• Cadets turn out for Race for the Cure

    More than 150 cadets kept the ball rolling in the fight against breast cancer during Colorado Springs' Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure last month in Garden of the Gods Park. Volunteer race director Gay Harrison, Academy Class of 1984, was not surprised at the cadets' willingness to help out. "All around, cadets set the energy for the race," the
  • Year of the AF Family identifies needs

    Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley and Gen. Norton Schwartz, Air Force chief of staff, have named July 2009 to July 2010 the "Year of the Air Force Family." Plans are in place to highlight both the services in place and to examine needs which may not be presently identified. Col. Sandy Adams, Air Force Services Agency commander, was at the
  • Football: Air Force shuts out Wyoming, 10-0

    Air Force posted its first shutout against a Mountain West Conference opponent in 12 years, defeating Wyoming 10-0 at Falcon Stadium Oct. 17 to end a two-game losing streak. The Falcons' defense held Wyoming to 174 yards of total offense, keeping the Cowboys out of the red zone and sacking quarterback Austyn Carta-Samuels six times for 46
  • 10th ABW Airmen 'look out for each other' at Wingman Day

    Thursday provided ample opportunity for members of the 10th Air Base Wing to exercise an Air Force time-honored tradition from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in and around Arnold Hall. Tenth Air Base Wing Commander Col. Rick LoCastro reminded Airmen that the Air Force established the Wingman program to encourage Airmen and their families to look out for each
  • Academy Assembly guests discuss bridging war, peace

    During his keynote address for the 2009 Academy Assembly, Marine Gen. James Cartwright, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told Class of 2010 cadets here that their education will not end at graduation. "The world demands more education today," he said. "This is the beginning, not the end." This year's Assembly, held Oct. 6-9, focused on
  • Academy flying team wins safety competition

    Colorado's quirky fall weather may have stalled some events a bit but it didn't stop the Academy from hosting District 1 competition of the National Intercollegiate Flying Association's Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference. "Weather has been a problem, but overall, we've been very competitive," said Cadet 1st Class Spencer Bell, captain of the
  • Soccer: Women Falcons drops 1-0 match to UNLV

    The Air Force women's soccer team dropped a 1-0 match to UNLV Oct. 15 at the Cadet Soccer Stadium. The loss dropped the Falcons to 2-12-1 (0-4) and improved the Rebels to 5-6-4 (1-2). Steamboat native Kelly Labor scored the game-winning goal just seconds after substituting into the match, off a pass from LaChere Anglin, in the 62nd minute. Anglin
  • Academy Band performs for near-capacity audiences in Great Falls, Mont.

    The U.S. Air Force Academy Band performed "Celebration" to a near-capacity audience in the Mansfield Center for the Performing Arts here Oct. 13 and 14 under the direction of 2nd Lt. Jason Plosch.Col. Anthony Cotton, vice commander for the 341st Missile Wing at nearby Malmstrom Air Force Base, introduced the band, and the Malmstrom AFB Honor Guard
  • Academy receives bust of WWII, Korea ace at dedication ceremony

    Relatives of World War II and Korean War ace Col. Francis "Gabby" Gabreski, including the vice commander of Air Force Materiel Command, came to the Air Force Academy Sept. 30 to take part in a ceremony dedicating a bust to the Air Force legend. "Gabby's" son, retired Col. Don Gabreski, Lt. Gen. Terry Gabreski, and Chester Lipinski were among the
  • Football: Air Force falls to 10th-ranked TCU, 20-17

    Air Force fought hard against 10th-ranked Texas Christian University but lost 20-17 at Falcon Stadium Oct. 10. An 8-yard rush by Falcons quarterback Connor Dietz brought the Falcons within three points with less than a minute to play, but the Horned Frogs recovered the onside kick and ran out the clock. "Both teams played their hearts out," said