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  • Airman trains Hollywood actors for 'Transformers' movie

    For authentic military aspects, DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures looked no further than Air Force Airmen for the major motion picture production “Transformers.” Actors trained for their individual military parts with an Air Force senior NCO. Master Sgt. Ray Bolinger, combat controller with the 22nd

  • Pounds wins second NCAA javelin title

    Saving the best for last and using a final throw of 190 feet, 3 inches, recent Air Force Academy graduate Dana Pounds successfully defended her javelin title at the NCAA Track and Field Championships here on June 9. Defeating the runner-up by nearly 12 feet, the Lexington, Ky., native claimed her

  • Air Force family members participate in national spelling bee

    Four Air Force families from around the world gathered here to support their children who were participating in the Scripps-Howard National Spelling Bee May 31 to June 1. These four families formed an unofficial team of support that came from their military connection and shared pride in their

  • Movie project transforms Holloman

    What do the Air Force’s first stealth fighter, a toy that has been around since the 1980s, and a director who loves big-budget, special effects-driven movies all have in common? The answer is the DreamWorks/Paramount Pictures project, "Transformers," being filmed here. On May 19, Col. David Moore,

  • Academy javelin star adds to her trophy shelf

    A 2006 U.S. Air Force Academy graduate was named the Female Field Event Athlete of the Year for the Mountain Region, officials from the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced June 1. Dana Pounds, a newly commissioned second lieutenant, will look to defend her national

  • Wild Blue Country headed yonder

    Ten of the 74 academy bandsmen are traveling to the Middle East in June to provide entertainment support.Wild Blue Country, the country music group, will spend much of June and July traveling to forward operating bases that have never had live entertainment. They are the first musicians from the

  • Air Force women first, men second in armed forces volleyball

    The Air Force women’s team took top honors and the men's team came in second at the 2006 Armed Forces Volleyball Championship here May 11 to 18.The Air Force women faced the host Army team in their first match, beating them three straight games -- 25-13, 25-16 and 25-13.Kristin Huitt (a 2nd

  • Whatever you do this summer, stay safe

    Each year, the Air Force stresses the importance of zero mishaps during the 101 Critical Days of Summer through PowerPoint slides, commander’s calls and safety briefings. For the most part, Airmen do their part to put safety at the forefront. But what about those safety issues that tend to fall

  • Academy baseball player takes ESPN magazine honors

    Air Force Academy sophomore Josh Meents was named to the ESPN The Magazine District VII Academic All-District Baseball Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Meents, an operations research major with a 3.33 overall grade point average, was named to the first team.

  • N.Y. lacrosse team dedicates season to Pope Airmen

    When Brianna Maglio scored the first goal of the season for her fourth grade lacrosse team in Garden City, N.Y., she wasn’t just doing it for her team. The Gray Sweeties, Brianna's team, have dedicated this season to her brother, Airman Emilio Lavia, and his unit, the 43rd Logistics Readiness

  • Air Force women repeat as soccer champions

    The Air Force repeated as the armed forces women's soccer champions at the 2006 championship tournament hosted by Naval Station Mayport, Fla., May 2 to 8.The first game of the tournament pitted the Air Force against the Army.  Army came out aggressively against the defending champs. In the first

  • McGuire Airman makes lucky catch

    Sports history landed in the lap of a McGuire Airman May 8 while he sat in the right field bleachers of Citizens Bank Park, as the Philadelphia Phillies played the San Francisco Giants. Airman 1st Class Carlos Oliveras of the 305th Aerial Port Squadron caught Barry Bonds' 713th home run ball, which

  • Services squadron shows 'BEST' hospitality

    Since January, hundreds of prizes have been passed out at bingo games, dozens of entertainers have passed through and personal trainers have spent more than 1,000 hours helping people meet their fitness goals here. “But what I wish I knew more than anything,” said 1st Lt. Tyson Edwards, “is the

  • Falcons wrap up season at annual twilight meet

    The Air Force track and field team wrapped up the 2006 regular season hosting the Ris Westen Twilight Invitational at the Academy May 5. Senior Genelle Chapman picked up a pair of first-place finishes as one of 14 Falcons to win an event at the annual end-of-season meet. Chapman, a Colorado Springs

  • A world away, Airmen enjoy hometown tradition

    About 50 Airmen deployed here participated in Bloomsday Away on May 7, bringing an annual tradition from Spokane, Wash., to military members half a world away. The city’s annual Bloomsday 12K is a popular race with more than 50,000 participants annually. Airmen deployed here from Fairchild Air Force

  • TV writer embeds with medical teams in Iraq

    In a first for Hollywood, the Air Force was able to embed a screenwriter with a medical unit in Iraq for research on a proposed television series. Jeff Eckerle visited the Air Force Theater Hospital at Balad Air Base, Iraq, from April 7 to 16 in order to help develop the series, based in part on the

  • Cadet named to wrestling coaches' All-Academic Team

    Air Force Academy senior Beau Tresemer of Norman, Okla., was one of 68 wrestlers named to the National Wrestling Coaches Association's 2005-06 All-Academic Team.A 2006 NCAA qualifier at 165 pounds, Tresemer has compiled a 3.210 cumulative grade point average while majoring in legal studies at the