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  • Museums offer free admission to military families

    Active-duty servicemembers and their families will gain free access to hundreds of museums throughout the nation this summer, thanks to a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families.More than 600 museums in 50 states and the District of Columbia have signed up so

  • National Veterans Golden Age Games set to begin

    Hundreds of veterans from around the nation are making their way to Des Moines, Iowa, to compete in the 24th National Veterans Golden Age Games, the largest annual sports competition of its kind in the world. The events run from May 26 through 31."This extraordinary event is a true testament to the

  • Air Force Week in Photos

    This week's photo highlights feature Airmen around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.View the slideshow.

  • Airmen support German-American Special Olympics

    More than 1,600 volunteer and 800 athletes participated in the 27th annual German-American Special Olympics on the mobility police grounds here May 12.Nineteen American schools and 39 German schools for people with disabilities from within the State of Rhineland-Palatinate, as well as members of the

  • Air Force fitness program revisions begin July 1

    In less than two months, Airmen across the globe will begin testing against new fitness assessment standards. These standards were deemed necessary by senior Air Force leaders to ensure a fitter and healthier fighting force. Changes include bi-annual testing, minimum requirements within testing

  • Warrior Games closing marks new beginning

    The 2010 Warrior Games may have ended May 14, but for the wounded warriors who competed here this week, their work is just beginning, officials hope."You've just completed a rigorous test of your physical and mental skills, your strength and endurance," Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint

  • Air Force earns 12 medals in track and field

    The Air Force Warrior Games team won 12 medals during the track and field events at the U.S. Air Force Academy here May 14. The track and field team won five gold, five silvers and two bronzes. Matt Sanders, a former staff sergeant, led the team with three medals, a gold in the 400 meter and 200

  • Photo essay: Warrior Games cycling events

    During the inaugural Warrior Games, athletes from all services participated in three types of cycling events May 13 during unseasonably cold weather here.View slideshow.

  • Air Force takes gold in pistol competition

    Staff Sgt. Marc Esposito, a combat controller from the 21st Special Tactics Squadron at Pope Air Force Base, N.C., brought home gold May 13 in the pistol-shooting competition at the inaugural Warrior Games here moments after earning bronze in the 20-kilometer upright bike competition."It's exactly

  • Air Force spikers take Warrior Games bronze

    The Air Force team bounced back from a loss to Army in sitting volleyball competition at the inaugural Warrior Games here May 13, ultimately earning the bronze medal.The team went 3-0 in preliminary play and matched up against an Army squad in the semifinals. The match went to three games with the

  • Air Force team earns first gold in Warrior Games

    The Air Force Warrior Games team earned two medals, including their first gold, in cycling May 13 at the U.S. Air Force Academy here. Senior Master Sgt. Michael Sanders took gold in the 10-kilometer recumbent bike race smoking the competition with a time of 24:03, six minutes ahead of the second

  • Former Air Force medic participates in Warrior Games

    As a former firefighter, emergency medical technician and Air Force aeromedical evacuation Airman, retired Staff Sgt. Ricky Tackett dedicated his life to taking care of others. As a member of the Air Force team participating in the inaugural Warrior Games, people, his teammates, continue to be his

  • Air Force volleyball team remains undefeated

    The Air Force sitting volleyball team took down two Army teams May 11 and May 12 to finish undefeated in pool play and advance to the semifinals at the Warrior Games here. With only a week and a day of formal practice, Nicki Marino, the volleyball head coach, said her team stuck to the basics, which

  • A different angle on coaching

    As a basketball coach, 1st Lt. Dan Taylor has used a number of techniques to help his teams play better. Speed drills, sprints and fundamentals work are some of the usual tools he uses to help players reach their potential. However, coaching basketball at the Warrior Games here required this

  • Airmen 'Jump into Prevention'

    Airmen and civilians gathered April 30 at Lincoln Regional Airport, Calif.  to sky dive as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.The event, titled Jump into Prevention, gave 38 people the chance to sky dive while raising awareness about sexual assault.The idea came about more than 10 years ago when

  • Despite illness Warrior Games Airman rolls on

    Former Staff Sgt. Jeanne Goldy-Sanitate used to be referred to as "our lady of perpetual motion." A broken back and Multiple Sclerosis may have slowed her down, but at 54 years old, she's still rolling. Ms. Goldy-Sanitate, known as Jersey Jeanne to her teammates, will be shooting, swimming and

  • Disabled vets, troops compete in first Warrior Games

    Let the games begin.With the lighting of the ceremonial Olympic cauldron by National Football League hall of famer and U.S. Naval Academy graduate Roger Staubach, the much-anticipated inaugural Warrior Games are under way.Some 200 disabled veterans from all five branches of military service marched

  • Olympic path marks troops' journeys to fulfilled dreams

    The ceremony began much as any typical military procession does; with troops called to formation."I need a four-man front. Give me a four-man front," yelled a platoon leader.The troops joked and shifted, jostling about and adjusting spacing."Everybody in this row right here, shift back one," the

  • Warrior Games Airman attributes survival to active lifestyle

    Before a motorcycle accident in 2008, Staff Sgt. Richard Pollock II lived in the gym. He was a competitive body builder, a lean 235 pounds with only 10 percent body fat. In August 2008, Sergeant Pollock was on his way to work on his motorcycle when he collided with a car that ran through a stop

  • Running for wounded warriors

    Members of the 4th Force Support Squadron here hosted a Wounded Warrior Project half marathon and 10-kilometer race May 1 that was open to the local community. The event raised money for and awareness of the project, which helps honor and empower wounded servicemembers. The Wounded Warrior

  • Motorcycle champions rev up safe riding message

    Pentagon officials hosted their fourth annual motorcycle safety event May 8 here to rev up interest in learning the right way to ride.World-class riders including Keith Code, the director of the California Superbikes School, and Jeff Tilten, the co-producer of the safety film "Semper Ride," came out

  • Warrior Games team completes training, ready to compete

    Members of the Air Force team competing in the inaugural Warrior Games here completed their final week of training May 7. The 17 wounded, ill and injured Air Force team members will compete against Soldiers, Marines, Coast Guardsmen and Sailors May 10 through 14. The teams will compete in a variety

  • Warrior Games to include pentathlon ultimate challenge

    The inaugural Warrior Games competition May 10 through 14 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., will feature individual and team events and an ultimate champion multi-sport challenge for a Chairman's Cup trophy. During a "DOD Live" bloggers roundtable May 6, Robert E. Moore

  • Air Force officials poised to take part in Pentagon Motorcycle Safety Event

    On May 7 and 8, Airmen here can participate in a joint motorcycle safety event in the Pentagon's parking lot. This event will feature riding exhibitions, freestyle shows, bike inspections and instruction opportunities to educate participants on the fundamentals of motorcycle safety. The primary goal

  • Triathlon kicks off fitness month, brings families together

    Members of the Kaiserslautern Military Community participated in the second annual FitFactor Triathlon May 2 here. Approximately 70 participants swam, biked and ran their way to the finish line where family, friends and spectators cheered them on. The event, held mainly for youth to get out and

  • Country star entertains troops in Germany

    Country music icon Toby Keith performed for the Kaiserslautern Military Community at a jam-packed concert May 1 here.The concert was headed up by officials from the USO, Armed Forces Entertainment and the 86th Services Squadron here and was open to all military ID card holders.Mr. Keith

  • Ramstein youth wins Air Force video competition

    A U.S. Air Forces in Europe youth was named the Air Force-level winner for his submission to the Year of the Air Force Family video competition April 21.Gen. Roger Brady, the USAFE commander, presented Hunter Koltes, 13, a $2,000 gift check toward the purchase of a new computer and video camera and

  • Combat photographer to compete in Warrior Games

    Not once, but twice. Twice, in 2004 and 2007, a combat photographer who was assigned to the 1st Combat Camera Squadron, Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., was wounded in Iraq.It was her combat wounds in 2007 that caused retired Staff Sgt. Stacy Pearsall to give up her dream as a combat photographer

  • Thunderbirds fly Super Bowl champions

    Super Bowl XLIV champions Drew Brees and Jabari Greer of the National Football League's New Orleans Saints experienced "air dominance" in a different fashion going for a ride in a Air Force Thunderbirds red, white and blue F-16 Fighting Falcon April 23, here. The Super Bowl champions took time out

  • Falcons' Garland signs with Denver Broncos

    Air Force senior defensive lineman Ben Garland has signed a professional contract with the Denver Broncos, according to an announcement April 26 from the National Football League team.Garland is required by Department of Defense policy to serve at least 24 months active duty before applying for an

  • Deployed wing 'Walks a Mile' for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    Airmen from the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing here participated in the "Walk A Mile In Their Shoes" in observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month April, 19. Signs with information on sexual assault were placed along the route while participants read them and walked in silence. The event was

  • Band rocks Bagram servicemembers

    The sound of music filled the air as members of the U.S. Air Forces Central Command Band Reserve Generation performed here as part of a two-month tour of the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility April 15 through 20. Bagram Airfield was one of the last stops for the band, deployed from Robins

  • Airman gets NASCAR 'Royal' treatment

    It's not every day the morning starts with a phone call from a NASCAR driver, but that's exactly how a 56th Maintenance Group Quality Assurance inspector began work April 8 here.Staff Sgt. Damon Thurman's supervisor handed him the phone and Matt Kenseth, driver of the No. 17 Crown Royal Black car,

  • Altus Airman, Soldier help set world record

    A Soldier with the Army's Golden Knights parachute demonstration team attempted to set a new world wing-suit distance record April 14, over Altus Air Force Base. According to Army Staff Sgt. Ben Borger and a C-17 Globemaster III crew, he broke the record by a mile and a half. The total distance

  • Sheppard members start new combat fit program

    The staff of the Health and Wellness Center here recently started a new exercise program, titled Combat Fit, to help Sheppard people get physically prepared for the combat environment.Combat Fit is a circuit-training program designed by HAWC fitness professionals to strengthen core muscles and build

  • Keesler chief to compete in Warrior Games

    A chief master sergeant here is one of only 20 Airmen and Air Force veterans to participate in the inaugural Warrior Games, May 10 through 14, in Colorado Springs, Colo.Chief Master Sgt. Damian Orslene, the 81st Training Support Squadron superintendent, will represent the Air Force and compete with

  • Child becomes pilot for a day

    With his dad squarely in his sights, a 9-year-old boy pulls the trigger in the cockpit of an F-15 Eagle simulator. "Don't worry dad, I'm just going to do a practice landing," Isaac Ezell said jokingly as he searched the simulated sky for his father's jet. Isaac participated in the Tyndall Air Force

  • Joint service drill competition held at Lincoln Memorial

    Members of the United States Air Force Honor Guard, along with ceremonial guard unit members from the four other services, performed before thousands of spectators during the 3rd Annual Joint Service Drill Team Exhibition April 10 on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Drill team members from the Air

  • Cancer survivor to compete in Warrior Games

    It's been two years and three months since Senior Master Sgt. Michael Sanders overcame an aggressive form of cancer. Despite undergoing extensive treatment and recovery efforts, Sergeant Sanders has made sure to keep fitness a part of his lifestyle, achieving perfect scores on physical training

  • Airmen get first-hand insight to favorite meal

    The fragrant smells of shrimp curry, Biriyani rice, chicken Tikka and Aloo Gobi, drifted from the Falcon Café kitchen here April 6 as staff members taught some of their patrons how to make their favorite Indian dishes. The class, a first for the staff, gave members of the 387th Air Expeditionary

  • Newly renovated USO opens in downtown San Antonio

    USO officials unveiled a newly renovated, state-of-the-art facility for military members and their families April 7 at the USO San Antonio Riverwalk Center.The renovated facility features a children's play area, a computer area with six new stations, free Wi-Fi, refurbished pools tables, an

  • President throws pitch, greets children at Nationals game

    President Barack Obama threw the ceremonial opening pitch April 15 at the Washington Nationals' home opener here, which also featured a special event in honor of Month of the Military Child.As President Obama left the field, he shook the hands of nine military children, chosen to join the Nationals'

  • Brothers in arms reunited for the first time

    Retired Staff Sgt. Brian Isenhour and retired Airman 1st Class Brandon Gauvreau had never met each other before, but the two had more in common than they knew.Both incurred traumatic brain injuries while on active duty and both attended the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic in

  • Luke Airmen honor Bataan march

    Five Luke Air Force Base Airmen participated in the 21st edition of the Bataan Memorial Death March March 21 at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. More than 5,700 people from 50 states and five countries hiked the 26.2 mile course in honor of the World War II prisoners of war in 1942. "It's definitely

  • Kandahar members run for charity

    More than 500 servicemembers participated in a fundraiser that raised more than $9,000 for the Wounded Explosive Ordnance Disposal Warrior Foundation March 21 here.Racers either did a 5-kilometer run, a 10-kilometer run, or a biathlon where runners completed a 5K run followed by another 5K run with

  • Eight coaches selected for Warrior Games

    Air Force officials recently announced the names of eight Air Force members selected to coach the 2010 Air Force team for Department of Defense's inaugural Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 10 to 14."We received an overwhelming response from hundreds of people interested in coaching

  • Beale family selected as Air Force FitFamily of the month

    The family of a 9th Support Division Squadron member here was selected as the Air Force's FitFamily of the Month for March after logging more points than any other Air Force family on the program's Web site.The FitFamily Web site provides a venue for families to participate in family activities and

  • Assistant VA secretary, U.S. Olympians join veterans on ski slopes

    The assistant secretary for Veterans Affairs and two U.S. Olympic athletes joined each other on the slopes during the 24th National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic March 31 here.VA Assistant Secretary Tammy Duckworth, Bode Miller and Casey Puckett skied with the veterans as part of the

  • New DVD helps children deal with deployment

    Defense and USO officials joined military families at the U.S. Navy Memorial here yesterday to celebrate the launch of a new DVD created to help military children cope with a parent's deployment."With You All the Way" -- a joint effort by the Defense Department, USO and the Trevor Romain Co. --

  • USO officials announce Sesame Workshop tour dates

    The Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families, a free traveling USO show based on Sesame Workshop's award winning "Talk, Listen, Connect" initiative and produced in partnership with Vee, is back in the United States after an around-the-world tour. The show, which is exclusively for military

  • Operation Purple reconnects children, parents after deployments

    It wasn't a typical cross country skiing race where skill and speed are factors. In this race, it was all about cooperation. Three children and two parents, lined up like a caterpillar with their hands on the shoulders of the person in front of them, inching along in unison and trying not to trip

  • An Air Force veteran's story: From combat controller to Paralympian

    In the blink of an eye your life can change forever.That's exactly what happened to Sean Halsted when he fell 40 feet to the ground while fast roping from a helicopter during a training mission at Hurlburt Field, Fla. He went from an active-duty combat controller to a U.S. Paralympian in the 2010

  • Elmendorf Airmen complete million push-up challenge

    In about 3.5 months, 425 Elmendorf Air Force Base Airmen accumulated more than 1 million push-ups to reach a unit goal.In an effort to improve physical training scores and build camaraderie, 3rd Medical Group leaders posed the 100-day million push-up challenge and unit medics began logging their

  • Circus entertains, honors military families

    The military and the circus have a lot in common.  They both have people from around the nation and assets from around the world. Both are highly trained units that perform sometimes unimaginable feats and handle unspeakable logistical details in carrying out their mission. And, most importantly,

  • Luke Airmen volunteer to assist disabled veterans at winter sports clinic

    Seven Airmen volunteers from Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., are here primarily to help transport disabled veterans during the 24th National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic March 28 through April 2.  But they also are assisting in other areas as the need arises.The winter sports clinic promotes

  • Shinseki urges disabled vets to conquer mountain, doubts

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki opened the 24th Annual National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic here March 28, encouraging participants to conquer the mountain and prove to themselves what they're able to achieve.Secretary Shinseki challenged more than 400 disabled veterans

  • Airmen work toward boxing championships

    Twelve potential Air Force boxers circled around a conference table March 19 to listen to the coach's goals for the 14-day boxing crash course at Lackland Air Force Base, which ends in the two-day Air Force Box-off April 2 and 3 at the Bennett Fitness Center here. From the outset, Air Force boxing

  • FitFamily program promotes healthy lifestyles

    Air Force officials launched FitFamily Jan. 30 to encourage and reward children and adults for leading an active lifestyle.The program is designed to increase fitness levels and supplements the Air Force's youth fitness program, FitFactor. "FitFamily promotes the importance of healthy lifestyle

  • 20 athletes selected for Warrior Games

    Air Force officials here recently announced the names of 20 athletes selected for Department of Defense's Warrior Games May 10 through 14 in Colorado Springs, Colo.Wounded, ill and injured active duty, Guard and Reserve members, as well as retired members and veterans from the Army, Marine Corps,

  • Air Force officials team up with Kenny Bernstein Racing team

    Air Force recruiting officials announced March 26 that the Air Force will begin a new partnership with Kenny Bernstein Racing as a sponsor of the Coparts/Lucas Oil top fuel dragster for the remaining 20 races in the 2010 Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. "It is with a great deal of patriotic pride

  • Ellsworth Airmen participate in cooking competition

    Food service workers from the Bandit Inn dining facility here participated in the second annual "Ellsworth Iron Chef" competition March 17 here.The competitors divided themselves into four teams and were tasked to create a multicourse meal with each dish featuring one of the two secret ingredients:

  • Photo essay: Lacrosse Falcons beat Black Knights

    The Air Force Falcons met the Army Black Knights in an action-packed lacrosse contest held March 13 here at Falcon Stadium. The Falcons defeated the Black Knights 8-7 in overtime. View slideshow.

  • Photo essay: Falcons defeat South Dakota State

    The Air Force Falcons went against the South Dakota State Jackrabbits March 5 in a baseball game held here at Falcon Field. The Falcons rallied with 6 runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to win the contest 12-11. View the slideshow.

  • VA officials set to kick off winter sports clinic

    More than 400 injured veterans have signed up to take part in the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic in Snowmass Village, Colo., the largest adaptive event of its kind in the world, scheduled from March 28 through April 2."This VA winter clinic is an extension of the superb

  • Photo essay: Falcons beat Army Black Knights

    The Air Force came out on top in a best of three series with the Army's Black Knights in an Atlantic Hockey Association quarterfinal March 12, at the Cadet Ice Arena here.View slideshow.

  • Five Academy fencers qualify for NCAA fencing championships

    Five Air Force Academy fencers have qualified for the 2010 National Collegiate Men's and Women's Fencing Championships. The field of 144 competitors will compete at Harvard University on March 25 to 28. The last time the Falcons had five qualifiers was in 2007.Making his fourth trip is senior Peter

  • Scott youth participate in international robot competition

    "Void turnLeftRotation (int pwr, int rotation)MotorEncoder[motorRight]=0MotorEncoder[motorLeft]=0While(abs(nMotorEncoder [motorRight] Or, in human terms, turn left. But Zippy isn't human, he's a robot, and behind Zippy stands a six-person team consisting of home-schooled high school students, four

  • Beale Airmen 'Read Across America'

    Airmen from the 9th Communications Squadron here joined in the nation's largest reading celebration March 2, at Arobga Elementary School, here. The Airmen interacted with schoolchildren as they read their favorite books during the National Education Association's Read across America week. The

  • Air Force Week in Photos

    This week's photo highlights feature Airmen around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.View slideshow.

  • 5K run raises awareness of San Antonio's homeless

    Staff, students and recently-graduated Airmen from Basic Sensor Operator Training here, assisted with an event Feb. 20 to elevate awareness and aid homeless people of San Antonio.Randolph Air Force Base volunteers participated in the San Antonio Metropolitan Ministries' "Street 2 Feet 5K Run/Walk

  • Additional Airmen needed for Tops In Blue

    Air Force Services Agency officials here are still looking for Airmen to join the 2010 Tops In Blue team here.The primary team for 2010 was recently announced and the team will spend 2.5 months at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, learning the music, completing their deployment requirements, and

  • 31 Airmen selected for Tops In Blue

    Air Force Services Agency officials here recently announced the names of 31 Airmen selected for the world-renowned Tops In Blue team for 2010.For nine days, 74 Air Force singers, dancers, and musicians competed for the Tops In Blue slots during January's Air Force Worldwide Talent Contest at

  • Sheppard lieutenant wins cross country championship

    A lieutenant assigned to the 80th Operations Support Squadron here finished first at the Armed Forces Cross Country Championship Feb. 13 held in Spokane Valley, Wash. 2nd Lt. Caroline White finished the 8-kilometer course with a time of 29:27, running at a pace of 5:55 miles per minute. The win

  • Schriever spouse wins short story contest

    A spouse of a Schriever Air Force Base officer won the Year of the Air Force Family "My Air Force Life" short story contest in the over 18 category Feb. 24 here.Erin Wetmore, wife of 1st Lt. Ross Wetmore of the 50th Operations Support Squadron, learned in a surprise announcement that she had won

  • Dependent wins Air Force writing contest

    The daughter of an Andersen Air Force Base senior NCO won the Year of the Air Force Family short story under 18 category contest sponsored by Feb. 22 here.Ashley Nelson, daughter of Master Sgt. Dennis Nelson of the 36th Civil Engineer Squadron, won a laptop computer and gift

  • Photo essay: Gymnasts compete in tri-meet

    The Falcons women's gymnast team competed against Southeast Missouri State and Seattle-Pacific in the Cadet Gym here Feb. 20. The Air Force team placed second in a score of 188.00. Southeast Missouri came in first with 194.05 and Seattle Pacific finished with 187.075.View the slideshow.

  • 11 Airmen take worldwide talent search honors

    Air Force officials here selected the top 11 Air Force entertainers from 74 Airmen who gathered for the annual Air Force Worldwide Talent Search Jan. 17 through 25 at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.The Air Force's top talents were chosen after nine days of auditions, rehearsals and interviews, which

  • Air Force cross country teams win Armed Forces title

    The Air Force men's and women's cross country teams won the Armed Forces Cross Country Championship Feb. 13 at Plantes Ferry Sports Complex, Spokane Valley, Wash."This was the most talented men's and women's team I've been a part of in seven years," said Capt. Levi Severson, the team captain for the

  • Air Force thrills at Daytona 500

    Airmen thrilled about 200,000 spectators at the 52nd Annual Daytona 500 when two F-15 Eagles performed a flyover at the Daytona International Speedway Feb. 14 in Daytona Beach.The Daytona 500 was seen by millions of viewers worldwide as the fighter aircraft from the 2nd Fighter Squadron at Tyndall

  • Photo essay: Falcon gymnasts compete against UC Davis

    The Falcons women's gymnast team competed against University of California Davis Jan. 30 in the Cadet Gymnasium here. Air Force lost the meet 191.575 to 185.300 despite two event titles. View the slideshow.

  • Kadena Airmen visit school children during training

    A dozen Airmen from Kadena Air Base visited students at Runbini Kindergarten in Omitama City, Ibaraki Prefecture Feb. 1.The Airmen are part of an American contingent operating from Hyakuri Air Base for an aviation training relocation on mainland Japan."This is a great chance for the children to have

  • NORAD plans air patrols for Super Bowl

    Fighter jet crews from North American Aerospace Defense Command's Continental United States Region will be protecting the skies around Sun Life Stadium during Super Bowl XLIV Feb. 7, in Miami. Air Force fighter jets will be airborne while enforcing the Federal Aviation Administration's temporary

  • Freedom Miles encourages Ellsworth families to stay healthy

    Officials from the Ellsworth Air Force Base Airman and Family Readiness Center and base fitness center are sponsoring a 14-week program called Freedom Miles designed to encourage the spouses of deployed Airmen to stay active during the military members' deployment.Freedom Miles kicked off with a

  • Kyrgyz youth entertain Airmen, NFL cheerleaders

    Transit Center at Manas Airmen and NFL cheerleaders watched a concert performed by Kyrgyz students at a local music school Jan. 27, in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.While on an Armed Forces Entertainment tour here, the Washington Redskins cheerleaders visited the Abdraev Musical Boarding School in Bishkek,

  • Deployed Airman wins design contest

    Air Force Services Agency officials here announced the winner of the T-shirt contest recently here.Staff Sgt. Nathan Cruz, a radio frequency transmission technician from Robins Air Force Base, Ga., won the contest out of 174 submissions in the adult category. The award was

  • Air Force officials launch FitFamily

    Air Force officials are launching a new family fitness program that encourages an active lifestyle for kids and adults, and serves as an outlet to promote health and wellness in Air Force families. FitFamily, a companion to the highly successful youth fitness program, Fit Factor, begins Jan. 30, and

  • Amalgam Virgo exercise prepares units for Super Bowl

    Fighter aircraft, at the direction of officials from Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region, or CONR, will be busy well before Super Bowl Sunday preparing to protect Sun Life Stadium in Miami during game day.Exercise Amalgam Virgo 10-Miami will be held Jan. 28 in the

  • Academy fencers ranked in national points standings

    The U.S. Fencing Association point standings were released Jan. 26 for epee, saber and foil. Five Academy fencers are nationally ranked in the USFA point standings. Leading the way for the Air Force Academy fencing program is senior Peter French. French is currently ranked fifth in the nation with

  • Luke opens combat PT center

    Luke Air Force Base officials opened a combat physical training center Jan. 21 here, unveiling the fourth combat-oriented physical training venue the base has built or renovated in the past year. The new venue adds 8,000 square feet of indoor physical training space to Luke Air Force Base."This is a

  • Call for warrior games coaches

    If you have ever wanted to follow the footsteps of legendary coaches like John Wooden or Ed Owen, staff members in the Air Force Services Agency Fitness Branch are looking for you.The Air Force team for the first Warrior Games needs coaches for shooting, swimming, archery, volleyball, cycling, track

  • Air Force officials extend deadline for warrior games applications

    Air Force officials are accepting applications until Feb. 15 for the inaugural Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo.Wounded, ill and injured servicemembers will compete across all branches of the military in a joint effort between the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Olympic Committee.

  • Air Force officials announce NASCAR sponsorship for 2010

    Air Force officials begin the 10th year of sponsorship in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series by renewing the partnership with Richard Petty Motorsports for the 2010 season. Executives at GSD&M Idea City, the Air Force's advertising agency, organized the sponsorship and will roll out a multi-media

  • Photo essay: Falcons outskate Huskies

    U.S. Air Force Academy Falcons beat the University of Connecticut Huskies 2-1 at the Academy's Cadet Ice Arena Jan. 8.  The following evening, Air Force and UConn skated to a 2-2 overtime tie. Air Force fell into a tie for second place in the Atlantic Hockey Association as the Falcons' record stands

  • Coach to remain at the Academy

    Academy head coach Troy Calhoun released a statement Jan. 14 in response to rumors that he would accept a job with the Tennessee Volunteers. "We are more than grateful and proud to be closely involved with the character building of our cadets and the mission of the United States Air Force Academy,"

  • Air Force seeking athletes for warrior games

    The deadline for submitting applications to compete in the inaugural Warrior Games at Colorado Springs, Colo. is Jan. 15.Approximately 200 wounded active duty members and military veterans will compete in the Warrior Games May 10 to 14. Air Force officials are seeking approximately 25 wounded

  • Airmen transition into new fitness program

    As Airmen begin transitioning into the new testing cycle in January, officials worked to publish the new Air Force instruction to the Air Force Publications Web site Jan. 12, with an effective date of July 1.Air Force officials unveiled the new fitness program in August while still completing a

  • Airmen of Note dominate jazz chart

    The Airmen of Note's self-released holiday album "Cool Yule" has steadily marched up JazzWeek magazine's Jazz Weekly chart. "Cool Yule" topped out at number 2 for the week of Jan. 4. "Cool Yule" consists of 17 traditional holiday favorites arranged with a big band and swing theme. It was recorded

  • Airman earns Male Athlete of the Year title

    Becoming the Air Force Male Athlete of the Year is no easy feat.  It takes a lot of determination and dedication to achieve this status. This year's Air Force male athlete of the year is Capt. Ian Holt, a squadron command post missile combat crew commander for the 319th Missile Squadron.Captain Holt