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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.

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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

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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