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  • Academy recognizes annual award winners

    The Air Force Academy community packed the Falcon Club March 6 to recognize its shining stars.Retired Maj. Gen. Irving Halter Jr., the event's guest speaker, advised the awardees and audience to cherish their time in the Air Force and told attendees to stay humble."Being retired reminds me of a tombstone I once read on Boot Hill in Tombstone,
  • CCAF grad rate tops 10 percent for 2009

    Nearly 11 percent of the Air Force Academy's eligible enlisted Airmen received Community College of the Air Force degrees in 2009, giving the Academy a higher CCAF graduation rate than any of the Air Force major commands, according to CCAF statistics.The Academy ranks seventh among Air Force installations in 2009 CCAF graduation rates, behind
  • Colo. house speaker addresses Black History Month at Academy luncheon

    The speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives spoke before more than 150 people about encouraging others during a Black History Month luncheon at the Falcon Club here Feb. 22.Terrance Carroll represents District 7, comprising parts of north and northeast Denver, and is the first African-American to serve as the state house speaker."I'm
  • Recycling takes a bite out of trash

    Two recycling centers on the Academy are making it easier to lighten the load of household trash -- and maybe stash some cash at the same time.The first recycling center outside the base exchange in the Community Center is open 24/7 with bins for recycling plastic, paper, metals, cardboard and glass. Pick-ups are Mondays, Wednesdays and
  • Tuskegee Airmen recall Air Corps, Air Force experiences

    Three Tuskegee Airmen spoke with visitors, answered questions and shared experiences as part of the Academy's celebration of Black History Month at the Academy Base Exchange Feb. 16.Samuel Hunter Jr., retired Col. Lowell Bell and retired Chief Master Sgt. Loran Smith are all members of the Denver-based Hubert L. "Hooks" Jones chapter of the
  • High Country Inn welcomes Hennessy Team

    The Air Force Hennessy Team is scheduled to arrive at the Air Force Academy Feb. 17 to evaluate the High Country Inn Dining Facility on 48 major categories, including food-service management, force readiness support, food quality, employee and customer relations, resource conservation, training and safety.The Hennessy Team determines which Air
  • Clinic unveils 61,000 'new' square feet

    A ribbon cutting at the Academy Clinic Jan. 22 highlighted some 61,000 square feet of new and improved operations throughout the facility's third and fourth floors.The $25-million project allows the 10th Medical Group staff to consolidate several medical services from the Milazzo Community Center into the main clinic, said Col. Kenneth Knight, the
  • Academy chapel to add outdoor circle to worship areas

    The Air Force Academy chapel will add a worship area for followers of Earth-centered religions during a dedication ceremony, which is tentatively scheduled to be held at the circle March 10.The circle, located atop the hill overlooking the Cadet Chapel and Visitor Center, will be the latest addition to a collection of worship areas that includes
  • Academy nurse anesthetists 'never miss a beat'

    Certified registered nurse anesthetists from the Air Force Academy Clinic and thousands from across the country will tell America, "We never miss a beat," as they celebrate the 11th-annual National Nurse Anesthetist Week celebration Jan. 24-30. This year's catchphrase, "We never miss a beat," touts the quality of care that nurse anesthetists pride
  • Security forces to crack down on speeding

    Security forces personnel want drivers to go easy on the gas pedal for the new year.Speed enforcement was one of the most significant traffic safety tools for the 10th Security Forces Squadron in 2009, accounting for more than 600 tickets and more than $30,000 in fines, said Bradley Wilson, chief of plans and programs for 10th SFS.Speeders averaged