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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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Richard Petty Motorsports Accomplishes Goal of Making Chase Field,Writes a Storybook Finish at Daytona

CONCORD, N.C. (July 7, 2014) - The commitment of Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) and all its partners to get into The Chase came to fruition Sunday afternoon at the perfect place, The World Center of Racing, the Daytona International Speedway. Putting the No. 43 back where it should be, Aric Almirola and the No. 43 U.S. Air Force team won the rain-delayed and rain-shortened Coke...
Via On Pit Road
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Roush Yates Powers Iconic 43 to Victory Lane

Aric Almirola won his first NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday. This marks the 30th anniversary of team owner Richard Petty’s 200th Cup win. Robert Yates supplied the power under the hood for Petty and the tradition continues as Roush Yates Engines powered the number 43 US Air Force Ford Fusion to Victory Lane. Roush Yates’ engines were strong...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Richard Petty Motorsports Accomplishes Goal of Making Chase Field, Writes a Storybook Finish at Daytona

The commitment of Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) and all its partners to get into The Chase came to fruition Sunday afternoon at the perfect place, The World Center of Racing, the Daytona International Speedway. Putting the No. 43 back where it should be, Aric Almirola and the No. 43 U.S. Air Force team won the rain-delayed and rain-shortened Coke Zero 400 Sunday afternoon. The...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Five things you didn’t know about the Star Spangled Banner

“Today, we celebrate our Independence Day!” said the fictional President Thomas Whitmore in the movie…I think you know the movie from the quote. It’s the one where Will Smith plays a U.S. Air Force pilot who somehow knows how to fly an alien spacecraft on the basis of one aerial dogfight against one spaceship. This one plot point is so far-fetched that it really bothers me...
Via The Sports Bank
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Almirola Proudly Carries U.S. Air Force Colors for Fourth of July Weekend

This weekend brings opportunity, patriotism and family for Aric Almirola as the Sprint Cup Series heads to Daytona International Speedway. Almirola knows this weekend is a great opportunity to score a win and earn a spot in the "Chase for the Sprint Cup." A win at Daytona, Almirola's home track, would be a perfect way to capture his first Sprint Cup Series win in front...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Brennan Newberry Finds Speed During First Career Start at Langley Speedway

Brennan Newberry and the No.24 Qore-24 Hand Purifier team headed north to a town that runs deep with patriotism and American pride in Hampton, Virginia. In the shadow of The Langley Air Force Base and countless other military and defense installations, Langley Speedway is a pearl of short track action. All on track activity for The Visit Hampton Virginia 175 was scheduled for a single...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

STYLE: Cristiano Ronaldo’s Nike x Riccardo Tisci Air Force 1 Sneakers & MCM Backpack

  Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo was recently spotted in New York dressed in hip, casual gear. The star athlete sported a pair of $230 Nike x Riccardo Tisci Air Force 1 sneakers (sold out) along with jeans, t-shirt and a custom MCM backpack. Are you a fan of the look? It also sucks to hear Cristiano might be inactive for his home-team Portugal’s World Cup 2014 match-up due to a...
Via More Than Stats
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 College Football Rankings: #105 Air Force Falcons

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is...
Via Athlon Sports
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

An Ode To The Army, Navy And Air Force Teams And Veterans

On this Memorial Day weekend we remember all of the people we have lost during their time serving and fighting for our country. It is always a celebratory time of year while at the same time a sad and humbling feeling knowing we had fellow Americans fighting and losing their lives for us. Memorial Day is a time for cookouts, parties and the unofficial start of summer to most people...
Via Football Nation
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch This Daring Wingsuit Flight Over New York City

Red Bull Air Force members take to the skies over Manhattan in an extraordinary skydive video. Five members of the Red Bull Air Force made a rare wingsuit flight over the New York City skyline Sunday morning. Utilizing the latest technology in wingsuits — special jumpsuits that add surface area to the human body to enable a significant increase in lift — allowed the flyers to...
Via The Roosevelts
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Stars, Stripes and Air Planes Adorn the No. 43 in Patriotic Paint Scheme for Iconic Coca-Cola 600

Aric Almirola and the No. 43 team will sport stars, stripes and air planes this weekend as they run the first of two U.S. Air Force paint schemes. Headed into the team's home track, Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway, the Richard Petty Motorsports team is hopeful that they can endure 600 miles and come out victorious to mark Almirola first Sprint Cup Series win and the No. 43'...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Almirola lives the American dream

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series standout Aric Almirola knows that his good fortune can be traced to good family, good decisions and a great country. "My story is just one of millions," said the Richard Petty Motorsports driver, whose roots resonate with a patriotic bond to the third annual "NASCAR: An American Salute" program, a seven-week campaign to rally teams, tracks...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Wow -- The Red Bull Air Force flew over New York City in Wingsuits @ 125 MPH

Five members of the Red Bull Air Force took a rare wingsuit flight over the New York City skyline recently. Soaring at speeds of up to 120mph ... the flyers passed over the Financial District before landing on a small barge in the middle of the Hudson River.Follow us on Twitter, Subscribe by Email, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return Home
Via Bob's Blitz
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Jack Brabham: 1926-2014

Jack Brabham represented an era of racing that may never be seen again and as it turns out, a kind of driver that may never be seen again either. Brabham passed away at the age of 88 at his home in Australia’s Gold Coast. Brabham won the Formula One title in 1959, 1960 and 1966 and was a former Australian Air Force mechanic who started racing back in 1948. Brabham moved to the...
Via Formula 1 Blog
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Sir Jack Brabham – April 2,1926 – May 19, 2014

Sir Jack Brabham who was F1 racing Royalty has passed away at age 88 in Sydney Australia. He won three championships in 1959,1960 and 1966 Jack was in the Royal Australian Air Force as a flight Mechanic and worked out of a small engineering workshop, before he started racing midget cars. His success in Australia and New Zealand saw Sir Jack travel to the UK to further his driving...
Via In The Neutral Zone
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Terrell Owens Wants You To Buy His Used Team Jordans & Old Air Force Ones

Tons of reality TV stars and others sell their gently used clothing and shoes on the internet. After all, once you’re photographed a few times in a stand out pair of stilettos, you have to move on to another shoe. Well, add former NFL star Terrell Owens to list of names that’s putting his used goods online for you to purchase. Now Active! http://t.co/nkz45xE9Qe Just uploaded...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers have signed linebacker Alex Means

Alex Means is a very strong player who played his college ball at the Air Force. Today his dream came true. We are hearing at NFL Draft Diamonds that Means signed a deal today to join the Panthers roster. LB Alex Means was arguably Air Force’s top defender. The 6-foot-5 senior is versatile enough to […] The post Carolina Panthers have signed linebacker Alex Means appeared first...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

CDC warns Tough Mudder / Mud Runs can result in diarrhea due to ingestion of animal poop

Public health officials at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention have concluded that Tough Mudder type mud runs can result in sickness due to the bacteria campylobacter coli. Seems there might be feces in that muddy water you're swallowing:On October 12, 2012, the Nellis Air Force Base Public Health Flight (Nellis Public Health), near Las Vegas, Nevada, was notified by...
Via Bob's Blitz
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Coggins, Parker both leaving Air Force basketball program

Tre’ Coggins is leaving the Air Force basketball team. And he’s not alone. The sophomore point guard and leading scorer informed coach Dave Pilipovich that he will seek a transfer rather than return for his junior season, which would automatically trigger a commitment to graduate and serve five years as an officer. Freshman center Darrius Parker will follow Coggins out of...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: President Obama Receives Navy ’44′ Jersey During White House Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy Ceremony

Navy has won back-to-back Commander-in-Chief’s trophies by sweeping rivals Army and Air Force, and as reward they made the short trip from Annapolis to the White House to receive their trophy. They brought President Barack Obama a gift as well, a No. 44 Navy jersey, for this afternoon’s ceremony. Midshipmen honored at White House: http://t.co/2q1boZtrTv pic.twitter.com/GH8mr2GVlh...
Via College Spun
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

UND Hockey: 2014-15 schedule

Oct. 5 — Canadian exhibition TBAOct. 10 — BEMIDJI STATEOct. 11 — at Bemidji StateOct. 17 — at Colorado CollegeOct. 18 — at Colorado CollegeOct. 24 — PROVIDENCEOct. 25 — PROVIDENCENov. 1 — AIR FORCE (Hall of Fame Game)Nov. 7 — at WisconsinNov. 8 — at WisconsinNov. 14 — MIAMINov. 15 — MIAMINov. 21 — at St. Cloud StateNov. 22 — at St. Cloud StateNov. 28 —...
Via Goon's World
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Pigalle x Nike Air Force 1 Collection

Today the swoosh dropped a first look at their highly anticipated Pigalle x Nike Air Force 1 Collection. Founding member of the Pigalle, Stéphane Ashpool got a chance to speak about the collaboration with Dazed Digital. I’ve worked with Nike in one way or another for a while. Seven or eight years now: time goes fast. They came out with the idea, it’s the first of a few. It’s...
Via Hooped Up
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Nike x PPP Collection

April 26 marks the release of a collection born from a mutual love of basketball that celebrates the games ability  to unite a community of diverse backgrounds together under one love. Nike partners with PIGALLE, also known as the Pain O Chokolat crew, to create a collection that represents an authentic lifestyle of basketball.  A classic uniform of sport, the iconic Nike Air Force...
Via Mo Better Shoes
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Brazil Wants to Shoot Down Planes Flying Over World Cup

Brazil is not playing around when it comes to them hosting the World Cup. They have enforced a no-fly zone within “four nautical mile radius” of the twelve World Cup stadiums. They currently have a law stating that unresponsive planes cannot be shot down over populated areas. However, Brazil is hoping and looking to change that. As the law currently stands, unresponsive planes...
Via BlackSportsOnline
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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