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August 20, 2019

Cadet Chapel to close for restoration project Sept. 4

Staff Reports, Aug. 20, 2019 U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. – The iconic Cadet Chapel at the United States Air Force Academy will close for more than three years beginning Sept. 4 for necessary repairs. After removing the Chapel’s furnishings and other preparations, the actual work on the $158 million project will begin on Nov. 1 and projected for completion on Nov. 1, 2022. Visitors now have a little more than two weeks to visit this registered National Historic Landmark, also ranked Colorado’s No. 1 man-made attraction, before the preservation and restoration process begins. The Chapel will be open through...

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August 19, 2019

Weekly Lead: Sister Service and Push-up Glory

  Staff Reports, Aug. 19, 2019 AF Firefighters get EMT trained Firefighters from across the AF came to the Academy to earn their EMT certification. Read the full story here: https://www.usafa.edu/news/air-force-academy-hosts-af-firefighters-for-emt-certification-training/ CDC worker saves choking child An Academy caregiver was recognized by Red Cross after assisting a choking toddler. We say give her all the medals, awards and recognition. Read about it here: https://www.usafa.af.mil/USAFANews/Article/1933652/academy-caregiver-recognized-by-red-cross/ Drop and give me 50 (at least) Check out the recent TZO push-up throw down during the Vice Chief of Staff’s visit: https://www.instagram.com/p/B1MDW54AEm9/ Seeing Double The Kuhrt twins have always wanted to serve but each found...

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August 17, 2019

Texas twins conquer initial training at separate military academies

Story by Jennifer Spradlin, Aug. 18, 2019 Aubrie and Emma. Emma and Aubrie. From birth, the Kuhrt twins from Wichita Falls, Texas, have been a tight pair, so much so that both were more comfortable saying ‘we’ than ‘I.’ This summer was a big milestone for the young women as each began a rigorous phase of military training at separate service academies. Aubrie chose the U.S. Air Force Academy while Emma selected the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. “As long as we can remember we have wanted to join the military,” Emma said. “In about seventh grade, our teacher asked...

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August 16, 2019

Air Force Academy hosts AF Firefighters for EMT certification training

Story and photo by Jennifer Spradlin, Aug. 16, 2019 U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. – Firefighters from across the Air Force travelled to the Air Force Academy recently to enhance their Emergency Medical Services skills. Eighteen students are participating in an accelerated Emergency Medical Technician course, which will qualify them to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians test. “The purpose of this training is to get consistent, quality EMS throughout the Air Force by certifying members as Emergency Medical Technicians and training our providers on a variety of [more advanced] skills,” said Shawn Ragsdale, EMS program coordinator here....

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