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First Lt. Cale Simmons, an Air Force contracting officer and 2013 USAFA grad, is heading to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro to compete in the pole vault event. Check out the event Aug. 13 and 15. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mike Kaplan) 2013 grad aims for the sky on his way to the 2016 Summer Olympics
Months of training at the Air Force Academy have an Air Force contracting officer aiming for the sky and the gold at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.First Lt. Cale Simmons, a 2013 Air Force Academy graduate, earned a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team for pole vaulting July 4 at the Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon.  At the event, he cleared
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2016
Junior running back Tim McVey makes a cut to avoid defenders in the Air Force-Fresno State game on Oct. 24, 2015. McVey emerged last season as a multi-dimensional threat, finishing third on the team in rushing and fourth in receiving, and racked up 887 all-purpose yards. In his first career start, he became the first player in Air Force history to have 100 yards rushing and receiving in the same game. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Van Winkle) Falcons prepare for 2016 season
Preparations are underway for the 2016 season of Falcon Football.    The team comes off a 14-game season with an 8-6 record, after competing in the conference championship game and the Armed Forces Bowl.    But head coach Troy Calhoun looks at the upcoming season as one of change and rebuilding.  “For us at the Air Force Academy, it’s a massive
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2016
Default Air Force Logo Academy tentatively names new athletic director
A former deputy and interim director of the U.S. Military Academy's athletic department has been tentatively named as the Air Force Academy's next athletic director, officials at the Academy announced Jan. 6.James Knowlton, previously the director of athletics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., will succeed Dr. Hans Mueh, who will
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2015
Air Force running back D.J. Johnson rushes past a Western Michigan defender for a touchdown in the 4th quarter of the Dec 20, 2014, Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in Boise, Idaho. Johnson had 20 rushes for 86 yards and a touchdown in Air Force's 38-24 victory. (U.S. Air Force photo/Liz Copan) Falcons slide past Broncos for Potato Bowl title
A dominant running game and strong linebacker play carried the Air Force Academy to a 38-24 victory over Western Michigan in the rain-soaked Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Dec. 20.Four quarters of steady rain made for a wet and saturated field, turning the blue artificial turf into a gigantic water slide and had a considerable impact on game play. Wet
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2014
Lt. Gen. Michelle D. Johnson, Academy superintendent, played on the Air Force Academy women's basketball team in the late '70s and early '80s. Johnson is a 1981 Air Force Academy graduate and four-year letter winner on the women's basketball team. She was inducted into the Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame Oct. 28, 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo)  
Academy supt. inducted into Colo. Sports Hall of Fame
Lt. Gen. Michelle D. Johnson, Academy Superintendent, was inducted into the Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2014 Oct. 28 at the Broadmoor World Arena, Colorado Springs.Among her athletic accomplishments, she's the second all-time leading scorer in women's basketball here.Averaging 17.6 points a game, the general ended her basketball
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2014
Default Air Force Logo Academy to follow ‘deliberate, disciplined, transparent’ hiring process for new athletic director
The Air Force Academy is following a "very deliberate, disciplined and transparent federal process" to select the best candidate for the Academy's next athletic director, officials with the Academy's Manpower and Personnel Directorate said Aug. 15.Dr. Hans Mueh, the current athletic director, will retire in June.Athletics directors before Mueh were
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2014
Approximately 2,000 Falcon football fans got the opportunity to get up close and personal with the team during the seventh annual Falcon Football Fan Day Aug. 9 at Falcon Stadium. Attendees of the event not only got to watch the practice, but enjoyed locker room tours, an inflatable fun zone, live music from the U.S. Air Force Academy Band, cheer and dance performances, and autographs with the team. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Heather Stanton) Falcon football holds Fan Day
Falcon football fans got the opportunity to get up close and personal with the team during the seventh annual Falcon Football Fan Day Aug. 9 at Falcon Stadium.Approximately 2,000 fans came out to watch the team practice and interact with the team."Fan Day is a community event that Air Force football does as the season gets closer for the local
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2014
Retired Air Force Capt. Jeff Haugh competed in track and field, basketball, volleyball, swimming, marksmanship and wheelchair tennis during the final Warrior Games training camp at the Academy Aug. 5. More than 60 wounded veterans from across the country participated in the final Warrior and Invictus Games training camp here Aug. 3-7 to prepare for the fall games, motivate others and take a healthy step toward recovery. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman William Branch) Wounded warriors train for games at USAFA
Over 60 wounded veterans from across the country participated in the final Warrior and Invictus Games training camp here Aug. 3-7 to prepare for the fall games, motivate others and take a healthy step toward recovery.The athletes competed in track and field, basketball, volleyball, swimming, marksmanship and wheelchair tennis to build meaningful
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2014
Falcons freshman forward Dymond James takes a jump shot as Braves junior forward Sonya Harris attempts to block during the Air Force-Bradley game at the Air Force Academy's Clune Arena Dec. 19, 2009. James, a native of Brambleton, Va., had a career-high 10 points and seven rebounds in the Falcons' 62-45 loss. (U.S. Air Force photo/J. Rachel Spencer) Academy announces plans to search for new athletic director
Air Force Academy Athletic Director, Dr. Hans Mueh, announced his retirement May 22 effective at the end of the 2014-2015 Academic Year. The Air Force's Academy will soon begin to market and strategically target an executive-level candidate pool with the competencies and motivation to assume the role of our Athletic Director."Dr. Mueh will have
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2014
Air Force junior Nate Hruby looks to make a pass against Richmond at Falcon Field Wednesday. Air Force lacrosse beat Richmond 13 - 5, picking up their first-ever NCAA Tournament win. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Sarah Chambers) Air Force Defeats Richmond, 13-5 in NCAA Play-In Game
In front of a crowd of 1,225, the Air Force lacrosse team picked up a 13-5 victory over Richmond in an NCAA Play-in Game held at Falcon Stadium Wednesday evening. The Falcons, with their first-ever NCAA Tournament win, advance to the NCAA First Round to take on top-seed Duke Sunday in Durham, N.C. Senior captain Mike Crampton led the Falcons'
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2014
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