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  • Native American legacy is one of honor, dedication

    During November, the nation pays tribute to the contributions of Native Americans throughout U.S. history.On Aug. 3, 1990, President George H. W. Bush approved a joint resolution designating November as National American Indian Heritage Month, commonly referred to as Native American Heritage Month.Many tribes were involved in the War of 1812, and
  • Academy prepares for Ebola response exercise

    Airmen with the 10th Medical Group are practicing how they would respond to a patient with a possible case of Ebola hemorrhagic fever this week in advance of a multi-agency exercise scheduled for Nov. 5.The practice will involve how to don and doff personal protective equipment, how to recognize symptoms of possible Ebola infection and how to set
  • CFC is in full swing

    Personnel across the Academy have been contributing to charities of their choice in support of the 2014 Combined Federal Campaign since Oct. 1.CFC keyworkers from various units here have been tracking Academy contributions, with a current total of $299,000 and 587 pledges, since Oct. 27.Last year, the Academy raised $ 347,225 for the Pikes Peak
  • Fire Dept. open house draws hundreds

    How many firefighters does it take to open a car like a tin can?The answer is four, but if you checked out the Air Force Academy Fire Department's Aug. 16 open house, you already knew that.About 800 people attended this year's open house, which included a vehicle extrication demo by 10th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters, a military working dog
  • Healthcare at a high cost: Stand-alone emergency rooms not TRICARE authorized

    TRICARE beneficiaries need to pay close attention to their facility of choice when en route for emergency care. Despite newer and closer emergency rooms surfacing throughout Colorado Springs, not all are affiliated with a hospital, therefore could increase a patient's ER bill by thousands of dollars."Emergency centers popping up in the area, such
  • 10th CES firefighters get into the heat

    A crowd of firemen sat patiently on the soft earth surrounding a house in Pine Valley housing here Aug. 14. Smoke billowed from the wide open front doors, and flames could be seen arching up through a hole in the foundation, but no one moved to stop it. Despite the soft drops of rain falling from the gray sky overhead, the firefighters seemed
  • 10th CES commander honored as Great Minds in STEM Military and Civilian Hero

    The 10th Civil Engineer Squadron commander Lt. Col. Jose Rivera, was recently named as one of the Great Minds in STEM 2014 Military and Civilian Heroes. The STEM Military and Civilian Hero Awards were established in 2010 by Great Minds in STEM, formerly the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference, in partnership with the U.S.
  • 10th CS Airman to run for good cause

    A network administrator with the 10th Communications Squadron at the Academy will compete in the 2014 Air Force Marathon at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Sept. 20 to raise money for the Air Force Enlisted Village.Airman 1st Class Dylan MacDermot is the only Academy representative scheduled to run in the marathon as a member of the
  • 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
  • 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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