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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.
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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
U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Andrew Dane, 47th Flying Training Wing pilot graduate, poses for a photo on the flight line at Laughlin Air Force Base, May 25, 2017. With his new wings, Dane is on his way to fly the F-16 Fighting Falcon, an aircraft that he formerly supported as a Tactical Air Control Party specialist. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Benjamin N. Valmoja) From the ground up
Some people dream of becoming a fighter pilot, while others dream of becoming a military special operator. Very few people make both dreams come true. Second Lt. Andrew Dane, a 47th Flying Training Wing pilot graduate and former Tactical Air Control Party special operator, will be able to see both dreams come true. Dane has successfully completed specialized undergraduate pilot training and is on his way to fly the F-16 Fighting Falcon.
0 6/07
2017
Default Air Force Logo AF seeks 2017 Sijan award nominations
The Air Force is accepting nominations for the 2017 Lance P. Sijan U.S. Air Force Leadership Award.
0 6/01
2017
Default Air Force Logo AF selects 50 physician assistant training program candidates
The Air Force has selected 50 active-duty Airmen for the Interservice Physician Assistant Program, with the first phase of training to begin in August 2017 at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
0 5/31
2017
Default Air Force Logo AFSVA offers aviation, space camps for teens
Thanks to the Air Force Services Activity, teens are getting the opportunity to explore careers as aviators or astronauts through 2017 summer camps.
0 4/18
2017
1st Lt. Cale Simmons, a contracting officer with Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, was named the U.S. Air Force Male Athlete of the Year. Simmons was a member of the Air Force’s World Class Athlete Program and qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics in the pole vault. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cory D. Payne) Simmons, Blackburn honored as AF Athletes of the Year
First Lt. Cale Simmons and Capt. Paige Blackburn were recently named the U.S. Air Force Male and Female Athletes of the Year.
0 3/23
2017
Air Force Academy Cadet Benge waits for his next instruction during an Air Liaison Officer Aptitude Assessment, Feb. 14, 2017, at Camp Bullis, Texas. The week-long assessment allows current ALOs and enlisted cadre to decide if the cadets are worthy of progressing to the Tactical Air Control Party school house. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider) Air liaison officers test cadets
Cadets from the Air Force Academy attended an Air Liaison Officers Aptitude Assessment Feb. 13 – 17, 2017 at Camp Bullis, Texas. Current ALOs and enlisted tactical air control party members from the 93rd Air Ground Operations Wing filled the roles of cadre and raters to assess if the cadets have what it takes to join their career field.
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2017
Maj. Cale Bonds, 455th Expeditionary Medical Group, poses for a picture in his office at the Craig Joint Theater Hospital on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan Dec. 27, 2015. Bonds, a former starting quaterback for the Air Force Academy Falcons football team, is now a deployed orthopedic surgeon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Rau) Former Academy QB under center as deployed orthopedic doc
It’s 1999 and he steps onto the gridiron as a leader. It’s his team now. With big shoes to fill left by a record-setting signal caller, senior Cale Bonds is about to begin the final season of his college career as the starting quarterback of the U.S. Air Force Academy Falcons football team.
0 12/30
2015
Default Air Force Logo CMSAF visits Academy Airmen, addresses EPR, fiscal concerns
Today's Airmen are more than capable of taking on the unpredictable fiscal and operational challenges of modern times, the Air Force's top enlisted leader told a crowd of 200 Academy Airmen who attended his all call here Oct. 3.
2 10/07
2014
The U.S. Air Force Academy's solar array, pictured here May 13, 2011, occupies 41 acres of land on the Academy's southeast corner, adjacent to Interstate 25. The array, which comprises 18,888 solar panels, produced 12.5 million kilowatt-hours of power since it was activated July 1, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo) Academy hits conservation target
In light of October being Energy Action Month, developed by the Department of Energy, U.S. Air Force Academy mission elements gathered Sept. 23, to discuss energy and utility savings for the year and analyze new efforts here to reduce costs and save energy.
1 9/30
2014
Air Force Capt. Kelly Cook, left, a pilot who flew early generation fighter bombers, shakes the hand of another officer circa 1950s. Cook was a member of the Iowa Air National Guard when he was called to active federal service in support of the Korean War. Cook was later declared missing in action in 1967 after his F-4C was shot down over North Vietnam. (Courtesy photo) POW/MIA: Daughter of missing Vietnam-era pilot shares story of loss
The name, rank and service of Col. Kelly Cook are imprinted on prisoner-of-war/missing-in-action bracelets to this day -- he is still missing.
0 9/19
2014
Ben Garland, Denver Broncos offensive guard, gets ready for the next drill during a training camp session Aug. 14, 2012, at the Broncos training facility in Englewood, Colo. Garland spent the 2012 season on the Broncos practice squad and transitioned from defensive tackle to offensive guard before the Broncos 2013 mini-camp. Garland is also a public affairs officer with the 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard, and served his annual commitment during the early part of 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Christopher Gross) Academy grad makes Denver Broncos' roster
Four years of fighting in the NFL trenches earned a U.S. Air Force Academy graduate a spot on the Denver Broncos' roster, Aug. 30.
3 9/05
2014
Wounded warriors gather around to learn a play during the final Warrior Games training camp at the Academy Aug. 5, 2014. More than 60 wounded veterans from across the country participated in the final Warrior and Invictus Games training camp here Aug. 3-7 to prepare for the fall games, motivate others and take a healthy step toward recovery. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) Wounded warriors wrap up Warrior Games training
Over 60 wounded veterans from across the country participated in the final Warrior and Invictus Games training camp here Aug. 3-7 to prepare for the fall games, motivate others and take a healthy step toward recovery.
0 8/07
2014
Cadet 1st Class Stefan Morell tests the distributed propulsion engine in the aeronautics laboratory here. The engine won first place in the Defense Advanced Research Project’s innovation competition for the service academies. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Sam Lee) Academy beats Army, Navy as most innovative
An Air Force Academy team bested the two other service academies in the first competition to design the most innovative project to address warfighter challenges. Sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the research-driven competition featured three teams from USAFA, the U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy.
1 5/05
2014
Cadet 1st Class Christopher Shannon (right) receives the 2014 Tomorrow's Leaders Award during the 57th Annual Laureates Awards March 6 in Washington, D.C. Shannon is the Academy Aeronautics Department's top cadet; he holds a 3.98 grade point average and is in the top 1 percent on the 2014 graduating class. (Air Force courtesy photo) 
Academy cadet earns national leadership award
The top cadet in the U.S. Air Force Academy's Aeronautics Department was recognized for being among the best aerospace graduates in the country last week in the nation's capital. Cadet 1st Class Christopher Shannon received the 2014 Tomorrow's Leaders Award during the 57th Annual Laureates Awards March 6 at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., for his outstanding leadership and NASA research here.
0 3/18
2014
Default Air Force Logo SecAF: Future force in ready, capable hands
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James said Feb. 14 that visits to the Air Force Academy and to Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, have given her faith in the Air Force's future.
0 2/19
2014
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
Default Air Force Logo Final clause in cadet Honor Oath made optional
After reviewing the cadet Honor Oath, and in the spirit of determining a way ahead that enables all to be true to their beliefs, the Air Force's Academy has decided to make the final clause optional.
14 10/29
2013
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