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  • Academy rated best in west by U.S. News

    The U.S. Air Force Academy was named the best baccalaureate college in the west for the third year in a row and received high rankings in engineering in U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best Colleges" 2010 rankings. U.S. News evaluated universities which offer only undergraduate degrees, and ranked the colleges in four geographic regions:
  • Opportunities grow with academic year in full swing

    With summer vacation a fading memory, it's time once again to hit the books. The school bell rang for the fall semester Aug. 6 as the Academy continues to prepare future graduates to take their places as Air Force leaders. Some things are growing, some have been added, and some are changing. Expanding this year are the Student Academic Support
  • Historical exhibit showcases 'Father of the Air Force'

    When visitors and Academy members alike enter Arnold Hall they now get a closer look at the Father of the United States Air Force. An exhibit honoring Gen. Henry "Hap" Arnold has been in the works for three years and has come to fruition. According to Museum Specialist, Paul Martin who serves as curator of collections, the exhibit is designed to
  • '84 grad to pilot shuttle

    A U.S. Air Force Academy graduate will pilot Space Shuttle mission STS-134 to the International Space Station, NASA announced Aug. 12.Retired Col. Gregory Johnson will serve as the pilot for the mission, commanded by Navy Capt. Mark Kelly. Mission specialists are Col. Michael Fincke, Greg Chamitoff, Andrew Feustel and Italian air force Col. Roberto
  • AFA officer wins cyberwarfare award

    Academy Capt. Michael Henson participated as a member of the red team in a cyber capture the flag event held by the New York City chapter of InfraGard July 21-22. He returned with a Bokken Katana sword for dominating the competition and placing first among the red cell. A bokken is used as an inexpensive and relatively safe substitute for a real
  • Fire department open house draws hundreds

    About 700 people attended the annual Fire Department Open House in Pine Valley's Fire Station 1 Aug. 8. "It was our chance to educate our community on common fire hazards," said Ernst Piercy, Academy fire chief." It gave the public opportunity to visit the fire station and see our equipment and to become educated on common fire hazards. In addition
  • Peterson CDC students visit Academy band

    Twelve energetic pre-school students from the Peterson Air Force Base Child Development Center recently experienced live music compliments of the U.S. Air Force Academy Band! Master Sgt. Cheryl Sizer, NCO in charge of the concert band, led the 4- and 5-year old students in a tour of all band facilities, introduced them to several musicians, and let
  • Inaugural UAS class pins on wings

    Members of the first class of the Academy's Unmanned Aerial System and Intelligences Surveillance and Reconnaissance Education Program received their UAV wings during a ceremony Tuesday in the conference room of the dean of the faculty in Fairchild Hall. "You are pioneers," Dean of the Faculty Brig. Gen. Dana Born told the graduates. "You are going
  • House leaders name Board of Visitors appointees

    Two top officials in the U.S. House of Representatives announced a new appointment to the Air Force Academy's Board of Visitors July 15 and the reappointment of two existing board members.Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of California and Congressman John Boehner of Ohio appointed Congressman Jared Polis of Colorado and reappointed Congresswoman
  • Academy Astronautics pioneer dies at 86

    An Academy pioneer died in his sleep March 18 in McKinney, Texas.Brig. Gen. Roger R. Bate, the first permanent professor for the Department of Astronautics and Computer Science, was 86 and was with family at the time of his death.General Bate also served as head of the Department of Mathematics and vice dean of the faculty. Born Jan. 17, 1923, in