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  • Airman exemplifies base's Japan Day

    An Airman here recently received a cultural experience few Japanese are even afforded the opportunity to enjoy. Airman 1st Class Song Lee entranced the crowd at the opening ceremony of Misawa Air Base's 20th Annual Japan Day wearing a Junihitoe (which means 12-layer robe), an elegant imperial

  • Golf: Falcons finish opening day

    At the end of the first two rounds of competition, the Air Force golf team sits in 21st place at the Wyoming Cowboy Classic, being held at the par-70, 7,133-yard Talking Stick North Course. UC Davis leads in the team standings with a 6-under-par 554, while UC Santa Barbara's Joe Ryon sits atop the

  • Hockey: Cadet named to All-American team

    A U.S. Air Force Academy cadet was named to the Lowe's Senior CLASS All-American first-team announced at the 2007 Frozen Four April 7 in St. Louis. Senior Billy Devoney is a four-year letterman who has missed just one game in his four-year career and was chosen as the team captain by his

  • Lacrosse: Falcons notch 16-9 win

    In its conference opener, the Air Force lacrosse team scored 11 unanswered goals to secure a 16-9 victory over Quinnipiac April 7. The Falcons move to 2-5 on the season with the win, 1-0 in the Great Western Lacrosse League, while the Bobcats fall to 3-5, 0-3 in the league. Quinnipiac controlled the

  • Baseball: Falcons fall to No. 28 TCU, 15-5

    Air Force lost a 15-5 Mountain West Conference baseball game to No. 28 TCU on a frigid April 6 afternoon. The temperature was a balmy 27 degrees at first pitch. The Falcons fell to 6-26, 0-7 and the Horned Frogs improved to 23-9, 7-1. Big innings continued to hurt AFA as TCU scored four runs in the

  • Academy parachute team sets world record

    The U.S. Air Force Academy's Wings of Blue Competition and Demonstration Parachute Team set another world record in a big way.The team set a collegiate world big-way record March 31 at Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field, Ariz., when 39 cadets linked in the air. The 39 cadets jumped from three

  • Teen center provides family members a voice

    The deafening roar of an electric guitar, the crash of drums and accompanying vocals signaled the beginning of the teen center's monthly Battle of the Bands contest at Kadena Air Base. Kadena AB teenagers took the stage in one of the newest programs here to give military children an outlet for their

  • Air Force plays part in Vegas Grand Prix

    Airmen are used to high speeds in the air, but Nellis Air Force Base Airmen will be supporting vehicles going 200 mph on the ground during the 2007 Vegas Grand Prix April 6 to 8 in Las Vegas. "When a high-speed race like the Vegas Grand Prix comes to Las Vegas, it only seems natural to have a few of

  • Yokota students show precision, dedication

    "Squad, halt!" The uniformed members in polished dress shoes marching in formation with shined-brown rifle stocks parading in a small gym come to a stomping halt. The nine young men and women stand at a position of attention. These young men and women aren't servicemembers -- they're high school

  • Kadena members may be in 'Jeopardy'

    The host of the "Jeopardy" television game show visited Kadena Air Base March 31 to meet the military members here and search for future contestants as part of a USO-sponsored tour of military bases in the Pacific region. "There are military members stationed all around the world and some of them

  • Hockey: Cadet chosen All-American by Inside College Hockey

    A U.S. Air Force Academy cadet was selected as a first-team All-American by Inside College becoming the first Falcon hockey player ever named to an All-American team. Junior Eric Ehn, a center from Dexter, Mich., finished the season second in the nation in scoring with 1.6 points per

  • Band makes impact on deployed members

    Approximately 200 U.S. servicemembers and coalition forces March 30 here were treated to the sounds of Max Impact -- an ensemble of the U.S. Air Force Band from Bolling Air Force Base from Washington, D.C. The traveling music group has been making its rounds in the deployed area of responsibility

  • 'Team Lean' Challenge promotes weight loss, camaraderie

    Hoping to promote wellness and weight loss through camaraderie and enjoyable activities, Air Force Materiel Command officials are introducing a command-wide competition that relies on concerted efforts of people together supporting and motivating one another. Team Lean Challenge, or TLC, kicks off

  • Air Force celebrates Month of the Military Child

    They never raised their right hands and pledged to defend their nation, but they still make sacrifices for their country. The contributions of military children will be celebrated across the Defense Department as April is designated as Month of the Military Child, and the spirit of the event will be

  • Air Force performs at Final Four

    The Air Force followed the roads to Atlanta in support of the National Collegiate Athletic Association' s Final Four weekend where the top four NCAA basketball teams competed for the championship March 31 and April 2. The NCAA featured the Air Force as part of its Final Four celebration to highlight

  • Boxing: Falcons win title, 10 qualify for nationals

    With five champions, the Air Force boxing team returned the National Collegiate Boxing Association Western Regional title to the academy for their 27th title in the last 28 years during at the regional meet held in Las Vegas. The Falcons won the seven-team regional meet with 64 points, while Nevada

  • Latest 'Today's Air Force' now available

    This week's "Today's Air Force" focuses on Airmen in Afghanistan fighting alongside Soldiers, Sailors and Marines combining unique capabilities to the joint fight; how Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st century seeks to decrease waste in daily operations; and the passing of one of the famed

  • Baseball: Falcons split doubleheader with Hawaii at Hilo

    Air Force (6-24) split a doubleheader with Hawaii at Hilo (8-24) March 31 at Francis K. Wong Stadium. Hilo took game one, 3-2, and then the Falcons won the second game, 7-0. Hilo took game one as the Falcons were held to three hits in the seven inning game, while UHH had eight. Vulcan starter Joe

  • Baseball: AF drops 6-3 contest to Hawaii at Hilo

    Air Force failed to hold a lead for the third game in a row, as Hawaii at Hilo rallied with a 6-3 win March 30 at Francis K. Wong Stadium here. The loss drops the Falcons to 5-23 on the season while the Vulcans improved to 8-23. The Falcons led 3-2 in the ballgame when Hilo rallied with three runs

  • Gymnastics: Air Force takes fourth at MPSF meet

    With six top-10 finishes, the Air Force women's gymnastics team picked up a fourth-place finish at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships here March 30. Senior Christine Powers led the Falcons with a pair of top-10 marks, including a fourth-place score on the balance beam. As a team,

  • Boxing: Cadet wins regional bout

    Sophomore Nicholas Goc picked up a victory by decision as the Air Force boxing team opened competition at the National Collegiate Boxing Association Western Regional Championships March 29 at Las Vegas.Due to the draw, Goc was the Falcons' lone competitor in the first round of competition. Competing

  • Yokota teachers improving reading programs

    Yokota AB's West Elementary school is improving education for military children by instituting a new workshop to improve reading. The new reading workshop was created by five first grade teachers at the school hoping to improve reading writing and comprehension skills for first grade students. "We

  • Baseball: Air Force falls to Hawaii at Hilo 9-3

    After scoring two runs in the first inning, the bats fell silent for Air Force, as the Falcons dropped a 9-3 non-conference baseball contest at Hawaii at Hilo March 27 at Francis K. Wong Stadium here. The loss drops the Falcons to 5-21 on the season while the Vulcans improve to 6-23. Hilo's pitching

  • Falcons lose heartbreaker to Clemson in NIT semifinals

    With 1.2 seconds remaining and Air Force down by one point, a hush went over the crowd March 27 at Madison Square Garden as Clemson tried frantically to inbound the ball to end the game. After Clemson forward K.C. Rivers moved rapidly along the baseline, he finally found forward David Potter who

  • Golf: AF finishes 13th at CU-Stevinson Ranch Invitational

    Firing a three-round score of 939, the Air Force golf team finished in 13th place at the University of Colorado Stevinson Ranch Invitational March 27 at the par-72, 7,206-yard Stevinson Ranch Golf Club. Wichita State captured the team title with a score of 881 (+19), while Illinois State's Matt

  • Air Force chef to appear on 'Emeril Live'

    What do an award-winning chef, southern cuisine with a modern flair and a top-notch NCO all have in common? They are some of the ingredients that make up Tech. Sgt. Wesley Williams, who on April 6 will be on the set of 'Emeril Live.'Sergeant Williams entered and won a contest initiated by Emeril's

  • Latest 'Today's Air Force' now available

    This week's "Today's Air Force" includes features focusing on retention, the first Air Force Week of 2007 and what products are used for AF Strategic Communications.The long-format, weekly news show tells Air Force stories in more depth. The program is made up of three segments and each runs

  • Academy Falcons: It's up to you, New York

    The U.S. Air Force Academy men's basketball team arrived on the East Coast March 23 to compete in the Mastercard National Invitation Tournament semifinals here.After spending March 24 touring West Point and meeting with their Army counterparts, the cadets traveled to New York City to meet

  • Gymnastics: Air Force falls to No. 14 Denver in home finale

    The Air Force women's gymnastics team closed out the 2007 regular season posting its best overall score of the year. The Falcons set or matched season-best event scores on two events en route to the best overall total of the campaign. However, Air Force's 187.250 wasn't enough to overcome Denver,

  • Air Force Week ends with show of force

    Air Force Week ended here March 25 when the second day of  "The Show of Force '07 - From Heritage to Horizons Air Show" culminated. Aerial demonstrations consisted of more than 17 performers each day of the two-day event, but before they got off the ground, Brig. Gen. Noel "Tom" Jones, commander of

  • Hockey: Gophers ground Falcons' season in 3rd period rally

    For 56 minutes and 24 seconds David outplayed Goliath. But, it took Goliath, a.k.a., No. 2-ranked and top West Region seed Minnesota, only the remaining time to regroup and repel the 2007 NCAA Hockey Tournament's David, Air Force. The Golden Gophers, (31-9-3) appearing in their NCAA-record 31st

  • Airman competes for Miss USA crown

    She has been anticipating this moment since being crowned Miss Arkansas USA in October and it is finally here. Second Lt. Kelly George, a resident of Sherwood, Ark., and the deputy chief of public affairs for the 314th Airlift Wing at Little Rock Air Force Base, vies for the title of Miss USA March

  • Baseball: Air Force drops 21-10 slugfest to San Diego State

    The big innings continue to haunt the Air Force baseball team (5-20, 0-5) as San Diego State (17-11, 2-0) utilized two big innings to down the Falcons, 21-10, in a marathon Mountain West Conference game that lasted three hours and fifty minutes at Falcon Field March 23. San Diego State had 21 hits

  • Weather forecaster brings morning show to Luke AFB

    Airmen here played host to an early morning show March 22, giving Arizona citizens a look at what the Air Force has to offer, from the comfort of their homes.The live television remote featured Brad Perry, from Channel 3 KTVK. The weather forecaster brought his show to the base so he could telling

  • PACAF band entertains at Indian Air Force jubilee

    For the Indian Air Force's 75th anniversary, the Pacific Air Forces rock group "Pacific Trends" joined military bands from India, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Thailand to perform at the Indian Air Force Platinum Jubilee Tattoo here March 17. This was one of the final performances of Pacific Trends in

  • Air Force program delivers a touch of home

    Representatives from Armed Forces Entertainment flocked to Austin for the 2007 South by Southwest, or SXSW, music and film festival. Their mission was to recruit new talent for their tours that travel around the globe. The groups are not paid to participate, but all of their expenses are covered and

  • Academy rugby player returns to field as a coach

    When Air Force Academy Cadet Marc Ward took to the rugby field against the University of California at Berkeley in May 2003, the freshman had no idea it might be his last time to play. With about 18 minutes left in the first half of the game, Cadet Ward made a crushing hit on his opponent midway

  • Basketball: Falcons edge DePaul, 52-51

    The Air Force Falcons' Jacob Burtschi scored 13 points, including the winning basket with 7.7 seconds left to send Air Force to the NIT semifinals with a 52-51 win over DePaul March 21. For the complete story, visit the academy sports Web site at appearance of

  • Track & Field: Korte named MWC athlete of the week

    Air Force senior thrower Olivia Korte is the Mountain West Conference Women's Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week, the league office announced March 21.  It is the second such honor for Korte, who joins New Mexico's Anthony Fairbanks, who earned the men's weekly honor. Korte is the top

  • Wrestling: Crozier, Devlin named to WWC all-conference team

    The Western Wrestling Conference announced March 21 its inaugural All-Conference teams for the 2006-07 season. U.S. Air Force Academy cadets selected to the conference's third-team with their finish at the 2007 NCAA West Regional March 3 were Stephen Crozier, a sophomore from Monona, Iowa, and Jacob

  • Air Force Week displays highlight airpower

    Air Force displays lined the street.  Spectators toured and asked questions, discovering what the Air Force brings to the fight and the amazing things their Air Force is doing around the globe. One Air Force Week event took place outside the Arizona Science Center in Heritage Square in downtown

  • Air Force Week kicks off in Phoenix

    Several bus loads of Airmen from nearby Luke Air Force Base joined Arizona state officials and Air Force senior leaders at the state's capitol March 19 to kick off this year's first Air Force Week. Air Force Week is designed to increase public awareness of the Air Force's mission, capabilities and

  • Country artist Robison eager to entertain in Iraq, Kuwait

    The air crackles with anticipation, as he makes his first move.G,C,C,G,C,C,D,G. The letters are the opening chords of country music artist Charlie Robison's song, "My Hometown," one of the songs he will perform during an Armed Forces Entertainment tour March 18 to 27 to Kuwait and Iraq. He feels the

  • Falcon forwards march over Georgia in NIT

    Jacob Burtschi and Dan Nwaelele are determined to graduate as winners. The Air Force senior forwards combined for 40 points and 16 rebounds to power the Falcons to an 83-52 rout of visiting Georgia in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament, in front of a near-capacity crowd of 5,698

  • Skeletal remains discovered during dig at Mildenhall

    As the archeological team from Suffolk County Council was in the middle of a routine dig in the RAF Mildenhall officers' housing area in Beck Row March 12, they knew they'd stumbled across an interesting find when a shovel hit something solid. That  "something solid" turned out to be the skull of a

  • 'Week in Photos' highlights Airmen around the world

    The "Week In Photos" Web featured on Air Force Link provides visitors photos that feature the Air Force's missions.Staff Sgt. Irene Noriega assigned to the 62nd Airlift Wing at McChord Air Force Base, Wash., pedals 'til it burns as she participates in a cardiovascular workout spin class March 9 at

  • Baseball: Air Force gets two little, too late

    Air Force lost 7-2 to  No. 28 TCU Sunday in Mountain West Conference baseball action at Lupton Stadium. The loss drops the Falcons to 5-18, 0-3 and the Horned Frogs improve to 15-6, 3-0. TCU scored the first seven runs in the game and coasted to the 7-2 win. Frogs' starter Chris Johnson, 3-2, picked

  • Gymnastics: Rogers wins floor exercise

    Sophomore Abigail Rogers won the floor exercise with a career-best score of 9.750, as the Air Force women's gymnastics team dropped a 191.600-185.600 decision to visiting Cal-Berkeley March 18. Rogers' winning mark matched her personal-high score, which she first set at Ohio State. While Rogers was

  • Hockey: Falcons advance to NCAA tournament

    Andrew Ramsey and Josh Frider each scored two goals as Air Force beat Army, 6-1, in the championship game of the Atlantic Hockey Association Tournament, Saturday, March 17, at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, N.Y. With the win, Air Force clinches its first ever conference tournament championship

  • Baseball: Falcons fall to TCU, 10-2

    No. 28 TCU broke open a 1-1 tie with six unanswered runs to defeat Air Force 10-2 in a Mountain West Conference baseball game March 17 at Lupton Stadium. The Falcons fall to 5-17, 0-2 while the Horned Frogs improve to 14-6, 2-0. After Air Force tied the game 1-1 in the top of the fourth, TCU

  • Lacrosse: Air Force falls to No. 11 Bucknell

    Giving up a 5-0 lead in the opening half, the Air Force lacrosse team was unable to get past 11th-ranked Bucknell, dropping the 8-3 contest March 17 afternoon at Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium. The Falcons fall to 1-4 on the season with the loss, while the Bison improve to 6-1 overall. Shutting

  • Baseball: Falcons drop 6-0 contest to TCU

    Jake Arrieta and Taylor Cragin of TCU combined to hold Air Force to four base hits in a 6-0 loss for the Falcons March 16 in both teams' Mountain West Conference baseball opener at Lupton Stadium. The loss drops AFA to 5-16 on the season and improves the Horned Frogs to 13-6. Arrieta (4-2) pitched

  • It's never too late to get 'fit to fight'

    Peek into the H-6 fitness center any time of the day or night, chances are someone is huffing, puffing and sweating their way to being 'fit to fight.' Air Expeditionary Force 5-6 is well underway, but it's not too late to start working on those push ups, crunches and 1.5-mile run. "The current Air

  • Hockey: Academy Cadet a finalist for Hobey Baker Award

    Air Force junior Eric Ehn has been selected as a finalist for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award, college hockey's most prestigious individual honor. A center from Dexter, Mich., Ehn has led the nation in scoring 14 of the last 17 weeks. He currently leads the nation with 1.68 points per game with 62

  • Hockey: Two Falcons earn awards

    Air Force junior Eric Ehn and senior Andrew Ramsey were honored at the Atlantic Hockey Association banquet March 15, at the RIT Inn and Conference Center in Rochester, N.Y. Ehn was named the league's player of the year and earned first-team all-conference honors. Ramsey was a second-team all-AHA

  • Air Force Services launches arts and crafts Web site

    U. S. Air Force Services now has an official Web site for its arts and crafts program. The Web site,, is a resource for arts and crafts customers to find information on local base centers as well as tips for creative projects and auto hobby. "[We are] proud to introduce a

  • Falcons fly high in NIT debut

    The Air Force Academy Falcons didn't let the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament snub on March 11 sidetrack them in their National Invitation Tournament debut three days later. In a statistical rarity, all five Air Force starters -- Matt McCraw, Tim Anderson, Jacob Burtschi, Dan Nwaelele and Nick Welch

  • Golf: Air Force finishes in tie for 13th

    Shooting a 304 in the final round, the Air Force golf team finished tied for 13th place at the USF Triumph, being held at the par-71, 7,077-yard Pauma Valley Country Club. St. Mary's, led by individual medalist Mike McRae, took the team championship, finishing at 853 (+1). The Falcons tallied a

  • Golf: Air Force concludes opening day

    Following the completion of two rounds, the Air Force golf team is tied for 13th place at the USF Triumph, being held at the par-71, 7,077-yard Pauma Valley Country Club. St. Mary's sits atop the team leaderboard at 573, while Wisconsin's Pat Duffy and Loyola Marymount's Jason D'Amore are tied for

  • Hockey: Cadet named Atlantic defensive player of week

    A U.S. Air Force Academy goaltender was named the Atlantic Hockey Association Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the AHA quarterfinal victory over Holy Cross March 10. Ben Worker, from Thief River Falls, Minn., recorded his third shutout in the last 12 games in the academy's 3-0 win

  • Hockey: Air Force blanks Holy Cross, 3-0

    Ben Worker stopped all 17 shots he faced as Air Force blanked Holy Cross, 3-0, in the Atlantic Hockey Association quarterfinal game at the Air Force Academy's Cadet Ice Arena, Saturday, March 10. With the win, Air Force advances to the AHA Final Four in Rochester, N.Y., March 16-17 at the Blue Cross

  • Basketball: Falcons No. 1 seed in NIT West Region

    Air Force hosts the Austin Peay Governors in the first round of the 2007 Mastercard National Invitation Tournament March 14 at 9 p.m. (MT) here at Clune Arena. The game will be televised nationally by ESPN2.The Falcons are the No. 1 seed in the West Region of the 32-team tournament. Air Force

  • Gymnastics: Men's team improves season-best score

    Highlighted by a pair of first-place finishes from junior Greg Stine of Houston, the No. 16 Air Force men's gymnastics team improved its season-best score for the second straight meet. The Falcons tallied a combined score of 196.500 to finish second to No. 14 Illinois-Chicago here March 11.

  • Lacrosse: Falcons fall to Yale at First 4

    Unable to answer a 6-0 run by the Bulldogs, the Air Force lacrosse team dropped a 12-9 decision to No. 18 Yale March 10 in the opening game of the First 4, held at Torero Stadium on the campus of the University of San Diego. The Falcons drop to 1-3 on the season, while the Bulldogs remain undefeated

  • Gymnastics: Men set season-best team score

    Backed by top three finishes from junior Greg Stine of Houston and sophomore Josiah Loeser of Alvin, Texas, the No. 16 Air Force men's gymnastics team set a new season-best team score of 194.850 in a dual meet with No. 14 Illinois-Chicago March 9. UIC won the meet with a score of 203.100, but the

  • Baseball: Wright State downs Air Force, 13-3

    Wright State pounded out 14 hits to down Air Force 13-3 in a non-conference baseball game March 9 at Falcon Field. The loss drops the Falcons to 5-12 and improves the Raiders to 3-4. Ross Oeder and Gerald Ogrinc led the way for Wright State as both went 3-for-5. Oeder scored two runs and doubled

  • Airmen Against Drunk Driving program saving lives

    Airmen Against Drunk Driving program, or AADD, and programs similar to it are potentially saving military members' lives. Every Friday and Saturday night, Airmen volunteer their time here to ensure other Airmen who have been drinking make it home from bars, restaurants, and parties safe. Since

  • Air Force falls to Wyoming in MWC tournament

    The third time was a charm for the Wyoming Cowboys, as they made up for two regular-season losses to Air Force by beating them March 8 in the Mountain West Conference tournament 67-62. The loss dropped the Falcons all-time MWC tournament record to 0-8 and puts their NCAA tournament prospects in

  • Gymnastics: Cadet named gymnast of the week

    Weekly honors continue to accumulate for Air Force junior Greg Stine, who was named the Collegiate Division Gymnast of the Week by the Collegiate Gymnastics Association March 7. This award, which is voted on by the men's gymnastics coaches, comes just one day after he was named the Mountain Pacific

  • Academy cadet has hoop dreams

    When Cadet 1st Class Matt McCraw was growing up, he had dreams of playing basketball during March Madness as part of an NCAA team."Every kid really grows up wanting to play in March Madness and the NCAA tournament and also go on to the NBA," Cadet McCraw said. "But it's definitely a great feeling

  • Basketball: Air Force knocks off Colorado State

    Hitting the game-winning layup with 0.7 seconds left on the clock, junior Alecia Steele helped lead the Air Force women's basketball team to a 47-46 victory over Colorado State in the first game of the Mountain West Conference Championships, March 6 at the Thomas & Mack Center. With the win, the

  • Track & Field: Walsh selected to NCAA championships

    Senior Brian Walsh was selected to participate in the heptathlon at the 2007 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships, the NCAA selection committee announced March 5. This will be the second straight season that Walsh advanced to the national meet. Walsh set a NCAA provisional qualifying score

  • Academy boxing coach teaches valuable lessons

    A plaque on the wall in the boxing gym reads, "Tough times don't last, tough people do." It's a quote that lends itself to the person who spoke those words. Ed Weichers Jr. became the U.S. Air Force Academy's boxing coach more than 30 years ago. As a testament to his success, the gym displays

  • 5-Star program recognizes Services' best

    Eighty-seven fitness, library, outdoor recreation and golf programs were distinguished as Five Star for 2006 by Air Force Services Agency officials here, recognizing their high quality and trust.The Five Star programs provide annual recognition, acknowledging those bases that have reached the

  • Lacrosse: Air Force falls to UMBC 13-7

    In the first game of the Pioneer Face-off Classic here, the Air Force lacrosse team fell to 20th-ranked University of Maryland at Baltimore County 13-7. With the loss, the Falcons fall to 1-1 on the season, while UMBC improves to 2-0 on the year. The Retrievers rolled out to a 4-0 lead before senior

  • Baseball: Utah Valley State downs Air Force 7-3

    Air Force dropped a 7-3 baseball game to Utah Valley State at the SPORT Banana Belt Tournament March 3 at Harris Field here. The loss drops the Falcons to 4-11 on the season. A four-run fourth inning was the difference as UTVS improved to 3-8 on the season. A Wolverines starter pitched a complete

  • Eielson Airmen help keep mushers, dogs in race

    Interior Alaska's formidable winter chill couldn't deter the Icemen team from volunteering to help support the local community during Yukon Quest, the 1,000-mile international dog sled race. More than 160 Airmen braved temperatures -- at times dipping below negative 40 degrees -- to help man the

  • Baseball: Air Force loses pitchers battle to Gonzaga

    Despite Alex Truesdale taking a no-hitter into the fifth inning, Air Force baseball struggled again with its hitting, falling 3-1 to Gonzaga March 1 at the S.P.O.R.T. Banana Belt Tournament at Harris Field. Air Force (4-8) was held to just four hits in the ballgame and sent just three batters to the

  • Academy boxer helps battle for life

    The boxer keeps his hands up as his feet dance around a heavy bag. He jabs and strikes the bag with his gloved fists, but when this boxer steps into the ring with an opponent, it isn't the only battle he's fighting. Cadet 1st Class Colin LaFavor is a member of the U.S. Air Force Academy's boxing

  • Basketball: Women's team drops final regular season game

    Shooting just 28 percent from the field, the Air Force women's basketball team fell to Wyoming, 64-35, Feb. 28 at Arena Auditorium. The Falcons finish the regular season at 5-22 overall, 1-15 in the Mountain West Conference, while the Cowgirls improve to 17-10, 10-4 in the MWC. Wyoming grabbed the

  • Basketball: Air Force drops season finale to BYU, 62-58

    In their final game of the regular season, the U.S. Air Force Academy Falcons failed to capitalize down the stretch, losing 62-58 to Brigham Young University Cougars here Feb. 27 at Clune Arena.For the complete story, visit the academy sports Web site at (The appearance of

  • Hockey: Ehn named conference offensive player of week

    Air Force junior center Eric Ehn was named the Atlantic Hockey Association Offensive Player of the Week as he helped lead the Falcons to a two-game sweep of AIC in Springfield, Mass., Feb. 23-24. Ehn, the nation's leading scorer with 60 points in 36 games, broke the AHA record for points in a season

  • Cross Country: USAFA team earns All-Academic honors

    The Air Force men's and women's cross country teams earned NCAA Division I All-Academic honors, the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association recently announced from the national offices here. The men, who previously earned the recognition during the 1995-97 seasons, were one of 86

  • Lacrosse: Air Force takes 11-7 season-opening win

    Backed by five goals from senior Conrad Lochocki, of Chalfont, Pa., the Air Force lacrosse team opened the 2007 campaign with an 11-7 victory over Siena Feb. 25 at the Cadet Lacrosse Stadium. Siena scored the only goal of the first period, but the Falcons came alive in the second, tallying five

  • Basketball: TCU tops Falcons 71-66

    The nationally ranked No. 14 Air Force Falcons fell to TCU, 71-66, on the road Feb. 24, ending TCU's 11-game losing streak. For the complete story, visit the academy sports Web site at (The appearance of hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Air Force or

  • Baseball: Air Force falls to Akron

    Defensive miscues and stagnant hitting led to Air Force dropping a 6-1 baseball contest to Akron (2-1) Feb. 25 at the 2007 Service Academies Spring Classic at USA Stadium. The Falcons went 0-3 at the tournament and fall to 4-7 on the season. The loss spoiled another stellar pitching effort, this

  • Baseball: Air Force drops second game to Navy

    Air Force's (4-6) late rally came up just short, as Navy (8-1) held the Falcons off for a 7-5 win Feb. 23 at Nat Buring Stadium. The win gave the Midshipmen a double-site doubleheader sweep over the Falcons as Navy took game one earlier in the day, 7-1, at USA Stadium in Millington, Tenn. The

  • Baseball: Air Force falls to Navy

    Behind the strong pitching of junior right-hander Mitch Harris, Navy coasted to a 7-1 win over Air Force Feb. 23 at the 2007 Service Academies Spring Baseball Classic at USA Stadium. Navy broke open a 1-1 tie ballgame with three runs in the fifth and two more in the seventh to pull away. Harris

  • Swimming and diving: Seniors defend titles

    Air Force seniors Chris Knaute and Paul Parmenter successfully defended their titles in the 500-yard freestyle and 200 individual medley events at the 2007 Mountain West Conference Swimming and Diving Championships Feb. 22 at the Oklahoma City Community College Pool. The Falcon men's team sits in

  • Track and field: Air Force opens competition

    The U.S. Air Force Academy track and field team opened competition at the Mountain West Conference Championships here Feb. 21. Backed by a pair of runner-up finishes in the four heptathlon events that were contested, senior Brian Walsh is currently in third place with 3,029 points. Walsh, the

  • Basketball: Women's team falls to Utah, 60-52

    In the final home game for its four seniors, the Air Force women's basketball team was unable to get past visiting Utah, falling 60-52 Feb. 22 in Clune Arena here. The Falcons drop to 5-20 overall and 1-13 in the Mountain West Conference, while the Utes improve to 17-10, 10-4 in the MWC. It was an

  • Swimming and diving: Falcons break 800 free relay record

    The Air Force men's s swimming and diving team sits in third place after the first day of competition Feb. 21 at the 2007 Mountain West Conference Swimming and Diving Championships. The Falcon women's team is in eighth place. The Brigham Young University men's and women's swimming and diving teams

  • Boxing: Air Force boxing finalizes wing open roster

    The final pairings of the 2007 Wing Open Championships have been decided, thanks to 14 action-packed bouts of Air Force boxing semifinal action on Feb. 21 in the Upper Boxing Room of the Cadet Gym. With a trip to Clune Arena and the Wing Open finals on the line, everyone brought their "A" game to

  • Lakenheath Airmen learn to cook healthier

    Members of the RAF Lakenheath Health and Wellness Center spice up their Body Composition Improvement Program by providing a healthy cooking class here. Staff Sgt. Natalie Gatewood, a nutrition counselor here, noticed there was something lacking to the required sessions Airmen were required to

  • Basketball: No. 14 Falcons fall to UNLV, 60-50

    The nationally ranked No. 14 Air Force Falcons fell to the UNLV Rebels, 60-50, on the road Feb. 20, breaking the Falcons' three-game winning streak.For the complete story, visit the academy sports Web site at (The appearance of hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by

  • General swears in new Airmen at Daytona 500 race

    Airmen, start your engines! Thirty six delayed-entry-program recruits were sworn into the Air Force Feb. 18 by Gen. Ronald Keys, Air Combat Command commander, before the NASCAR Daytona 500 race. The event took place outside the track at the Air Force recruiting booth, which featured large scale

  • Baseball: Air Force sweeps Kansas Wesleyan in doubleheader

    Timely hitting and strong pitching for the second-straight day carried Air Force to a doubleheader sweep of Kansas Wesleyan (1-6) Feb. 19 at Falcon Field. The Falcons took game one 8-2 and game two 5-4 and improved to 4-4 on the season. The three-game series sweep was the Falcons' first since 2003,

  • Hockey: Two Falcons earn Player of Week honors

    Two Air Force hockey players earned conference player of the week awards from the Atlantic Hockey Association. Senior left wing Andrew Ramsey was the league's offensive player of the week. Ramsey had a hand in six of AFA's seven goals in the two-game series vs. Canisius, Feb. 16-17. He had one goal