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  • Cadets win 2nd-straight NSA Cyber Defense Exercise

    The Air Force Academy Cyber Team won the National Security Agency's Cyber Defense Exercise, held April 16-18, for the second year in a row, outscoring teams from other military academies in the U.S. and Canada. The 13th annual inter-service Cyber Defense Exercise is a large-scale computer network defense competition designed to test a cyber team's
  • Cadets work to decrease bird strikes

    A group of Academy cadets is working to put a dent in bird strikes, directly linked to the deaths of 250 people in 25 years and the cause of more than $700 million in damage to U.S. and military-owned aircraft annually. "The impetus behind this capstone course is the devastating cost of damage to aircraft from bird strikes," said systems
  • Academy moves powered-flight airspace to avoid conflict

    Go East, young man. That's not quite the same advice offered to 19th-century settlers moving to Colorado, but none of them had to fly in airspace shared by two major airports.New training areas for the Air Force Academy's powered flight airmanship program took effect in December, moving operations several miles east of the previous areas.The
  • Cadet Wing honor chairman steps down

    The Air Force Academy's Cadet Wing honor chairman informed the wing Jan. 29 that he had resigned his chair.Cadet 1st Class Derek Travis said in his letter to the Cadet Wing that his invitation for some cadets to attend a recent wing honor board led to potential perceptions of a breach in the system's integrity.Cadet 1st Class Zach Tully, the
  • Academy cadets march in 57th inaugural parade

    Cadets with the Air Force Academy's outstanding cadet squadron of 2012 marched down the streets of Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington Jan. 21 as part of the 57th Inauguration Parade, honoring the swearing-in of President Barack Obama.The Raptors of Cadet Squadron 22 were greeted by hundreds of thousands of spectators as they merged onto the 1.5-mile
  • Wings of Blue wins 46 medals at national competition

    The Wings of Blue Air Force Parachute Team won 46 medals and set five national collegiate records at the National Collegiate Parachute Competition here Jan. 2.Wings of Blue skydivers took home 13 gold, 18 silver and 15 bronze medals at the competition, held from Dec. 2 to Jan. 2. The Air Force Legacy team set a record for most points ever scored in
  • Falcons visit Fort Worth children's hospital

    Air Force Academy cheerleaders and football players helped spread some holiday cheer with patients and their families at Cooks Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth Dec. 27.The Academy cadets, in town for the Armed Forces Bowl, took time out of their bowl game preparations and holiday vacations to visit the children's hospital in central Fort
  • 4 cadets graduate in winter ceremony

    Four cadets joined the Long Blue Line when they graduated from the Air Force Academy in a winter graduation ceremony held Wednesday at Arnold Hall.At the ceremony, Raymond Crone III, Connor Dietz, Erik Soderberg and Jonathan Yi received their diplomas and were commissioned as second lieutenants.Speaking directly to the graduates, Academy
  • Cadets soar to 8th straight national championship

    Air Force Academy cadets soared to their eighth-straight national sailplane racing championship, earning the Collegiate Soaring Association's Robert B. Evans trophy for the 14th time in 18 years, the Soaring Society of America announced Dec. 5.This year's team posted more miles than any other in Academy history with more than 30,700 miles, nearly
  • Paramedics stress need for SAFE driving

    Every 12 minutes, someone dies by the number one non-combat killer in the U.S., a car accident, according to statistics presented in a Stay Alive from Education briefing Nov. 15 at Arnold Hall. Cadets viewed graphic photos, videos and role-playing in a "Street Smart" presentation led by two Orlando firefighter paramedics, Joe McCluan and Scott