• Schriever officer's daughter enjoys cadet experience

    With apologies to Neil Diamond, the Air Force Academy was one sweet place for Caroline.That would be 11-year-old Caroline Stratton, the Make-a-Wish Foundation's latest Cadet for a Day. She and her family made the short trek from their home on base, and an Academy entourage escorted her on a whirlwind tour.The Strattons enjoyed a full day of
  • Freethinkers, Pagans discuss intersections of mind, spirit

    The Air Force Academy's Freethinkers group invited members of the Earth-Centered Spirituality SPIRE group to discuss their beliefs, views and experiences during a SPIRE meeting in Fairchild Hall Monday.SPIRE is the Academy's Special Program in Religious Education that sets aside time Monday evenings for the religiously diverse cadet population,
  • BYU coach leads Mormon service in Academy chapel

    On the eve of Air Force's decisive victory over BYU on the field, cadets sat alongside Brigham Young students for a Mormon worship service in the Cadet Chapel led by Cougars head coach Bronco Mendenhall.The service, held here Sept. 10, also included a presentation by Coach Mendenhall's wife, Holly Johnston, and musical performances by the Cadet
  • 30 years of '80s ladies

    Inprocessing Day: any Air Force Academy graduate will tell you this day is one of organized chaos and sensory overload. Position of attention, seven basic responses, right face, left face, run, don't walk, don't run, stop talking, talk, stop gazing, what are you looking at?! For America's best and brightest, this is the first of many days that the
  • ALO shares memory of United 93 co-pilot

    On the day of remembrance that is Sept. 11, certain memories are etched into the American psyche. But others are uniquely personal.One of the latter recurs profoundly in the mind of Air Force Academy grad Paul Adams, now a pilot for Southwest Airlines and Academy Liaison Officer. The morning of Sept. 11, 2001, an Academy classmate of Adams', LeRoy
  • Academy's Mormon chaplain has name recognition

    The Air Force Academy's Mormon chaplain shares his first name with a Colorado legend, but he's making a name for himself at the Air Force Academy for different reasons thanks to his new job and the fact that he's something of a rarity.Chaplain (Capt.) Zebulon Beck is the second Mormon chaplain at the Academy, and he fills a void that has existed
  • '06 grad has shot to make NBA

    For one Air Force reservist, the dream of flight isn't pulling Gs in a fighter but leaping toward the basket over the hardwood court of an NBA arena.So far, the dream has been barely out of reach for Capt. Antoine Hood, but he continues to pursuit of being a professional basketball player."I'm currently being pursued by a few organizations," said
  • Broncos add 'air power' to defensive lineup

    The Denver Broncos have added a little airpower to their defense during their 2010 training camp in the form of an Air Force Academy second lieutenant.Ben Garland, a 2010 graduate of the Air Force Academy, has been spending his leave and days off as a Denver Broncos defensive lineman, after being signed by the team as a free agent in April.A native
  • Tops in Blue brings show to Academy

    The Air Force performing unit Tops in Blue brought its show to the Arnold Hall Theater here for two shows Saturday and Sunday.Cadets got to watch a show Saturday night, and the local community turned out to fill the theater for the Sunday afternoon performance. "This is the second-best Tops in Blue ever," said Mike Egan, a member of the 1953 Tops
  • Falcon 5/6 gives back by taking away

    About 30 volunteers with the Falcon 5/6 gave back to a community in northwest Colorado Springs by taking things away Saturday.Crews cleaned up several bags worth of weeds and garbage from the West Woodmen Trail, a 2-mile-long gravel path that runs along the south side of Woodmen Road between Raven Hills Road and Woodmen Valley Park."I came out to