• AFA officer wins cyberwarfare award

    Academy Capt. Michael Henson participated as a member of the red team in a cyber capture the flag event held by the New York City chapter of InfraGard July 21-22. He returned with a Bokken Katana sword for dominating the competition and placing first among the red cell. A bokken is used as an inexpensive and relatively safe substitute for a real
  • Fire department open house draws hundreds

    About 700 people attended the annual Fire Department Open House in Pine Valley's Fire Station 1 Aug. 8. "It was our chance to educate our community on common fire hazards," said Ernst Piercy, Academy fire chief." It gave the public opportunity to visit the fire station and see our equipment and to become educated on common fire hazards. In addition
  • Med Group One takes intramural softball championship

    Talk about déjà vu: the two teams that battled for softball supremacy in last year's championship was at it again. Except this time, it ended with different results as Med Group One upended their nemesis from last year, the Retirees, 28-20 to win the championship game. The Retirees started the scoring in bottom of the first inning with five RBI
  • Academy's new first family takes to the skies

    The Air Force Academy's superintendent and his spouse got an even deeper perspective of the USAFA mission this week as they both performed tandem jumps Monday and she added a sailplane ride to the mix Tuesday. Lt. Gen. Mike Gould and wife Paula, a retired Air Force colonel and pilot herself, mingled with permanent party staff and cadets alike in
  • Peterson CDC students visit Academy band

    Twelve energetic pre-school students from the Peterson Air Force Base Child Development Center recently experienced live music compliments of the U.S. Air Force Academy Band! Master Sgt. Cheryl Sizer, NCO in charge of the concert band, led the 4- and 5-year old students in a tour of all band facilities, introduced them to several musicians, and let
  • Inaugural UAS class pins on wings

    Members of the first class of the Academy's Unmanned Aerial System and Intelligences Surveillance and Reconnaissance Education Program received their UAV wings during a ceremony Tuesday in the conference room of the dean of the faculty in Fairchild Hall. "You are pioneers," Dean of the Faculty Brig. Gen. Dana Born told the graduates. "You are going
  • House leaders name Board of Visitors appointees

    Two top officials in the U.S. House of Representatives announced a new appointment to the Air Force Academy's Board of Visitors July 15 and the reappointment of two existing board members.Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of California and Congressman John Boehner of Ohio appointed Congressman Jared Polis of Colorado and reappointed Congresswoman
  • 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