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  • Academy holds memorial service for first African-American graduate

    Charles V. Bush, a graduate of the Air Force Academy's Class of 1963 and a Vietnam veteran, was laid to rest during a memorial service at the Academy's Memorial Pavilion March 16.Bush, also known as "BG-1" for being the Academy's first black graduate, died Nov. 5, 2012, at his home in Lolo, Mont.Friends and family members, including Board of
  • Academy Band receives multiple honors in Air Force media contest

    The NCO in charge of the Air Force Academy Band's video production team and a vocalist for the Academy Band's Blue Steel group was named the best public affairs musician in the Air Force, according to Air Force Media Contest results released by the Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs office March 14.Tech. Sgt. Julie Bradley enlisted in the
  • Academy to observe Women's History Month

    The Air Force Academy's Special Observances Committee will celebrate women with ties to the Academy during a Women's History Month observance luncheon at the Falcon Club March 18 at 11:30 a.m.The observance will honor two cadets for their innovative research, a 2007 graduate who's given back to the community through her outreach efforts and the Air
  • Teen who researched biofuels at Academy wins $100,000 prize

    A senior at Cheyenne Mountain High School who conducted research at the Air Force Academy on the use of algae as biofuel won a $100,000 award in the Intel Science Talent Search, Intel Corporation announced March 13.Sara Volz, 17, was selected from more than 1,700 students around the nation.Volz is the youngest person to have worked in the Academy's
  • President nominates 1st female Air Force Academy superintendent

    The president of the United States nominated Maj. Gen. Michelle Johnson for the appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment to serve as Air Force Academy's 19th superintendent. If confirmed by the Senate, Johnson would become the first woman to hold the position.Currently serving as NATO's deputy chief of staff for operations
  • Ambassadors of Inclusion program seeks applicants

    The Air Force Academy Diversity Office seeks rising two-degrees to join the Academy's Ambassadors of Inclusion program by submitting applications by noon Feb. 19.The AOI program affords cadets entering their junior year an opportunity to shadow executives in multinational firms in foreign countries and learn about the impact of national culture on
  • Health, welfare inspection finds 131 incidents at Academy

    An Air Force-wide health and welfare inspection conducted to emphasize an environment of respect, trust and professionalism in the workplace found 131 incidents of unprofessional, inappropriate or offensive displays at the Air Force Academy, according to inspection results released Jan. 18.Findings were broken down by the type of unit where
  • Religious respect conference attendees discuss Academy's progress

    Representatives from Air Force major commands, religious endorsing organizations, First Amendment watchdog groups and others gathered at the Air Force Academy Oct. 30-31 to review the religious climate here.Chief among the topics discussed was the religious respect training program, which was established after a similar conference in 2010 outlined
  • 2012 religious respect conference to focus on Academy's progress

    QUICK LINKS Training Accommodation Interfaith Outreach Religion and National Security Next Steps Chaplains, cadets on the Academy's Cadet Interfaith Council and officials with
  • Brown bag panelists discuss balancing career, family

    The Chief Diversity Office held a brown bag lunch Sept. 21 on a topic of barriers: challenges we face today from balancing career and family lives. The event, part of an Academy women's initiative, included a five-person panel with Chief Diversity Officer Adis Vila serving as moderator.The panelists included an Airman who as a single mother had to