• ESPN films 'College GameDay' from Air Force Academy

    The popular sports show ESPN "College GameDay" was filmed on location Nov. 7 at the U.S. Air Force Academy prior to the Falcons taking the field against service academy rival, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.About 1,000 Air Force and Army cadets crowded the terrazzo holding signs displaying their enthusiasm for their respective teams.This
  • IITA, reservists test military cargo tracking system

    The Air Force Academy's Institute for Information Technology Applications and the 302nd Airlift Wing here took part in a prototype air drop Sept. 24 over the Airburst range at Fort Carson.The proof-of-concept drop assisted an IITA research project called the Airdrop Enhanced Logistics Visibility System, or AELVIS, which aims to
  • Commanders highlight list of Academy reps at Veterans Day events

    The commander of the Air Force Academy's 10th Air Base Wing will be a guest speaker at two high schools this week, highlighting several local events in which base representatives are participating to commemorate Veterans Day. Col. Rick LoCastro is scheduled to speak Wednesday at Liberty and Discovery Canyon High Schools, while Col. Todd Zachary,
  • Academy named Air Force's 'Net Zero' installation

    What began as a self-imposed initiative at the Academy has now garnered the attention of Headquarters Air Force, the Department of Defense, and the Department of Energy. In October 2009, the U.S. Air Force named the Academy as its selection for the Air Force Net Zero Energy Installation initiative. Under the initiative, each branch of the military
  • Academy firefighters return to world competition stage

    The Academy Fire Department helped set and then broke its own world record, and earned four national championships and two second-place trophies at the Firefighter Combat Challenge Nationals Oct. 30 through Saturday, in Arlington, Texas. The Firefighter Combat Challenge simulates the physical demands of real-life firefighting by running
  • Football: Geyer named MWC special teams player of the week

    Air Force senior punter Brandon Geyer was named Mountain West Conference Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in the Falcons' 35-7 win over Army on Nov. 7. It is the first MWC player of the week honor for Geyer, who had punts of 71 and 63 yards versus the Black Knights.Geyer joined Max Hall and Jan Jorgensen from BYU and Andy Dalton
  • Academy physicians discuss H1N1 lessons learned

    Senior medical officials who successfully slowed the spread of H1N1 flu virus at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., published what they learned in an October article featured in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Air Force Lt. Col. (Dr.) Catherine Witkop, a preventive medicine physician from the Academy's 10th Medical
  • Congress honors AFA's 1st graduating class

    The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution Nov. 4 honoring the Air Force Academy's first graduating class. U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn of Colorado introduced the resolution to congratulate the class of 1959 on their 50th graduation anniversary and recognize their contributions to the United States. On July 11, 1955, 306 men entered the
  • Football: Air Force rallies in 2nd half to crush Army, 35-7

    A linebacker's halftime rant and an unexpected aerial attack gave the Air Force Academy a 35-7 over Army today. The battle of service academy rivals was "bone against bone, knuckles rubbing against knuckles," said Falcons head football coach Troy Calhoun. The first score came from special teams, when Falcons cornerback Anthony Wright took a punt at
  • FalconLaunch 6 test fire ends with a 'bang'

    The FalconLaunch 6 rocket ended its test-firing in Jacks Valley Nov. 4 with a bang. The cadet-built rocket exploded after firing for a fraction of a second as the FalconLaunch cadre watched from more than one-half mile away.Academy firefighters were on-site for the test-fire.Once the rocket exploded, they moved in quickly to stifle any small bits