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1 year 3 months ago

AFA graduation do's and don'ts

Wednesday is the big day for about 1,000 Air Force Academy Cadets, as they graduate and start their careers as newly commissioned officers in the Air Force. The 55th Graduating Class will march across the stage at Falcon Stadium Wednesday morning to receive their diplomas. No doubt the stadium...

2 years 5 months ago

AFA wins regional cyber defense competition

The Air Force Academy's cyber competition team won the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition at Regis University in Denver. The seven teams competing in the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition were Regis University, Fort Hays State University, Colorado State University, University of Colorado, University of New Mexico,...

3 years 6 months ago

Judge to rule today on AFA prayer event

DENVER (AP) - An Air Force Academy faculty member who is part of a lawsuit seeking to block a prayer luncheon at the school testified Tuesday in federal court the event made him feel excluded and unwelcome. Associate professor of economics David Mullin joined other unnamed faculty members at...

3 years 6 months ago

AFA researchers harness wave energy

Air Force Academy researchers harnessed 99 percent of the energy in a simulated ocean wave, the Academy announced this week. "The energy research is part of a National Science Foundation-funded research project to create the world's first free-floating, fully submerged wave energy converter that generates electrical power from deep...

3 years 7 months ago

Group sues to block prayer speaker at AFA

DENVER (AP)-Five faculty members at the Air Force Academy and a religious watchdog group filed a civil rights suit against the Academy, saying it is violating the separation of church and state by sponsoring a National Day of Prayer event and inviting a fundamentalist Christian to speak. The Military...

3 years 7 months ago

Air Force, Michigan to meet in '12

AIR FORCE ACADEMY (AP)-The Air Force football team will visit the University of Michigan in 2012. Athletic director Hans Mueh announced the one-game agreement Friday. The Falcons' visit on Sept. 8, 2012, will mark their second to Michigan Stadium, where they lost 24-7 in 1964. The game...

3 years 10 months ago

Air Force Academy releases religion survey

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A survey of Air Force Academy cadets found 41 percent of those who consider themselves non-Christian said they were subjected to unwanted proselytizing at least once or twice last year. The Academy offered the voluntary, anonymous survey to cadets in December and January. Nearly...

3 years 10 months ago

Job of the Day: AFA Library Technician

The Air Force Academy has an opening for a civilian Library Technician. The primary purpose of this position is for the Circulation Assistant to provide a variety of circulation activities including shelving, charging materials in and out, maintaining materials shelf order, and answering general questions from patrons/customers about circulation...

3 years 11 months ago

Colorado Springs gets chunk of $100 million grant

The Air Force Academy and Colorado College will benefit from a $100 million federal grant to upgrade broadband in Colorado. Colleges, universities, libraries, schools and underserved communities will all receive high-speed internet access. Gov. Bill Ritter will announce details at a Monday afternoon news conference. According to the...

4 years 4 weeks ago

AFA professors ranked most accessible

Professors at the Air Force Academy are the most accessible in the nation, according to a new report by the Princeton Review. The lofty assessment was published in the 2011 edition of The Best 373 Colleges . "This is the Air Force Academy's fifth ‘#1 most accessible faculty...

4 years 1 month ago

Job of the Day: Computer Assistant

The US Air Force Academy has an opening for a Computer Assistant. Starting pay is $31,000 - $40,000 per year. Primary duties of the position provide Support to computer specialists by maintaining documentation of computer hardware received to the organization. * Maintain a wide variety of computer system...

4 years 1 month ago

AFA to host Retiree Appreciation Day

Military retirees and their spouses have the opportunity to get answers about physical therapy, dental care, Tricare and other medical issues at the 2010 Front Range Military Retiree Appreciation Day. It will be held at the Air Force Academy July 24, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. You'll also have...

4 years 2 months ago

Cadet camps out to be first at basic

The Class of 2014 has arrived at the Air Force Academy for Basic Cadet Training. News First 5 viewer Patricia DeSimone sent us these photos of a new recruit camping out to be first for training! Eduard Bucher looked pretty comfortable with his air mattress and academy blanket! Hopefully...

4 years 3 months ago

The Air Force has 1,001 new lieutenants

The 1001 graduates of the United States Air Force Academy Class of 2010 have taken the oath and are now fully commissioned 2nd Lieutenants. In his commencement address this morning, Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff encouraged the graduates to use their imaginations as they...

4 years 3 months ago

Watch a live stream of AFA graduation

Four years of hard work has come to an end for 1,001 Air Force Academy cadets, who are about to become 2nd Lts. The nation's top uniformed military officer, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen, is addressing Air Force Academy graduates as Congress moves toward...

4 years 3 months ago

AFA cadet parade this morning

Graduation week is is full swing at the Air Force Academy, where the cadet wing will hold a parade Monday morning at 10. The Organizational Awards Parade features cadet squadrons receiving awards in the categories of leadership, military, academics and athletics will be honored. It will be held at Stillman...

4 years 4 months ago

AFA testing cyberwarfare skills

Six U.S. and Canadian service academies, including the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, are competing to see which can best defend a computer network from a cyberattack. The 10th annual Cyber Defense Exercise began Tuesday and runs through Friday. Competing teams represent the AFA, the Naval Academy in...

4 years 5 months ago

Air Force Academy gives $210K to local education

The US Air Force Academy Research Office and Chief Scientist Col. Rob Fredell announced the donation of $215,000 to support education efforts for students in grades kindergarten through 12 as well as providing professional development opportunities to local educators. Programs in Academy School District 20, District 11 and the...

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