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June 23, 2017

Academy rolls out annual Operation Air Force program

By Maureen Welch/July 23, 2017 Scores of cadets are traveling this summer to 61 military bases across the globe as part of the Air Force Academy’s Operation Air Force program. Capt. Christopher Thomas, program scheduler, said the program exposes cadets to different Air Force specialties and how officers and NCOs collaborate. “The program gives cadets a better understanding of the company grade and NCO expectations,” he said. Each trip is scheduled to last two weeks and cadets spend at least 30 hours observing active duty Airmen tackle their responsibilities. Cadet 1st Class Christopher Mahoney said his time at Peterson and...

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June 22, 2017

Col. David Kincaid takes over 10th MSG

By Laurie Wilson, June 22, 2017 The 10th Mission Support Group welcomed new commander Col. David Kincaid with a change of command ceremony June 22 at the 10th Air Base Wing headquarters building. As commander, Kincaid leads more than 1,900 personnel charged with law enforcement, civil engineering, communications, logistics and other base support functions at the Air Force Academy. He’s directly responsible for a $3.5 billion infrastructure used by more than 14,000 military and civilian personnel. Kincaid, a 1992 Academy graduate, previously served as the school’s director of Strategic Plans, Programs, Requirements, Development and Engagement, responsible for the developing plans...

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June 22, 2017

10th SFS gets full-time Reserve commander

by Laurie Wilson, June 22, 2017 The new top cop at the Air Force Academy took command of the 10th Security Forces Squadron June 21. Lt. Col. Marcus Corbett will be the first Reserve officer to command the 10th Security Forces Squadron full time. He's also the first Reserve officer in Air Force history to command a security forces squadron He said he looks forward to protecting an installation that hosts hundreds of high level annual events, including cadet graduation ceremonies, Parent’s Weekend and Falcon football games. “The challenge is conducting these events in an efficient process while protecting the...

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June 12, 2017

Cadets perform on America’s Got Talent

Maureen Welch, June 12, 2017 In the Stairwell, the Air Force Academy’s all-male a Capella singing group, performed on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, June 13.  Show producers saw the group’s fall YouTube broadcast and contacted the Academy.  Their video was shown to AGT producers, who picked their favorites and showcased them to NBC executives,” said Lt. Col. Kris Conde, Air Force entertainment liaison. NBC invited the 16 singers to L.A. to perform in front of judge Simon Cowell. “NBC unanimously loved the singing group,” said producer Nigel Caaro. Freshmen cadets formed the group in 2004 to sing together in the...

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