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Air Force Academy cadets and mentors work on an asphalt paving project at the Academy Wednesday, June 22, 2016, as part of the Academy's Field Engineering Research Laboratory. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
Lt. Gen Mike Gould (Photo by United States Air Force Academy)
Cadets stand for the National Anthem Thursday, June 2, 2016, during the  Air Force Academy 2016 Commencement ceremony at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Cadets stand for the National Anthem Thursday, June 2, 2016, during the Air Force Academy 2016 Commencement ceremony at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
STAIR CLIMB
Cristie Arnold, second from right, helps her son, Connor Arnold, 6, who recently beat cancer, down the stairs during the fun run at the inaugural Climb for Courage at Falcon Stadium Saturday, June 27, 2015, which raised money for the Children's Hospital Colorado. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
The Cirrus Aircraft T-53A is a small, single engine aircraft at the Academy that replaced the fleet of Diamond DA-40 T-52s in the spring of 2012. It is slightly larger than the T-52 and has a slightly higher horsepower engine. It provides exposure to powered flight and gives cadets the opportunity to solo. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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The Air Force Academy Class of 2016 Graduation at Falcon Stadium on Thursday, June 2, 2016. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette
Five days after a Thunderbird crash landed in field south of  the Colorado Springs Airport, the prestigious jet was hoisted to a flatbed truck for transportation on Tuesday, June 7, 2016.  (photo by Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)
Five days after a Thunderbird crash landed in field south of the Colorado Springs Airport, the prestigious jet was hoisted to a flatbed truck for transportation on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. (photo by Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)