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  • Keeping it natural: Wildlife expert at the Academy shares hot topics

    Protecting the Air Force Academy’s 19,000-acre wild lands is a full-time concern. Brian Mihlbachler, the base natural resources manager, heads a staff of three who manage the wildlife, range lands, wetlands and lakes on the installation.  Mihlbachler said the hottest natural resources topics at the Academy are the effect of off-base storm water on
  • USAFA grad saves lives of 3 swimmers, earns Airman's Medal

    A 20th Space Control Squadron Airman who graduated from the Air Force Academy in 2015 was honored with an Airman’s Medal for his actions Jan. 10.First Lt. Dominic Vicino distinguished himself by risking his life to save three others March 31 at Miramar Beach, Florida.That day, swimming was prohibited because of dangerous wildlife and
  • USAFA to close portion of Santa Fe Trail intermittently

    A small section of the New Santa Fe Trail on the Academy will close intermittently later this month through spring 2019 for construction of a roadway bridge that passes over the trail.Most closures will last one day, however a three-week closure is scheduled for the beginning of March and again in October.The tri-intersection bridge, which will be
  • Academy preps for annual Research Awards Ceremony

    The Air Force Academy will host its 22nd annual Research Awards Ceremony Jan. 25 in Polaris Hall to showcase how the school advances engineering, humanities, science and the social sciences. Associate Dean for Research Lt. Col. Don Rhymer said the ceremony recognizes the often revolutionary research of cadets and faculty.  “Our programs create a
  • USAFA visiting hours change for holiday

    The Air Force Academy will be closed to visitors Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.The Cadet Chapel will be closed Dec. 29-30. Worship services are not scheduled during the weekend.Those with a valid Defense Department identification, driver’s license, and registration and insurance, will be allowed on base.
  • U.S. Air Force Academy to host deer hunt Dec 16-18

     The Air Force Academy's Natural Resources office will conduct the second weekend of the Academy’s annual deer hunt Dec. 16-18. The Falcon Trail, USAFA Archery Range, Pine Valley horse pastures, and par course located between the archery range and the Community Center gym will be closed during the hunt. Academy officials are urging personnel and
  • 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