HomeNewsAcademy News


Cadet Development
  • Academy Assembly guests discuss bridging war, peace

    During his keynote address for the 2009 Academy Assembly, Marine Gen. James Cartwright, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told Class of 2010 cadets here that their education will not end at graduation. "The world demands more education today," he said. "This is the beginning, not the end." This year's Assembly, held Oct. 6-9, focused on
  • Academy flying team wins safety competition

    Colorado's quirky fall weather may have stalled some events a bit but it didn't stop the Academy from hosting District 1 competition of the National Intercollegiate Flying Association's Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference. "Weather has been a problem, but overall, we've been very competitive," said Cadet 1st Class Spencer Bell, captain of the
  • Life-saving cadets receive commendation medals

    Six cadets received Air Force Commendation Medals during the noon meal Monday for actions that saved the lives of a man in Salt Lake City Jan. 18 and three Panamanian citizens June 13. Second Lt. Christopher Tulk, Cadet 1st Class Benjamin Garoutte and Joshua Lapso, and Cadets 2nd Class Alan Foote, Bryan Koenig and Derrick Rowe were recognized for
  • Forum gives cadets inside look at pilot training

    Cadets with their eyes on the wild blue yonder after graduation are getting a glimpse of flying education through Cadet Aviation Forums. The first forum this year, held Sept. 25, will be repeated in the spring. "Our purpose is to inform cadets on the latest pilot training information," said Lt. Col. Chris Foster with the 306th Flying Training Group
  • FalconSAT-5 receives main payload, nears completion

    The Air Force Academy's newest cadet-built satellite, FalconSAT-5, is nearing completion in the Astronautics Laboratory here, highlighted by the Sept. 25 arrival of the satellite's main payload, the Space Plasma Characterization Source. When Space Plasma Characterization Source -- better known as SPCS -- integration is complete, FalconSAT-5 will
  • Academy physics payload conducts experiments in low-Earth orbit

    An Academy physics experiment recently went to work in space aboard a Navy microsatellite. The experiment was created by the Space Physics and Atmospheric Research Center, better known as SPARC, in the Academy's Department of Physics. It went into space Aug. 6 aboard the Naval Research Laboratory's Atmospheric Neutral Density Experiment 2, better
  • 11 cadets join Academy's Aces Club

    The newest members of the Academy's Aces Club were honored with a dinner and reception hosted by the Dean of Faculty at the Dean's Heritage House Sept. 1. Eleven cadets from the student population of more than 4,400 earned a 4.0 GPA, earning them face time with Lt. Gen. Michael Gould, Brig. Gen. Dana Born and other senior Academy leaders. "This is
  • Doolies engage faculty at Majors Night

    Cadets with the Class of 2013 converged upon the second floor of Fairchild Hall for Majors Night Sept. 9. The goal of Majors Night is to excite cadets about the quest for knowledge in a field of their choice, said Maj. Mackie Wilks from the Academy Office of the Registrar. Academy educators and cadet role models shared their life experiences and
  • Academy, MIT announce new scholarship

    The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Graduate School of Engineering and Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, in cooperation with the Air Force Space Command's Space and Missile Systems Center, announced two new fully funded graduate scholarships for graduates of the FalconSAT program July 16 at the Air Force Academy. Cadets in the
  • UAS now in Academy curriculum

    The Air Force Academy is forging ahead with the integration of unmanned aerial systems into its curriculum. It is the only service Academy to date to do so. "The Air Force has made Unmanned Aerial Systems a priority for our service, and the value of these capabilities is evidenced on a daily basis in Iraq and Afghanistan," said Academy