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  • Sequestered: Academy feels effects, but graduation, in-processing still on

    Sequestration took effect at midnight March 1, potentially affecting nearly 1,500 civilian employees at the Academy, but it is not expected to push back Class of 2013 graduation or Class of 2017 in-processing.The Air Force has proposed civilian furloughs covering 22 discontinuous days from April to September, said Gail Colvin, the Academy's
  • Court-martial to begin March 5

    A court-martial will begin March 5 for a cadet who had sexual misconduct charges preferred against him in September 2012. Cadet 2nd Class Anthony Daniels Jr. faces charges of sodomy, attempted sodomy and aggravated sexual contact.Charges are merely accusations; Daniels is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
  • President nominates 1st female Air Force Academy superintendent

    The president of the United States nominated Maj. Gen. Michelle Johnson for the appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment to serve as Air Force Academy's 19th superintendent. If confirmed by the Senate, Johnson would become the first woman to hold the position.Currently serving as NATO's deputy chief of staff for operations
  • Air Force cuts aviation support for public events

    As the Air Force braces for sequester, leadership has cancelled all aviation support to public events for at least the remainder of the fiscal year and is standing down the Thunderbirds aerial demonstration team to save flying hours to support readiness needs. Effective March 1, active-duty, Reserve and Guard units will cease all aviation support
  • Okla. senator receives Academy's first character, leadership award

    Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe received the Air Force Academy's Character and Leadership Award Feb. 22, making him the award's first recipient.The award is given to a U.S. citizen whose life, professional career and community service endeavors exemplify the finest examples of exemplary character and leadership in public service. "Senator Inhofe
  • Cadet found dead at Academy

    Air Force Academy Cadet 4th Class James L. Walsh died Saturday night in the cadet area.Academy personnel found Walsh, contacted emergency services and attempted to revive him using life-saving measures without success. "The Academy is deeply saddened by the tragic loss we suffered Saturday," said Lt. Gen. Mike Gould, the Academy superintendent. "As
  • Academy moves powered-flight airspace to avoid conflict

    Go East, young man. That's not quite the same advice offered to 19th-century settlers moving to Colorado, but none of them had to fly in airspace shared by two major airports.New training areas for the Air Force Academy's powered flight airmanship program took effect in December, moving operations several miles east of the previous areas.The
  • Cadet to face Article 32 hearing Jan. 31

    A cadet who had sexual assault charges preferred against him in September will face an Article 32 hearing Jan. 31.Cadet 2nd Class Jamil Cooks faces three specifications of one charge that he violated Article 120 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice -- one for aggravated sexual assault and two for aggravated sexual contact -- and one charge of
  • Health, welfare inspection finds 131 incidents at Academy

    An Air Force-wide health and welfare inspection conducted to emphasize an environment of respect, trust and professionalism in the workplace found 131 incidents of unprofessional, inappropriate or offensive displays at the Air Force Academy, according to inspection results released Jan. 18.Findings were broken down by the type of unit where
  • Academy cadets march in 57th inaugural parade

    Cadets with the Air Force Academy's outstanding cadet squadron of 2012 marched down the streets of Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington Jan. 21 as part of the 57th Inauguration Parade, honoring the swearing-in of President Barack Obama.The Raptors of Cadet Squadron 22 were greeted by hundreds of thousands of spectators as they merged onto the 1.5-mile