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  • Sculpture to honor Air Force Academy POWs in Vietnam captures 'spirit of defiance'

    There's a hidden message in the Air Force Academy's newest sculpture that alumni who became prisoners of war say is as profound as it is profane. The 1-ton bronze depicts life at the Hanoi Hilton, Vietnam's infamous prisoner of war camp. The prisoner shown in the work is bound at the legs, elbows and wrists, placed in a position of...

  • Calhoun, state coaches, part of Home Front Cares

    Air Force football coach Troy Calhoun will raise funds for Home Front Cares at the 8th annual Colorado Coaches for Charity event May 1 at Coors Field. Home Front Cares provides support for Colorado service members, veterans and family members who have been impacted by deployment. The Colorado Coaches for Charity event is hosted by The Fisher...

  • Colorado Springs Sports 2015 Hall of Fame inductees announced

    The Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame announced its 2015 class Friday. The class features a lineup of five individuals and two teams. The inductees include the 1985 Air Force Academy Football Team, Pikes Peak AdAmAn Club, triathlete Michelle Blessing, sports official Greg Burks, Hill Climb supporter Bob Gillis, baseball...

  • Glider pilots to compete at Air Force Academy this weekend

    AIR FORCE ACADEMY — About 30 glider pilots are expected to compete in an aerial acrobatics competition at the Air Force Academy. The Ben Lowell Aerial Confrontation runs Friday through Sunday at the school outside Colorado Springs. The competition will take place above the 28-square-mile campus, but the school says flying activity will be...

  • Memorial bench for Air Force Academy cadet, mother to be placed in Colorado Springs

    Jose Quiros has politely declined strangers' offers of help since his Air Force Academy cadet son died mysteriously, and his wife apparently committed suicide three weeks later. Quiros said he and son Peter "are well cared for by our neighbors and friends." He suggested people could donate to the academy's astronautical engineering...

  • Scheduling rival service academies a priority for Air Force

    It was a neutral site tennis match played on the West Coast. Yet it was the most exciting day of the season for Air Force's Grant Taylor. That's what happens when service academies play each other. "When we get to play Army, it's all out," said Taylor, who won at No. 1 singles on March 15 in a match won 4-3 by the Falcons over the Black...

  • Air Force Academy to honor its 33 graduates who were POWs

    The Air Force Academy is honoring its 33 graduates who have been held as prisoners of war. Nineteen POWs are scheduled to attend the Thursday-Friday event. They'll meet with cadets and attend the dedication of a plaque and statue that acknowledge their sacrifices. Family members of living and deceased Air Force Academy POWs are also...

  • Mooney takes shots at 'bullying,' basketball style before leaving Air Force hoops

    Matt Mooney isn’t leaving Air Force quietly. The transferring freshman point guard took numerous shots at the academy in an interview with a suburban paper belonging to the Chicago Tribune. Mooney alleged bullying from Air Force upperclassmen and expressed his displeasure with the Falcons’ offense that he felt requires you to “play like...

  • Colorado Springs man mourns loss of his wife, son: 'It feels like you're in a movie - not a good movie'

    Ksenia Quiros' heart broke when her oldest son died, said Jose Quiros, the father and husband whose heart now is doubly broken. Tuesday, Quiros recounted how his wife disappeared a week ago Wednesday and of the grief that tore his family apart after their son, Air Force Academy cadet Alexandre J. Quiros, was found dead on April 2 - four days...

  • Ramsey: Chris Gobrecht, the realist, prepares to tackle massive Air Force women's basketball challenge

    When Chris Gobrecht started talking about her new job as Air Force women's basketball coach, I was scared she had gotten mixed up and believed she was leading the mighty Huskies from Connecticut. "This is a dream come true for me," she said with a level of enthusiasm that made you believe her. "It's just incredible. . I don't know if it gets...

  • Air Force athletic director Jim Knowlton says women's basketball coach Chris Gobrecht was 'no-brainer'

    Jim Knowlton brought in just one candidate for his first hire as Air Force's athletic director. It's not that he didn't take the women's basketball position seriously. He understands the potential value of the sport and the fact that his boss, Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson, would be peering over his shoulder to track the progress...

  • Friend of Colorado Springs mother Ksenia Quiros: Her children were her life

    Ksenia Quiros, whose body was found Saturday in Stratton Open Space, had been mourning the April 2 death of son Alexandre, an Air Force Academy cadet. Quiros, 45, was reported missing Wednesday, about two weeks after Alexandre Quiros died in his academy dormitory room. He was 22. His death remains under investigation, but not a criminal...

  • Air Force hockey enters important offseason without seven seniors, experienced goalies

    An offseason of transition for Air Force hockey began Sunday with a final goodbye to a historic senior class and news of the departure of all three goalies. Sophomore Chris Truehl (13-18-4, 2.96 goals against, .892 saves percentage) and freshman Connor Girard (3-3, 2.98, .885) are both leaving the academy following this school year. Cadets...

  • Boisterous Air Force Academy cadets fall silent as woman talks about rape

    Air Force Academy cadets packed Clune Arena on Thursday in an effort to curb sexual assault in their ranks. The "Take Back the Night" event featured the service's top civilian leader, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James, and one of the nation's premiere speakers on sexual violence, Katie Koestner, who heads the national Take Back the Night...

  • Air Force names Chris Gobrecht women's basketball coach

    Air Force named Chris Gobrecht, formerly of Yale, women's basketball coach, according to athletic director Jim Knowlton's announcement Tuesday. A proven program builder, Gobrecht has coached at programs in the Pac-12 and Atlantic Coast Conference. Gobrecht has 35 years of head coaching experience, all at Division I, and has a career record of...

  • Funeral scheduled Tuesday for AFA graduate shot down during Vietnam War

    The remains of a 1967 Air Force Academy graduate who disappeared during the Vietnam War will be buried at the school's cemetery Tuesday. Capt. Richard D. Chorlins, whose A-1 Skyraider was shot down Jan. 11, 1970, near the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Laos, was brought back to the academy Monday after a brief planeside ceremony at Denver International...

  • Air Force tennis coach Dan Oosterhous maintains positive outlook while adjusting to life after strokes

    It was a Google search that first revealed the diagnosis that would forever change Dan Oosterhous' life. The Air Force men's tennis coach was 42, a pilot with 20 years of active duty service to his credit and capable of beating half the players on his roster. But when he awoke at 2 a.m. in early March 2013, the lingering discomfort he'd felt...

  • AFA Superintendent: Cadets must learn to lead with - and without - directions

    My husband and I have twin 12-year-old boys, perhaps a rarity for a woman in my position - three-star Air Force general and superintendent of the United States Air Force Academy. However, one recent weekend my boys helped crystalize for me some of the work we're doing to modernize the education and training experiences at USAFA. The boys...

  • VA's mess remains: Sick veterans still facing delays, data shows

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - A year after Americans recoiled at new revelations that sick veterans were getting sicker while languishing on waiting lists - and months after the Department of Veterans Affairs instituted major reforms - government data shows that the number of patients facing long waits at VA facilities has not dropped at all. No one...

  • No criminal investigation in death at Air Force Academy, officials say

    The Air Force Academy said Tuesday that there is no criminal investigation into the death of a cadet found injured in a dorm at the school last week. Flags at the academy will fly at half-staff Wednesday in honor of senior cadet Alexandre Quiros, a 21-year-old Colorado Springs native. A private funeral for Quiros is planned for Wednesday...

  • Memorial for Air Force Academy cadet is scheduled

    An Air Force Academy cadet who died last week from injuries suffered in a school dormitory will be remembered with a Wednesday service in the Cadet Chapel. Alexandre Quiros, 21, of Colorado Springs was found injured in a Sijan Hall dorm room Thursday afternoon and later died from his injuries. The service is set for 1:45 p.m. Wednesday. "He...

  • Air Force Academy, social media rallies around cadet after heart attack

    On March 23, Hailey Lane — a sophomore cadet home from the Air Force Academy for spring break — entered her parents' gym in Midlothian, Virginia, to train for an upcoming physical fitness test. The energetic, enthusiastic 19-year-old — a nationally ranked swimmer — knocked out a series of pullups, her mother, Brigid, said in an April 2...

  • Ramsey: Air Force's Dave Pilipovich applauds rise of Wisconsin star Frank Kaminsky

    When Dave Pilipovich walked into a gym in Indiana 11 years ago to watch his son, Kyle, play in a tournament, he quickly noticed a lanky 11-year-old who stood over 6 feet. A friend pointed to the lanky kid's parents. The kid's father stood 6-foot-10 with a military-style crew cut, and mom stood 6 foot. Pilipovich has spent his adult life as a...

  • 'Great young man:' Cheyenne Mountain coaches have fond memories of Air Force Academy cadet

    Dave Adams remembers how excited Alex Quiros was when he gained acceptance into the Air Force Academy. The Cheyenne Mountain High School English teacher and boys' tennis coach said Quiros was a smart student and a hardworking tennis player who was up for any challenge. "He wasn't afraid of anything. He was such an impressive young man."...

  • Air Force Academy provides little information about cadet death

    Officials released few details Thursday about an Air force Academy cadet who died after he was found in a school dormitory. The male cadet, whose name has not been released, was found injured in a dorm about 2 p.m. and died about 3:45 p.m. An official said his death is not an apparent suicide, but declined to release details of the injuries,...

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