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  • Donors needed for Academy blood drive

    The Air Force Academy is set to hold a three-day blood drive from noon to 6 p.m. daily Sept. 9-11 in Arnold Hall. Through the Armed Services Blood Program, officials say the Academy's goal is to raise 1,200 units over the three afternoons. All blood donated goes directly to our troops. From the time donated, the blood will be in theater within one
  • Cross-country team opens 2009 season

    The Air Force cross country team opens the 2009 season today as it competes at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs Rust Buster Invitational at North Monument Valley Park in downtown Colorado Springs. The meet's college events are slated to start at 5:15 p.m. for the women and 5:45 for the men.The course is located in the north section of
  • Air Force volleyball set for weekend invitational

    Fresh off its best start to a season in 10 years, the Air Force volleyball team travels up Interstate 25 for the Denver Invitational Sept. 4-5. The Falcons will face local host Denver, in addition to West Virginia, Southern Utah and Eastern Illinois. All matches will be played at Hamilton Gym on the campus of the University of Denver. Live stats
  • Fort Carson wins Rocky Mountain soccer tourney

    Talk about déjà vu. The two top teams from last year's competition were battling it out again in the championship match of the 2009 Rocky Mountain Soccer championship hosted by the Academy Saturday. Fort Carson took a hard fought 2-1 match over Schriever Air Force Base. Schriever ended the first half with a 1-0 lead. The lone goal was scored on a
  • Falcon football set for season kickoff

    Air Force head football coach Troy Calhoun's philosophy is that he likes competition at every position. How much so? The coaching staff moved starting tailback Asher Clark, a recruited quarterback, back to his original position to evaluate him during spring drills. Clark was moved to tailback during fall drills last year and became the starter at
  • Red, White and Brave parade honors those who serve

    Air Force Academy participants joined forces with many local military members and civilians alike who turned out to salute returning Fort Carson fighting men and women Aug. 29 in downtown Colorado Springs. The Red, White and Brave parade drew an estimated 40,000 spectators lining downtown streets and sporting American flags. Marching in the parade
  • Suicide prevention starts with preparation, training

    Every year, more than a million people die by suicide and several million more attempt it. Tremendous efforts have been made to address this problem, However, there is still more to be done. The goal of Suicide Prevention Month (September) is to increase awareness and advocacy about suicide prevention. One of the greatest tools for preventing
  • Academy homepage to get makeover

    The front page of the Academy's public Web site, www.usafa.af.mil, is going to look a lot different starting next week, but rest assured -- everything you're used to seeing on the front page will still be there, and more. The Academy Public Affairs Office is driving the change to comply with an Air Force initiative to standardize the look and feel
  • Academy Spirit Sneak Peek -- Sept. 4, 2009

    Look for these stories and more in the Sept. 4, 2009, issue of the Academy Spirit: Parents' Weekend -- Look inside for the latest Parents' Weekend schedules along with welcome messages from the Academy superintendent and the Association of Graduates president and CEO.AFSC Spotlight -- The Field Engineering and Readiness Lab superintendent bridges
  • Falcon Stadium entry times, access requirements announced

    The Air Force football team opens the 2009 season Sept. 5, by hosting Nicholls State at 12:06 p.m. in Falcon Stadium. Falcon football fans please note the following highlights regarding entry requirements and access times for game day at Falcon Stadium. The Academy's North and South Entrances open at 8 a.m., or four hours prior to kickoff, Sept.