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GO AIR FORCE, SINK NAVY

By Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie

Air Force Social Media

On Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, the Air Force Academy football team begins the hunt for the coveted Commander in Chief’s Trophy.

The hardcore hardware, weighing 170 pounds, goes to the team that wins the most football games in a competition between the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy and the U.S. Air Force Academy each season.

The Commander in Chief's Trophy is seen here in the lobby of the 10th Air Base Wing Headquarters building here Dec. 1, 2014. The trophy is awarded to the winner of the service academies' college football triangular series. Air Force won the trophy when it defeated Army 23-6 Nov. 1. (U.S. Air Force photo by Liz Copan/Released)
The Commander in Chief’s Trophy is seen here in the lobby of the 10th Air Base Wing Headquarters building here Dec. 1, 2014. The trophy is awarded to the winner of the service academies’ college football triangular series. Air Force won the trophy when it defeated Army 23-6 Nov. 1. (U.S. Air Force photo by Liz Copan/Released)

The trophy was created by service academy alumni in 1972. The Air Force Falcons claimed the trophy for the 19th time during their game against the Army Black Knights with a score of 23-6 in November 2014.

We’re taking a look back at last year’s accomplishments when the Air Force beat Navy during the round robin.

I have compiled some of the best images from last year’s game. Hope you’ll enjoy.

GO AIR FORCE, SINK NAVY

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Running a Marathon? Last-Minute Tips Before the Big Race

By Katie Lange
DoD News, Defense Media Activity

Marathon photo
Dr. Mark Cucuzzella during the 2014 Air Force Marathon.

It’s that time of year – marathon time! Some of you might be running your first one, too, which can be daunting. Here are some tips to get you through your final days of prep and to make it to the finish line.

One of the most important things first-time runners need to know: How to use food as fuel correctly.

“To run a marathon, you need to be a butter burner, not a bagel burner. You have to be able to efficiently use fat as fuel,” said Dr. Mark Cucuzzella, the Air Force Marathon’s chief medical consultant.

Continue reading Running a Marathon? Last-Minute Tips Before the Big Race

America’s Airmen: Special Operations

Air Force Social Media

Around the world and at home, America’s Airmen bring critical airpower capabilities to bear against the most pressing national security challenges. Incredible advances are made every day to strengthen those capabilities through the combined efforts of Airmen and aerospace nation partners.

During the 2015 Air Force Association Air And Space Conference Sept. 14-16, 2015, the America’s Airmen exhibit highlighted core missions of Airmen across the globe in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance space and special operations.

The booth put the spotlight on Airmen working in the special operations career fields.

We talked with four Airmen at the exhibit who gave us an inside look at special operations in today’s Air Force. They also showed us some of the amazing gear that helps them keep up their oath – “That others may live.”


Capt. Ben Self, 321st Special Tactics Training Squadron
special tactics officer


Capt. Catherine Roese, 9th Special Operations Squadron pilot


Master Sgt. Jared Pietras, 720th Operations Support Squadron
superintendent, and Senior Airman John Couzens Jr.,
23rd Special Tactics Squadron pararescueman

America’s Airmen: Space and Cyber Operations

Air Force Social Media

Around the world and at home, America’s Airmen bring critical airpower capabilities to bear against the most pressing national security challenges. Incredible advances are made every day to strengthen those capabilities through the combined efforts of Airmen and aerospace nation partners.

During the 2015 Air Force Association Air And Space Conference, the America’s Airmen exhibit highlighted core missions of Airmen across the globe in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, space and special operations.

Today’s booth put the spotlight on Airmen working in the cyber and space operations career fields. We talked with Capt. Brian Belongia, 90th Information Operations Squadron assistant director of operations at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, to learn a bit about cyber operations career field.

America’s Airmen: Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance

By Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie
Air Force Social Media

Around the world and at home, America’s Airmen bring critical airpower capabilities to bear against the most pressing national security challenges. Incredible advances are made everyday to strengthen those capabilities through the combined efforts of Airmen and aerospace nation partners.

During the 2015 Air Force Association Air And Space Conference, the America’s Airmen exhibit is highlighting core missions of Airmen across the globe in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, space and special operations.

First on the surveillance radar is the ISR community’s Staff Sgt. Zacharie Lacourse. SSgt. Lacourse is assigned to the ISR directorate at Osan Air Force Base, Republic of Korea. Lacourse is a combat plans and exercises planner, conducting planning for two of the largest command post exercises in the world. Additionally he validates wartime augmentation plans for deployment of ISR forces to wartime locations.

Make sure to come back tomorrow for highlights on space operations Airmen.