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Air Force Academy freshmen to undergo field training amid coronavirus outbreak

Air Force Academy freshmen will attend the field training portion of basic training this month despite a recent outbreak of coronavirus, according to a school spokesperson. During the Jacks Valley component of basic training, cadets live in tents and undergo strenuous physical training. But this year the outbreak of COVID-19 complicates the training regimen.  “It [...]

July 9th, 2020 | Posted in Air Force | Read More »

Air Force Academy confirms COVID-19 cases among freshman class

The U.S. Air Force Academy on Saturday confirmed members of its freshman cadet class have tested positive for COVID-19, but pushed back against reports indicating a massive outbreak. An Air Force Academy spokesperson called them “outbreak rumors” in response to Denver Post inquiries, saying it was “way, way less than the rumor mill on social [...]

July 5th, 2020 | Posted in Air Force | Read More »

Despite The Pandemic, The Air Force Academy Welcomes The Next Class Of Cadets

The next class of cadets arrived for basic training at the U.S. Air Force Academy on Thursday, going through a pandemic-altered version of the institution’s traditional “In-processing Day.” The event still served its primary purpose as initiation for the new freshmen: They received Air Force compliant haircuts and physical training clothes; they passed medical and [...]

June 27th, 2020 | Posted in Air Force | Read More »

‘Everyone will know his name’: Air Force Academy’s Top Cadet is from Mississippi

CLOSE U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Zachary Bailey, a 2016 Madison Central High School graduate, is the Top Cadet of the Class of 2020 at the USAFA. Mississippi Clarion Ledger Zachary “Zack” Bailey of Madison admits his first semester at the U.S. Air Force Academy presented a challenge or two, among them Calculus III. He [...]

June 23rd, 2020 | Posted in Air Force | Read More »

Madison’s Zack Bailey first in class at Air Force Academy

Second Lieutenant Zachary “Zack” Bailey, of Madison, bested over 950 fellow cadets to finish top of his class at the Air Force Academy this past April. On April 18, just over 950 United States Air Force Academy cadets from the 2020 class threw their hats up in the air while fighter jets screamed over the [...]

June 19th, 2020 | Posted in Air Force | Read More »

Air Force Academy cadet to be discharged after cocaine plea

A senior cadet at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, will be discharged from the Air Force after pleading guilty to wrongful use of cocaine as part of a pre-trial agreement. The academy said in a release that Cadet 1st Class Kyler Ehm pleaded guilty on June 9 to one charge and four [...]

June 15th, 2020 | Posted in Air Force | Read More »

Helena’s Kadyn Craigle starting a new life at US Air Force Academy

HELENA — Bruins senior Kadyn Craigle’s Legion baseball career came to an end Tuesday night with a 13-2 drubbing of the Bitterroot Bucs. Craigle threw out a pair of runners at second base and nearly crashed into the home-plate umpire while trying to track down a foul ball, but other than that the game itself [...]

June 11th, 2020 | Posted in Air Force | Read More »

Academy announces new data science major

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. – Data + analysis = command decision. This simple equation can be applied to most modern military action and shows how one element must be in concert with the other to create the right sight picture for commanders. “It’s not enough to have more data than our adversaries. It’s how we [...]

June 7th, 2020 | Posted in Air Force | Read More »

Air Force Academy supports Mountain West Conferences’ statement on positive social change

U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs / Published June 02, 2020 U.S. Air Force Academy Falcons Football athletes hold up the Cheez-It Bowl championship trophy Dec. 27, 2019 after defeating Washington State University at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. (U.S. Air Force photo/Trevor Cokley) Article source: https://www.usafa.af.mil/News/News-Display/Article/2204978/air-force-academy-supports-mountain-west-conferences-statement-on-positive-soci/

June 3rd, 2020 | Posted in Air Force | Read More »

Three local high school girls going to the Air Force Academy

CLOSE Annika Galvin was a pole vaulter at Bishop Manogue. She will be on the cheer team at the Air Force Academy. (Photo: Provided to the RGJ) With an acceptance rate of just 11.8 percent, it is not easy to get into the Air Force Academy. But Northern Nevada will have three female students in the freshmen class [...]

May 30th, 2020 | Posted in Air Force | Read More »

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