Air Force hockey shuts out Canisius 3-0

Hockey: Falcons win over Canisius 3-0 on Friday, Feb. 15. Continue reading Air Force hockey shuts out Canisius 3-0

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Nearly 400 red glow sticks glisten to represent the number of sexual assault victims here in the last 10 years, at the Academy's second annual Take Back the Night event April 16. Cadets heard messages from Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Katie Koestner, the first survivor of date rape to speak out nationally. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Liz Copan)

Take Back the Night 2015: ‘Shattering the Silence’

Cadet squadrons, athletic teams and other units here designed T-shirts campaigning against sexual violence, including slogans such as
Cadet squadrons, athletic teams and other units here designed T-shirts campaigning against sexual violence, including slogans such as “Hurts one, affects all,” “Stand up, speak out” and “H.O.P.E.– Hold on, pain ends” during the Academy’s second annual Take Back the Night event April 16, 2015 at the Cadet Field House and Clune Arena in Colorado Springs, Colo. (Air Force photo/Liz Copan)

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Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James provided opening remarks.
Nearly 400 red glow sticks glisten to represent the number of sexual assault victims here in the last 10 years, at the Academy's second annual Take Back the Night event April 16. Cadets heard messages from Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Katie Koestner, the first survivor of date rape to speak out nationally. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Liz Copan)
Nearly 400 red glow sticks glisten to represent the number of sexual assault victims here in the last 10 years, at the Academy’s second annual Take Back the Night event April 16. Cadets heard messages from Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Katie Koestner, the first survivor of date rape to speak out nationally. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Liz Copan)

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Air Force Drops 1-0 Match To Seattle

Air Force men’s soccer dropped a 1-0 match to Seattle U in Western Athletic Conference action on Senior Day October 26, 2014 at the Cadet Soccer Stadium. The Falcons (6-5-4, 2-4-1 WAC) allowed the lone goal of the match to the Redhawks (8-5-1, 3-2-1 WAC) in the 22nd minute. http://www.goairforcefalcons.com/sports/m-soccer/recaps/102614aab.html to view more photos, please click here Continue reading Air Force Drops 1-0 Match To Seattle

11-08-14 Historical Weapons & Remote Shooting

On Saturday November 8, Ray and I accompanied LTC Nathan Watanabe and Lt Col David Bachler with the US Air Force Academy’s History Club to the POW (Privately Owned Weapons) Shooting Range on Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colo. to document historical weapons in action.

Weapons ranging from the Revolutionary War to the Vietnam era were demonstrated on November 8, 2014 by the Air Force Academy's History Club at Fort Carson, Colo. (photo by Studio Copan)
Weapons ranging from the Revolutionary War to the Vietnam era were demonstrated on November 8, 2014 by the Air Force Academy’s History Club at Fort Carson, Colo. (photo by Studio Copan)

It was the first time we had experimented with remote camera controls, but to our delight, the CamRanger performed beautifully and allowed us to capture areas that were certainly off limits during the live fire.

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When I photographed the history club’s Historical Weapons Live Fire back in 2012, I was restricted to photographing from behind the line of fire due to safety reasons.
With the CamRanger, we were able to hook up the Canon 7D with 300mm f 2.8 lens (and pray that no stray bullets took it to an early grave) while remotely controlling the camera from a smartphone.

 

Liz Copan (left) photographs from close range while Ray Kaltenbach (center) controls the Canon 7D remotely from his smartphone using the CamRanger
Liz Copan (left) photographs from close range while Ray Kaltenbach (center) controls the Canon 7D remotely from his smartphone using the CamRanger
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notice the camera perched safely on the ridge

 

 

 

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Veteran’s Day — Recognizing our Heroes

Despite being bombarded by advertisements, promotions and “too big to miss sales events,” today is November 11, 2014 and it is Veteran’s Day once again. This day is one of the few times out of a busy year the general public acknowledges the sacrifices and contributions our service members have made (or in the retail industry, a new sales flyer and some flashy graphics). I am privileged to work with these remarkable men and women every day, and I can tell you it is truly an honor to have them enrich the tapestry of our legacy with their service. We … Continue reading Veteran’s Day — Recognizing our Heroes

Air Force Volleyball vs. Winthrop

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Backed by a .309 hitting performance, the Air Force volleyball team opened the 2014 season with a 3-0 sweep of Winthrop on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Hosting the Falcon Classic, in Honor of Amy Svoboda, Air Force defeated the Eagles 25-22, 25-22, 25-22 in straight sets to improve to 2-0 in season openers at Falcon Court under head coach Matt McShane.
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Akokwe Clement (left) and Raquel Rosas (right)

Junior Maggie Sherrill led all players with 14 kills, while classmate Akokwe Clement added 13. Sherrill, who hit at a team-leading .444 clip, was one of four Falcons to produce averages over .300, as fellow juniors Taylor Parker and Raquel Rosas hit .400 and .375, respectively.
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