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  • Horse power: Wounded warriors receive healing, support through Academy’s equine-assisted therapy

    Just as service members come from all walks of life, so do the 30 Academy-owned horses an Army veteran and wounded warrior said comforted him when he took part in the Warrior Wellness program here. Retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Jacob Legendre suffers from chronic pain, post-traumatic stress disorder, deafness in one ear and a traumatic brain injury. By connecting with the horses, staff and other combat veterans at the Academy's Equestrian Center, he said he's gained hope and found reasons to keep moving forward.
  • AF mental health services helps a family recover

    Two Colorado Springs area-NCOs have been on a journey of recovery since losing their son to leukemia nearly nine years ago, a journey they said couldn't have happened without the mental health services available to Airmen and their families.
  • CMSAF inspires future leaders during Academy visit

    Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody kicked off the Air Force Academy's 2015 National Character and Leadership Symposium by showcasing the enlisted Airmen cadets will lead as officers once they graduate, and reminding them of the importance of leadership in the profession of arms.
  • Academy, Kirtland Airmen rewarded for API ideas

    A human resources assistant at the Air Force Academy and an Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center (AFOTEC) officer at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, will be among the first to receive financial rewards from the Airmen Powered by Innovation program.
  • Academy Airman helps Afghan interpreter start new life in US

    Master Sgt. Michael Simon, now an Academy Military Trainer for Cadet Squadron 16, began a year-long deployment in June 2011 at Shindand Air Base, Afghanistan as a Mi-17 crew chief air adviser, where he relied heavily on Afghan interpreters to stay alive and accomplish the mission of training Afghan airmen to run an independent and operationally capable Air Force. Now, three years later, Simon is sponsoring a former interpreter so he (the interpreter) and his family can live a better life in Colorado Springs.
  • Falcons to face Western Michigan in Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

    The Air Force Falcons accepted a bid to play in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Dec. 20, in Boise, Idaho, against Western Michigan from the Mid-American Conference (MAC).
  • Colorado Air Guardsman's path to NFL

    Many young kids have hopes and dreams of doing something amazing when they grow up. Many want to be an astronaut, or a police officer. Others may want to serve in the armed forces or become a professional athlete. But for some, more than one dream can come true.
  • Commander in Chief's Trophy makes the rounds at the Academy

    The Air Force Academy was awarded the Commander in Chief's Trophy after defeating the Army in a football game 23-6 on Nov. 1.
  • Academy Airman completes Ranger assessment course

    An Academy Airman undergoes a rigorous training regiment at the Air Force-ran pre-Ranger School to qualify him to participate in the U.S. Army Ranger School.
  • Academy cadet named Rhodes Scholar

    An Air Force cadet senior distance runner was awarded one of 32 Rhodes Scholarships for 2014 on Nov. 22.
  • Taking care of Airmen: How Air Force mental health services helped an Academy leader

    Chief Master Sgt. Max Grindstaff, the Academy's command chief, said taking advantage of Air Force mental health support services helps him cope today with the deaths of nine Americans he served with in Kabul, Afghanistan.
  • 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.
  • Academy's international programs bring education, diversity to life

    International education programs not only allow Academy cadets here to study different languages and cultures in different pockets of the world, but also to cultivate foreign relationships that track back 45 years.
  • 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.
  • Academy cadets work to improve airdrop accuracy, aircrew communication

    When Academy cadets become pilots, engineers or logisticians, they will know their research here helped make several positive changes for aircrews, their planes and ground troops.
  • Air Force soars over Army 23-6, grabs Commander-in-Chief's Trophy for 19th time

    A risky play-action pass on fourth-and-goal sealed a 23-6 Air Force victory over Army at the U.S. Military Academy Nov. 1, securing the Commander-In-Chief's Trophy and a possible bowl bid.
  • Academy is among America's 'smartest public colleges'

    According to Business Insider's recent list of the smartest colleges in America released Oct. 28, the Academy ranked fourth, topping 96 other public schools across the nation.
  • Academy fliers soar above competition

    The Academy Flying Team won a top-level national flying competition for the 28th consecutive year, scoring first in overall school rankings, school flight events and school ground events.
  • 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.
  • Academy instructor duty applications due to AFPC by Sept. 24

    Eligible active-duty officers interested in U.S. Air Force Academy or U.S. Naval Academy instructor opportunities have until Sept. 24 to update their Airman Development Plan and submit their application memorandum to the Air Force Personnel Center.
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