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  • Academy, Colo. Springs celebrate Independence Day

    The Air Force Academy partnered with the city of Colorado Springs to hold a birthday party for the nation July 4.More than 20,000 people attended the Fourth of July celebration, which featured a nearly 30-minute fireworks show as well as performances by the Colorado Springs Philharmonic and the Air Force Academy Band.Other attractions at the event
  • Academy Band rocks soldiers in Mosul

    The U.S. Air Forces Central band "Wild Blue Country" performed for Soldiers assigned to the 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, and civilian contractors at the Contingency Operating Base Marez main gym April 29.Wild Blue Country is part of the U.S. Air Force Academy Band, stationed at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.Under the gym's
  • Marriage workshop teaches skills, dispels myths

    Engaged cadets and cadets in committed relationships took time to explore relationship topics at a marriage preparation and relationship enhancement workshop April 29-30 at the Academy.The workshop began in 2002 when members of the Academy's Behavioral Sciences Department wanted to dispel a myth that Air Force Academy graduate marriages experience
  • Power of law, cadet style

    Dozens of Academy cadets on Monday witnessed firsthand the application of the Constitution they will soon swear to protect and defend.The Academy once again this year took part in Law Day, an annual nationwide ritual that dates to the Eisenhower administration. Actively promoted by the American Bar Association, Law Day is intended to draw attention
  • Cadets participate in cutting-edge research forum

    One prominent aspect of the cadet experience at the Air Force Academy is the opportunity undergrads have to engage in cutting-edge research.The breadth and depth of that research became evident at the eighth annual Colorado Springs Undergraduate Research Forum, held Saturday at the Academy. The event, commonly abbreviated CSURF, rotates among the
  • FLEP propels former cadet to dream of law school

    First Lt. Jocelyn Mitnaul sought the law, and both won.A 2007 Air Force Academy graduate, Lieutenant Mitnaul was selected as the only winner of this year's Funded Legal Education Program award, meaning the Air Force will pay her way through law school.The FLEP is a legal program for active-duty commissioned officers who have between two and six
  • School of transition: Preparatory school offers gateway to Air Force Academy

    At most schools, being called a preppie isn't exactly a mark of distinction.But the Air Force Academy Preparatory School isn't most schools and these "preppies" readily adopt the nickname. More than a high school but less than a university, the "other" educational institution at the Air Force Academy is intended to be a feeder school for the Cadet
  • AFA's enlisted Airmen go 'back to basics'

    A group of the Air Force Academy's enlisted Airmen observed retreat in formation for the first time in the Academy's recent history March 3.Chief Master Sgt. Todd Salzman, the Academy's command chief master sergeant, organized the event to acknowledge Air Force heritage and enlisted professionalism.The formation included Airmen from the Academy's
  • Deployed 10th ABW medic saves critically injured patient

    A medic deployed from the Air Force Academy's 10th Medical Group responded under pressure to provide Self-Aid and Buddy Care to a patient in critical condition during a recent attack against Kandahar Airfield.Lt. Col. (Dr.) Jason Hayes, a 451st AEW Clinic physician, was part of a four-Airman team that provided immediate assistance, giving their
  • Cadets LIFT spirits of Fort Carson families

    Academy cadets invited family members of deployed Soldiers from Fort Carson to a day of fun Jan. 21 at the Cadet Field House here.More than 100 family members were greeted by 75 cadets as they enjoyed movies, face painting, inflatable obstacle courses and ice skating. The field day was the brainchild of the cadets and was a part of the Leaders in