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1 year 4 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...

1 year 7 months ago

Cadets hope to curtail bird strikes

COLORADO SPRINGS - Research being conducted by cadets at the US Air Force Academy could one day make commercial air travel safer. As part of a senior capstone project, a group of engineering and biology majors are studying the effects of light and sound to limit the number of bird...

2 years 7 months ago

More Cadets being investigated for drug use

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - An Air Force Academy official says about 30 cadets are suspected of using banned substances, which is double the number of cadets the school said it was investigating in January. Academy spokesman Lt. Col. John Bryan says the inquiry involves substances other than alcohol,...

2 years 7 months ago

Air Force Academy wins cyber defense competition

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - The Air Force Academy has won the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. The contest was held Friday and Saturday in Denver. The academy team advances to the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition in San Antonio next month. In the Rocky Mountain regional competition,...

2 years 9 months ago

Air Force Academy investigating illegal drug use by cadets

The Air Force Academy is investigating approximately 15 cadets for violating a General Order prohibiting the use of intoxicating substances-other than alcohol, caffeine, tobacco or lawfully-used prescribed medications. "The abuse of these products by military members, cadets or cadet candidates contradicts the nature of the profession of arms, threatens...

2 years 10 months ago

Wings of Blue claim national award

The Air Force Academy's parachute team Wings of Blue will be very busy over holidays. They're jumping at 3 college football bowl games and participating in the National Collegiate Parachuting Championships all during an 8 day span. The events come on the heels of the team claiming a gold...

3 years 4 months ago

Class of 2015 to start basic training

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - Members of the Air Force Academy class of 2015 will soon arrive to start basic cadet training. The new class of cadets is scheduled to arrive Thursday morning. The incoming 1,159 cadets include nine from other countries, including the Republic of Korea, Singapore,...

3 years 9 months ago

A.F.A. cadets helping Ft. Carson families

"Fun, relief of stress, and something out of the ordinary," Melissa Gaines says that's what she was wanting for her kids -- A.J., Alex, and C.J. --- when she brought them out to the Air Force Academy on Saturday. Cadets invited families of deployed 3rd Brigade Combat Team soldiers from...

3 years 11 months ago

Cadets report proselytizing

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 11 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...

4 years 7 months ago

Beginnings on base

It's a career fair, of sorts, at Peterson Air Force Base on Wednesday.  However, most of the attendees already know what they want to do. "Most of us in this corps want to go to the Air Force," says Emanuel Akers, a senior at Harrison High School.  "I get...

4 years 8 months ago

Wiccan worship area now open at Academy

The Air Force Academy has set up an outdoor worship area for followers of Wicca, Druidism and other Earth-centered religions. A double circle of stones has been placed atop a hill on the campus near Colorado Springs. It's available to cadets and other service personnel in the area. The...

4 years 9 months ago

Air Force Academy cadets test-fire rocket system

The Air Force Academy says cadets have successfully test-fired a FalconLaunch-8 rocket propulsion system, though results were a bit off from what they expected. The system is intended to produce a 4,000-pound peak thrust during a 7.8-second burn. Astronautics department head Col. Marty France says initial data from the test-fire...

4 years 9 months ago

AFA cadets rocket test a success

Cadets in the astronautics program at the US Air Force Academy successfully tested a student designed rocket motor Friday. It took all of 8 seconds for the seniors of the FalconLaunch project to prove their capstone project a success. The solid fuel sounding rocket is estimated to have...

4 years 9 months ago

Air Force Academy cadets to test-fire rocket

Air Force Academy cadets are getting ready to test-fire a rocket as part of the school's FalconLaunch space education program. The FalconLaunch-8 rocket will be ignited while it's held stationary on Friday to measure the thrust and to test a new ignition system. If the test is successful, the FalconLaunch-8...

4 years 11 months ago

Test rocket explodes at Academy

It's not the outcome they had hoped for. A test-fire of a cadet-developed research rocket went awry and rather than a 10 and a half second burn, the rocket exploded milliseconds after ignition. "Not exactly what we expected," said Cadet First Class Sean Foote shortly after the test-fire ended....

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