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Pentagon awards contract to complete delayed repairs on Air Force Academy’s Cadet Chapel

“JE Dunn studied this project for five years, brought in talent from five offices and had over 50 JE Dunn professionals working on the competition,” Senior Vice President Margaret Bowker said in a news release, according to the Kansas City Business Journal. Article source: https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2019/08/13/pentagon-awards-contract-to-complete-delayed-repairs-on-air-force-academys-cadet-chapel/

August 15th, 2019 | Posted in Air Force | Read More »

Air Force Academy cadet sentenced for sexual assault of sleeping, intoxicated woman

An Air Force Academy cadet who kissed and groped an intoxicated, apparently sleeping female cadet without consent pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of simple assault and two counts of assault consummated by a battery. Andrew S. Hong, who was entering his third year at the academy, was sentenced to eight months behind bars. He [...]

August 11th, 2019 | Posted in Air Force | Read More »

Air Force Academy cadet sentenced to 8 months for assaulting sleeping, intoxicated woman

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August 7th, 2019 | Posted in Air Force | Read More »

First Air Force Academy Grads Usher Newest Cadets into the Long Blue Line

Members of the Air Force Academy‘s Class of 1959 — its first graduating class — ushered the newest crop of cadets across the academy’s Challenge Bridge on Thursday in a symbolic passing from their civilian pasts to their military futures. The basic cadets, who marched back Wednesday from Jacks Valley, a 3,300-acre training area on [...]

August 3rd, 2019 | Posted in Air Force | Read More »

New Air Force Academy Basic Cadets Learn Teamwork, Leadership, Strength

One by one, a group of basic cadets — covered in sweat and gasping for air — lunged out of a storage container filled with tear gas. The exercise was part of basic training, a 40-day period intended to turn more than 1,000 incoming Air Force Academy basics from civilians into full-fledged airmen. First, they [...]

July 30th, 2019 | Posted in Air Force | Read More »

New Air Force Academy basic cadets learn what it is to be in the military

A basic cadet walks out of a storage container filled with tear gas as part of a training exercise during basic training at Jacks Valley on Thursday, July 25. The exercise, designed to teach basic cadets to trust the gear they are given, also taught them what it feels like to be sprayed with tear [...]

July 26th, 2019 | Posted in Air Force | Read More »

Air Force Academy Planetarium Reopens After Nearly 15 Years

After 15 years of sitting empty and closed, the Air Force Academy’s newly renovated Planetarium officially reopened to the public on March 4 of this year. Ever since the grand re-opening event garnering a crowd of 2,500 people on March 2, the Planetarium has provided visitors of all ages and backgrounds with an exciting array [...]

July 22nd, 2019 | Posted in Air Force | Read More »

Air Force Academy teams up with Test Pilot School in new candidacy pro

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AFNS) — Two Air Force Academy graduates from the Class of 2019 have been nominated to attend the Air Force Test Pilot School in 2022 as part of a new training partnership between the two institutions. Test Pilot School is a highly competitive, 48-week educational opportunity for aviators, combat systems [...]

July 18th, 2019 | Posted in Air Force | Read More »

Colonel gets schooled by parachuting Air Force Academy cadets

A Gazette investigation shows an increasing number of soldiers, including wounded combat veterans, are being kicked out of the service for misconduct, often with no benefits, as the Army downsizes after a decade of war. Article source: https://gazette.com/military/colonel-gets-schooled-by-parachuting-air-force-academy-cadets/article_e31b2ab2-a4a3-11e9-86a6-a375772e921d.html

July 14th, 2019 | Posted in Air Force | Read More »

Air Force Academy visitor center wins designation as urban renewal area

A rendering of the proposed Air Force Academy visitors center, a part of Colorado Springs’ City for Champions initiative, which would be part of a 57-acre development including hotels, restaurants and other businesses. Article source: https://gazette.com/news/air-force-academy-visitor-center-wins-designation-as-urban-renewal/article_a23606c6-a2a9-11e9-852c-b729de2a98d0.html

July 10th, 2019 | Posted in Air Force | Read More »

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