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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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The Air Force Academy’s department of management maintained its accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, an accrediting body for schools offering undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees in business and accounting. The accreditation provides validation of the AFA’s faculty and academic program, said Col. Andrew Armacost, permanent professor and head of the… Continue Reading AFA management department earns international accreditation

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AFA cadets graded by National Security Agency

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Most college students have finals graded by tough professors, but the cadets at the Air Force Academy are being tested by the National Security Agency. The 11th annual Cyber Defense Exercise is being held this week at the academy. Cadets will design, build and defend computer networks against simulated intrusions by the National Security Agency’s… Continue Reading AFA cadets graded by National Security Agency

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Synthetic pot ban up for CO vote

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A state ban on synthetic marijuana is up for a vote in the Colorado Senate. The bill that will be debated today would outlaw several chemicals used to make synthetic cannabinoids. The chemicals are widely available on the Internet and mimic the effects of marijuana in products called “Spice” or “K2.” The legality of the… Continue Reading Synthetic pot ban up for CO vote

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AFA hosting student engineering competition

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Civil engineering students will build steel bridges make concrete float during a two-hour competition that’s part of the 2011 American Society of Civil Engineers Rocky Mountain Student Conference at the Air Force Academy this week. The ASCE regional conference brings 400 students, cadets and faculty members from 16 schools in the United States and Mexico… Continue Reading AFA hosting student engineering competition

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Secretary of Defense Robert Gates will be at the Air Force Academy tomorrow, part of a farewell tour before he retires. He will speak to the cadets at the Air Force Academy, and teach a couple of classes. Last month, Gates was at West Point, the Army’s military college, telling them their future in the… Continue Reading Secretary of Defense Gates to visit Air Force Academy tomorrow

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The Air Force Academy is conducting an exercise to test and train its personnel on responding to an emergency. Academy officials say Wednesday’s drill may involve more law-enforcement officers and firefighters than are usually present. They also say residents may seem plumes of smoke in the southwest part of the base outside Colorado Springs. The… Continue Reading Air Force Academy testing emergency responders

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Three AF Academy grads to lead shuttle mission

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Three Air Force Academy graduates will lead the space shuttle crew when it takes off later this week. Steven Lindsey is mission commander. Eric Boe is a pilot, and Alvin Drew is one of four mission specialists. Lindsey is a 1982 graduate,  majored in engineering sciences at the academy. He has 6,500 flying hours in… Continue Reading Three AF Academy grads to lead shuttle mission

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