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  • 'Wolverines' take outstanding squadron honors

    Cadet Squadron 19 won the Outstanding Squadron of the Year award May 21 for the 2009-2010 Academic year.The squadron took first place in military and academic performance and ended up in fourth place overall for athletics to earn the award."That was our goal the whole time," said Cadet 1st Class Emma Przybyslawski, cadet squadron commander for CS
  • Aurora native wins Lt. Schulte character award

    A native of Aurora, Colo., and member of Cadet Squadron 30 won the inaugural 1st Lt. Roslyn Schulte Cadet Character and Leadership Award during a ceremony held in the McDermott Library here May 25.Cadet 1st Class Mychol Alexander received the award for his role as cadet in charge of the 2010 National Character and Leadership Symposium.As cadet in
  • Academy recognizes top 2010 graduates

    The Academy honored the Class of 2010's top graduates for their achievements at the Individual Awards Ceremony May 24 in Clune Arena here. Cadet 1st Class Bradford Waldie is this year's overall top graduate, earning a 3.348 physical performance average, a 3.404 military performance average and a 3.97 cumulative grade point average. Cadet 1st Class
  • Cadet candidates earn diplomas, Academy appointments

    The Preparatory School Class of 2010, 199 strong, said goodbye to 10 months of academic, military and physical training during commencement exercises in Arnold Hall May 18."It feels amazing," Cadet Candidate Michelle Ivey from Stone Mountain, Ga., said of her graduation "It has been a long ten months. But I met a lot of good people, and it was a
  • Cadet candidates complete transition exercise

    Before graduation from the Academy Preparatory School, cadet candidates complete a four-day training event that serves as the pinnacle of their military training over the previous 10 months. Transition Exercise took place at the Prep School and in Jack's Valley May 12-15. "It's the culmination of the Prep School year, and it's something they have
  • STS-131 pilot speaks at Academy Astronautics dining-out

    The pilot for the STS-131 Space Shuttle mission and a 1991 Air Force Academy graduate came to the Academy May 7 to speak with Department of Astronautics faculty members and cadets majoring in the astronautics field during a dining-out at the Falcon Club."Col. Jim Dutton is exactly the kind of officer every cadet in this room should aspire to be,"
  • Recent grads to highlight Falcon Heritage Forum

    More than 40 recent Academy graduates from the classes of 2006-2009 are set to participate in the Falcon Heritage Forum April 14-16.The three-day event, hosted by the Center for Character Leadership and Development and themed, "Officers of Character: Lieutenants in Action," offers cadets a chance to interact directly with veterans from various
  • Cadets, students 'CANVAS' networks in hacking challenge

    Seventy college and high school students huddled in teams of three in Fairchild Hall April 2 to hunt down weaknesses in system design and implementation for a fictional social networking site set up in a closed networking environment during the 2010 Computer and Network Vulnerability Assessment Scenario here. Aptly chosen prizes for the 2010 CANVAS
  • Academy receives $5 million for indoor athletics facility

    The Air Force Academy received a $5-million contribution March 15 through the USAFA Endowment from 1965 graduate Bart Holaday and his wife, Lynn, toward the construction of a new indoor athletic training facility.The contribution marks the largest gift from a graduate to the Academy in the institution's history."This athletic facility will allow
  • Academy cadet named Truman Scholar

    A junior with Cadet Squadron 06 was named one of 60 Truman Scholarship recipients in an announcement released by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation Tuesday.Cadet 2nd Class Jennifer Bandi, a native of Winchester, Mass., is the Academy's 16th Truman Scholarship winner. "Cadet Bandi is well deserving of this prestigious scholarship, as she has