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  • Astronaut shares space experience with cadets

    How great is the view of Earth from space?In the words of one astronaut Oct. 20, “Absolutely spectacular.”“It’s a vibrant blue and white globe sitting in inky blackness,” said Kjell Lindgren, a 1995 graduate of the Air Force Academy who has 141 days in space under his belt.Lindgren spent six months on the International Space Station with his ISS
  • U.S. Air Force Academy is hot contender for Firefighter Combat Challenge

    Firefighters from the Air Force Academy’s 10th Civil Engineering Squadron will be competing next week at the Firefighter Worlds Challenge XXVI in Louisville, Kentucky.The team will show up an already hot contender to win the “World’s Best” title, having placed or set records in a number of qualifying heats and categories during preliminary
  • Roadrunners on 'Cloud 9' after Commandant's Challenge win

    Cadet Squadron 32’s “Roadrunners” beat-out the competition to win the annual Commandant’s Challenge this month.The annual competition took place Oct. 12-14, pitting the 40 squadrons against each other.“The Roadrunners are on ‘Cloud 9” after their win,” said Master Sgt. John Phillips, an academy military trainer at the squadron. “They took the top
  • Conference could have ‘huge ramifications’ for space, experts say

    Experts from around the world met at the Air Force Academy Oct. 9-13 to discuss perspective rules in space.Gen. John Raymond, commander of Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base, was a keynote speaker at the MILAMOS Conference, where the group discussed the creation of a “Manual on International Law Applicable to Military Uses of Outer
  • Class of 2020 unveils ‘exemplar’

    Sophomore cadets honored their class’ ideal Airman Oct. 4 at the Exemplar Dinner.Cadets in the Class of 2020 selected 1st Lt. Robert Hoover, a former Army Air Corps, Air Force and civilian test pilot, to be their exemplar. Hoover, of Nashville, Tennessee, was taken captive by the Germans after being shot-down by the Luftwaffe over France during
  • USAFA to host collegiate flying competition, Oct 7-14

    The Air Force Academy will host this year’s annual National Flying Association, Region 1, competition, Oct. 7-14. Along with the Academy, five colleges and universities will compete: Metropolitan State University, Utah State University, Westminster College, Colorado Northwestern Community College, and Rocky Mountain College. The competition
  • No trespassing: 10 SFS issues 'surface danger' area notice

    An area used for weapons training by 10th Security Forces Airmen is off-limits to anyone not conducting official training or without approval of the 10th SFS. The "surface danger area," is in the northwest part of the Air Force Academy near Cathedral Rock. It's marked by off-limit signs.Anyone in the area without permission may be detained and
  • Superintendent addresses racial slurs at USAFA

    The Air Force Academy superintendent addressed cadets, faculty, staff and cadet candidates today in the wake of racial slurs found Monday written on the dormitory message boards of five African American cadets at the Academy’s Preparatory School.“If you’re outraged by those words, then you’re in the right place,” said Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria. “That
  • Academy grad, MQ-9 pilot gives back

    Service is defined as unrelenting devotion to one’s duty to his or her country. It’s one of the core values instilled into every Airman in the U.S. Air Force today. However, for one Airman, it also means giving back to his community. For the last eight years, Capt. Victor, an MQ-9 Reaper pilot assigned to the 17th Attack Squadron, has spent most of his days off volunteering with science, technology, engineering and math programs centered on mentoring the youth and hopefully inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers.
  • 70th Flying Training Squadron Airmen donate and deliver hurricane relief supplies to South Texas

    Following Hurricane Harvey’s path of destruction, many communities in south Texas were isolated from normal distribution chains and running critically short on essential supplies. Reserve Airmen from the 340th Flying Training Group’s 70th Flying Training Squadron at the Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo., teamed up with an