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  • Officials to get tough on unauthorized network devices

    The 10th Communications Squadron will clamp down on restrictions against connecting privately- owned devices to the Academy's computer networks beginning Oct. 1, 10th Mission Support Group officials announced Aug. 30.Even connecting a personal device to a computer to charge it "poses a tremendous threat to the security" of the Academy's computer
  • Counselors can help with post-deployment transition

    If military family life consultants had a motto, it might be: "Have counseling license -- will travel."Consultants can meet with service members, Defense Department civilians or family members at just about any on- or off-base location, said Jodie Rhone, a school liaison officer at the Airman and Family Readiness Center here July 30.The consultants
  • Front Range bases assist with displacement vouchers

    Airmen from the Air Force Academy, Schriever and Peterson Air Force bases and employees from Fort Carson set up a processing line at the Academy's Community Center July 9-10 to help file vouchers for Academy housing and enlisted dormitory residents who were displaced during the Waldo Canyon Fire.More than 600 families evacuated Pine Valley and
  • Colo. Springs bases enter fight vs. Waldo Canyon fire

    When Colorado Springs, Colo., called for aid in fighting the quickly spreading Waldo Canyon fire, which started Saturday and grew to nearly 3,500 acres by Monday, the Defense Department answered in strength, deploying multiple aircraft and opening its flightlines for firefighting operations.The Air Force Academy made its airfield available for
  • Little Heroes: Academy children recognized for efforts while parents are deployed

    Eight young family members were recognized at an inaugural Home Front Heroes award ceremony May 7 at the Airman and Family Readiness Center for their outstanding contributions while a parent was deployed.The children, ages 4-14, received a certificate and American flag medal for their outstanding support and sacrifices that allowed their parents
  • Families attend deployment networking event

    Families ate, played games and mingled at the third Deployment Networking Summit March 8 at the Academy's Youth Center. Twenty-one Airmen and family members attended the event to ask questions about deployment and connect with other military members and families before they deploy."They're supposed to wear the country that they're going to, look
  • 10th MDG nurse named Nightingale luminary

    The 10th Medical Group's Perioperative Services Flight commander was recognized as one of six luminaries for the Florence Nightingale Award for Leadership in Clinical Practice during a ceremony in Colorado Springs March 3.Lt. Col. Lisa Cole and the other luminaries from the Colorado Springs Nightingale Committee will be considered for a Nightingale
  • Natural Resources Office wins national conservation award

    The Air Force Academy's Natural Resources Office was selected as the winner of the 2011 National Military Conservation Partner Award March 1 by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.The award will be presented twice in Atlanta, first at the National Military Fish and Wildlife Association's general session on March 13 and again at the National Fish and
  • Academy honors local stars at awards banquet

    The Air Force Academy recognized 12 superstars at the fourth-annual Academy Awards Banquet Feb. 25.Forty-four nominees from across Academy mission elements competed in 12 individual categories to earn the right to be named the Academy's best.Eighteen enlisted nominees were selected from more than 828 enlisted Airmen across the Academy, while 18
  • Clinic officials clarify enrollment changes at town hall

    The 10th Medical Group commander held a town hall meeting at the Community Center auditorium here Jan. 17 to answer questions from the retiree community about the medical group's decision not to accept new Tricare Plus enrollments.Those who turned 65 before Jan. 1 and are currently enrolled with the 10th MDG may continue to receive care at the
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