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Report: Wing parts fell before Reno Air Race crash

RENO, Nev. (AP) A wing apparently malfunctioned before an experimental aircraft crash killed a retired Air Force pilot from California during qualification heats of the Reno National Championship Air Races in Nevada last week, according to a preliminary crash report. Portions of the right wing separated from the Backovich GP-5 dubbed ''Sweet Dreams'' before the aircraft...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Air Force Wears White Chrome Helmets With 9/11 Tribute Stickers (Photos)

It’s hard to believe, but this past Thursday marked the 13th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks. To commemorate the event, many college football teams likely will hold pregame ceremonies or pay tribute to the victims in other patriotic ways. New chrome game helmets for today against Georgia State. 9/11 remembrance stickers on every helmet as well. http://t.co/n1EgHFYj21—...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Photos: Air Force Wearing New Chrome Helmets With 9/11 Remembrance Stickers Against Georgia State

Many college football teams have used the weekend’s games for September 11th remembrance, and naturally, Air Force is now among them. The Falcons are breaking out very cool new chrome helmets for today’s game against Georgia State in Atlanta, which also feature a sticker reading “9 • 11 • 01 Remember.” New chrome game helmets for today against Georgia State. 9/11 remembrance...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  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...

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...

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...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
13 days ago  |  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
22 days ago  |  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. ...
Via FatManWriting
24 days ago  |  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

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 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 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

Arizona baseball overcomes early deficit to defeat Air Force

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Scott Kingery and Zach Gibbons had three hits apiece to pace the University of Arizona baseball team to a 10-2 victory over Air Force as the Wildcats completed a two-game midweek sweep Wednesday afternoon at Hi Corbett Field. The sophomore duo of Kingery and Gibbons combined to hit 6-for-9 with four runs scored and one run batted in for the Wildcats, overcame an...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Air Force will suit up thanks to donor

It costs $230,000 to put on an Air Force-Navy football game these days. What with the government being shut down and all, that was going to be hard to come by. Fortunately, the United Services Automobile Association is picking up the tab. "They're picking up the bills for everything we need," Air Force Academy Athletic Corporation CEO Derm Coll told USA Today. If...
Via Fox Sports
October 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Air Force video comes up lame

The Air Force at Navy game nearly was a casualty of the government shutdown. And maybe that also explains what happened to Air Force's spirit video this weekend in advance of the game. You know how these things go, you and a few of your friends are really pumped for the big game and you think let's turn Daft Punk's "Get Lucky," into an awesome music video...
Via Fox Sports
October 03, 2013  |  Discuss
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