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2011-02-23 09:33:00

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BOSH Global Services (BOSH) has been awarded a $2.2 million one-year contract (with the option for a second year) to provide Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) training to United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) cadets. This training, which will incorporate AAI's Aerosonde® Mark 4.7 Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), familiarizes and orients future Air Force officers in unmanned aircraft operations and provides basic instruction...

2007-02-10 00:00:11

The U.S. Air Force Academy, hit by a cheating scandal and other bad behavior, has asked its cadets to spend the weekend in self-examination. The school's 4,300 cadets were restricted to campus, the Washington Post said. They were asked to spend the weekend in small-group discussions of their self-image and the image of the institution. In addition to allegations of cheating by 28 freshmen, Internet privileges were stripped from 43 students in January because they had downloaded...

2006-06-14 12:05:00

By Patricia Reaney LONDON -- Cutting the number of flights that take off at night could help to reduce the contribution of aviation to global warming, researchers said on Wednesday. Night flights contribute to climate change because the white streaks of condensation, or contrails, left behind by jets trap energy emitted from the Earth's surface. Daytime flights have less impact because contrails also reflect some of the sun's energy back into space which has a cooling effect. "It you wanted...

2005-12-23 15:46:36

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sexual harassment has declined as a problem at the U.S. Air Force Academy after stepped up official attention to the issue, according to a student survey reported by the Defense Department on Friday. Similar declines were reported in surveys at the other two U.S. military service academies, as the schools have expanded programs over the past year to prevent sexual abuses, increase care for victims and boost lines of accountability. The issue sparked national...

2005-06-27 22:36:32

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force on Monday named arabbi who has served as a senior military chaplain to helpchange the religious climate at the Air Force Academy amidconcern over inappropriate proselytizing by evangelicalChristians. Rabbi Arnold Resnicoff, previously the top chaplain in theU.S. military's European Command, will serve as a specialassistant for "values and vision" to acting Air Force SecretaryMichael Dominguez and Chief of Staff Gen. John Jumper, the...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'