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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
  • AF leaders issue letter to Airmen on diversity

    Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy issued a letter to Airmen Oct. 14 regarding the importance of diversity in today's Air Force.Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike Gould encouraged the Academy's faculty and staff Nov. 1 to read the letter, which
  • MIA ID'ed, laid to rest in hometown

    A 1963 Academy graduate who was declared missing in action during the Vietnam War was laid to rest Oct. 22 in his hometown of Emporium, Pa., with full military honors.Capt. Thomas E. Clark was 29 when he went missing in action after being shot down Feb. 8, 1969. Clark was assigned to the 37th Tactical Fighter Wing, flying F-100D Super Sabres out of
  • Academy experts discuss effects of DADT repeal

    A panel of experts at the Air Force Academy held a lunchtime question-and-answer session in early October to discuss the ramifications of repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" for the Academy and the greater Air Force.On the panel were Chief Diversity Officer Dr. Adis Vila, Academy Chaplain (Col.) Robert Bruno, judge advocate officer Lt. Col. Karen
  • 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
  • Command chiefs address concerns, offer advice during AFA convention forum

    Issues affecting America's Airmen took center stage Sept. 19 during the Air Force Association's 2011 Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition's Command Chief Master Sergeants Forum here Sept. 19.The forum provided Airmen an opportunity to communicate directly with chiefs on hot-button topics including Airman professionalism, supervising the
  • Diversity course trains Airmen to 'lead consciously'

    A group of roughly 30 Air Force Academy employees underwent a two-day course titled "Leading Consciously," facilitated by the Academy's Diversity Office, Sept. 16-17.The course is the second of three training programs that Academy Chief Diversity Officer Adis Vila is prototyping for both Academy officials and a larger Air Force audience."You are
  • Colorado Springs, local military bases honor memory of 9/11

    The city of Colorado Springs partnered with service members from local military installations Sunday to honor those who lost their lives during the 9/11 terrorist attacks and to thank those who answered the call to serve their nation in the years that followed.The ceremony capped a weekend marked by two remembrance ceremonies at the Air Force
  • Academy to hold 2 memorial ceremonies Sept. 9

    The Academy is scheduled to hold two back-to-back memorial and dedication ceremonies Sept. 9 to honor past and present heroes in defending America's national interests. Visitors are welcome to observe both ceremonies from the wall adjacent to the Cadet Chapel starting at approximately 4:45 p.m. A Sept. 11 Memorial dedication ceremony will
  • Families flock to Colorado Springs for Parents' Weekend

    Approximately 9,500 parents and family members are expected to attend the Air Force Academy during the annual Parents' Weekend Sept. 1-4 to get a peek inside Academy life.Marquee events include a parade at 10 a.m. Sept. 2, opportunities for parents to shadow their cadets in class, share breakfast or lunch at Mitchell Hall and attend squadron open