• Chief McKinley engages with Academy Airmen

    The 15th chief master sergeant of the Air Force visited the Air Force Academy April 2 to provide a leadership perspective to the graduating Class of 2009 and cadet candidates. This was the second such visit for the Air Force's top enlisted member, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Rodney J. McKinley. Chief McKinley shared his reasons for wanting
  • An Academy family affair, times four

    It was Victoria, the oldest of the four Leake sisters and now a captain, who first blazed the path to the Academy for the rest of her sisters.Now Cadet 2nd Class Meredith Leake was in middle school when she left."It was the coolest thing," said the cadet.Another elder sister, 2nd Lt. Blair Leake, graduated this year.Cadet Meredith Leake's turn is
  • Falcons have everything to prove

    Unlike previous seasons, the 2007 Air Force football team has no catchy slogan it will use as a rallying cry or the media can use as a sound bite or a headline. Instead, first-year head coach and 1989 Academy grad, Troy Calhoun, told Wednesday's annual media day gathering of local and regional reporters his club's pre-season ranking of seventh in
  • Trainees graduate from 'Big Bad Basic'

    Basic cadet training ended Saturday for more than 1,200 incoming cadets with spirited male and female "Big Bad Basic" pugilist competitions in a ground ring surrounded by chanting and cheering basics who had spent two weeks in Jacks Valley."It went a lot smoother than expected," said Senior Master Sgt. Roderick Schwald, NCOIC of the confidence
  • Academy ceremonial groups give positive impression

    The Academy Base Honor Guard and Cadet Sabre Drill team are among more than 24 performing groups who take center stage on and off base on behalf of the Academy.The Air Force Honor Guard has roots going back to 1948 when the newly formed Air Force headquarters received instructions to develop plans for an elite ceremonial unit comparable to those of
  • India exposes cadets to a ‘significant country’

    During the period when India was all over the news for its IT industry, call centers, tremendous economic growth, receiving out-sourced American jobs and becoming a strategic ally of the United States, Capt. Robert Mishev's sense was that India would become a more important player in global affairs.The seed was planted for him to lead a cultural
  • Academy cadets learn the Elmendorf way

    The third and final period for Operation Air Force kicked off July 16 for the final eight of 35 cadets from the Air Force Academy at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska.Operation Air Force is a program aimed at Academy and Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets designed to give them a better understanding of active duty life. As an overseas location,
  • Faculty orientation sharpens pencils, skills

    The Academy's 127 new instructors were welcomed and got senior leadership perspectives and a sense of teamwork by the faculty, athletics, commandant of cadets, preparatory school and air base wing. The New Faculty Orientation opened in the McDermott Library. Subsequent sessions took place in Fairchild Hall. It ran July 11 through July 17. This

    Retired General Richard B. Myers, the 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will receive the United States Air Force Academy T.D. White Award here Monday. A parade and award presentation will be held in honor of the general on the terrazzo during noon meal formation. The T.D. White Award was established March 1, 1962. It is presented annually

    Andrew Ramsey and Josh Frider each scored two goals as Air Force beat Army, 6-1, in the championship game of the Atlantic Hockey Association Tournament, Saturday, March 17, at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, N.Y. With the win, Air Force clinches its first ever conference tournament championship and, for the first time in school history, advances