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The Weekly Lead

(Photo by Joshua Armstrong)


Staff report, July 12, 2019


On the fields … of competition

Eight Basic Cadet Training squadrons at the Air Force Academy competed in Field Day, an annual event testing the athleticism and teamwork of the more-than 1,000 young men and women who started Basic Cadet Training June 17. See how it went at: www.usafa.edu/news/field-day-basic-cadets-at-af-academy-compete-in-annual-athletic-team-building-challenge

Into thin air

Cadet parachuting instructors at the Air Force Academy teach the base’s vice superintendent how to let go of his fear at 5,000 feet … and land in one piece. www.usafa.edu/news/af-academy-cadets-teach-their-vice-superintendent-how-to-freefall

 “Chair flying”

Local high school students and Academy grads use a high-tech aircraft simulator to get a grip on the controls of an aircraft from the comforts of a classroom. www.usafa.edu/news/af-academy-air-education-training-command-host-technology-infused-basic-aviation-skills-training

The search ends

The Academy extends their thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and former classmates of Michah Tice. The missing Academy Preparatory School cadet candidate’s remains were found and positively identified late last week.  www.usafa.edu/news/remains-positively-identified-as-missing-cadet-candidate