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Academy cadets talk satellites at symposium

Academy cadets talk satellites at symposium

Cadets and faculty from the U.S. Air Force Academy will be at the 31st International Space Symposium to talk about their latest satellite, FalconSAT-6, set to launch May, 2016. They will display their satellite today, April 14, from 4-5 p.m. at the press conference room at the symposium at The Broadmoor. This year’s symposium comes… Continue Reading Academy cadets talk satellites at symposium

Cadet death under investigation

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Cadet death under investigation

The Air Force Office of Special Investigations is investigating the death of an Air Force Academy cadet who died April 2. Cadet 1st Class Alexandre Quiros, 21, assigned to Cadet Squadron 31, from Colorado Springs, was found with injuries in his dormitory room and pronounced dead at the scene at 3:43 p.m. The cause of… Continue Reading Cadet death under investigation

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Academy to retire flags

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Academy to retire flags

The Air Force Academy Cadet Honor Guard will accept damaged U.S. flags for disposal in a respectful manner from the community April 4, 5 and 12, from noon-4 p.m., at Arnold Hall at the Academy. Visitors bringing flags for retirement can enter the Academy through the North Gate, at Exit 156 off I-25, and proceed… Continue Reading Academy to retire flags

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Academy research awards ceremony today

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Academy research awards ceremony today

Work to create a nuclear physics curriculum at the U.S. Air Force Academy, developing a new engine design, delving into spacecraft docking techniques at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and investigating the cost savings from sustainable buildings are some of the projects that will be highlighted during the 19th annual Research Awards at the Air… Continue Reading Academy research awards ceremony today

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Academy cadets absorb a $1 million lesson

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Academy cadets absorb a $1 million lesson

Justin Fenchel and his business partners asked for only $200,000 for 10 percent of their company, BeatBox Beverage. They walked away an hour later with a $1 million pledge in exchange for 33 percent. It became the perfect transaction during a surreal experience on national television. Fenchel made his venture capital pitch on the popular… Continue Reading Academy cadets absorb a $1 million lesson

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Academy, CTI research projects together

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Academy, CTI research projects together

Inks that change colors when the temperature changes — like that on Coors beer cans — are helping chemistry students learn at the U.S. Air Force Academy. At the same time, cadets and their professors are helping CTI Inks, the Colorado Springs-based company that provides the thermochromic inks to Coors. In August, the Academy and… Continue Reading Academy, CTI research projects together

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Penrose-St. Francis partners with AFA athletics

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services announced a partnership with the Air Force Academy Athletics program to be the “Proud Orthopedic Partner for Air Force Athletics.” The year-long partnership kicks off with Penrose-St. Francis as the sponsor of the Air Force Academy football season opener. The Falcons will face Nicholls State University at the Air Force Academy… Continue Reading Penrose-St. Francis partners with AFA athletics

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AFA awards $110 million in support service contracts

The U.S. Air Force Academy awarded an Alaska-based contractor with more than $110 million in contracts to provide various support services. The Academy announced Thursday that Aleut Facilities Support Services LLC of Anchorage had won the two five-year contracts. Both contracts were set aside for small businesses, according to a news release. The first contract,… Continue Reading AFA awards $110 million in support service contracts

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Military presence strong; future unclear

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Military presence strong; future unclear

As part of last year’s Budget Control Act, Congress mandated $1.2 trillion in cuts across federal agencies, including $50 billion in Pentagon cuts over the next decade. Despite recent congressional austerity measures and the looming threat and uncertainty surrounding base realignments and closures, or BRAC, the Pikes Peak region’s military sector remains strong, according to… Continue Reading Military presence strong; future unclear

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AFA visitors bring $1.5 million in sales

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AFA visitors bring $1.5 million in sales

The arrival of the class of 2018 at the U.S. Air Force Academy this week, along with the arrival of cadet-candidates at the academy’s Prep School on July 16, will add more than $1.5 million to the local economy, according to a press release. When all the figures are added up, the estimated 4,760 visiting… Continue Reading AFA visitors bring $1.5 million in sales

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