In Game

An Air Force basketball game presents an excellent opportunity to see a service academy play ball in a picturesque setting. Air Force like the other service academies has a unique in-game experience that is a bit different from what you’ll find elsewhere around the country. One of the biggest difference is that rather than having students, Air Force has cadets who tend to be a bit more restrained in their behavior. You’re less likely to hear some of the harsh languages you’ll hear elsewhere making an Air Force game an excellent place to take the family. That said the fans inside Clune Arena are plenty passionate when it comes to supporting their team.

Another great aspect of attending an Air Force basketball game is the intimate atmosphere provided by Clune Arena. The quaint venue seats less than 6,000 and has an old school feel thanks to the wooden seats. You won’t mistake Clune Arena for Cameron Indoor Stadium, but it provides a fun atmosphere that every diehard college hoops fan should experience at least once.

If you’re into the Air Force, then you’ll find a lot to see in the surrounding area. The Barry Goldwater Air Force Visitor Center and Air Force Chapel are all must-sees for Air Force buffs. Those of you looking to grab something to eat or drink will want to drive to nearby local favorites like Colorado Mountain Brewery.

A trip to Air Force is a great time for college basketball fans, especially those who are also interested in the Air Force.

Things to check out

Banners

On the concourse, you can see several banners celebrating the best players in Air Force history. The banners honor greats such as Cliff Parsons, Otis Jones, and Nick Welch, so take a trip around the concourse to see them all.

Team Shop

If you’re looking to pick up a souvenir from your trip to Clune Arena, then make sure to stop by the team shop. Here you can get t-shirts, pins, pennants, and much more. There are a lot of options at the Air Force team shop, so you won’t have worry about leaving empty handed.

Falcons Mascot

You can spot the Falcons mascot at every Air Force home basketball game. The fun mascot entertains the crowd with his shenanigans and is especially great for kids, so be on the lookout for him at the game.

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Cheerleaders and Dance Team

The cheer and dance teams at Air Force do an excellent job of entertaining the crowd. The cheerleaders get everyone up and cheering with their routines, and you won’t want to miss the dance team when they perform during breaks. Make sure to enjoy the performances of the Air Force spirit groups when attending a game.

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Pep Band

If you’re at a game where the pep band attends then you’ll be in for a treat. The band performs the Air Force song and a few others throughout the game and help provide a great atmosphere at Clune Arena, so listen for them when attending a Falcons game.

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Fight Songs

  1. Air! Force! Chant

    One-half of the stadium chants “Air” and the other chants “Force” which makes up the favorite chant of this fanbase.

    Air! Force!

    Air! Force!

    Air! Force!

  2. The U.S. Air Force

    (Chorus I)
    OFF we go into the wild blue yonder,
    Climbing high into the sun
    Here they come zooming to meet our thunder
    At ’em boys, Give ‘er the gun!
    Down we dive, spouting our flames from under
    Off with one helluva roar!
    We live in fame or go down in flames. Hey!
    Nothing can stop the U.S. Air Force!

    (Chorus II)
    Minds of men fashioned a crate of thunder
    Sent it high into the blue
    Hands of men blasted the world a-sunder
    How they lived God only knew!
    Souls of men dreaming of skies to conquer
    Gave us wings, ever to soar!
    With scouts before And bombers galore.
    Nothing can stop the U.S. Air Force!

    (Verse) or the (Third Verse)
    Here’s a toast to the host
    Of those who love
    the vastness of the sky,
    To a friend we send a message
    of his brother men who fly.
    We drink to those
    who gave their all of old
    Then down we roar to score
    the rainbow’s pot of gold.
    A toast to the host of men we boast,
    the U.S. Air Force!

    (Chorus III)
    Off we go into the wild sky yonder,
    Keep the wings level and true
    If you’d live to be a grey-haired wonder
    Keep the nose out of the blue!
    Flying men, guarding the nation’s border,
    we’ll be there followed by more!
    In echelon we carry on, Hey!
    Nothing’ll stop the Air Force!
    Nothing’ll stop the U.S. Air Force!

  3. Falcon Fight

    Fly you Falcons down the field;
    Tear the enemy asunder!
    Bare your talons, make them yield;
    Give them all your thunder!
    Spread your strong wings wide and high;
    Fight for victory!
    Never say die, keep flying high
    For the Air Force Academy!

  4. AFA Alma Mater

    After the game, Air Force players gather to sing the Air Force Alma Mater. The tradition is a great way for the team to show how much the United States and Air Force means to them and is quite the sight to behold for anyone in attendance.

    Here’s a toast to the host
    Of those who love
    the vastness of the sky,
    To a friend we send a message
    of his brother men who fly.
    We drink to those
    who gave their all of old,
    Then down we roar to score
    the rainbow’s pot of gold.
    A toast to the host of men we boast,
    the U.S. Air Force!

  5. U.S. Air Force Blue

    They took the blue from the skies
    And a pretty girl’s eyes
    And a touch of Old Glory’s hue,
    And gave it to the men who proudly wear
    The U. S. Air Force Blue,
    The U. S. Air Force Blue.

    Oh they are men with a dream
    On America’s team They’re a rugged and ready crew,
    And you can bet your boots
    The world looks up
    To U. S. Air Force Blue,
    To U. S. Air Force Blue.

    They know where they’re going,
    They set their course,
    The sky’s no limit in the Air Force.

    They took the blue from the skies
    And a pretty girl’s eyes
    And a touch of Old Glory’s hue,
    And gave it to the men who proudly wear
    The U. S. Air Force Blue.
    And you can wear it too,
    The U. S. Air Force Blue.

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