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  • Wings of Blue celebrates its 50th Anniversary

    The Academy celebrated the golden anniversary of the Wings of Blue parachute team May 16 with an open house at the 98th Flying Training Squadron, a "Blue Suit" ceremony to induct new members, and a banquet attended by alumni and senior leaders. There were five members on the original Wings of Blue -- four from the Class of '64 and one from '65. Two
  • Mosquitoes have met their match

    Starting today, the 10th Medical Group Public Health office will be placing mosquito traps in areas throughout the Academy. The traps will be placed in "high-people traffic areas," including base housing areas, the child development centers, installation gate entrances, Jacks Valley and other places throughout the Academy.According to Senior Airman
  • Academy nurse receives Nightingale luminary award

    The 10th Medical Group's Anesthesia Element Chief was one of six luminaries recently recognized for the 2014 Florence Nightingale Award for Leadership in Clinical Innovation during a banquet in Colorado Springs. Maj. Adeleke Oyemade, a certified registered nurse anesthetist and flight nurse here, was honored March 14 for his lifesaving care while
  • 'Honor and distinction': two 10th Security Forces Airmen recognized for excellence

    Two Airmen assigned to the 10th Security Forces Squadron were recently recognized by their peers across the state for excellence in the line of duty.Senior Master Sgt. Shadd McKee was selected as the Outstanding Security Forces Senior NCO Defender of the Year, and Department of the Air Force officer Fabian Pollard was selected as the Air Force
  • First responders, government officials chart wildfire response through 2014

    A team of more than 25 experts from local and government agencies exchanged ideas on how to manage wildfires 10 years into the future during the Academy's Center of Innovation conference here Feb. 13-14. Experts from the Red Cross, Intel Corp., IBM, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, local firefighters and government officials took part this
  • 10th ABW medical professional recognized for leadership

    A program analyst with the 10th Medical Support Squadron here received the Air Force Medical Service's Civilian Leadership Award, the Air Force Surgeon General's Office announced Jan. 31.Kristy Viera received the award for her software engineering work for a medical flight screening database that cut the processing time for cadets' physicals in
  • News Release: USAFA Flying team wins 27th straight NIFA Region 1 championship

    For the 27th year in a row, Air Force Academy cadets have won the Region 1 National Intercollegiate Flying Association competition.The cadets won first place in nine events, including being named overall flying event champs."Not only did the team demonstrate precision flying skills, it represented the Air Force through sportsmanship and
  • 10th CONS civilian to attend management course

    Leadership training is not just for uniformed Airmen -- it's part and parcel of the career path for most federal civilians as well.Alex Kephart, a 10th Contracting Squadron contracting specialist here will attend the Defense Civilian Emerging Leader Program this year in Southbridge, Mass. He'll fly to and from Southbridge to attend the course, held
  • USAFA tax center now open

    The Academy's Tax Center will open for business today, providing tax assistance for active-duty service members, their families, and cadets here through April 15.The center will be open for appointments between 8-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays to assist Airmen in filing their state and federal tax returns for 2013. "The Academy Tax
  • Air Force leaders overhaul Airmen performance reports

    Airmen will now be rated on how well they contribute to a healthy work environment as part of a revamped officer and enlisted rating system introduced by Air Force leaders in January. According to an Air Force guidance memorandum governing the new officer and enlisted performance reports, "All Airmen are responsible for creating an organizational