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Volunteers from the Air Force Academy are helping Colorado Springs maintain part of a walking and biking trail. Academy personnel are mowing, sweeping and collecting pet waste along two miles of the Woodmen Trail. Chief Master Sgt. Todd Salzman says it’s a way for the academy to show it’s part of the community, a goal… Continue Reading AF Academy helps maintain Colorado Springs trail

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The Air Force Academy Board of Visitors, which gives semiannual reports on the military academy to Congress and the Pentagon, will meet in Washington Thursday. The board reviews morale and discipline, academics, equipment and other matters. It has 15 members, including Democratic Rep. Jared Polis and Republican Rep. Doug Lamborn. Lt. Gen. Michael C. Gould,… Continue Reading Air Force Academy Board of Visitors meeting in DC

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The Air Force Academy will observe the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Nazi concentration camps with a Holocaust remembrance event. The academy says Sam Lauber, a Holocaust survivor and an Air Force veteran, will speak on “A Hidden Child’s Story” at a luncheon on Thursday. Lauber will reflect on his childhood in Nazi-occupied Europe… Continue Reading Air Force Academy to observe Holocaust anniversary

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Admiral Mullen to speak at Academy graduation

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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen is scheduled to give the commencement speech for this year’s U.S. Air Force Academy graduation ceremony on May 26. This is the first time the Academy will host the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff as the graduation speaker. Mullen, a 1968 graduate of… Continue Reading Admiral Mullen to speak at Academy graduation

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Lt. Gen. Michael Gould plans to leave his mark on the Air Force Academy. As the commander who’s been at the post since June, Gould is overseeing the Academy’s most extensive renovation since it was built in the 1950s. Nearly every building needs an upgrade, as do the academy’s practice planes. “It’s crazy. We’re flying… Continue Reading Gould envisions Academy intertwined with the community

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North Gate closed to bicyclists

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Bicyclists will not be allowed to enter the U.S. Air Force Academy through the North Gate because of a construction project that began Aug. 12 and is scheduled to end Oct. 11. Because of safety concerns with ongoing construction on North Gate Boulevard, all bicyclists attempting to enter the installation will be directed to the… Continue Reading North Gate closed to bicyclists

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Forbes ranks AFA seventh best in nation

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As cadets begin their fall semester today, they do so at the No. 7 undergraduate institution in the nation, according to Forbes. Forbes released its second annual America’s Best Colleges rankings yesterday. The rankings are compiled by Forbes and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, which evaluated 600 undergrad colleges.  The rankings are based… Continue Reading Forbes ranks AFA seventh best in nation

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The Air Force made an additional 200 free, reserved-seat tickets available today for the Air Force Academy’s graduation ceremony at 10 a.m. tomorrow. Vice President Joe Biden will give the commencement speech and the Air Force Thunderbirds will perform. Half the tickets will be available at the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce, 6 S.… Continue Reading 200 extra Air Force Academy graduation tickets available

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The U.S. Air Force Academy will award Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, the US Airways pilot who safely landed his plane in New York’s Hudson River, the the Col. James Jabara Award for Airmanship tomorrow. Sullenberger graduated from the Academy in 1973.  Sullenberger landed the plane in the Hudson after it was struck by geese and… Continue Reading Hudson River landing pilot to receive Academy’s award

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