Air Force Academy http://krcc.org en Public Meeting: Air Force Academy's Planned Airfield Changes http://krcc.org/post/public-meeting-air-force-academys-planned-airfield-changes <p></p><p>The United States Air Force Academy is planning to change its airfield operations this summer.&nbsp;KRCC’s Tucker Hampson&nbsp;reports.</p><p></p><p>The proposed changes include reopening Bullseye Airfield near Ellicot and extending a northern departure route that would allow leaving aircraft to reach 1000 feet along Baptist Road before passing over other populated areas. According to the Academy, this is expected to reduce noise levels by approximately 30%. The changes are expected to take effect in June.</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 23:02:01 +0000 Tucker Hampson 19680 at http://krcc.org Public Meeting: Air Force Academy's Planned Airfield Changes Cuts Planned at USAFA http://krcc.org/post/cuts-planned-usafa <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Air Force Academy is planning a series of cuts as part of the Pentagon’s 2015 budget proposal.&nbsp;</span>KRCC's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Eliza </span>Densmore<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span></p><p></p><p>The cuts would eliminate three percent of the Academy’s workforce and 10 academic majors at the school.&nbsp;Degrees in biochemistry, environmental engineering, and philosophy are among the proposed cuts.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 00:11:17 +0000 Eliza Densmore 15902 at http://krcc.org Cuts Planned at USAFA USAFA Officials: Shutdown is 'Completely Disruptive' http://krcc.org/post/usafa-officials-shutdown-completely-disruptive <p></p><p>With more than 1000 civilians furloughed at the United States Air Force Academy, officials there are calling the government shutdown &#39;completely disruptive.&#39;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Almost 20% of specialized academic courses are suspended, and others combined.&nbsp; Other activities are curtailed. Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson says operationally, while things like safety and medical continue, they&rsquo;re having to account for some of the basics of life, like laundry and toilet paper.</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 03:34:13 +0000 Andrea Chalfin 9542 at http://krcc.org USAFA Officials: Shutdown is 'Completely Disruptive' Civilian Workers of Area Military Installations Impacted by Shutdown http://krcc.org/post/civilian-workers-area-military-installations-impacted-shutdown <p></p><p>Civilian workers across military installations in the Pikes Peak region are feeling the effects of the federal government shutdown.&nbsp; At the Air Force Academy, more than 1,000 civilians are furloughed, while 450 employees are exempt and will continue to work.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 03:30:01 +0000 Martha Perez-Sanz & Kate Dunn 9437 at http://krcc.org Civilian Workers of Area Military Installations Impacted by Shutdown