As good as it gets

As good as it gets

By Airman William Tracy 50th Space Wing Public Affairs Growing up in rural Maine was a unique, and in many ways, insulated experience. While the sun rises first on its…

Operation Christmas Drop begins at Guam

Operation Christmas Drop begins at Guam

By Senior Airman Alexa Ann Henderson 36th Wing Public Affairs ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam  —  Military members from the U.S. Air Force, Coast Guard and Navy, with international support from…

Festival shares holiday cheer

Festival shares holiday cheer

By 1st Lt. Darren Domingo 50th Space Wing Public Affairs Waves of Schriever families and personnel found a winter wonderland waiting for them here Dec. 3 during the 2016 Candy…

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Air Force Academy Spirit

Class of 2014 makes entrance on the Hill

It was only appropriate that basic cadets' first meal in Mitchell Hall would be cold turkey. Academy appointees for the Class of 2014 shed civilian clothes, high school ways of doing things and hair-in some cases, a lot of it-during inprocessing June 24. Continue Reading Class of 2014 makes entrance on the Hill…

Focus on newcomers: Class of 2014

Diversity is a prime topic among many universities across the nation. It's especially important at the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the reasons are more than skin-deep. Continue Reading Focus on newcomers: Class of 2014…

Academy ‘place to be’ for fun, fireworks

The Air Force Academy is the "place to be" for fun and fireworks in the Colorado Springs area Sunday as the Academy celebrates the United States' 234th birthday at the athletic fields here. Continue Reading Academy ‘place to be’ for fun, fireworks…

Brig. Gen. Born receives Zuckert Award

The award recognizes general officers and senior executive service civililans for achievements in Air Force management. Continue Reading Brig. Gen. Born receives Zuckert Award…

Academy says ‘hello’ to Class of 2014

Members of the Class of 2014 begin in-processing, the first step in their Air Force careers. Continue Reading Academy says ‘hello’ to Class of 2014…

Educators see science from kid’s eye-view

Teachers from Academy School District 20 gather knowledge they will take back to the classroom. Continue Reading Educators see science from kid’s eye-view…

Academy hosts first Native American Consultation visit

The Academy welcomes Native American tribes in an effort to preserve Native Americanarcheological sites. Continue Reading Academy hosts first Native American Consultation visit…

Academy hosts firefighter combat challenge

The Firefighter Combat Challenge regional competition is this Saturday and Sunday at Falcon Stadium. Continue Reading Academy hosts firefighter combat challenge…

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Grad advises Afghan airmen

Member of 1974 class helps Afghan National Army Air Corps to double its fleet and re-energize gunship program. Continue Reading Grad advises Afghan airmen…

FalconSAT-5 completes environmental testing

Environmental testing last hurdle before FalconSAT-5 leaves for Alaska in July. Continue Reading FalconSAT-5 completes environmental testing…

Falcon football second in nat’l academic prowess

Academy football players also first in Mountain West Conference for Academic Progress Rate. Continue Reading Falcon football second in nat’l academic prowess…

CE cadets build homes for Navajo nation

'Construct first, design later' builds success in field, classroom. Continue Reading CE cadets build homes for Navajo nation…

Colorado hero flies with Thunderbirds

Aurora middle-school teacher Dr. David Benke was honored for his heroism during a school shooting with a complimentary flight from the Air Force's Thunderbirds. Continue Reading Colorado hero flies with Thunderbirds…

Aurora native wins Lt. Schulte character award

The new award is in honor 1st Lt. Roslyn Schulte who was killed by a roadside bomb near Kabul, Afghanistran, last year. Continue Reading Aurora native wins Lt. Schulte character award…

Admiral Mullen to 1,001 grads: “Only thing that matters is duty”

Newly-minted 2nd lieutenants celebrated four long years of military, physical and academic training with the traditional hat toss. Continue Reading Admiral Mullen to 1,001 grads: “Only thing that matters is duty”…

96 cadets bound for grad school

Medical school is but one destination for cadets attending graduate school. Continue Reading 96 cadets bound for grad school…