• ESPN College Gameday to return to USAFA Nov. 7

    ESPN's College GameDay crew will broadcast live 8 to 10 a.m. Nov. 7 from the Terrazzo here for the Air Force vs. Army football game. The event is open to the public. This will be College GameDay's third visit to the Academy, and a return home for one of the College GameDay anchors. ESPN College GameDay first visited the Academy Nov. 2-3, 2001,
  • Hockey: Volkering named AHA's goalie of the week

    Air Force senior goaltender Andrew Volkening was named the Atlantic Hockey Association Goalie of the Week for earning two wins against the Rochester Institute of Technology Oct. 23-24. Volkening, from Genoa, Ill., led the Falcons to their first two wins of the season and to four points in AHA play. In the two games against RIT, he posted a 2.88
  • AFA cadets win 1st place in service academy chess tournament

    The U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Chess team brought home a first-place trophy Oct. 21 after winning the 50th Annual Armed Forces Open held Oct. 10-12 in Gettysburg, Pa. A team of six Air Force Academy cadets outmaneuvered a team of 13 players from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point to claim the Commander-in-Chief trophy. The Air Force
  • Football: Falcons lose to Utes 23-16 in OT

    Seven yards was the margin of victory for Utah as the Utes' defense held off Air Force on a fourth down in overtime to seal a 23-16 win. Utah entered the game ranked 19th and 20th by the nation's two college football polls and 18th in the Associated Press poll. It is the second nationally ranked team Air Force has played in three weeks. The Air
  • Air Reserve component personnel support breast cancer awareness

    Above the shimmering horizon, skydivers jumped from nine aircraft into a perfect blue sky. The massing formation of 181 women traveling at 120-mph to their destination 17,000 feet below set not only a skydiving world record they also used the jump to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research. These women, caught in a current of
  • Cadets turn out for Race for the Cure

    More than 150 cadets kept the ball rolling in the fight against breast cancer during Colorado Springs' Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure last month in Garden of the Gods Park. Volunteer race director Gay Harrison, Academy Class of 1984, was not surprised at the cadets' willingness to help out. "All around, cadets set the energy for the race," the
  • Year of the AF Family identifies needs

    Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley and Gen. Norton Schwartz, Air Force chief of staff, have named July 2009 to July 2010 the "Year of the Air Force Family." Plans are in place to highlight both the services in place and to examine needs which may not be presently identified. Col. Sandy Adams, Air Force Services Agency commander, was at the
  • Football: Air Force shuts out Wyoming, 10-0

    Air Force posted its first shutout against a Mountain West Conference opponent in 12 years, defeating Wyoming 10-0 at Falcon Stadium Oct. 17 to end a two-game losing streak. The Falcons' defense held Wyoming to 174 yards of total offense, keeping the Cowboys out of the red zone and sacking quarterback Austyn Carta-Samuels six times for 46
  • 10th ABW Airmen 'look out for each other' at Wingman Day

    Thursday provided ample opportunity for members of the 10th Air Base Wing to exercise an Air Force time-honored tradition from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in and around Arnold Hall. Tenth Air Base Wing Commander Col. Rick LoCastro reminded Airmen that the Air Force established the Wingman program to encourage Airmen and their families to look out for each
  • Academy Assembly guests discuss bridging war, peace

    During his keynote address for the 2009 Academy Assembly, Marine Gen. James Cartwright, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told Class of 2010 cadets here that their education will not end at graduation. "The world demands more education today," he said. "This is the beginning, not the end." This year's Assembly, held Oct. 6-9, focused on