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  • Air Force leaders send Thanksgiving message to Airmen, families

    Fellow Airmen:As we approach the holiday season, we pause to thank you for the enduring sacrifices you and your families make for America. The demands we place on you are immense and you continue to be guardians for the nation. We hope you’ll take time to reflect on the significance of everything you’ve accomplished this year, and thank your family
  • USAFA ‘Belongs to enlisted Airmen too,' says command chief

    The top NCO at the Air Force Academy said he’s on a mission today to promote the skills of enlisted Airmen.To that end, Chief Master Sgt. Rob Boyer, Academy command chief, said he’s discussed the importance of the school’s enlisted Airmen with Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth Wright, and command chiefs at the service’s major commands.“It’s
  • Senior cadet selected as Academy’s 39th Rhodes scholar

    A mechanical engineering major at the Air Force Academy was named an American Rhodes scholar Nov. 18 by the Rhodes Trust.Cadet 1st Class Jaspreet Singh, of Tennessee, is the Academy’s 39th cadet to receive the prominent scholarship, according to Helen Meisenhelder, director of the Academy’s Graduate Studies Program.Singh said he was “dumbstruck”
  • U.S. Air Force Academy cadets work to improve ‘Warthog' technology

    Want to increase aircraft capabilities and blow more things up?If you’re an A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot, you might just be in luck today.Cadets 1st Class Jon Clegg and John Potthoff, aided by Dr. Thomas Yechout, their aeronautics professor, said they developed a tag-team attitude while working together to research decreasing maintenance requirements
  • Air Force Academy cadets continue to support Colorado Springs

    Cadets from the Air Force Academy will be out in full force Nov. 17-19 supporting several community service projects across the Front Range.  This school year, cadets have volunteered more than 13,000 hours to more than 70 community service organizations in the Colorado Springs area.  “In the month of October, the Cadet Wing completed 46 different
  • Air Force leaders convene at Academy for Corona

    Top Air Force officials got a chance to talk policy outside the Pentagon Oct. 30-Nov. 3 at the Air Force Academy.The annual Corona meeting gives service leaders, including the secretary, chief of staff and chief master sergeant of the Air Force, the chance to plot the future of the Air Force.The hot topics included the future of aviation, space
  • Academy’s fight against intolerance praised by Anti-Defamation League

    The Air Force Academy was recognized by the Anti-Defamation League Nov. 13 at its Never is Now Summit for its stance against intolerance. Scott Levin, director of the ADL's Mountain States' Region, applauded the Academy for combatting racism and bigotry, and for "swiftly, clearly and forcefully accessing the racial slurs at the Air Force Academy
  • Freshmen explore academic options at Major’s Night

    "So what do you want to do in the Air Force?"Freshmen cadets at the Air Force Academy could be heard asking each other this question Oct. 24 at Major's Night in Fairchild Hall."[Major's Night] helps them make informed choice as they identify and select the discipline they're passionate about," said Maxine Fawcett-Yeske, the Academy's academic
  • Academy firefighters douse competition to take 'World’s Best' title

    Air Force Academy firefighters beat out the competition at the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge XXVI Worlds Oct. 27 in Louisville, Kentucky. The annual challenge promotes physical fitness among firefighters and demonstrates the physical and mental stress firefighters can face on the job. Competing firefighters wore protective suits and breathing
  • Multiple flyovers scheduled at Academy over weekend

    Various Air Force aircraft are scheduled to perform aerial flyovers over Air Force Academy, Nov. 3-4.During the noon meal formation Nov. 3, there will be a close air support demonstration, which is expected to include Joint Terminal Attack Controllers on the Academy’s Terrazzo directing flyovers by an A-10 Thunderbolt II and F-16 Fighting Falcon