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June 19, 2019

Air Force Academy dean, former faculty member receive research awards

Kevin Williams (left), the Air Force director of studies, analysis and assessments, and Brig. Gen.  Andrew Armacost, the dean of the faculty at the U.S. Air Force Academy. (Photo by Trevor Cokley) Story by Ray Bowden, June 19, 2019 U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- The dean at the Air Force Academy and a national security expert received high-level awards for improving operations research across the Defense Department June 17 at the school. Brig. Gen. Andrew Armacost, the dean of faculty, received the Dr. Jacqueline R. Henningsen Analyst Lifetime Achievement Award. Retired Gen. James McCarthy, a prior vice-commandant of cadets at...

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June 17, 2019

Col. Brian Hartless takes command of 10th Air Base Wing

Col. Brian Hartless. (U.S. Air Force photo) Staff report, May 17, 2019 U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- Col. Brian Hartless accepted command of the 10th Air Base Wing from Col. Shawn Campbell, June 17 at the Air Force Academy. Hartless comes to the Academy from the Pentagon, where he was the senior military assistant to the secretary of the Air Force for Installations & Energy. Before then, he commanded the 86th Civil Engineer Group at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. As the commander of the 10th ABW, Hartless is responsible for the preservation of, and improvements to, a $3.5 billion base infrastructure, and...

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June 12, 2019

The Weekly Lead

Staff report, June 12, 2019 U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. --  Yeah, she’s busy Cadet Savannah Menken says life is meant for adventure. So she entered a beauty pageant, helps cadets pass their physical training test, and wants to become a pilot or a military intelligence officer. www.usafa.edu/news/academy-cadets-pushes-past-comfort-zone-with-beauty-pageant-peer-mentoring-program CBD products off limits, man Rules governing recreational Marijuana use might be lax in some states, but federal law still makes it off limits for service members and federal employees.  Products containing “CBD” are off limits, too -- they can’t be used or brought onto federal installations, including the Air Force Academy....

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June 12, 2019

Academy cadet pushes past comfort zone with beauty pageant, PEER mentoring program

U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Savannah Menken (lright) and her mother, Lisa Menken, a technical sergeant in the Air National Guard. (Courtesy photo) Story by Jennifer Spradlin, May 12, 2019 U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- Savannah Menken isn’t afraid to test the limits of her comfort zone. Whether it’s applying to the Air Force Academy or entering a beauty pageant on a whim, Menken believes life is meant for adventure. “I had never done anything like a pageant before, never walked on a stage,” she said. “I couldn’t even walk in heels a month before the pageant, but my mother...

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