• Forum gives cadets inside look at pilot training

    Cadets with their eyes on the wild blue yonder after graduation are getting a glimpse of flying education through Cadet Aviation Forums. The first forum this year, held Sept. 25, will be repeated in the spring. "Our purpose is to inform cadets on the latest pilot training information," said Lt. Col. Chris Foster with the 306th Flying Training Group
  • STEM conference highlights need for early education

    Experts in science, technology, engineering and mathematics career fields came to the Air Force Academy to discuss how to make the United States more competitive in these fields during the first Air Force STEM Conference here Sept. 23. Discussion focused on how to get people interested in technical career fields earlier in their education and how
  • FalconSAT-5 receives main payload, nears completion

    The Air Force Academy's newest cadet-built satellite, FalconSAT-5, is nearing completion in the Astronautics Laboratory here, highlighted by the Sept. 25 arrival of the satellite's main payload, the Space Plasma Characterization Source. When Space Plasma Characterization Source -- better known as SPCS -- integration is complete, FalconSAT-5 will
  • Air Force senior named MWC co-golfer of the month

    Air Force senior Tom Whitney was named the Mountain West Conference Men's Co-Golfer of the Month for September, as announced Oct. 1 by the conference office. Whitney, a native of La Quinta, Calif., shares the honor -- the second of his career -- with University of Nevada-Las Vegas sophomore Derek Ernst. Whitney recorded a pair of top-three finishes
  • Air Force cross-country team to run at CU-Boulder Oct. 3

    Several members of the Air Force cross country team will travel to Boulder, Colo., for the 24th annual Rocky Mountain Shootout Oct. 3. The Falcons will compete against several Division I schools from along the Front Range, as well as other local programs. The meet, which will be held at the Buffalo Ranch Cross Country Course on the campus of CU,
  • Baseball: Air Force announces 2010 schedule

    Air Force baseball is slated to play 56 games, 20 at home, for its 2010 schedule, announced Sept. 25 by head coach Mike Hutcheon. The road schedule includes three trips to California, two to Georgia and a spring break series in Hawaii. "Our schedule this year is very interesting in that it consists of not only new opponents but very interesting
  • Soccer: Falcons blank Army 1-0 in overtime

    Zane Dydasco scored the first goal of his career two minutes and 16 seconds into the first overtime period Saturday night to lift the Air Force men's soccer team to a 1-0 victory over service academy rival Army before a capacity crowd of 2,132 at Cadet Soccer Stadium. Air Force, off to its best start since the 2004 campaign, improved to 3-1-1 this
  • 'Falcon Eyes' seeks to improve base appearance

    The 10th Air Base Wing is asking Academy personnel to go the extra mile to keep the Academy in tip-top shape. A new program called "Falcon Eyes," with its kindred verb "Falcon-ize," is now underway and in high gear. It is, in its simplest form, good housekeeping to ensure construction sites, unit facility areas, gates, roads, parking lots, and work
  • Board of Visitors to meet in Washington, D.C.

    The Air Force Academy's Board of Visitors is scheduled to meet in Washington, D.C., Oct. 1 to discuss a variety of issues, including diversity, a USAFA Metric Review and messages from the superintendent and Academy liaison officers. Members of the Board include Charles Garcia, BoV chairman and a 1983 Air Force Academy graduate; A.J. Scribante, BoV
  • Academy physics payload conducts experiments in low-Earth orbit

    An Academy physics experiment recently went to work in space aboard a Navy microsatellite. The experiment was created by the Space Physics and Atmospheric Research Center, better known as SPARC, in the Academy's Department of Physics. It went into space Aug. 6 aboard the Naval Research Laboratory's Atmospheric Neutral Density Experiment 2, better