More Air Force Academy Articles

  • Keep these tips in mind if you're attending Thursday's Air Force graduation

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    The Air Force Academy's Class of 2015 will graduate Thursday amid pomp and ceremony. Here's a rundown on the event. - Get there early: Falcon Stadium opens at 7 a.m., and the ceremony starts at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. So, if you want to be there on time, plan to hit the road before 6...

  • WATCH: Air Force Thunderbirds get ready for AFA graduation with flights over Colorado Springs

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    Clear weather greeted the Air Force Thunderbirds, who on Tuesday practiced their annual graduation air show over the Colorado Springs area. The team's F-16 fighter jets roar over the academy Tuesday morning and again over the campus from noon to 1 p.m. The show Thursday starts...

  • Troopers warn of Thursday traffic snarls due to Air Force Academy graduation

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    The Colorado State Patrol is warning drivers to avoid Interstate 25 north of Colorado Springs on Thursday as crowds throng to the Air Force Academy for graduation rites amid increased security. Heavy congestion and possible closures can be expected from 8 a.m. until about 2 p.m., the...

  • Evacuation lifted at Air Force Academy after responders examine suspicious package

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Emergency responders at the Air Force Academy have dismissed concerns of a suspicious package at the post office on the base, the academy said. The post office was evacuated at about 9 a.m. after a security scanner picked up traces of a hazardous material in the package, the academy...

  • 'We're here to honor them;' Colorado Springs events mark Memorial Day

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Taps had a deeper, sadder meaning Monday for the widow of a Fountain Vietnam veteran who died from a sudden illness in November. Lynette Foxe attended the Pikes Peak Veterans Council's Memorial Day ceremony for the first time Monday, and said she knew her husband, Michael Petito,...

  • Colorado Springs man, Air Force pilot wins 2015 Bolder Boulder citizens race

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, May 25, 2015

    BOULDER — U.S. Air Force pilot Ben Payne of Colorado Springs and Boulder Running Company's Brittni Hutton of Alamosa won the 2015 Bolder Boulder citizens races on a cool, sunny morning as tens of thousands gathered to run the annual 10,000-meter race. Payne, 33, an Arvada native and...

  • Air Force Academy cadets' tiny drone gliders win in research contest

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, May 24, 2015

    Swarms of tiny drones could revolutionize how first responders see disasters thanks to work from senior cadets at the Air Force Academy. The miniature aircraft designed by cadets in the school's aeronautical engineering could map wildfires, radiation leaks or chemical attacks...

  • Former airmen muscle through Air Force Academy to become lieutenants

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, May 24, 2015

    Senior cadet Andrew Dane knew he would make it through Air Force Academy basic training even as upperclassmen screamed at him. "It's easier than being deployed," said the Afghanistan veteran who was wounded in action. His classmate, senior cadet Jordan Myers, said he was...

  • New Air Force women's basketball coach fills out her staff

    Brent Briggeman, The Gazette
    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    New Air Force women’s coach Chris Gobrecht announced her team of assistants for the upcoming season, a group she says is “as talented a staff as any in the country.” The lone holdover from Andrea Williams’ staff is 1st Lt. Derek Brook, who will return for his second season as the...

  • Congress reaches construction deal on Aurora VA hospital

    By Dan Elliott, Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    DENVER — Lawmakers have reached a deal to keep construction underway on a troubled Veterans Administration hospital outside Denver. The Veterans Affairs Department was on the verge of running out of money for the project, estimated to be $1 billion over its construction budget. It...

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