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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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  The U.S. Air Force Academy’s cyber competition team placed first in 331 undergraduate teams from the United States and Canada in the New York Polytechnic Cyber Security Awareness Week “Capture the Flag” competition held last month. A total of 1,212 teams – including graduate students and industry professionals – competed from around the world.… Continue Reading AFA scores first in undergraduate cyber competition

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The Air Force Academy received top 20 rankings in several categories from the Best 377 Colleges, released this week by the Princeton Review. The academy ranked in the top 20 for most available professors, as well as low drug and alcohol abuse, according to the annual rankings. The student faculty ratio at the Air Force… Continue Reading USAFA earns top 20 rankings from Princeton Review

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  U.S. Sen. Mark Udall is trying to round up funding for cyber-defense training programs at the U.S. Air Force Academy.   Udall said Monday computer hackers threaten the United States and could cripple the electrical grid, water supplies and computers used by the military.   Earlier this year, Udall got an amendment to the… Continue Reading Udall seeks to fund Colo. cyber defense program

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Atargis Energy Corp. became the first company to produce electric power from the energy of ocean waves by using a specific energy conversion machine developed in Colorado Springs. The company’s model, one-tenth the size of the planned machine, was tested in a large offshore wave basin facility at Texas A&M, and delivered 370 watts of… Continue Reading Atargis successfully creates electricity during wave tests

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Colorado Springs should prepare for a round of base realignment and closure by 2015, said Brian Binn, president of military affairs for the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC. The Department of Defense suggested two rounds of BRAC, one to start next year. But that isn’t likely. However, Binn said a round suggested for 2015… Continue Reading Chamber report: Springs’ military adds $5.93 billion to economy

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Jobs, salaries, construction and supplies at the United States Air Force Academy bring nearly $1 billion to the local economy, according to the latest study from the Academy. That’s up from $880 million in 2010, said Lt. Col. Burke Beaumont, director of financial management and comptroller for the academy. Some of that increase is due… Continue Reading AFA brings nearly $1 billion to local economy

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Air Force finds 2 academy officials negligent

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Military investigators say two senior officials at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., 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 in a letter to David Mullin, a… Continue Reading Air Force finds 2 academy officials negligent

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