• Football: 3rd try a charm for Falcons in 47-20 victory over Houston

    Six interceptions powered the Air Force Academy to a 47-20 win over the University of Houston Cougars in the Armed Forces Bowl here Dec. 31.This was the third time the Air Force Academy and University of Houston met on the gridiron in two years. The Academy defeated the Cougars 31-28 during the 2008 regular season, and Houston repaid the Falcons by
  • Basketball: Lumberjacks topple Falcons, 60-52

    Tim Fow scored a career-high 15 points, including nine points from three-point territory, but could not lift the Falcons to victory over the Lumberjacks of Northern Arizona in men's basketball action at Clune Arena here Dec. 19.Other performers were Evan Washington and Todd Fletcher, who had 11 points each, and Mike McClain, who had a career-high
  • Women's Basketball: Bradley defeats Air Force, 62-45

    Air Force dropped a 62-45 women's basketball game to Bradley Dec. 19 at Clune Arena here. The loss dropped the Falcons to 2-8 on the season and lifted the Braves to 3-6. After starting the game out neck-and-neck, Bradley pulled away late in the first half and never looked back. With the game tied at 16 with eight minutes left in the first half, the
  • Cadets brief senior AFSPC, AFRL officials on FalconSAT-5 status

    Air Force Academy cadets briefed the results Dec. 9 of tests conducted on the newest satellite, FalconSAT-5, as well as the current program status for FalconSAT-3 and their next design, FalconSAT-6.Senior officers from the Defense Department's Space Test Program, the Air Force Research Laboratory at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Air Force Space
  • Servicemembers, charities combine forces in hard times

    Tents dot the landscape in the lowlands of Dorchester Park near Tejon Street and Interstate 25. They are the last refuge for groups of people who have nowhere else to go, nowhere left to turn.With the economy and the weather conspiring to make survival even more difficult for Colorado Springs' homeless population, charities are more thankful than
  • Rampart Lodge brings home Innkeeper Trophy

    Sixteen staffers of the Academy's Rampart Lodge were rewarded Dec. 2 with a trip to New York City to receive the prestigious Innkeeper Trophy at the International Hotel/Motel and Restaurant Show."I'm extremely proud of my staff," said Rampart Lodge general manager Giuseppe La Bella. "They couldn't stop working even in New York. Our housekeepers
  • KAFA to continue broadcasting during renovations

    The Air Force Academy radio station, KAFA 97.7 FM, has moved its operations to a temporary studio until Phase II of Vandenberg Hall renovations are complete.The radio station is still on the air and streaming on the Web, both at http://www.usafa.org/KAFA.aspx and at http://www.usafa.af.mil.KAFA appreciates its listeners' patience during the
  • Football: Falcons' Chris Thomas selected to play in East-West Shrine game

    Air Force senior safety Chris Thomas was selected to play in the 85th-annual East-West Shrine Game at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla., Jan .23.Thomas was an honorable mention all-Mountain West Conference selection. He is Air Force's active career leader in tackles with 287. This season, he had 45 total tackles and was fifth on the team with 30
  • Air Force says farewell to a patriot

    A former commander of Military Airlift Command was buried at the Air Force Academy cemetery Dec. 14.Gen. Paul K. Carlton died Nov. 23 from natural causes. The former MAC commander received Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross and Purple Heart medals before retiring March 31, 1977, according to an obituary published in the San Antonio Express
  • Close encounters of the FalconSAT kind

    Satellites from the Air Force Academy and the Department of Energy intentionally passed within 5 kilometers of each other in orbit just after midnight Dec. 13, with one satellite's sensors trained upon the other.The two satellites were the Academy's cadet-built FalconSAT-3 satellite and the Cibola experimental satellite operated by the Energy