• Cadets play Santa for children in need

    Cadets are donning their elf hats this holiday season to brighten the lives of less fortunate children.Cadets sponsored the "Toy Trick" at the Falcons hockey team's match against American International College in the Cadet Ice Arena Dec. 5. After the Falcons scored their first goal, fans tossed donated toys onto the ice. The Toy Trick program
  • 10th SFS Airman wins 'Tuskegee Airman of the Week' award at Balad

    A security forces patroller deployed from the Air Force Academy's 10th Security Forces Squadron was named the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing's Tuskegee Airman of the Week for Nov. 22-28.Staff Sgt. Audrina L. Corpuz was presented with an award and a commander's coin at the wing headquarters here Dec. 4."Sergeant Corpuz has not only has excelled as an
  • Class of 2009 members to receive commissions

    Seven cadets from the Class of 2009 will earn their commissions and Bachelor of Science degrees during a 10:30 a.m. ceremony in the Arnold Hall Ballroom Dec. 16.Graduating are the following first-class cadets:-- Thomas V. Avolio, from Des Moines, Wash. (Cadet Squadron 21)-- Jordan L. Barber, from Carrollton, Texas (Cadet Squadron 16)-- Rudolph T.
  • Leaders stress safety at superintendent's call

    The Academy's superintendent and command chief master sergeant both stressed safety during a series of superintendent's calls held for military, civilian and cadet personnel in the Arnold Hall Theater Dec. 3.Lt. Gen. Mike Gould focused on winter driving safety, and Chief Master Sgt. Todd Salzman asked Airmen to have a plan before they party, during
  • Board of Visitors to meet in Washington Dec. 10

    The Air Force Academy's Board of Visitors is scheduled to meet in Washington, D.C., Dec. 10 to discuss a variety of issues, including diversity and faculty deployments as well as messages from the superintendent and other Academy personnel.A morning informational session will include an award ceremony for Rep. Peter DeFazio, opening remarks from
  • Football: Air Force accepts bid to Armed Forces Bowl

    Air Force accepted a bid Dec. 6 as the Mountain West Conference representative to play in the 2009 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, scheduled to be held Dec. 31 in Fort Worth, Texas.Air Force will play against the 25th-ranked Houston Cougars of Conference-USA at Amon G. Carter Stadium beginning at 11 a.m. Central Standard Time. The game will air
  • Superintendent's climate survey now online

    The 2009 Air Force Academy climate surveys for permanent party, cadets and cadet candidates are online and open for responses through Dec. 13. The anonymous survey is available online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LKSBMVJ.As part of ongoing climate improvement efforts at the Academy, the superintendent needs to tap permanent party and cadet
  • HLC releases Academy accreditation report

    The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools released their report on the Air Force Academy's accreditation status Oct. 27 with the official decision to renew the Academy's accreditation for another 10 years.The report culminates years of preparation that included a 278-page self-study report and a
  • Football: Rembert, 10 other Falcons named to all-conference team

    Air Force junior defensive back Reggie Rembert was named first-team all-Mountain West Conference in football, as announced Tuesday by the conference. Rembert was the lone Falcon to earn first-team honors.Senior offensive linemen Nick Charles and Peter Lusk, junior fullback Jared Tew, sophomore kicker Erik Soderberg, senior nose guard Ben Garland
  • Holiday spirit comes alive at the Academy

    More than 200 people attended a Christmas tree lighting at the Academy's Community Center Chapel Dec. 1. The evening's special guest was Santa Claus, who arrived on an Academy Fire Department fire truck.