• Iraqi AF academy graduates 247 cadets

    More than 240 cadets graduated from the Iraqi air force officer course basic military training course Jan. 10, here.In the two-month course, the 247 graduates at Iraqi Military Academy-Rustamiyah were educated in professionalism, teamwork, management and the leadership skills required to be an officer."The staff and students have a strong desire to
  • Academy chosen among top 100 best-value colleges

    The U.S. Air Force Academy was named as one of the nation's top 100 best value colleges for 2010 today by The Princeton Review Tuesday.The Best Values College List features 50 public and 50 private colleges, which the Princeton Review selected as its "best value" choices based on surveys of administrators and students at more than 650 public and
  • Cyberspace leaders hold career panel at Academy

    Senior officers with Air Force Space Command and 24th Air Force held a space and cyberspace career panel in Fairchild Hall's F-1 Auditorium here Monday.The panel gave cadets in attendance a chance to ask the panelists questions about the future of space and cyberspace and how their future careers might fit into the recently reorganized cyberspace
  • Cadet Space Club launches 'Roswell II' experiment

    Twelve cadets with the Air Force Academy's Space Club launched a weather balloon experiment Jan. 10, 2010.The experiment included launching the balloon to an altitude of approximately 85,000 feet, tracking the payload using GPS and recovering the payload once it landed.View the slideshow.
  • Wings of Blue jumps into Rose Bowl

    The Air Force parachute demonstration team, the U.S. Air Force Academy's Wings of Blue, jumped into the Rose Bowl as part of pregame activities during the Citi BCS National Championship.Wings of Blue members dropped into the stadium of 93,000 people with the American flag, game ball and game coin as well as team flags for the Alabama Crimson Tide
  • Vandenberg Hall boasts new facelift

    With a half-century of wear and tear under its belt, Vandenberg Hall is now receiving some much-needed renovations.Before the upgrades, the cadet dormitories in the east side of Vandenberg Hall were "dismal" and a "draft trap," said Lt. Col. Jace Davey, 10th Civil Engineer Squadron commander. The nine-phase project began with upgrades to mechanical
  • Wings of Blue to jump into BCS championship

    The Air Force Academy's Wings of Blue parachute demonstration team is scheduled to jump into the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., as part of pregame activities during the Citi BCS National Championship Thursday. Wings of Blue members will drop into the stadium with the American flag and game ball, as well as team flags for the Alabama Crimson Tide
  • Basketball: Falcons rein in Broncos, 72-65

    Air Force defeated Texas-Pan American 72-65 at Clune Arena Jan. 2 on a career-high 25 points by center Mike McLain.McLain, a native of Portland, Ore., also led Air Force in rebounds with seven. Other high scorers for the Falcons were junior forward Derek Brooks, with 16, and junior guard Evan Washington, with 13.View the slideshow.
  • Basketball: Women Falcons rally to 74-66 win over Western State

    Shooting a season-best 54.5 percent from the field, Air Force erased a halftime deficit to rally to a 74-66 win over Western State Jan. 2 at Clune Arena. The win improves the Falcons to 3-10 on the season and drops the Mountaineers to 4-10. The trio of junior guard Raimee Beck, freshman guard Alicia Leipprandt and freshman forward Dymond James
  • JCS chairman underscores importance of Academy experience

    On hand for a pair of service academy football bowl games in Texas Dec. 31, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff underscored the symbolism of the matchups for troops around the world.Navy Adm. Mike Mullen also emphasized the importance of looking at an academy experience as a potential for launching careers as military officers."These games