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  • Airmen support new Hollywood movie 'Eagle Eye'

    Members of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations will get ready for its close-up Sept. 26 as the movie "Eagle Eye" will be released to selected theaters around the country. The movie stars Shia LaBeouf and Michelle Monaghan and is directed by D. J. Caruso."This was a great opportunity for

  • Football: Utah downs Air Force 30-23

    The University of Utah scored on a 9-yard game-winning touchdown with 58 seconds to play giving them a narrow 30-23 win over the U.S. Air Force Academy Sept. 20 here. The Air Force appeared to have the momentum when they scored on a 1-yard touchdown run by Savier Stephens that tied the game at 23

  • Disabilities don't stop marathoners

    A paralyzing injury from a motorcycle crash at age 20 took away Andy Houghton's ability to use his legs, but he still finished his first marathon Sept. 20. Mr. Houghton from Hollywood, Fla., completed the 26.2 mile 12th annual Air Force Marathon piloting a sleek handcycle equipped with a derailleur

  • Runner celebrates Air Force birthday

    An Airman finished third in a joint-service 5K fun run celebrating the Air Force's 61st birthday Sept. 18 at a Southwest Asia base. The race reflected the camp's joint make up with an Army winner, followed by a Navy sailor with Capt. Dan Pearson taking bronze and first for his age group at 19

  • Air Force enters 'funny car' racing

    The Air Force has begun its venture into funny car racing by teaming up with Kenny Bernstein Racing for the O'Reilly National Hot Rod Association Fall Nationals Sept. 19-21 at the Texas Motorplex in Dallas. This is the first of four races in which the Air Force serves as an associate sponsor of

  • Storm can't stop Air Force Marathon

    Wright-Patterson Air Force Base officials are ready for the 12th annual Air Force Marathon and related activities Sept. 18 through 20 despite widespread power outages and massive amounts of debris from the remnants of Hurricane Ike Sept. 14. Base officials said participants should be aware they may

  • ACC runners seek 'niki' at Air Force marathon

    Your heart feels like it's beating in your throat. Your shirt is soaked, and as you come around that last turn on the track, you feel great as you conquer your annual 1.5 mile fit test run. Now picture doing that 17 more times. On Sept. 20, several members of Air Combat Command will be doing just

  • Football: Falcons hold off Cougars in wake of Hurricane Ike

    The U.S. Air Force Academy culminated a week of unpredictability with a hard fought 31-28 win against Conference USA foe Houston Sept. 13 in Dallas. Senior quarterback Shea Smith scored a career-high three rushing touchdowns to pace the Falcons and the Air Force defense continued its impressive

  • Marathon pace team helps runners achieve time goals

    Runners targeting a certain time goal or just seeking additional encouragement and motivation in running the Air Force Marathon's full or half marathon course here Sept. 20 can get a boost from the marathon's pace team. The pace team is a group of 17 experienced marathon runners who coach and

  • Football: Falcons defense stifles Wyoming, 23-3

    A 74-yard end-around by U.S. Air Force Academy wide receiver Kyle Halderman broke a defensive slugfest and gave the Falcons the game-deciding play against Wyoming Sept. 6 in Laramie. The teams relied solely on the run and traded field goals while the defenses ruled the first two and a half quarters

  • Falcons record two safeties in 41-7 rout

    Two defensive scores by one of the youngest teams in school history led the Air Force Falcons to a 41-7 rout over Southern Utah University in the season opener here Aug. 30.Returning only eight starters from last year, the Falcons looked to an experienced defensive line to control the game. Leading

  • Yokota Airmen participate in Japanese festival

    Members from Yokota Air Base, Japan, participated in the Fussa City Tanabata Festival Aug. 8 here. Airmen and U.S. citizens from Yokota AB had the opportunity to carry a Mikoshi, a type of portable shrine, from Shinmeisya Shrine to Fussa's City Hall. It is believed that carrying the shrine brings

  • Registration figures up for 2008 Air Force Marathon

    Registration figures for the 2008 Air Force Marathon continue to outpace the numbers from this time last year and remain on track to break 2007's overall record of more than 6,700 runners. As of Aug. 4, the total number of runners registered for the 12th annual event stood at 4,550, which compared

  • AF Marathon offers more than 26.2 mile race

    People can become a part of history by registering for the 12th annual United States Air Force Marathon. The event will take place Sept. 20 at here at Wright-Patterson AFB, near Dayton, Ohio. Races include the full marathon, including wheeled division; a half-marathon; and individual and four-member

  • Runners get fit to fight during Air Force Week in the Heartland

    Approximately 250 runners spiraled through Offutt Air Force Base and the surrounding community in the first Bellevue/Offutt Runway Run as part of Air Force Week in the Heartland Aug. 10 here. Military members and civilian running enthusiasts did their part to be fit to fight as they ran through the

  • Airmen to compete in Olympics

    Four Airmen will discover how they measure up with the world as they compete at the 2008 Olympics beginning Aug. 8 in Beijing. Lt. Col. Dominic Grazioli, from Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, Capt. Kevin Eastler, from Buckley AFB, Colo. and Capts. Seth Kelsey, and Eli Bremer, from Colorado Springs,

  • Airman takes top songwriting prize

    An Airman crafts an autobiographical pop song.  A Marine pens a song about standing watch. A sailor scribbles a lullaby for his son.  A soldier raps into a tape recorder to entertain his unit. Songwriters like these servicemembers were among the many who submitted their original songs to this year's

  • Air Force veterans participate in national wheelchair games

    The eyes of the man in the wheelchair narrow as he focuses on the opponent holding the ball. Delvin McMillan wants the ball and he is determined to get it at any cost. He reaches down and spins the battered metal wheels of his modified chair that looks like it came straight from the set of the

  • Chairman praises military Olympians

    As more than a dozen military athletes head to Beijing for the Summer Olympics, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff lauded their accomplishments and sent his best wishes. "Wherever I travel around the world, whether it's Iraq, Afghanistan or even the Far East, I see so many spectacular young

  • 3 Airmen take spots on all-service chess team

    Three Airmen will be part of a six-person team representing the armed forces in competition at the 19th Annual NATO Chess Championship Aug. 4 through 8 in Brussels, Belgium. Master Sgt. Dan Ranario, Tech. Sgt. Robert Bucholtz and Airman 1st Class Elena Dulger earned their spot on the all-military

  • 'Today's Air Force' features deployed Airmen

    In this edition of "Today's Air Force" you will discover how Airmen are helping the Afghan air corps become self sufficient. And, you see how the C130J Hercules is reducing the number of ground convoys by delivering supplies to operating bases. Also featured is the different ways Airmen entertain

  • Cyclists take off across Iowa

    The 36th Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, or RAGBRAI, kicked off July 20 when thousands of avid cyclists, including a large contingent of Air Force riders, began the 471-mile trek across Iowa. Sponsored by the Des Moines Register newspaper, RAGBRAI is the longest, largest and oldest

  • Air Force Marathon registration fees to increase Aug. 1

    Runners looking to participate in this year's Air Force Marathon Sept. 20 here are running out of time to register for one of the event's five races before prices increase Aug. 1. Until July 31, the full- and wheeled-marathon registration fee is $75, the half-marathon is $60, the 10K individual and

  • 'Today's Air Force' features combat search and rescue

    This edition of "Today's Air Force" highlights a combat search and rescue unit where pararescue Airmen endure one of the toughest training in the Air Force and an explosive ordnance disposal team at Balad Air Base, Iraq, that uses robots capable of disarming bombs. Also featured are off-base

  • Andrews Airman participates in national golf tournament

    When he was in high school, Senior Master Sgt. Kirk Kessler worked part-time at a golf course in Mobridge, S.D., to earn some cash and play the sport for free. As he mowed the fairways and greens, he didn't think much of the game. "I played a little bit, but I didn't take the game seriously," he

  • Air Force athlete earns silver medal at Olympic Trials

    U.S. Air Force Academy record-holder Dana Pounds placed second in the javelin throw in the finals of the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials June 30 at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. Posting a distance of 189 feet 9 inches, Pounds finished just two feet behind the meet's winner, but despite the second-place

  • Air Force swimmers head to U.S. Olympic Trials

    Three current Air Force swimmers are set to participate in the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials being held June 29 through July 6 in Omaha, Neb.U.S. Air Force Academy rising seniors Bryan Avery from Mililani, Hawaii, and Justin Day from Peyton, Colo., as well as rising sophomore Benjamin Gunn of

  • 'Sesame Street' coming to military installations

    Beloved "Sesame Street" characters like Elmo and Grover will visit more than 40 military installations this year to entertain families with a free one-hour show. The production, sponsored by United Service Organizations, travels across the country with the first show July 8. The tour is part of

  • 4 athletes with Air Force ties prepare for Olympic trials

    Four athletes with ties to the Air Force track and field program will travel and compete in the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials starting June 27 at Eugene, Ore. Gunning for a spot on the U.S. team for the Olympics are Paul Gensic in the pole vault and Dana Pounds in the women's javelin throw, who are both

  • Sather Airmen foster relationships with local community

    The sounds of children laughing fill the air as they run across the dusty soccer field. Despite the heat and dirt, parents and friends cheer and join in to play from time to time. Yet, this scene isn't from a typical Saturday afternoon in suburban America. This is Iraq and another example of how

  • Marathon registration figures on pace to shatter '07 record

    If current figures are an accurate predictor, the 2008 U.S. Air Force Marathon appears well on its way to shattering last year's registration record of more than 6,700 runners and could approach the 10,000 mark. As of June 13, the total number of runners registered for the 12th annual event stood at

  • Safety video promotes driving, recreation safety

    The top Air Force safety officer appears in a video for the service's annual "101 Critical Days of Summer" safety campaign, which started May 23 and ends Sept. 2. In the production, Maj. Gen. Wendell Griffin, the Air Force chief of safety and commander of the Air Force Safety Center at Kirtland AFB,

  • Captain leads Airmen up highest peak in North America

    When HH-60G Pave Hawk pilot Capt. Mark Uberuaga hits the fitness center's treadmill, he wears five-pound weights around his ankles and a 50-pound expedition pack on his back. His training is intense, but so is the task that lies ahead of him, to complete the  "Seven Summits Challenge," which is

  • Safety video promotes driving, recreation safety

    The Air Force's top safety officer appears in a video for the service's annual "101 Critical Days of Summer" safety campaign, which began May 23 and ends Sept. 2. In the production, Maj. Gen. Wendell Griffin, the Air Force chief of safety and commander of the Air Force Safety Center, addresses

  • Safety Center site has something for every Airman

    You don't have to be a safety professional to benefit from the products and services of the Air Force Safety Center. Commanders and Airmen in every career field have something to gain by checking out the material on the Safety Center's Web site. That's the message senior officials here want Airmen

  • NCAA coaches 'touchdown' in AOR

    Servicemembers here pulled out their team banners and school spirit May 22 when five National Collegiate Athletic Association football coaches from various universities throughout the states stopped to thank Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines for their service on the first leg of the Armed Forces

  • Anheuser-Busch offers free theme park admission

    For the rest of this year, sitting in Shamu the killer whale's "splash zone" or talking turkey with a big yellow bird are just two activities servicemembers and their families can enjoy for free at Anheuser-Busch Adventure Parks. Through its "Here's to the Heroes" program, which began in 2005, the

  • A vote for Bill is a vote for Air Force's NASCAR No. 21

    The Air Force-sponsored Wood Brothers Racing Team announced their participation in a NASCAR campaign that runs ahead of the May 17 All-Star Challenge at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C. Racing enthusiasts and fans alike can log on to the NASCAR Web site to vote for Bill Elliott, the driver

  • AF Marathon officials spread word about upcoming event

    Officials from the U.S. Air Force Marathon office made a stop at the Pentagon May 6 and 7 to increase awareness for the Sept. 20 event held at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. This is the twelfth year for the annual marathon, and officials hope to make it the biggest year yet. "Our

  • Fitness 'In Training' program helps runners achieve goals

    Air Force fitness has a new program that may improve Airmen's running goals. The "In Training" program, accessible from the Air Force Fitness Web site,, has guides for runners of all fitness levels. New runners can use the program to learn how easy it is to start a training

  • Air Force participates in pro cycling event

    The U.S. Air Force Cycling Classic sped off to a start with more than 300 amateur and professional cyclists against a backdrop of the Air Force Memorial and the Washington Monument May 4 here. This was the second year the Air Force hosted the event, formerly the Crystal City Classic, as part of

  • Air Force football team among nation's best in academics

    The Air Force Academy football team, along with men's basketball, wrestling and men's and women's outdoor track and field were honored by the NCAA for being in the top 10 percent of their respective sports in the Academic Performance Reports, released recently. Air Force continues to be one of the

  • U.S. team takes Lithuania, 84-74

    The United States Armed Forces team won its first International Military Sports Council championship since 1998, defeating Lithuania, 84-74, April 22 in the Chaparral Fitness Center at Lackland AFB. "It's very gratifying, particularly because we beat a good team," said Ted Albers, USA head coach.

  • Academy football coach shares playbook for success

    Luke AFB Airmen received advice from the head football coach of the U.S. Air Force Academy during a visit to Luke AFB April 18. Troy Calhoun returned to the Academy as the head coach in December 2006, after a 10-year absence from the Falcon coaching staff. He replaced Fisher DeBerry, who was the

  • Military personnel take on Boston Marathon

    This year, 21,963 runners from around the world completed the Boston Marathon April 21. Twenty-eight of those runners were military members from the various branches of service, Air Force Academy cadets and civilians who boarded a bus here at 6:15 a.m. to take part in the nation's oldest marathon.

  • Air Force rallies from 8-0 deficit to defeat Northern Colorado

    Trailing 8-0 after the third inning, Air Force Academy baseball rallied to an improbable 13-12 win over Northern Colorado April 20 at Jackson Field in Greeley, Colo. The win improves the Falcons to 13-24 on the season and drops the Bears to 14-24. Northern Colorado scored eight runs in the third

  • International basketball tournament kicks off at Lackland

    A crowd of more than 100 people witnessed the opening ceremony of the 2008 International Military Sports Council Basketball Tournament April 14 at the Lackland Air Force Base parade grounds. The tournament features teams from the United States, Greece, Italy, South Korea, Canada, Latvia and

  • Air Force rallies to beat Colorado Christian

    Josh Meents doubled in Tytus Moss in the tenth inning as Air Force walked away with a 9-8 win over Colorado Christian April 8 in non-conference baseball action at the Academy's Falcon Field. The Falcons improve to 11-19 on the season while the Cougars fell to 10-28. Alexander led off the tenth with

  • Potential Olympians to compete in tournament at Lackland

    Some of the world's best military basketball players are converging on Lackland Air Force Base for the International Military Sports Council Basketball Tournament April 7 through April 22. Military teams from Greece, Italy, Korea, Canada, Latvia and Lithuania will join the United States team in an

  • Servicemembers have March Madness Bagram style

    With music blaring, ball slapping, pump fakes and lots of trash talking, Bagram Air Base servicemembers battled in a three-on-three basketball tournament March 30 through April 6 here. The 455th Expeditionary Services Squadron-sponsored event put teamwork to the test that led a 24th Ordnance

  • 'Army Wives' films on Charleston

    Charleston Air Force Base officials hosted the first Department of Defense-supported filming of the Lifetime Television show "Army Wives" April 7 at the base exchange here.Charleston members have been working with the production company since the beginning of December on this event and since then,

  • U.S., Romanian airmen break cultural barriers with sports

    Airmen deployed here are breaking down language and cultural barriers with their Romanian air force counterparts through their mutual love of sports. Military members from both countries played in a soccer tournament at Campia Turzii April 7 as teams focused more on team-building than

  • NCAA Final Four recognizes American servicemembers

    College basketball officials recognized the contributions of American servicemembers throughout the world during the men's NCAA Final Four weekend April 4 through 7 in San Antonio. Military members were present during college basketball's biggest weekend while singing the national anthem, presenting

  • General participates in Women's Final Four

    The most decorated female athlete in the U.S. Air Force Academy's history took part in the 2008 NCAA Women's Final Four April 4 through 7 at Tampa.Brig. Gen. Michelle D. Johnson, the deputy director for the war on terrorism in the Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate of the Joint Staff at the

  • Airmen judge junior ROTC drill competition

    Nineteen members from the National Air Space and Intelligence Center at here volunteered as judges and served in concessions at a junior ROTC drill competition March 29 at Walter E. Stebbins High School in Riverside, Ohio. Two hundred Air Force and Army Junior ROTC cadets from eight high schools

  • Baseball: Falcons dismantle Doane College Tigers 37-13

    With a score that better resembled a football games', the Academy baseball team crushed Doane College, 37-13, April 2 at Falcon Field. Matt Alexander hit for the cycle and drove in 11 runs, and Addison Gentry tied the school record with seven runs scored for the Falcons, who improved to 10-16. The

  • Miami beats Air Force, 3-2, in overtime in NCAA tourney

    Miami's Justin Mercier scored with just under five minutes remaining in overtime to lift the top-seeded RedHawks past fourth-seeded Air Force, 3-2, in the semifinals of the NCAA Northeast Regional at the DCU Center, March 29, in Worcester, Mass. Miami got on the board quickly on the first shift of

  • Tennis: Falcons fall to TCU

    The U.S. Air Force Academy men's tennis team dropped its first Mountain West Conference match of the season falling 7-0 to No. 31 Texas Christian University March 27 at Las Vegas.The Falcons fell to 10-9 as the Air Force failed to win a single match against TCU. At No. 1 doubles, sophomore Brett

  • Baseball: Air Force falls at Savannah State, 3-2

    The U.S. Air Force Academy baseball team's bats were relatively quiet as the Falcons only managed to stroke six hits in a 3-2 loss to Savannah State March 26 at Tiger Field here. The loss drops the Falcons to 9-13 as the Air Force lost in the ninth on a game-winning walk-off win for Savannah

  • 2007 Visual Information Award winners announced

    Contest officials for the Defense Department 2007 Visual Information Awards here recently recognized numerous Air Force photographers, videographers, journalists and graphic artists for excellence in their fields. Airmen earned 13 first place awards, nine second place awards and 11 third place

  • Lacrosse: Falcons pick up 12-4 victory over Presbyterian

    With a solid effort on both sides of the field, the Air Force lacrosse team handed Presbyterian College a 12-4 loss March 25 at Cadet Lacrosse Stadium here. The Falcons, undefeated at home, move to 2-4 on the season. Air Force, which outshot Presbyterian 15-0 in the opening period and 49-18 for the

  • Baseball: Air Force rolls to 8-4 win over Savannah State

    Matt Alexander broke out of a slump with three RBIs and Jeff Abt hit his first career homer for the Falcons as the U.S. Air Force Academy baseball team won its second game in as many days, defeating Savannah State 8-4 March 25 at Tiger Field here. The Falcons improved to 9-12 on the season to

  • Air Force wins 2-1 pitchers duel

    Alex Truesdale and Michael Ruvolo combined to hold Charleston Southern to six hits as Air Force won a 2-1 pitchers duel March 24at Buccaneer Field in Charleston, S.C. The Falcons are 8-12 on the season while the Buccaneers drop to 9-13. In his most impressive outing as a Falcon, Truesdale (1-5)

  • Baseball: Academy takes series over South Dakota State

    Chay Derbigny went four-for-five with three runs including the game-winning RBI as the U.S. Air Force Academy baseball team rallied from 5-1 and 8-7 deficits for an 11-8 win over South Dakota State March 16 at Hobbs Field in Pueblo. The Falcons won their first series of the season and improved to

  • Tennis: Air Force shuts out Dayton

    The U.S. Air Force Academy men's tennis team won its second consecutive match by shutting out the University of Dayton 7-0 March 16 here. The Falcons improved to 9-6 this season with the victory. For the third straight match, the Air Force captured the Nos. 1 and 3 doubles matches. Sophomore Brett

  • Gymnastics: Falcons defeat Alaska Anchorage

    Highlighted by two event victories from junior Abigail Rogers, the U.S. Air Force Academy women's gymnastics team claimed the for its second victory of the season with a 190.975 to 190.250 win over the University of Alaska Anchorage March 16 here. Improving their season-high mark by more than six

  • 'Hoop dreams' come true for Airman

    For the fourth year in a row a Reserve Command member has been tapped to play on the All Air Force basketball team. Capt. Kurtis Darden, the only reservist on the team, will play in the Armed Forces Basketball Tournament to be held March 23 to 28 at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. "This year I'm

  • International Women's Day brings unity, call for peace

    Nearly 100 Afghan women gathered together to celebrate International Women's Day March 8 in the Zabul province. The event began with a reading of an article in the Holy Quran, followed by speeches and gifts for those women who attended the celebration as well as 30 patients in Qalat Provincial

  • Air Force Wrestling Team selects athletes for 2008 season

    Thirteen Airmen have been selected for the 2008 Air Force Wrestling team by officials here recently.After almost two dozen athletes from around the Air Force traveled here to participate in the All Air Force Wrestling Camp, which started Feb. 13, the final wrestling competition held March 1

  • NFL players kick off USO tour in Kyrgyzstan

    Three National Football League stars and a senior sports writer visited Manas Air Base Airmen as part of a United Service Organizations tour March 4 here. San Diego Chargers Luis Castillo, Chicago Bears Tommie Harris, Carolina Panthers Mike Rucker and Sports Illustrated writer Peter King arrived in

  • Bagram hosts International Women's Day

    Women's History Month kicked off here with a celebration of International Women's Day March 3 at Bagram Air Base. The Combined Joint Task Force-82, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing Equal Opportunity Office and various civil military operations sections sponsored the celebration, which consisted of

  • Baseball: Air Force falls to Mississippi State, 16-8

    The U.S. Air Force Academy took a 2-0 lead in the first inning, but Mississippi State battled back for a 16-8 win in college baseball action March 2 here. A Dudy Noble Field crowd of 2,479 watched the rubber game of a three-game weekend series where the teams split a doubleheader March 1 as MSU won

  • Baseball: Cadet named conference pitcher of the week

    A U.S. Air Force Academy freshman baseball player here was named Mountain West Conference Pitcher of the Week recently by conference officials. This is the first career weekly honor for left-hander Brad Pingel, who went 1-0 and led the Air Force pitching staff with a 1.59 ERA in 5.2 innings pitched

  • Elmendorf pilot to appear on 'Jeopardy!'

    The answer: An Elmendorf Air Force Base F-15 Eagle pilot who filmed an episode of "Jeopardy!" in November who will appear on television March 6. The question: Who is Capt. Timothy Bobinski?The captain, the 19th Fighter Squadron chief of safety, was a contestant on the quiz show after going through

  • Airmen bring romance and roses to Air Force Enlisted Village

    The champagne fountain gurgled and the dress uniform buttons gleamed in the candlelight at a very special Valentine's Day event Feb. 9.  Airmen from nearby Eglin Air Force Base and Hurlburt Field were visiting the Air Force Enlisted Village to honor and escort the residents of Hawthorn House, the

  • Falcons conclude competition at Air Force open

    Sophomore Melissa Beerse picked up a victory in the pole vault, as the Air Force track and field team wrapped up competition at the Don Barrett-Air Force Open on Feb. 9. Competing at the Academy's Cadet Field House, the Falcons collected 26 top-10 finishes during the non-team scoring meet. Beerse

  • Tennis: Air Force defeats Metro State, Colorado College

    The U.S. Air Force Academy men's tennis team improved its record to 3-2 this season with a pair of victories over Metro State, 6-1, and Colorado College, 7-0, Feb. 9 at the Academy.The Falcons beat Metro State in the morning matches and then shut out Colorado College in the afternoon.The Falcons

  • Wrestling: Air Force falls to Northern Colorado

    Missing its starters at a few key weight classes, the U.S. Air Force Academy wrestling team dropped a 25-14 decision to Northern Colorado Feb. 10 at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion in Greeley. With the loss, the Falcons fall to 7-8 overall and 1-1 in the Western Wrestling Conference. The match opened

  • Hockey: Air Force beats Mercyhurst, 7-0

    The U.S. Air Force Academy scored four power-play goals and goalie Andrew Volkening stopped all 25 shots he faced in a 7-0 win over Mercyhurst in an Atlantic Hockey Association game Feb. 9 at the Mercyhurst Ice Center in Erie, Penn. The two teams split the two-game series as the Air Force improved

  • Basketball: Air Force downed by Utah, 71-52

    Junior Brooke Cultra led the U.S. Air Force Academy women's basketball team with 13 points but the Falcons lost to 20th ranked Utah 71-52 in Mountain West Conference action Feb. 9 at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City. Cultra was six-for-eight from the field, to go with four rebounds and two

  • Officials to hold all-star baseball tryouts

    There will be all-star tryouts for military baseball players with collegiate- or professional-level abilities March 14-16 at Turtle Park Naval Station in Norfolk, Va. This opportunity gives military members a chance to represent their command or branch of service in the fastest growing, largest and

  • Falcon gymnasts ranked among nation's elite

    The Air Force men's gymnastics team is ranked among the national leaders on the still rings, according to the latest rankings. Senior Greg Stine is ranked fourth in the NCAA with a still rings average score of 15.025, while the Falcons average a team score of 56.700, which is ranked 10th in the

  • Air Force races into NASCAR season at Daytona

    The Air Force enters its eighth year of sponsorship in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series when its No. 21 car begins the 2008 season Feb. 9 at the Budweiser Shootout at Daytona International Speedway, Fla. The Air Force is both a primary and associate sponsor of the No. 21 car, which is owned by Wood

  • Wrestling: Air Force picks up three wins at Borah Duals

    Finishing six matches in two days, the U.S. Air Force Academy wrestling team went 3-1 at the Borah Duals hosted by Western State Jan. 26. After falling to the host Mountaineers, the Falcons, who switched their lineup throughout the day, rattled off victories over Grand Canyon, Mesa State and New

  • Wrestling: Air Force rolls to pair of dual victories

    Losing just three bouts on the evening, the U.S. Air Force Academy wrestling team won both of its dual meets by defeating the Colorado School of Mines 39-3, and conference foe Utah Valley State 33-6 Jan. 25 at Clune Arena here. With the wins, the Falcons improve to 4-6 on the season. The Academy

  • Hockey: Army beats Air Force 2-1

    The U.S. Military Academy's Ken Rowe scored with 1:47 left in the third period as the Black Knights beat the U.S. Air Force Academy, 2-1, in an Atlantic Hockey Association game Jan. 27 at Tate Rink in West Point, N.Y. Air Force was swept for the first time all season and fell to 12-10-4 overall and

  • Children, parents get fit together

    Do you want to get your kids away from the television, and get a workout in for yourself? Parents and children in the Kaiserslautern Military Community, Germany, have new fitness programs that help them do just that. Renee Champagne, a physical trainer who has worked with kids for more than 16

  • Swimming: Air Force falls to BYU

    The U.S. Air Force Academy men's and women's swimming and diving teams both dropped a contest to Brigham Young University Jan. 24 at the Cadet Natatorium in Colorado Springs, Colo. The men fell to the 23rd-ranked Cougars by a score of 147.5 to 93.5, while the women lost 155 to 82. The men drop to

  • TV chef cooks up a winner for Sheppard Airmen

    It took him 10 grueling hours of work, a frantic trip to a Wichita Falls retailer for ingredients, and the help of dozens of Airmen, but Chef Robert Irvine fed 1,000 people at the Air Force's 60th Anniversary banquet at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. In an episode of the Food Network's hit series,

  • C-17 pilot auditions for 'American Idol'

    A C-17 Globemaster III pilot with the 317th Airlift Squadron at Charleston Air Force Base recently lived out one of her dreams -- to audition for "American Idol." Capt. Lyndsey Goodman, a Reserve pilot who has flown the half-million pound airlifter into combat zones in Iraq and Afghanistan, also

  • Top rollers: Air Force takes first in bowling championship

    The Air Force Bowling Team finished first place in interservice play for the seventh consecutive year at the Armed Forces Bowling Championship held in early January at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. The Air Force women finished first in division play as the Air Force men finished second in their

  • Hockey: Falcons beat 4th-ranked Denver, 5-2

    U.S. Air Force Academy sophomore Matt Fairchild scored his first career hat trick as the Falcons defeated fourth-ranked Denver 5-2 Jan. 18 at the Cadet Ice Arena here. The Academy earned their first win over Denver since 1980, breaking a 19-game losing streak to the Pioneers, and it was also the