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  • 2013 grad aims for the sky on his way to the 2016 Summer Olympics

    Months of training at the Air Force Academy have an Air Force contracting officer aiming for the sky and the gold at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.First Lt. Cale Simmons, a 2013 Air Force Academy graduate, earned a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team for pole vaulting July 4 at the Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon.  At the event, he cleared
  • Falcons prepare for 2016 season

    Preparations are underway for the 2016 season of Falcon Football.    The team comes off a 14-game season with an 8-6 record, after competing in the conference championship game and the Armed Forces Bowl.    But head coach Troy Calhoun looks at the upcoming season as one of change and rebuilding.  “For us at the Air Force Academy, it’s a massive
  • Academy tentatively names new athletic director

    A former deputy and interim director of the U.S. Military Academy's athletic department has been tentatively named as the Air Force Academy's next athletic director, officials at the Academy announced Jan. 6.James Knowlton, previously the director of athletics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., will succeed Dr. Hans Mueh, who will
  • Falcons slide past Broncos for Potato Bowl title

    A dominant running game and strong linebacker play carried the Air Force Academy to a 38-24 victory over Western Michigan in the rain-soaked Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Dec. 20.Four quarters of steady rain made for a wet and saturated field, turning the blue artificial turf into a gigantic water slide and had a considerable impact on game play. Wet
  • Academy supt. inducted into Colo. Sports Hall of Fame

    Lt. Gen. Michelle D. Johnson, Academy Superintendent, was inducted into the Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2014 Oct. 28 at the Broadmoor World Arena, Colorado Springs.Among her athletic accomplishments, she's the second all-time leading scorer in women's basketball here.Averaging 17.6 points a game, the general ended her basketball
  • Academy to follow ‘deliberate, disciplined, transparent’ hiring process for new athletic director

    The Air Force Academy is following a "very deliberate, disciplined and transparent federal process" to select the best candidate for the Academy's next athletic director, officials with the Academy's Manpower and Personnel Directorate said Aug. 15.Dr. Hans Mueh, the current athletic director, will retire in June.Athletics directors before Mueh were
  • Falcon football holds Fan Day

    Falcon football fans got the opportunity to get up close and personal with the team during the seventh annual Falcon Football Fan Day Aug. 9 at Falcon Stadium.Approximately 2,000 fans came out to watch the team practice and interact with the team."Fan Day is a community event that Air Force football does as the season gets closer for the local
  • Wounded warriors train for games at USAFA

    Over 60 wounded veterans from across the country participated in the final Warrior and Invictus Games training camp here Aug. 3-7 to prepare for the fall games, motivate others and take a healthy step toward recovery.The athletes competed in track and field, basketball, volleyball, swimming, marksmanship and wheelchair tennis to build meaningful
  • Academy announces plans to search for new athletic director

    Air Force Academy Athletic Director, Dr. Hans Mueh, announced his retirement May 22 effective at the end of the 2014-2015 Academic Year. The Air Force's Academy will soon begin to market and strategically target an executive-level candidate pool with the competencies and motivation to assume the role of our Athletic Director."Dr. Mueh will have
  • Air Force Defeats Richmond, 13-5 in NCAA Play-In Game

    In front of a crowd of 1,225, the Air Force lacrosse team picked up a 13-5 victory over Richmond in an NCAA Play-in Game held at Falcon Stadium Wednesday evening. The Falcons, with their first-ever NCAA Tournament win, advance to the NCAA First Round to take on top-seed Duke Sunday in Durham, N.C. Senior captain Mike Crampton led the Falcons'