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  • Academy counselors available to help with life's challenges

    Academy Military Family Life counselors offer free and flexible short-term counseling with no strings attached. The four Academy MFLCs can meet with service members, their families, Defense Department civilians, or cadets on or off-base to provide situational, problem-solving counseling support and education in the areas of family separation, grief
  • Cadets hold 'awesome' Scout aviation workshop

    Temperatures here never climbed above 10 degrees Dec. 7, but that didn't matter to young Cameron Baker, one of several Boy Scouts who attended an aviation workshop put together by cadets in Cadet Squadron 17.While most people remarked that it was cold outside, Baker "came back in and said it was awesome," his mother, Marge Baker, wrote in an email
  • Cadet for a Day: 6-year-old joins 'long blue line'

    Aidan Peters is a playful 6-year-old from Colorado Springs. He likes country music star Taylor Swift, video games and Star Wars. His favorite color is blue, he likes Mac and cheese and he's had two open heart surgeries, the result of Tetralogy of Fallot -- a complex congenital heart defect. Due to this condition, Aidan battles with heart
  • Academy to hold town hall on airfield operations changes

    The Air Force Academy will hold a town hall in the gymnasium of The Classical Academy, East Campus, Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. to discuss recent changes in airfield operations, officials at the Academy said in a press release Oct. 30.Representatives from the Academy and the 306th Flying Training Group, the organization charged with airfield operations at
  • Academy firefighters receive medals for Black Forest fire efforts

    Roughly 35 military and civilian firefighters here received Air Force Achievement Medals and Air Force Civilian Achievement Awards in two ceremonies held Oct. 9 and 10 at Fire Stations 2 and 3 to recognize their efforts fighting the Black Forest fire in June.Academy firefighters helped save approximately 100 structures, including two schools and
  • Academy competes against international schools in Forensics Classic

    This year Academy took their annual forensics tournament to a new level--drawing in competition from across the world. The Air Force Academy held its 51st Forensics Classic Sept. 27-29 in Fairchild Hall incorporating over 400 competitors from 39 schools in 20 states and 6 countries. The tournament consisted of 11 speech events, and for the first
  • Academy makes wish come true

    A 10-year-old Colorado girl became the Academy's newest cadet when she reported for duty Sept. 19.Aubrey Aragon, from Colorado Springs, was welcomed into the Cadet Wing through the Make-a-Wish Foundation and the Academy's Cadet for a Day program, which the Academy hosts roughly four times a year."It was just an overwhelming event for her," said
  • Forum gives inside look on becoming a cadet

    The Academy Admissions Office hosted the Colorado Admissions Forum Aug. 23-24 here featuring a congressional liaison, former cadets and Academy staff to give nearly 600 high school students and their parents an up-close glimpse of all the Academy offers to prospective candidates.Among the event speakers was Ellen Cesarone, a representative from
  • Holly Petraeus talks financial safety to Academy Airmen

    Holly Petraeus, the assistant director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Office of Service Member Affairs, spoke to Academy Airmen at the Airman & Family Readiness Center here about loans, credit scores and financial scams Wednesday.The wife of retired four-star Gen. David Petraeus, this was her first official visit to the Academy."When
  • 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,