More Air Force Academy Articles

  • VA executive to visit site of over-budget Denver hospital

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    AURORA — Deputy VA Secretary Sloan Gibson is returning to Colorado to talk with members of Congress about the troubled veterans medical center under construction outside Denver. Gibson will visit the work site in suburban Aurora on Wednesday. The half-finished medical center is...

  • Air Force Academy professor found injured but alive on Colorado cliff

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    An Air Force Academy professor missing for two days after a hike in Chaffee County was found injured but alive on Tuesday. Lt. Col. Dave Richie, 43, was "injured, but talkative," academy spokesman John Van Winkle said. The Chaffee County Sheriff's Office called for air support,...

  • Air Force Academy engineering students get hands-on experience building Navajo hogans

    By Tom Roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    Swinging hammers and twisting screwdrivers taught Air Force Academy cadets high-level engineering lessons this month as they built two homes for a Navajo charity. The cadets built a pair of one-bedroom hogans, octagonal houses that will be given to needy Navajo Nation residents....

  • Basic training a learning experience for new Air Force assistant

    Brent Briggeman
    Updated: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    The start of basic training wasn’t an eye-opening experience simply for the future Air Force officers beginning their journey as cadets, it was also new for a Falcons football assistant who had never experienced it. New wide receivers coach Derek Lewis, a Texas graduate and most...

  • Climbers take on Falcon Stadium steps to raise money for hospital foundation

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    Hundreds of people, many dripping with sweat, raced up 2,700 stairs at the Air Force Academy's Falcon Stadium Saturday morning. For a community that embraces the pain and exhaustion of the Manitou Incline, it was one heck of a good way to raise money for Children's Hospital Colorado...

  • Touted QB joins incoming freshman Air Force class in starting basic training

    BY BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    Most of the young men and women entering the Air Force Academy on Thursday are focused on a time six weeks from now when their experience in basic training will end. Ryan Brand has a different date in mind. "I'm eying the first chance I get to compete, which will be the first...

  • Air Force Academy Class of 2019 faces 'nerve-wracking' first day

    By Ellie mulder ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    A bus full of incoming freshmen at the Air Force Academy was issued a warning Thursday before the passengers were dropped off for a month of basic cadet training. Senior cadet Zachary Todd told the recruits in his bus: "If you are going to choose a path of mediocrity, do not insult...

  • Air Force possibly catches break as Mountain West releases men's basketball schedule

    The Gazette
    Published: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    Air Force learned it will partially dodge both defending co-champions in the Mountain West as the 2015-16 men's basketball schedule was released Wednesday.   Air Force will not go to Boise State or host San Diego State this season.   The Falcons will host the Broncos and will...

  • Friday Military Salute: Marco's Pizza is helping out one slice at a time

    eric singer eric.singer@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    Like clockwork, six days a week, Pay a Slice Forward deliveries go out to homeless people who gather in the downtown area of Colorado Springs. Marco's Pizza on South Tejon Street is where the pizzas are made, and it's the epicenter of hope for the homeless. Marco's manager David...

  • Ramsey: Air Force's Troy Calhoun gripes a lot and wins a lot, too

    By david ramsey david.ramsey@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    Troy Calhoun listened as Colorado State coach Mike Bobo talked with excitement about an upcoming $220 million on-campus football stadium. He listened as Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre bragged about a freshly-constructed $156 million football facility that includes a luxurious locker...

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