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  • Academy instructors ready Paralympics staff for Russia

    Two instructors from the Academy's Foreign Languages department will make a contribution to the Paralympic games this year by sharing their Russian knowledge and expertise with the U.S. Olympic Committee through lessons Dec. 16-Feb. 20. Ianina Grigortchouk and Olga Scarborough, Russian instructors here, will provide Russian cultural awareness and
  • 2013 Annual Safety Award winners announced

    Four of the Academy's Annual Safety Awards were presented to two individuals, one unit and one group by Lt. Gen. Johnson Dec. 11 in the Superintendent's conference room.The awards recognize outstanding individuals, units and groups for their contribution to the USAFA safety program. Individuals are nominated by the nominee's organizational
  • Cadets brief FalconSAT progress to staff, stakeholders

    Cadets in their senior capstone engineering program are briefing progress on the FalconSAT-6 and FalconSAT-7 spacecraft as well as on-going operations involving FalconSAT-3 today from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.The event, hosted by the Departments of Astronautical Engineering and Physics, is the Fall 2013 End-of-Semester Review for the program. Students will
  • Cadet cyber team showcases international prowess

    The Air Force Academy's Cyber Competition team placed first out of 47 teams in the western hemisphere, and fifth among 123 teams overall in the University of California Santa Barbara International Capture the Flag cyber competition Dec. 6. In the competition, each university team received an identical computer with a collection of 10 vulnerable
  • Academy competes against international schools in Forensics Classic

    This year Academy took their annual forensics tournament to a new level--drawing in competition from across the world. The Air Force Academy held its 51st Forensics Classic Sept. 27-29 in Fairchild Hall incorporating over 400 competitors from 39 schools in 20 states and 6 countries. The tournament consisted of 11 speech events, and for the first
  • UAS program launches cadet leadership opportunities

    Two Academy juniors will break ground for future cadets, leading and instructing Defense Department combat equipment on Academy soil.Cadets 2nd Class Cori Easter and Jacob Seabury will be the first cadet Small Unmanned Aircraft System Instructors and Evaluators in the Academy's UAS Airmanship program, allowing cadets to grow as leaders and aviators
  • Supreme Court justice holds court at the Academy

    U.S. Supreme Court associate justice Sonia Sotomayor held an open forum for approximately 50 cadets and 20 faculty members from the Academy's Law and Political Science Departments Thursday afternoon to share her experiences and field questions about life as a justice on the nation's highest court."The law, especially when you're practicing and a
  • Faculty, staff meet, discuss how to create safe climate

    A group of Academy faculty members took part in a series of brown bag lunches focused on addressing sexual harassment and assault that concluded Tuesday with a presentation of an Army training video called "amateur night" and a discussion of how faculty and staff can reinforce respect for human dignity at the Air Force Academy.The video, published
  • Senior grabs first-place prizes at capstone competitions

    Academy cadets relied on their capstone projects to take first-place prizes in three competitions earlier this month and in April.Cadet 1st Class Chelsie Lehmann competed in an elevator pitch competition at the University of North Dakota, April 13. She was given 60 seconds to explain a business plan her team created to support a texting prototype
  • Cadets earn praise for cyclogyro project

    The Academy's superintendent, dean of the faculty and the Boeing company's executive vice president attended a briefing May 13 at the Aero Lab to recognize cadets from an aircraft design course for their award- winning design of a search and rescue and medical evacuation aircraft for the year 2045.Nine cadets from the Aeronautical Engineering 482
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