• Passion for fitness drives AFIMSC colonel

    As an Air Force Academy cadet, Yvonne Spencer hated running. Now – 14 marathons, 15 sprint/Olympic-distance triathlons, 10 half-ironman triathlons and 7 Ironman triathlons later – she says her passion for the challenge of training and competing has helped her become a better Airman and leader.
  • Generation to generation: Carrying on C-130 legacy

    U.S. Air Force Capt. John Rebolledo, 62nd Airlift Squadron C-130J instructor pilot, feels great pride in achieving his childhood dream of becoming a C-130 pilot.
  • Reserve Citizen Airmen uses gliders to help heal wounded warriors

    Flying without an engine isn’t on most bucket lists, but it’s one of Lt. Col. Chris Rothe’s favorite ways to spend time, and because the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs has a need for that skill, the 70th Flying Training Squadron instructor pilot gets to fly sans power as a Reservist, and gets to use his soaring skills to instruct Cadets and Wounded Warriors.
  • '99 Academy grad credits Academy airfield with changing his life

    Twenty years into his career as an Air Force aviator, Lt. Col. Richard Pantusa firmly believes two things: aviation is a team activity, and no team is successful without trust. He credits his experience at the Air Force Academy Airfield for introducing him to these concepts and changing the direction of his career and ultimately, his life.
  • Flight Training Center benefits cadets, Academy community

    Leanne Trump grew up listening to stories about service and aviation dating back to World War II. A self-described military brat who grew up on Air Force Bases across the country, Trump developed a love for flying before she ever climbed into a cockpit.
  • Air Force pilot trainee accepts tennis award, life’s challenges

    Second Lt. Isaac Perez, a former tennis player at the U.S. Air Force Academy, has been named a 2019 Arthur Ashe Jr. Leadership and Sportsmanship Award recipient by the National Collegiate Athletics Association. Originally from San Antonio, Perez was selected to attend pilot training in his hometown, and he will begin his time as a student in version three of “Pilot Training Next.”
  • Air Force completes PFOS/PFOA Site Inspection at the Academy, expanded inspection set to begin

    Air Force officials released the results of a 2018-2019 Site Inspection at the U.S. Air Force Academy that assessed the potential for Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) presence in ground water, surface water, soil and sediment samples stemming from past firefighting activities.
  • German military officials visit Academy equestrian center, see potential in equine therapy model

    A delegation of German military health officials visited the Air Force Academy equestrian center to learn about an equine therapy program currently offered by a nonprofit organization to service members, veterans and their families here, Aug. 20.
  • Texas twins conquer initial training at separate military academies

    From birth, the Kuhrt twins from Wichita Falls, Texas, have been a tight pair, so much so that both were more comfortable saying ‘we’ than ‘I.’ This summer was a big milestone for the young women as each began a rigorous phase of military training at separate service academies.