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  • Advice from the vice: Gen. Chandler offers insights to cadets

    The Air Force vice chief of staff visited the Air Force Academy Nov. 12 to share some of his leadership experience with first-class cadets.Gen. Carrol H. "Howie" Chandler opened with a brief discussion of the Air Force's role in providing global vigilance, reach and power for the United States, then offered some tips to the soon-to-be officers in
  • Academy hosts mock trial competition

    There were lawyers aplenty as a lawsuit against a toy company went to trial - repeatedly - at the Air Force Academy last weekend.In the end, there were no jury verdicts and no damage awards, just awards and rounds of applause. Only school pride and personal accomplishment were at stake at the Academy's inaugural Thunderbird Invitational Mock Trial
  • Cadets participate in international falconry exhibition

    Two cadets represented the Air Force Academy at the eighth annual Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition Sept. 22-25 in the United Arab Emirates.Cadet 2nd Class Michael O'Kelley and Cadet 3rd Class Paul McArthur visited the Middle East after receiving a cultural exchange invite from the U.S. Embassy to strengthen bonds with the
  • Cadet Squadron 04 completes Cadet Service Learning at Ironman

    Cadets with the Air Force Academy's Cadet Squadron 04 completed their Cadet Service Learning project through serving as security guards during the Ironman World Championship triathlon Saturday.Thirty-six cadets made the trip along with three of the squadron's leaders to complete the unit's project for the semester. "Each squadron does a Cadet
  • Wings of Blue wins 1st national title

    The Wings of Blue Air Force Parachute Team soared to victory Sept. 11-12 at the U.S. Parachute Association National Skydiving Championships in Ottawa, Ill. This is the first victory for Wings of Blue at a USPA competition, said Lt. Col. Mike Love, commander of the 98th Flying Training Squadron.Wings of Blue fielded two teams, Air Force Impulse and
  • Newest Aces honored at Heritage House

    Thirteen cadets were recognized at the Dean's Heritage House here Sept. 9 for achieving perfect 4.0 academic GPAs during the Spring 2010 semester.The Fall 2010 Aces List includes nine second-class cadets as well as two third-class cadets and one cadet each from the classes of 2010 and 2011.Four of the cadets in attendance were double Aces: Cadet
  • Cadet Wing accepts Class of 2014

    The basics are gone. Today, there are only cadets.The Air Force Academy, including graduates of the Class of 1974, welcomed the Class of 2014 into the Cadet Wing Wednesday morning in a ceremony at the Stillman Parade Field.Retired Maj. Gen. Ron Sega represented the Class of '74, which is the partner class and legacy class to the newly minted
  • Cadets support National Scout Jamboree

    From opening ceremonies to merit badges to showing off the school mascot, Air Force Academy cadets played a significant part in the National Boy Scout Jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., July 26 through Aug. 4.The Wings of Blue Air Force Parachute Demonstration Team helped open the 100th anniversary celebration of the Boy Scouts of America by dropping
  • Changes in the air for KAFA FM

    Big things are in the works for the Air Force Academy radio station, KAFA 97.7 FM.For one, a request for an increase in wattage is in the pipeline and appears likely to be approved. That would boost the station's power from 20 watts to 100 watts, which is what its current license allows."KAFA is currently looking at ways to increase our signal
  • Photo Essay: Class of 2014 navigates Leadership Course

    Basic cadets with the Air Force Academy's Class of 2014 navigated the Leadership Reaction Course in Jacks Valley July 16 as part of their second phase of Basic Cadet Training.The basic cadets will be sworn in as freshmen Aug. 4 and will begin classes Aug. 5.View the slideshow.