• Academy Band to share love of swing with Colorado youth

    The U.S. Air Force Academy Band's world class jazz ensemble The Falconaires is bringing some swing to Colorado's Front Range, appearing as guest artists at the Mile High Jazz Festival at Arvada's Ralston Valley High School and at two school performances in Colorado Springs.This year's Mile High Jazz Festival will take place Feb. 3-5 at Ralston
  • '89 Academy graduate to pilot STS-130 shuttle mission

    A 1989 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy will pilot the STS-130 mission to the International Space Station aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavor, currently scheduled to launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida Feb. 7.Col. Terry Virts Jr., an astronaut, fighter pilot and test pilot with more than 3,800 flying hours in more than 40 different
  • Clinic unveils 61,000 'new' square feet

    A ribbon cutting at the Academy Clinic Jan. 22 highlighted some 61,000 square feet of new and improved operations throughout the facility's third and fourth floors.The $25-million project allows the 10th Medical Group staff to consolidate several medical services from the Milazzo Community Center into the main clinic, said Col. Kenneth Knight, the
  • Volleyball: Former Cal coach accepts position at Academy

    Matt McShane has agreed to become the head volleyball coach at the Air Force Academy, athletic department officials announced Jan. 26.McShane, recently selected as one of Volleyball Magazine's 10 Best Assistant Coaches, joins the Falcon program after a five-year stint as an assistant coach at Cal. Details of the contract are still being worked and
  • Academy graduate posthumously honored for intel contributions

    A 2006 Academy graduate was posthumously awarded a National Intelligence Medal for Valor for her efforts to teach Afghan military officials how to gather and interpret military intelligence Jan. 22 here.First Lt. Roslyn L. Schulte died May, 20, 2009, in Afghanistan when a roadside bomb struck her vehicle en route to an intelligence meeting at
  • Academy chapel to add outdoor circle to worship areas

    The Air Force Academy chapel will add a worship area for followers of Earth-centered religions during a dedication ceremony, which is tentatively scheduled to be held at the circle March 10.The circle, located atop the hill overlooking the Cadet Chapel and Visitor Center, will be the latest addition to a collection of worship areas that includes
  • Academy nurse anesthetists 'never miss a beat'

    Certified registered nurse anesthetists from the Air Force Academy Clinic and thousands from across the country will tell America, "We never miss a beat," as they celebrate the 11th-annual National Nurse Anesthetist Week celebration Jan. 24-30. This year's catchphrase, "We never miss a beat," touts the quality of care that nurse anesthetists pride
  • Security forces to crack down on speeding

    Security forces personnel want drivers to go easy on the gas pedal for the new year.Speed enforcement was one of the most significant traffic safety tools for the 10th Security Forces Squadron in 2009, accounting for more than 600 tickets and more than $30,000 in fines, said Bradley Wilson, chief of plans and programs for 10th SFS.Speeders averaged
  • Cadet Squadron 06 helps Haitian earthquake victims

    "Bull Six" cadets jumped into action after hearing about the severe earthquake in Haiti Jan. 12 that may have left more than 100,000 people dead. With a can-do spirit, they set about doing their part to help the Caribbean nation that was -- and is -- desperately in need of assistance."We should do something," said Cadet 1st Class Jeff Faulkner,
  • Calhoun to remain at Air Force

    Air Force head coach Troy Calhoun released a statement today in response to rumors that he would accept a job with the Tennessee Volunteers. "We are more than grateful and proud to be closely involved with the character building of our cadets and the mission of the United States Air Force Academy," Coach Calhoun said. "We are diligently recruiting