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  • Transit Center Airmen compete against Kyrgyz in basketball game

    Airmen from the Transit Center at Manas defeated a Kyrgyz Russian Slavic University basketball team 93-51 in a game here Jan. 5. This was the Transit Center's third game and second victory against a local team. The Kyrgyz team started strong and was up one point after the first three minutes, but

  • Wings of Blue to jump into college football championship game

    The U.S. Air Force Academy's Wings of Blue parachute demonstration team is scheduled to jump into the Rose Bowl as part of pregame activities during the Citi Bowl Championship Series National Championship football game Jan. 7, in Pasadena, Calif.Wings of Blue members will drop into the stadium with

  • Basketball: Falcons rein in Broncos, 72-65

    Air Force defeated Texas-Pan American 72-65 at Clune Arena Jan. 2 on a career-high 25 points by center Mike McLain.McLain, a native of Portland, Ore., also led Air Force in rebounds with seven. Other high scorers for the Falcons were junior forward Derek Brooks, with 16, and junior guard Evan

  • Military academy bowl victories shine light on armed forces

    The Air Force and Naval academy football teams triumphed in their respective bowl games Jan. 2, shining a spotlight on the servicemember-athletes comprising the rosters and the armed forces they represent.Military honors were replete here at the 5th annual Armed Forces Bowl, which pitted the

  • Falcons snatch 6 interceptions, win 47-20

    Six interceptions powered the Air Force Academy to a 47-20 win over the University of Houston Cougars in the Armed Forces Bowl, Dec. 31 here.This was the third time the Air Force Academy and University of Houston met on the gridiron in two years. The Academy trounced the Cougars 31-28 during the

  • Tyndall Airman named Female Athlete of the Year

    When she was just 5 years old, she was already learning to hit softballs in her family's Fort Lauderdale, Fla., backyard. The balls were pitched patiently, one after the other, by an encouraging father who saw something special in his little girl's extraordinary ability to connect a bat with a ball.

  • Women's Basketball: Bradley defeats Air Force, 62-45

    The Academy Falcons dropped a 62-45 women's basketball game to the Bradley Braves Dec. 19 at Clune Arena here. The loss dropped the Falcons to 2-8 on the season and lifted the Braves to 3-6. After starting the game out neck-and-neck, Bradley pulled away late in the first half and never looked back.

  • Air Force Marathon registration opens with special Jan. 1 pricing

    If getting fit is part of your resolution for 2010, you can ring in the new year by signing up for the Air Force Marathon.Online registration for the marathon opens Jan. 1 at 12:01 a.m., and to encourage early sign ups, the Air Force Marathon Office is offering special discounted registration rates

  • Chairman sends holiday message to troops, families

    Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Dec. 22 issued the following holiday message: "As America celebrates this holiday season, our Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen and Coast Guardsmen are serving around the world. Families and friends at home can enjoy the holidays in

  • 'America's AOC' tracks Santa this Christmas Eve

    Members of the 601st Air and Space Operations Center here will once again track Santa Claus on part of his journey around the world this Christmas Eve, and media interested in tracking Santa are invited to visit "America's AOC" Christmas Eve.In conjunction with the "NORAD Tracks Santa" program, the

  • Holiday Notes from Home airs Dec 23-25

    Several stars join the Air Force bands in this year's Holiday Notes from Home concert on the American Forces Network and the Gospel Music Channel this holiday season.The hour-long special will air on the Gospel Music Channel Dec. 23 at 10 p.m and will feature Amy Grant, Brian McKnight, Take 6, the

  • AFMC Freedom's Call Tattoo 2010 scheduled for June 25

    'Tis the season for most people to host or attend holiday parties; but, for officials, here, 'tis the season to be in the midst of planning for one of southwest Ohio's largest summer celebrations.The Air Force Materiel Command Freedom's Call Tattoo is Friday, June 25, 2010. Officials expect another

  • Football: Falcons' Chris Thomas selected to play in East-West Shrine game

    Air Force senior safety Chris Thomas has been selected to play in the 85th annual East-West Shrine Game at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla., Jan. 23.Thomas was an honorable mention all-Mountain West Conference selection. He is the Falcon's active career leader in tackles with 287. This season, he

  • Photo essay: Falcons sweep hockey series

    The U.S. Air Force Academy Falcons swept a two-game series with American International College Dec. 4 through 5 at the Cadet Ice Arena here. View the slideshow.

  • Cadets bring holiday cheer to children in need

    U.S. Air Force Academy Cadets sponsored the "Toy Trick," an event to gather toys for less fortunate children, at the Falcons hockey team's match against American International College Dec. 5 in the Cadet Ice Arena here.  After the Falcons scored their first goal, fans tossed donated toys onto the

  • Nellis commander completes 6-show run on 'Jeopardy!'

    The set wasn't the same as he remembered from watching the show in its inaugural season more than 25 years ago. The chalkboard scheme has been replaced by liquid crystal display screens; the money at stake has doubled; and contestants are no longer limited to just five wins. From the first day Col.

  • Lakenheath Airmen hold Christmas party for special children

    Royal Air Force Lakenheath Airmen partnered with the Starlight Foundation to host a Christmas party for terminally and seriously ill children Dec. 5 at the Imperial War Museum at Duxford, England.More than 70 volunteers from the 48th Fighter Wing participated in the traditional party that finds its

  • Entertainers put on a show for troops in Southwest Asia

    A "kid" kept servicemembers entertained for hours here Dec. 6: triple-platinum recording artist Kid Rock.Kid Rock brought his Twisted Brown Trucker Band, along with comedian Carlos Mencia and singer songwriter Jessie James, here as part of Tour for the Troops 2009.The Tour for the Troops 2009 is

  • Bolling members take 'Amazing Race' challenge

    Nearly 40 people from the National Capital Region competed in an obstacle course-style competition Dec. 4 at Bolling Air Force Base. Events ranged from paintball to low-crawling, wheelchair racing, barrel-rolling and bicycling.Competitors raced across a 5.5-mile area on Bolling AFB and Anacostia

  • Kandahar Airmen complete 265,000 push ups

    Sixty-three members of the 451st Air Expeditionary Wing completed a total of 265,597 push ups throughout the month of November.Nov. 30 ended the wing's 30-day challenge in which Airmen were challenged to complete 10,000 push ups between Nov. 1 through 30. Tech. Sgt. Jason Whitehorn, of the 451st AEW

  • Football: Air Force accepts bid to Armed Forces Bowl

    Air Force officials here accepted a bid Dec. 6 as the Mountain West Conference representative to play in the 2009 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, scheduled to be held Dec. 31 in Fort Worth, Texas.The U.S. Air Force Academy will play against the 25th-ranked Houston Cougars of Conference-USA at

  • NCAA football lifts morale for doctors, wounded troops

    Two Air Force doctors brought spirit to the Craig Joint Theater Hospital here with help from NCAA football program officials.The hospital is a first-rate facility, but it just needed some personality, said Capt. Matt Howard a native of Camden, Ark. native."Everything was black and white," said

  • Football: 11 Falcons named to all-conference team

    U.S. Air Force Academy junior defensive back Reggie Rembert was named to the first-team all-Mountain West Conference in football, as announced Dec. 1 by conference officials. Rembert was the lone Falcon to earn first-team honors, and senior offensive linemen Nick Charles and Peter Lusk, junior

  • Manas Airmen further relations with Kyrgyzstan with 'hoops' game

    A team of Airmen here competed with Kyrgyz athletes in a basketball game Nov. 20, at a local sports facility at Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.In the game between the Airmen from the Transit Center at Manas and a team of students put together from a local university, the Airmen defeated their counterparts,

  • Nellis commander to appear on 'Jeopardy!'

    The answer: This commander from Nellis Air Force Base hopes to exhibit a high-flying level of knowledge on one of America's favorite quiz shows. "Who is Col. Dave Belote?" would be the proper response, as the 99th Air Base Wing commander appeared on "Jeopardy!" that will air Dec. 2.Appearing on the

  • Tops In Blue officials seek new talent, auditions open

    The Air Force's premier entertainment group, Tops In Blue, is seeking new performers to be part of the 2010 Tops In Blue World Tour.Air Force "Mission Audition" is open to all members of the Air Force, Air Force Reserve, and Air National Guard, regardless of rank or career field.The group is looking

  • Photo essay: Academy women's volleyball team ends season

    The U.S. Air Force Academy Falcons women's volleyball team finished their season in a game against Utah in Clune Arena here Nov. 21, 2009.  The Falcons lost the three-set decision, 25-18, 25-16, and 27-25.View the slideshow.

  • Agency delivers 'taste of home' to deployed troops

    How do you plan Thanksgiving dinner for 180,000 people more than 6,000 miles away? If you're a food buyer at the Defense Logistics Agency, you start by making a shopping list in April for meals to be served to U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. "Providing superb meals to our U.S. troops is a

  • Trade Commission officials offer gift card tips

    Because distance often separates extended and even immediate families in military life, gift cards are a popular choice for holiday gift-giving. After all, one size fits all, and the recipients can get exactly what they want from a retailer or restaurant. But the Federal Trade Commission advises

  • Celebrities thank troops at Thanksgiving concert

    Gary Sinise and the Lieutenant Dan Band made their first appearance in Afghanistan performing for hundreds of Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Coast Guard members Nov. 23 here.This visit is one in a long line of entertainment and celebrity visits to boost morale of servicemembers who are away from home

  • Physical training uniform made in America

    Air Force officials partnered with American industry to ensure the new physical fitness uniform is not only upgraded with better material and functionality, but also is 100 percent America made.The new PTU outer garment running suit is being manufactured near Columbus Air Force Base, Miss., and

  • Second group of Football Frenzy winners to attend NFL game

    Four members of Air Force clubs are the winners of a trip to attend a regular season NFL game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New York Jets in Tampa, Fla., Dec. 13.The club members were drawn from more than 7,000 entries received during the first nine weeks of the Air Force Services

  • Football: Falcons end season on a sour note with 38-21 loss to BYU

    The Falcons dropped their last game of the season to 22nd-ranked BYU 38-21 in the final game of the season here Nov. 21.The Cougars took advantage Air Force turnovers, scoring two touchdowns from a fumble and interception in the second quarter to take a decisive 24-7 lead at halftime. BYU took the

  • Airmen to take stars overseas to entertain servicemembers for holidays

    Airmen will fly Kid Rock and his band to entertain American troops in Southwest Asia and families in Europe Nov. 30 to Dec. 12.Kid Rock and the Twisted Brown Trucker Band will bring their unique blend of Southern rock, soul, country, heavy metal and hip hop music to American servicemembers and their

  • Air Force Academy firefighters smash own world record

    An Air Force Academy team shattered their own world record Nov. 18 at the five-day 2009 Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge here.The top-ranked ladies tandem team, dubbed "Old Dog, New Trick," beat their record with a time of 1:52.33 in the female relay event."I'm so excited; it was a clean, seamless

  • USO officials target military women with care packages

    The USO has changed a lot in 68 years and the organization marked another milestone in the group's history of supporting the military Nov. 18 when it sponsored a care package service specifically for female servicemembers. While previous USO care packages were unisex, containing little sundries from

  • Joint team shows 'warrior spirit' during Jungle Day

    Airmen of the 13th Air Force spent Nov. 13 competing in sports, games and other morale-building activities here. The Jungle Day tradition originated when the organization was assigned to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, and gives 13th Air Force members a chance to have fun and give back to the local

  • Flexibility key to airpower, Space-A

    Have you ever dreamed of climbing the steps of an Egyptian pyramid or schussing down a black diamond ski slope in Bavaria? Or perhaps digging your toes in the sand on a Hawaiian beach is more your speed. Well, there is a perfect way to make these dreams become a reality: space-available

  • Initiative helps disabled vets stay active

    A recent initiative launched by officials with the Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Olympic Committee is giving disabled veterans a chance to rediscover their potential through athletics and competition.A memorandum of understanding was signed between the two organizations Oct. 21 to

  • Football: Air Force triumphs in last 2009 home game, 45-17

    U.S. Air Force Academy Falcons gained more than 550 yards of total offense as Falcons running back Asher Clark rushed for a career-high three touchdowns while the Air Force held the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Rebels to less than 300 total yards in a 45-17 rout at Falcon Stadium here Nov. 14.The

  • Air Education and Training Command wins the USAF Marathon MAJCOM Challenge

    The Air Education and Training Command won this year's U.S. Air Force Marathon Major Command Challenge Commander's Trophy, with the Air Force Materiel Command coming in second.The announcement was made last week at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.The MAJCOM Challenge is an Air

  • Air Force officials emphasize individual fitness responsibility

    While Air Force commanders have the responsibility to maintain a unit fitness program, the new fitness Air Force instruction will better emphasize each Airman's responsibility to meet and maintain fitness standards, officials here said Nov. 13.Commanders and supervisors will continue to emphasize

  • ESPN films 'College GameDay' from Academy

    The popular sports show ESPN "College GameDay" was filmed on location Nov. 7 at the U.S. Air Force Academy prior to the Falcons taking the field against service academy rival, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.About 1,000 Air Force and Army cadets crowded the terrazzo holding signs displaying

  • Football: Air Force rallies in 2nd half to crush Army, 35-7

    A linebacker's halftime rant and an unexpected aerial attack gave the Air Force Academy Falcons a 35-7 win over the Army Black Knights Nov. 7. The battle of service academy rivals was "bone against bone, knuckles rubbing against knuckles," said Falcons head football coach Troy Calhoun. The first

  • Photo essay: 'Fox NFL Sunday' team visits Bagram

    The "FOX NFL Sunday" broadcast team visited the Airmen of the 755th Air Expeditionary Group here. The team of Curt Menefee, Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Michael Strahan, Jimmy Johnson and Jay Glazer will do a live special broadcast from Bagram Airfield just three days before Veterans Day.  The

  • 'Cake Boss' episode filmed at Joint Base McGuire to air Nov 9

    Viewers of the hit television show "Cake Boss" will get a little taste of the Air Force mission when an episode filmed here in September airs on TLC, Nov. 9, at 10 p.m. Eastern time. Filmed at JB McGuire and aboard the USS New Jersey in Camden, the episode will feature an Air Force-themed cake

  • ESPN 'College Gameday' to return to Academy Nov. 7

    ESPN's "College GameDay" crew will broadcast live from the U.S. Air Force Academy 8 to 10 a.m. Nov. 7 from the Terrazzo for the Air Force vs. Army football game. This will be "College GameDay's" third visit to the Academy, and a return home for one of the "College GameDay" anchors. ESPN "College

  • Football: Reenergized Falcons offense smashes CSU 34-16

    The Falcons' offense got back on track Halloween night, gaining 382 yards in a convincing 34-16 win over the Colorado State University Rams. The Falcons have out-rushed their opponents in all eight previous games this season, and made that nine straight games, grinding out 271 yards while allowing

  • Teamwork vital to promoting Air Force awareness

    The Air Force is all about teamwork. It's in recruiting brochures and Air Force commercials. No matter how big or small the mission, teamwork is a way of life. For Tech. Sgt. Rick Jones, NCO in charge of the Air Force NASCAR program, teamwork is vital in promoting Air Force awareness to millions of

  • Football: Falcons lose to Utes 23-16 in OT

    Seven yards was the margin of victory for Utah as the Utes' defense held off Air Force on a fourth down in overtime to seal a 23-16 win. Utah entered the game ranked 19th and 20th by the nation's two college football polls and 18th in the Associated Press poll. It is the second nationally ranked

  • Academy cadets help race for the cure

    More than 150 U.S. Air Force Academy cadets here helped raise more than $540,000 to screen, treat and educate patients and research a cure for breast cancer during the September Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Colorado Springs, Colo. Volunteer race director Gay Harrison, an Academy Class of 1984

  • Photo essay: Falcons get out-Charged!

    The U.S. Air Force Academy Falcons played the University of Alabama-Huntsville Chargers in front of a  jammed-pack audience at the Cadet Ice Arena Oct. 17, 2009 here. The Chargers held off the Falcons for a 4-2 win.  Air Force opens Atlantic Hockey Association play this weekend as the Falcons host

  • New PT rules will not take away from unit fitness

    Everyone in the Air Force is required to maintain fitness. In fact, in January 2010 the new physical fitness testing criteria will take effect, requiring Airmen to meet minimum requirements in each category or fail the test. Now, Air Force officials are restructuring the requirement for commanders

  • Football: Air Force shuts out Wyoming, 10-0

    Air Force Academy Falcons posted their first shutout against a Mountain West Conference opponent in 12 years, defeating the Wyoming  Cowboys 10-0 at Falcon Stadium Oct. 17 to end a two-game losing streak. The Falcons' defense held Wyoming to 174 yards of total offense, keeping the Cowboys out of the

  • Football: Air Force falls to 10th-ranked TCU, 20-17

    Normal001743115211.1282000 The U.S. Air Force Academy football team fought hard against 10th-ranked Texas Christian University, but lost 20-17 Oct. 10 at Falcon Stadium here. An 8-yard rush by Falcons quarterback Connor Dietz brought the Falcons within three points with less than a minute to

  • USAFE officials ramp up for improved PT program

    United States Air Forces in Europe Airmen will see major changes in the fitness program starting Jan. Some of the Air Force-level modifications include testing twice a year versus once and having fitness assessment cell representatives conduct the biannual testing at the main installations to

  • Academy officials begin year-long self study of athletics

    Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike Gould announced Oct. 6 that Academy officials will begin a year-long, campus-wide effort to study the athletics program as part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I athletics certification program. Specific areas the study will

  • Football: Falcons fall to Midshipmen in overtime

    U.S. Air Force Academy running back Savier Stephens rushed for 81 yards, but the Falcons football team came up short in a 16-13 overtime loss to the Naval Academy Oct. 3 at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md. Stephens helped set up for two field goals scored by Falcons kicker

  • Air Force teams earn gold medals at armed forces softball championships

    The Air Force men's and women's softball teams earned gold medals at the Armed Forces Slow-Pitch Softball Championships Sept. 25 at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla. The Air Force women's team went 6-3 during the tournament and won their third armed forces title in three years. During the men's

  • Football: Defense carries Falcons to 26-14 victory over Aztecs

    The U.S. Air Force Academy football team won its second straight Mountain West Conference game on the strength of its defense, which scored two touchdowns in Falcons' 26-14 victory against San Diego State University Sept. 26 at Falcon Stadium here. The Falcons picked off San Diego State's

  • British band performs in Pentagon courtyard

    The British Army's 1st Battalion Scots Guards Pipes and Drums Band played in the Pentagon courtyard during lunchtime Sept. 25 as a show of solidarity with the U.S. Armed Forces, according to a British liaison officer to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.The unit's performance is "an

  • 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.

  • Football: Falcons feast on turnovers, down New Mexico 37-13

    The U.S. Air Force Academy defense forced four turnovers and capitalized on New Mexico's offensive miscues to down the Lobos 37-13 here Sept. 19 in NCAA football action. Air Force took control of the game from the first series, when the defense held firm on the Lobo's first drive, limiting their

  • Record crowd turns out for Air Force Marathon

    Nearly 10,000 runners lined up at the starting line for the 2009 Air Force Marathon Sept. 19 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The events of today included participants running in the full marathon as well as a wheeled division, a half-marathon and a 10K run. The 13th annual running event with an

  • Photo essay: Avs face off at Clune Arena

    The Colorado Avalanche held its annual Burgundy and White Game at the U.S. Air Force Academy's Clune Arena Sept. 16.Proceeds from the scrimmage benefit military families, The Home Front Cares projects and the Colorado Avalanche Youth Hockey program.The Burgundy and White teams were tied 2-2 at the

  • Blogging Airman sheds 70 pounds, ready to take on marathon

    As last Thanksgiving passed and the leftovers were all gone, one Airman had an epiphany about his portly self. Nearly a year later and 70 pounds lighter, Senior Master Sgt. Ken Holcomb is getting ready to run the Air Force Marathon Sept. 19 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He plans to blog

  • Hockey: Academy preseason favorite to win league

    For the second straight year, the Air Force Academy hockey team has been selected as the preseason favorite to win the Atlantic Hockey Association in a poll of the league's coaches. The Falcons collected eight first place votes en route to 80 total points. The Falcons, who made their third straight

  • Top Air Force general to attend USAF Marathon

    In another historical first, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz is scheduled to attend the U.S. Air Force Marathon on Sept. 19. General Schwartz's attendance marks the first time the service's most senior officer will attend the event, which is in its 13th year. The general, an avid

  • Air Force Marathon's MAJCOM Challenge draws record-breaking participation

    After first going to Air Education and Training Command at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, and then to Air Force Materiel Command here, the Major Command Challenge, or MAJCOM Challenge, trophy is again up for grabs at this year's United States Air Force Marathon. The MAJCOM Challenge is an Air

  • CENTCOM bases hold fun runs

    Across the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, servicemembers were making a run for it.  More than 2,000 participants from four Southwest Asia bases took part in their separate half-marathons and 10Ks, aligning their runs to coincide with the Air Force's annual flagship marathon at

  • Football: Gophers take glory in stadium's inaugural game

    Showing off for a sold-out home crowd, the Minnesota Gophers emerged victorious in a 20-13 win over Air Force at the inaugural game for the University's new TCF Bank Stadium Sept. 12. The Falcons won the battles of total offensive yards with 386, offensive plays, first downs with 24 to Minnesota's

  • Air Force officials unveil new PT running shorts at marathon

    Air Force officials here will unveil new lightweight running shorts this month in time for the Air Force Marathon Sept. 19 here. The shorts feature a durable, quick-drying nylon shell with polyester brief for moisture management, a 4.5 inch inseam, drawstring waist, and oversized inside back key

  • Football: Air Force blasts Nicholls State 72-0 in home opener

    Air Force scored early and often, handing the Nicholls State Colonels their worst loss in the school's history with a 72-0 blowout at Falcon Stadium Sept. 5. The Falcons' defense set the tempo for the game, recovering four of the Colonels' five fumbles and keeping Nicholls State out of the red zone,

  • Red, White and Brave parade honors those who serve

    Air Force Academy participants joined forces with many local military members and civilians alike who turned out to salute returning Fort Carson fighting men and women Aug. 29, 2009, in downtown Colorado Springs. The Red, White and Brave parade drew an estimated 40,000 spectators lining downtown

  • 'Biggest Loser' comes to Osan

    Airmen from the 51st Medical Group here are getting ready for the Air Force's new fitness program that starts January 2010. By taking a popular television show and adapting it to a military lifestyle, the Airmen have created their own "Biggest Loser" competition. The 10-week competition consists of

  • Beale AFB first to incorporate Body Pump in fitness program

    "When your body starts to scream, tell it to shut up." That's the motto of the new Body Pump fitness program which began at the fitness center here Aug. 24. Several members of the 9th Force Support Squadron trained to become certified instructors of the program."We wanted to find the most relevant

  • Info to abound at USAF Marathon Sports and Fitness Expo

    USAF Marathon officials here say you should plan to be informed and inspired at the USAF Marathon Sports and Fitness Expo on Sept. 17 and 18.Nationally-syndicated "consumer warrior" Clark Howard and Boston Marathon Director Dave McGillivray are just two of the speakers scheduled to provide

  • Their 'American Spirit' earns Salt Lake Bees baseball team Air Force award

    Before a sold-out crowd of more than 17,000 fans, the Salt Lake Bees Triple-A baseball team was presented the Air Force Recruiting Service's most prestigious award, the American Spirit Award, here Aug. 22. Col. Mark Ward, 372nd Recruiting Group commander, presented the award to Greg Miller, chief

  • Photo Essay: Kids' Day 2009 at the Academy

    About 1,000 people, young and old, trekked to Falcon Stadium Aug. 22 to watch an Air Force football scrimmage. Afterward, fans had a chance to meet with players and coaches.View the Kids' Day 2009 slideshow.

  • Air Force Marathon makes history

    Registration for the 13th Annual United States Air Force Marathon has exceeded last year's total participation, making this the largest field in the history of the service's largest participatory athletic event. A weekly registration release, on Fridays, shows that as of Aug. 21, more than 7,410

  • Air Force unveils new fitness program

    Approval of the new Air Force fitness instruction in the coming weeks will bring about some of the most significant changes to the Air Force fitness program in the last five years.Those changes, which take effect Jan. 1, 2010, shift a greater responsibility of maintaining physical fitness 365 days a

  • Weather fails to dampen Air Force-NASCAR relationship at Pocono

    The Air Force and NASCAR have long enjoyed a proud relationship that continues to grow with each race. That relationship was very much in evidence at the Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania. Thousands of race fans flooded the track grounds Aug. 1 to watch their favorite drivers complete practice runs

  • Photo essay: Academy football drills

    The U.S. Air Force Academy Falcons coaching staff began looking for the starting lineup during the second day of football practice at the Academy in Colorado. The Falcons host the Nicholls State Colonels Sept. 5 in their home opener. View slideshow.

  • Pace team in place to help marathoners reach goals

    The Air Force Marathon pace team will be on-hand to help both first time and experienced marathoners looking to reach their running goals for the Sept. 19 race here. The pace team is a group of experienced marathoners that will lead runners through the entire 26.2 miles of the course at even,

  • Captain brings entertainment to servicemembers

    When most servicemembers think of their concert experiences here, they recall punching their fists into the desert sky, rocking out to old favorites and meeting new friends. Capt. Joshua Daniels, on the other hand, remembers long hours, black coffee and some of the most rewarding days of his

  • Air Force Marathon registration fees to increase Aug. 2

    The registration price for the Air Force Marathon, half-marathon and 5K races will increase Aug. 2.Through Aug. 1, registration for the full marathon, which includes wheeled and visually impaired divisions, costs $75, the half-marathon is $60, the 10K is $35 per person and the 5K (also including a

  • Officials prepare to launch morale, welfare, recreation survey

    Defense Department officials are preparing to launch the first militarywide survey to assess morale, welfare and recreation programs. "We've established standards for all the services," said Arthur Myers, principal director for the deputy undersecretary of defense for military community and family

  • Tops In Blue entertain deployed forces in Kyrgyzstan

    Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and coalition forces got a taste of America July 9 through 10 as the Air Forces' expeditionary entertainers, Tops in Blue, visited Manas Air Base to lift the spirits of troops supporting expeditionary operations.Tops in Blue, some of the Air Force's most talented

  • Airmen push endurance to limit with triathlon

    Thirty-eight Airmen and civilians participated in the Sprint Triathlon here recently.  It was a triathlon that proved to be anything but ordinary. The triathlon, hosted by members of the 39th Force Support Squadron, challenged the participants with three grueling events: run, bike and swim."The

  • New Air Force commercial highlights unmanned aircraft system

    An Air Force commercial highlighting the technology of the unmanned aircraft systems is airing nationally this week in television markets and select movie theaters across the country. The "UAS" commercial depicts a futuristic look at warfighting and how what was once considered science fiction is

  • 'Today's Air Force' features Airmen working in a joint environment

    This edition of "Today's Air Force" highlights how U.S. aircraft were put on display in Paris and Southwest Asia, how Airmen are training around the world in both joint and combined environments, and how several fitness tips can help Airmen stay healthy this summer. Showcasing Air Force aircraft

  • Tinker Airmen make mark in 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen'

    Airmen of the 552nd Air Control Wing's E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System here had a unique mission recently: helping Autobots fight off Decepticons in support of worldwide security. As seen in the newly released movie, "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen," an E-3 Sentry aircrew played an

  • Photo essay: Learning Turkish art

    Mesut Dikel, an Ebru art instructor, teaches the 15th century art form to students at the Arts and Crafts Center here. Ebru, or paper marbling, uses all-natural products from the brushes to the paints. Mr. Dikel has been creating Ebru designs for 24 years.View the learning Turkish art slideshow.

  • Brazil wins World Military Women's Soccer Championship at Keesler

    Brazil defeated South Korea 1-0 to capture the gold medal in the 5th Counseil Du International Sports Militaire World Military Women's Soccer Championship held June 13 here. The championship, hosted by Keesler Air Force Base officials and played at the Biloxi High School Stadium and Gulfport Sports

  • Super Car documentary debuts on

    The making of the Air Force's newest national mobile marketing assets, the X-1 and Vapor, can now be seen in a 22-minute documentary featured on The documentary captures a team of Airmen chosen to work with a crew at Galpin Auto Sports to customize a white Ford Mustang (X-1) and a

  • Air Force officials revise fitness program

    The need for a "clear, understandable and simpler" fitness program will mean significant changes to the Air Force's current fitness program, said the service's top officer during a senior leadership conference held June 4 through 6 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Air Force Chief of Staff

  • Keesler officials host Women's Soccer Championship

    Keesler Air Force Base officials are hosting the 5th Counseil Du International Sports Militaire Women's Soccer Championship tournament June 6 through 13 here. CISM sports tournaments are conducted worldwide, with the soccer championship being the only event taking place in the U.S. this year as the