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  • Veterans with disabilities in Pittsburgh for wheelchair games

    More than 600 disabled veteran athletes will compete in a variety of sport competitions at the 31st National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Pittsburgh, Aug. 1st through the 6th. The event is presented each year by officials with the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Paralyzed Veterans of

  • Deployed troops vibe to the beat of 'Tops in Blue'

    Members of the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing and partner units rocked to the various tunes of the U.S. Air Force's 'Tops in Blue,' July 22, at an air base here.The world-traveling group of Airmen composed of 36 vocalists, musicians, dancers and technicians from different career fields throughout the

  • Air Force Marathon officials announce guest speakers

    Air Force Marathon officials announced July 22 that Josh Cox will be the featured guest at the 2011 Sports & Fitness Expo Sept. 15-16 at Wright State University's Nutter Center. Cox, the American 50K record holder, also owns the course record at the Air Force Marathon, having run a 2:20:57 in 2007.

  • Motorcycle safety: Airman speaks from experience

    On a sunny and dry Saturday afternoon last August, an Airman was traveling 40 mph in northbound traffic on Highway 101 in California, when three lanes quickly merged into two lanes of congested traffic. Maj. Richard Apple, the 30th Logistics Readiness Squadron commander, was returning home after

  • Airmen highlight recruiting efforts for 7 million NASCAR fans

    One hundred Airmen from Moody Air Force Base, Ga., unfurled a football field-sized U.S. flag in front of a crowd of 7.3 million live and broadcast viewers as the national anthem played at here July 2. The Coke Zero 400 at Daytona, a NASCAR race almost as old as the organization itself, was an

  • Air Force Marathon opens new transfer program

    For a limited time, any Air Force Marathon, Half Marathon or 10K registered runner who is not able to participate in the Sept. 17 event can transfer his or her entry to a non-registered runner through the marathon's new Transfer Program. The online transfer form is available at www.usafmarathon.com.

  • Air Force officials launch FSS gift card program

    Air Force Services Agency officials here said the joy of giving is a little easier after the launch of an Air Force-wide gift card program.Installations worldwide now provide Force Support Squadron gift cards available for use throughout all FSS activities. Officials said the cards are simple to

  • College students receive training through AF internship

    College students can intern in Air Force youth and recreation programs - and get paid for it.The Air Force Services Agency Student Intern Program is open to college juniors, or older, to become Air Force nonappropriated fund employees at nearly any Air Force installation world-wide, and earn college

  • Marathon slots available through Air Force Enlisted Village

    The Air Force Enlisted Village is offering the only remaining full- and half-marathon slots in exchange for raising funds for the charity, according to a news release.The Air Force Marathon, scheduled for Sept. 17, sold out all its full- and half-marathon slots more than three weeks ago. This

  • Experts teach March Airmen to run injury-free

    Dr. Mark Cucuzzella, the medical consultant for the Air Force Marathon, and Ian Adamson, an ultra-athlete and three-time record holder, shared information on proper techniques and methods for injury-free running during two, three-hour running clinics June 12 here. Dr. Cucuzzella, an associate

  • Okinawan intern hones English skills at Kadena

    For the second year, an intern from Okinawa, Japan, is working with the Airmen and locally hired staff at the fitness center here.Ryo Oshiro, a17-year-old student from Kagamigaoka Special Education School, is working for the base to gain further knowledge of American customs and the English

  • DeCA, farmers markets to offer fresh fruit, veggies July 1-3

    Fresh fruits and vegetables are often part of the menu for many commissary customers as they plan their Fourth of July celebrations. As a result, the Defense Commissary Agency is offering farmers-market sales events July 1-3, said its sales director."This is the first time the commissaries are

  • Pros, families ride in 2011 Air Force Cycling Classic

    Hot and humid weather didn't deter the more than 2,300 cycling enthusiasts from around the world and the approximate 600 on-lookers, who came out to cheer for teams and riders in the 2011 Air Force Cycling Classic held June 11 and 12, in Northern Virginia.The goal of the two-day event was to foster

  • Advisers open metals technology, sheet metal shops

    Advisers from the 721st Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron held an inauguration ceremony here to commemorate the opening of a metals technology and sheet metal shop in Iraq's newest and largest maintenance hangar. The ceremony was held to honor the effort and dedication it took to build two fully

  • Tops in Blue set to kick off 'Rhythm Nation' tour

    Tops in Blue, the Air Force's expeditionary entertainment unit, kicks off their 2011 'Rhythm Nation' tour with a performance at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., May 25.Tops in Blue is a group of Airmen comprised of 35 vocalists, dancers, musicians and technicians who perform for deployed service

  • Cadets attempt to break world record

    As a way to wind down after the completion of finals week, cadets here attempted to break a Guinness World Record by staging the world's largest dodgeball game.More than 3,500 cadets, divided into two teams, faced off May 18th on the Academy's Terrazzo to beat the record for the largest dodgeball

  • Army marches through Air Force

    Earning a shot at gold, the Army took down the Air Force in the sitting volleyball semifinals during the final semifinal game at the second annual Warrior Games here May 19. Though the Air Force started the series with the first point, they traded the Army point for point for most of the game. An

  • Air Force makes splash in swim prelims

    Members of the Air Force team qualified in five swimming events during the 2011 Warrior Games preliminary competition here May 18.Matt Pirrello secured two spots in the finals for the Air Force team in the men's 50m long course freestyle single limb amputee and the 100m long course freestyle SLA.

  • Air Force Marathon registration nearing capacity

    Time and space are running out for people interested in running the Air Force Marathon here Sept. 17.Event organizers announced May 19 that the marathon is 80 percent full and the remaining slots are selling fast."Just like the Boston Marathon, the Marine Corps Marathon and so many other races, we

  • Air Force brings home gold on day 1

    Air Force athletes brought home gold during the first day of competition May 17 at the 2011 Warrior Games here. With a grunt and furrowed brow, retired Senior Airman Jennifer Stone bested her Marine, Navy and Army competitors in the women's standing shot put with a distance of 31-feet, 7.25-inches.

  • Air Force earns gold, bronze track and field at Warrior Games

    The Air Force team earned first place in one event and third in two track events during the 2011 Warrior Games track and field competition May 17 here. Vanessa Warren, the Air Force track coach, said their team goal was to earn as many medals as they could, and the team made huge strides toward that

  • DeBerry elected to College Football Hall of Fame

    A former U.S. Air Force Academy football coach was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame, according to an announcement from the National Football Foundation Board of Directors on May 17. The foundation will honor Fisher DeBerry, along with the other inductees, at the National Football

  • Golden Age Games coming this month

    The largest sports and recreation event for military veterans age 55 and older, the 25th National Veterans Golden Age Games are coming here May 26-31.Nine hundred athletes from across the nation are expected compete.The games are co-sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Canteen

  • 2011 Warrior Games shows spirit to Colorado Springs civic leaders

    Training for the 2011 Warrior Games has kicked off here with Air Force team members demonstrating their winning spirit in a warrior-civic leader volleyball match, with a catch.  The game is played less than four feet off the floor while sitting on a basketball court with a lowered net as team

  • One unit's PT boot camp gets results

    What started less than two years ago as an innovative way to stay in shape, has evolved into a physical fitness tool for Airmen at the headquarters of the Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency here. The agency's physical training boot camp recently capped its three-phased

  • Locals send big 'thank you' to Offutt Airmen

    Every year, a message appears in local fields near Offutt Air Force Base for Airmen to read as they fly overhead.Although the fields are covered by snow for most of the winter and filled with soybeans for the majority of the summer, the message is written to make sure Offutt AFB Airmen know the men

  • Study shows 24-percent savings with AAFES

    A recent study of Army and Air Force Exchange Service prices shows that troops save an average of 24 percent when exercising their AAFES benefit. Conducted in October 2010 by an independent research firm, the Market Basket Survey focused on the percentage of savings military patrons receive based on

  • Services officials strike down barriers for wounded warriors

    As part of continuing efforts to support wounded warriors, Air Force Services Agency officials recently purchased and distributed 85 remote-controlled bowling balls and ramps for installations worldwide.The purchase makes the Air Force both the single largest purchaser of the bowling balls and the

  • Photo essay: Falcons vs. Aztecs

    The Air Force Falcons took on the San Diego State Aztecs at Falcon Field here April 22. The Falcons defeated the Aztecs 7-3.View the slideshow.

  • 'Today's Air Force' features a look around the service

    In this edition of "Today's Air Force," you'll see how Airmen are strengthening bonds with the people of Japan as Operation Tomodachi continues. Plus, you'll get a look at how a group of female Airmen learned to defend themselves from an attacker.  And, you'll see how one Airman takes time to help a

  • Photo essay: Earth Day kayak tour

    Kayakers drift down Turkey Creek here, April 21, during the base's second annual Earth Day kayak tour and celebration. The scenic tour showed off the wild and plant life here and helped close out a weeklong Earth Day celebration. View the slideshow.

  • Photo essay: Falcons vs. Bears

    The Air Force Falcons took on the Northern Colorado Bears at Falcon Field here April 19. The Bears capitalized on a top-of-the-ninth home run to defeat the Falcons 6-5. (Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)View the slideshow.

  • Air Force Marathon seeks 2,000 volunteers

    More than 2,000 volunteers are needed to help host the 15th annual Air Force Marathon Sept. 17 in Dayton, Ohio, according to event officials.Volunteer registration opens May 1."We're very excited about the changes we've made to the volunteer website this year," said Jeanette Monaghan, the volunteer

  • Reservists part of gold medal teams at Armed Forces Triathlon

    Four Air Force reservists helped their U.S. Air Force Triathlon teams win the Armed Forces Triathlon Championship for the second consecutive year. Twenty-four Air Force triathletes, including two men and two women from the Air Force Reserve, represented the Air Force at the Armed Forces Triathlon

  • Falcons bring home Commander-in-Chief's Trophy

    President Barack Obama formally presented the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy to seniors from the Air Force Falcons football team April 18 at the White House.The trophy is awarded to the military service academy football team with the best regular season record against the other two teams. The trophy

  • The U.S. Air Force Academy set to release new app for iTunes and Android

    The U.S. Air Force Academy is set to release a new app Wednesday for iTunes and Android. The app will be a free download and is a one-stop-shop for Academy news, photos and videos on Android- and iTunes-enabled devices.Some highlights of the app include links to up-to-the-minute Academy news and

  • Disabled vets discover 'miracle on mountain'

    Sheila James threw her arms up in joy, flashing a smile that stretched from ear to ear as she celebrated a personal victory during the 25th National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic here March 29.A motor vehicle rollover in 2009 turned the former senior airman's life upside-down, landing her

  • Disabled veterans inspire all Americans, Biden says

    Vice President Joe Biden made a surprise appearance last night at the opening ceremonies of the 25th National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic, thanking the participants for their service and sacrifices and for the inspiration they give their fellow Americans."You are a remarkable group of

  • Disabled veterans sports clinic opens in Colorado

    Deputy Veterans Affairs Secretary W. Scott Gould called on more than 350 disabled veterans March 27 to strive for new heights as they participate here this week in the 25th National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic.Speaking during opening ceremonies alongside Vice President Joe Biden and

  • Officials announce teen summer camps for 2011

    Force Services Agency officials here recently announced the call for three Air Force teen camps for 2011.The annual camps are designed to help Air Force youth build leadership skills and/or aspire to careers in space or aviation, administrators said.The Teen Aviation Camp will be held June 4 through

  • Air Force Marathon officials seek volunteer coordinators

    Air Force Marathon officials are seeking applicants for volunteer coordinators who will be instrumental in executing this 15th annual running event. "These positions serve as ambassadors of the 2011 Air Force Marathon," said Jeanette Monaghan, the staff volunteer coordinator. "They are truly the

  • Air Force Academy earns NCAA athletics certification

    The Air Force Academy is one of 26 Division I institutions to have met its requirements for athletics certification, officials said. A designation of certified means that an institution operates its athletics program in substantial conformity with operating principles adopted by the Division I

  • Jobs website continues to ease application process for employees

    Since its implementation in May 2010, more than 180,000 applications have been posted through www.NAFjobs.org.The Air Force-wide online job board makes it easier for job seekers to find and apply for nonappropriated fund, or NAF, federal job vacancies at Air Force clubs, golf courses, child

  • Officials announce team bound for 2011 Warrior Games

    Twenty-five Air Force athletes are one step closer to gold after being chosen to represent the service at the 2011 Warrior Games.Warrior Games is an Olympic-style event open to all wounded, ill and injured military members and veterans. This year's event takes place May 16 through 21 in Colorado

  • 'Today's Air Force' features a look around the service

    In this edition of "Today's Air Force," Air Force officials implement some cost-cutting measures in the wake of federal budget constraints. Plus, Airmen train with their host nation counterparts to make sure that when lives are on line, everyone's on the same page. And, get a look at some

  • Lady Falcons outlast UNLV, 91-87

    The Air Force lady Falcons outlasted the University of Nevada - Las Vegas women in a game at Clune Arena here Feb. 16 to improve to 8-16 overall and 3-8 in the Mountain West Conference.The team's record under first-year head coach Andrea Williams now exceeds the number of wins the team earned in its

  • Army, Air Force win first-round bouts

    The Marine Corps boxing team was the first service branch to capture a win on opening night of the 2011 Armed Forces Boxing Championship here.Marine middleweight Damarias Russell showed in more than one way Feb. 15 that he's committed to being first-to-fight.Russell's convincing 24-4 decision over

  • Top gloves to meet in interservice bouts

    With national champions, world military champions and 2012 Olympic Team hopefuls stacking the upcoming 2011 Armed Forces Boxing Championships at Lackland Air Force Base Feb. 15 to 18, the interservice event is truly an elite competition.Foremost among the military teams, the Army team enters as the

  • Sports programs for disabled veterans expanding

    Department of Veterans Affairs officials are awarding two grants totaling $7.5 million to the U.S. Olympic Committee to enhance recreation and sporting activities for disabled veterans and disabled members of the armed forces. "Many of our veterans have experienced traumatic injuries while at the

  • Athletes vie for spot on Air Force Warrior Games team

    More than 25 wounded, ill and injured athletes participated in the 2011 Air Force Team training camp here Feb. 7 through 11. In January, Air Force Services Agency officials invited 32 athletes to the training camp. Twenty-five athletes will be chosen to be part of the Air Force team in the 2011

  • Airmen will be on the field, onstage, airborne during Super Bowl XLV

    Two Airmen from The U.S. Air Force Band and one from The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard will be cheering for every service member in blue during Super Bowl XLV, regardless of which team walks away with the Vince Lombardi trophy. The Bandsmen and Honor Guard color team member were selected to assist in

  • Air Force fighters prep for Super Bowl XLV

    Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region fighters will be busy well before Super Bowl Sunday preparing to protect the sky around Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.Exercise Amalgam Virgo 11-05A, a NORAD air defense exercise, was held Feb. 2 in the greater Arlington area to

  • Photo essay: Air Force Box-offs

    Participants in the Air Force Box-off tournament fight in lightweight, light heavyweight and super heavyweight bouts here Jan. 22.View the slideshow.

  • Super Bowl coverage on American Forces Network announced

    Super Bowl XLV will be broadcast on both American Forces Network television and radio on Feb. 6.‪ Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines deployed in 175 countries and 140 Navy ships overseas will be provided almost 20 hours of original, Super Bowl-related programming. Viewers and listeners can check

  • Tops In Blue to perform at Super Bowl XLV

    Tops In Blue, the Air Force's expeditionary entertainment unit, is scheduled to perform "America the Beautiful" during festivities leading up to Super Bowl XLV in Arlington, Texas, Feb. 6.The group will perform alongside actress Lea Michele during pre-game activities. Tops In Blue performed as the

  • Air Force officials announce NASCAR sponsorship for 2011

    Air Force recruiting officials announced Jan. 21 that they are renewing the NASCAR partnership with Richard Petty Motorsports and the No. 43 car for the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. "This is our tenth season in NASCAR and we look forward to competing and winning with the Richard Petty team," said

  • Officials announce Air Force Warrior Team training camp attendees

    Air Forces Services Agency officials have invited 32 athletes to the 2011 Air Force Warrior Team training camp Feb. 7 through 11 in San Antonio. Retired Chief Master Sgt. Damian Orslene, one of the members of the 2010 Air Force team, will be at the training camp, hoping to be selected for this

  • Air Force boxing back on base

    The Air Force School of Boxing is back in session at the boxing gym here.As of Jan. 8, Air Force boxing coach Steven Franco has been leading his pupils through his brand of "boxing 101."For camp veterans, such as All-Air Force light heavyweight Larry Hampp, two-time Air Force boxer Gary Griffin and

  • Falcons have strong showing at 2011 All-Comers Meet

    The Air Force track and field team kicked off the 2011 season with a strong showing at the annual Air Force All-Comers Meet Jan. 14 at the U.S. Air Force Academy's Cadet Field House. Several Falcons added new entries to the women's record books, while the combined squad accounted for 11 top finishes

  • IndyCar drivers take pit stop at Ramstein

    Former IndyCar racing rivals teamed up to visit service members here during a 10-day tour that will bring them through Europe and Southwest Asia to boost morale of service members serving overseas.Mario Andretti, Al Unser Jr. and Larry Foyt are a few who have visited service members here at the

  • Hockey: Falcons split 2-game series against Black Knights

    The Air Force Falcons split a two-game series against the Army Black Knights Jan. 14 and 15here The Falcons bludgeoned the Black Knights in the first game of the series, winning 5-1 on goals by Tony Thomas, Ryan Timar, Jacques Lamoreux, Paul Weisgarber and Brad Sellers and 27 saves by Falcons goalie

  • Air Guard, Reserve officials announce 2011 teen leadership summits

    Officials from the Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard announced the 2011 Air Force Reserve and ANG Teen Leadership Summit locations Jan. 5. The Air Force Reserve and ANG Teen Leadership Summit locations this summer are in Dahlonega, Ga.; Estes, Colo.; and Washington. The summits combine

  • 2010 Year in Photos

    2010's Year in Photos highlights the top moments from Airmen around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This yearly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force. View the slideshow.

  • Troops run from Baghdad to Orlando

    What has two big round ears, a tail, 69,168 feet, more than 900 legs, and 50,000 eyes on it? That would be the Disney Half Marathon Heroes Race in Baghdad, Iraq.More than 450 U.S. service members, as well as individuals from several different countries, participated in the 13.1 mile race and ran in

  • Photo essay: Southwest Asia EOD fun run

    Members of the 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron participate in a fun run to raise awareness for an EOD memorial here Dec. 31.View the slideshow.

  • Photo essay: Falcons win home opener

    Falcons basketball team claim  victory (77-69) over Utah during the Falcons Mountain West Conference home opener Jan. 5. here.View the slideshow.

  • Cadet chorale to perform at BCS championship

    The U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Chorale is scheduled to perform the National Anthem Jan. 10 at the Bowl Championship Series National Championship game prior to kickoff in Glendale, Ariz. The Cadet Chorale is composed of men and women from all four cadet classes who represent the Academy through

  • Airman named MVP, helps Team USA win gold

    An Airman stationed here contributed to Team USA's gold medal finish at the 2010 SHAPE International Basketball Tournament on Dec. 4 in Mons, Belgium. Team USA is the U.S. armed forces basketball team.Second Lt. Mathew Holland, an intelligence analyst assigned to the 614th Air and Space Operations

  • Wings of Blue takes 47 medals at nationals

    The Wings of Blue parachute team might want to consider changing its name to Wings of Gold.U.S. Air Force Academy cadets competing at the National Collegiate Parachute Championships in Eloy, Ariz., hauled in 47 medals and won gold in every event they entered, save for two. Only a technicality kept

  • All Americans encouraged to visit a national park this year

    Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced Jan. 5 that National Park Service officials will waive admission fees on 17 selected dates throughout 2011 and encouraged all Americans to make a New Year's resolution to visit a national park this year."Many people have made resolutions to spend more

  • Air Force bowling team competes in Armed Forces tourney

    The Air Force bowling team took home top honors during the 2010 Armed Forces Bowling Championships held at Naval Base San Diego, Calif., Dec. 6 through 10. The tournament consisted of four teams of eight bowlers from each military service. The teams competed for titles in team challenge, doubles,

  • Cheerleaders bring holiday cheer to Osan

    Members of the Dallas Cowboys' cheerleader team visited here Dec. 29 as part of their 72nd USO tour.During their visit, the cheerleaders had lunch with Airmen, held a free cheer clinic for kids, performed at the base theater, signed autographs and posed for photos with members here.Senior Airman

  • Biggest-loser contest encourages weight loss

    Fitness center and health and wellness center officials here are starting a biggest-loser contest to encourage Airmen and civilians to lose weight and build better lifestyles. The competition begins Jan 5, and is scheduled to continue through early April."This contest is about losing weight," said

  • EOD technicians run 5K in bomb suits for good cause

    Explosive ordnance technicians in 85-pound bomb suits and their supporters are off and running in a 5 km race Dec 31, 2010, at the Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan. The purpose of the run was to raise funds and awareness for the Wounded EOD Warrior Foundation and the EOD Memorial at Eglin Air

  • Falcons capitalize on turnovers, swat Yellow Jackets, 14-7

    A disciplined offense and tenacious defense sealed Air Force's second consecutive bowl game win and the team's first-ever victory against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at the Advocare V100 Independence Bowl in Shreveport, La., Dec. 27.Two muffed Georgia Tech punt returns set the stage for the

  • 2011 Air Force Marathon registration opens Jan. 1

    Air Force Marathon officials announced they will open registration for the 2011 marathon Jan. 1, with special sale pricing for New Year's Day.The 15th annual event will occur Sept. 17 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force here. In addition to a full 26.2 mile marathon, runners also

  • Falcons coach fires up home crowd for Independence Bowl

    The term "home team" will have special meaning to the Airmen of Air Force Global Strike Command when two of the nation's top college football ground attacks take the field in Shreveport, La., for the Independence Bowl Dec. 27.The U.S. Air Force Academy Falcons, with the nation's second best rushing

  • Schriever athletes take the Murph test

    Angelia Sanders had already completed 11 cycles when she pulled her chin over the bar for the 56th time. By that point, her plan had begun to unravel and the reality of what she was attempting reared its ugly head. She had 44 more chin ups to do, and the clock inside the fitness center weight room

  • Santa's new address: No. 1 Santa Claus Lane, North Pole

    The city of North Pole, Alaska, with the assistance of the North Pole Economic Development Corporation, has erected a permanent candy cane marker designating "No. 1 Santa Claus Lane" as the address to which letters to Santa should be addressed.The recent installation of the candy cane marker, along

  • Academy choral group performs live on local TV

    Cadet singers with the cadet a cappella group "In the Stairwell" performed live for all Southern Colorado Dec. 10, with an appearance on a local TV station's mid-morning news program.This is the second year that In the Stairwell, an unofficial cadet group that performs in the local community, has

  • Americans, Japanese pound mochi, strengthen bonds

    Col. Michael Rothstein, the 35th Fighter Wing commander, pounds mochi Dec. 16, 2010, during the annual mochi pounding ceremony at the Japan Air Self-Defense Force gym on Misawa Air Base, Japan. Mochi is a type of rice cake made by using a large wooden mallet to pound steamed glutinous rice in a

  • Application deadline approaching for Warrior Games

    The application deadline for the 2011 Warrior Games is Jan. 11. With the holidays approaching, Air Force officials encourage qualifying Airmen to submit applications as soon as possible.Warrior Games is an Olympic-style competition open to wounded, ill and injured military members and veterans "The

  • AFRC commander presents Air Force Marathon trophy

    The commander of Air Force Reserve Command officially presented the 2010 Air Force Marathon Major Command Challenge trophy to AFRC members Dec. 9.Lt. Gen. Charles E. Stenner Jr. put the 2-foot tall trophy on display during the headquarters commander's call at the Robins AFB Museum of Aviation."I

  • Recruiting commander expands community relations at bowl game

    The Air Force Recruiting Service commander visited Columbus, Ga., Dec. 3 and 4 to show support to the community and share knowledge about the Air Force's career opportunities.During his stay, Brig. Gen. Balan R. Ayyar attended the 2010 Pioneer Bowl at the A.J. McClung Memorial Stadium where the Fort

  • Falcons to face Georgia Tech in Independence Bowl

    Air Force will play the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in the 2010 AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl at Independence Stadium, bowl officials announced Dec. 5.The game is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 27 at 4 p.m. E.T. and can be seen on ESPN2.Air Force and Georgia Tech will meet for the fourth time in the

  • Academy football head coach named a finalist for award

    Air Force Falcons football head coach Troy Calhoun was named one of four finalists for the inaugural Joseph V. Paterno Coach of the Year Award, announced by Maxwell Football Club president Ron Jaworski Dec. 6.The other finalists are Frank Beamer of Virginia Tech, Pat Fitzgerald of Northwestern and

  • Air Force rugby team continues successful streak

    The Air Force men's rugby team won its seventh consecutive Armed Forces Rugby Championship tournament  Nov. 6.Players on the team are active-duty, Air National Guard and Reserve Airmen of all ranks and career fields from across the Air Force. They all play in local rugby clubs and on base intramural

  • Air Force to play in Independence Bowl

    The Air Force Falcons will play in the 2010 AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl against an Atlantic Coast Conference team Dec. 27 at 4 p.m. Central Time on ESPN2 at Independence Stadium, bowl officials announced Dec. 1.Air Force will learn of its opponent Dec. 5 when the matchup is formally announced.

  • Keeping Yokota moms fit

    The team at the health and wellness center here has recently added a prenatal aerobics class to help expectant mothers stay in shape.Staff Sgt.Treshawna Gwendo, a diet therapist with the 374th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, is the instructor for the class. She said the class is for anyone a soon-to-be

  • Elmendorf officials host Special Olympics bowling tournament

    Officials here hosted the 2010 Special Olympics Alaska Bowling Tournament at its Polar Bowl facility Nov. 19 through the 21. Some 240 athletes from seven Alaska communities, from as far away as Juneau, teamed up with more than 300 military and civilian volunteers and approximately 100 certified

  • Airmen rope competition at rodeo world finals

    Six Airmen participated in the 10th annual 2010 Professional Armed Forces Rodeo Association World Finals at the Somervell County Expo Center here Nov. 20-21.The Airmen competed against more than 40 servicemembers, retirees and dependents in 12 events.Master Sgt. Travis Beck won the Men's All-Around

  • Falcons close season with 35-20 win over UNLV

    The Air Force Falcons won their final game of the season Nov. 18 after defeating the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Rebels, 35-20.Jonathan Warzeka scored on a 54-yard touchdown run to regain the lead in the second half and jump-start the triple option for Air Force to win the game.The Falcons'

  • Airmen prepare for Antarctic climb

    Two Hurlburt Field Airmen are putting the 1st Special Operations Wing motto to the test.While most of their friends and colleagues are indulging in the family, food and football of the Thanksgiving holiday, Capt. Rob Marshall, with the 8th Special Operations Squadron, and Capt. Graydon Muller, with