U.S. Air Force

West Point Apologizes for Theft of Air Force Falcon Mascot

Cadet 3rd Class Mara Brown releases Ziva, a gyr-saker falcon, Jan. 12, 2017, during falcon training at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Co. The AcademyÕs falcons perform for 500,000 to 600,000 people each year at sporting events and educational demonstrations nationwide. The first Academy class selected the falcon as its mascot in 1955. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Master Sgt. Brian Ferguson)…

President Obama Meets Pilot of Thunderbird That Crashed

An Air Force Thunderbird jet crashed south of Colorado Springs just after a flyover for a graduation of Air Force Academy cadets where President Barack Obama had spoken. Air Force spokeswoman Lt. Col. Michal Kloeffler-Howard said Thursday the pilot ejected. There was no information on the pilot’s condition. No injuries on the ground were reported. Obama was still at the…