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Daniel Lewis’ Transition to Baseball from Another Airman’s Perspective

With the news that the Cubs signed RHP Daniel Lewis, I felt some swell of pride.  Not because, as a Cubs’ fan, I have some sort of patriotic duty to support a player who served more than one who did not.  My swelling of pride came from the fact that Lewis came from the same place I did…the U.S. Air Force.  I served six years on active duty and have been an Air Force reservist...
Via World Series Dreaming
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Air Force Mother Reunites With Son On Field At Phillies Game (Video)

For a young Philadelphia Phillies fan, it must feel really awesome to be dancing with the Phillie Phanatic on the field during a game. As cool as that is, it’s even more amazing when your mother serving overseas in the Air Force surprises you on the field while you’re dancing with the famous mascot. That’s exactly what happened to a boy on Sunday at Citizens Bank Ballpark during...
Via NESN.com
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Air Force Unveils Awesome New Alternate Football Uniforms With Phenomenal Helmet

More pictures of the new 2014 Alternate Football Uniform! pic.twitter.com/9NtbYqEk9I — Air Force Football (@AFFootball) July 31, 2014 These new alternate uniforms are awesome. The Air Force Falcons have really outdone themselves, particularly with the awesome new helmet. This is one way to get people’s attention. Check out the new 2014 Alternate Football Uniform! Which […]...
Via Diehardsport
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Air Force Unveils Alternate Uniform with Two-Tone Helmet (Photos)

Today Air Force revealed they will be wearing these alternate uniforms at some point during this upcoming season. This is a pretty sharp look, especially the helmet. It seems like everyone likes these and I agree. This is a solid A effort. These are excellent. More pictures of the new 2014 Alternate Football Uniform! pic.twitter.com/9NtbYqEk9I — Air Force Football (@AFFootball) July 31, 2014
Via BlackSportsOnline
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Air Force Unveils Alternate Uniforms and Helmets for 2014

Air Force is the latest school to unveil an alternate jersey and helmet design for 2014.The usual white or blue uniforms for the Falcons are some of...
Via Athlon Sports
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

9 Air Force Body Paint Girls To Get You Saluting On Air Force Day

Air Force Day was established on August 1, 1947, by President Truman “in recognition of the personnel of the victorious Army Air Forces and all...
Via COED
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Amazing vid: Red Bull Air Force team flying in formation over NYC

The Red Bull Air Force team of wingsuits fly in formation over New York City while attempting to land on a barge in the middle of the Hudson River.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
Via Bob's Blitz
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Unpleasant (But Necessary) Summer Reading: Air Force Athletics

An early-August Sunday is a generally a slow news day in the world of college sports, but not today. Air Force athletic director Hans Mueh (pictured above) is just one of several leaders at the academy who must account for their actions in light of a searing and extensive report by Tom Roeder of the Colorado Springs Gazette, published this morning. Here is the full story. The Student...
Via The Student Section
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

AFA superintendent calls for investigation of athletic transgressions

U.S. Air Force Academy cadet athletes flouted the sacred honor code by committing sexual assaults, taking drugs, cheating and engaging in other misconduct at wild parties while the service academy focused on winning bowl games and attracting money from alumni and private sources in recent years, a Gazette investigation has found. The findings are egregious enough that academy Superintendent...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Unpleasant (But Necessary) Summer Reading: Air Force Athletics

An early-August Sunday is a generally a slow news day in the world of college sports, but not today. Air Force athletic director Hans Mueh (pictured above) is just one of several leaders at the academy who must account for their actions in light of a searing and extensive report by Tom Roeder of the Colorado Springs Gazette, published this morning. Here is the full story. The Student...
Via Bloguin Best
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Bob Kraft, Ty Law Break Out The Dance In Their Air Force 1′s

With Experience Unlimited’s ‘Da Butt’ playing in the background, Bob Kraft and Ty Law, in their customized New England Patriots Air Force 1′s, busted out the moves as the five-time Pro Bowl cornerback was inducted into the Patriots Hall of Fame. A closer look at Ty Law & Robert Kraft's custom Air Force 1s from […] The post Bob Kraft, Ty Law Break Out The Dance In Their...
Via Diehardsport
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

News Desk: Allegations And More At Air Force

A list of the newsworthy items to emerge from this story by Tom Roeder of the Colorado Springs Gazette, detailing a whole host of problems at the Air Force Academy’s athletic department: * Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson has called for an Inspector General’s investigation of the Air Force athletic department. * A planned 2012 sting operation was canceled due...
Via The Student Section
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Air Force: The Limits Of Preferential Treatment

In light of Sunday morning’s report by Tom Roeder of the Colorado Springs Gazette on the mess at the Air Force Academy’s athletic department, let’s start with a brief aside on comparisons and boundaries in the realm of public discussion. (You can read a Student Section news summary of the piece here.) * When a comparison is made between any two stories, groups of people, social...
Via The Student Section
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Air Force: The Limits Of Preferential Treatment

In light of Sunday morning’s report by Tom Roeder of the Colorado Springs Gazette on the mess at the Air Force Academy’s athletic department, let’s start with a brief aside on comparisons and boundaries in the realm of public discussion. (You can read a Student Section news summary of the piece here.) * When a comparison is made between any two stories, groups of people, social...
Via Bloguin Best
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Editorial Section: Dorial Green-Beckham’s Playing Status

College sports discipline is the topic that just won’t leave the headlines. While Air Force tries to confront the enormity of its failures and Nick Marshall’s playing status against Arkansas continues to be the source of speculation, the Dorial Green-Beckham situation at the University of Oklahoma is being closely watched by anyone who cares about college sports. Today, the editors...
Via The Student Section
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Air Force Football Players Used Date Rape Drug at Party

Air Force is under investigation now by an Inspector General after allegations have surfaced that the football team has been involved in drug use and sexual abuse. A report has come out of the Colorado Post Gazette that details alleged breaking of the honor code, including using “roofies” on women at a party: “The girls’ drink, or Captain Morgan with the blue lid, was only...
Via BlackSportsOnline
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Air Force coaches asked to help curb assaults

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) Air Force Academy leaders are asking coaches to take a bigger role in preventing sexual assaults by talking with athletes about the issue. Commanders also said Wednesday they expect an upcoming review of the athletic department to show whether it has a ''negative culture,'' a term the service often uses to describe an atmosphere conducive to sexual...
Via AP on Fox
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Air Force Will Wear USAF, Squadron Patches On Uniforms This Year

Air Force is adding a few new features to its uniforms for the upcoming season. The jersey sleeves will feature USAF Academy patches, and the helmets will feature patches for each player’s specific squadron, a very neat touch for the service academy.  @Uniformswag AF Football will wear USAF Academy patch on jersey this year. Each player rep squadron patch on helmet pic.twitter...
Via College Spun
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Senators call for AF Academy sex assaults review

DENVER (AP) Two U.S. senators are calling for an outside investigation into how the Air Force Academy handles sexual assaults, including an allegation that agents were blocked from speaking to academy football coaches. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (KEER'-sten JIHL'-uh-brand) of New York and Sen. John Thune (thoon) of South Dakota asked the Defense Department and civilian investigators...
Via AP on Fox
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: U.S. Air Force Drill Team Puts on a Show at Halftime Team USA/Puerto Rico Game

You don't have to be a military brat or someone in the service to appreciate what these guys are doing here. The coordination, timing, and focus that goes in to routines like this is impressive to say the least. I'll go ahead and say it:Bad ass gentlemen. Absolutely bad ass.@_MarcusD_/TwitterOh--in case you are interested in the basketball game Team USA won 112-86. Loading...
Via FatManWriting
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Back9 Test: Powerbilt Air Force One DFX Driver

Powerbilt might not be the first name on the tip of your tongue when you think of golf companies. However, it was one of the first golf companies ever established – and became part of the Louisville Slugger family. The company’s new Air Force One DFX driver is a true blast from the past. Featuring Powerbilt’s patented “Nitrogen Charged” technology – which means nitrogen...
Via Back9Network
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

U.S. Air Force vet Zack Christy makes pro boxing debut Sept 12th at Twin River

No less than 25 yards from where the rocket landed, narrowly missing his vehicle, Zack Christy sprinted into the burning mortuary on his army base in Afghanistan intent on saving anyone who might've survived the blast with little regard for his own safety. "I wasn't necessarily worried about myself," he recalls. "There could've been a kid in there, out cold, bleeding. In those moments...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Air Force Academy punishes gymnasts for drinking

DENVER (AP) The Air Force Academy says it has disciplined members of the men's gymnastics team for underage drinking and unprofessional behavior. The academy said Thursday that there were no allegations of sexual assault or illegal drug use. Officials declined to specify the nature of the unprofessional behavior. The academy won't identify anyone involved or say what discipline...
Via AP on Fox
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Aric Almirola to visit Homestead Air Reserve base September 10

Homestead-Miami Speedway and the Homestead Air Reserve Base are teaming up to host a series of Air Force exercises on Wednesday, September 10, at the Homestead Air Reserve Base located in the Speedway’s backyard. Aric Almirola, driver of the No. 43 Smithfield Foods-U.S. Air Force Ford Fusion for Richard Petty Motorsports, will meet and greet with active military personnel, as well...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Aric Almirola visits Homestead Air Force Base

Homestead-Miami Speedway and the Homestead Air Reserve Base teamed up today to host a series of Air Force exercises at the Homestead Air Reserve Base, located in the Speedway’s backyard, with Aric Almirola, as part of NASCAR’s “Chase Across North America”. Almirola, driver of the No. 43 Smithfield Foods-U.S. Air Force Ford Fusion for Richard Petty Motorsports, worked with...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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