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November 8, 2018

Special Ops pilot chosen for Jabara Award

  By Staff Sgt. Charles Rivezzo, Nov. 8, 2018 U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. – The U.S. Air Force Academy formally recognized its 2018 Jabara Award for Airmanship recipient Nov. 8. The Jabara Award for Airmanship is awarded each year to the Academy graduate whose accomplishments demonstrate superior performance in fields directly involving aerospace vehicles. Maj. Marc Catalano, a 2006 Academy graduate, was chosen for the award for his actions while deployed as an aircraft commander to Iraq in support of Operations Inherent Resolve and Resolute Support. On the night of Oct. 21, 2016, Catalano and his AC-130U crew of 14...

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November 5, 2018

Air Force Academy preps for April accreditation visit

U.S. Air Force Academy staff and faculty are preparing for the institution's first accreditation visit in 10 years. The accreditation visit by the Higher Learning Commission is scheduled for April. (U.S. Air Force photo) Story by Ray Bowden, Nov. 5, 2018 U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- There’s a lot riding on the accreditation process slated to begin in April at the Air Force Academy. It’s the first accreditation visit for the school in 10 years, said Col. Dan Uribe, point man for the Academy side of the accreditation and head of the school’s Foreign Language Department. “It’s not just the...

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November 1, 2018

Research at Academy is unparalleled among undergrad institutions

Story by Lt Col Don Rhymer, Nov. 1, 2018 U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — The United States Air Force Academy is a cutting edge academic and military institution where innovation, warrior ethos and character development are a foundation of our heritage and the guiding priorities of our future. These pillars of our transformative experience make it possible to train and educate the future leaders of our Air Force to meet the challenges of a complex, sophisticated and fast-paced modern profession of arms. At the heart of the Academy’s innovative spirit is our research enterprise. Research at USAFA is unparalleled...

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November 1, 2018

‘Start now’: Air Force Academy Prep School’s vice commander says cadet candidates experience can lead to success

Lt. Col. Calvin Daniels, the vice commander of the U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School (right), poses for a photo with Gen. Robin Rand at the Pentagon in 2010. Daniels was the legislative liaison for the secretary of the Air Force and Rand was the special assistant to the Air Force vice chief of staff. (Courtesy photo) Story by Jennifer Spradlin, Oct. 31, 2018 U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- After 22 years of military service, Lt. Col. Calvin Daniels still prepares his uniform on Friday night for Monday morning. He likes to start the week with his best foot forward....

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