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September 21, 2017

Joint Staff communications director visits Academy CyberWorx

By U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs/Sept. 21, 2017 Vice Admiral Marshall  Lytle III, Director Command, Control, Communications and Computers & Cyber, Chief Information Officer on the Joint Staff, J6/CIO, at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., visited the Academy Sept. 18, 2017. He met with Col. Jeffrey Collins, CyberWorx director, to discuss the public-private design center focused on cyber capability that melds AF warfighters, academic, and industry expertise with state of the art technology and innovative thinking to solve tough operational problems. CyberWorx employs an approach called Design Thinking to drive innovative solutions. Design Thinking employs a structured, but dynamic process...

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September 21, 2017

New benefit for veterans will prove secure, easy to use online

By Laurie Wilson/Sept. 21, 2017 U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. - The Army and Air Force Exchange Service will extend online shopping privileges to veterans Nov. 11, directly impacting the future purchasing power of veterans here in Colorado Springs and nationwide. This is a new benefit for all honorably discharged veterans, achieved after four years of coordination with AAFES, the Departments of Defense, Army, Air Force and other federal agencies. “It’s a great way to recognize our vets’ service and link them back up with the military community while they get great products at great prices,“ 10th Mission Support Group...

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September 20, 2017

Public Notice: Violation of Colorado Primary Drinking Water Regulations

By 10th Mission Support Group/Sept. 20, 2017 In accordance with Section 11.28(3)(c) of Regulation 11, suppliers of water that operate finished (drinking) water storage tanks are required to perform periodic and comprehensive inspections of these tanks. The periodic inspections must be performed on a quarterly basis and comprehensive inspections every five years.  During a sanitary survey of the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) public water system on 12 July 2017, an inspector from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) observed that the periodic inspections of finished water storage tanks were  not adequately documented. There are no known...

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September 20, 2017

It’s bear time once again; prepare

By U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs / Sept. 13, 2017 U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- It’s black bear season once again in southern Colorado.  That includes the Academy and its 18,000 plus acres.  To help minimize bear-human conflicts, base personnel must be diligent to bear- proof their homes, work and recreation locations. By following these tips, airmen can insure a safe and enjoyable season minus a bear threat: Remember bear activity near human food sources is anticipated to be high this fall because a late freeze last spring reduced the availability of the berry and nut crops bears rely heavily...

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