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  • Air Force leaders overhaul Airmen performance reports

    Airmen will now be rated on how well they contribute to a healthy work environment as part of a revamped officer and enlisted rating system introduced by Air Force leaders in January. According to an Air Force guidance memorandum governing the new officer and enlisted performance reports, "All Airmen are responsible for creating an organizational
  • Academy, military families hit the slopes at SnoFest

    Academy personnel and military members from five bases traveled to Keystone Resort Jan. 24 - 26 for a weekend of winter sports, camaraderie and a chance to unwind. The annual event hosted by Colorado front range military bases and installations provided participants with skiing and snowboarding, along with lodging, parties, giveaways, races, a
  • Supt.'s Call: Lt. Gen. Johnson speaks on accomplishments, challenges

    Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle D. Johnson discussed budgetary uncertainties and the essence of the Air Force Academy's mission during a series of Superintendent's calls in Arnold Hall Jan. 7.A decline of $53.5 million in the Academy's budget from fiscal year 2013 to FY 2014, and uncertainty leading into FY 2015, will force the
  • USAFA adds 5 to 'Long Blue Line'

    The U.S. Air Force's Academy added five new graduates to the "Long Blue Line' Wednesday morning during the fall semester graduation and commissioning ceremony in Arnold Hall.At the ceremony, David Baska, Spencer Boone, Christopher De La Torre, Adetunji Fisayo and Kaleb Jenkins received their diplomas and were commissioned as second lieutenants in
  • Academy instructors ready Paralympics staff for Russia

    Two instructors from the Academy's Foreign Languages department will make a contribution to the Paralympic games this year by sharing their Russian knowledge and expertise with the U.S. Olympic Committee through lessons Dec. 16-Feb. 20. Ianina Grigortchouk and Olga Scarborough, Russian instructors here, will provide Russian cultural awareness and
  • 2013 Annual Safety Award winners announced

    Four of the Academy's Annual Safety Awards were presented to two individuals, one unit and one group by Lt. Gen. Johnson Dec. 11 in the Superintendent's conference room.The awards recognize outstanding individuals, units and groups for their contribution to the USAFA safety program. Individuals are nominated by the nominee's organizational
  • Academy to hold town hall on airfield operations changes

    The Air Force Academy will hold a town hall in the gymnasium of The Classical Academy, East Campus, Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. to discuss recent changes in airfield operations, officials at the Academy said in a press release Oct. 30.Representatives from the Academy and the 306th Flying Training Group, the organization charged with airfield operations at
  • Producing 'right lieutenant' is focus of 1st superintendent's call

    Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson spoke in Arnold Hall Wednesday to let all Academy Airmen know their contributions to the nation and the Air Force are more than simply important.Johnson, a command pilot with more than 3,600 flying hours, kicked off the introductory superintendent's call with a dose of humor and kept the tone
  • Academy welcomes new superintendent

    The U.S. Air Force Academy reached its latest milestone here Monday when its new superintendent assumed command in a ceremony before hundreds of guests, Academy staff and cadets.Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson told the crowd she looks forward to leading the Academy's mission of educating, training and inspiring men and women to become officers of
  • Academy accepts 1,150 into Class of 2017

    Approximately 1,150 basic cadets were accepted into the Class of 2017 during a ceremony at the Stillman Parade Field here Tuesday.Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike Gould conducted the pass in review, and Commandant of Cadets Brig. Gen. Greg Lengyel led the new cadets in reciting the Airman's Creed. Retired Brig. Gen. Richard Carleton,