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  • World-class runners to compete in Air Force Marathon

    Two running legends will return for the 10th annual U.S. Air Force Marathon. Marathon champions Bill Rodgers and Alberto Salazar will once again have a full itinerary as they arrive the day before the big event. Rodgers will sign autographs and greet marathon participants from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Air Force defeats Saint Mary's at SMC Fall Classic

    The U.S. Air Force Academy women's soccer team earned its first win of the season, defeating Saint Mary's 2-1 Sept. 9 at the Saint Mary's College Fall Classic here. The win boosts the Falcons to 1-4-1 on the season and drops the Gaels to 1-5-0. Falcons sophomore Corbin Sanford's goal in the 65th

  • 'Treasure Hunters' meet Air Force leaders

    A team made up of Air Force Academy grads that recently competed on a reality-television show visited the Pentagon Sept. 7 and met with senior Air Force leaders. They also toured the Air Force Memorial site here. Husband and wife, Matt and Brooke Rillos, and their best friend, Matt Zitzlsperger,

  • Freedom Walks to commemorate 9/11, honor veterans

    Tens of thousands of Americans in all 50 states and the District of Columbia are preparing to put on their walking shoes during the next few days as they participate in Freedom Walks to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and to honor veterans, past and

  • Military members transition into life after deployment

    Fourteen military couples from across the U.S. left their homes Aug. 24 for a different kind of mission at Lantana Lodge, a lakeside resort at Jordan State Park in northern Denton County, Texas. The couples, who had been separated for months due to deployments in combat areas around the

  • Running for more than fitness

    In a country at war against Taliban extremists who banned women's education, more than 900 runners and walkers participated in a Women's Equality Day 5K fun run and walk here. Congress designated "Women's Equality Day" in the United States Aug. 28, 1971. The date commemorates the 1920 passage of the

  • Enthusiasm, dedication fuel Tops in Blue team

    The 2006 edition of Tops in Blue, "What's Love," has completed one of two tours of the Southwest Asia area of responsibility. The team performed 11 shows over 19 days for approximately 7,500 deployed servicemembers."It's a grueling schedule," said Tom Edwards, chief of Air Force Entertainment and

  • Falcons eye 'Return to Dominance'

    The Air Force football team broke out new uniforms for its annual media day following their first fall practice last week. The players told reporters the 2006 season will be the Falcons' "Return to Dominance." "Their motto sends a great message to me," Air Force head coach Fisher DeBerry said.

  • Line coach suspended from Air Force football team

    Air Force offensive line coach Pete Hurt has been suspended indefinitely by the Air Force Academy Athletic Association pending investigation of alleged violations of his contract. The violations involve alleged inappropriate striking of a player during practice. The suspension begins immediately.

  • Two Alamo City Airmen vie for 'American Idol' spot

    A former "Tops in Blue" performer and an Air Force chaplain's assistant turned Batman are a step closer to stardom. Staff Sgts. Keith Loudermill and James Warren, both from Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, each earned a "golden ticket" Aug. 11 at the Alamodome here for a shot at becoming the next

  • Air Force sweeps armed forces golf tournament

    The Air Force capitalized on its home-course advantage to capture the 2006 Armed Forces Golf Championship on Aug. 11 at the Marshallia Ranch Golf Course here. Air Force golfers took top honors at the conclusion of the four-round tournament, winning the men's and women's team competitions, as well as

  • Marathon looks for relay teams

    The 10th Annual U.S. Air Force Marathon on Sept. 16 offers the option of running on relay teams.The four-member teams have each person running a specific leg of the marathon. The team's total elapsed time will determine the winner. If a relay team has less than four members on race day, one or more

  • Vandenberg golfers exploit home course advantage

    In a battle of hometown heroes, one Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Airman beats out another in the playoff round of the 2006 Air Force Golf Championship Aug. 4 at the Marshallia Ranch Golf Course here. In the end it was Air Force golf veteran Geoffrey Mann, who won the same tournament in 2003,

  • Air Force defeats Simon Fraser 72-70

    The Air Force Academy women's basketball team wrapped up its four-game Canadian tour with a 72-70 win over Simon Fraser Sunday afternoon at SFU's West Gym. With just 2.1 seconds remaining in regulation, junior Pamela Findlay of Glenview, Ill., drained a pair of free throws to give the Falcons the

  • Awareness crucial in motorcycle safety

    The thrill of motorcycle riding is one that many Americans will experience during these 101 critical days of summer. With gas prices and temperatures rising, many people feel that now is the perfect time to get on their bikes. But before doing so, motorcyclists should consider a few things before

  • Falcons down Trinity Western

    In the second exhibition game of its Canadian tour, the Air Force women's basketball team defeated Trinity Western, 73-45, Aug. 3 at Mennonite Educational Institution.Junior Pamela Findlay of Glenview, Ill., led the Falcons' balanced offensive attack with nine points. Air Force took an early 4-0

  • Air Force museum launches new Web site

    The National Museum of the United States Air Force is getting a new look online. The museum's new site features easy-to-navigate links to nearly 4,000 pages of museum news, exhibits, research information and more. In addition, more than 4,000 photographs will be available to download. The new Web

  • Academy hoopsters top Canadian college

    In the first exhibition game of its Canadian tour, the Air Force women's basketball team defeated University College of the Fraser Valley, 70-55, at UCFV's Student Activity Centre on Aug. 2.Senior Letricia Castillo of Anchorage, Alaska, led the Falcons with 18 points. After a pair of early free

  • Air Force cycling team wraps up RAGBRAI

    One hundred Air Force cycling team members finished in two columns of 50 in Muscatine, Iowa, on July 29, dipping their front wheel in the Mississippi River, the traditional end to the ride across the state. The Air Force team participated in the Des Moines Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across