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AFA launches network to study space junk

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The U.S. Air Force Academy received an $800,000 grant to study space junk and the threat it poses to satellite systems. The Center for Space Situational Awareness Research will develop the Falcon Telescope Network,  a system of small telescopes for satellite tracking. The network will form the basis for the cadets’ education and research program, and… Continue Reading AFA launches network to study space junk

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The military is investigating allegations that two senior officials at the Air Force Academy provided misleading information about faculty credentials to an organization that accredits colleges and universities, The Associated Press has learned. A document obtained by the AP says the Air Force inspector general ordered a formal investigation into complaints that the academy’s dean… Continue Reading AFA under investigation for misleading faculty credentials

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Academies don’t expect much change from DADT end

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They were young children — mere kids 18 years ago when the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on gays serving openly in the military took effect. But over two decades, attitudes shifted, America changed and these youngsters grew up, winning coveted spots to study in the top military academies. Now they are giving a collective… Continue Reading Academies don’t expect much change from DADT end

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AFA ranks in top colleges list – again

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The Air Force Academy is ranked No.1  in the nation by high school guidance counselors and second in the nation by  aeronautical and astronautical engineers. Those were just two among many other top-tier rankings the Academy claimed in  U.S. News & World Report’s Best College Rankings for 2012. The high school counselor rankings category was added… Continue Reading AFA ranks in top colleges list – again

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An estimated 9,500 visitors will visit the Pikes Peak region for the Air Force Academy’s annual Parents’ Weekend, starting Thursday. The visitors are expected to bring an additional $7.5 million in direct revenue to Colorado Springs businesses and an additional $556,776 in sales tax revenue. Academy officials say the numbers are a fraction of the… Continue Reading Parents’ weekend to bring $7.5M to Springs economy

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AFA ranks in top ten for second time

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In its second accolade of the week, the Air Force Academy is ranked as one of the top 10 universities in the nation, according to Forbes. Forbes released its best colleges ranking Wednesday, ranking the academy as the tenth best. The magazine ranked Williams College in Massachusetts at the top, followed by Princeton, the U.S.… Continue Reading AFA ranks in top ten for second time

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Academy ranked in top colleges list

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The Air Force Academy received top 10 rankings in the most available professors, low drug and alcohol use and best school administration in a review of top colleges released by Princeton Review. The review ranks the Air Force academy’s faculty fifth in the nation in “most accessible professors,” and ranked its administration ninth in the… Continue Reading Academy ranked in top colleges list

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The Air Force Academy Board of Visitors is meeting to hear an update on the school’s academics, discipline and other matters. The board will meet Friday and Saturday at the academy outside Colorado Springs. Lt. Gen. Michael Gould, the academy superintendent, is expected to attend. Also expected are Daniel B. Ginsberg, assistant secretary of the… Continue Reading AF Academy Board of Visitors meeting on campus

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The Air Force Academy has an annual economic impact of $851 million dollars, according to a study released today by the academy. That figure includes direct and indirect jobs, construction projects, businesses located on the academy – it does not include the 440,000 tourists who visit the academy every year. The academy employs more than… Continue Reading Air Force Academy’s economic impact: $851 million

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Tomorrow The Air Force Academy will dedicate a new chapel that’s intended to accomodate the religious needs of the earth-centered spirituality. Academy officials say the space will be open to all faith groups and individuals for communal worship or individual devotion, but that priority will be given to the earth-centered spirituality community. The chapel is located on… Continue Reading New Academy chapel for earth-centered worship

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