• Air Force football practice to start Aug. 3

    The Air Force football team opens 2009 fall practices Aug. 3 at 8:40 a.m. at the practice fields located behind the Cadet Field House. The Falcons will not host a media day this season, but Air Force players and coaches are available each day after practice until school starts Aug. 6. Once school starts the media availability listed below goes into
  • Dust settles at Jacks Valley; cadets to face academia storm

    The Class of 2013 has returned to the Cadet Area after demonstrating a "consistently high level of motivation and energy," that, according to the Basic Cadet Training commander. "(The Class of) 2013 did an excellent job throughout the challenges of Jacks Valley," said Lt. Col. Ted Detweiler. "The class can certainly be proud of its performance."
  • Academy diversity spans entire spectrum

    In April 2008, the Air Force Academy superintendent signed the first-ever Cadet Wing Diversity Plan, an action plan that identifies the Academy's recruiting objectives and diversity recruiting initiatives. Since then, the Academy Admissions staff has developed and implemented many new initiatives toward diversity recruiting. Already in place to aid
  • Faculty ranked 4th nationwide in professor availability

    The Air Force Academy's professors are among the most accessible in the nation, according to The Best 371 Colleges text, released this week by Princeton Review. Faculty availability is an expectation at a military service academy, and the U.S. Air Force Academy ranks fourth in the nation in professor availability. The student-faculty ratio here is
  • Kids' Day 2009

    About 1,000 people, young and old, trekked to Falcon Stadium Aug. 22 to watch an Air Force football scrimmage. Afterward, fans had a chance to meet with players and coaches.View the Kids' Day 2009 slideshow.
  • TriCare Prime beneficiaries may now visit urgent care while traveling

    TriCare Prime beneficiaries are now authorized a single visit to an urgent care clinic without prior approval from their primary care managers when traveling outside the local area.The local area is defined as a 100-mile radius of the 10th Medical Group.The beneficiary must ensure the clinic accepts TriCare Prime. Beneficiaries may contact TriWest
  • Class of '65 president wins 2009 Distinguished Service Award

    The U.S. Air Force Academy's Class of 1965 president has been selected as the winner of the Academy's 2009 Distinguished Service Award, making him the first Academy graduate to receive the award.The award recognizes A. Bart Holaday's outstanding service and unfailing support to the Academy.Academy superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike Gould will present the
  • Annual half-marathon, 10k events draw 200 competitors

    The Fitness Center hosted its third-annual half-marathon and 10k run Aug. 15 with 221 participants running the Santa Fe Trail. Participants started their trek near the Academy Health and Wellness Center. Those running the 13.1 mile half-marathon had their turnaround just beyond the north gate. The 10k runners had their turnaround at the 3.1-mile
  • Astronautics professor nominated for Flemming Award

    Academy graduate and Assistant Professor of Astronautics Capt. Luke Sauter has been selected as the Air Force nominee for the 60th annual Arthur S. Flemming Award for Applied Science, Engineering and Mathematics. The prestigious award is sponsored by the George Washington University School of Public Administration in cooperation with the National
  • Cadet uniform changes now in place

    The Air Force Academy's Uniform Board has updated cadet shoulder boards and female cadet slacks after nearly nine years of discussion on proposed changes.The inventories of new items will become available to cadets as inventories arrive, said Ken Rivera, coordinator of the Academy Uniform Board."It's been a long, long process," said Mr.