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  • Travis cyclists pedal with the president

    When the person on the other end of the telephone line told Capt. James Weinstein to choose four of his mountain biking club’s best riders to join the president of the United States for a ride, he thought it was a joke. “I was like, 'Yeah right, who is this really?'” he said. However, after the

  • NCO mentors through martial arts

    Once a gang member himself, an information manager with Detachment 2 of the 17th Test Squadron now uses kicks and punches to keep teenagers out of trouble. To his co-workers at Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, Colo., he is Staff Sgt. Dave Armstrong. To his students at the Hillside Community

  • Marathon runners conquer Boston, Heartbreak Hill

    Runners from around the world hit the streets of Boston and its suburbs April 17 on a winding, 26.2-mile course that is the Boston Marathon -- a Patriot's Day tradition here in "The Hub." Mixed in with the world's elite sneakers pounding the pavement, were runners from the Air Force and the military

  • Air Force wrestlers compete in Las Vegas tournament

    The Air Force wrestling team competed April 12 through 15 in the USA National Senior Men’s and Women’s Wrestling Championships at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Of the approximately 30 Air Force members who competed, one was able to advance to the USA Wrestling World Team Trials. Capt. Anthony

  • Boston Marathon comes to Iraq

    Not everyone can run in the Boston Marathon -- especially if he or she is deployed. But, for U.S. and coalition forces here, the marathon came to them.For the second year, the Boston Athletic Association has brought this sanctioned event to Iraq. More than 250 men and women ran either individually

  • Manhattan club offers cheap lodging for 'Those Who Serve'

    A vacation to New York City is just plain expensive. After taking a three-hour no-frills flight, then shelling out $45 for a taxi ride from the airport into the city, the last thing you want to do is to pay $200 to $300 each night for a room. For servicemembers and their families, there is a way

  • Falcons sweep conference weekly awards

    Sophomore Travis Picou and senior Dana Pounds were named the Mountain West Conference Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week,  league officials announced April 11. It is the first career award for Picou, while Pounds collected two such honors last season. Picou set Academy

  • Lee Greenwood entertains troops on Patriotic World Tour

    On his 18th military world tour, country music performer Lee Greenwood is once again proudly standing up for the men and women in uniform deployed overseas. Mr. Greenwood left the United States April 5 for Germany, Turkey and three forward-operating bases in Southwest Asia. The final stop of the

  • Three Falcon boxers crowned national champs

    Three members of the Air Force Academy boxing team were crowned national champions April 8 as the Falcons wrapped up competition at the 2006 National Collegiate Boxing Association Championships. Air Force entered the final night of competition in fourth place, following a disappointing semifinal

  • Space A allows dependent travel

    U.S. European Command and U.S. Air Forces in Europe policy now allows permanent party and their family members -- regardless of command sponsorship -- to fly Space-Available travel.  For everyone stationed in Turkey, eligible family members can now come visit at a much lower cost by using

  • Keeping fit, healthy the safe way

    A common focus for men and women this time of year is getting ready for swimsuit season. Several magazines offer quick fixes, magic diets, miracle pills and more for people wanting to get slim. But, beware. “The safest way to lose weight is to eat a healthy diet and increase the amount of exercise

  • Winter sports clinic opens for disabled vets

    Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary R. James Nicholson and former Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz opened the 20th National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic at Snowmass Village, Colo., April 3, praising participants for their sacrifices and their focus on their abilities, not their

  • Servicemembers spin wheel on TV game show

    It's Armed Forces Week on "Wheel of Fortune." Four Airmen are among the 15 servicemembers featured on one of the world's most popular television game shows in this week's competition. The episodes, taped in February in Culver City, Calif., are a way for the show to express its appreciation for the

  • Manas AB and local Kyrgyz communities forge bonds of friendship

    With warm and milder weather, spring has brought opportunities for the base and local community to strengthen friendly relations. Emergency responders on base pulled out all the stops to host officials and staff from the Kyrgyz Ministry of Emergency for an annual tour and barbeque March 18. The two

  • Falcons claim 6 victories at collegiate classic

    Six event winners highlighted the opening day of the Air Force track and field team’s spring break. Air Force accounted for 23 top-five finishes at the Spring Break Collegiate Classic here March 25. Backed by Marcus Wells’ winning throw of 186’11”, Air Force claimed four of the top five spots in the

  • Minot Airman competes in Food Network Challenge

    The smell and taste of cookies hot from the oven for many evokes happy memories of childhood. For one Airman here, his fresh-baked cookies landed him on national television. Senior Airman David Sutherland, a 741st Missile Squadron chef, was selected by the Food Network and competed March 20 in