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Air Force Academy to produce more officers for Space Force

WASHINGTON — As many as 116 graduates of the U.S. Air Force Academy this year will join the U.S. Space Force. That is an increase from last year when 86 graduates went to the space service. The Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is working to become a space academy as well, Superintendent Lt. [...]

January 25th, 2021 | Posted in Air Force | Read More »

US Air Force Academy Graduate appears in new video during Capitol riots

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) — New video from inside the U.S. Capitol during the January 6th riots, captured an interaction between an Air Force Academy graduate facing federal charges and another man. “I agree with you brother, but it’s not ours. It belongs to the Vice President of the United States…it’s not our chair.” In [...]

January 21st, 2021 | Posted in Air Force | Read More »

Air Force Academy graduate involved in Capitol siege arrested

FORT WORTH, Texas — An Air Force Academy graduate who was an employee of a private charter airline that operates from Fort Worth’s Alliance Airport has acknowledged that he was involved last week in the insurrection on the U.S. Senate chamber floor. Larry Rendell Brock Jr., 53, who currently lives in Grapevine, Texas, told The [...]

January 17th, 2021 | Posted in Air Force | Read More »

US Air Force Academy grad faces charges in connection with US Capitol riot

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) – A man with ties to the prestigious United States Air Force Academy is suspected of being part of the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol, according to federal prosecutors. The arrest papers for Larry Rendell Brock can be viewed at the bottom of this article. According to the Department of [...]

January 13th, 2021 | Posted in Air Force | Read More »

COVID surveillance testing, safety measures in place for cadets after holiday break

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. – Thousands of cadets traveled back to the Air Force Academy this week after leaving the school in December for a holiday break. In all, about 4,000 cadets returned here in phases, spread across Jan 5-7, with strict guidelines on what to do if they felt sick or tested positive [...]

January 9th, 2021 | Posted in Air Force | Read More »

Two Lee’s Summit Students Among Graves’ Air Force Academy Nominations

January 2, 2021 U.S. Representative Sam Graves (MO-06) announced that Ryan McCain of Lee’s Summit, a student at Lee’s Summit North High School and Christopher Langston, of Lee’s Summit, a student at Blue Springs South High School would be receiving nominations to the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. Each year, members of [...]

January 5th, 2021 | Posted in Air Force | Read More »

Fort Carson, US Air Force Academy and other military installations have delayed reporting on Tuesday due to snow

FORT CARSON, Colo. (KKTV) – Multiple military installations have delayed report times in the Pikes Peak Region on Tuesday due to the weather. These delays are subject to change. This list was last updated Monday night at 10:15 p.m.: FORT CARSON: Delayed report time of 9 a.m. An updated decision is expected at 6:30 a.m. [...]

January 1st, 2021 | Posted in Air Force | Read More »

After coronavirus setbacks, Air Force Academy Visitor Center work expected to get underway next year

Work on the new $58 million Air Force Academy Visitor Center in northern Colorado Springs — a key piece of the City for Champions projects that helped revitalize the city’s economy ahead of the COVID-19 pandemic — is expected to start next year after setbacks related to the coronavirus’ economic shockwaves. The bonds needed to [...]

December 28th, 2020 | Posted in Air Force | Read More »

Clay County teens react to Rep. Mac Thornberry’s Air Force Academy nomination – KFDX

CLAY COUNTY (KFDX/KJTL) — Two Clay County teens have received a congressional badge of honor just in time to be considered for acceptance into the United States Air Force Academy. These Midway High School students are now hoping for a chance to serve their country after being nominated by Congressman Mac Thornberry. This is just [...]

December 24th, 2020 | Posted in Air Force | Read More »

Air Force Academy Visitor Center construction delayed amid coronavirus setbacks

Work on the new $58 million Air Force Academy Visitor Center in northern Colorado Springs — a key piece of the City for Champions projects that helped revitalize the city’s economy ahead of the COVID-19 pandemic — is expected to start next year after setbacks related to the coronavirus’ economic shockwaves.  The bonds needed to finance the center and [...]

December 20th, 2020 | Posted in Air Force | Read More »

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