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  • Cadets showcase FalconSAT program at end-of-semester reveiw

    Cadets gave an end-of-semester review on the Air Force Academy’s Falcon Satellite Program to faculty and the school’s space-community partners April 28.The FalconSAT program is the Academy’s small-satellite engineering program. Cadets’ design, built, test and operate satellites, guided by faculty and technical-staff as part of a year-long senior
  • Academy to celebrate Tuskegee Airmen May 2

    The Air Force Academy will pay tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen May 2 with a wreath-laying ceremony and parade. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 11:15 at the Tuskegee Airmen statue in the Honor Court west of the Cadet Chapel in Polaris Hall. The event is designed to recognize a major historical milestone for diversity in the Air Force by
  • Ethical conversations: CCLD hosts war workshop

    Modern warfare experts met with about 40 cadets April 24 at the Air Force Academy to talk about ethics in war.Retired Gen. C. Robert Kehler, former commander of U.S. Strategic Command, was one of four keynote speakers. He said ethics, technology and morality deserve significant consideration during war."These are the most critical issues of war and
  • Space pioneers visit prep school cadet-candidates

    Astronauts Susan Helms and Gary Payton gave Prep School students here a look into space April 18.Viewing the Earth from space is “humbling,” they said during their hour-long chat with cadet-candidates at the Community Center Theater.“I was surprised to see the Earth was white and blue, not green and blue like in the movies,” said Helms, a retired
  • 10th CES requests drivers report potholes on USAFA

    All it takes to improve the conditions of roads here is a phone call. By calling 333-2079 to report any unsightly potholes, drivers can help extend the life-cycle of roads and parking lots.  John Sutherland, 10th Civil Engineer Squadron’s pavements and heavy equipment supervisor, asks callers to give the specific location of the road damage,
  • AFAF highlights Airmen’s ‘commitment to caring’

    When life throws you a curveball, sometimes you don’t have to hit it all by yourself; sometimes, you may ask for help. Staff Sgt. Andrew Northnagle of the 10th Communications Squadron knows this well. The sergeant and his wife were adjusting to life in Colorado in 2014 after a change of assignment from Georgia. They weren’t prepared financially
  • USAFA hosts NACDA symposium: Collegiate athletic directors discuss stance against sexual assault

    Athletic directors from several U.S. colleges met here April 10-11 to discuss a shared priority: reducing sexual assault and learning innovative ways to teach leadership and develop character among their athletes.The group included about 100 athletic directors from the Air Force Academy, and the Power Five conferences, including the PAC-12, ACC and
  • Former USAFA exchange student 'flies over' Academy

    Just after 11:30 a.m. April 19, French air force Maj. Nicolas Lieumont was flying with his Patrouille France team above Colorado Springs and about to enter the Air Force Academy airspace.The former Academy exchange student said he can’t help but feel nostalgia upon seeing the familiar scenery of Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods and the Academy
  • Academy grad prepares for lift off to International Space station

    An Air Force Academy graduate will travel to the International Space Station April 20 to conduct research NASA hopes will eventually lead to a mission to Mars.Astronaut Col. Jack Fischer will take the six-hour flight to the station, more than 200 miles above the Earth, with cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin of Roscosmos, Russia’s State Corporation for
  • Academy to celebrate Arbor Day April 26

    The Air Force Academy will celebrate Arbor Day, 9:30-11:15 a.m., April 26 at Douglass Valley Elementary School. The event is planned to include tree planting, a ceremony recognizing the Academy as a “Tree City USA" member, an appearance by Smokey the Bear, and more.“We look forward to this every year and believe it is beneficial that, this year, we