• Prep school students honor sponsors' dedication

    Preparatory School cadet candidates and Prep School staff said, once again, "thanks for a job well done" to cadet candidate sponsors during the annual sponsor appreciation reception May 2 at the Milazzo Club. "We know your commitment draws away from your time, and we thank you," said Prep School commander Col. Zachary Todd. Sponsor coordinator Cleo
  • 10th Medical Group promotes National Women's Health Week

    National Women's Health Week is May 10-16. This special week is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health and encourages women to make their health a top priority. Women are often the caregivers for their children, spouses, and parents and frequently forget to focus on their own healthcare
  • Cadets finish 8th at Sandhurst 2009

    The 2009 Air Force Academy Sandhurst Team finished eighth among 48 U.S. and international collegiate teams last month at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. The team made a strong showing with good leadership and unity. RMC, the Canadian Academy, took the trophy back from the Brits this year, with BYU on their tail. The Brits took 3rd and 5th,
  • Academy earns 10-year accreditation

    The Air Force Academy hit an "institutional grand slam home run," earning a maximum 10-year accreditation after undergoing a comprehensive and intense evaluation by a team of distinguished leaders in higher education April 27-29. During its visit, the eight-member team representing the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of
  • Officials cut ribbon to Douglass Valley renovation

    Officials with the Air Force Academy, developer Forest City-Hunt and city of Colorado Springs cut the ribbon here April 30 on several extensively renovated homes located in the Douglass Valley neighborhood. The project is a part of the ongoing privatization partnership the Air Force has undertaken to update its on-base family housing and amenities.
  • Air Force drops slugfest to UNLV, 20-13

    When the wind blows out at Falcon Field, it often turns into a home-run derby. In a game that featured nine home runs and 41 total hits, UNLV out-slugged Air Force 20-13 in Mountain West Conference baseball action April 25. The loss drops the Falcons to 14-25, 3-8, while the Rebels improved to 21-21, 6-8. UNLV had 23 hits on the day, including six
  • Universal language of music unites Americans, Qataris

    The U.S. Air Forces Central Band "Mirage" performed recently to a host of dignitaries, and with famous Qatari musicians creating great diplomatic effect, proving that music is indeed the universal language of the world. By special invitation from the Minister of Culture and the U.S. Embassy in Qatar, Mirage was asked to perform a special concert
  • Etiquette key to decorum, graciousness

    Everybody thinks it's all about rules, Shawna Schuh told cadets about during her visit here April 24 as part of the Academy's social decorum curriculum instituted this year, but it's really more about a philosophy. "True etiquette, or graciousness, is not about you. It's about others," she said. "It doesn't matter where you stand. It's what you
  • Prep school inducts two into Hall of Fame

    The Preparatory School honored two of its graduates with induction into the school's Hall of Fame during ceremonies Monday in the Community Center theater. Honorees were Thomas Boettcher, Prep School Class of 1962 and Academy Class of 1967, and Lt. Col. Kevin Shea, Prep School Class of 1985 and Academy Class of 1989. The induction recognizes those
  • Academy medical officials monitor H1N1 flu outbreak

    With concern over the swine flu outbreak around North America, Academy medical officials are closely monitoring the situation, prepared to protect the population if the outbreak spreads to the local area. If the swine flu continues to spread, health officials may take further actions such as closing schools and child daycare centers.  "At this time