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  • Vandenberg Hall boasts new facelift

    With a half-century of wear and tear under its belt, Vandenberg Hall is now receiving some much-needed renovations.Before the upgrades, the cadet dormitories in the east side of Vandenberg Hall were "dismal" and a "draft trap," said Lt. Col. Jace Davey, 10th Civil Engineer Squadron commander. The nine-phase project began with upgrades to mechanical
  • Rampart Lodge brings home Innkeeper Trophy

    Sixteen staffers of the Academy's Rampart Lodge were rewarded Dec. 2 with a trip to New York City to receive the prestigious Innkeeper Trophy at the International Hotel/Motel and Restaurant Show."I'm extremely proud of my staff," said Rampart Lodge general manager Giuseppe La Bella. "They couldn't stop working even in New York. Our housekeepers
  • 10th SFS Airman wins 'Tuskegee Airman of the Week' award at Balad

    A security forces patroller deployed from the Air Force Academy's 10th Security Forces Squadron was named the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing's Tuskegee Airman of the Week for Nov. 22-28.Staff Sgt. Audrina L. Corpuz was presented with an award and a commander's coin at the wing headquarters here Dec. 4."Sergeant Corpuz has not only has excelled as an
  • Holiday spirit comes alive at the Academy

    More than 200 people attended a Christmas tree lighting at the Academy's Community Center Chapel Dec. 1. The evening's special guest was Santa Claus, who arrived on an Academy Fire Department fire truck.
  • 10th Air Base Wing announces Veterans Day hours

    The 10th Air Base Wing has released hours for on-base services on Veterans Day.Open facilities will include the fitness center and Rampart Lodge, the AAFES Base Exchange and shopette, the commissary and the Barry Goldwater Visitor Center.Hours of operation for facilities are as follows:10th ABW ServicesFitness Center: 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.10th
  • Academy named Air Force's 'Net Zero' installation

    What began as a self-imposed initiative at the Academy has now garnered the attention of Headquarters Air Force, the Department of Defense, and the Department of Energy. In October 2009, the U.S. Air Force named the Academy as its selection for the Air Force Net Zero Energy Installation initiative. Under the initiative, each branch of the military
  • Academy firefighters return to world competition stage

    The Academy Fire Department helped set and then broke its own world record, and earned four national championships and two second-place trophies at the Firefighter Combat Challenge Nationals Oct. 30 through Saturday, in Arlington, Texas. The Firefighter Combat Challenge simulates the physical demands of real-life firefighting by running
  • Academy physicians discuss H1N1 lessons learned

    Senior medical officials who successfully slowed the spread of H1N1 flu virus at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., published what they learned in an October article featured in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Air Force Lt. Col. (Dr.) Catherine Witkop, a preventive medicine physician from the Academy's 10th Medical
  • 10th Medical Group lists clinic relocations

    As the 10th Medical Group nears completion of its remodeling project, several clinics will change locations over the course of the next two months to the main clinical building of the 10th Medical Group. These clinics will consolidate from the Community Center, the Temporary Phasing Facility and from within the main clinic to their new locations.
  • Command chief meets with Academy's enlisted

    The Academy's command chief master sergeant met with enlisted Airmen here during a pair of enlisted calls Sept. 23 and 24 at the base theater. Chief Master Sgt. Todd Salzman switched back and forth between humor, passion and businesslike straight talk during his conversations with servicemembers from the Academy's direct reporting unit and 10th Air
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