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January 14, 2019

Academy to gain 40 more AMTs

(Photo by Master Sgt. Brian Ferguson) Story By Jennifer Spradlin, Jan. 14, 2019 U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- The Air Force Academy’s cadet squadrons are scheduled to gain 40 noncommissioned officers by 2020. Each cadet squadron currently has one Academy Military Training NCO. The AMT serves in a leadership role while also performing key administrative and developmental duties. Senior leadership examined the 1-to-100 ratio between the AMTs and cadets and lobbied to return to pre-Sequestration levels in the squadrons to ensure the cadet's well-being and development. “The AMTs represent the backbone of the Air Force’s vast and diverse enlisted force,”...

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January 14, 2019

Accreditation Update: AF Academy ‘all in’ for April visit

Cadets walk to class at the U.S. Air Force Academy. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dave Ahlschwede) By Ray Bowden, Jan. 14, 2019 U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- Top officials at the Air Force Academy say they’re “all in” when it comes to the school’s first accreditation visit in 10 years by the Higher Learning Commission. “Our successful accreditation increases our ability to better serve the Defense Department and the U.S. now and into the future,” said Brig. Gen. Andrew Armacost, the Academy’s dean of faculty. “The leaders of character we develop are innovative, technology and research-driven men and women who will...

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January 7, 2019

AF Academy welcomes visitors to view lunar eclipse at planetarium Jan. 20

(Commons photo) U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs, Jan. 9, 2019 U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colorado --  The Air Force Academy welcomes visitors to view the total lunar eclipse at the base planetarium, Jan. 20 and chat with the school’s observatory director. The eclipse is predicted to last an hour and be visible from anywhere in the U.S. The evening’s activities are slated to begin at 7 p.m. at the newly-renovated planetarium with the showing of the film, “Eclipses and Phases of the Moon.” The 20-minute film details a lunar eclipse. Dr. Devin Della-Rose, the Academy’s observatory director, will discuss the...

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December 26, 2018

10th Medical Group at Air Force Academy enhances patient care with mobile computing

Senior Airman Luis Zetina-Rios, a medical technician at the U.S. Air Force Academy's Family Health Clinic, uses mobile computing Dec. 21, 2018 to improve patient services. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jennifer Spradlin) By Jennifer Spradlin, Dec. 26, 2018 U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. --   Health care providers at the Air Force Academy Clinic are using new technology today to increase efficiency. The Medical Information Services Flight Team collaborated with 22nd Century Technologies to create a mobile computing solution that unchained health care providers from their desks and reduced the need for paper documentation. “The mobile tablet allows me to...

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