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  • Superintendent addresses upper-class cadets as academic year starts

    Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle D. Johnson met with cadets in the classes of 2015 and 2016, Aug. 4, to welcome them back to the Academy and to discuss how the Academy's leaders intend to make the Academy experience more meaningful in the coming academic years."You guys are the officers and senior NCOs of the cadet wing," Johnson
  • Installations director outlines vision for new visitor center

    The Air Force Academy will move forward next month on the first step toward building a new visitor center just west of Interstate 25, the director of installations said July 21.Carlos Cruz-Gonzalez said the Air Force's Financial Management Center of Expertise in Denver conducted business case analyses on several alternatives, including sites at
  • Academy, Air Force, industry experts team to improve Cadet Chapel

    Thanks to laser technology, Academy construction officials say they can better inspect the Cadet Chapel for structural damage and web viewers can soon take virtual tours of Colorado's most photographed landmark. The interior and exterior of the chapel was laser scanned and photographed via remotely piloted aerial vehicle Monday through today as
  • Superintendent reviews 1st year at Academy, outlines path forward

    The Air Force Academy superintendent spoke with reporters June 26 about what she's observed since assuming command of the Academy in August 2013 and how the Academy plans to improve in the future.Lt. Gen. Michelle D. Johnson covered the essence of the Academy as well as steps the Academy is taking to improve its culture of commitment and climate of
  • USAFA uses Ambassador Program to inform prospective cadets

    Twenty-eight Academy cadets are taking part in the Academy Ambassadors program, giving high school students and their families a slice of cadet life.The program overseen and managed by the Admissions Directorate, gives prospective cadets the chance to meet current cadets, and is similar to campus tours given at many civilian colleges, said Maj.
  • Gate hours to change July 1

    The 10th Security Forces Squadron will implement changes to several manned gates throughout the installation beginning July 1 as a result of ongoing manpower reductions across the Air Force.The biggest change will be to North Gate operations and could have an impact on the general public as well as USAFA employees, residents and cadets. North Gate
  • Biden to Class of 2014: 'You carry America on your back'

    The Air Force Academy's Class of 2014 will face new missions as the United States draws down in Afghanistan, but the challenges they encounter will be no less formidable and complex, Vice President Joseph R. Biden said during the Academy's commencement May 28."The poet Thoreau said, 'A bluebird carries the sky on its back.' You are falcons, and you
  • Academy announces plans to search for new athletic director

    Air Force Academy Athletic Director, Dr. Hans Mueh, announced his retirement May 22 effective at the end of the 2014-2015 Academic Year. The Air Force's Academy will soon begin to market and strategically target an executive-level candidate pool with the competencies and motivation to assume the role of our Athletic Director."Dr. Mueh will have
  • Academy announces traffic control, parking for graduation

    The Air Force Academy has established traffic control and parking restrictions for the graduation ceremony at Falcon Stadium Wednesday, May 28. The North and South Gates to the Air Force Academy, and the Falcon Stadium gates, will open at 7 a.m. Graduation tickets will be needed for entry into the stadium. Ticket holders should plan to arrive at
  • 18 Academy NCOs selected for promotion to master sgt.

    Eighteen Academy NCOs were among the more than 4,000 selected across the Air Force for promotion to master sergeant, Air Force officials announced today.The 4,073 selected represent a 17.96 percent selection rate, with an average selectee overall score of 352.55. Selectees' average time in grade was 4.41 years and time in service was 15.16 years.
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