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  • Academy to conduct controlled burn May 14

    A closely coordinated prescribed burn is scheduled here May 14 to protect a state-protected species of plant known as plains ironweed.The burn will clear out up to one half of an acre of Smooth Brome, a grass competing with Iron Weed, growing just northeast of the 10th Medical Group clinic. "A prescribed burn is a controlled burn designed to meet a
  • Tricare waives referral authorization requirements through May 18

    The Tricare Management Activity is temporarily waiving the referral authorization requirement for any referrals obtained or care received by Tricare Prime enrollees from April 1 through May 18.The decision to waive the requirement is due to delays by UnitedHealthcare Military and Veterans in authorizing referrals for Tricare Prime enrollees.The
  • Summer to bring new energy projects

    This summer brings with it the potential for a new wave of energy initiatives at the Academy that will range from changing light bulbs to implementing test technology to reduce cost and save energy."Probably one of the biggest things projected to start this summer is the replacement of all the street lights with LED bulbs," said Russell Hume, a
  • Article 32 hearing scheduled for Airman accused of sexual misconduct

    An Article 32 hearing is scheduled for Monday, April 29, 2013, at the Academy for an Airman who had sexual misconduct charges preferred against him on March 28. Airman 1st Class Aaron Stubbs is charged with one specification of aggravated sexual contact and one specification of abusive contact against a female enlisted Airman, in violation of
  • Academy focuses on conserving energy

    Every day, more than 3,000 personnel here burn Academy energy when they use their workspace appliances, contributing to a monthly electricity bill steep enough to buy a house.Space heaters and dual computer monitors are just a few devices Russell Hume, a mechanical engineer with the Academy's Directorate of Installations, said Academy staff members
  • Academy closed to visitors April 9 due to weather

    The Air Force Academy is closed to all visitors April 9 because of high winds and snow. Only Defense Department ID cardholders will be allowed on the installation. The base will re-open to visitors April 10 if officials determine that weather permits.
  • Academy to implement watering restrictions

    Mandatory watering restrictions established by Colorado Springs Utilities were implemented across the base April 1, limiting watering times for all Academy residents and commercial customers. According to a CSU press release, the Colorado Springs City Council approved moving to Stage II of the city's water shortage ordinance, which implements
  • Sexual assault charges preferred against Airman

    An enlisted Airman had charges preferred against him March 28 for one specification of aggravated sexual contact and one specification of abusive sexual contact against a female enlisted Airman, in violation of Article 120 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.The 10th Air Base Wing commander, as the special court-martial convening authority
  • Pentagon delays furlough notices

    Pentagon officials have put off sending furlough notices to civilian employees until they've had a chance to analyze how pending legislation that would fund the federal government for the rest of the fiscal year will affect the Defense Department.Officials now estimate that furlough notices will go out on or about April 5, said Navy Cmdr. Leslie
  • Former Aviano pilot to be buried at Academy

    A 2003 graduate of the Air Force Academy will be buried at the Academy Cemetery with full military honors March 22.Maj. Lucas Gruenther, 33, was killed when his F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed into the Adriatic Sea during a nighttime mission Jan. 28.Gruenther was the chief of flight safety for the 31st Fighter Wing at Aviano Air Base, Italy. His body
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