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  • Cancer doesn’t stop Air Force cyclists from crossing Iowa

    Tears don’t fall lightly from a colonel, especially in front of more than 120 other Airmen. But when Col. John Clarke presented Pamela Vineyard a plaque, representing a weeklong bike ride across the state of Iowa, the tears were evidence of the inspiring and amazing example of her strength and

  • Academy professor sets swimming world record

    An Air Force Academy professor set a world record in long-distance swimming July 23.Lt. Col. Tim Lawrence of the U.S. Air Force Academy's Department of Astronautical Engineering became the first American to swim the 14.8 nautical miles from Britain's Jersey Island to France. In the process, he

  • Academy band wows crowd with help from old friend

    The U.S. Air Force Academy Band's Falconaires performed a concert for the Texas Band Members Association convention here at the Lila Cockrell Theatre with the assistance of a living legend. Sammy Nestico, known in music circles for his long career as a military musician and his success in the music

  • Assistant secretary to join bike ride across Iowa

    An Air Force official charged with finding alternative fuel sources for the Air Force will demonstrate his commitment to the cause by riding in the Des Moines Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, or RAGBRAI. The cyclist is William "Bill" Anderson, assistant secretary of the Air Force

  • USAFE football reunion to be held at Andrews

    Servicemembers who played for the U.S. Air Forces in Europe football team will gather together with their teammates at a reunion here Sept. 1 and 2. The reunion will be a celebration for the men who competed against each other on the football field while serving their country, said Tech. Sgt. Scott

  • Air Force cyclists join annual bike ride across Iowa

    Several riders representing the Air Force are taking part in the Des Moines Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, or RAGBRAI, July 23 to 29.The annual seven-day bicycle ride across the state, in its 33rd year, has been attracting Air Force cyclists since 1995. What began as a small group

  • From Holloman to Hollywood, Transformers make movie magic

    Lights, camera, action! Airmen at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., home to the Air Force's only operational F-117 wing, got to experience a new kind of rush as Hollywood invaded their base. The DreamWorks/Paramount Pictures live-action film "Transformers," set to release in July 2007, will feature

  • Five servicemembers show off their arms at Nationals game

    On a sweltering hot day in the nation's capitol, five members of the armed forces were given the chance to take part in a Major League Baseball tradition.Representatives from the Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard each threw out a ceremonial "first pitch" before the Washington

  • AFN to end radio play-by-play sports

    Department of Defense officials announced July 5 that the American Forces Network, or AFN, will end broadcasting play-by-play sports on radio later this summer. The decision to discontinue live play-by-play sports on radio was based upon a series of DOD worldwide audience surveys of servicemembers

  • Air Force Marathon boasts new additions

    Officials announced that there will be a new team in town at the tenth anniversary Air Force Marathon. For the first time, a pace team will run with participants in the half-marathon, assisting participants who want to finish within a specific race time. "We are very excited to add a new pace team

  • Summer 2006 quarterly issue of Airman available

    Read about how airpower is helping fight the war on terrorism, see how a team of Airmen mentors is making a difference in Afghanistan, follow the daily routine of an Air Force recruiter in the Big Apple, and tag along as Airmen prepare for detainee operations in the area of responsibility. These

  • Academy grad named 2006 MWC male student-athlete

    U.S. Air Force Academy 2006 graduate Matt Karmondy was honored as the Mountain West Conference Male Student-Athlete of the Year. Established by the Mountain West Conference Joint Council in 1999, the award is the highest honor presented to a student-athlete by the league. The award is bestowed

  • Falcons ready to recapture Commander-in-Chief's Trophy

    For Air Force Academy football players, last season was one to be remembered, but not so much for the things athletes normally enjoy reminiscing. As players walked victoriously from the field after blowing out New Mexico with a strong 42-24 win in the 2005 season finale, it felt good to finish

  • Pounds takes 2nd at U.S. track, field championships

    With a javelin throw of 183 feet, 9 inches, a recent U.S. Air Force Academy graduate concluded her collegiate career with a second-place showing at the U.S. Track and Field Championships June 23 in Indianapolis. Finishing second out of 17 athletes, Dana Pounds posted the best throw by a collegiate

  • Arizona Cardinal visits Incirlik

    Running routes in 94-degree heat is nothing new to Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald. He does the same thing every summer in Tempe, Ariz., for training camp.But Tempe is a long way away from Incirlik, where Mr. Fitzgerald was running routes June 21 with a bunch of unlikely teammates

  • Academy grad earns Academic All-America status

    A recent U.S. Air Force Academy graduate was named to the 2006 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Track and Field/Cross Country University Division Third Team by the Collegiate Sports Information Directors of America on Tuesday, June 20. A two-time conference champion, 2nd Lt. Nick Wilson

  • Hometown crowd roots for U.S.A.

    More than 3,000 soccer fans of all ages rooted for U.S.A. by bringing hometown America to Pulaski Park, just a short drive from the stadium where their team tied Italy, 1-1, in a 2006 FIFA World Cup match June 17.They did it with an 11-hour World Cup Fest at the park on Pulaski Barracks.

  • AFN to air remaining World Cup matches

    The American Forces Network Broadcast Center has been granted permission to distribute the full complement of remaining World Cup soccer matches. The permission was arranged through News Corporation and Infront Sports and Media, along with the cooperation of a group of host-country rights holders.

  • Academy grads team up for reality show

    In a “quest for a promised hidden treasure,” a team of three former Air Force officers are competing against nine teams on NBC's new adventure series "Treasure Hunters." The team of U.S. Air Force Academy graduates includes husband and wife Matt and Brooke Rillos and their friend Matt Zitzlsperger.