Cadets battle in Jack's Valley
Air Force Academy basic cadets finish up their training in Jack's Valley with sweepstakes events and the Big Bad Basic competition Thursday, August 1, 2013.
Air Force Academy basic cadet Dones leads Demon Squadron in a cheer before a member of their squad competes in the Big Bad Basic competition in Jack's Valley Thursday, August 1, 2013. The pugil stick competition pits cadets against each other in a one-on-one match where the biggest hits get the most points. The winner of the competition is given the title of Big Bad Basic. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette