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In the Stairwell performs “Some Nights” by FUN for America’s Got Talent at the Dolby Theater on Aug. 15, 2017. This performance earned enough votes to move the group to the Semi Finals. (Courtesy photo by Kevin Polizzotto) AF Academy cadet’s journey on America’s Got Talent
For the 15 members of the singing group, In the Stairwell, a journey that began in fall 2016, culminates at the Dolby Theater on America’s Got Talent Sept. 13, 2017.
0 9/13
2017
Default Air Force Logo Parent groups reach out to cadets from hurricane-struck Gulf Coast
When Hurricane Harvey struck Texas, the North Texas Parent Club “got mobilized” and organized a dinner Sept. 1, 2017, at a Colorado Springs, Colorado restaurant for cadets from the Gulf Coast.
0 8/31
2017
U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Elizabeth Hartman gets taken to the ground by a military working dog during MWD aggression training at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, June 28, 2017. The U.S. Air Force Academy cadets are deployed to the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing as part of the academy’s Operation Air Force program, which exposes cadets to a variety of career fields to aid them in their future career selections.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Hehnly) USAFA cadets train for future at 386th AEW
Each summer, rising juniors at the U.S. Air Force Academy travel to military bases across the globe to get a first-hand look at how support and operational functions work together to accomplish a wing’s mission. This year, the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing hosted approximately twenty cadets as part of the Air Force Academy’s Operation Air Force program.
0 7/06
2017
An Airman prepares to launch a small unmanned aerial vehicle in April at Camp Roberts, California. Cadets and midshipmen from the Air Force Academy, the U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy, competed in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency-sponsored Swarm Competition at the camp, April 23-25, 2017. During the competition, teams of cadets and midshipmen flew the small UAVs in swarm formation while protecting territory on the ground. (U.S. Air Force photo) Academy cadets compete in UAS competition
The Air Force Academy took second place to the Naval Academy at the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency sponsored unmanned aerial systems Swarm Competition, April 23-25 at Camp Roberts, California.
0 5/05
2017
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein, his wife Dawn and Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson pose for a photo during the Congressional social congratulating the U.S. Air Force Academy football team for winning the Commander in Chief’s Trophy, at the Dirkson Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C., May 1, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Wayne A. Clark) Trump presents CINC Trophy to USAFA
The U.S. Air Force Academy football team received the Commander in Chief’s Trophy from President Donald Trump during a visit to the White House May 2, 2017.
0 5/02
2017
Air Force Chief of Staff David L. Goldfein speaks with members of the workforce during an all-call at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., March 30. Goldfein highlighted how important Hanscom's work is and shared his thoughts about the future of the Air Force, including attributes for future fights and his major focus areas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mark Herlihy) CSAF shares thoughts, stresses importance of Hanscom work during visit
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein visited Hanscom Air Force Base March 28 to 30, 2017 to learn more about the work done at the base, meet with local civic officials to discuss collaboration, and share his insight about where the Air Force currently is and where it’s headed.
0 4/04
2017
Tech. Sgt. Giselle Janousek, a military training instructor from Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, mentors cadet cadre during a visit to the Air Force Academy's Jacks Valley. Lackland MTIs joined cadet cadre in Jacks Valley this week as part of an Air Education and Training Command and USAFA training partnership. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mike Kaplan) MTIs and cadet cadre form partnership
A group of military training instructors from Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, joined cadet cadre in Jacks Valley, Colorado, toward the end of July as part of an Air Education and Training Command and U.S. Air Force Academy training partnership.
0 8/02
2016
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: July 19
In this look around the Air Force, the head of Air Combat Command testifies before members of the House Armed Services Committee, the KC-46 Pegasus hits another milestone, and U.S. Air Force Academy cadets experience what the deployed life is like.
0 7/19
2016
Default Air Force Logo Air Force Junior ROTC partners up with AFA for StellarXplorer competition
The Air Force Association is striving to increase participation in its third annual StellarXplorers competition this year by teaming up with the Air Force Junior ROTC headquarters. The new partnership will introduce the event to almost four times as many students compared to previous years.
0 6/30
2016
President Barack Obama delivers the commencement address to the Class of 2016 at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., June 2, 2016. Air Force photo by Bill Evans Obama addresses Academy graduates
President Barack Obama shared with the graduating cadets of the U.S. Air Force Academy some of the lessons he has learned in more than seven years as president and commander in chief during a June 2 commencement ceremony in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
0 6/03
2016
Maj. Gen. Vincent Mancuso, the mobilization assistant to the Air Force chief of staff, speaks to Air Force ROTC Detachment 330 cadets at the University of Maryland in College Park, Md., Feb. 18, 2016. Mancuso, who served as an F-4 Phantom II pilot during Operation Desert Storm, spoke to the cadets about personal leadership lessons he learned as a young pilot during the conflict 25 years ago and how those lessons are applicable to the cadets as they begin their Air Force careers as officers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Zach Anderson) Air Force senior leaders share lessons learned from Desert Storm
During recent visits to Howard University and the University of Maryland, two Air Force senior leaders shared memories and lessons learned from Operation Desert Storm with more than 160 Washington, D.C., area Air Force ROTC cadets as part of the Air Force’s focus on the 25th anniversary of the conflict.
0 2/19
2016
Cadet 1st Class Cody Haggin tests a dynamic motion seat in the Warfighter Effective Research Center at the U.S. Air Force Academy Oct. 23, 2015. Cadets will use the chair to research the effects of simulated motion in advancement of flight proficiency in cadet subjects. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Bill Evans) Cadet research project designed to improve flight training
Cadet researchers at the U.S. Air Force Academy are using the latest technology to improve pilot training. It's a seat. But it's not just any seat. It's a dynamic motion seat, a replica of a pilot seat with electric components that allow it to function like an actual crew seat and imitate the motions a pilot may experience in the air.
0 11/16
2015
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. James Sage, Hawaiian Raptors pilot, discusses U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor capabilities with Republic of Korea Air Force Academy cadets, Nov. 10, 2015, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. The cadets’ visit was part of an effort to build a foundation of partnership and interoperability between Headquarters Pacific Air Forces and future ROKAF leaders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amanda Dick/Released) PACAF hosts first visit of Korean cadets
Pacific Air Forces hosted more than 70 Republic of Korea Air Force Academy cadets at its headquarters Nov. 10 for its first-ever visit by a ROKAFA cadet class.
1 11/16
2015
Latin American cadets, hosts from the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force's International Affairs Office and personnel from the 436th Airlift Wing, stand in front of a C-5M Super Galaxy Oct. 15, 2015, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. The nose of the aircraft is in the raised position as part of the demonstration given to the cadets showing how heavy equipment can roll-on/roll-off of the cargo transport aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Greg L. Davis) Latin American cadets learn about airlift
Dover Air Force Base officials hosted 26 cadets from 13 countries in Central and South America as they toured the base's transport aircraft types during a visit Oct. 15.
0 10/21
2015
Cadets march in the Founders Day Parade April 14, 2012, at the Air Force Academy's Stillman Parade Field. The Academy will hold its 2013 Founders Day events April 5-6. Founders Day commemorates the establishment of the Air Force Academy April 1, 1954. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) Academy releases non-rated career field selections
The Air Force Academy's Manpower and Personnel Directorate released statistics Nov. 18 on cadets selected by the Air Force Personnel Center for non-rated Air Force careers.
0 11/18
2014
Second Lt. Devin Hightower chats with Cadet Candidates Isaiah Honable (left), Jordan Rivera, Zachary Lamarca, Tyrell Howard and Dylan Clark on the importance of maintaining military standards Nov. 5, 2014, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Hightower is a U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School military training officer. (U.S. Air Force photo) New lieutenants give back to Academy Prep School
Every year, the U.S. Air Force Academy adds to the ever-growing Long Blue Line of graduates. The new second lieutenants, after having spent the last four years together, scatter across the world. Few will return to the Academy in a professional context.
0 11/12
2014
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III speaks to cadets Sept. 29, 2014, during his weeklong visit to the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo. Welsh told the cadets that today's Cadet Wing owes its success to the achievements of previous cadets and Academy graduates. Welsh challenged the cadets to build upon the Academy's legacy once they graduate. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jason Gutierrez) CSAF to Academy: 'Adapting to change key to success'
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III arrived at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, Sept. 29, as part of a week-long stay. Welsh wanted to take some time to thank Academy Airmen for the part they play here and in the Air Force.
0 10/01
2014
Members of the Academy Cyber Competition team run through scenarios in preparation for an upcoming competition Dec. 10, 2013, at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo. The team took second place at the conclusion of the 14th annual National Security Administration inter-service Cyber Defense Exercise here April 8-11. (U.S. Air Force Photo/John Van Winkle) Air Force cadets take 2nd place in NSA cyber exercise
The Air Force Academy took second place at the conclusion of the 14th annual National Security Administration inter-service Cyber Defense Exercise, or CDX, here April 8 - 11.
0 4/17
2014
Members of the Academy Cyber Competition team run through practice scenarios Dec. 10, 2013, at the U.S. Air Force Academy. (U.S. Air Force Photo/John Van Winkle) Academy cyber team showcases international prowess
The Air Force Academy's Cyber Competition team placed first out of 47 teams in the western hemisphere, and fifth among 123 teams overall in the University of California Santa Barbara International Capture the Flag cyber competition Dec. 6.
0 12/13
2013
It's not every day Airmen get the chance to ask the highest ranking officer in the U.S. Armed Forces just about anything -- including what concerns keep him up at night - but first- and second-class cadets were able to do just that when the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, spoke to them in Arnold Hall Nov. 1, 2013. 
Military's top officer stresses character, trust, faith to cadets
It's not every day Airmen get the chance to ask the highest ranking officer in the U.S. Armed Forces just about anything -- including what concerns keep him up at night - but first- and second-class cadets were able to do just that when the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, spoke to them in Arnold Hall Nov. 1.
6 11/08
2013
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