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1 year 10 months ago

Graduation hat toss gets retro makeover

COLORADO SPRINGS - The graduates of United States Air Force Academy Class of 2013 may have to hold their hat a little longer for this year's flyover. Since the Air Force Thunderbirds have been grounded indefinitely by sequestration budget cuts, the Texas Flying Legends and WestPac Restorations have stepped up...

2 years 2 weeks 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 1 month 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 4 months ago

Academy firefighters competing for world title

Firefighters from the US Air Force Academy are in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina this week competing in the World Firefighter Combat Challenge. The competition combines the most physically demanding aspects of a firefighter's job and condenses them into an all out sprint. "It's built upon tasks your supposed to...

3 years 9 months ago

Academy hosts aviation camp for teens

Three dozen high school sophomores and juniors from across the country are in Colorado Springs this week to attend a three day Teen Aviation Camp at the Air Force Academy. The students will be building gliders, attending briefings about the Air Force and the Academy as well as taking...

4 years 10 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...

5 years 3 weeks ago

Clerk, AFA

The US Air Force Academy has full and part-time openings for clerks. The pay is $9.74 an hour. Click here to apply. Apply by March 31.

5 years 3 weeks ago

Le Grand Cirque in Colorado Springs Friday

If you've always wanted to see a Cirque-style circus--one is coming to Colorado Springs this Friday. Le Grand Cirque is firmly rooted in the timeless circus traditions of Russia, China and Eastern Europe with champion acrobats, gymnasts, and performers hand-picked from around the globe for their death defying abilities...

5 years 2 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...

5 years 2 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...

5 years 3 months ago

Deployed AFA captain caring for Afghan families

Capt. Tess Marcial will spend Christmas far from the Air Force Academy, where she's stationed. Instead, she's deployed in Afghanistan where she's helping train Afghan personnel at a military hospital. The hospital cares for Afghanistan National Security Forces and their dependants. The focus is on women and children. "Most...

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