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November 21, 2017

Give Thanks Spotlight: Military Families

U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs / Nov. 21, 2017 U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Note: This week we are giving thanks to military families by highlighting permanent party, cadets and family members whose families have served in the U.S. military for more than three generations. C3C Brad Ellis Great-Grandfather: Military service for the Ellis family dates back to World War I, when C3C Ellis' great-grandfather, Clarence Ellis, enlisted in the Army.  His great-grandfather finished the war fighting with the famous "Lost Brigade" and remained in France until March 1919. Grandfather: Ralph Ellis went to England as a civilian early in...

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November 20, 2017

U.S. Air Force Academy Band To Perform Holly & Ivy Concerts In December

Interview by Marsha Barancik, Nov. 20, 2017 U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- Next month’s 63rd annual Holly & Ivy concert series recasts traditional holiday favorites in separate shows across Colorado.  Lt Col Daniel Price, Commander and Conductor of the U.S. Air Force Academy Band, shares how the power of music reinforces the Air Force’s mission. MB: What is unique about this year’s Holly & Ivy concerts? Price: This year we’re tracing the history of the celebration of the holidays in popular culture — including a Broadway adaption of Charles Dickens’ 1843 “A Christmas Carol” and selections from the “Nutcracker...

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November 16, 2017

Air Force Academy cadets continue to support Colorado Springs

By Maureen Welch, Nov. 16, 2017 U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- Cadets from the Air Force Academy will be out in full force Nov. 17-19 supporting several community service projects across the Front Range. This school year, cadets have volunteered more than 13,000 hours to more than 70 community service organizations in the Colorado Springs area. “In the month of October, the Cadet Wing completed 46 different volunteer events with 30 local partner organizations,” said Cadet 1st Class Hannah Rogers. This weekend, the cadets will lend their efforts to Habitat for Humanity, Goodwill, Fort Carson’s Warrior Transition Battalion and...

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November 15, 2017

Cadets work to improve ‘Warthog’ technology

By Ray Bowden, Nov. 15, 2017 U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY -- Want to increase aircraft capabilities and blow more things up? If you’re an A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot, you might just be in luck today. Cadets 1st Class Jon Clegg and John Potthoff, aided by Dr. Thomas Yechout, their aeronautics professor, said they developed a tag-team attitude while working together to research decreasing maintenance requirements and increase munitions capability for the Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft. Nicknamed the “Warthog,” the Thunderbolt II is a single-seat, twin-engine, straight-wing jet aircraft flown by the U.S. military since 1972. “We’re working together to...

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