• Football: Air Force accepts bid to Armed Forces Bowl

    Air Force accepted a bid Dec. 6 as the Mountain West Conference representative to play in the 2009 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, scheduled to be held Dec. 31 in Fort Worth, Texas.Air Force will play against the 25th-ranked Houston Cougars of Conference-USA at Amon G. Carter Stadium beginning at 11 a.m. Central Standard Time. The game will air
  • Superintendent's climate survey now online

    The 2009 Air Force Academy climate surveys for permanent party, cadets and cadet candidates are online and open for responses through Dec. 13. The anonymous survey is available online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LKSBMVJ.As part of ongoing climate improvement efforts at the Academy, the superintendent needs to tap permanent party and cadet
  • HLC releases Academy accreditation report

    The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools released their report on the Air Force Academy's accreditation status Oct. 27 with the official decision to renew the Academy's accreditation for another 10 years.The report culminates years of preparation that included a 278-page self-study report and a
  • Football: Rembert, 10 other Falcons named to all-conference team

    Air Force junior defensive back Reggie Rembert was named first-team all-Mountain West Conference in football, as announced Tuesday by the conference. Rembert was the lone Falcon to earn first-team honors.Senior offensive linemen Nick Charles and Peter Lusk, junior fullback Jared Tew, sophomore kicker Erik Soderberg, senior nose guard Ben Garland
  • Holiday spirit comes alive at the Academy

    More than 200 people attended a Christmas tree lighting at the Academy's Community Center Chapel Dec. 1. The evening's special guest was Santa Claus, who arrived on an Academy Fire Department fire truck.
  • Senior cadet awarded Marshall Scholarship

    A senior cadet here has been named as a 2010 Marshall Scholarship winner.Cadet 1st Class Austin McKinney, a Michigan native, is the Air Force Academy's 11th Marshall Scholar.Cadet McKinney plans to receive two separate master's degrees, one in Latin American studies and another in globalization and Latin American development at the University of
  • Cadet named Rhodes Scholar

    Cadet 1st Class Brittany Morreale was awarded one of 32 Rhodes Scholarships for 2010.Morreale, from Palos Verdes Estates, near Los Angeles, Calif., is a senior at the U.S. Air Force Academy majoring in physics. A member of the Academy's Scholar's Program, she is an accomplished linguist who will receive a minor in Japanese, a talented musician who
  • Football: Falcons end season on a sour note with 38-21 loss to BYU

    The Falcons dropped their last game of the season to 22nd-ranked BYU 38-21 in the final game of the season here Nov. 21.The Cougars took advantage Air Force turnovers, scoring two touchdowns from a fumble and interception in the second quarter to take a decisive 24-7 lead at halftime. BYU took the first possession of the game and drove 60 yards to
  • DOD, Air Force rated positive in Gallup study

    The Air Force with the Department of Defense has received high ratings for its professionalism, trust, accuracy and quality, according to a recent survey.The findings were presented during a recent panel discussion following a Gallup Organization study, analyzing how Americans perceive the federal government."Overall the survey asked Americans to
  • Falcons, Care & Share both winners

    While Air Force pounded Army on the field at Falcon Stadium Nov. 7, it was also a big win for the needy of Colorado Springs.Thanks to the combined efforts of Academy coaches' wives, team captains, local media and Care & Share volunteers, football fans contributed 7,800 pounds of food, double the amount from last year, and $3,800 in cash donations