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  • 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.

  • Tops In Blue officials kick off annual talent search

    The annual search is on for talented Air Force members who can sing, dance, play musical instruments and support those who do. The Air Force Entertainment Branch of Air Force Services Agency has initiated its talent search for the 2008 the Air Force Tops In Blue tour. The campaign called, "Perform

  • Bolling dedicates theater to legendary actor, Airman

    Officials of the 11th Wing at Bolling Air Force Base officially changed the name of Building 52 to the Brig. Gen. Jimmy Stewart Theater Aug. 13 as the old building had finally come full circle, historically speaking. Among the some 200 people in attendance were Carson Greene, president of the Jimmy

  • USO takes to the road in new mobile canteens

    One of three United Service Organizations' mobile canteens spent Aug. 11 here during drill week as part of an effort to reach out to servicemembers who are not often exposed to the USO. The USO, famous for taking the show on the road, is using the new set of wheels to help the agency travel to

  • Professor swims into record book ... again

    Lt. Col. Tim Lawrence takes to challenges like a fish to water. The long-distance swimmer extraordinaire swam the English Channel in 1999, was the first American to swim the 41 nautical miles around Britain's Jersey Island in 2002, was the first American to swim from the island of Vis to Split,

  • U.S. Air Force Marathon offers four-person relay race

    Runners who are interested in participating in the 2007 U.S. Air Force Marathon here, but aren't interested in running the full 26.2-mile course, have another option: the four-person relay. Relay team members each run a specific leg of the marathon with the team's total elapsed time determining the

  • Falcons have everything to prove this football season

    Unlike previous seasons, the 2007 Air Force football team has no catchy slogan it will use as a rallying cry or the media can use as a sound bite or a headline. Instead, first-year head coach and 1989 Academy grad, Troy Calhoun, told the annual media day gathering of local and regional reporters on

  • CENTAF Band performs for Kandahar servicemembers

    The U.S. Central Command Air Forces Band performed two concerts for deployed servicemembers at the Kandahar Airfield "Boardwalk" July 29 and 30. Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen were entertained by a variety of music including Latin, rhythm and blues, rock, jazz, disco and country. Audiences

  • Air Force takes Gold, Silver at 2007 Armed Forces Triathlon Championship

    The Air Force women's triathlon team took first and the men's team second at the 2007 Armed Forces Triathlon Championship held July 25 to 29 at Point Mugu, Calif.  The results are based on the raw scoring times of the men's top eight and women's top four competitors. The Armed Forces Championship is

  • Air Force team a large presence in annual bike ride

    After seven days of bicycling nearly 500 miles across Iowa, the 148-member Air Force Cycling Team rode into the final stop July 28 amidst a cheering crowd of hundreds. A police escort led the two-column formation as spectators cheered "Go Air Force" and took photographs of the riders. The final stop

  • New active-duty competition to debut at Air Force Marathon

    Which Air Force major command comprises the fastest, fittest flock of fine physiques? The answer may become clear Sept. 15 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base when a new type of competition for active-duty Air Force servicemembers debuts at this year's Air Force Marathon. The Major Command, or

  • Air Force Marathon continues to add new race elements

    In response to runners' requests, Air Force Marathon race officials here have adjusted awards categories for this year's half-marathon race so they are in five-year age increments, rather than 10.The change is part of a growing list of new elements for this year's Air Force 60th Anniversary event,

  • Largest Air Force contingent rides across Iowa

    At dawn on July 21, 148 Air Force Cycling Team bicyclists kicked off a 477-mile bike ride across Iowa. Sponsored by the Des Moines Register newspaper, the Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa, or RAGBRAI, is the longest, largest and oldest ride in America with 10,000 riders from all over

  • Save money if you register now for the Air Force Marathon

    Attention all marathoners and half-marathoners: If you've put off early registration for the 11th annual U.S. Air Force Marathon, Sept. 15, your time for procrastinating is running out.If you haven't logged onto and registered for your race by the time the clock strikes midnight

  • Women's basketball salutes troops, families

    The Women's National Basketball Association showed its support for the military by giving out 2,000 free tickets for U.S. servicemembers and military family members to attend this year's All-Star Game held July 15 at the Verizon Center here. To further honor women serving in the military, the WNBA

  • 'Transformers' put Airmen, aircraft on big screen

    More than 300 Airmen and numerous aircraft will be seen around the world in the latest DreamWorks/Paramount Pictures film, "Transformers" being released to theaters July 4.The movie combines the use of live action with computer-generated imagery to enhance the story as Airmen served as extras in the

  • Former Falcon to join All-America Hall of Fame

    A 1993 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy will be inducted into the College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-America Hall of Fame at the 20th annual induction banquet July 1 in San Diego.Maj. Lance Pilch is the sixth academy graduate to be inducted into the Hall of Fame,

  • Kadena hosts Special Olympics

    More than 1,500 volunteers from different branches of the U.S. military and the local community helped with the 2007 Special Olympic Games June 24 held for the eighth year at Kadena Air Base. More than 900 athletes and 200 artists gathered for one of Japan's biggest events. The volunteers helped in

  • Ellsworth Airman to appear on 'Emeril Live'

    An Ellsworth Air Force Base Airman will be featured on the Food Network's "Emeril Live" June 30 in an episode titled "Emeril's Military Contest." Tech. Sgt. Wesley Williams is the 28th Services Squadron dining facility manager and entered and won a contest that judged the culinary skills of military

  • Air Force athlete takes javelin title

    With a career-best matching toss, former Air Force standout Dana Pounds claimed a gold medal June 22 at the 2007 ATT USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships here. In addition, freshman Sara Neubauer picked up a third-place finish in the discus at the Finish Line USA Junior National Championships.

  • Academy cadet captures shot put title

    Freshman Sara Neubauer of Bottineau, N.D., became the Air Force Academy's first USA Track and Field champion, as she won the shot put title June 21 at the 2007 Finish Line USA Junior Track and Field Championships in Indianapolis.Neubauer recorded a distance of 48'10¼" to win the event and top the

  • 9 Academy Falcons named to academic all-conference

    Nine Air Force Academy hockey players were named to the Atlantic Hockey Association academic all-conference team announced by league officials June 20. The Falcons named to the team in Air Force's inaugural season in Atlantic Hockey are listed below: Billy Devoney (Sr, D, Buffalo Grove, Ill.), Matt

  • Air Force supports International Paris Air Show

    Hundreds of flight enthusiasts flooded the Le Bourget Airport to attend the opening of the 47th International Paris Air Show. This year's air show, boasting more than 2,000 exhibits from 42 countries, opened to trade visitors June 18 and the general public can visit from June 22-24. With planes all

  • Hickam 'rolls out' Air Force Week Honolulu

    To celebrate the Air Force's 60th anniversary, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley chose six cities to host an Air Force Week, a celebration designed to inform and educate the public about the important roles the Air Force plays in support of the nation's defense. Honolulu is the only

  • 'Rescue Dawn' tells true story of Vietnam POW rescue

    It was a movie premiere like few others. As the credits rolled down the screen here June 19, a Vietnam veteran in the audience -- not the Hollywood star with some 40 credits to his name -- got the louder applause and the standing ovation. Retired Air Force Col. Eugene Deatrick, 82, slowly ambled to

  • Expeditionary bands play for troops in Southwest Asia

    For Army Spc. Jose Feurtado, there were no thoughts of the combat wounds healing in his neck. There were no thoughts of the mortar attack in Baghdad that put them there two weeks before. There were no thoughts of his upcoming return to the combat zone from his convalescent leave at the 379th

  • Air Force presents pro cycling event

    The inaugural Crystal City Classic cycling event presented by the Air Force June 16 is an effort to build an Air Force signature sports event in the Washington, D.C., area. The idea for the Air Force to sponsor a cycling event began last year after the Des Moines Register's Annual Great Bike Ride

  • Newest 'Week in Photos' features Airmen around the globe

    The "Week in Photos" Web feature on Air Force Link provides visitors with photos that highlight Air Force missions around the world. At Kirkuk Air Base, Iraq, Lt. Col. Kimberly Bradley carries away an oxygen tank after helping a patient during an emergency trauma situation. Colonel Bradley is

  • Air Force, academia to partner in Air Force Marathon

    Leaders from the Air Force and Wright State University gathered at a press conference here June 13 to discuss their new Air Force Marathon partnership and other details of the September race. Standing on the flight line of the 445th Airlift Wing in front of a massive C-5 Galaxy -- the featured

  • Motorcyclists hit road to promote safety

    Seeing a convoy of motorcycles may conjure visions of lawless biker gangs cruising the open roads. However, when Kadena Air Base held the first Kadena Motorcycle Ride, a procession of more than 70 participating bikes and riders presented a different image. "We're promoting safety among the riders,

  • Academy announces 1st six athlete hall of famers

    The Air Force Academy has announced the inaugural class for induction into the Air Force Academy Athletic Hall of Fame. The six inductees -- Alonzo Babers, Bob Beckel, John Clune, Chad Hennings, Michelle Johnson and Brock Strom -- will be inducted Oct. 19 in Colorado Springs. The six inductees

  • Yokota youths graduate safe and sound

    Many parents at Yokota Air Base slept soundly last week knowing their high school graduates were in good hands graduation night.Project Graduation is an all-night party sponsored by many schools throughout the United States and at military bases overseas to keep students safe and apart from alcohol

  • Civic leaders tour Travis during Air Force Week

    As part of Air Force Week California, an honorary commanders' tour was held June 7 at Travis Air Force Base. The event brought local civic leaders to the base to see first-hand how Airmen prepare for deployments. The visitors sat in on a deployment briefing, were issued Kevlar helmets and body armor

  • Air Force Week California concludes with air show

    Amid tumble dives and barrel rolls, vintage aircraft and modern fighters, the California Capital Air Show concluded Air Force Week here June 9 and 10. The event, which took place at Mather Airport, the site of former Mather Air Force Base, drew more than 50,000 people and offered a variety of

  • Karl Bolt selected by Phillies in 15th round of MLB draft

    Recently graduated Air Force first baseman/outfielder Karl Bolt was selected by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 15th round of the 2007 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft June 8. Bolt is the second Air Force Academy baseball player ever drafted in the 51-year history of the program. A four-year

  • Band of the Golden West rocks downtown Sacramento

    The Air Force Band of the Golden West's rock group, Mobility, performed for the downtown Sacramento community as part of Air Force Week during a June 7 performance at the Cesar Chavez Plaza here. The special lunch-hour performance was one of numerous events held in Sacramento as part of Air Force

  • Tops in Blue entertains at Air Force Week

    The Air Force's premiere entertainment group Tops in Blue sang and danced for the Sacramento community as part of Air Force Week during a June 5 performance at the Radisson Hotel here. The performance was one of several events the group will do throughout the local area as part of Air Force

  • 'FOX and Friends' to broadcast live June 8 from Wright-Patt

    The FOX News Network's "FOX and Friends" morning program will broadcast live from 7 to 9 a.m. Eastern time June 8 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base as the show makes its third Air Force stop on its Salute to the Troops Tour. Co-anchor Brian Kilmeade will be on location telecasting reports to his

  • 2006 Super Bowl champs visit Randolph

    Champions know about the importance of quality teamwork and the Super Bowl XLI champion Indianapolis Colts are no exception. To help improve their teamwork relationship with the Air Force, members of the Colts championship team visited Randolph Air Force Base June 1 to gain a better understanding

  • New Pentagon Channel show helps troops get 'Fit for Duty'

    Hosts of a new show coming to the Pentagon Channel want to make troops hurt, sweat and push them to their limits, but most of all the new show aims to ensure members of the U.S. military are "Fit for Duty." "Fitness is as much a part of the military as the uniform," said retired Master Sgt. Jim

  • Preparing for unexpected keeps vacation worry-free

    Many Airmen stationed overseas have family and friends travel thousands of miles to visit, but sometimes they forget to be ready for to the unexpected like a potential medical emergency. A quick check of a person's insurance and being prepared medically and financially can prevent a vacation turning

  • Wright Flight program takes youths to new heights

    Members of the 442nd Fighter Wing's Human Resources Development Council here are helping to motivate young people to do better in school with the Wright Flight program. Wright Flight is an aviation-themed youth mentoring program that uses manned flight's notable pioneers, such as Orville and Wilbur

  • DODDS students compete in math contest

    Military children in Japan competed May 23 at the 25th Annual Soroban Contest in Tokyo to show off their mathematical skills.When asked a tough mathematical problem, most people would pull out their calculators and start plugging away, but many Department of Defense Dependent School students in the

  • '101 Critical Days' kicks off Memorial Day

    With Hickam Air Force Base outdoor recreation members launching close to 500 boats annually, base Airmen playing in year-round intramural sports programs, and 360 degrees worth of diverse water activities, one might assume the vigilance required for a 101 Critical Days of Summer program that

  • Latest 'Today's Air Force' now available

    This week's edition of "Today's Air Force" highlights the warrior ethos and how Air Force leaders are giving Airmen a new sense of pride as warriors, starting at basic training. Also featured is a compelling story on how children of deployed parents cope by bonding together with other children

  • PT keeps Airmen fit to fight

    Airmen here are taking part in an age-old military tradition -- unit physical training. The Air Force Physical Training Program, known as the "Fit to Fight" program, helps keep Airmen in top shape and prepares them to fight the war on terrorism when deployed forward. "You see Airmen in the mountains

  • Baseball: Falcons conclude season with loss to UNLV

    Keith Smith's third home run of the game rallied UNLV to a 13-12 walk-off win over Air Force May 19 at Earl E. Wilson Stadium. The Falcons conclude the 2007 season with an 8-44 overall record and 0-23 mark in Mountain West Conference play. After rallying back with four runs in the eighth inning to

  • Lt. Dan Band salutes servicemembers overseas

    Everywhere he goes, actor Gary Sinise is recognized as Lieutenant Dan from the movie "Forrest Gump." It was this recognition that gave him the inspiration for his band name: The Lt. Dan Band; a tool that Mr. Sinise uses to support the men and women in the Armed Forces by playing overseas tours and

  • Major League Baseball team honors military service

    The Washington Nationals baseball team saluted the military during an evening pre-game program May 11 that featured fireworks, a group enlistment and servicemembers tossing ceremonial pitches. Military Appreciation Night activities held at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium here also included Deputy Defense

  • 'Week in Photos' features Airmen around the globe

    The "Week In Photos" Web feature provides visitors with photos highlighting Air Force missions around the world. Among this week's photos are: At Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, Senior Airman Andrew Caro and Staff Sgt. Dustin Maglinti take aim at a target during a training exercise. They are

  • Air Force plays part in entertainer's memorial

    More than 10,000 visitors flocked to the shores of Waikiki Beach May 5 to pay their respects to singer and Air Force veteran Don Ho.Mr. Ho, who passed away in April at the age of 76, flew cargo planes in the 1950s. After his Air Force career, Mr. Ho continued to support the military with concerts

  • Track and field: Falcons' Brian Walsh wins MWC decathlon

    U.S. Air Force Academy Senior Brian Walsh claimed his second conference multi-event championship, in as many years, as he won the decathlon at the Mountain West Conference Track and Field Championships May 10 in San Diego. With 7,321 points, Walsh became the Falcons' first decathlon champion of the

  • Fitness month focuses on health, social benefits

    May is National Sports and Fitness month, and there are positive health and social benefits to getting off the couch and over to the fitness center, a track, running trail, pool, court, park or other venue of your choice.In other words, just choose it!Jill Goff, fitness program manager at Yokota's

  • Air Force Honor Guard demonstrate team esprit

    The Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team is typically very critical of their drill performance, analyzing and reviewing every move checking for the tiniest flaws. During a national drill championship here, all eyes were on the team, seeking to learn and expecting only the best from the team. The drill

  • Airmen in UK celebrate Jamestown's 400th with British

    Airmen from Royal Air Force Lakenheath and RAF Mildenhall helped the town of Bury St. Edmunds May 8 celebrate the 400th anniversary of Jamestown, Va., the first permanent English settlement in America. Volunteers from both bases came out in numbers to showcase Air Force people and equipment. The RAF

  • Offutt volunteer represents Air Force for Spirit of Hope Award

    Air Force Personnel Center officials recently announced a member of the Air Force Weather Agency here as the Air Force nominee for the 2007 U.S. Armed Forces Spirit of Hope Award. Master Sgt. Lou Pell, NCO in charge of the Weather Agency's training branch, was selected as the Air Force

  • Balad chapel staff opens center in fallen pilot's honor

    Airmen seeking a quiet place to relax in a space away from a crowded dorm room now have another place to spend off-duty time within the H-6 housing area at Balad AB. Troy's Place, an Airmen Ministry Center sponsored by the Balad AB Chapel, opened May 4 and is in honor of a pilot who died supporting

  • Baseball: Falcons downed 4-2 at northern Colorado

    Despite racking up 15 hits, Air Force struggled to get runs up on the scoreboard, falling 4-2 to Northern Colorado May 5 at Jackson Field. The Falcons fall to 8-38 while the Bears improved to 12-28 prior their game with Utah Valley State.Five Falcons had two-or-more hits in the game. Karl Bolt and

  • Baseball: Falcons split games In Greeley

    Air Force split two baseball games may 4, defeating Utah Valley State, 9-5, and falling to Northern Colorado, 4-3, at Jackson Field. The split improves the Falcons to 8-36 on the season.In game one, Karl Bolt homered and drove in six runs to lead Air Force to the 9-5 win.Bolt broke-open a 5-5 tie

  • Track and Field: Falcons conclude regular season with twilight meet

    Three incursions into the Academy's all-time record book highlighted the afternoon, as the Air Force track and field team hosted the annual Ris Westen-Air Force Twilight Meet May 4 at the Academy. The Falcons claimed 15 event titles in their final competition of the regular season.The 4x100-meter

  • Deployed Airman helps others face the music

    Like a typical family, most Air Force members celebrate birthdays, promotions and other occasions with cake. But, when Lt. Col. Brian Reno gets involved with a celebration, he adds to the fun by belting out a fitting tune on his trumpet. "It's always fun to play, and it is very rewarding when others

  • Edwards team stars in 'Iron Man' superhero movie

    Edwards Air Force Base recently became a Hollywood set, as about 150 Airmen, about a dozen Marines and some of the Air Force's new aircraft shared the spotlight with Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard and Gwyneth Paltrow in filming Hollywood's next superhero blockbuster. Director Jon Favreau and his

  • Hawaii kicks off Military Appreciation Month

    "Ohana" or family is a concept that runs deep in Hawaii. Ohana includes not only one's personal family, but also their community. In Hawaii, ohana extends to the military.For the 22nd year in a row, Hawaii's business and government leaders came together to thank U.S. servicemembers during the

  • Spangdahlem Airmen take part in World Day of Peace

    Every year the oldest city in Germany hosts the World Day of Peace -- a festival dedicated to prayer and services focused on healing the rifts between cultures. Military members from Belgium, Luxembourg, France, the Netherlands and the United States attended a prayer service April 26 led by the

  • Tops In Blue put on a show for Airmen, Soldiers at Balad

    Sequins, tassels, gleaming brass and perfectly choreographed dance moves were on display as the 2007 Tops In Blue team unleashed the talent of the Air Force for Airmen and Soldiers April 28 at the Sustainer Theater here. Thirty-eight active-duty Airmen make up the singers, dancers, instrumentalists,

  • Lieutenant catches Griffey's 564th home-run ball

    A Shaw Air Force Base Airman caught Ken Griffey Jr.'s 564th home-run ball during a baseball game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Cincinnati Reds April 24 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Second Lt. Christopher Franks of the 20th Operations Support Squadron, and his friend, 2nd Lt. Mike McCants

  • 'Dumpster diving' raises awareness about recycling

    During a dumpster diving experiment here May 1, elementary students found that residents at the base don't make the grade when it comes to recycling their trash. Fifth grade students and teachers from Yokota Air Base's West Elementary School sifted and graded refuse. Collecting the empirical

  • School program helps children cope with deployments

    Life for military children can be hard, especially when the parents serving in the military have to deploy away from their children. However, Ramstein Air Base children who attend Ramstein high and elementary schools may find a friend when they are needed the most. To help military children here

  • Lacrosse: Falcons come up short against Denver, 11-9

    Despite holding a four-goal lead in the first half, the Air Force lacrosse team could not hold off a late Denver rally, falling to the Pioneers, 11-9, April 28 at Barton Lacrosse Stadium. The Falcons fall to 2-9 on the season, 1-4 in the Great Western Lacrosse League, while the Pioneers improve to

  • Baseball: BYU beats Air Force, 11-2

    Brigham Young University beat Air Force 11-2 in a Mountain West Conference baseball game April 28.  The loss drops the Falcons to 7-36, 0-17 and improves the Cougars to 25-16, 10-5. Air Force led 1-0 headed into the third inning, but BYU scored 11 unanswered runs over the next three innings. The

  • Baseball: Falcons downed 7-4 at BYU

    A five-run third inning propelled BYU (24-16,9-5) to a 7-4 win over Air Force (7-35, 0-16) April 27 at Larry H. Miller Field. Cougar starter Jake Wortham struck out 10 Falcons in seven innings to improve to 5-4 on the season. Wortham allowed three runs on seven hits. Falcon starter Alex Truesdale,

  • Azores' Alcohol Awareness Day puts partying in perspective

    As the last of the 21 gun shots faded, Taps sounded. A somber voice recited, "On behalf of the President of the United States, please accept this flag." Although the flag was draped over an empty coffin, the intent was to bring to life the fact that alcohol kills. Alcohol Awareness Day at Lajes

  • Air Force Marathon a premier running event

    If you think you have one good reason for not running the U.S. Air Force Marathon Sept. 15, here are five excellent reasons why you should. For starters, it's the only marathon in the world where runners receive inspiration and encouragement from the skies above, as Air Force aircraft fly overhead

  • Eielson mom dances to TV contest's final ten

    A spouse here has been selected as one of 10 finalists in ABC network's "Good Morning America Dancing with the Moms Challenge." Heather Kangas, wife of Staff Sgt. Matt Kangas, 354th Logistics Readiness Squadron, sent in an entry letter and photo and producers apparently liked what they saw. Her

  • Program gives children positive outlets for problems

    With April as Month of the Military Child, Aviano Air Base members are helping base youths by teaching children that hitting each other is not acceptable and helped give them a positive outlet to deal with their problems. Children at Aviano AB's elementary school learned about the dangers of using

  • Golf: Air Force finishes 17th at PING Golf Cougar Classic

    Turning in its best round on day two April 21, the Air Force golf team finished in 17th place at the PING Golf Cougar Classic, being held at the par-72, 7,001-yard Riverside Country Club. Host BYU captured the team championship with a three-round score of 832 (-32), led by medalist Daniel

  • Baseball: Air Force swept in doubleheader

    The Air Force baseball team (7-33, 0-14 MWC) was swept in a doubleheader by San Diego State (27-17, 11-4) April 22 at Tony Gwynn Stadium. The Falcons lost the first game, 4-1, and then dropped the second game 31-0. The Aztecs won a 4-1 pitchers' duel in game one, as both teams scored no more than

  • Baseball: Falcons lose doubleheader at San Diego State

    The Air Force baseball team (7-31, 0-12 MWC) was swept in a doubleheader against San Diego State (25-17, 9-4), April 21 at Tony Gwynn Stadium. The Falcons lost the first game 8-3, and dropped the second game by the score of 18-2.The first game was a continuation of a game that was called due to rain

  • Track and Field: Several cadets win at invitational

    Senior thrower Olivia Korte had a stellar day of competition at the Oregon Invitational on Saturday, April 21. As one of seven Air Force track and field athletes competing at the prestigious meet in Eugene, Ore., Korte won the discus throw while also picking up a fourth-place throw in the shot

  • Lacrosse: Falcons fall to Ohio State in home finale

    Playing in its last home game of the season, the Air Force lacrosse team was unable to get the victory, falling to Ohio State, 10-6, Friday afternoon at Cadet Lacrosse Stadium. The Falcons drop to 2-8 on the season, 1-3 in the Great Western Lacrosse League, while the Buckeyes improve to 7-4 overall,

  • Gymnastics: AF concludes season at USAG Championships

    Members of the Air Force women's gymnastics team concluded competition at the USA Gymnastics Collegiate Championships April 19 here. Competing in the all-around, senior Sashonna Iwaniec and sophomore Abigail Rogers fell just shy of advancing out of their respective sessions, as they each placed

  • Tops In Blue needs videographer, audio engineer

    The 2007 Tops In Blue troupe is almost ready to begin the new show season, but they lack two things: a videographer and an audio engineer."We are gearing up for our most technically challenging show yet," said Tom Edwards, the chief of Air Force Entertainment at Air Force Services Agency in San

  • Baseball: Air Force dominates Colorado Christian 13-0

    A ten run first inning propelled the Air Force baseball team to a 13-0 shutout victory over Colorado Christian at Falcon Field April 17. The win is Air Force's second-consecutive shutout win over a non-conference opponent as the Falcons improve to 7-29 on the season. The Falcons pounded out 13 hits

  • 66-year-old officer aces annual fitness test

    A 66-year-old Air Force officer got a perfect score on his annual military physical fitness test for the second year in a row. "During my recent annual fitness test, I ran a mile and a half in 10:15, did 45 push-ups in one minute and 45 sit-ups in one minute," said Lt. Col. (Dr.) Daniel Kulund,

  • Baseball: Air Force drops games to New Mexico

    The Air Force Falcon baseball team (6-29, 0-10) dropped a pair of games to New Mexico (18-21, 6-6) April 16 at Falcon Field. The Lobos took the second game of the series, 17-13, and swept the series with a 17-8 win in game three.The first game began in the 11th inning as the two teams wrapped up a

  • Advantages outweigh disadvantages for military children

    There are many sacrifices children have to make for the sake of their military parents. They move every time their parents do. They leave schools in the middle of a term and enter new schools, having to make new friends everywhere they go. Some might say the life of the military child can be hard,

  • Honor Guard Drill Team keeping sharp for Air Force

    The United States Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team recently returned from their latest 11-day tour around the U.S., that included visits to Atlanta; Hill Air Force Base, Utah; and Salt Lake City. During their visits, the team performed for NCAA Final Four events, including the opening ceremonies at

  • Baseball: Falcons fall in first of double-header

    The U.S. Air Force Academy baseball team lost the first game of its doubleheader 10-6 to New Mexico April 15 at Falcon Field here. The second game was called due to darkness with the game tied 12-12 after a wild 10 innings. The Falcons (6-27, 0-8) and Lobos (16-21, 5-6) will resume the second game

  • Boxing: Air Force claims pair of national titles

    Two members of the Air Force boxing team were crowned national champions as the Falcons wrapped up competition at the 2007 National Collegiate Boxing Association Championships April 14 in Reno, Nev. Senior Ian Tuznik defended his national title, while sophomore Jesse Horton claimed his first. The

  • Boxing: Cadets advance to NCBA Championship finals

    Sophomore Jesse Horton and senior Ian Tuznik of the Air Force boxing team picked up victories at the semifinal round of action at the National Collegiate Boxing Association Championships April 13 here. The duo will join senior Willie Lloyd, who had a bye in each of the first two rounds, as the

  • Gymnastics: Falcon tied for 11th at NCAA Championships

    Sophomore Jacob Schonig and junior Greg Stine of the Air Force men's gymnastics team concluded an amazing run at the NCAA Men's Collegiate Gymnastics Championships April 13 here. The meet featured the top six teams in the nation, as well as the top six all-arounders and event specialists not on a

  • Lacrosse: Falcons fall to 11th-ranked Notre Dame

    With limited scoring opportunities, the Air Force lacrosse team dropped a 16-4 contest to No. 11 Notre Dame Friday at Moose Krause Stadium here. The Falcons drop to 2-6 on the season, 1-1 in the Great Western Lacrosse League, while the Irish improve to 7-3, 2-0 in the league. The Irish led 1-0

  • Boxing: Air Force goes 1-3 in second session of quarterfinals

    Despite four strongly contested bouts, the Falcons went 1-3 during the second session of quarterfinal bouts at the National Collegiate Boxing Association Championships April 12 in Reno, Nev.U.S. Air Force Academy senior Joe Conrad was the lone member of the Air Force boxing team to register a

  • Airmen earn silver, bronze in wrestling championship

    Two Air Force members came away with medals April 7, after a double-elimination wrestling tournament held at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The U.S. Open National Wrestling Championship, held in Las Vegas for the 17th time, is where America's best wrestlers compete for the national title,

  • Misawa children get defensive learning kajukenbo

    Military children have lots of unique opportunities available to them simply because their military parents are required to move around, and one of those opportunities is a kajukenbo karate class offered on Misawa Air Base. Kajukenbo is a hybrid martial art that combines karate, judo, jujutsu, kenpo

  • Misawa Air Base youth learn Japanese culture basics

    When military members move overseas, they, as well as their children, get a chance to explore new cultures. That exploring can be through planned trips, classes offered locally and just by living in the country. At Misawa, children as young as three and four can take Japanese dance classes and

  • New center caters to Kadena youth

    The new Nakoyoshi Youth Complex opened up on Kadena Air Base for teens and offers a place for other base community youth services. The original teen center was used not only as a place for teens to hang out, but the younger school-age kids used it too, so base officials renovated the old Falcon Gym