• Vandenberg Hall boasts new facelift

    With a half-century of wear and tear under its belt, Vandenberg Hall is now receiving some much-needed renovations.Before the upgrades, the cadet dormitories in the east side of Vandenberg Hall were "dismal" and a "draft trap," said Lt. Col. Jace Davey, 10th Civil Engineer Squadron commander. The nine-phase project began with upgrades to mechanical
  • Wings of Blue to jump into BCS championship

    The Air Force Academy's Wings of Blue parachute demonstration team is scheduled to jump into the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., as part of pregame activities during the Citi BCS National Championship Thursday. Wings of Blue members will drop into the stadium with the American flag and game ball, as well as team flags for the Alabama Crimson Tide
  • Basketball: Falcons rein in Broncos, 72-65

    Air Force defeated Texas-Pan American 72-65 at Clune Arena Jan. 2 on a career-high 25 points by center Mike McLain.McLain, a native of Portland, Ore., also led Air Force in rebounds with seven. Other high scorers for the Falcons were junior forward Derek Brooks, with 16, and junior guard Evan Washington, with 13.View the slideshow.
  • Basketball: Women Falcons rally to 74-66 win over Western State

    Shooting a season-best 54.5 percent from the field, Air Force erased a halftime deficit to rally to a 74-66 win over Western State Jan. 2 at Clune Arena. The win improves the Falcons to 3-10 on the season and drops the Mountaineers to 4-10. The trio of junior guard Raimee Beck, freshman guard Alicia Leipprandt and freshman forward Dymond James
  • JCS chairman underscores importance of Academy experience

    On hand for a pair of service academy football bowl games in Texas Dec. 31, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff underscored the symbolism of the matchups for troops around the world.Navy Adm. Mike Mullen also emphasized the importance of looking at an academy experience as a potential for launching careers as military officers."These games
  • Football: 3rd try a charm for Falcons in 47-20 victory over Houston

    Six interceptions powered the Air Force Academy to a 47-20 win over the University of Houston Cougars in the Armed Forces Bowl here Dec. 31.This was the third time the Air Force Academy and University of Houston met on the gridiron in two years. The Academy defeated the Cougars 31-28 during the 2008 regular season, and Houston repaid the Falcons by
  • Basketball: Lumberjacks topple Falcons, 60-52

    Tim Fow scored a career-high 15 points, including nine points from three-point territory, but could not lift the Falcons to victory over the Lumberjacks of Northern Arizona in men's basketball action at Clune Arena here Dec. 19.Other performers were Evan Washington and Todd Fletcher, who had 11 points each, and Mike McClain, who had a career-high
  • Women's Basketball: Bradley defeats Air Force, 62-45

    Air Force dropped a 62-45 women's basketball game to Bradley Dec. 19 at Clune Arena here. The loss dropped the Falcons to 2-8 on the season and lifted the Braves to 3-6. After starting the game out neck-and-neck, Bradley pulled away late in the first half and never looked back. With the game tied at 16 with eight minutes left in the first half, the
  • Cadets brief senior AFSPC, AFRL officials on FalconSAT-5 status

    Air Force Academy cadets briefed the results Dec. 9 of tests conducted on the newest satellite, FalconSAT-5, as well as the current program status for FalconSAT-3 and their next design, FalconSAT-6.Senior officers from the Defense Department's Space Test Program, the Air Force Research Laboratory at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Air Force Space
  • Servicemembers, charities combine forces in hard times

    Tents dot the landscape in the lowlands of Dorchester Park near Tejon Street and Interstate 25. They are the last refuge for groups of people who have nowhere else to go, nowhere left to turn.With the economy and the weather conspiring to make survival even more difficult for Colorado Springs' homeless population, charities are more thankful than