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  • Cadet Wing wraps up 1st Polaris Warrior

    Almost a year of cadet training in military field skills culminated Saturday in what Commandant of Cadets Brig. Gen. Rich Clark called a "boom event."The Polaris Warrior competition featured 10 events themed around skills cadets may need in deployed environments after they graduate."It's a chance for cadets to really show what they've learned, to
  • 'Flawless' NCLS draws 5,400 attendees

    The 19th-annual National Character and Leadership Symposium wowed attendees last week with exceptional speakers, a full schedule of events and smooth transportation to and from sessions. Nearly 5,400 cadets, faculty and visitors attended keynote sessions in Arnold and Fairchild halls as buses traveled to those locations every 20 minutes."In terms
  • Academy honors local stars at awards banquet

    The Air Force Academy recognized 12 superstars at the fourth-annual Academy Awards Banquet Feb. 25.Forty-four nominees from across Academy mission elements competed in 12 individual categories to earn the right to be named the Academy's best.Eighteen enlisted nominees were selected from more than 828 enlisted Airmen across the Academy, while 18
  • Academy cadet killed in on-base car accident

    An Air Force Academy cadet assigned to Cadet Squadron 20 was killed in a single-car accident on Academy Drive on Dec. 10.Cadet 2nd Class Stephen Williams was a manager for the Air Force Falcons football team and a systems engineering management major."Our Air Force Academy family suffered a tragic loss over the weekend," Commandant of Cadets Brig.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Colo. Springs community, Airmen replace Tuskegee Airman's stolen medal

    A personal tragedy for one of the documented original Tuskegee Airmen ended on a happy note July 22, courtesy of the Colorado Springs community, and Airmen from Peterson Air Force Base and the Air Force Academy.Former 2nd Lt. Franklin Macon received a bronze replica of the Tuskegee Airmen Congressional Gold Medal from Air Force Chief of Staff Gen.
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