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  • Operation Air Force: Cadets take trial runs at Aviano AB

    Eight cadets recently visited Aviano Air Base, Italy, recently as part of Operation Air Force, a program designed to give cadets operational Air Force experience.In Operation Air Force, rising juniors and seniors spend nearly three weeks at an Air Force base to shadow active-duty personnel in different career fields to learn about the operational
  • Cadets get taste of deployed life

    Approximately 60 Air Force Academy cadets hit the ground in Southwest Asia June 18, seeing deployed operations firsthand and meeting deployed Airmen.Cadets may participate in Operations Air Force between their sophomore and junior years at the Academy.The program sends groups of cadets to Air Force bases for three weeks, where they follow officers
  • Falcons football tops MWC in academics

    The Air Force Academy football team's Academic Progress Rate score of 978 for the 2009-10 academic year is the best in the Mountain West Conference for its sport according to data released May 24 by the NCAA. The Falcons were followed by Texas Christian University with 972 and Utah with 956.The Air Force football program, along with women's cross
  • Academy Board names Class of 2011 top graduate

    A native of Cody, Wyo., assigned to Cadet Squadron 22 was selected as the top graduate for the Class of 2011 by the Air Force Academy Board Friday.Cadet 1st Class Hal Schmidt Jr. received the honor after scoring the maximums on both the athletic and physical fitness tests, earning the No. 1 military performance average among the graduating class of
  • Cadets become firefighters for day at Osan

    Cadets from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., joined the 51st Fighter Wing's own "Fire Dawgs" for a day here May 19.Field training is, in most cases, a cadet's first exposure to a working Air Force environment. The majority of the cadets who visited are currently majoring in civil engineering, some with a double major to
  • Cadet receives Millenium Sword of Friendship award

    The newest name engraved on the Millennium Sword of Friendship in the Pentagon is that of a student at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., who was presented with the 2010 U.S. Air Force Cadet of the Year Award here May 12.During a ceremony hosted by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz, Cadet 1st Class Christopher J.
  • Sandhurst: The ultimate combination of brains and brawn

    The team first takes down multiple adversaries while defending its position, traverses difficult terrain, then constructs a rope bridge to cross frigid waters. Next, team members render aid to a downed Army unit with multiple injuries before charging forward to complete their mission. And they did it all in around three hours.No, this isn't some
  • Falcon Heritage Forum hits the road

    Ten Air Force Academy cadets had the opportunity to walk through history with World War II veterans in the nation's capital April 7-9, as part of the Falcon Heritage Forum.The forum is hosted by the Center for Character and Leadership Development and historically provides cadets a chance to interact directly with veterans from various backgrounds.
  • Cadets take 1st place in regional cyber competition

    Cadets from the Academy's department of computer science took first place at the National Collegiate Cyber Defense "At Large" Regional Competition March 5-6. The win qualifies the Academy's cyber team for the national competition in San Antonio April 8-10.The Academy team competed against seven other teams from the University of Hawaii, University
  • Medal of Honor recipient inspires with 'average' story

    He just wanted a free T-shirt, but 7½ years and a Medal of Honor later, he found himself visiting the Air Force Academy with an uncommon message for cadets: being average.Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta spoke to cadets and faculty here during his visit to participate in the 2011 National Character and Leadership Symposium Feb. 24-25.Serving on