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  • Academy contracting specialist to compete in U.S. Amateur

    A contracting specialist here will take a swing at a leading national golf tournament next week.Alex Kephart, 26, of the 10th Contracting Squadron, will compete in the 2013 U.S. Amateur Championship Aug. 12-18 at the Country Club in Brookline, Mass. This will be the first U.S. Golf Association event he will compete in after qualifying for the
  • Mock disaster readies Academy firefighters

    Army National Guard helicopters buzzed over the Academy and firefighters rushed to aid victims in a simulated plane crash July 22 as part of a multi-agency emergency response exercise in preparation for a catastrophic event.Twelve military and civilian Academy firefighters along with the Colorado National Guard, El Paso County Search and Rescue,
  • Interstate 25 construction on North Gate Boulevard to begin next week

    Construction to reconfigure the northbound and southbound exits from Interstate 25 to North Gate Boulevard is scheduled to begin Monday and will delay travel for those heading to and from the North Gate. Loop ramps for Exit 156A and 156B will be removed to create a roundabout where the ramps intersect with North Gate Boulevard. The purpose of the
  • Academy water report released

    Academy members can get inside knowledge on the water they drink from the 2013 Drinking Water Quality Report distributed here last week.Bioenvironmental Engineering released the annual report June 28 to inform Academy employees and residents on the water quality and services Colorado Springs Utilities supplies to the base every day. BE tested water
  • Academy firefighters step up efforts to combat Black Forest blaze

    Sixteen firefighters and five vehicles from the Air Force Academy Fire Department joined up with their counterparts from Peterson and Schriever Air Force bases, Fort Carson's 4th Infantry Division, the Colorado National Guard and local community agencies to battle a fire in Black Forest that has quickly surpassed the 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire as the
  • Academy stands up resources for families affected by wildfire

    The Airman and Family Readiness Center here activated its Emergency Family Assistance Control Center Thursday at Building 6248 in response to the Black Forest Fire.Families affected by the fire can contact the EFACC at 333-3444, 333-3445 or 800-379-1455.The EFACC, open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., provides communication and information in a centralized
  • Local bases support Black Forest Fire efforts

    In accordance with an agreement with Black Forest, an incident management team of nine firefighters and two fire trucks from the Air Force Academy has deployed to fight the Black Forest Fire in northeast Colorado Springs.The effort to contain the fire, which consumed 7,500 acres June 11, involves hundreds of people from numerous agencies.Academy
  • Fire on Academy grounds is 50-percent contained

    A one-half acre fire that broke out in Jacks Valley in the northern part of the Air Force Academy is 50 percent contained as of 11 a.m. Mountain Time. No structures are threatened and no one has been injured. The cause is unknown at this time. Fire crews from the Academy, Tri-Lakes, El Paso County and the U.S. Forest Service will continue to
  • 10th Air Base Wing welcomes new commander

    Col. Stacey T. Hawkins assumed command of the 10th Air Base Wing in a ceremony here June 10 at 10:10 a.m.A 1991 Academy graduate, Hawkins returned to take over for the previous commander, Col. Tim Gibson."Twenty-two years ago last month, I couldn't have fathomed having an opportunity such as this," Hawkins said. "From the moment we came through the
  • Academy's conservation effort results in big savings

    Thanks to a base-wide conservation effort led by the 10th Civil Engineer Squadron, the Academy has significantly slashed its water usage and tax dollar spending.According to Fred Williams, the 10 CES chief of operations, the Academy's water conservation effort mirrors recent restrictions approved by the Colorado Springs City Council to reduce water