• Academy, Springs firefighter break world record for third time

    A world record has fallen three times this year at the boots of an Academy Airman and a Colorado Springs Firefighter.Airman 1st Class Jessica Morehouse of the Academy Fire Department teamed up with Stacy Billapando from the Colorado Springs Fire Department to create the team of "Old Dog, New Trick," in the Firefighter Combat Challenge.The
  • Academy space weather experiment heads into space

    A U.S. Air Force Academy space weather experiment heads for the International Space Station aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis after the shuttle lifted off at at 2:28 p.m. EST Nov. 16 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.Among the shuttle's many payloads on the 11-day mission is the Academy's Integrated Miniaturized Electrostatic Analyzer, or
  • Air Force triumphs in last 2009 home game, 45-17

    Air Force gained more than 550 yards of total offense and held the UNLV Rebels to less than 300 total yards in a 45-17 rout at Falcon Stadium here Nov. 14.The Falcons took a 7-0 lead on a 95-yard drive and never looked back. Running back Asher Clark capped the drive with a 24-yard touchdown run, the first of a career-high three rushing touchdowns
  • CCLD seeks nominees for 2009 Wakin awards

    The Center for Character and Leadership Development is soliciting nominees for the 2009 Malham M. Wakin Character and Leadership Development Award.The Wakin award is presented to personnel assigned to the Air Force Academy, both past and present, to include individuals or teams who have made significant contributions for character and leadership
  • 10th Air Base Wing announces Veterans Day hours

    The 10th Air Base Wing has released hours for on-base services on Veterans Day.Open facilities will include the fitness center and Rampart Lodge, the AAFES Base Exchange and shopette, the commissary and the Barry Goldwater Visitor Center.Hours of operation for facilities are as follows:10th ABW ServicesFitness Center: 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.10th
  • ESPN films 'College GameDay' from Air Force Academy

    The popular sports show ESPN "College GameDay" was filmed on location Nov. 7 at the U.S. Air Force Academy prior to the Falcons taking the field against service academy rival, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.About 1,000 Air Force and Army cadets crowded the terrazzo holding signs displaying their enthusiasm for their respective teams.This
  • IITA, reservists test military cargo tracking system

    The Air Force Academy's Institute for Information Technology Applications and the 302nd Airlift Wing here took part in a prototype air drop Sept. 24 over the Airburst range at Fort Carson.The proof-of-concept drop assisted an IITA research project called the Airdrop Enhanced Logistics Visibility System, or AELVIS, which aims to
  • Commanders highlight list of Academy reps at Veterans Day events

    The commander of the Air Force Academy's 10th Air Base Wing will be a guest speaker at two high schools this week, highlighting several local events in which base representatives are participating to commemorate Veterans Day. Col. Rick LoCastro is scheduled to speak Wednesday at Liberty and Discovery Canyon High Schools, while Col. Todd Zachary,
  • Academy named Air Force's 'Net Zero' installation

    What began as a self-imposed initiative at the Academy has now garnered the attention of Headquarters Air Force, the Department of Defense, and the Department of Energy. In October 2009, the U.S. Air Force named the Academy as its selection for the Air Force Net Zero Energy Installation initiative. Under the initiative, each branch of the military
  • Academy firefighters return to world competition stage

    The Academy Fire Department helped set and then broke its own world record, and earned four national championships and two second-place trophies at the Firefighter Combat Challenge Nationals Oct. 30 through Saturday, in Arlington, Texas. The Firefighter Combat Challenge simulates the physical demands of real-life firefighting by running