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  • Prep School fitness program targets improvement

    A new program was set in motion earlier this year to assist Prep School cadet candidates improve their physical fitness test score.The supplemental fitness program is a three-day-per-week program designed to help cadet candidates struggling to pass the Academy's cadet PFT."The program has been designed to help our cadet candidates understand the
  • Cadet wins American Chemical Society award for polymer research

    A senior cadet here won an award for the best undergraduate research poster from the American Chemical Society's Division of Polymer Chemistry during the Society's national meeting in Dallas March 16-20.Cadet 1st Class Ford Carty's poster was judged best of 31 posters, including some presented by students from California Technical University, Texas
  • Academy to adopt 'all-in' classification process for rated careers

    How are rated officer accessions like the Musketeers? They'll both be "all for one and one for all" starting with the Air Force Academy's Class of 2015. The Academy will adjust its rated classification process starting this fall to meet its targets for combat systems officers, air battle managers and remotely piloted aircraft pilots using an
  • Freshmen cadets get ready to be recognized

    Recognition, which started Thursday, is more than just a tradition at the Air Force Academy: It's also a chance for upperclassmen to see whether freshmen are ready to become leaders, three cadets who are involved with planning for the event said Tuesday."Recognition is the culminating trial for fourth-class cadets to prove they have learned the
  • Retired general speaks about reconciliation, forgiveness at NCLS

    One officer's story proves that reconciliation, even under the most abstract circumstances, is possible.Such was the focus of retired Brig. Gen. Dan Cherry's story when he spoke during the 2014 National Character and Leadership Symposium here Feb. 27 and 28."I'm delighted to be here with you today -- to tell you somewhat of a war story, but in
  • Taking risks can lead to success, NCLS speaker tells cadets

    An Academy grad who went on to become a corporate executive and the mayor of a southern California city encouraged cadets on taking risks and overcoming failure at the 2014 National Character and Leadership Symposium here Feb. 27-28.Along with his time as mayor of Rancho Mirage, Calif., Class of '92 graduate Scott Hines now serves that city as a
  • Lisa Leslie & Michael Lockwood: Balancing career and family

    Lisa Leslie and Michael Lockwood spoke in a joint presentation about choices, setting goals, and maintaining a balance between career and family Feb. 27 at the 21st annual National Character and Leadership Symposium.Leslie, who is a former professional women's basketball player, gold-medal Olympic athlete, model, and news anchor, emphasized the
  • Cadets, airport officials team to build-up passenger-base

    Academy cadets here are helping Colorado Springs officials improve passenger numbers at the Colorado Springs Airport. Since Frontier Airlines ended flights from Colorado Springs just more than a year ago, the municipal airport has seen passenger levels drop precipitously. The problem, airport officials say, is that too many people are now bypassing
  • Cadet Wing changes commanders

    Cadet 1st Class Reuben Luoma-Overstreet assumed command of the Cadet Wing Jan. 7, succeeding Cadet 1st Class Moranda Hern in a ceremony here.Luoma-Overstreet, who was born in San Diego but spent much of his youth in Arlington, Va., will represent the Cadet Wing in working with the commandant of cadets to meet the student body's needs."My long-term
  • Supt.'s Call: Lt. Gen. Johnson speaks on accomplishments, challenges

    Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle D. Johnson discussed budgetary uncertainties and the essence of the Air Force Academy's mission during a series of Superintendent's calls in Arnold Hall Jan. 7.A decline of $53.5 million in the Academy's budget from fiscal year 2013 to FY 2014, and uncertainty leading into FY 2015, will force the