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  • Cyber warriors: Cadets shine in NSA competition

    Cadet cyber warriors swept the virtual floor with the competition in the 12th annual Cyber Defense exercise April 16-20 here.The Cyber Defense Exercise is a network security competition where service academy cadets and Defense Department post-graduate students manage and defend computer networks and maintain services against simulated intrusions by
  • Ambassadors, leaders: 11 cadets chosen for new diversity initiative

    Academy cadets will experience national and organizational diversity in an authentic way this summer.Eleven cadets will travel to six different countries with the new Ambassadors of Inclusion program and work for top organizations, to learn cultural adaptation, self-awareness and fundamental competencies to prepare them for their careers in the Air
  • Holocaust survivor: 'You're the last generation that will hear from us'

    To this day, 77 year-old Marion Blumenthal Lazan feels a strong sense of fear whenever she sees a German shephard. It takes her back to that cold, rainy night in 1944 when she arrived at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp at just 9 years old and was threatened along with thousands of other Jews by Nazi guards with vicious police dogs.Although it's
  • 306th FTG unveils new sailplane landing area

    Officials with the 306th Flying Training Group here unveiled a vast sailplane landing area made from artificial turf in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday.High winds cut the outdoor portion of the ceremony short but did not dampen officials' enthusiasm as they applauded the completion of the 1.35-million-square-foot landing area, which is one of the
  • Wings of Blue wins national championship, drops into bowl games

    The Air Force Wings of Blue Parachute Team won the 2011 National Collegiate Parachuting Championships, held in Eloy, Ariz., Dec. 28-Jan. 2, and represented the U.S. Air Force at two nationally televised bowl games Dec. 30 and Jan. 4.Wings of Blue bowl game appearances included the Insight Bowl in Tempe, Ariz., and the Orange Bowl in Miami. Jumping
  • Cadets soar into record books

    The cadet cross-country soaring team here earned 26 Soaring Society of America flight badges in 2011 to capture the Robert B. Evans Trophy, beating Penn State University and Embry-Riddle University, which placed second and third, the SSA announced Dec. 30.This is the Academy's seventh-straight trophy and its 13th since 1995, said Mark Matticola,
  • Cadets visit wounded warriors

    Sitting at tables, working with physical therapists, lifting weights, the wounded warriors worked out. Some were alone, while others had family around them. It's Dec. 27 and a quiet day at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Bethesda's rehabilitation facility. On this day, a few members of the Air Force Academy football team and the entire
  • Academy cadet receives Rhodes scholarship

    The Cadet Wing's vice commander and a native of the Philadelphia area was announced as one of 32 American Rhodes scholars, The Rhodes Trust announced Nov. 19.Cadet 1st Class Zachary Crippen, of Bala Cynwyd, Pa., will likely leave for Oxford in September after graduating from the Air Force Academy in May with a Bachelor of Science degree in foreign
  • Airmen from Moody AFB visit cadets

    Airmen from the 23rd Wing at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., visited the cadets of Cadet Squadron 09 at the Air Force Academy Nov. 3-7 to provide mentorship and motivation.Because Moody AFB is CS 09's sponsor base, Airmen from the 23rd Wing regularly visit the Academy, and cadets frequently accompany 23rd Wing Airmen on tours of their base."We learn a
  • USAFE commander to cadets: Get ready

    The commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe spoke with Air Force Academy cadets during a visit to the Academy Nov. 1.Gen. Mark Welsh stressed the importance of learning leadership skills while at the Academy and how cadets' experiences would prepare them for their Air Force careers and their lives."I'm always reminded of things I didn't appreciate