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  • Wings of Blue wins 1st national title

    The Wings of Blue Air Force Parachute Team soared to victory Sept. 11-12 at the U.S. Parachute Association National Skydiving Championships in Ottawa, Ill. This is the first victory for Wings of Blue at a USPA competition, said Lt. Col. Mike Love, commander of the 98th Flying Training Squadron.Wings of Blue fielded two teams, Air Force Impulse and
  • Former permanent professors return to AFA for Heritage to Horizons Assembly

    Retired permanent professors and deans of the faculty returned to the Air Force Academy for the biennial "Heritage to Horizons" Education Assembly Aug. 26-27.The event marked the largest gathering of retired permanent professors in the Academy's history, with permanent professors who represented a combined 335 years of service including several
  • Cadet Wing accepts Class of 2014

    The basics are gone. Today, there are only cadets.The Air Force Academy, including graduates of the Class of 1974, welcomed the Class of 2014 into the Cadet Wing Wednesday morning in a ceremony at the Stillman Parade Field.Retired Maj. Gen. Ron Sega represented the Class of '74, which is the partner class and legacy class to the newly minted
  • Three cadets graduate in summer ceremony

    The Class of 2010 added three more lieutenants to its ranks July 30 during the summer session graduating and commissioning ceremony in Arnold Hall here.The Air Force's newest second lieutenants are:-- Christopher Copeland of Huntington, Tenn. Lieutenant Copeland will graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in management, and his next assignment
  • Front Range bases to honor retirees

    Sir Isaac Newton told a fellow scientist in a letter that if he could see farther, it's because he was "standing on the shoulders of giants."Organizers of the Retiree Appreciation Day, scheduled for July 24 in Arnold Hall here, know what Newton had in mind. Like him, they say, they also stand on the shoulders of giants. And the organizers want
  • Board of Visitors members gain perspectives on Airmanship

    Retired Col. Sue Ross and a cadet pilot soared through the blue skies above the Air Force Academy Saturday, practicing stall avoidance maneuvers and pulling Gs with only the sound of the wind against their glider to accompany them. Elsewhere, A.J. Scribante and a tandem jumper stepped out of a UV-18 Twin Otter aircraft and hurtled toward the ground
  • Cadets rescue injured hiker on Pikes Peak

    When two cadets from the Air Force Academy decided to hike Pikes Peak July 17, "become heroes" was not on the itinerary. But by the time they reached the 14,110-foot summit -- carrying a hiker who had broken her foot two miles from the top -- they had at least one person's heartfelt gratitude.Cadets 1st Class Stephen Shaffer from Cadet Squadron 12
  • Changes in the air for KAFA FM

    Big things are in the works for the Air Force Academy radio station, KAFA 97.7 FM.For one, a request for an increase in wattage is in the pipeline and appears likely to be approved. That would boost the station's power from 20 watts to 100 watts, which is what its current license allows."KAFA is currently looking at ways to increase our signal
  • Commandant assignment 'a dream come true' for 1986 graduate

    A 1986 Air Force Academy graduate and B-1 Lancer pilot with more than 4,200 flight hours assumed command of the Academy's Cadet Wing in a ceremony July 9.Brig. Gen. Richard Clark succeeds Brig. Gen. Sam Cox, who has been selected for reassignment as commander of Air Mobility Command's 618th Tanker Airlift Control Center at Scott Air Force Base,
  • Superintendent participates in Biennial of the Americas roundtable

    Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike Gould took part in a 12-person roundtable discussion on education during the Biennial of the Americas summit in Denver July 6.The discussion focused on how to narrow the achievement gap for minorities throughout the Western Hemisphere.Other participants in the discussion included Other guests included