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Cadets win design challenge

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									 www.usafa.af.mil                                         U . S . A I R F O R C E A C A D E M Y AT C O L O R A D O S P R I N G S                                                    May 13, 2011

      BEST OF THE BEST
      Academy fire department named best in Air
      Force. Page 3

      GRAD TICKETS
      TIckets are available for the Class of 2011
      graduation ceremony. Page 6

      ALL AIR FORCE                                                                                                                                   FINAL-LY!
      Academy basketball players help Air Force                                                                                                       Cadets celebrate final day of classes. Page 8
      win DOD tourney. Page 12



Cadets win design challenge
By Leslie Finstein                                  Squadron 04, another member of the
Air Force Academy Public Affairs                    team. “It was a challenge to define
                                                    them for ourselves.”
  A year of hard work paid off for a                  According to cadets, the major-
team of cadets May 6 when they won                  ity of their time was spent in the de-
the Boeing CrewSystem 2035 chal-                    sign phase and the model itself was
lenge.                                              constructed over the last couple of
  CrewSystem 2035 was a yearlong                    months.
design competition sponsored by                       “This started for me when I was
Boeing. Teams from the U.S. Naval                   looking for a summer research proj-
Academy, the U.S. Military Acad-                    ect as a junior,” Cadet Zielinski con-
emy, and the Air Force Academy                      tinued. “That summer we (the cadet
were tasked to design the cockpit of a              team) traveled all over to see what
future seventh generation fighter air-              the Air Force is working on in this
craft. Each Academy team was pro-                   field.”
vided a set of 13 requirements and                    Cadets Zielinski and Kurtz agreed                                                                                                  RAY MCCOY
$75,000 to guide their efforts. Over                that the construction phase was the           Dennis Muilenburg, president and CEO of Boeing Defense, Space and Security, checks out
the course of a year, students pro-                 most fun and really pushed the team           the cockpit of the future designed by the cadets in the background. The Academy’s cockpit
gressed through the conceptual and                  to get creative.                              won the Boeing CrewSystem 2035 design challenge, beating out teams from the U.S. Naval
detailed design phases, culminating                   “We had to innovate: use coat hang-         Academy and the U.S. Military Academy.
in the creation and testing of a full-              ers, rubber bands, hot glue, clay, moni-
scale mockup.                                       tors and spandex fabric to try to bring       in the Department of Behavioral Sci-                After presenting their final design
  “Working on it was both a bless-                  our point across because there was no         ence and Leadership, as course di-               and demonstration to a panel of sev-
ing and a curse,” said Cadet 1st Class              other way to show what we were try-           rector.                                          en judges from Boeing May 3, it was
Caroline Kurtz, Cadet Squadron 32.                  ing to show,” Cadet Kurtz explained.           “We chose cadets through a careful              announced that the Air Force Acad-
“It was very interesting to explore all               “It was cool to see how we could            selection process and thought about              emy won the competition. The CEO
this technology that you’ve never even              represent our ideas with the materials        what the project would entail and what           and President of Boeing Defense,
thought of or never even seen and                   available to us,” Cadet Zielinski said.       kind of academic majors would be use-            Space and Security, Dennis Muilen-
then work to figure out how to create                 The Academy ran this competition            ful to have on the team,” Colonel                burg, along with other Boeing execu-
the best performance possible.”                     as a capstone project through the             Perry said. “Then we approached                  tives visited the Academy on May 6 to
  “The Boeing requirements were very                Department of Systems Engineering             those departments, sold them on                  present a trophy to the team.
open and let us figure out what we                  and had a team of 15 seniors from             the project and asked them to sub-                 “The cadets did a lot of hard work
wanted to do in the process, said Ca-               six different majors, with Lt. Col.           mit their best cadets for the team. We           over the past year, and today was the
det 1st Class Ryan Zielinski of Cadet               Carlene Perry, an assistant professor         chose our team from those groups.”               icing on the cake,” Colonel Perry said.




                                                                                                                                                                                      BILL EVANS


     Academy grad makes final trip home
      Dean Williams, reflects on the arrival of the remains of his brother-in-law, Maj. David L. Brodeur, Class of 1999, at Peterson Air Force Base May 6. Major Brodeur, 34, died April 27 as
      a result of wounds suffered from gunfire at the Kabul International Airport, Afghanistan, where he was serving with a NATO team training the Afghan Air Force. A funeral service
      is scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Cadet Chapel, immediately followed by an interment at the Academy Cemetery. Academy personnel are encouraged to participate in an
      Honor Cordon on the north side of the Terrazzo, and along the road inside the east entrance of the Academy Cemetery. Due to minimal parking in the cadet area, maximum
      participation is requested from people working in the cadet area for this portion of the Honor Cordon.
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Civilians key part of military appreciation month
                                                                                                                              To responsibly inform and educate the
By Lt. Gen. Mike Gould                                                                                                         Academy community and the public
Air Force Academy Superintendent                                   ... we all owe them                                            about the Air Force Academy
                                                                   a debt of gratitude                                              Lt. Gen. Mike Gould —
  May is Military Appreciation Month, but service mem-             because their con-                                               Academy Superintendent
bers aren’t the only ones who serve the military. Let me           tributions equal                                                 Lt. Col. John Bryan —
                                                                                                                                    Director of Public Affairs
take a moment to honor the civilian employees around               our own.”                                                      Staff Sgt. Raymond Hoy —
the world who stand side-by-side with their military                                                                          NCO in Charge, Internal Information
brothers and sisters as we support and defend the con-                                                                                Gino Mattorano —
                                                                                                                                              Editor
stitution of the United States as one team, one family.                                                                         David Edwards — Staff Writer
  Often, we forget that military members are not the           Lt. Gen. Mike Gould                                            Carol Lawrence — Graphic Designer
only ones who deploy to austere locations and enter                                                                           The Academy Spirit is published by The
combat zones in defense of our American ideals. In-                                                                       Gazette, a private firm in no way connected
creasingly, more and more civilians deploy alongside         tates out, the legacy we leave behind should be one that     with the U.S. Air Force, under exclusive writ-
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Just one month before her co-worker was to return, she       important. Whether they guard our gates, protect our         services advertised. Everything advertised in
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                           What about the Academy excites you the most? (asked to parents of potential students)
                           “It’s a won-                “Cadet life is                     “The way the                     “The small-
                           derful op-                  so interesting,                    cadet classes                    college feel of
                           portunity and               what’s expect-                     interact with                    the Academy.
                           in four years               ed of them                         one another,                     I really like it,
                           he will be so               daily and the                      the rank-                        and I think it’s
                           much farther                opportunities                      ings, and the                    a good thing.”
                           ahead than if               they’re af-                        leadership                       Dianne Gordeuke
                           he went to any other uni-   forded.”                           structure.”
                           versity.”                   Mary Oxford                        Martha Sanchez
                           Melida Sundler
FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2011
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Academy fire department named best in Air Force
  The 10th Civil Engineer Squad-      efforts within the community in-
ron Fire and Emergency Services       cluded the donation of hundreds
Flight was recently named the         of hours to assist local charities
2010 Air Force Fire Department        while also providing a public fire
of the Year.                          education program described by
  The department competed             outside evaluators as the “best
against 175 other fire and emer-      seen to date.”
gency services flights and will be       “We are thrilled to be named
recognized by Air Force Civil         the Best Fire Department in the
Engineer Maj. Gen. Timothy            Air Force for 2010,” said Ernst
Byers, at the Department of De-       Piercy, Academy fire chief. The
fense Fire and Emergency Ser-         teamwork and professionalism
vice Conference later this year.      of our firefighters has given us
  Each contender for the award        the ability to make a positive
submitted detailed information        impact on base, in the DoD and
on customer service, departmen-       around the world. The depart-
tal recognition, innovations and      ment’s hard work and extraordi-
initiatives.                          nary efforts were the clear cata-
  The Air Force Academy fire de-      lyst that led to this prestigious
partment’s award package high-        honor.”
lighted several of their responses      The 10th Mission Support
in 2010, including life-saving ac-    Group commander, Col. Timo-
tions at a parachuting accident,      thy Ferguson added, “This award      ABOVE: Academy Fire
rapid mitigation of several major     is a tremendous achievement.         Chief Ernst Piercy, far
fires and responses to more than      This recognition complements         right, poses with firefight-
300 incidents along Interstate        the hard work the USAFA Fire         ers from the airfield’s Fire
25.                                   Department personnel puts in         Station 3.
  In addition to their emergency      24/7, 365 days a year.”
duties, the department was also         The Academy Fire and Emer-         LEFT: Academy Fire-
recognized for their outstanding      gency Services Flight will now       fighters respond to a fire
efforts on the installation, in the   compete at the DoD level against     in military family housing.
local community and through-          the best fire departments from
out the DoD. In particular, as        the Army, Navy, Marine Corps,
the only DoD fire agency to           Defense Logistics Agency and
be accredited for more than 10        Coast Guard.
years, the Academy fire depart-         The DoD Fire Department of
ment provides leadership and          the Year will be announced in
mentorship to both DoD and            August at the Fire Rescue Inter-
civilian fire departments. Their      national conference in Atlanta.      COURTESY PHOTOS




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       F-15 pilot
        receives
         Jabara
          Award
Capt. Michal Polidor, center, a Pittsburgh native
and 2004 Air Force Academy graduate, receives
     the Jabara Airmanship Award from Lt. Gen.
 Mike Gould, U.S. Air Force Academy superinten-
   dent, and William “T” Thompson, Association
    of Graduates president, at Mitchell Hall May
   6. Established in 1967, the Col. James Jabara
 Airmanship Award is presented to an Academy
    graduate whose actions directly associated
       with an aerospace vehicle set him or her
   apart from contemporaries. Captain Polidor
  was the flight lead of an F-15E two-ship tasked
      Oct. 3, 2009, to support Coalition Observa-
   tion Post Keating in the Nuristan province of
   Afghanistan. More than 80 Coalition soldiers
  were pinned down and taking fire from a well-
 orchestrated 360-degree attack of 250 Taliban
   insurgents in the Kamdesh Valley. During his
    7.8-hour sortie, Captain Polidor coordinated
 and integrated 19 aircraft, orchestrating preci-
sion strikes on the enemy. He also arranged for
   additional tanker assets, ensuring continued
                  air power over the battle area.
                                                                                                                                        MEGAN DAVIS




    Fall 2011 Cadet Wing leadership
        The Academy’s Class of 2012 has named the cadet wing leadership for the fall semester.

        Wing Commander: Cadet 2nd Class Samantha Reep, Cadet Squadron 05
        Vice Wing Commander: C2C Zachary A. Crippen, CS-12
        Wing Director of Operations, C2C Dustin Hayhurst, CS-06
        Group One Commander: C2C Julian R. Gluck, CS-09
        Group One Deputy Group Commander: C2C Susan R. Vanden Dries, CS-06
        Group One DO, C2C Matthew E. Clinard: CS-08
        Group Two Commander: C2C Tyler L. Todd, CS-13
        Group Two Deputy Group Commander: C2C Stephen C. Groff, CS-12
        Group Two DO: C2C Peter S. Lind, CS-15
        Group Three Commander: C2C Michael A. Oakley, CS-30
        Group Three Deputy Group Commander: C2C Aarol T. Clinton, CS-29
        Group Three DO: C2C Paola M. Gavilanes, CS-24
        Group Four Commander: C2C James T. Colvin III, CS-40
        Group Four Deputy Group Commander: C2C Kenneth P. Hertzler, CS-40
        Group Four DO: C2C Patrick J. Williams, CS-35




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Academy Airmen earn CCAF degrees
  Sixty-eight Airmen from across the Academy re-                            Science degree from the Community College of                                    three daughters,” he said. “I want my children
ceived their Community College of the Air Force                             the Air Force,” said Christy Pfalmer, 10th FSS                                  to see that going to school is not only a must,
degrees in a ceremony May 5 at the Falcon Club.                             education specialist. “These graduates exemplify                                but something you want to do. I can remember
  To earn a CCAF degree, graduates must com-                                outstanding dedication to the fulfillment of the                                thinking how I couldn’t wait to finish high school
plete a program of study in areas which include                             Air Force mission and have met the challenges                                   so I didn’t have to go to school anymore. It took
technical education, leadership/management,                                 of today’s world events with professionalism and                                me less than two years to figure out that I was
program electives, and general education courses.                           pride. By achieving their educational goals and                                 wrong. Achieving my CCAF (degree) is a bonus
  The CCAF is the largest accredited community                              enhancing professional and personal develop-                                    as I continue to take classes for my bachelor’s
college in the United States and since issuing its                          ment, they contribute to the Air Force mission of                               degree.”
first degree in 1977, the college has awarded more                          maintaining a dynamic, high-quality force.”                                      For Tech. Sgt. Andrea Blanchetti, a CCAF
than 371,000 Associate of Applied Science de-                                 Earning a CCAF degree is a necessary part of                                  graduate assigned to the Commandant of Cadets
grees.                                                                      enlisted career progression, but for many, the                                  staff, earning a CCAF degree gives her the oppor-
  According to the 10th Force Support Squadron                              degree represents both a professional and personal                              tunity to expand her knowledge base.
Education Office, the Academy is currently ranked                           milestone.                                                                        “The Air Force has given me so many opportu-
No. 1 in the Air Force for the percentage of mem-                             Tech. Sgt. Michael Delforge, USAFA Financial                                  nities, I feel very fortunate to be able earn a degree
bers who have earned their CCAF degrees.                                    Management, was awarded his CCAF degree in                                      in a discipline outside my original career field,”
  “After many hard months of working full time,                             financial management and believes that you can                                  she said “One of the many tools I used was tuition
balancing family life, and attending school, these                          never get enough education.                                                     assistance which helped me financially meet my
Airmen were awarded an Associate of Applied                                   “My job as a father is to set an example for my                               educational goals.”


  Graduates:                                              Staff Sgt. Robert Brewster, 10th CS, Information          Tech. Sgt. Michelle Hyde, USAFA Judge Advocate,           Airman 1st Class Andrea Owens, 10th AMDS, Public
  Tech. Sgt. Bobby Adams, Commandant of Cadets,           Systems Technology                                        Paralegal                                                 Health Technology
  Education and Training Management                       Master Sgt. Charles Brown, Academy Preparatory            Tech. Sgt. Bradley Isom, 10th MDOS, Physical Therapist    Tech. Sgt. Annette Owens, 10th MDOS, Allied Health Sci.
   Tech. Sgt. Gilda Alexander, Commandant of Cadets,      School, Education and Training Management                 Assistant                                                 Master Sgt. Teresa Paas, Commandant of Cadets
  Education and Training Management                       Staff Sgt. Megan Byers, 10th MDSS, Pharmacy               Master Sgt. Thomas Jenkins, Commandant of Cadets,         Education and Training Management
  Master Sgt. Gregory Allen, 10th Medical Support         Technology                                                Education and Training Management                         Staff Sgt. Matthew Quinn, 10th SFS, Criminal Justice
  Squadron, Health Care Management                        Staff Sgt. Kristin Chaney, 10th MDSS, Health Care Mgmt.   Staff Sgt. Crystal Kesey, 10th SFS, Criminal Justice      Staff Sgt. Elia Ramirez, 10th AMDS, Bioenvironmental
  Staff Sgt. Daraius Anderson, 10th Medical Operations    Master Sgt. Charles Clawson, Commandant of Cadets,        Tech. Sgt. Matthew Kesey, 10th SFS, Criminal Justice      Engineering Technology
  Squadron, Cardiopulmonary Laboratory Technology         Education and Training Management                         Airman Logan Kibler, 10th SFS, Criminal Justice           Staff Sgt. Hugo Reinor, 10th MDOS, Physical Therapist
  Senior Airman Skyler Arnold, 10th Aerospace Medicine    Master Sgt. Sean Cope, 10th SFS, Human Resource           Master Sgt. Kevin Krumm, 10th Dental Squadron, Dental     Assistant
  Squadron, Bioenvironmental Engineering Technology       Management                                                Laboratory Technology                                     Tech. Sgt. Ernesto Reyes, 10th MSGS, Surgical Services
  Staff Sgt. Shannon Austin, 10th Surgical Operations     Tech. Sgt. Michael Delforge, USAFA Financial              Staff Sgt. Michiyo Litynski, 10th MSGS, Dietetics and     Technology
  Squadron, Surgical Services Technology                  Management, Financial Management                          Nutrition                                                 Tech. Sgt. Timothy Russom, Commandant of Cadets,
  Staff Sgt. Timothy Bailey, 10th Security Forces         Tech. Sgt. Ernest Dinolfo, Commandant of Cadets,          Senior Airman Nicole Longwell, 10th CES, Fire Science     Construction Technology, Education and Training
  Squadron, Criminal Justice                              Education and Training Management                         Staff Sgt. Ashley Martinez, 10th AMDS, Health Care        Management
  Master Sgt. Rex Barnes, 10th Communications Squad-      Chief Master Sgt. Stefney Dunson, 10th Air Base Wing,     Management                                                Master Sgt. Eric Sandoval, Commandant of Cadets,
  ron, Information Systems Technology                     Education and Training Management                         Staff Sgt. Timothy McCallum, 10th MDSS, Medical           Education and Training Management
  Staff Sgt. Casey Berry, 10th MDOS, Physical Therapist   Tech. Sgt. Porter Gee, Commandant of Cadets,              Laboratory Technology                                     Tech. Sgt. Mark Schwartze, Commandant of Cadets,
  Assistant                                               Restaurant, Hotel and Fitness Management                  Master Sgt. Christopher McEwan, Commandant of             Education and Training Management
  Tech. Sgt. Corey Blackburn, Commandant of Cadets,       Master Sgt. Justus Hanks, Commandant of Cadets,           Cadets, Education and Training Management                 Tech. Sgt. Edward Struckel, HQ USAFA, Education and
  Education and Training Management                       Aircrew Safety Systems Technology                         Master Sgt. Greg Meinert, Headquarters U.S. Air Force     Training Management
  Tech. Sgt. Andrea Blanchetti, Commandant of Cadets,     Tech. Sgt. Marcus Haralson, Commandant of Cadets,         Academy, Human Resource Management                        Tech. Sgt. Jon Thomas, 10th MSGS, Diagnostic Medical
  Education and Training Management                       Education and Training Management                         Staff Sgt. Joseph Morgan, 10th AMDS, Allied Health Sci.   Sonography
  Tech. Sgt. Aaron Bowman, 10th MSGS, Munitions           Staff Sgt. Chad Hepworth, Commandant of Cadets,           Master Sgt. Jeffrey Nagengast, Commandant of Cadets,      Staff Sgt. Ashley Thompson, 10th MDOS, Physical
  Systems Technology                                      Restaurant, Hotel and Fitness Management                  Education and Training Management                         Therapist Assistant
  Master Sgt. Charles Brown, Academy Preparatory          Master Sgt. Matthew Hummel, 10th MSGS, Allied Health      Master Sgt. Jason Otto, Commandant of Cadets,             Staff Sgt. Terrance Tyler, 10th MDOS, Physical Therapist
  School, Electronic Systems Technology                   Sciences                                                  Education and Training Management                         Assistant



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                                                                                            Graduation tickets available
                                                                                              Tickets for the Air Force Acad-            gates. Diaper bags will be allowed
                                                                                            emy Graduation Ceremony are now              when a child is present, but strollers
                                                                                            available from the Athletic Ticket           are not permitted.
                                                                                            Office for Academy personnel, which            Refreshments will be available from
                                                                                            includes cadets, contractors, civilians      vendors throughout the stadium, and
                                                                                            and permanent party military.                seatbacks will be available for rent.
                                                                                              The tickets are free and will be avail-    Please note that there are no elevators
                                                                                            able on a first-come, first-served ba-       in the stadium, and handicapped-ac-
                                                                                            sis, with a limit of ten tickets per staff   cessible seating is very limited.
                                                                                            member. Tickets are for reserved seats         Uniform for the Graduation Cer-
                                                                                            in various sections of the stadium.          emony is: Military: Service Dress
                                                                                            The Athletic Ticket Office is located        with flight or service cap (platform
                                                                                            in the Falcon Athletic Center (build-        guests will wear wheel hat). Ladies:
                                                                                            ing southwest of the Field House)            Dress or Jacket with Skirt or Slacks;
                                                                                            and is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday          Gentlemen: Coat or Suit and Tie.
                                                                                            through Friday. Tickets cannot be              Once the ceremony begins, attend-
                                                                                            mailed or held for “will call.”              ees will not be allowed to leave the
                                                                                              The graduation ceremony is May 25          stadium until after the Thunderbirds’
                                                                                            from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Falcon Sta-        performance at about 1 p.m.
                                                                                            dium, and Secretary of the Air Force           No tailgating parties will be permit-
                                                                                            Michael Donley will be the guest             ted in the stadium parking lots. RVs
                                                                                            speaker.                                     or vans may be parked in the stadium
                                                                                              Falcon Stadium gates will open at 8        lots, but no open fires or charcoal/
                                                                                            a.m. May 25, and ticket holders are          wood grills are permitted.
                                                                                            encouraged to arrive no later than 9           As the Air Force Academy gradu-
                                                                                            a.m. Stringent security measures will        ation ceremony is conducted in an
                                                                                            be in effect, and stadium security staff     outdoor stadium, guests should be
                                                                                            will check tickets, IDs, and hand-car-       prepared for any kind of weather.
                                                                                            ried items and will require attendees        Medical personnel will be available
                                                                                            to be scanned by airport-style metal         for individuals who may experience
                                                                                            detectors.                                   illness or other medical emergencies.
                                                                                              No boxes, alcohol, weapons, fire-            General public and staff ticket hold-
                                                                                            crackers, beverage containers of             ers will not be allowed to attend the
                                                                              BILL EVANS    any sort, backpacks, large hand-             graduation ceremony if it is moved
Enlisted heritage dedication                                                                bags, coolers, or similar items will
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                                                                                                                                         or heightened security. Notification
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Deployment networking
adds strength for families
By David Edwards                          ple listened to her describe the novel
Academy Spirit Staff Writer               approach the Academy is taking to
                                          deployment preparation.
  The Army claims in its ads that           The centerpiece of the concept is
there’s strong and then there’s Army      the biannual deployment networking
strong.                                   event. It aims to accomplish three ob-
  Master Sgt. Lisa Taylor thinks the      jectives: inform service members and
Air Force Academy has a unique            families about deployment and the re-
brand of strength, too. The model she     sources available to them; develop ties
instituted at the Academy to ease the     between on-base and off-base orga-
stress of deployment has caught on        nizations; promote base cohesiveness
with Airmen at her home base and is       and the wingman concept.                                                                                                    MIKE KAPLAN
being widely emulated throughout the        One such event in April, just prior to    Staff Sgt. Sheila Harris, 10th Medical Support Squadron, talks to Paula Williams, the spouse
military.                                 Sergeant Taylor’s departure for Chi-        of a deployed military member, during the Academy’s Airman and Family Readiness Center-
  Sergeant Taylor’s program is called     cago, had an attendance of 72. People       hosted Deployment Networking Summit April 21. The summit provided interaction between
Deployment Networking — Strength-         at the event wore different-colored         those who had recently returned from a deployment and those about to deploy.
ening the Mission. When she was           name tags that represented the various
hired as the readiness NCO at the Air-    countries where service members were        deployed.”                                      Force bases, Army posts and Naval
man and Family Readiness Center,          deployed and also deployment status.          The bedrock principle underlying the          stations. Representatives of these mili-
she jettisoned the welcome-back and         Activities and services were designed     Air Force Academy’s program is that             tary installations expressed interest in
sendoff events.                           to involve servicemembers’ entire fam-      in the absence of a strong and easily           supplementing their current deploy-
  “This should be done at the unit lev-   ily and meet them on their turf. Acad-      accessible support network, the nega-           ment programs with the Deployment
el, where it is more personable,” Ser-    emy agencies ranging from finance           tive emotions brought on by deploy-             Networking model.
geant Taylor said. “I then began the      to Youth Services to the Health and         ment can become unbearable.                       Colleges and universities are getting
Deployment Networking event, and          Wellness Center came together with            By using what Sergeant Taylor calls           in on the act as well.
it has taken off. Granted, USAFA’s        off-base agencies that included the         “purposeful networking,” the Acad-                “Many universities are taking the
numbers are not a lot, but the concept    United Service Organizations SO, the        emy shows its personnel and their               different-colored-name-tag concept
is what truly matters.”                   YMCA and the American Red Cross.            families what an extensive support              to customize networking for their cur-
  And that concept is starting to           “The deployment fact sheets are a         network they have at their disposal.            rent functions,” Sergeant Taylor said.
spread. At the end of May, Sergeant       huge hit with service members and           And the beauty of the concept is that           “This is a great icebreaker for any
Taylor delivered a presentation at the    families alike, especially the children,”   it is broadly applicable, benefiting both       event.”
Department of Defense/USDA Fam-           Sergeant Taylor said. “It not only          large and small organizations.                    Now, one new convert at a time,
ily Resiliency Conference in Chicago.     educates them but it also gives them a        Sergeant Taylor said her presentation         Americans are learning how to be-
An audience of more than 2,000 peo-       sense of closeness to their parent while    attracted the attention of several Air          come Air Force Academy strong.




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                                                                                                                                                                      LEFT and
 Class of 2011                                                                                                                                                        BELOW: First class
                                                                                                                                                                      cadets celebrate the


 jubilation                                                                                                                                                           tradition of jumping
                                                                                                                                                                      into the fountains
                                                                                                                                                                      in the Academy’s air
                                                                                                                                                                      gardens following
                                                                                                                                                                      their last academic
  The excitement of a cadet’s last                                                                                                                                    duty May 6.
noon meal formation, last academic
class, last final exam, and preparing
for graduation is hard to describe
in words, so cadets turn to outward
signs to express their jubilation.
  During the past week, members
of the Class of 2011 could be found
partaking in a number of Air Force
Academy traditions associated with
the ending of a cadet career.
  Firsties were spotted proudly sport-                                                                                                                                 PHOTOS BY
ing their gold class-colored hats to                                                                                                                                   MIKE KAPLAN
the final day of classes—head gear
they have only worn on a few occa-
sions since Basic Cadet Training al-
most four years ago. The entire class
of 2011 also “took the hill” during the
last noon meal formation held May 6
by falling out of their squadron for-
mations and charging up Spirit Hill
as a class. Finally, in rain, snow, or
shine, first class cadets upheld the tra-
dition of jumping into the fountains
in the Academy’s air gardens follow-
ing their last academic duty, whether
it was their final class or exam.
  These lighthearted demonstrations
represent the anticipation and exhil-
aration of the Class of 2011 as they
approach a long-awaited day.




                                                                                                                                                                                  MEGAN DAVIS
Taking the hill: The entire Class of 2011 ran up Spirit Hill after falling out of their squadron formations and charging up the hill during the last noon meal formation May 6.
FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2011
                                                                                                                                                                     9
A fun ride is a
safe
  rid e
Proper planning for the road can
decrease risks for motorcyclists
By Mark Schmidt
USAFA Safety

  Spring is here and people are excited for the warm-
er temperatures. Motorcyclists are especially excit-
ed to hang up their winter coats and pull out their
motorcycles for the thrill of “hitting the road.”
  The month of May usually begins peak riding
season and has been tabbed as Motorcycle Safety
Awareness Month by the National Highway Traf-
fic Safety Administration to remind all drivers and
riders to be mindful of their safety.
  As the temperature rises, motorcycle fatalities in-                                                        All riders have limits. Without knowing your lim-
crease as well. Several factors can contribute to        HELPFUL MOTORCYCLE TIPS                           its, you place yourself at an increased risk of serious
motorcycle mishaps. In all seven Air Force fatal                                                           injury or death. Knowing your limits, the limits of
or permanent total disability motorcycle mishaps         most visible to other drivers and never ride in   your motorcycle, the limits of your riding environ-
this year, experience, training, failure to appreciate   the “No Zone” or blind spots.                     ment, and the limits of those you ride with, is criti-
one’s own limitations, alcohol, or a combination                                                           cal in minimizing your risk. Consider these limita-
of the aforementioned factors contributed to these                                                         tions every time you ride and adapt appropriately to
mishaps and will increase your risk dramatically if                                                        achieve an accident-free ride.
not taken seriously.                                                                                         Another key in minimizing the risk is taking a
  Motorcycles are much smaller and more agile                                                              motorcycle safety course. Your awareness and
than cars and trucks, so for other drivers on the        more attention to yourself when turning.          skills are lost over the winter months and if not
road they can be tougher to spot and keep track of.                                                        refreshed or practiced may lead to a mishap. Con-
This is especially true at intersections and in slow                                                       tinued motorcycle safety training provides an ex-
or congested traffic. The first step in preparing you    brakes at the same time when slowing down.        cellent source for renewing your awareness and
for a safe ride is to apply risk management. This        The front brake can supply as much as 70          basic riding skills in a controlled environment.
should be done prior to hitting the road and con-        percent of your stopping power.                     Riding a motorcycle is one of the most exhila-
tinue during the ride. Proper planning allows you                                                          rating feelings one can have; “hitting the road” is
to take appropriate actions (i.e. inspect and service                                                      not. With proper safety gear, knowing your limita-
your motorcycle, map out your ride, wear adequate                                                          tions, adapting to your environment, and contin-
safety gear, counteract exposure to the elements,                                                          ued training and preparation, your fun ride can be
avoid fatigue) before you get on your motorcycle.                                                          a safe ride.



                                                                                                                                            Giving
                                                                                                                                            blood
                                                                                                                                            gives
                                                                                                                                            life
                                                                                                                                            Laura Davis collects
                                                                                                                                            a blood donation
                                                                                                                                            from Staff Sgt. Eric
                                                                                                                                            Smith during a
                                                                                                                                            Penrose-St. Francis
                                                                                                                                            Hospital blood drive
                                                                                                                                            at the Air Force
                                                                                                                                            Academy Tuesday.
                                                                                                                                            Sergeant Smith
                                                                                                                                            is a dental clinic
                                                                                                                                            technician with the
                                                                                                                                            Academy’s 10th
                                                                                                                                            Medical Group. Pen-
                                                                                                                                            rose’s “Blood Vessel”
                                                                                                                                            bus will return to the
                                                                                                                                            Academy for a blood
                                                                                                                                            drive at the Base Ex-
                                                                                                                                            change May 27 from
                                                                                                                                            10 a.m. to 2 p.m.




                                                                                                                                            DON BRANUM
10                                                                                                                                                         FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2011




Young Sharp, from the Academy’s Equal Opportunity office, helps demonstrate
Asian food preparation techniques.


       Tech. Sgt.
 Athena Ballard,
an Asian Pacific
 American Heri-
tage Committee
  member, helps
  prepare batter
    for tempura
   during a food
 demonstration.




                                                                             The Magic of the Pacific Islands dancers, a Colorado Springs dance group, performs during the Asian
                                                                             Pacific American Heritage Committee-hosted food demonstration and Sampler May 6 at the Commu-
                                                                             nity Center Chapel Annex.


                                                                             AFA celebrates Asian-Pacific
                                                                             cultures with food,dance
                                                                               The Academy’s Asian Pacific American             Asian Pacific Americans encompass more
                                                                             Heritage committee hosted a food demon-           than 50 ethnic/language groups including
                                                                             stration and Sampler May 6 at the Com-            native Hawaiians and other Pacific Island-
                                                                             munity Center Chapel Annex.                       ers. Asian and Pacific Islanders represent a
                                                                               May is Asian Pacific American Heritage          vast array of languages and cultures with
      PHOTOS BY                                                              month and this year’s theme is “Diversity,        more groups than ever before—28 Asian
SARAH CHAMBERS                                                               Leadership, Empowerment and Beyond.”              and 19 Pacific Island subgroups.



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                                                                                                                                                                                             LEFT: Families
                                                                                                                                                                                             participate in the
                                                                                                                                                                                             Falcon Family Fun
                                                                                                                                                                                             Friday pool party at
                                                                                                                                                                                             the southside fitness
                                                                                                                                                                                             center May 6.

                                                                                                                                                                                             FAR LEFT:
                                                                                                                                                                                             Derrick Whiting, a
                                                                                                                                                                                             recreation Aid at the
                                                                                                                                                                                             southside fitness
                                                                                                                                                                                             center, leads out in
                                                                                                                                                                                             a game of dodgeball
                                                                                                                                                                                             at the fitness center
                                                                                                                                                                                             May 6.



                                                                                                                                                                                             PHOTOS BY
                                                                                                                                                                                             SARAH CHAMBERS



                                                                                                 Bonding through family fun
                                                                                                  The 10th Force Support Squadron                          ity will host an event to allow families
                                                                                                 hosted a Falcon Family Fun Friday event                   to take advantage of the many 10th FSS
                                                                                                 May 6 at the Community Center Gym.                        activities available.
                                                                                                  The event kicked off the 10th FSS                          The family fun program continues
                                                                                                 Bonding through Family Fun initiative,                    through September, and families can also
                                                                                                 which is a monthly program designed to                    participate by picking up activity cards at
                                                                                                 encourage families to be active together.                 the bowling center, outdoor recreation,
                                                                                                  The southside fitness center hosted                      youth center, community center library,
                                                                                                 the May event, which offered families a                   community center gym, and both cadet
                                                                                                 chance to play dodgeball, kickball, water                 area barber shops.
                                                                                                 polo and enjoy a pool party. Sox the Fox                    Once a family has completed 10 ac-
                                                                                                 was also on hand to give out tickets to                   tivities, they can turn their card in to be
                                                                                                 this evening’s Colorado Springs Sky Sox                   entered in a monthly drawing and the top
                                                                                                 Air Force Appreciation Night.                             three most active families will be recog-
                                                                                                  “The goal of the Bonding Through                         nized at an Oktoberfest celebration.
                                                                                                 Family Fun program is to bring families                     The June family fun event will be held
                                                                                                 together while being active,” said Dave                   at the Academy Lanes on June 3, but
                                                                                                 Gray, fitness and sports director.                        families are encouraged to participate all
                                                                                                  Each month, a different 10th FSS activ-                  month long.




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Academy Airmen carry all-AF b-ball teams to victory
By Don Branum                                                           Air Base, Italy. She prepared for this
Academy Spirit staff                                                    tournament by getting up at 5 a.m. to
                                                                        run 5 miles in the morning, then lifted
  The all-Air Force men’s and women’s                                   weights in Fairchild Hall’s fitness cen-
teams took different paths to victory                                   ter annex in the early evening. And
in the Armed Forces Basketball Tour-                                    she played through to the first final
nament at Marine Corps Base Camp                                        game even while nursing the arch of
Pendleton, Calif., April 17.                                            her left foot, which was on the verge
  The men’s team, which had several                                     of collapse.
former Air Force Falcons on its ros-                                      “If you’re adamant about doing
ter, destroyed its competition, sweep-                                  what you love to do, don’t let any-
ing its way to an unbeaten record and                                   thing stop you from doing it,” she
its sixth-straight gold medal. The                                      said. “How bad do you want it?”
women’s team, in contrast, clawed                                         The women’s team decided they
its way back to the top after facing                                    wanted the gold enough to come back
elimination in the second round of                                      from the bottom of the pile. They
the playoffs.                                                           defeated Navy 55-51 in the second
  Both teams had two things in com-                                     round and beat the Marine Corps 64-
mon: Air Force Academy Airmen                                           48 in the third round, to advance to
fighting for their service’s victory, and                               the championship.
gold medals at tournament’s end.                                          However, because they had been
                                                                        in the losers’ bracket, the Air Force
TENACITY                                                                women would have to defeat Army
  The women’s team won their first                                      twice to take home the gold. They did
round-robin match against the all-                                      exactly that, defeating Army 67-51 in                                                                                                                                                                          DON BRANUM
Marine Corps team, 65-58, April 11.                                     the first championship game and out-                                                                                           Melissa Fletcher displays her gold medal from the 2011 Armed Forces Basketball Champion-
But a string of painful defeats fol-                                    lasting Army 71-65 in the tiebreaker.                                                                                          ship, held April 10-17 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif. Both the Air Force men’s
lowed: 53-47 to Navy and 66-62 to                                         “Of all the teams I’ve played on, the                                                                                        and women’s teams won gold medals at the championship.
Army in the round-robin games, fol-                                     two best were the all-Air Force Eu-
lowed by a 44-36 loss to Army in the                                    rope team and this team,” Fletcher                                                                                             by the Air Force Services Agency                       “We had a lot of good players,”
first round of the playoff.                                             said. “Our coach, (Darryl) Carpen-                                                                                             March 4.                                            said Wright, a native of Columbia,
  “There was no expectation we would                                    ter, was a very, very good coach. And                                                                                            Bellairs, now a Falcons assis-                    S.C. “Going undefeated was a cred-
win,” said Melissa Fletcher, a mental                                   Tiffany Guthrie was a phenomenal                                                                                               tant coach, picked up basketball in                 it to them and to the goal they set.
health NCO assigned to the Acad-                                        player. I bow down to her -- she was                                                                                           middle school as an “in-between”                    They went out and executed every
emy’s Peak Performance Center.                                          awesome.” Fletcher also had kind                                                                                               sport: something to keep him active                 day.”
  Instead of giving up, Fletcher said,                                  words for her leaders and co-workers                                                                                           after football season ended and be-                   Wright, who coaches the Academy
the team persevered.                                                    at the 10th Medical Group and the                                                                                              fore baseball started. The Colorado                 Preparatory School’s Huskies bas-
  “We all supported one another,” she                                   Commandant of Cadets staff, who                                                                                                Springs native played basketball ex-                ketball team, described leading the
said. “There was no drama. That was                                     released her from duty at the Acad-                                                                                            clusively once he started high school,              all-Air Force team to its sixth-con-
the cool part about the team: there                                     emy to play in the tournament, and                                                                                             and Air Force recruited him on a bas-               secutive gold medal as a pleasure.
were no individualists. We all contrib-                                 for Bradley Isom, who helped take                                                                                              ketball scholarship his senior year.                  “I actually played on the team that
uted.”                                                                  care of her daughters while she was                                                                                              “I didn’t know anything about the                 won the first (gold medal),” he said.
  Fletcher’s own background illustrat-                                  out-of-state.                                                                                                                  service academies before that,” he                  “To be on the coaching end is a new
ed the team’s spirit: the single mother                                                                                                                                                                said. “It was just a unique opportu-                rewarding experience. I just appre-
of four tried out for the all-Air Force                                 DOMINANCE                                                                                                                      nity that presented itself.”                        ciate the opportunity that the Air
women’s team in 1998, 2005 and                                           Three Academy Airmen -- Tyron                                                                                                   Wright, an academic adviser with                  Force gave me.”
2006, but she was turned down each                                      Wright, Thomas Bellairs and Grant                                                                                              the Academy’s Registrar Services of-                  Wright will coach the all-Armed
time. She finally made the cut for the                                  Parker -- are among the five former                                                                                            fice and a native of Columbia, S.C.,                Forces team at the Council of Inter-
all-Air Force Europe women’s team                                       Air Force Falcons men’s basketball                                                                                             coached the team this year after                    national Military Sports tournament
in 2007 while stationed at Aviano                                       players who were named to the team                                                                                             playing on the team in years past.                  in Rio De Janiero July 12-25.



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                                            emy and about 4 miles from the north      Mania. There will be crafts, games,
                                            gate Santa Fe trailhead.                  singing, Bible studies, snacks and lots   Bluebards performance
                                                                                      of fun.                                    The Air Force Academy’s cadet the-
                                                                                        Register now by calling 333-3300.       ater club, the Bluebards, presents the
                                            Call for bird watchers                    Volunteers are also needed in a lot       Broadway version of Jekyll and Hyde,
                                             Whether you are a casual birder or a     of different areas. Call the number       May 19, 21 and 22 at 7 p.m. in the Ar-
                                            dedicated naturalist, the Natural Re-     above if you’d like to help.              nold Hall Theater.
                                                                                                                                  The general public is invited to at-
AOG Bed and Breakfast program               sources program could use your help
                                            to monitor birds at the Academy.                                                    tend, and may access Arnold Hall
  Inprocessing for the Class of 2015         If you are interested in helping,        Fridays are sticker, decal days           through the Academy’s North Gate
is June 23. Many appointees will ar-        please visit the eBird website and call     The 10 SFS Pass and Registration        (exit 156B off of I-25). General ad-
rive at the Colorado Springs Airport        Natural Resources at 333-3308.            Center will issue cadet area parking      mission is $10, and tickets for stu-
the day before and will need a place                                                  stickers and vehicle registration de-     dents and military are $5. Tickets are
to stay that night. The Association                                                   cals on Fridays only, from noon to        available at the door.
of Graduates Bed and Breakfast Pro-         Repairs being made at clinic              4:30 p.m. Plan accordingly and help
gram provides accommodations for              The Academy’s main clinic is un-        spread the word.
these appointees.                           dergoing a complete repair of the           Call Staff Sgt. Antonio Jones at 333-   Job Expo
  Local Academy graduates as well as        roof and façade. No impact on             2120 with questions.                       The Colorado Employer Support of
Academy faculty and staff are being         parking is expected, but occasional                                                 the Guard and Reserve is hosting a
asked to provide appointees with din-       closure of an entrance or walkway                                                   job expo at Denver’s Jefferson Coun-
ner, a bed for the night, breakfast the     may be required. This project is          Prep School graduation events             ty Fair Grounds May 23-25.
next morning, and transportation to         estimated to be completed by late          The Academy Prep School’s gradu-          Military and veteran job seekers,
Doolittle Hall for inprocessing.            September.                                ation ceremonies consist of a series      employers and volunteers can regis-
  If you would like to participate as a                                               of events. A baccalaureate ceremony       ter at www.MVEE.org. The web site
host family, log on to the AOG web-                                                   will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday in the      includes a seminar schedule. Those
site at www.usafa.org, and click on         Vacation Bible School                     Protestant Chapel. There will be a        who receive a Certificate of Partici-
the “Bed & Breakfast” button on the          The Community Center Chapel will         graduation parade at 9 a.m. Mon-          pation from the May 23 or 24 work-
left side of the home page.                 host its annual Vacation Bible School     day at Black Memorial Field. And          shops will have first access to the job
                                            for children ages 4 years through fifth   the graduation ceremony will be at        fair May 25 from 9 to 11 a.m. The job
                                            grade, June 6-10, 5-7:30 p.m. at the      10 a.m. Tuesday in the Arnold Hall        fair is open to all military and veteran
Santa Fe Trail closure                      chapel. This year’s theme is Panda        theater.                                  job seekers from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 A portion of the Santa Fe Trail will
be closed weekdays but remain open
weekends until Oct. 30 while repairs
are made to the Tri-Intersection
Bridge on Southgate Boulevard.
 Safety hazards caused by heavy con-
struction traffic under the bridge on
the trail are forcing the closure of a
stretch of the trail about 2 miles from
the south trail entrance to the Acad-




  Cadet Chapel
  BUDDHIST
  Sundays: 10 a.m.
  Thursdays: 6:20 p.m.

  PROTESTANT WORSHIP
  Traditional: Sundays, 9 a.m.
  Contemporary: Sundays, 11.a.m.

  CATHOLIC WORSHIP
  Mass: Sundays, 10-11 a.m.;
  Mondays, 5:45-6:15 a.m.;
  Tuesdays-Thursdays, 7-7:30 p.m.
  Confession and Adoration:
  Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m.
  Holy Days of Obligation: 7 p.m.

  JEWISH WORSHIP
  Shabbath: Fridays, 7 p.m.


  Community Center Chapel
  CATHOLIC WORSHIP
  Mass: Saturdays, 4 p.m.; Sundays,
  9 a.m.; Tuesdays-Fridays, 11:30 a.m.
  Reconciliation: Saturdays, 3:30 p.m.
  Religious formation: Sunday, 10:15 a.m.
  September-May

  PROTESTANT WORSHIP
  Wednesday Night Live: 6 p.m.
  Dinner followed by Religious Education
  September-May
  Evangelical: Sunday, 10:15 a.m.
  Gospel: Sunday, 11:30 a.m.
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                 The Mason Jar                         American comfort food served in a casual Colorado lodge                                             Jack Quinn’s                       Owned by 4 USAFA Grads! Serving traditional Irish fare & American
                 (NOW 2 LOCATIONS)                     atmosphere. Famous chicken fried steak, slow roasted prime rib,                                     385-0766                           cuisine for lunch & dinner. Happy Hour daily 3-6pm & late night
                 2925 W Colorado Ave at 30th St        seafood, plus soup, salads, sandwiches, and homemade cobblers.                                      21 S. Tejon Street                 Sun. 10 pm-1 am., 15 delicious drafts & the best selection of Irish
                 719-632-4820.                         Full service bar. Fireplaces for those cold winter days. A Colorado                                 Open for Lunch & Dinner daily;     Whiskeys. Live Irish Music Tues., Thurs., Sat. & Sun. with County
                 5905 Corporate Dr & 1-25              tradition since 1982. Serving lunch and dinner from 11am daily. Two                                 Sunday Brunch served 12 pm-3 pm;   El Paso, Brian Clancy, Big Paddy & the Irish Session Musicians!
                 (exit 148, Nevada / Corporate).       Banquet Rooms and Patio dining available at Corporate Dr Location.                                  Happy Hour 3-6 pm; & late night    Reader’s Choice Voted Best Bar 2007 & 2010.
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                                          BAR & LOUNGE                                                                                                                        KOREAN & JAPANESE
                                                                                                                                                            Halla San Korean Restaurant        HOURS: Tuesday – Saturday 11:00AM to 2:00AM. Sunday 11:00AM
                   Rhino’s Sports & Spirits                                                                                                                 1231 N. Academy Blvd.              to 12:00AM. A local family owned restaurant serving Korean favorites,
                                                             Integrity Center. Join us for our 2nd Annual Wounded Warrior Golf                                                                 Japanese specialties and Sushi. Our extensive menu features table
                   719-578-0608                        Tournament May 23rd. Call Rhino’s for details. Monday - Karaoke Tuesday -                            719-622-9595
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                   4307 Integrity Center Point         DJ Entertainment with NO cover charge starting at 9pm!! Sunday: Draft Specials                                                          at 9:00PM. Reservations welcome; private dining area for large & small
                                                       & 40¢ Wings!                                                                                                                            groups. Think of us for Departures, Homecomings, Birthdays and any
                                                                                                                                                                                               special celebrations. Mi Casa es Su Casa!


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                  The Margarita at Pine Creek          Hours: Lunch: Tuesday-Friday 11:30a.m.-2:00p.m. Dinner: Tuesday-                                    Lemongrass Bistro                  Thank you to Colorado Springs for voting us Best Vietnamese
                                                       Saturday 5:30p.m.-8:30p.m. Brunch on Sunday: 10:30a.m.-2:00p.m.
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                  Colorado Springs, CO 80919           attitude for 37 years. Upstairs: fine dining (accompanied by our                                    P 592-1391                         specialties and traditional Stir Fry dishes. Full bar, dine in or
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                                                       scenery on the patios soon! Perfect for private parties, rehearsal                                  11am-8:30pm, Monday Closed
                                                       dinners, weddings and other events
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