• Falcon gymnasts support breast cancer cure

    The gymnasts here are used to competing against other teams, but they came together to take on a much tougher opponent Oct. 4, taking to the streets of downtown Denver to participate in the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.Denver's Race for the Cure is one of nearly 120 such races that take place annually around the United States and in
  • Trailing dogs hone their sniffing skills

    It was all noses to the ground last week during a canine trailing seminar here recently. Chris Jakubin, Academy kennel master and trailing instructor, joined forces with instructors from Canine Training Academy in Cañon City to help train and certify 19 working dogs in seeking out criminal suspects and in search and rescue missions. Mr. Jakubin
  • Eisenhower Club recognizes charter golfers

    Some memories and the people in them should never be lost. A shadow box commemorating the 205 Eisenhower Men's Golf Association pioneers and containing the historical artifacts from 1988, was presented by the association to the Eisenhower Golf Club Sept. 17. The Eisenhower Men's Golf Association provides competitive and social golf events every
  • Space forum identifies rising space professionals

    On a recent September afternoon in the ballroom of the Mayflower Hotel in downtown Washington D.C., rising space professionals, senior policy mentors from government and industry, and space policy academics; debated and dissected current American space policies ranging from the long-term policy impacts of China's anti-satellite efforts to the use
  • Former POW recalls deprivation, endurance

    We shall never forget. We will always remember. Servicemembers and civilians gathered Sept. 18 at the Falcon Club to remember the 88,000 U.S. servicemembers recorded as missing or unaccounted for since World War II during the POW/MIA Observance traditionally held the third Friday of September. Ceremonies began with recognition of the empty table at
  • USAFA Downrange: 'Our work here is necessary'

    Serving with a medical embedded training team at Kandahar Regional Military Hospital in Afghanistan is something of a change of pace for the 10th Medical Support Squadron's Pharmacy Flight commander. As a mentor to the Afghan National Army's pharmacy at Kandahar Regional Military Hospital, or KRMH, Lt. Col. Jeffrey Johnson advises Afghan army
  • Regular eye exams keep life in focus

    Things looking a little fuzzy or foggy? Can't read street names? Can't read the crawlers at the bottom of the TV screen? Having trouble focusing on close-up tasks? It may be time for an eye exam. "I recommend eye exams every one or two years," said Capt. Loralie Hodges, an optometrist with the 10th Medical Group. Baby boomers, or those born between
  • Families join cadets for Parents' Weekend festivities

    For preppies and cadets alike, it was a chance to relax, get away from school and visit with the folks, perhaps for the first time since climbing on the bus during inprocessing. The Academy's annual Parents' Weekend kicked off Sept. 4 with the opportunity for cadets and their parents to have breakfast together in the dining hall and closed Monday
  • Sather Airmen say farewell to fallen comrade

    "Lieutenant Helton?" Silence. "Lieutenant Helton?" Silence. "First Lieutenant Joseph Dennis Helton Jr." Silence. Today was the final roll call for 1st Lt. Joseph D. Helton Jr., 732nd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, Detachment 2 flight commander, who perished when a roadside bomb detonated close to his vehicle near Baghdad Sept. 8, making
  • Player development starts with officer development

    "A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things worthwhile, it can be done." These words came from Vince Lombardi, former head coach of the NFL's Green Bay