By Staff Sgt. Amanda Dick
U.S. Air Force Public Affairs Agency
As the Waldo Canyon fire
engulfed the U.S. Air Force Academy has continued, base residents some U.S. Air Force Academy campus residents were evacuated to safety June 26, 2012, Colorado Springs, Colo. Experience this force of nature from the perspective of an Academy photographer with these captivating images.
Photo: A tremendous smoke cloud builds around the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., June 26, 2012. Winds in excess of 65 mph created billowing and rapidly building smoke from the local Waldo Canyon fire. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mike Kaplan)