• Rampart Lodge brings home Innkeeper Trophy

    Sixteen staffers of the Academy's Rampart Lodge were rewarded Dec. 2 with a trip to New York City to receive the prestigious Innkeeper Trophy at the International Hotel/Motel and Restaurant Show."I'm extremely proud of my staff," said Rampart Lodge general manager Giuseppe La Bella. "They couldn't stop working even in New York. Our housekeepers
  • KAFA to continue broadcasting during renovations

    The Air Force Academy radio station, KAFA 97.7 FM, has moved its operations to a temporary studio until Phase II of Vandenberg Hall renovations are complete.The radio station is still on the air and streaming on the Web, both at http://www.usafa.org/KAFA.aspx and at http://www.usafa.af.mil.KAFA appreciates its listeners' patience during the
  • Football: Falcons' Chris Thomas selected to play in East-West Shrine game

    Air Force senior safety Chris Thomas was selected to play in the 85th-annual East-West Shrine Game at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla., Jan .23.Thomas was an honorable mention all-Mountain West Conference selection. He is Air Force's active career leader in tackles with 287. This season, he had 45 total tackles and was fifth on the team with 30
  • Air Force says farewell to a patriot

    A former commander of Military Airlift Command was buried at the Air Force Academy cemetery Dec. 14.Gen. Paul K. Carlton died Nov. 23 from natural causes. The former MAC commander received Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross and Purple Heart medals before retiring March 31, 1977, according to an obituary published in the San Antonio Express
  • Close encounters of the FalconSAT kind

    Satellites from the Air Force Academy and the Department of Energy intentionally passed within 5 kilometers of each other in orbit just after midnight Dec. 13, with one satellite's sensors trained upon the other.The two satellites were the Academy's cadet-built FalconSAT-3 satellite and the Cibola experimental satellite operated by the Energy
  • Cadets play Santa for children in need

    Cadets are donning their elf hats this holiday season to brighten the lives of less fortunate children.Cadets sponsored the "Toy Trick" at the Falcons hockey team's match against American International College in the Cadet Ice Arena Dec. 5. After the Falcons scored their first goal, fans tossed donated toys onto the ice. The Toy Trick program
  • 10th SFS Airman wins 'Tuskegee Airman of the Week' award at Balad

    A security forces patroller deployed from the Air Force Academy's 10th Security Forces Squadron was named the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing's Tuskegee Airman of the Week for Nov. 22-28.Staff Sgt. Audrina L. Corpuz was presented with an award and a commander's coin at the wing headquarters here Dec. 4."Sergeant Corpuz has not only has excelled as an
  • Class of 2009 members to receive commissions

    Seven cadets from the Class of 2009 will earn their commissions and Bachelor of Science degrees during a 10:30 a.m. ceremony in the Arnold Hall Ballroom Dec. 16.Graduating are the following first-class cadets:-- Thomas V. Avolio, from Des Moines, Wash. (Cadet Squadron 21)-- Jordan L. Barber, from Carrollton, Texas (Cadet Squadron 16)-- Rudolph T.
  • Leaders stress safety at superintendent's call

    The Academy's superintendent and command chief master sergeant both stressed safety during a series of superintendent's calls held for military, civilian and cadet personnel in the Arnold Hall Theater Dec. 3.Lt. Gen. Mike Gould focused on winter driving safety, and Chief Master Sgt. Todd Salzman asked Airmen to have a plan before they party, during
  • Board of Visitors to meet in Washington Dec. 10

    The Air Force Academy's Board of Visitors is scheduled to meet in Washington, D.C., Dec. 10 to discuss a variety of issues, including diversity and faculty deployments as well as messages from the superintendent and other Academy personnel.A morning informational session will include an award ceremony for Rep. Peter DeFazio, opening remarks from