• 10th MDG: 'Don't miss that appointment'

    The 10th Medical Group wants to reverse an upward trend in the number of patients who miss appointments, the 10th MDG's senior group practice manager said March 9.Missing appointments without canceling them in advance directly affects the number of appointments available to other patients and is further compounded when the person who missed his
  • Academy golfer wins Pauma Valley tournament

    Senior Tom Whitney (La Quinta, Calif.) notched his first win of the season to lead the Air Force golf team at the Triumph at Pauma Valley, hosted by San Francisco at the par-71, 7,077-yard Pauma Valley Country Club. The Falcons, who shot a three-round score of 917 (+65), placed fifth in the team standings.Whitney, who entered the final round tied
  • Class of 2013: 'Recognition granted'

    Say goodbye to carrying book bags, morning minutes of knowledge recitation, restricted paths on the Terrazzo and wearing uniforms off-base. Say hello to wearing hard-earned prop and wings and acceptance as upperclass cadets for the Class of 2013 during closing ceremonies for this year's Recognition, March 11 through Sunday.Recognition is a
  • Academy to hold funeral service for 6th superintendent

    Funeral services for the Air Force Academy's sixth superintendent, Retired Lt. Gen. A.P. Clark, are scheduled for March 17.The general, a resident of Colorado Springs, Colo., and superintendent from Aug. 1, 1970 to July 31, 1974, died March 8 at the age of 96. Services start with a 10 a.m. funeral mass in the Cadet Chapel followed by a graveside
  • Academy kicks off Women's History Month

    Women's History Month officially commenced at the Academy during a kick-off ceremony here March 4. The guest speaker, retired Chief Master Sgt. Linda Matthews, brought this year's theme, "Writing Women Back into History," to life for the audience during the gathering held at the Community Center Ballroom. "When you think about it, women have been
  • Outdoor Rec Agency named best in Air Force

    The Air Force Academy's Outdoor Recreation Agency was named the best in the Air Force by Lt. Gen. Richard Newton, the deputy chief of staff for manpower, personnel and services, March 3.ORA director Chuck Alfultis said the location, facility and staff all came together to make it a winning combination.The same held true in 2006 when the Academy's
  • Academy recognizes annual award winners

    The Air Force Academy community packed the Falcon Club March 6 to recognize its shining stars.Retired Maj. Gen. Irving Halter Jr., the event's guest speaker, advised the awardees and audience to cherish their time in the Air Force and told attendees to stay humble."Being retired reminds me of a tombstone I once read on Boot Hill in Tombstone,
  • Joint Chiefs chairman to speak at Academy graduation

    The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, is scheduled to give the commencement speech for this year's graduation ceremony.This event marks the first time the Academy will host the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff as the graduation speaker.Admiral Mullen, a 1968 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, was sworn in as the
  • Diversity outreach unites Academy, community

    When is being at the end of your rope a good thing? How about when you're a middle- or high-school student visiting the Air Force Academy's rock climbing wall as part of the Cadet Wing's Youth Diversity Outreach program?Nearly 30 teenagers from the local community spent a full day with cadets, including three hours in the rock climbing room,
  • Academy band, Colo. Springs Youth Symphony to combine talents

    The U.S. Air Force Academy Band's Blue Steel ensemble is scheduled to join the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony for a free performance at the Pikes Peak Center March 14 at 2 p.m. Tickets for the event are available at the Pikes Peak Center and World Arena box offices."This will be a great show, one the entire family will enjoy," said Lt. Col. Larry