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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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Gould leaves AFA, but not Colorado Springs

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We’re down to the final few days before Lt. Gen. Michael Gould steps aside as the 18th superintendent of the Air Force Academy and retires from military service. For many Colorado Springs residents and business folks, that change of command might not seem like a huge deal. For them, it’s just another supe leaving, and… Continue Reading Gould leaves AFA, but not Colorado Springs

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AFA wins higher-ed diversity award

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The Air Force Academy received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award from Insight magazine. Insight is one of the oldest diversity-focused publications in higher education. The award honors colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. The academy will be featured, along with 47 other recipients, in Insight’s December issue.… Continue Reading AFA wins higher-ed diversity award

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AFA cadets travel to Pueblo for STEM outreach

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Air Force Academy cadets and professors are attempting to engage students’ interest in science, engineering, math and technology careers. A team of 30 cadets and four professors will be in Pueblo at Chavez-Huerta Preparatory School in Pueblo for the entire class day, providing demonstrations about rockets, robots, gliders, physics and chemistry. The activities are part… Continue Reading AFA cadets travel to Pueblo for STEM outreach

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The United States Air Force Academy will hold its biannual religious respect conference Tuesday and Wednesday. The purpose of the conference is to present the academy’s new religious respect training program for cadets and staff members. It will also provide an update of the academy’s ongoing religious respect training program since the last conference, which… Continue Reading Academy holds biannual religious respect conference

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Academy cyber teams places second

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The Air Force Academy cyber competition team placed second of about 80 U.S. and Canadian teams in the Hack.lu Capture the Flag competition held earlier this week.   Carnegie Mellon’s graduate team took first place. Worldwide, in all categories, the academy’s team placed 17th out of 575 teams.   The contest ran for 48 consecutive… Continue Reading Academy cyber teams places second

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The Air Force Academy broke ground last week on its new Center for Character and Leadership Development building. The center will be used to provide character development programs to cadets from basic training to graduation, with the goal of teaching them to put integrity first, place service before self and always strive for excellence. The… Continue Reading AFA breaks ground on character development center

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