• Phillipich wins Derek Hines Unsung Hero Award

    Air Force hockey player Mike Phillipich earned the Derek Hines Unsung Hero Award as announced by the Hockey Commissioners Association in Washington D.C. The award was established by the HCA in honor of former Army player Derek Hines, who was a "consummate team player and team builder." Hines played at Army from 1999-2003 and was a four-year
  • Front Range Cycling Classic comes to Academy

    This Front Range Cycling Classic (weather permitting) will offer many thrills for participants and spectators alike when it takes place at the Academy April 18-19. The following general information is provided for those who plan to check the event out: APRIL 18The time trial will run from 7:15 to 10:30 a.m. The best viewing location is at the
  • Track, field teams finish 3rd at invitational

    Highlighted by numerous outstanding performances, the Air Force track and field team wrapped up competition at Missouri's Tom Botts Invitational Saturday in Columbia, Mo. The men accounted for 175.50 points to finish third, while the women placed third with 130 points. In all, the Falcons claimed six first-place finishes and one meet record. The
  • Academy Astronautics pioneer dies at 86

    An Academy pioneer died in his sleep March 18 in McKinney, Texas.Brig. Gen. Roger R. Bate, the first permanent professor for the Department of Astronautics and Computer Science, was 86 and was with family at the time of his death.General Bate also served as head of the Department of Mathematics and vice dean of the faculty. Born Jan. 17, 1923, in
  • Appointees see Academy ins and outs

    In one of the largest appointee orientations in the Academy's history, members of the Class of 2013 got a healthy dose of what to expect of their first year on the Academy April 13. Close to 1,000 appointees, their families and friends attended briefings in Arnold Hall Monday for the opening day of the first appointee orientation. The event, spread
  • Leadership, character, honor on '59ers' minds

    Except for the addition of a few words, the Academy Honor Code hasn't changed in a half century. That was one of the messages about 40 members of the Class of 1959 received during cadet-led briefings Tuesday at the Falcon Club as part of the Falcon Heritage Forum. Before and after the briefings cadets and 1959 class members visited during
  • Airman's Council establishes connection with leadership

    The Airman's Council was established in June 2008 with the sole purpose and primary goal of giving Academy Airmen an open line of communication to leaders, allowing their voices to be heard. The council serves as the eyes and ears for the Academy command chief, Chief Master Sgt. Arvin Davis. It makes leadership aware of quality-of-life issues, such
  • Grace under pressure: Hero of the Hudson visits alma mater

    Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, who saved U.S. Airways Flight 1549 with a heroic water landing in January, returned to the roots of his aviation career here Wednesday to accept a coveted flight award from the Air Force Academy, his alma mater. Captain Sullenberger, a 1973 graduate, received the 2009 Colonel James Jabara Award for Airmanship
  • Cadets aim to cut KC-135 fuel costs

    KC-135R Stratotanker wings could look a little different in the future and use less fuel because of a Department of Aeronautics research project taking place here. The Air Mobility Command and the Air Force Research Laboratory co-funded a cadet research project to evaluate and design wingtip modifications for the KC-135R Stratotanker, including
  • Inaugural 'Clash of the Titans' challenges competitors in speed, strength, endurance

    Armed with grit and determination, squadrons from the 10th Air Base Wing pitted their best athletes against one another during the inaugural Clash of the Titans competition May 15 at the Preparatory School track and football field. During the event organized by the Academy Fitness Center and Health and Wellness Center, 17 teams vied for prizes in