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  • F-15 pilot selected to receive Jabara Award

    An F-15E Strike Eagle pilot and 2004 graduate of the Air Force Academy was selected Jan. 25 to receive the 2011 Col. James Jabara Award for Airmanship.Capt. Mike Polidor, a member of Air Force Global Strike Command, distinguished himself through heroic actions in an Operation Enduring Freedom sortie supporting United States and Afghan National Army
  • LEAD candidates visit Air Force Academy

    More than 25 Airmen from bases in the United States and Europe visited the Air Force Academy Jan. 13-14 as part of the Leaders Encouraging Airmen Development Diversity Visitation Program. LEAD is a commissioning program that allows up to 85 active-duty Airmen and 85 reservists or Guardsmen to enter the Academy as cadets.Airman 1st Class Justin
  • 'In the Stairwell' performs live on local TV

    Cadet singers with the cadet a cappella group "In the Stairwell" performed live for all Southern Colorado today, with an appearance on KKTV's mid-morning news program.This is the second year that In the Stairwell, an unofficial cadet club that performs in the local community, has appeared on live television. The cadets performed a 'mash-up' mix
  • Board of Visitors to meet in Washington Dec. 10

    The Air Force Academy's Board of Visitors is scheduled to meet in Washington Dec. 10 in the U.S. Capitol Building Visitor Center, Main Conference Room. The purpose of this meeting is to review morale and discipline, social climate, curriculum, instruction physical equipment, fiscal affairs, academic methods, and other matters relating to the
  • Academy holds religious respect conference

    Leaders from national Christian, Jewish, Freethinker, Earth-Centered and interfaith religious organizations met at the Air Force Academy Monday and Tuesday to discuss how the Academy can best train cadets to respect other faiths, and how to continue to foster an environment that encourages accommodation of religious practices.Joining them were
  • Academy selects chief diversity officer

    An attorney and business executive with experience in academia, government and private law practice will become the Air Force Academy's chief diversity officer, Academy officials announced Oct. 29.Adis Maria Vila will serve as the strategic leader, diversity advocate and principal adviser to Academy leaders on diversity programs and issues and the
  • Academy officials share climate survey details

    Air Force Academy officials discussed detailed results of the 2009-2010 Cadet and Permanent Party Climate Assessment Surveys Oct. 29.Analysis of the survey revealed positive indicators, such as the overall view of the Academy, but also notes gaps in racial, religious and gender relations."We asked a lot of tough questions on the 2009/2010 survey,
  • Academy hits milestone for new CCLD

    Air Force Academy officials signed an environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact at the proposed site of the Center for Character and Leadership Development Oct. 6.The new facility, scheduled to break ground in spring 2011 and be completed in 2013, will accommodate the expanding CCLD program and house approximately 65 annual
  • Superintendent speaks with Denver alumni, boosters

    A few dozen die-hard Falcons fans in Denver were treated to the Gould standard of guest speakers Sept. 9.Lt. Gen. Mike Gould, the Air Force Academy superintendent, spoke to members of the Denver Quarterback Club, which comprises Academy alumni and boosters who live in the Denver metro area, at a group luncheon in Parker, Colo.Flanked by tables
  • Academy cadet pronounced dead in Colo. Springs hospital

    An Air Force Academy cadet was pronounced dead Sept. 16 at approximately 3:30 a.m. at Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs, Colo., after he was found unconscious in his dormitory room at the Air Force Academy Sept. 15.Cadet 1st Class Marc Henning, a native of Crossville, Ill., was 22. He was assigned to Cadet Squadron 20.The cause of the death is