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  • Airman wins big on 'The Price Is Right'

    "Come on down!"This simple request ended with a big pay-off in a showcase showdown for a Vandenberg Fire Department member and his family.Tech. Sgt. Armando Galaviz II, the VFD North battalion chief, attended a showing of "The Price is Right" in August and won the grand prize worth more than

  • Air Force Marathon registration to open with one-day-only special price

    Registration for the Air Force Marathon will open Jan. 1, 2012, at midnight with a special one day-only price.For Jan. 1 only, the full marathon is $75; half marathon is $60; 10K is $35; and the 5K is $20. "We've offered special pricing on January 1st for the last few years, and it has helped get

  • American300 Warrior Tour brings 'never quit' message to 24th Air Force, JBSA

    No one complained about the rain during 24th Air Force's war fit physical training here Dec. 19. Complaining was not an option when two amputees from American300 Warrior Tours led the way.Chad Crittenden, a CBS' Survivor contestant, and Mike Schultz, an ESPN's X Games adaptive gold medalist, didn't

  • Toledo edges Air Force in 42-41 shootout

    A failed two-point conversion gave the Toledo Rockets a 42-41 win over Air Force in the Military Bowl Dec. 28.The game was an expected offensive shootout featuring two teams that scored a combined 920 points this season. The two teams gave just that to a national television audience, with 35 points

  • Dietary supplements removed from Exchanges due to health concerns

    The Department of Defense has implemented a temporary moratorium on the sales of products containing DMAA within military facilities. The moratorium will remain in effect pending further review of relevant scientific evidence and reported events, officials said.Recent reports show that two Soldier

  • Cadets visit wounded warriors

    Sitting at tables, working with physical therapists, lifting weights, the wounded warriors worked out. Some were alone, while others had family around them. It's Dec. 27 and a quiet day at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Bethesda's rehabilitation facility. On this day, a few members of

  • FSS gift cards make holiday gift giving easy

    'Tis the season, and Air Force Services Agency officials here said Force Support Squadron gift cards are a convenient and easy way to get into the spirit of giving. Installations worldwide provide FSS gift cards available for use at most FSS nonappropriated fund activities. Officials said the cards

  • Academy a cappella group performs at White House

    The Air Force Academy's a cappella group In the Stairwell performed at the White House for a holiday reception Dec. 9.The group was approached by the White House Social Office and asked to submit samples of their music to be compared to other performers. A couple of weeks later, they were notified

  • Warrior Games competition plans return to Colorado Springs

    The annual Warrior Games, featuring wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans competing in several sporting events, will return here in 2012, U.S. Olympic Committee officials announced Dec. 6.The USOC-hosted games will take place April 30 to May 5. The Defense and Veterans Affairs

  • AF bands join Grammy-winning artists for 'Holiday Notes from Home'

    The Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve and Air Force Strings recently joined Grammy-winning vocalist Lee Ann Womack and the Grammy-nominated band Little Big Town in the "Holiday Notes from Home" concert.The hour-long special will air on the Great American Country Channel beginning Dec. 10 at 8:30

  • Air Force to remain in Mountain West Conference

    The Air Force Academy will stay in the Mountain West Conference, declining an offer to join the expanding Big East Conference, Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike Gould announced Dec. 7.The Academy was one of several schools courted by the Big East, which extended feelers and formal invitations to

  • Air Force to face Toledo in Military Bowl Dec. 28

    Officials announced the U.S. Air Force Academy Falcons will play the University of Toledo Rockets Dec. 28 in the 2011 Military Bowl in Washington D.C.ESPN will televise the first meeting between the Falcons, who are in the Mountain West Conference, and the Rockets, who are in the Mid-American

  • Commissaries to end magazine sales overseas

    Defense Commissary Agency officials have announced the end of magazine sales in their overseas stores beginning January 2012. This policy affects all commissaries in Europe, the Pacific (Japan, Okinawa, South Korea and Guam) and Puerto Rico.DeCA will continue to sell the Stars & Stripes newspaper

  • Falcons finish season 7-5, defeat CSU 45-21

    The U.S. Air Force Academy Falcons soared to a 45-21 victory on a cold Saturday night Nov. 26 against the Rams of Colorado State University here.The win brings the Falcons to 7-5-0 overall for the 2011 season and bowl eligible for the fifth consecutive year. This is also the first time in school

  • Air Force firefighters earn gold, silver medals

    Firefighters from the U.S. Air Force Academy took home the gold and firefighters from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., won silver at the World Firefighter Combat Challenge XX Nov. 19 in Myrtle Beach, S.C.The firefighter combat challenge requires maximum effort in minimal time as it simulates the

  • Falcons roll to 45-17 victory over UNLV

    U.S. Air Force Academy Falcon seniors went onto the field of Falcon Stadium Nov. 19 knowing they wouldn't set foot on the turf again until graduation day. They made it a night to remember, rolling over the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Rebels 45-17 in the 2011 Seniors Night game.Senior running

  • Wings of Blue wins gold

    Nov. 3 was a good day to jump out of a perfectly good airplane, as the Air Force Wings of Blue parachute competition team can attest.The squad's four-person "Air Force Inception" team won first place in the four-person intermediate free-flying competition at the U.S. Parachute Association's National

  • Air Force firefighters aim for the gold

    Air Force firefighters are competing on the world stage this week at the World Firefighter Combat Challenge XX here.The competition, which began Nov. 14 and continues through Nov. 19, tests firefighters' skill, fitness, grit and teamwork against the clock. A number of Air Force teams are competing,

  • Overseas service photography project announced

    The Department of Defense announced Nov. 8 that it seeks donations of photographs of U.S. military service life overseas from current and former service members for use in a photo recognition exhibition planned in conjunction with the State Department.Submissions will be accepted Nov. 11 through

  • Air Force overcomes Army to keep Commander in Chief's Trophy

    In the U.S. Air Force Academy Falcons' battle to keep the Commander in Chief's trophy, the U.S. Military Academy Black Knights (Army) drew first blood ... and second, and if not for a few big plays on defense, they would also have drawn third, fourth and fifth blood.But Air Force's defense continued