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October 17, 2018

Academy dean of faculty elected to elite operations research board

Brig. Gen. Andrew Armacost, dean of faculty at the U.S. Air Force Academy, speaks to cadets at the Academy. Armacost was elected in September to be one of only a dozen educators in the U.S. year to receive a fellowship to the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, also known as INFORMS. (U.S. Air Force photo/Darcie Ibidapo) Story by Ray Bowden, Oct. 17, 2018 U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- An elite research organization elected the dean of faculty at the Air Force Academy to be a member of their board. Brig. Gen. Andrew Armacost is one of only a...

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October 16, 2018

Commandant’s Challenge puts cadets’ warrior ethos to the test

Cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy clean weapons during the Commandant's Challenge, Oct. 12, 2018.  The challenge is an annual event at the Academy focused on military training and teamwork. (U.S. Air Force photo/Trevor Cokley) By Jennifer Spradlin, Oct. 16, 2018 AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- Cadets took a one-day break from classes to focus on their military training during the annual Commandant’s Challenge Oct. 12. All 40 cadet squadrons squared off against each other in a series of scored tasks that included intelligence, security and air support. “The Commandant’s Challenge is focused on developing leaders of character through...

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October 16, 2018

Air Force Academy’s honorary commanders tour Cadet Wing

Senior officials at the Air Force Academy stand on the terrazzo with some of the Academy's honorary commanders Oct 12, 2018. The Honorary Commander program pairs installation leaders with community counterparts to build trust and understanding. (U.S. Air Force photo/Darcie Ibidapo) By Jennifer Spradlin, Oct. 16, 2018 U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- Members of the Air Force Academy’s Honorary Commander program toured cadet facilities and met with senior Cadet Wing leadership Oct. 12. The Honorary Commander program pairs installation leaders with community counterparts to build trust and understanding. “Community support is critical, and the honorary commanders are the bridge between the...

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October 15, 2018

Air Force Academy cadet says summer research project is ‘dream come true’

  By Jennifer Spradlin, Oct. 16, 2018 U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- Cadet 1st Class Nicholas Juhasz knew from a young age two things: he wanted to be an engineer, and he was fascinated by missiles and rockets. “I loved taking apart things to figure out how they worked and, like most little kids, I always wanted to go into space,” he said. Juhasz excelled in math and science, and growing up in Tucson, Arizona, many of his friends’ parents worked for Raytheon, a defense contractor specializing in weaponry and radar detection systems. As a freshman in high school, his...

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