• Academy to host inaugural Front Range Car and Bike Fest

    The U.S. Air Force Academy will host the inaugural Front Range Car and Bike Fest at Falcon Stadium Saturday, May 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will feature the following:Car and bike showSafe riding seminarsPoker runLive bandsVendor villageFire department display Glider displayDoor prizesThe show is free for spectators and costs $10 to register
  • Your vote counts: Academy cadet in running for 'senior class' award

    A senior at the Air Force Academy and native of Plano, Texas, is one of 10 finalists for the Senior Class Award for lacrosse.Fans can vote once per day until May 17 for Cadet 1st Class Ridge Flick to win the award by going to www.seniorclassaward.com/vote/lacrosse_2010.Fan balloting counts for one third of the total, with the remaining two thirds
  • General order prohibits use of salvia, 'spice'

    Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike Gould issued a general order April 5 prohibiting the use of salvia divinorum and "spice" by Airmen, cadets and cadet candidates assigned to the Academy or any of its tenant units.Failure to obey the general order may result in disciplinary or administrative action such as written reprimand or
  • Academy releases 2009 economic impact analysis

    The Air Force Academy's Financial Management Directorate released its Economic Impact Analysis April 10 for Fiscal Year 2009, outlining more than $780 million in total economic impact that affects Colorado Springs and its surrounding communities.The Academy spends $318 million on payrolls, $310 million in construction, services and materiel and
  • Seven Air Force baseball players suspended

    Seven Air Force baseball players have been suspended indefinitely from the team for a violation of Academy standards. The suspensions begin immediately, prohibiting the student athletes from representing the Academy in any outside activities. Suspended were seniors Addison Gentry and Michael Ruvolo, sophomore Blair Kessler and freshmen John
  • Recent grads to highlight Falcon Heritage Forum

    More than 40 recent Academy graduates from the classes of 2006-2009 are set to participate in the Falcon Heritage Forum April 14-16.The three-day event, hosted by the Center for Character Leadership and Development and themed, "Officers of Character: Lieutenants in Action," offers cadets a chance to interact directly with veterans from various
  • Academy, VA team up for ambulatory surgery services

    A $14-million cooperative venture between the Academy and the Department of Veterans Affairs, funded by the Department of Defense and VA's Joint Incentive Fund, will bring much-needed ambulatory surgical care to veterans in southern Colorado.Medical procedures for urology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, ear, nose and throat and general surgery are
  • Cadets take 1st, 3rd at international LOAC competitions

    Six cadets ventured to Quebec, Canada, and San Remo, Italy, during spring break to compete in Law of Armed Conflict competitions against international contestants. Cadet 1st Class Charlton Coats from Cadet Squadron 08 won the top individual honor out of 70 participating cadets, while Cadet 1st Class Kelly Snyder from CS 15 took third place in the
  • AF force management may affect 60-65 at Academy

    The Air Force's most recent force management initiative may affect an estimated 60 to 65 Airmen at the Air Force Academy, officials said during force management briefings here Monday.Fewer than 10 of the Airmen who are impacted by the newest round of force management measures are enlisted, with commissioned officers making up the remainder of those
  • Cadets, students 'CANVAS' networks in hacking challenge

    Seventy college and high school students huddled in teams of three in Fairchild Hall April 2 to hunt down weaknesses in system design and implementation for a fictional social networking site set up in a closed networking environment during the 2010 Computer and Network Vulnerability Assessment Scenario here. Aptly chosen prizes for the 2010 CANVAS