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August 15, 2017

‘Get out the vote’ for In the Stairwell on America’s Got Talent, Aug 15

By Maureen Welch/Aug. 15, 2017 Cadets can propel In the Stairwell to the semifinals on America’s Got Talent by voting for the Air Force Academy’s all-male a Capella group Aug. 15-16. Voting begins at 6 p.m. (MT), Aug. 15, and ends 5 a.m. (MT), Aug. 16. Viewers can check the local listings for broadcast times for the group’s nationally-televised performance and cast a vote. “We are ready to fly,” said In the Stairwell vocalist Benjamin Hightower. “We are going to do our best and hope America supports us.” Top of Form In the Stairwell advanced to the show’s quarterfinals Aug....

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August 11, 2017

Lt Gen Jay Silveria takes command of Academy

By Ray Bowden/Aug. 11, 2017 The new superintendent of the Air Force Academy said preparing cadets for the mental and physical rigors of modern warfare in a complex global environment is his top priority, Aug. 11. “The future of our service and the future of our nation stand on that field,” said Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria, speaking to 4,000 cadets standing in formation during that day's change of command ceremony. Silveria said the commitment of the Academy’s civilian and military faculty and staff represents the bulwark of national security. The dedication of cadets and staff is critical to fulfilling the...

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August 10, 2017

1,181 complete basic training, join Cadet Wing

By Maureen Welch/Aug. 10, 2017 Its official: nearly 1,200 young men and women completed Basic Cadet Training at the Air Force Academy and start the academic year Aug. 10. The Class of 2021 officially became “cadets” Aug. 9 during the Academy’s annual Acceptance Day ceremony which represents a symbolic shift from the status of basic trainee to cadet fourth class. Cadet 4th Class Luke Kilianski said he’s eager to begin the school year. “Today was very uplifting to get recognized by the wing,” he said. “‘Basic’ is finally over and it’s a huge relief to go into the academic year.” Luke’s...

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August 7, 2017

Maj Gen Silveria to take command, receive 3rd star Aug 11

U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs Maj. Gen. Jay Silveria will assume command of the Air Force Academy as the new superintendent in a ceremony, 9:30 a.m., Aug. 11 near the Class Wall of the Terrazzo. He'll also receive his third star an be promoted to lieutenant general that day. Silveria, a 1985 Academy graduate, most recently served as deputy commander of U.S. Air Forces Central Command, and deputy commander of the Combined Air Force Air Component, U.S. Central Command, Southwest Asia. As the Academy superintendent, he will direct the school's undergraduate academic program, cadet military and athletic training and...

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