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  • Academy to donate $1,200 to food bank

    Air Force Academy chaplains and the Cadet Interfaith Council are scheduled to present a $1,200 check along with 125 cans of food to the Care and Share Food Bank of Southern Colorado at the food bank's site in Colorado Springs, Colo., Nov. 12 between 1 and 3 p.m.The donation comes from tithes and offerings gathered from the Catholic and Protestant
  • CS 05 cadet named among Hispanic engineer award winners

    A cadet in Cadet Squadron 05 here was one of six Airmen recognized during the 23rd-annual Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., in October.Cadet 1st Class Eli Garduño was received a HENAAC Military Academy Cadet Role Model Award for academic excellence and dedicating his life to the service and defense
  • Cadets receive master, senior cyberwarfare badges

    The Academy's dean of the faculty presented the Air Force Academy's first senior and master cyberwarfare badges to nine cadets during a faculty council meeting here Sept. 26.Brig. Gen. Dana Born presented the wings to:- Cadet 1st Class Jordan Keefer, Cadet Squadron 37- Cadet 1st Class Chris Shields, CS 17- Cadet 1st Class Matthew Toussain, CS 17-
  • Cadet cyber team competes on world stage

    A team of eight cadets placed third among 45 U.S. undergraduate schools in the qualifying round of an online capture-the-flag competition Sept. 23-25 hosted by the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, making the team eligible for the finals in New York City next month.While "capture the flag" might evoke images of paintball or first-person
  • Fall Falcon Heritage Forum 'bumped up' to focus on 9/11 legacy

    Cadets and faculty in charge of hosting the Fall 2011 Falcon Heritage Forum bumped up the schedule of events in order to facilitate speakers with a tie to the events of Sept. 11, 2001.The fall forums are generally held in October, but Cadet 1st Class Sydney Croxton, the cadet in charge of this fall's event, said the opportunity to talk about how
  • 9/11 responders speak with Academy cadets, staff at Falcon Heritage Forum

    Four individuals involved in the nation's response to the stunning terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, spoke to cadets and staff members here during a Falcon Heritage Forum panel Sept. 7.On the panel were Master Sgt. Brian Boisvert, Lt. Col. Timothy Conklin, retired Lt. Col. Francis Doiron and native New Yorker Charlie Kerrigan.Though a 50-minute
  • AFA's Cadet Interfaith Council accepts president's community service challenge

    The Cadet Interfaith Council here kicked off an outreach partnership with a Colorado Springs food bank Saturday, answering President Barack Obama's challenge to colleges to become involved in interfaith cooperation and community service.Council members and chaplains spent two hours at Care and Share Food Bank of Southern Colorado packing and
  • Cadet Wing accepts Class of 2015

    The Air Force Academy's Cadet Wing formally absorbed the Class of 2015 into its fold during the annual Acceptance Day Parade here Aug. 3.During the ceremony, basic cadets received copies of "Contrails" from their legacy class, the Class of 1975. They swore the Academy's Honor Oath before exchanging their gold baseball caps for Airman Battle Uniform
  • Cadets study art of cyber warfare

    Rising sophomores at the Air Force Academy might compile a "things I did this summer" list that looks a little something like this:Deployment exercise, check. Piloted an airplane, check. Trained by the Air Force to be computer hacker, check.That last one is not a joke. Thanks to a newly introduced summer course called Cyber 256, Basic Cyber
  • Cadets gain insight into security forces mission in Southwest Asia

    For a group of Air Force Academy cadets visiting the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia, a training day with security forces proved both exhausting and informative.The cadets, here as part of Operation Air Force-Deployed, a program designed to give cadets a firsthand view of a deployment, performed baton training with the cops of the