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Homegrown manufacturing saves lives

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Homegrown manufacturing saves lives

A few years ago, a woman was facing the news she would need a double amputation below her knees because the arteries in her legs were diseased and blocked. A snowstorm delayed the surgery, and the woman went on the Internet to explore options for her condition. She found Spectranetics and a few phone calls… Continue Reading Homegrown manufacturing saves lives

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Creating vision through City for Champions

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As Steven Covey says, “All things are created twice.” First there is the mental creation and then the physical creation. Vision pertains to this first creation. We have to see it before we can shape it into reality. Vision is the bridge between present and future reality. Colorado Springs now is facing a bridge between… Continue Reading Creating vision through City for Champions

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AFA Gateway could enhance access for tourists

Editor’s note: The Business Journal’s three-part series on the Regional Tourism Act projects, financing and similar attractions around the nation, concludes next week with the downtown multi-use stadium and UCCS health and wellness center. For years, the Air Force Academy ranked among the major tourist attractions for Colorado Springs — with claims that more than… Continue Reading AFA Gateway could enhance access for tourists

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I-25 work can’t end fast enough

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Every week, actually almost every day, brings new stories about Colorado’s latest “gambling” operation — also known as driving Interstate 25 to and from Denver. Actually, your chances are better playing the slot machines in Cripple Creek. Much better. Out on I-25, the odds are stacked totally against you, with no jackpots. The best you… Continue Reading I-25 work can’t end fast enough

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AFA change of command sends fresh message

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Looking out at the crowd, and farther to the 4,000 cadets hoping for immediate inspiration from their new leader, Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson made a very public debut Monday morning as the Air Force Academy’s new superintendent. She had a tough act to follow. Actually two tough acts, because the change-of-command ceremony already had been… Continue Reading AFA change of command sends fresh message

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Johnson becomes superintendent at AFA

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Johnson becomes superintendent at AFA

Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson took command of the Air Force Academy on Monday during a ceremony filled with both emotion and enthusiasm. Johnson, a 1981 AFA graduate, said she didn’t dwell on the fact that she was the first woman superintendent of the Academy, but believed her experience would serve her well. “I have joint… Continue Reading Johnson becomes superintendent at AFA

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AFA dean faces tough budgets, expectations

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AFA dean faces tough budgets, expectations

Brig. Gen. Andy Armacost sees the world as a giant math word problem. The new dean of faculty at the Air Force Academy, Armacost focuses on operations research, using math to solve organizational problems. “Effectively, it’s trying to solve the world’s largest word problem,” he says. It’s an approach he put to good use as… Continue Reading AFA dean faces tough budgets, expectations

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Forbes ranks AFA as one of nation’s top schools

The United States Air Force Academy was named one of the top U.S. universities in a list compiled by Forbes magazine. The academy ranked 31st, with the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., coming in seventh and the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md, coming in 28th in the nation. “The U.S.… Continue Reading Forbes ranks AFA as one of nation’s top schools

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When you’ve come from another part of the country, you never forget your first visit to the Air Force Academy. You see the Cadet Chapel from a distance as you exit off Interstate 25. You drive amid the peaceful pines, make a stop to check out Falcon Stadium, then reach the inner campus and the… Continue Reading AFA tourism project isn’t just political pawn

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New AFA patent could save millions on fuel

Thomas Yechout loves airplanes. He loves to design them, to talk about the way they work, to improve their design. And that love of airplanes, combined with a passion for teaching, has led Yechout to his first patent — a new wingtip design that improves aircraft endurance and range while increasing fuel savings. In fact,… Continue Reading New AFA patent could save millions on fuel

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