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  • 11 added to Academy's Class of 2013

    Eleven newly commissioned second lieutenants joined the Long Blue Line at the Academy's summer graduation and commissioning ceremony Aug. 2 in the Arnold Hall ballroom. The ceremony brings the Class of 2013's total graduates to 1,035, inlcluding 10 international graduates and five officers who commissioned into other branches of service, said
  • 'Knock on wood': So far, no major accidents during Critical Days

    The Air Force Academy has seen no serious injuries or deaths since the Critical Days of Summer safety campaign began May 27, the Academy's director of safety said July 18."Knock on any wood you can find, there have been no major accidents here," Lt. Col. Steve Harmon said, adding that people should keep risk management in mind, particularly while
  • Academy reviewing results of sexual assault survey

    Analysts across the Air Force Academy are reviewing the results of a survey conducted in the days following a stand-down to address sexual assault here June 24.The analysts, who include experts from the Behavioral Science and Leadership Department, the Commandant of Cadets staff and the Plans and Programs, Requirements, Assessments and Analyses
  • AF secretary to Class of 2013: Next chapter of your story begins today

    A total of 1,024 cadets graduated from the Air Force Academy today following a commencement address by Secretary of the Air Force Mike Donley.Donley congratulated the graduates on overcoming the stringent physical and mental challenges they faced through their four-year Academy experiences."Getting into the Academy is a highly competitive and
  • Royalty visits Academy, provides awareness for Warrior Games

    British royalty was on hand to kick off Warrior Games and to have a bit of fun with cadets here May 12.His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales, also known as Prince Harry, made a stop in Colorado Springs and the Academy during his week-long visit to the United States to raise awareness for Warrior Games, which are taking place here and at the U.S.
  • President selects Academy's next dean of faculty

    The president of the United States has nominated Col. Andrew Armacost to the U.S. Senate for promotion to the rank of brigadier general and to become the next dean of the faculty of the U.S. Air Force Academy.Armacost will assume his new duties and rank later this year. Armacost moves to the dean's chair from his current position as permanent
  • Cadet convicted, sentenced for sexual assault

    A cadet who had two charges preferred against him in September 2012 was convicted April 27 on one charge of abusive sexual contact.Cadet 2nd Class Jamil Cooks, who earlier last week pleaded guilty to two specifications of unlawful entry into the rooms of two female cadets, was sentenced to time served, dismissal and forfeiture of all pay and
  • Nearly 60 selected for promotion to maj.

    Nearly 60 officers from across the Academy have been selected for promotion in the field grade officer ranks, according to a March 29 news release from the Air Force Personnel Center. "The number of officers promoted at the Academy is a testament to the quality of the Air Force's officer corps," said Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike Gould. "The
  • Academy cancels July 4th celebration due to sequestration

    The Air Force Academy's annual Independence Day celebration has been canceled due to budgetary concerns from sequestration, Academy officials announced March 20.Sequestration has forced the Academy to cut back on many activities it would normally support, said Academy Public Affairs Director Lt. Col. John Bryan."Faced with so many uncertainties
  • Cadet convicted for attempted sodomy, wrongful sexual contact

    Cadet 2nd Class Anthony Daniels Jr. was convicted at a general court-martial March 8 and sentenced to eight months' confinement and dismissal from the Air Force.Daniels was found guilty of attempted sodomy with one victim and wrongful sexual contact against a second by a panel of five officers.He was found not guilty of aggravated sexual contact