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  • 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.
  • Eclipse research could save DOD billions

    Air Force Academy researchers were in Japan for the July 22 solar eclipse to help U.S. spacecraft better predict solar activity. Academy physics professors Maj. Robert Lee and Lt. Col. D. Brent Morris are at Kadena Air Base, Japan, for this summer's solar eclipse, working to solve the a mystery about the sun's possible influence on radioactive
  • Academy, MIT announce new scholarship

    The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Graduate School of Engineering and Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, in cooperation with the Air Force Space Command's Space and Missile Systems Center, announced two new fully funded graduate scholarships for graduates of the FalconSAT program July 16 at the Air Force Academy. Cadets in the
  • Band member wins NCO Academy Levitow Award

    A clarinetist with the Air Force Academy Band at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., received the John L. Levitow Award from the Forrest L. Vosler NCO Academy at Peterson AFB upon graduating from the NCO Academy July 16.Tech. Sgt. Laura Bardill was the top graduate among 112 NCOs in Class 09-5.Sergeant Bardill performs in three band ensembles on