More Air Force Academy Articles

  • Colorado Springs ranked among the top places for military retirees to live

    The Military Times
    Updated: Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    For years, maybe decades, you have lived where the U.S. government has told you to live. So when that discharge paperwork comes through, how do you decide where to go? Many veterans don't stray far from the military bases they were assigned to, government data indicates, and some...

  • Revamped stadiums, facilities the talk of Colorado college football coaches

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    New stadiums and facilities were the topic of conversation when the state's top college football coaches gathered Tuesday in Colorado Springs. Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre touted the $156 million football complex his team is moving into this offseason that includes a 16,000...

  • Air Force coach Troy Calhoun unhappy with television's influence on Mountain West

    By Brent Briggeman brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    Air Force's home football schedule includes five games with undetermined start times and under the control of ESPN. They could wind up kicking off at noon, they could be 8:30 p.m. They could bring bonus money of $500,000 if selected for ESPN or ESPN2, they could be shuffled to...

  • Lt. Gen Michelle Johnson: 840 graduating Air Force second lieutenants serve as inspiration

    Lt. Gen Michelle Johnson
    Updated: Sun, Jun 14, 2015

    Air Force Academy graduation - 840 inspirational stories! Last month, our Air Force Academy launched our 57th graduating class, to lead and serve our Air Force and our nation. As each new second lieutenant stepped before me, I could feel a sense of accomplishment radiating as he or...

  • Klee: Air Force's Ben Garland changing the storyline with Broncos

    By PAUL KLEE The Gazette -
    Updated: Sat, Jun 13, 2015

    DENVER - This is mission impossible, trying to get Ben Garland to talk about himself. That time the Denver Broncos held a benefit for victims of the Aurora theater shootings and Garland showed up unannounced? "Service before self," he says. Hosting a Make-A-Wish visit at Dove...

  • 52 years after presidential AFA graduation speech: 'We couldn't do what JFK said'

    By DAVID RAMSEY david.ramsey@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    As John F. Kennedy approached Falcon Stadium on June 5, 1963, he was 46 years old, a war hero, a Pulitzer-Prize winning author, the father of two young children and the leader of the free world. That day he would add honorary graduate of the Air Force Academy to his resume. A crowd...

  • Replica Vietnam memorial stirs emotions in Colorado veteran

    BY ELLIE MULDER ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    Retired Master Sgt. Ron Crain approached the Vietnam Veterans Memorial replica outside Fort Carson Thursday afternoon with a mixture of sadness and anger as he was flooded with memories of the men whose names he recognized on the wall. Crain was with 12 other men when he left the...

  • Inside the mind of a 10,000-meter champion, Hannah Everson of Air Force

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    Covering 10,000 meters requires a runner to be alone with their thoughts for a long time - in the case of Hannah Everson, 34 minutes, 23.52 seconds. The Air Force record-holder in the event described her mental process at the regional May 28 in Austin, Texas, that she won despite...

  • Patience led Air Force's Hannah Everson to bigger things like a regional title

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jun 10, 2015

    Hannah Everson's guilty pleasure is a nightly reading of her online horoscope. The Air Force runner doesn't check for the fortune-telling aspect of it, but more to fact-check the completed day for accuracy. There was one from earlier this year that she thought nailed her situation....

  • Bell carries Air Force pole vault tradition back to national meet

    By Brent Briggeman brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jun 10, 2015

    At the rate Air Force produces national-level pole vaulters, it would be easy to assume that program runs on auto pilot and spots at the NCAA championship meet are a given. The results at regionals proved that wasn't the case, and in doing so underscored the impressive nature of the...

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