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The Weekly Lead

Staff report, Oct. 18, 2019

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. —

Complex Problems, Tough Questions

The Air Force Academy hosted its Annual Assembly this week, an annual think-tank featuring cadets and government and business experts who work to solve modern military problems. Read about it here: www.usafa.edu/news/cadets-experts-discuss-dods-role-in-modern-conflict-at-academy-assembly/

New Dean of Faculty

Brig. Gen. Linell Letendre officially took on the mantle of Academy dean this week. By all accounts, the 1995 Academy grad is ready to step up to the plate at the school’s leading academic. www.usafa.edu/news/academy-hails-new-dean-with-assumption-of-command-ceremony

A Different Lens

Scientists at the Academy say their new telescope should be ready for public viewing by springtime. Not only will it contain a 1-meter lens, the deep-space images it captures will be shared at the Planetarium.

Take look here: www.usafa.edu/news/new-telescope-at-academy-to-be-largest-available-for-public-viewing-in-colorado

Cadet Research

Here’s the top five projects cadet researchers are working on the Academy today. When it comes to research and development, the school is hard to beat. See our list at www.usafa.edu/news/5-research-projects-af-academy-cadets-are-working-on-today