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  • Bikers raise money for wounded warriors during Cycling Classic

    Nearly 1,000 riders participated in the two-day Air Force Cycling Classic raised almost $35, 000 for a charity that supports wounded warriors and the families of military members who have died serving their country May 30 and 31 in Virginia. The cycling classic combined a technical sprint race, a

  • Senior veterans compete to win at Golden Age Games

    Military veterans competing in the National Veterans Golden Age Games each year have their own reasons for participating. Some come out for the camaraderie, while others come to socialize and catch up with old friends. But others simply come to win. This year's 23rd Annual National Golden Age Games

  • Senior veterans set to compete in Golden Age Games

    Nearly 700 American military veterans from conflicts ranging from World War II to the Persian Gulf war arrived here June 1 to prove that their best days are still ahead of them as they prepare to compete in the 23rd Annual National Veterans Golden Age Games.The games are the world's largest sports

  • Air Force makes Indy 500 debut

    Race fans tuning into the Indianapolis 500 May 24 will see Luczo Dragon Racing's No. 2 car making its Indy debut in Air Force colors. Behind the wheel will be rookie driver Rafael Matos who hopes to exploit his success as the 2008 Firestone Indy Lights champion into a win at what is deemed "The

  • Airmen compete in Boston Marathon Iraqi style

    People at Contingency Operating Base Adder were buzzing with excitement at 5 a.m. April 18, as runners anxiously awaited the start of the annual Boston Marathon-Iraq held for the fifth time here. More than 300 servicemembers and civilians from throughout the area of responsibility ran the perimeter

  • Delta runners take first in marathon

    Two of four runners here each won first place for their gender in the Boston Marathon-Iraq April 18 at Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq. Maj. Harland Peelle was the first male to cross the finish line with a time of 2 hours, 54 minutes and 31 seconds, while Army Maj. Deydre Teyhen was the

  • Track-Field: Air Force Academy claims 13 all-conference selections

    The Air Force track and field team collected 13 all-conference honors at the recent Mountain West Conference Championships in Laramie, Wyo., the league office announced May 18. By finishing within the top three of their respective events, 11 individuals and one relay team earned all-conference

  • AF men take gold, women silver in b-ball championship

    The 22nd annual Armed Forces Basketball Championship wrapped up competition May 17 with the Air Force men taking gold medals and the Air Force women taking silver in their divisions.  The Air Force men swept the competition with a record of 6-0, clinching their fourth consecutive title, while the

  • Switching Seats campaign going strong

    Air Force officials here launched the final three Webisodes of its multimedia marketing campaign, "Switching Seats," May 15. The online campaign centers on the parallels between Air Force and NASCAR high-performance jobs and focuses on No. 43 driver Reed Sorenson and crewmembers engaged in each

  • Academy football team ranks second in academic excellence

    In a recent NCAA ranking, the Air Force Academy football team finished second in the nation in Academic Progress Rates following only Stanford University. According to Troy Garnhart, Academy's director of Athletic Media Relations, the NCAA rack and stack considered the overall performance of all 27

  • Air Force continues partnership with Professional Bull Riders

    Air Force Recruiting Service officials here announced May 11, the continuation of the Air Force partnership with the Professional Bull Riders, Inc., making it the official armed services branch of PBR. "The Air Force is extremely excited about partnering with the Professional Bull Riders again this

  • Coaches Tour 2009 takes shape at McConnell

    The game plan to bring some of the biggest names in college sports to troops overseas is in full motion at McConnell Air Force Base. Active and Reserve Airmen here are preparing for the upcoming Coaches Tour 2009, a second annual morale-boosting mission featuring head coaching icons of NCAA

  • Air Force Marathon seeks volunteers

    The 2009 U.S. Air Force Marathon may not be until Sept. 19 here, but seeking volunteers to help plan and execute the race's many aspects begins May 1. Individuals interested in volunteering can go online to www.usafmarathon.com to see jobs, schedules, dates, times, etc. All registered volunteers

  • First Air Force Indy car gets ready to race

    The first Air Force-themed Indy race car debuts April 19 at Long Beach, Calif., courtesy of Luczo Dragon Racing, owners of race car no. 2. Luczo Dragon Racing, corporately-sponsored by Seagate Corporation, will display the Air Force symbol during the 2009 race season, including the Indy 500. "The

  • Airman field-tests modified PT uniform in Iraq

    An Airman here was selected to field-test the Air Force's modified physical training uniform while deployed here to provide feedback to Air Force leaders at the end of the testing process. Senior Airman James Debiase, a 332nd Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron emergency manager, was asked to

  • Luke Airmen assist disabled veterans at ski clinic

    A team of eight Airmen from Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., volunteered their time and energy to drive 15 hours and assist nearly 400 disabled veterans participate in a winter sports rehabilitation clinic here. The team is spending a week helping disabled veterans experience the 23rd National Disabled

  • Winter rehabilitation clinic shows veterans potential

    More than 400 disabled veterans this year are pushing themselves to the limits by taking part in the Department of Veterans Affairs' 23rd National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic at Snowmass Village, Colo. The clinic, a six-day event that began March 28, teaches veterans with disabilities

  • PBS special airs to help military families cope with change

    Sesame Workshop will air a PBS special at 8 p.m. EST April 1 aimed at helping military families cope with changes. The half-hour special, which will air at the beginning of the "Month of the Military Child," is a part of Sesame Workshop's "Talk, Listen, Connect" initiative, which began two years

  • VA secretary opens Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki opened the 23rd annual National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic here March 29, encouraging more than 400 participants he said had found their way "to the top of the mountain in search of miracles." "Thank you for your service. Thank you for your

  • Air Force 'Switching Seats' with NASCAR campaign

    The Air Force, along with its contract advertising agency GSD&M Idea City, launches the multimedia marketing campaign "Switching Seats" March 23 in support of its NASCAR partnership. The campaign centers on the parallels between Air Force and NASCAR high-performance jobs, and focuses on No. 43

  • AAFES officials ask shoppers to make a scene

    Aspiring filmmakers in the military community have the chance to flex their creative muscle and play a part in "It's My Benefit 2," the sequel to the Army and Air Force Exchange Service's inaugural 2008 video contest. With a theme of "Rediscover the Values of AAFES," this year's contest is looking

  • Airmen represent U.S. military at airshow 'down under'

    About 100 Airmen from across the Air Force recently flew "down under" to represent the U.S. military and demonstrate aircraft capabilities at the 2009 Australian International Airshow March 13 through 15 at Avalon Airport. Airmen from Air Combat Command, Air Mobility Command, Air Force Reserve

  • 11 Airmen selected for Air Force wrestling team

    Eleven Airmen have been selected for the All Air Force Wrestling Team after three weeks of training March 6 at Mountain Home Air Force Base. More than 75 Airmen responded to join the team, of which 30 were selected to attend the Air Force wrestling camp here that started in late February

  • Kadena Airmen volunteer time to Japanese children

    Fifteen Airmen from the 18th Wing here used their native English skills to connect with 60 children at a Japanese preschool Feb. 26 while temporarily deployed to the Japan Air Self Defense Force's Nyutabaru Air Base in Miyazaki Prefecture. The children, ages 3 to 6 years old, at Isshin preschool

  • Airman welcomes first child via Web cam

    A 380th Air Expeditionary Wing Airman deployed at an air base in Southwest Asia witnessed the birth of his first child in the Oklahoma City area live via Web cam Feb. 19. Senior Airman Daniel Warila, a 380th Expeditionary Maintenance aerospace ground equipment mechanic, watched his son, Lucas Daniel

  • Airmen assist with 2009 ESPN Bassmaster Classic

    The 2009 ESPN Bassmaster Classic allowed several Barksdale Air Force Base Airmen to reel-in a piece of the action Feb. 20 through 22 here. Several bass enthusiasts and the Barksdale Hawgherders Bass Club participated in the classic, which brought 137,700 people to the Shreveport, La., area for what

  • Chief McKinley 'schools' Senior NCO Academy instructors

    An early morning lesson in basketball from the chief master sergeant of the Air Force has become a tradition for instructors at the Senior NCO Academy here, and the Feb. 25 game was no different. The morning after each one of the school's graduations -- five times every year -- Chief Master Sgt. of

  • Wing program helps Airmen get fit to fight

    Officials in the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing have developed a unique program called the Body Mass Reduction Program which is designed to aid Airmen in achieving a healthy lifestyle while improving their mission capability and contributions to the wing. Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Rodney

  • Air Force takes top spot in NFL Military Challenge again

    As the Hickam-rostered Air Force team went for their fourth straight victory in the NFL Military Challenge Feb. 6 and 7 at Oahu's Kapiolani Park, the storyline bordered on stale. So like any good movie sequel, in addition to the returning villains -- Army, Navy, Marine and Coast Guard teams -- a

  • NASCAR crew learns what drives basic training success

    NASCAR driver Reed Sorenson, who drives the No. 43 Air Force-sponsored car, and his crew got a taste of a basic military trainee's life during a recent two-day visit to Lackland Air Force Base. The tour was part of an effort by Air Force Recruiting Service officials to prepare Mr. Sorenson and the

  • 31 Airmen selected for Tops in Blue team

    Thirty-one Airmen were recently chosen for the Tops in Blue team for 2009. For 10 days, 80 Air Force singers, dancers, musicians and comedians competed for the Tops in Blue slots during January's Air Force Worldwide Talent Contest at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. After completing a training

  • Idaho Guard supports Special Olympics

    About 200 Airmen and Soldiers from the Idaho National Guard are on duty Feb. 4  to prepare for the 2009 Special Olympics Winter World Games being held here from Feb. 7-13. More than 2,500 athletes and delegates from more than 100 countries will converge on the state to participate in athletic events

  • Academy officials explain National Letter of Intent signings

    Due to the U.S. Air Force Academy appointment process, names of recruited student-athletes will not be released until they arrive on campus this summer. Many high school student-athletes will participate in signing days and appear to sign a National Letter of Intent with the Academy, but they are

  • NASCAR driver gets flight of life

    NASCAR driver Reed Sorenson got the ride of his life in an F-15 Eagle as part of the Air Force's new partnership with Richard Petty Motorsports Jan. 23 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. The incentive flight piloted by Capt. Dustin Ripley of the 95th Fighter Squadron was part of an effort by Air Force

  • Thunderbirds perform Super Bowl flyover

    The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron Thunderbirds thrilled more than 70,000 spectators at Super Bowl XLIII by performing a flyover at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., Feb. 1. The contest which pitted the National Football League's Pittsburgh Steelers versus the Arizona Cardinals was

  • Country band entertains Airmen, Soldiers in Iraq

    Country music group Lonestar rocked a crowd of hundreds of Soldiers, Airmen and civilians Jan. 24 at Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq. Comedian Greg Vaccariello led the night's entertainment with his one-man stage act featuring impersonations of Robert Di Niro and colorful humor about

  • NFL, military continue Super Bowl traditions

    From fighter jet flyovers to military performances at halftime shows, the National Football League and U.S. military have shared more than 40 years of Super Bowl history. The tradition continues Feb. 1 in Tampa, Fla., during Super Bowl XLIII, with Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of U.S.

  • 13 Airmen take Worldwide Talent Search honors

    The best 13 Airmen were selected from 77 bluesuiters gathered for the Air Force Worldwide Talent Search Jan. 11 through 19 at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.The Air Force's "top talent" were chosen after 10 days of auditions, rehearsals and interviews, which culminated in three nights of

  • Air Force fighters to fly patrols supporting Super Bowl XLIII

    Air Force fighter pilots will be busy during Super Bowl XLIII as they will be flying to protect the sky around Raymond James Stadium Feb. 1 in Tampa, Fla. Airmen flying fighter jets may be visible enforcing the Federal Aviation Administration's temporary flight restriction zone during the National

  • Hockey: No. 20 Air Force sweeps Army with 3-2 win

    Derrick Burnett scored two goals in the first period and the U.S. Air Force Academy held off a furious U.S. Military Academy rally for a 3-2 win in an Atlantic Hockey Association game Jan. 24 at the Cadet Ice Arena here. The Falcons also won 5-1 Jan. 23 to sweep the series for the first time since

  • NASCAR's No. 43 to race for Air Force in 2009

    Gillett Evernham Mortorsports and Petty Holdings announced in January to form a new NASCAR Sprint Cup team that partners one of the most recognizable cars in racing with the Air Force. Air Force officials will now be both the primary and associate sponsor for the No. 43 car driven by Reed Sorenson,

  • Academy football coach agrees to new 5-year contract

    Officials of the U.S. Air Force Academy Athletic Association and Academy head football coach Troy Calhoun agreed on a new five-year contract that runs through the 2013 season, Academy officials said Jan. 21 here.Director of Athletics Dr. Hans Mueh said the AFAAA has also agreed to new contracts for

  • Shaq shares hoops clinic with Buckley children

    More than 265 children from Buckley Air Force Base had more than just a basketball clinic in common with a 7-foot-1-inch, 325-pound four-time National Basketball Association champion Jan. 14 here. Just like Shaquille O'Neal was, the hopeful hoopsters are military family members. Children ages 6 to

  • Basketball: Women Falcons lose 55-50 to Colorado State

    U.S. Air Force Academy senior Brooke Cultra led the Falcons with 11 points to go with six rebounds but the women's basketball team dropped a 55-50 Mountain West Conference contest to Colorado State Jan. 20 at Clune Arena at the Academy. Falcons Kim Kreke notched her sixth double-double of the season

  • High-tech loss prevention safeguards base exchange benefit

    With a mission of providing quality merchandise and services at competitively low prices while generating earnings to support Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs, the Army and Air Force Exchange Service is enlisting the support of the latest in loss prevention technology to protect military

  • Andrews officials launch tactical fitness center

    Base leaders here took a groundbreaking new stride in combat fitness training capability Jan. 15 with the ribbon-cutting of the Andrews Tactical Fitness Center. The center supports the 316th Wing's goal of "Airmen fit and ready to fight and win across the whole spectrum" with a new policy and

  • Clubs gain 10,000 new members, name prize winners

    The Air Force Clubs Division recently gained more than 10,000 new members during their annual membership campaign. This year's campaign featured a first-ever "card choice" option, where members chose the type of club membership card they want -- either the full use MasterCard or a limited use

  • Academy officials announce second hall of fame class

    Air Force Academy officials have announced the second class for induction into the Air Force Academy Athletic Hall of Fame. The six inductees -- Jim Bowman, Callie Calhoun Molloy, Dee Dowis, Terry Isaacson, Ernie Jennings and Ben Martin -- will be inducted May 8 at the Air Force Academy Falcon

  • 'Year In Photos' highlights 2008

    Throughout the past year, Airmen, deployed and at home, successfully carried out the Air Force mission to Fly, Fight and Win in air, space and cyberspace.  Whether it was maintaining and launching an unmanned aircraft, tending to a wounded warrior, helping to reinforce a levee during a major flood,

  • Academy track coach inducted into hall of fame

    Air Force track and field head coach Ralph Lindeman was inducted into the Arizona Track and Cross Country Coaches Hall of Fame Jan. 9 at a banquet in Glendale, Ariz. Mr. Lindeman, who is entering his 20th season at the helm of the Falcons' track and field program, is one of four members of the Class

  • Make 2009 healthier

    The holidays are over and a new year has begun. And with that, many look to live healthier lives in 2009. The Air Force Materiel Command Wellness Support Center is one available tool to make that goal a reality. "AFMC's Wellness and Safety Program encompasses all facets of wellness: physical,

  • Hockey: Air Force comes back for 4-3 win over UConn

    Jacques Lamoureux scored a goal with 3:03 remaining in the game to lift the U.S. Air Force Academy to a 4-3 win over the University of Connecticut in an Atlantic Hockey Association game at the Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum Jan. 3 in Storrs, Conn. The No. 11-ranked Falcons improved to 15-3-1 overall

  • Armed Forces Bowl puts military might on display

    The sixth annual Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl football game featured the Houston Cougars (7-5) taking on the U.S. Air Force Academy Falcons (8-4) on Dec. 31 at the Amon G. Carter Stadium here. Kickoff for the Armed Forces Bowl was noon Eastern, but the event started more than 24-hours prior to

  • Air Force falls to Houston at Armed Forces Bowl, 34-28

    A record-setting ground game couldn't help the Air Force Academy Falcons overcome early mistakes, as the University of Houston Cougars downed the Air Force 34-28 in the Armed Forces Bowl on Dec. 31. The Falcons fumbled the ball on the opening kickoff, and Houston's Brandon Brinkley recovered the

  • Hockey: No. 11 Air Force falls to Quinnipiac, 4-2

    Quinnipiac built a 3-0 lead in the second period and held on for a 4-2 win over No. 11 Air Force in the championship game of the Toyota/UConn Classic Dec. 30, at the Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum in Storrs, Conn. Air Force fell to 14-3-1 overall this season and 11-1-1 in Atlantic Hockey. Quinnipiac

  • Hockey: Falcons win shootout, advance to championship

    No. 11 U.S. Air Force Academy Falcons and University of Connecticut Huskies skated to a 2-2 overtime tie in the first round of the 16th annual Toyota/UConn Classic Dec. 29 at the Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum in Storrs, Conn. Air Force won the shootout, 2-1, to advance to the championship game

  • President Bush calls local loadmaster

    Christmas presents come in all shapes and sizes, but one junior enlisted Airman here received a gift he never expected -- a call from President George W. Bush. Senior Airman Dan Gutowski, 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron loadmaster, found out about the surprise Dec. 23 and received the call on

  • Airman helps troops connect with families during holidays

    An Airman here came up with two specials ways to help deployed Airmen connect with their families during the holiday season. Senior Airman Marco Palacios, a services technician deployed from Beale Air Force Base, Calif., offered to videotape holiday greetings and readings of "A Night Before

  • Tops In Blue Airmen entertain forces in South Korea

    Airmen of Tops In Blue performed for more than 700 Army, Air Force, Navy and South Korean air force members and their families Dec. 19 at the South Korean armed forces headquarters.The visit was part of the 2008 World Tour titled "Deja Blue" where 37 members of the Air Force's premiere entertainment

  • Dana Pounds named Air Force Athlete of the Year

    Former Air Force track and field standout 2nd Lt. Dana Pounds was named the 2008 Female Athlete of the Year, Air Force Services Agency officials have announced. Lieutenant Pounds, who spent the past two years as a member of the World Class Athlete Program, or WCAP, finished second at the Olympic

  • Bakers, baggers deliver sweet treats to dormitory Airmen

    Thousands of homemade cookies, candy, hot chocolate and other goodies were collected, bagged and delivered to dormitory residents Dec. 16 at Peterson Air Force Base.Hundreds of people donated cookies and sweets, totaling more than 6,600, for nearly 400 single servicemembers of Peterson, Schriever

  • Transportation secretary opens military airspace for Santa

    The secretary of Transportation and Santa Claus signed a flight certificate Dec. 18 at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., that authorizes Santa to fly through military airspace in order for him to successfully deliver all his gifts to children across the nation. The certificate, also signed by Col. Steve

  • Harlem Globetrotters put on a show at Andersen

    The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters visited Andersen Air Force Base, toured operations, conducted a sports clinic and a played an exhibition game with the Washington Generals Dec. 14 here. Using their "C.H.E.E.R. for Character" program, the Globetrotters held a basketball clinic for Andersen AFB

  • Kadena Airmen participate in Japanese cultural ceremony

    Several Kadena Air Base Airmen participated in a traditional Japanese New Year celebration at the conclusion of a weeklong training exercise Dec. 12 at Japan Air Self Defense Force's Chitose Air Base in Hokkaido, Japan. Five of the approximately 70 Kadena AB Airmen training at the Japanese base

  • Ecuadorian air force edges U.S. Air Force 26-25

    Members of the U.S. Air Force fell to the Ecuadorian air force 26-25 Dec. 9 during a basketball championship game between forces assigned to Forward Operating Location Manta. The lead for the game went back and forth all the way to the end as a crowd of nearly 100 American Airmen, Ecuadorian air

  • Falcon quarterback honored by Sporting News

    Air Force Academy freshman quarterback Tim Jefferson was named the Mountain West Conference's freshman of the year by Sporting News, according to a release Dec. 15 by the sports magazine. Jefferson also earned MWC freshman-of-the-year honors in a vote of head coaches and media within the league

  • Wynonna Judd joins Reserve Band for TV broadcast

    Members of the Band of the Air Force Reserve and Air Force Strings teamed up with Wynonna and Naomi Judd and the Palmetto State Quartet for this year's Holiday Notes from Home concert recorded Dec. 9 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn. Viewers around the world will have a chance to see

  • Air Force selected for Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl

    The U.S. Air Force Academy Falcons have been selected to play in the 2008 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth, Texas, Dec. 31, at 11 a.m. Central Standard Time. The Falcons will take on the University of Houston from Conference-USA. This marks the second straight year that Air Force has

  • AFPC Airmen hold unit run in honor of Warrior Care Month

    Hundreds of Airmen from the Air Force Personnel Center here ran through the streets around Airmen's Heritage Park here Nov. 25 in honor of Air Force wounded warriors. AFPC officials hosted the run as part of Warrior Care Month to honor the sacrifices of Air Force wounded warriors and to increase

  • Football: TCU thrashes Falcons

    Air Force concluded the 2008 regular season on a sour note in Fort Worth, Texas, Nov. 22 with a 44-10 loss at the hands of Texas Christian University. The Horned Frogs dominated both sides of the ball and kept the Falcons' high-powered offense from getting on track on a cool afternoon in

  • Hockey: Air Force stays perfect, sweeps Sacred Heart

    Air Force Academy Falcon's hockey player Greg Flynn scored two goals and Air Force scored five times on the power play as the 12th-ranked Falcons swept Sacred Heart with a 7-1 win Nov. 22, in an Atlantic Hockey Association game in front of a sellout crowd of 2,731 at the Cadet Ice Arena here. The

  • Hockey: 12th-ranked Falcons crush Sacred Heart 8-1

    Air Force Academy hockey teammates Jeff Hajner and Matt Fairchild each scored two goals as the 12th-ranked Falcons beat Sacred Heart, 8-1, Nov. 21 in an Atlantic Hockey Association game in front of a school-record crowd of 3,535 at the Cadet Ice Arena here. With the win, the Falcons remain the only

  • Rough third quarter grounds Falcons

    The Air Force Academy Falcons failed to carry first-half momentum forward and fell to the Brigham Young University Cougars 38-24 Nov. 15 at Falcon Stadium in Colorado.Leading 14-10 at the start of the third quarter, Air Force received the kick and started at their own 20. A false start penalty

  • Basketball: Falcons outscore Cal State-Bakersfield

    Anwar Johnson led four U.S. Air Force Academy players in double figures with 15 points to lead the Falcons past Cal-State Bakersfield 70-62 in a nonconference men's basketball game Nov. 16 at Clune Arena here. Freshman Taylor Stewart added a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds as the

  • Tops In Blue talent search underway

    Tops In Blue, the Air Force's premiere entertainment showcase, is accepting applications until Dec. 2 for its 2009 talent search. The 2009 talent call encourages vocalists, instrumentalists, dancers, and nonmusical talent such as comedians, dramatists, and magicians to submit an application and

  • General shares game plan for success

    Sharing the words of automotive tycoon Henry Ford, "Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right," Brig. Gen. Alfred J. Stewart challenged the Air Force Junior ROTC students of his high school alma mater Nov. 7 to push themselves to achieve more than they currently think possible.

  • Air Force announces NASCAR sponsorship for fiscal 2009

    Air Force officials announced Nov. 12 that it will begin a new NASCAR partnership with Gillett Evernham Motorsports when it sponsors the No. 10 car driven by Reed Sorenson for the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup season. The Air Force's advertising agency, GSD&M Idea City, organized the sponsorship and will

  • Jets honor servicemembers with military appreciation day

    More than 100 Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen participated in the New York Jets Military Appreciation Day prior to the football game Nov. 9 at Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey. The game, played against the St. Louis Rams, kicked off with the unveiling of a giant flag by 60

  • Falcons sheer Rams 38-17

    Turnovers and a tough Air Force defense proved to be too much for Colorado State University as the Falcons soared to a 38-17 win over the Rams at Falcon Stadium in Colorado, Nov. 8, advancing their record to 8-2 overall. Colorado struck first scoring on a 1-yard run by CSU senior Gatrell Johnson

  • Hockey: Air Force remains perfect at 8-0; beats Bentley 8-2

    The Academy Falcons remain perfect at 8-0 this season with an 8-2 win over Bentley College Falcons in an Atlantic Hockey Association game Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Academy's Cadet Ice Arena. The 8-0 start ties the school record set in 1971-72 and they are the only undefeated, untied team in the

  • Airmen show true grit in Strongman competition

    Airmen, Sailors and Soldiers battled it out in a showdown of guts and glory at the Strong Man/Strong Mind Challenge Oct. 25 at an air base in Southwest Asia. Out of the 20 participants in the multiforce face-off, three Air Force warriors emerged victorious with the top three spots. Senior Airman

  • Football: Falcons top Army in slugfest

    Riding the strong leg of kicker Ryan Harrison, the U.S. Air Force Academy outlasted the U.S. Military Academy 16-7 in a defensive battle that saw two of the nation's top ten rushing offenses held to 100 yards below their average Nov. 1 here. With the eighth and fourth-ranked rushing attacks in the

  • Servicemembers saluted on 'The Price is Right'

    "Master Sgt. Robin Brooks, come on down! You're the next contestant on 'The Price is Right!'" "Having my named called was music to my ears," said Sergeant Brooks, the first sergeant for the Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Although she had an

  • Football: Opportunistic Falcons topple New Mexico

    Air Force survived a first quarter marred by turnovers and a strong New Mexico running game to pull out a 23-10 victory at Falcon Stadium in Colorado Oct. 23. The Falcons turned the ball over on three of their first four possessions, spotting the Lobos 10 points while allowing 149 total yards, 101

  • Football: Falcons win thriller in desert 29-28

    The U.S. Air Force Academy football team won a nailbiter against the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in a 29-28 back and forth game Oct. 18 in Las Vegas. The Falcons put the ball in the air only seven times while rushing 68 times; however, freshman quarterback Tim Jefferson connected on six of those

  • Water polo: No. 19 Air Force Defeats Iona, 15-8

    In its first home game of the season, the 19th-ranked Air Force water polo team surged to a 15-8 victory over Iona Oct. 18 at Cadet Natatorium. With the win, the Falcons improve to 11-8 overall on the season, while the Gaels fall to 11-15. Air Force's offense struck first, as sophomore Matt Versage

  • Hockey: Falcons blank Bemidji State, 6-0

    Seniors Mike Phillipich and Greg Flynn each scored two goals and goaltender Andrew Volkening stopped all 15 shots to lead Air Force to a 6-0 win over Bemidji State in a non-conference college hockey game Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Cadet Ice Arena. The Falcons swept the two-game series and improved to

  • Football: Falcon freshmen spark 35-10 win

    U.S. Air Force Academy freshmen quarterback Tim Jefferson and tailback Ashley Clark led the Falcons' high-powered running attack to a 35-10 victory over the San Diego State Aztecs Oct. 11 at Qualcomm Stadium here. Clark, making his first start of the season, rambled for 109 yards on 15 carries and

  • Museum to be featured on CMT's 'Top 20 Countdown'

    The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force here will be featured on Country Music Television's "Top 20 Countdown" set to air at 1 p.m. EDT Oct. 17.The show's host, Lance Smith, and other crewmembers filmed parts of the museum during their visit to Dayton in mid-October. They chose the Air Force's

  • Band to team with music legends for TV special

    Air Force Band members from here will be in the national spotlight in a Veterans Day extravaganza when the symphony orchestra and Singing Sergeants join celebrities and recording artists Nov. 10 on public television.Band members collaborate with two-time Grammy winner Patti LaBelle, country western

  • AFMC captures AF Marathon major command trophy

    Air Force Materiel Command, headquartered here, is the sophomore winner of the U.S. Air Force Marathon Major Command Challenge Commander's Trophy. The announcement was made Oct. 3 at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Schwartz. General

  • Program strengthens U.S., host-nation relationships

    More than 1,000 Manas Air Base servicemembers have a unique opportunity through the base International Tours and Travel office to get out of the base from time to time. Each week, the ITT office puts together off-base request trips to more than 40 locations ranging from hiking and dining trips to

  • Football: Navy holds off Falcons

    Air Force came up short Oct. 4 in their quest to reclaim the Commander-in-Chief's trophy. A Falcon Stadium near capacity crowd of 46,339 watched Navy capitalize on Air Force mistakes and turnovers to score 24 points en route to a 33-27 victory. Two blocked punts returned for touchdowns by Navy, five

  • 'Today's Air Force' features Gulf Coast response

    This edition of "Today's Air Force" highlights the impact of and prompt response to the hurricanes that struck the Gulf Coast. Airmen immediately came through, handing out five tons of water, four thousand bags of ice and six hundred meals. Another team effort is demonstrated by the Airmen behind

  • Football: Air Force hosts service academy rival Navy

    The U.S. Air Force Academy football team takes on rival U.S. Naval Academy at 2 p.m. MDT Oct. 4 in Falcon Stadium here. The Falcons are coming off an open date following a 30-23 loss at home to Utah Sept. 20, and the Navy enters the game following a 24-17 win at No. 15 Wake Forest. The Air Force