Air Force still unsettled on a few defensive positions with opener approaching

By: BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com

Air Force's season opener is slightly more than a week away, and some starters at certain positions seem no closer to a resolution than they did when camp opened in July.

Two linebacker spots in particular -...

1 of 2 special ops troops killed in Afghanistan was Air Force Academy graduate

By: The Associated Press

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon says the two Americans killed in Afghanistan in an apparent insider attack by Afghan soldiers were Air Force special operations troops.

They are identified as 27-year-old Capt....

Air Force coach Troy Calhoun gives updates on tailback, linebacker after reviewing scrimmage

By: BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com

Air Force coach Troy Calhoun gave an update Wednesday on two key positions - tailback and linebacker.

Obviously Jacobi Owens, coming off a 1,000-yard season as a sophomore, has to be considered the...

Alex Hansen named to Lombardi list, giving Air Force three on major watch lists

By: BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com

Air Force has picked up a third spot on a major award watch list.

Senior Alex Hansen was added Tuesday to the Lombardi Watch List, as the award that honors the top down lineman or linebacker in college...

Air Academy's Katie Rainsberger wants to go out on top with her team

By: KATE SHEFTE kate.shefte@gazette.com

She has two runner-up finishes and a Class 4A state cross country title. All that's left for Air Academy senior Katie Rainsberger is to ride out on a wave of glory, perhaps with a few more individual accolades in...

Air Force football continues to avoid serious injuries in fall camp

By: BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com

Jalen Robinette didn't practice for Air Force on Monday, as the standout receiver watched from the sidelines in street clothes.

The injury is being called a sore foot and doesn't appear to be serious.

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Service scheduled for Air Force chief who revitalized Colorado Springs veterans parade

By: tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com

A funeral is planned Tuesday for a retired Air Force chief master sergeant credited with revitalizing the Colorado Springs Veterans Parade.

Diana Ceciliani led the parade for a decade as the event grew in...

Military Update: The arguments behind new tech-track career paths

By: Tom Philpott Military Update

Every year, hundreds of technically or tactically skilled officers and noncommissioned officers, trained at great expense, leave the military for the private sector, not because their skills aren't needed but...