Blue is a morale builder for our military and their families all over the world," said Candyce Thomas, cultural arts and entertainment director at the Academy and Tops in Blue project officer.
  • Cadet Chapel groundbreaking turns golden

    Aug. 28 marks 50 years to the day since construction on the Cadet Chapel began. It was on this day in 1959 that its world-renowned design would go on to impact millions of future guests who'd visit the spectacular house of worship. To celebrate, the chapel staff invites the public to attend the Golden Anniversary of the groundbreaking at 2 p.m.
  • Academy earns own 'best reviewer'

    Maj. John Martin earned a "Best Reviewer" award from the Business Policy and Strategy Division of the Academy of Management Aug. 10. The award, presented to the top five percent of more than 2,500 reviewers for the Academy of Management Conference in Chicago, Ill., recognizes reviewers for the quality and constructive feedback given to authors who
  • Air Force unveils new fitness program

    Approval of the new Air Force fitness instruction in the coming weeks brings about some of the most significant changes to the Air Force fitness program in the last five years and shifts a greater responsibility of maintaining physical fitness 365 days a year to all Airmen. Those changes take effect Jan. 1, 2010. In June, Air Force Chief of Staff
  • Academy to transform character development program

    Academy superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike Gould unveiled plans Aug. 27 for a major transformation and expansion of the Academy's character development efforts. Plans include re-designating the Center for Character Development to the Center for Character and Leadership Development and relocating it into a new $29-million facility scheduled to open in