• Airmen support space shuttle launch

    Airmen around the United States supported the Monday launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour, providing airspace control, launch support and satellite communications capability for the STS-130 mission.Air Force Academy graduate Col. Terry Virts Jr. is the pilot for the STS-130 mission, which will deliver modules for the International Space
  • Air Force secretary to headline NCLS lineup

    The 17th-annual National Character and Leadership Symposium will feature presentations by Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley and other keynote and concurrent speakers who will gather here Feb. 17-19 with cadets, faculty, Academy alumni, government employees and other university students.This year's theme is "Guardians of Trust: Leaders in
  • Gymnastics: Falcons tumble to UC Davis

    Despite a pair of event titles from sophomore Jenna Dudley and junior Brittany Dutton, the Air Force women's gymnastics team dropped a 191.575-185.300 decision to Mountain Pacific Sports Federation conference leader UC Davis Jan. 30 at the Academy.Read the full story.View the slideshow.
  • At the Air Force Academy, it's all about respect

    In the last several days, you've read or heard or seen that the Air Force Academy has established an area for Earth-centered worship. Some of what you read or hear is sensationalized. I want to separate fact from fiction.We made the decision to add a worship area for followers of Earth-centered religions based on religious rights outlined in the
  • Tuskegee Airman dies at 90

    A World War II fighter pilot with the Tuskegee Airmen died Jan. 27 at the age of 90. He died of coronary complications at New York Hospital in New York City. Lt. Col. Lee Archer entered the Army in November 1941 and received training as a telegrapher and field network-communications specialist. In December 1942, he was accepted into aviation cadet
  • Academy Band to share love of swing with Colorado youth

    The U.S. Air Force Academy Band's world class jazz ensemble The Falconaires is bringing some swing to Colorado's Front Range, appearing as guest artists at the Mile High Jazz Festival at Arvada's Ralston Valley High School and at two school performances in Colorado Springs.This year's Mile High Jazz Festival will take place Feb. 3-5 at Ralston
  • '89 Academy graduate to pilot STS-130 shuttle mission

    A 1989 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy will pilot the STS-130 mission to the International Space Station aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavor, currently scheduled to launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida Feb. 7.Col. Terry Virts Jr., an astronaut, fighter pilot and test pilot with more than 3,800 flying hours in more than 40 different
  • Clinic unveils 61,000 'new' square feet

    A ribbon cutting at the Academy Clinic Jan. 22 highlighted some 61,000 square feet of new and improved operations throughout the facility's third and fourth floors.The $25-million project allows the 10th Medical Group staff to consolidate several medical services from the Milazzo Community Center into the main clinic, said Col. Kenneth Knight, the
  • Volleyball: Former Cal coach accepts position at Academy

    Matt McShane has agreed to become the head volleyball coach at the Air Force Academy, athletic department officials announced Jan. 26.McShane, recently selected as one of Volleyball Magazine's 10 Best Assistant Coaches, joins the Falcon program after a five-year stint as an assistant coach at Cal. Details of the contract are still being worked and
  • Academy graduate posthumously honored for intel contributions

    A 2006 Academy graduate was posthumously awarded a National Intelligence Medal for Valor for her efforts to teach Afghan military officials how to gather and interpret military intelligence Jan. 22 here.First Lt. Roslyn L. Schulte died May, 20, 2009, in Afghanistan when a roadside bomb struck her vehicle en route to an intelligence meeting at