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  • AFA's Cadet Interfaith Council accepts president's community service challenge

    The Cadet Interfaith Council here kicked off an outreach partnership with a Colorado Springs food bank Saturday, answering President Barack Obama's challenge to colleges to become involved in interfaith cooperation and community service.Council members and chaplains spent two hours at Care and Share Food Bank of Southern Colorado packing and
  • Senior journalists from Asia, Pacific visit Air Force Academy

    Seven senior journalists from publications in Asia and the Pacific visited the Air Force Academy Aug. 22 as part of a month-long seminar hosted by the East-West Center.The center's 2011 Senior Journalists' Seminar, which continues through Aug. 27, seeks to bridge gaps between the United States and the Muslim world, according to its website,
  • 10th Air Base Wing hosts Native American summit

    The 10th Air Base Wing wrapped up a two-day meeting with representatives from eight Native American nations Aug. 10.Col. Tim Gibson, the 10th ABW commander, said that while command of the wing has changed since the last summit in June 2010, the Academy's resolve to honor and respect Native American history and culture has not."I took command ... in
  • Long Blue Line adds 9 more graduates

    The Class of 2011 added nine new graduates to its ranks July 29 to wrap up the summer session's graduation and commissioning ceremony. Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike Gould, the guest speaker for the ceremony, presented the diplomas to the new graduates, along with Brig. Gen. Dana Born, the Academy's dean of the faculty. After
  • 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.
  • Cadets gain insight into security forces mission in Southwest Asia

    For a group of Air Force Academy cadets visiting the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia, a training day with security forces proved both exhausting and informative.The cadets, here as part of Operation Air Force-Deployed, a program designed to give cadets a firsthand view of a deployment, performed baton training with the cops of the
  • Academy hits switch on 6-MW solar array

    Officials with the Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs Utilities and SunPower Corp. flipped a switch signifying the official dedication of the Academy's 6-megawatt solar array in a ceremony June 13.Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike Gould called the event significant because it demonstrates the partnership between the Academy and the local
  • Secretary Donley congratulates new officers at AFA commencement

    The secretary of the Air Force spoke at the commencement address for the Air Force Academy's Class of 2011 at Falcon Stadium May 25.Michael B. Donley congratulated the 1,021 graduates and challenged them to be lifelong learners, team players and doers after they received their diplomas and their commissions."I know you couldn't be prouder today,"
  • 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
  • Graduation tickets now available

    Approximately 600 free, reserved-seat tickets for the Academy's Class of 2011 Graduation Ceremony on May 25, at 10 a.m., are currently available through the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce. The secretary of the Air Force, Michael B. Donley, will be the guest speaker.Tickets must be picked up in person