• Football: Geyer named MWC special teams player of the week

    Air Force senior punter Brandon Geyer was named Mountain West Conference Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in the Falcons' 35-7 win over Army on Nov. 7. It is the first MWC player of the week honor for Geyer, who had punts of 71 and 63 yards versus the Black Knights.Geyer joined Max Hall and Jan Jorgensen from BYU and Andy Dalton
  • Academy physicians discuss H1N1 lessons learned

    Senior medical officials who successfully slowed the spread of H1N1 flu virus at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., published what they learned in an October article featured in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Air Force Lt. Col. (Dr.) Catherine Witkop, a preventive medicine physician from the Academy's 10th Medical
  • Congress honors AFA's 1st graduating class

    The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution Nov. 4 honoring the Air Force Academy's first graduating class. U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn of Colorado introduced the resolution to congratulate the class of 1959 on their 50th graduation anniversary and recognize their contributions to the United States. On July 11, 1955, 306 men entered the
  • Football: Air Force rallies in 2nd half to crush Army, 35-7

    A linebacker's halftime rant and an unexpected aerial attack gave the Air Force Academy a 35-7 over Army today. The battle of service academy rivals was "bone against bone, knuckles rubbing against knuckles," said Falcons head football coach Troy Calhoun. The first score came from special teams, when Falcons cornerback Anthony Wright took a punt at
  • FalconLaunch 6 test fire ends with a 'bang'

    The FalconLaunch 6 rocket ended its test-firing in Jacks Valley Nov. 4 with a bang. The cadet-built rocket exploded after firing for a fraction of a second as the FalconLaunch cadre watched from more than one-half mile away.Academy firefighters were on-site for the test-fire.Once the rocket exploded, they moved in quickly to stifle any small bits
  • Football: Tickets still available for Air Force-Army game Nov. 7

    Tickets are still available for the Air Force-Army game at Falcon Stadium Nov. 7 at 1:30 p.m. Mountain Time.Fans can buy tickets through the Athletics Ticket Office by calling 719-472-1895 (locally) or 800-666-8723 (toll-free) or going online to www.goairforcefalcons.com.The Falcons lead the Black Knights with an overall record of 29-13-1 in the
  • Boxing: Air Force set to host Army in annual showdown

    The Air Force boxing team will host defending national champion and service academy rival Army in its annual showdown in the Cadet Gym Boxing Room Nov. 6 at 4:30 p.m. The two academies will send 22 boxers into ring of the Cadet Gym Boxing Room for 11 bouts, ranging from 130 pounds to the heavyweight division. Admission is free. Sophomore Rainer
  • Visiting faculty program fosters academic diversity

    The Academy's Dean of Faculty organization consists of 542 faculty and staff members, including 16 visiting faculty from senior government posts, nationally and internationally known scholars, and renowned scientists who come to teach here as part of the Visiting Faculty program. Seven visiting faculty positions are funded by the Endowed Chair
  • Football: Reenergized Falcons offense smashes CSU 34-16

    The Falcons' offense got back on track Halloween night, gaining 382 yards in a convincing 34-16 win over the Colorado State University Rams. The Falcons have out-rushed their opponents in all eight previous games this season, and made that nine straight games, grinding out 271 yards while allowing CSU to rush for 187 yards. A third of the Air Force
  • Artist builds scale-model chapel from toothpicks

    Sooner or later, something like this had to happen.Earlier this month, artist Stan Munro called Stephen 'Pete' Peterson, the Cadet Chapel's public relations director, regarding a 1:164 scale model of the famed chapel made of toothpicks. The artist is currently working on the world's largest toothpick structure, Mr. Peterson said. Called "Toothpick