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  • National sports program features female general

    A female Air Force general will be one of the people featured during an episode of CBS Sports Spectacular titled Pride, Passion and Power.  The show will air  Jan. 19 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. EST. Brig. Gen. Michelle Johnson, the deputy director of the Joint Staff's War on Terrorism, Strategic Plans

  • Dover, McGuire raise money for CFC in hockey game

    Members of Dover Air Force Base and McGuire AFB, N.J., raised $1,500 for the Combined Federal Campaign in the first-ever ice hockey fundraiser Jan. 13 in Philadelphia. The event drew about 300 spectators and saw the Dover AFB team topple McGuire AFB's team 9-4. Michael Ramos, one of the offensive

  • Tops In Blue 2008 needs musicians, technicians, drivers

    If you play the trumpet, trombone, saxophone or guitar you could be the person the Air Force's premier expeditionary entertainment group is searching for. In addition, if you have technical skills or can drive a truck then you have an opportunity to become a member of Tops In Blue. "Our 2008 team is

  • Yellowcard rocks servicemembers in Southwest Asia

    More than 250 servicemembers assigned to the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing were infected with a special blend of rock and pop Jan. 12 when the band Yellowcard performed live for an hour at the base theater. Yellowcard, a Los Angeles-based band, entertained American servicemembers during their final

  • Air Force selects bowling team

    The Air Force Bowling Team concluded its team selection process here Jan. 3 with eight members making the cut among 50 competitors. Four women and four men gained spots on the team and are currently competing at the Armed Forces Bowling Championship at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii. This year, the

  • Winter: Time for sunscreen and sweaters

    Winter is here and that means it is time to pull out the sunscreen and sweaters! Yes, sunscreen. Outdoor fun activities such as skiing, ice skating and sledding can be fun, but it is important to protect your skin from the bitter cold, heavy winds and winter sun. When any of us think about winter we

  • January-February Airman available online

    Air Force depot maintenance workers, like those at the Ogden Air Logistics Center at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, keep Air Force aircraft flying in the war on terrorism. These mostly civilian home-front warriors, though half a world away from the front lines, play a vital role in the Air Force's

  • Air Force cartoonist publishes book while deployed

    It's hard being only a figment of someone's imagination. Just ask 1st Lt. Kenneth Dahl, an F-15 Eagle fighter pilot with the imaginary 809th Fighter Squadron. Lieutenant Dahl, call sign "Barbie," is the star of the online Web comic Air Force Blues, and a hero, of sorts, to his Internet following.

  • Cal's late rally beats Air Force

    Reserve quarterback Kevin Riley threw three touchdowns and ran for a fourth rallying the University of California to a 42-36 win over Air Force in the fifth annual Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, before a bowl-record 40,905 at Amon G. Carter Stadium and a nationally televised audience on Dec. 31

  • Time, and softball, heal old wounds

    Players from two senior softball clubs met here recent to play a historic game. The Kids & Kubs senior softball team from St. Petersburg, Fl., and the Over the Rainbows senior softball team from Japan played a game at Hans L'Orange Park in Waipahu.The players ranged in age from 75 to 88 years old,

  • Bagram Airmen celebrate season

    Airmen in Afghanistan found ways to celebrate the holiday season while providing continuous airpower and combat support for U.S. and coalition forces throughout the country. While family and friends back home marked the holiday season with gifts and celebrations, deployed Airmen in Afghanistan

  • Comfort group takes care of servicemembers

    Needles, thread, cookies and warm hearts surrounded two folding tables covered in fabric. Holiday carols, cheerful voices and the low whir of sewing machines filled the room. Several women sat chatting and sewing what some may consider "irregular" articles of clothing. Members of the Sew Much

  • Cookie drive delivers holiday warmth during Alaskan winter

    Volunteers gathered more than 5,500 cookies for the single Airmen living in the dormitories Dec. 14 during Operation Cookie Crunch at Eielson Air Force Base. "The importance of the cookie drive is for morale building," said Jeanette Pauer, OCC project coordinator and wife of Lt. Col. Brett Pauer, a

  • Langley Winds spread holiday cheer

    Wearing battle dress uniforms with red Santa hats on, the Langley Winds from the Heritage of America Band spread holiday cheer Dec. 13 to Pope Air Force Base members. The band from Langley AFB, Va., toured around the base and sang songs such as "Jingles Bells," "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer,"

  • AAFES to host online video contest

    The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is giving military shoppers a chance to show off their video making skills (and maybe even win one of three possible shopping sprees) with the "It's My Benefit" video contest. From Dec. 15 through Feb. 15, 2008, authorized AAFES shoppers are invited to produce a

  • Football: 2 Falcons named to All-America Team

    Two U.S. Air Force Academy football players were named to the Sports All-America team recently. Senior wide receiver and z-back Chad Hall and cornerback Carson Bird were named honorable mention team members by Hall, who was listed on the team as a running back, was also a

  • Basketball: Air Force dominates Cal State Stanislaus, 75-49

    Led by the senior co-team captain duo of Pamela Findlay and Alecia Steele who combined to score 32 points, the U.S. Air Force Academy women's basketball team coasted to a 75-49 win over Cal State Stanislaus Dec. 11 in Clune Arena here.Findlay led all scorers with 18 points on 8-of-12 shooting

  • Airmen named the 'Best of the Best' performers

    From a little bit of country to a whole lot of rock and roll, 56 Airmen from around the world displayed their talent before standing room only crowds, during free live performances this past weekend at the Bob Hope Theater at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. All have hopes of not only being named the

  • Basketball: Air Force falls at Wisconsin, 74-60

    Senior Alecia Steele led the Falcons with 14 points and eight rebounds, but the U.S. Air Force Academy women's basketball team fell to Wisconsin 74-60 Dec. 9 at the Kohl Center here. Pamela Findlay and Brooke Cultra joined Steele in double-figure scoring for Air Force, as Findlay scored 13 points

  • Hockey: Air Force, Canisus skate to 3-3 overtime tie

    For the second straight night, the U.S. Air Force Academy and Canisius College skated to a 3-3 overtime tie in an Atlantic Hockey Association game Dec. 8 at the Cadet Ice Arena here. After back-to-back ties, Air Force enters the holiday break with a record of 9-4-3 overall and a 7-4-3 mark in the

  • Boxing trio visits Hurlburt Field Airmen

    Boxing promoter Don King and two world champion boxers talked to Airmen and signed autographs during a meet-and-greet session Dec. 5 at Hurlburt Field, Fla. Five-time boxing world champion Felix Trinidad and eight-time boxing world champion Roy Jones Jr., on their "We Care" tour, stopped at the

  • Air Force featured on second 'Jeopardy!' show

    The Air Force turned 60 this year. In honor of that milestone, the Dec. 21st episode of Jeopardy! will feature special video "clues" taped on location from Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek's USO tour to Japan earlier this year. This is the second Jeopardy! episode to feature Air Force clues. The first

  • Basketball: Air Force downs Northern Colorado, 56-53

    Led by 22 points from Alecia Steele, the U.S. Air Force Academy women's basketball team squeaked by Northern Colorado 56-53 Dec. 5 at the Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion in Greeley, Colo. Steele, a Falcons senior, had a season-high 22 points and nine rebounds in a career-high 40 minutes and took over

  • Misawa team forges international friendships on the field

    Bitter temperatures, rain and snow couldn't stop die-hard hard soccer players from coming out to play a game with local Japanese teams as part of a friendship tournament held between Misawa United and two Japanese teams from an off-base league here in November. Misawa United is a team comprised of

  • Santa brings holiday cheer to Arnold party

    Santa took a break from making his list and checking it twice to attend a children's Christmas party Dec. 2 at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. Instead of arriving by the power of nine reindeer, Santa made his grand entrance in a 150-horsepower specially-outfitted 1967 Cessna float plane. More than 500

  • 'Mind of Mencia' entertains troops in Middle East

    American servicemembers were treated to a United Service Organizations show where they were exposed to the "Mind of Mencia" Nov. 28 in Southwest Asia. Comedians Carlos Mencia, who stars in the Comedy Central show "Mind of Mencia," and Brad Williams entertained more than 600 servicemembers with two

  • Football: Cadet named third-team All-American

    The U.S. Air Force Academy z-back football player was named to the third-team All-America team as a specialist Nov. 29 by Senior Chad Hall is the first Air Force player to be named to an All-American team since offensive lineman Brett Huyser was named fourth-team All-America by The

  • Football: Falcons Armed Forces Bowl bound

    The U.S. Air Force Academy football team on Nov. 26 accepted an invitation to play in the fifth annual Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl to be held Dec. 31 in Fort Worth, Texas. The agreement was made during a teleconference call involving Dr. Hans Mueh, the Academy athletic director, Tom Starr, the

  • Academy accepts bid to Armed Forces Bowl

    U.S. Air Force Academy officials have accepted a bid to play in the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl on New Year's Eve at Fort Worth, Texas. The Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, an ESPN regional television owned-and-operated event, will be aired at 11:30 a.m. CST on ESPN, live from Amon G. Carter

  • Spangdahlem bodybuilder makes professional debut

    A Spangdahlem Air Base Airman made his professional bodybuilding debut at the World Natural Bodybuilding Federation World Championship Nov. 10 in New York City."I went as a representative of the U.S. Air Force, but I also went along with the German team assisting their amateur athletes competing in

  • Football: Bowl-bound Falcons dominate regular season finale

    Air Force put an exclamation point on its 2007 regular season renaissance by humbling San Diego State, 55-23, before 34,227 boisterous fans Nov. 17 at the Academy's Falcon Stadium. The bluesuiters erupted for 670 yards in total offense, third most in the program's history, including 569 rushing. For

  • Hockey: UConn scores 3-2 win over Air Force

    Michael Coppola's short-handed breakaway goal 40 seconds into the overtime period gave UConn a 3-2 win over Air Force in an Atlantic Hockey Association game Nov. 17 at the Academy's Cadet Ice Arena. A season-high attendance of 2,136 saw the Falcons fall to 6-4 overall and 4-4 in the AHA. Meanwhile,

  • Water polo: Air Force captures overtime victory at WWPA Championship

    A score from sophomore Alex Churnside with 1:04 remaining in the second overtime period gave the Air Force water polo team a 10-9 victory over Santa Clara Nov. 18 in the third-place game of the Western Water Polo Association Championship, hosted by the Falcons. Air Force, which entered the contest

  • Basketball: Surge lifts Air Force to 65-56 win over Denver

    A late rally propelled Air Force (1-2) to a 65-56 win over Denver University (0-2) in women's basketball action Nov. 16 at Clune Arena. Trailing by two, the Falcons closed out the final six minutes of the game with a 24-13 run to earn its first win of the season.The win snapped a seven-game losing

  • Soccer: Air Force 1, UNLV 0, in men's soccer

    Senior Andy Nigro scored the only goal in the final game of his career Nov. 18 to lead the Air Force men's soccer team to a 1-0 victory over University of Nevada at Las Vegas at the Academy's Cadet Soccer Stadium in the season finale for both teams. Nigro, along with five other seniors, were honored

  • Hockey: AFA holds on for 3-2 win over UCONN

    Air Force took a 3-1 lead into the third period and then held off UConn for a 3-2 win Nov. 16 in an Atlantic Hockey Association game at the Cadet Ice Arena. Air Force improved to 6-3 overall and 4-3 in the AHA. UConn fell to 2-6 overall and 2-5 in the league. With the win, head coach Frank Serratore

  • U.S. military showcased at Dubai Air Show

    More than 325 American servicemembers participated in the 10th Dubai Air Show Nov. 11 through 15 here. Airmen, Sailors and Soldiers provided logistics, force protection and maintenance support to the various U.S. aircraft on display and performing aerial demonstrations. The Dubai Air Show is

  • Basketball: Air Force tops Western State, 73-49

    Andrew Henke scored 15 points and Keith Maren added a career-high 14 points Nov. 14 to lead the U.S. Air Force Academy men's basketball team to a 73-49 victory over Western State College at Clune Arena here. The Falcons improved to 3-0 for the second consecutive season and won its 37th consecutive

  • Air Force claims armed forces basketball title

    The Air Force team swept away the competition to win the Armed Forces Basketball Tournament that concluded Nov. 13 here. The Air Force captured the gold for the second year in a row by going undefeated in the tournament. The defending champion Air Force team faced off against the Marine team during

  • Honor Guard drill team performs for special-needs students

    Though the usual cheering and applause was muted, the excitement was palpable as the Air Force Honor Guard drill team performed for a special audience Nov. 8 in Las Vegas. The drill team, in Las Vegas to perform for the Air Force's 60th Anniversary Air Force Week at Nellis Air Force Base, put on a

  • Football: Falcons outfight Irish, 41-24

    U.S. Air Force Academy all-purpose dynamo Chad Hall rushed for 142 yards while quarterback Shaun Carney threw for two touchdowns and ran for a third as the Falcons manhandled the Fighting Irish, 41-24, before a sellout crowd of 80,795 and a national television audience Nov. 10 at Notre Dame Stadium

  • Boxing: Air Force earns 6-4 decision over Army

    The Air Force boxing team earned a hard-hitting 6-4 victory over Army in the annual dual meet between the two programs, Nov. 2, in the Academy's upper boxing room. The Falcons, who opened the night with a pair of victories in front of the packed house, took the final three matches to secure the team

  • Basketball: Air Force coasts to 89-52 win over Regis

    Led by senior team co-captains Alecia Steele and Pamela Findlay, who combined for 37 points, Air Force coasted to a 89-52 victory over Regis University in women's basketball exhibition action Nov. 3 at the Academy's Clune Arena. Steele led Air Force with 23 points and 17 rebounds. The forward

  • Football: Falcons ride record-breaker Hall over Army

    The way Air Force's Chad Hall gains ground would normally make an infantry soldier proud. Instead, the Falcon z-back broke the spirit of some future ground troops when he ran wild for 275 yards, leading the bluesuiters to a convincing 30-10 win over inter-service rival Army, before a season-high,

  • Injured servicemembers get away from hospital to fish

    A bad day fishing is a whole lot better than a good day at work, said one Soldier here. For 38 injured servicemembers from the Warrior Transition Unit from the Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, a day of free fishing meant a day away from treatment to have some fun on this south

  • AETC wins inaugural marathon major command trophy

    Air Education and Training Command, headquartered at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, is the Air Force's first recipient of the USAF Marathon MAJCOM Challenge Commander's Trophy. The announcement was made Nov. 2 at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., by Gen. Bruce Carlson,

  • Hockey: Falcons score five in the third for 6-2 win

    The Academy Falcons scored five third-period goals for a 6-2 win over the Mercyhurst College Lakers in an Atlantic Hockey Association game Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Cadet Ice Arena. The two teams split the series as the Lakers won on Friday, 5-3. With the win, the Academy improved to 4-2-0 overall

  • Air Force falls to Brock University, 66-63, in exhibition men's basketball

    Rohan Steed's three-pointer with one-tenth of a second remaining lifted the Brock University (Canada) men's basketball team to a 66-63 victory over Air Force in an exhibition game at the academy's Clune Arena Oct. 31. Steed took a pass from Brad Rootes in the left corner after Rootes drove the lane

  • Air Force wins fourth consecutive Armed Forces Rugby Tournament

    The Air Force rugby team pulled off a decisive 22-5 victory against the Army rugby team in the championship match of the 2007 Armed Forces Rugby Tournament Oct. 27 here. All five branches of service participated in the two-day tournament. The victory marked the fourth consecutive year of Air Force

  • AF anniversary concert airs nationwide Nov. 2

    The mission of the U.S. Air Force Band often places its Airmen in the spotlight of large audiences. Starting in November, the band's concert in honor of the Air Force's 60th anniversary will play on public television from coast to coast. The band recently performed the concert at the The Music

  • Hockey: Air Force earns split with 3-1 win at Bentley

    The Air Force Academy scored one goal in each period for a 3-1 win over Bentley College in an Atlantic Hockey Association game Oct. 27, at the John A. Ryan Arena in Waltham, Mass. The two teams split the AHA series. The Academy improved to 3-1 overall and 1-1 in the AHA. Bentley fell to 1-5 overall

  • Air Force runners dominate Marine Corps Marathon

    Air Force runners took home bragging rights from the Marine Corps Marathon this weekend, with both the men's and women's teams winning first place in the military services division. The top times from the top four male and top two female runners are added together. The Air Force marathoners

  • Falcons self destruct in 34-31 loss

    It was easy to put a finger on why Air Force lost, 34-31, to New Mexico Oct. 25 in Mountain West Conference play at University Stadium in Albuquerque -- the Falcons couldn't keep their hands on the football. The bluesuiters lost a season-high five fumbles, three in the fourth quarter, which turned a

  • Kabul Airman brings gifts, smiles to local children

    Thanks to the efforts of an Airman deployed to Kabul International Airport and supporters back in the United States, 47 local youth soccer players are now a little better equipped.Master Sgt. William Whitt, a fuels mentor with the Air Corps Advisors Group here, worked with his wife, Lea-Ellen Whitt,

  • Football: Falcons bowl-eligible after win over Wyoming

    The U.S. Air Force Academy Falcons capitalized on five Wyoming turnovers to rally past the Cowboys, 20-12, before a season-high 41,531 fans in football action Oct. 20 at Falcon Stadium here. One of the key plays was when Falcons safety Bobby Giannini's forced fumble recovery for an 85-yard touchdown

  • Hockey: Falcons sweep 14th-ranked Quinnipiac, 3-1

    For the first time in school history, the Air Force Academy hockey team swept a ranked opponent as the Falcons beat 14th-ranked Quinnipiac, 3-1, in a non-conference college hockey game Oct. 20 at the Academy's Cadet Ice Arena. The Falcons beat the Bobcats, 4-1, Oct. 19.The Falcons improved to 2-0

  • Football: Falcons, Hall run roughshod over CSU

    At 5 feet 8 inches and 180 pounds, U.S. Air Force Academy senior Chad Hall is one of the smallest players in Division I college football. However, the Z-back (a combination wide receiver/running back) exploded for a Falcon single-game rushing record 256 yards on 31 carries and scored four

  • Soccer: Air Force downs Denver, 2-1

    Senior Andy Nigro and freshman Kyle Moses each posted a goal and an assist and senior Brian Guyette recorded a career-high 15 saves Oct. 13 to lead the Air Force men's soccer team to a 2-1 victory over Denver University at Pioneer Field.With the victory, Air Force snapped a six-game winless streak

  • AFSOC Airman readies for rugby's wrath

    The grass feels soft on your face as you lay there peacefully, until suddenly, someone's cleat-covered foot scrapes down your unprotected side, awakening you to the game in which you find yourself--that game is rugby, and it's no flag football game. No stranger to the game, 2nd Lt. Daniel Griffin,

  • Robins officer makes a splash with Air Force swim team

    When not crunching numbers as a budget analyst, one Air Force first lieutenant is busy making a splash in the pool. Ryan Fitzgerald, former team captain for the Air Force Academy swim team was recently selected for the Air Force swim team. Fitzgerald, who specialized in long distance events, is a

  • LeAnn Rimes headlines Air Force holiday radio special

    Multiple Grammy-award winner LeAnn Rimes recalls her fondest holiday memories as the featured artist in the "Red, White and Air Force Blue Christmas" radio special to be released in November. Produced and marketed by the Air Force Recruiting Service's strategic communications division, the one-hour

  • Expeditionary entertainers need musicians for 2008 tour

    Every year, Tops In Blue brings smooth choreography, flashy costumes and great singers to audiences across the world with help from a group of performers who cause toes to tap at every show. The group, a live 10-piece band, sets Tops In Blue apart from other touring shows and keeps the pulse of the

  • Ehn scores two goals in 4-1 win over Calgary

    Senior center Eric Ehn scored two goals to lead Air Force to a 4-1 win over Calgary in an exhibition college hockey game Oct. 8 at the Cadet Ice Arena. Air Force opened the scoring at the 9:12 mark of the first period when freshman Sean Bertsch scored with a wrister from the left faceoff circle.

  • Falcons back on winning track, 31-14

    Air Force capitalized on long touchdown runs by Chad Hall and Shaun Carney to beat the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, 31-14, sending the Oct. 6 Falcon Stadium crowd of 35,583 home happy. Bluesuiter head coach Troy Calhoun was not among them. Despite the win, which snapped a two game losing skid and

  • Volleyball: Falcons fall to San Diego State

    U.S. Air Force Academy senior Kim Kallabis accounted for three service aces, but the Air Force volleyball team dropped a straight-set match to San Diego State in Mountain West Conference action Oct. 4 in San Diego. The Falcons fell in three straight sets, 30-13, 30-16 and 30-17. San Diego State

  • Beale hosts Boy Scout expo

    Thousands of Boy Scouts from across the northern California region came to Beale Air Force Base Sept. 28 to 30 to celebrate 100 years of scouting. The event was a cooperative effort to bring more than 6,500 scouts and leaders to the base for a weekend of camping and activities. "We're very

  • Air Force Heritage Week wraps up in Columbus

    Approximately 250,000 spectators gathered at Rickenbacker International Airport Sept. 29 and 30 as the Columbus airport hosted the Gathering of Mustangs and Legends Air Show in conjunction with Air Force Heritage Week. Visitors saw aircraft ranging from vintage P-51 Mustangs to state-of-the-art F-22

  • Football: Falcons fall to Navy, 31-20

    The 40th meeting between the U.S. Air Force Academy and U.S. Naval Academy football teams saw the Midshipmen come from behind to win 31-20 Sept. 29 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md. Before a record crowd of 37,615, the Falcons lost for the fifth straight time to their service

  • Air Force claims gold in women's softball

    The Air Force Women's Softball Team took home gold medals as they won the 2007 All-Armed Forces Women's Softball Championships with a record of 7-2 held Sept. 18 to 20 at Hill Air Force Base. For the second time in three years, the Air Force won the tournament with power hitting and solid defense.

  • Luke team takes Air Force baseball tourney

    The Luke Air Force Base Falcons swept the competition to take home their first Air Force Bash championship to win the service's varsity baseball tournament held in September in Virginia. The Luke AFB men's varsity baseball team fended off three Air Force teams during the playoffs -- Tinker AFB,

  • Falcons eye history, redemption after BYU loss

    There was no way to sugar coat Air Force's first loss of the year, 31-6, to defending Mountain West Conference champion Brigham Young University, Sept. 22, before a sellout crowd of 62,502 at Lavell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Utah. The Cougars (2-2, 1-0 MWC) got the upper hand, scoring a touchdown on

  • Airmen tee off to represent Air Force

    The best Air Force golfers competed in the All Air Force Training Camp/Championship Sept. 16 through 19 at Carolina Lakes Golf Course on Shaw Air Force Base. A total of 38 players from Air Force bases all over the world competed in a four-round golf tournament to determine who would represent the

  • Kadena Airmen shine on 'Jeopardy!'

    The answer is, "Video clues taped at Kadena Air Base." The question is, "What will be featured on the Sept. 27 episode of the long-running game show 'Jeopardy!'?" The show will honor the Air Force's 60th anniversary with video clues and an Air Force questions panel who will highlight current Air

  • Air Force drops 1-0 match to Idaho State

    The Air Force women's soccer team lost a 1-0 match to Idaho State Sept. 23 at the Idaho State Tournament at Davis Field. The Falcons fall to 1-5-2 on the season while the Bengals improved to 4-3-1. Natalie Graham scored the lone goal of the match in the 77th minute on a penalty kick. Air Force was

  • Avalanche breaks the ice at Academy

    More than 3,000 hockey fans shoehorned into the 2,502-seat Cadet Ice Arena to watch the National Hockey League's Colorado Avalanche skate in their 8th annual Burgundy and White intra-squad scrimmage Sept. 16 at the U.S. Air Force Academy. It marked the first time a professional hockey team played at

  • U.S. Air Force Marathon official results announced

    Runners here during the U.S. Air Force Marathon Sept. 15 were treated to crystal blue skies, cool temperatures and a new record set. The official results, announced Sept. 19, confirmed 32-year-old Josh Cox from San Diego and Mammoth Lakes, Calif. as overall winner in the men's full marathon. Cox's

  • Softball: Airmen to represent Air Force in tournament

    Fifteen Airmen have been selected to represent the Air Force in the 2007 All-Armed Forces Women's Softball Championship Sept. 18 to 20 here.Twenty-six women from across the Air Force gathered here to compete for a spot on the Air Force team. At the end of the week-long camp, 15 women were chosen to

  • Cross country: Air Force men win Aztec Invitational

    Backed by a mere 50 points, the Air Force men's cross country team won the team title at the Aztec Invitational Sept. 15 here. All five of the Falcons' scoring runners finished within the top 15 and the Air Force easily rolled to its second team title of the season.Junior Sean Houseworth tallied a

  • Air Force Marathon week kicks off

    Wright-Patterson Air Force Base officials are gearing up for the largest Air Force Marathon ever held. "We have 5,829 registrants and the numbers continue to climb," said Molly Louden, the Air Force Marathon director. "We are thrilled with the numbers of people who are coming out to help us

  • Football: Falcons defense stops Utah, 20-12

    The U.S. Air Force Academy Falcons football team clung onto an eight-point lead by stuffing Utah on two consecutive running plays at the Falcon 1-yard line with less than two minutes to play in the fourth quarter to preserve a 20-12 Air Force win Sept. 8 at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake

  • Little League World Series champs take fame in stride

    While some kids might boast about having a Little League World Series under their belts, the Warner Robins American Little League baseball players are taking it all in stride.Parents of five of the players who were part of Robins team said the journey to the Little League World Series, which started

  • 'Jeopardy!' celebrates Air Force's 60th anniversary

    In honor of the Air Force's 60th anniversary this year, the Sept. 27 episode of "Jeopardy!" will feature special video clues taped during host Alex Trebek's USO tour to Japan. During the end of the category, viewers will be treated to a fun and unique spotlight about the Air Force. Mr. Trebek and

  • Air Force Marathon sets registration record

    The Air Force Marathon has eclipsed last year's registration numbers and is on pace to attract 6,000 runners for the first time in its 11-year history. The marathon, set for Sept. 15 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, officially surpassed last year's total number of 5,027 runners, with 5,404

  • Volleyball unites Afghans, Americans

    Americans and Afghans are bumping and spiking, but it is a friendly competition and not a fight. Airmen, Soldiers and Afghans compete during weekly rounds of volleyball at this forward operating base in eastern Afghanistan, which provides Afghans to see the Americans in a different setting than that

  • Calhoun era kicks off with 34-3 win

    For the first time in three years, Air Force football fans saw their Falcons play a home game on Parents' Weekend. More importantly, they witnessed the bluesuiters win for the first time in five games dating back to last season. Air Force built up a statistical advantage in every facet of the game

  • Coalition forces compete at Ali Base

    Members of the 407th Expeditionary Services Squadron hosted the first ever Coalition Games Aug. 20 through 26 at Ali Base and Camp Adder, Iraq. The week-long event gave American, Australian and Romanian forces friendly competitions in basketball, softball, soccer, volleyball, weightlifting,

  • DJs go to Guam to thank Cannon Airmen again

    Two radio personalities from New Mexico came to Guam bearing greetings, letters and gifts from families and friends to say "thanks again" to Airmen of the 522nd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron deployed here from Cannon Air Force Base, N.M.The two disc jockeys, Steve Rooney and Duffy Moon, of the

  • C-5 to be showcased at Air Force Marathon

    The official aircraft of the 11th annual Air Force Marathon is the C-5 Galaxy and marathon participants, spectators and volunteers will see the aircraft fly over the course of the race Sept. 15 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.A C-5 will fly over the base as the day will be filled with

  • General, Red Sox icon make Air Force Week pitches

    An Air National Guard general and a Boston Red Sox legend both threw out first pitches before a minor league baseball game Aug. 23 at Lelacheur Park here. As part of an Air Force Week New England event, Maj. Gen. Michael D. Akey, the Massachusetts ANG chief of staff, said it was a thrill to

  • Deployed servicemembers experience South Korean culture

    Clanging, banging and thumping were the sounds as deployed U.S. servicemembers experienced traditional Korean culture Aug. 20 at the tent city on Osan Air Base. Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines deployed here in support of Ulchi Focus Lens 2007 got a firsthand feel for traditional Korean attire

  • Marathon signals growing partnership between base, university

    The U.S. Air Force Marathon's 5K race has a new location and date for 2007. Signifying a new partnership between Wright-Patterson AFB and nearby Wright State University, this year's 5K race will take place on the university's campus Sept. 14, the day before the marathon, which will be held at the

  • Tops in Blue brings sergeant home for an encore

    A Tops in Blue performance at Veterans Memorial Park here Aug. 18 was an opportunity for one performer to catch up with friends and family. Staff Sgt. Mark Schmidt, the bass player for the Tops in Blue 2007 World Tour, grew up in nearby Biddeford, Maine, where he learned how to play the bass in high

  • Maine Air Guard peddles Air Force Week from town to town

    After pedaling their bicycles along 170 miles of Maine roads, 18 Maine Air National Guard Cycle Team members, dressed in red, white and blue cycling outfits, coasted to the end of their three-day journey Aug. 20 in front of the local minor leage baseball stadium here. Their trek started in Bangor

  • Pace team encourages marathoners

    It takes encouragement and a little coaxing to get most people to run for hours and miles on end, but members of the Air Force Marathon Pace Team are vocal supporters for people who endure the annual run at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.Pace team members run the race while holding a huge time sign

  • Pease Airmen provide a day to remember

    Airmen hosted an air show here for special-needs children Aug. 17 in advance of the Pease Air National Guard Base's air show Aug. 18 and 19. The event, which included a drill team performance, music and a front-row view of numerous aerial acts, gave children with disabilities or special

  • F-22 demo team inspires at children's hospital

    Upon arriving at La Rabida Children's Hospital on Chicago's lakeshore Aug. 15, members of the Air Force's F-22 Raptor demonstration team noticed an immediate mood change in the air. The specialty hospital, which holistically treats more than 9,000 children annually, was one of the first places the

  • Boston proclamation party gets Air Force Week rolling

    More than 300 people crowded outside of historic Faneuil Hall here Aug. 17 to celebrate the start of Air Force Week New England. The crowd was entertained by the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill team, Air National Guard's Band of the Northeast and a flyover. Guest speakers included Massachusetts Lt.