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1 year 1 month ago

AF Academy investigating incident at prep school

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - The Air Force Academy says it is investigating an "alleged human relations incident" at the U. S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School that has involved suspensions. The Gazette reports two people at the prep school were suspended from duties. Academy officials didn't release details...

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...

1 year 6 months ago

New billboard calls out AFA

At 10-and-a-half feet wide and 36 feet long, a new billboard on Garden of the Gods Road - calling out the Air Force Academy - is hard to miss. It was put up Monday morning. The purchaser - the Military Religious Freedom Foundation - anticipates 90,000 people will pass...

1 year 7 months ago

Air Force Academy cadet found dead

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - Investigators are trying to determine the cause of death of an Air Force Academy cadet who was found dead on campus. Academy officials said cadet 4th class James Walsh died Saturday night in the cadet area. His hometown was not immediately available. Funeral arrangements...

1 year 7 months ago

USAFA Cadet dies

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. - Air Force Academy Cadet 4th Class James L. Walsh died Saturday night in the cadet area. Academy personnel found Cadet Walsh, contacted emergency services and attempted to revive him using life saving measures without success. The Commandant of Cadets informed the Cadet...

2 years 1 month ago

Disease containment drill at Air Force Academy

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - The Air Force Academy is conducting an exercise designed to test its ability to work with local hospitals and civil authorities to contain a disease. The drill is taking place Wednesday and Thursday on the campus outside Colorado Springs. Memorial Health System hospitals and...

2 years 3 months ago

Friday traffic slow on I-25

SB I-25 has a couple of hazards this afternoon. A grass fire SB lanes near Monument Hill has the left lane blocked by fire equipment. A 4-car accident is reported SB I-25 near County Line Rd. NB I-25 is very slow from the Briargate Parkway to North Gate of...

2 years 3 months ago

Cadets, parents ready for AFA graduation

It's graduations week at the Air Force Academy, with a long list of events leading up to Wednesday's commencement. President Obama is scheduled as the keynote speaker. Monday was the Cadet's formal parade; giving seniors leadership, military, academic and athletic honors. All of the cadets, freshmen on up, march...

2 years 5 months ago

Engagement ring found at husband's grave

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - Volunteer searchers using metal detectors have recovered a Texas woman's engagement ring after she lost it at her husband's grave in Colorado. The Colorado Springs Gazette reports Gayle Zompa of Galveston got her ring back last week. It slipped off her finger four months...

2 years 6 months ago

Academy wins conservation award

The Air Force Academy's Natural Resources department won the 2011 Department of Defense-level Military Installation Partnership Award from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service created this annual award in 2004 for the military installation that promotes conservation on military lands in the last...

2 years 6 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 6 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,...

2 years 7 months ago

Air Force finds two academy officials negligent

DENVER (AP) - Military investigators say two senior officials at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs were negligent in statements they made about credentials of the school's faculty. Investigators also say they found no evidence that academy faculty are not qualified. The Air Force inspector general disclosed the findings...

2 years 7 months ago

AF Academy flight training reaches milestone

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - A program that screens potential pilots for the Air Force Academy has flown its 100,000th flight. The Air Force Academy says the 1st Flying Training Squadron at Pueblo Memorial Airport achieved the milestone on Friday. The program, called initial flight screening, provides ground and...

2 years 8 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 11 months ago

Healing hundreds from one body

"Ambitious, selfless, and giving" are the words Brig. Gen. Richard Clark, Commandant of Cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy, used to describe Cadet First Class Marc Henning. Tears, tissues, friends and family filled a room at the Donor Alliance Recovery Center in Denver. A special ceremony was...

2 years 11 months ago

Investigation at Air Force Academy

DENVER (AP) - The Associated Press has learned the military is investigating whether two senior officials at the Air Force Academy provided misleading information about faculty credentials to an organization that accredits colleges and universities. A document obtained by the AP says the Air Force inspector general ordered a...

3 years 1 month ago

Firefighters put to the test at AFA

Over 180 firefighters from 12 states and Canada put their minds and bodies to the test at the Firefighter Combat Challenge Saturday at the Air Force Academy. "They call it the toughest 2 minutes in sports." explains AFA Firefighter Patrick Kraft, "It's basically simulating fire - ground activities to include...

3 years 2 months ago

Avs Burgundy White game returns to AFA

DENVER - The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced Wednesday that the team will hold its annual Burgundy/White Game at Cadet Ice Arena on the grounds of the Air Force Academy on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 6:30 p.m. This marks the fourth time that the Air Force Academy has hosted...

3 years 2 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 3 months ago

AFA solar array up and running

With the flip of a switch, the Air Force Academy's solar array is running at full power -- a full six megawatts. "This would power approximately 1,200-plus average homes for a year," says Russell Hume, an engineer for the Air Force Academy. They're hoping it will cut down 11...

3 years 3 months ago

AFA solar array up and running

You probably seen it driving on I-25, near North Academy; the Air Force Academy's new solar array is up and running. The groups who put it together; Sun-Power Corp., Colorado Springs Utilities, and AFA flipped the switch for the array --showing that it's now at full power. The...

3 years 3 months ago

Academy honors the year's top athletes

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. - Air Force athletics recognized several cadet-athletes as the end of the 2010-11 sports season at the Academy's annual awards ceremony today. Senior hockey player Jacques Lamoureux and senior tennis player Christen Monreal were named male and female athlete of the year, respectively. Senior swimming...

3 years 3 months ago

Wyoming native named top 2011 AFA grad

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - A Wyoming native has been named the top graduate of the Air Force Academy class of 2011. The academy board chose Hal Schmidt Jr. of Cody for the award last week. He will graduate on Wednesday with about 1,000 other seniors. Schmidt graduated from...

3 years 4 months ago

Free tickets to AFA graduation

500 free tickets to the Air Force Academy graduation will be given out to the public tomorrow morning. The giveaway is at the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce offices from 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. A maximum of four tickets per person are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Chamber...

3 years 4 months ago

AFA grad to pilot space shuttle Endeavor

U.S AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. - An Air Force Academy graduate will pilot the space shuttle Endeavour and carry an Air Force Academy physics experiment into space. The Endeavour is scheduled to launch this Friday at 1:47 p.m. Mountain Standard Time, from Cape Canaveral for NASA's STS-134 mission. Piloting the...

3 years 5 months ago

Fire burning on Air Force Academy

A wildfire is burning on Air Force Academy grounds. We have a crew on scene right now working to get information. It is burning near the south gate of the academy, near houses, but fire officials haven't ordered evacuations yet. The smoke can be seen for miles. We will continue...

3 years 7 months ago

Awaiting decision on AFA prayer event

DENVER (AP) - A federal judge says she'll decide Wednesday whether to block a prayer luncheon at the Air Force Academy after some faculty members and a religion watchdog group filed a lawsuit alleging it's unconstitutional. The lawsuit says academy commanders gave the impression they endorse the prayer luncheon, and...

3 years 7 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 7 months ago

Falcons hire new running backs coach

U.S.A.F. Academy, Colo. - Air Force head coach Troy Calhoun announced Monday that Desmond "Des" Kitchings has agreed to become the running game coordinator/running backs coach for the Falcons. Kitchings' contract is still being worked and must go through the Academy process. "Des, Heather and their kids will be...

3 years 7 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 8 months ago

Building boom at the Air Force Academy

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - The Air Force Academy says more than $143 million in construction projects are under way at the school despite a 12 percent budget cut expected in the current fiscal year. The projects are funded by previous appropriations or outside contributions. They include...

3 years 9 months ago

Sex assaults up at military academies

DENVER (AP) - The Defense Department says reported sexual assaults at the three military academies rose 64 percent in the 2009-10 academic year compared with the previous year. Officials said Wednesday the increase could reflect that more students are reporting assaults, rather than a jump in the number of...

3 years 9 months ago

Rembert named top military football player

USAF ACADEMY,Colo. - The NFL Players Association Game has announced that Air Force senior cornerback Reggie Rembert will be the first recipient of the annual "NFL Players Association Military Academy Player of the Year" award. The award honors an outstanding senior football player from a military academy and will be...

3 years 10 months ago

Diversity officer hired at Air Force Academy

An attorney and international business executive with experience in academia, government and private law practice will become the Air Force Academy's chief diversity officer. Dr. Adis Maria Vila will serve as the strategic leader, diversity advocate and principal adviser to Academy leaders on diversity programs and issues and will...

3 years 10 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 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 11 months ago

Job of the Day: Ophthalmology Technician

The US Air Force Academy has two openings for civilian Ophthalmology Technicians. These technicians will provide support to a military ophthalmologist performing eye care, to include eye surgery, for all eligible military beneficiaries. Apply by Thurs., Oct. 21 $34,900 - $45,300 /year MORE INFORMATION

3 years 11 months ago

Kids on bikes for schools ride

You may not believe it, but some kids have never owned a bike. Kids on Bikes helps solve that problem by raising money to buy bikes for elementary school kids in low income school districts. On Saturday, they are holding their first annual fundraising ride. Riders will have three...

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