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  • 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
  • Academy professor earns state teaching honors

    An Air Force Academy instructor was honored as the top professor in Colorado Nov. 17 by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, marking the second-straight year a member of the Academy's faculty has received the commendation.Dr. Thomas Yechout, a professor in the Academy's Aeronautics Department, was recognized for writing an engaging
  • Academy civilian receives valor award

    She can't leap tall buildings in a single bound, and she's not more powerful than a locomotive, but the administrative assistant for the Academy's Foreign Languages Department has the heart of a superhero.Leslie Johnson received a Command Civilian Award for Valor from Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike Gould Nov. 16 for rescuing and
  • 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
  • Dean holds reception for visiting faculty

    The Air Force Academy honored its visiting faculty members at a reception Oct. 27 hosted by Dean of the Faculty Brig. Gen. Dana Born.The reception gave visiting faculty an opportunity to meet one another, share ideas, and build bridges between departments for collaboration on teaching techniques and research.Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike
  • Professors, STEM club cadets reach out to kids at science carnival

    The Air Force Academy's Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics club demonstrated technology related to aeronautics and astronautics career fields at the University of Colorado - Colorado Springs Saturday at the annual Cool Science Festival Hands-on Science Carnival.STEM exhibits included models of FalconSAT and future aircraft, a solid
  • 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
  • 'Eating Soup with a Knife': Author discusses counterinsurgency with cadets

    After two high-profile guest lecturers in two weeks, cadets must be wondering if their school's academic departments are playing a game of can you top this.Following closely on the heels of "Black Hawk Down" author Mark Bowden's visit to the Air Force Academy, counterinsurgency expert Dr. John Nagl came to deliver the annual Truman Lecture.Nagl was
  • AF Association honors Academy chaplain, education program

    The Air Force Academy's undergraduate education programs and an Academy chaplain received awards Sept. 19 at the Air Force Association's annual Air & Space Conference & Technology Exposition in National Harbor, Md.The Air Force Association presented the 2011 Chaplain Corps Award for outstanding performance by a member of the Air Force Chaplain
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