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August 23, 2019

Flight Training Center benefits cadets, Academy community

Story by Jennifer Spradlin, Aug. 23, 2019 U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. – Leanne Trump grew up listening to stories about service and aviation dating back to World War II. A self-described military brat who grew up on Air Force Bases across the country, Trump developed a love for flying before she ever climbed into a cockpit. Now a senior at the Academy, Trump recently completed her first solo flight at the Flight Training Center and is pursuing her private pilot’s license. Exposure to the Academy’s Aero Club staff and additional flight lessons have helped Trump decide to pursue aviation...

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August 22, 2019

German military officials visit Academy equestrian center, see potential in equine therapy model

Story by Janine Dreger, Aug. 22, 2019 U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- A delegation of German military health officials visited the Air Force Academy equestrian center to learn about an equine therapy program currently offered by a nonprofit organization to service members, veterans and their families here, Aug. 20. Equine therapy promotes self-confidence, problem solving, and improved mood through supervised interactions with horses. It has been linked to positive outcomes for a wide range of behavioral health conditions. “This is really about taking care of warriors and learning how to help them be successful in their lives,” said Col....

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August 20, 2019

Cadet Chapel to close for restoration project Sept. 4

Staff Reports, Aug. 20, 2019 U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. – The iconic Cadet Chapel at the United States Air Force Academy will close for more than three years beginning Sept. 4 for necessary repairs. After removing the Chapel’s furnishings and other preparations, the actual work on the $158 million project will begin on Nov. 1 and projected for completion on Nov. 1, 2022. Visitors now have a little more than two weeks to visit this registered National Historic Landmark, also ranked Colorado’s No. 1 man-made attraction, before the preservation and restoration process begins. The Chapel will be open through...

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August 19, 2019

Weekly Lead: Sister Service and Push-up Glory

  Staff Reports, Aug. 19, 2019 AF Firefighters get EMT trained Firefighters from across the AF came to the Academy to earn their EMT certification. Read the full story here: https://www.usafa.edu/news/air-force-academy-hosts-af-firefighters-for-emt-certification-training/ CDC worker saves choking child An Academy caregiver was recognized by Red Cross after assisting a choking toddler. We say give her all the medals, awards and recognition. Read about it here: https://www.usafa.af.mil/USAFANews/Article/1933652/academy-caregiver-recognized-by-red-cross/ Drop and give me 50 (at least) Check out the recent TZO push-up throw down during the Vice Chief of Staff’s visit: https://www.instagram.com/p/B1MDW54AEm9/ Seeing Double The Kuhrt twins have always wanted to serve but each found...

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