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  • Bataan Death March Memorial marks 70th anniversary of deadly march

    Frank Hewlett once wrote: We're the battling bastards of Bataan;No mama, no papa, no Uncle Sam.No aunts, no uncles, no cousins, no nieces,No pills, no planes, no artillery pieces.And nobody gives a damn.Nobody gives a damn.This poem has been spoken year after year to those in attendance at the

  • Falcons fall to Eagles in another tournament heartbreaker

    "I feel like Bill Murray in 'Groundhog Day': Here we are again."Those were the words of a frustrated Coach Frank Serratore, whose Air Force Academy Falcons came up short in another close game against another top-ranked hockey team in the first round of the NCAA Hockey Tournament, losing to the

  • AFGSC officials kick off Never Quit rowing challenge April 5

    Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen will learn how much pull it takes to get to the Olympics when the month-long Never Quit rowing challenge begins here April 5. The American300 rowing challenge, part of a command-wide initiative to strengthen and encourage Airmen, will begin with Lt. Gen. Jim

  • Loadmaster soars on American Idol

    For one aspiring singer at Westover, 15 minutes of fame stretched out over weeks as a contestant on American Idol.The television show broadcast to millions gave Tech. Sgt. Blaire Sieber an opportunity to stand in front of the world and live out her dream."It's really hard to describe the

  • AF marathon registration deadline approaching

    If you're planning on running in the Air Force Marathon this September, time is running out to register. Not only does the price increase on April 2, there is a good chance the event will also be sold out by then."We traditionally experience a huge surge in registrations prior to a price increase,"

  • Armed forces receive free NCAA March Madness Live special access

    Military members wishing to root on their favorite college basketball team as they compete in the upcoming NCAA basketball championship tournament now have free online access to do so. Using their .mil email address, military members can register with the NCAA.com website to receive free online

  • Air Force Museum offers virtual tour

    The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Virtual Tour is now fully embedded with audio and video hotspots, and touch-screen devices, offering online visitors the opportunity to experience the entire museum.Located at www.nmusafvirtualtour.com, the final two areas to be embedded -- the Cold War

  • Services officials announce teen summer camps

    Air Force Services Agency officials recently announced the call for three Air Force teen summer camps for 2012.The annual camps are designed to help Air Force youth build leadership skills and aspire to careers in space or aviation. The Teen Aviation Camp is scheduled for June 2-7 at the Air Force

  • Marathon early registration brings chance to win prize package

    Anyone registering for the Air Force Marathon before March 17, 2012, will be automatically entered to win an All-Access Prize Package. "This is our third year for this contest, and we've had to move it from July to April and now March because the races keep filling up so fast," said Molly Louden,

  • Air Force boxers take 3 medals at Armed Forces Championships

    No more motivation is needed for Air Force boxing heavyweight Kent Brinson when it comes to preparing for the upcoming 2012 USA National Boxing Championships Feb. 27 through March 3 in his backyard of Fort Carson, Colo.Brinson, a senior airman stationed at Fort Carson, won the gold medal in his

  • Airman earns 'Miss Rodeo USA' title

    Staff Sgt. Trisha Smeenk, 114th Public Affairs, was selected as Miss Rodeo USA for 2012 in Oklahoma City, Okla. Jan. 15, 2012. She received the crown in conjunction with the International Finals Rodeo held there.Sgt. Smeenk is the first South Dakotan, and first National Guard airman, to receive the

  • Air Force club members win 'super' trip

    Four Air Force club members won a four-day trip to attend Super Bowl XLVI on Feb. 5 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.Winners were drawn from nearly 12,000 entries received from Air Force Clubs worldwide during the first 16 weeks of the annual Air Force Services Agency Football Frenzy promotion.

  • Air Force spouse featured on 'Wheel of Fortune'

    The spouse of an NCO stationed here made her national television debut as a "Wheel of Fortune" contestant Feb. 6. Rebecca Sander, wife of Tech. Sgt Jeffery Sander, was on the show as part of its "Military Spouse Week."After seeing an advertisement on Facebook for military spouse auditions for the

  • Airmen win honors at worldwide talent search

    Air Force entertainment officials selected the top 12 entertainers from 90 Airmen who participated in the annual Air Force Worldwide Talent Search here Jan. 9-16.Besides being the best of the best in their respective categories, the competition allows Airmen to compete for spots on the Tops in Blue

  • Pro Bowlers sign autographs for service members after practice

    After each Pro Bowl practice session at Earhart Field, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Jan. 26, the players spent time with the servicemembers and their families by signing jerseys, helmets, footballs, towels and even surf boards.View the slideshow here.

  • AF top boxers vie to compete at Armed Forces championships

    The goals are still the same for Air Force boxing coach Steven Franco during the Air Force Boxing Camp at the Chaparral Fitness Center: Defeat the other military branches to win medals."Like I tell these guys from day one, I don't care if I take one guy or all 10 guys from different weight classes,

  • Fitness NCO brings smiles to deployed Airmen

    This NCO is always there. If you're feeling down, she will comfort you. If you're eating by yourself, she will sit by you, and, if you're looking to improve your fitness, she'll whip your body into shape. She is ... the ultimate wingman.Meet Staff Sgt. Sokum Ouk, a 332nd Expeditionary Force Support

  • High-altitude fitness test rules reinstated

    Airmen undergoing their fitness tests at high-altitude bases can breathe easier during fitness testing thanks to the efforts of Air Force Academy leaders and the Human Performance Laboratory.Changes to the Air Force Fitness testing program in 2010 didn't include an altitude adjustment, as the

  • Physical fitness motivates, bonds Afghan and American women

    Over the last few years, physical fitness has become a focal point for Airmen readiness across the U.S. Air Force. Here, at the Afghan air force compound, nine female AAF members and one American advisor are also making it a point of emphasis in their military training and daily lives.What began as