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Local military leaders participate in U.S. Air Force Academy football scrimmage

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Gen. John Hyten, commander Air Force Space Command; Col. Douglas Schiess, 21st Space Wing commander, and Col. Anthony Mastalir, 50th Space Wing vice commander, discuss strategy with U.S. Air Force Academy offensive coordinator Mike Thiessen before the start of the Blue-Silver game at Fountain-Fort Carson High School, Saturday, April 9, 2016. The three commanders served as honorary coaches for the offense while command staff from Fort Carson helped lead the defense during the annual intrasquad scrimmage. (U.S. Air Force photo/Brian Hagberg)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Gen. John Hyten, commander Air Force Space Command; Col. Douglas Schiess, 21st Space Wing commander, and Col. Anthony Mastalir, 50th Space Wing vice commander, discuss strategy with U.S. Air Force Academy offensive coordinator Mike Thiessen before the start of the Blue-Silver game at Fountain-Fort Carson High School, Saturday, April 9, 2016. The three commanders served as honorary coaches for the offense while command staff from Fort Carson helped lead the defense during the annual intrasquad scrimmage. (U.S. Air Force photo/Brian Hagberg)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Brig. Gen. Stephen Williams, U.S. Air Force Academy commandant of cadets; Col. Troy Dunn, 10th Air Base Wing commander; Col. Anthony Mastalir, 50th Space Wing vice commander; Col. Douglas Schiess, 21st Space Wing commander; Gen. John Hyten, commander Air Force Space Command; Troy Calhoun, USAFA head football coach; Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson, USAFA superintendent; and Maj. Gen. Ray Gonsalves, 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson commanding general, pose following the coin toss for the Blue-Silver game at Fountain-Fort Carson High School, Saturday, April 9, 2016. The commanders served as honorary coaches during the annual intrasquad scrimmage, with the Air Force contingent leading the offense, while the Army commanders led the defense. (U.S. Air Force photo/Brian Hagberg)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Brig. Gen. Stephen Williams, U.S. Air Force Academy commandant of cadets; Col. Troy Dunn, 10th Air Base Wing commander; Col. Anthony Mastalir, 50th Space Wing vice commander; Col. Douglas Schiess, 21st Space Wing commander; Gen. John Hyten, commander Air Force Space Command; Troy Calhoun, USAFA head football coach; Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson, USAFA superintendent; and Maj. Gen. Ray Gonsalves, 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson commanding general, pose following the coin toss for the Blue-Silver game at Fountain-Fort Carson High School, Saturday, April 9, 2016. The commanders served as honorary coaches during the annual intrasquad scrimmage, with the Air Force contingent leading the offense, while the Army commanders led the defense. (U.S. Air Force photo/Brian Hagberg)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.  – The United States Air Force Academy Falcons Football Team Mascot “The Bird” arrives at Falcon-Fort Carson high school April 9, 2016 for a spring game inter-squad practice scrimmage. The game was attended by many local military leaders and USAFA Athletics advertised the game on TV, radio and in print.
(U.S. Air Force Photo by Craig Denton)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The United States Air Force Academy Falcons Football Team Mascot “The Bird” arrives at Falcon-Fort Carson high school April 9, 2016 for a spring game inter-squad practice scrimmage. The game was attended by many local military leaders and USAFA Athletics advertised the game on TV, radio and in print. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Craig Denton)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.  – Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson, United States Air Force Academy superintendent and other distinguished visitors take part in the official coin toss before the United States Air Force Academy Falcons Football Team spring game practice April 9, 2016 at Falcon-Fort Carson High School. Local military commanders were invited to participate as honorary coaches and shadow USAFA football coaches during the game. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Craig Denton)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson, United States Air Force Academy superintendent and other distinguished visitors take part in the official coin toss before the United States Air Force Academy Falcons Football Team spring game practice April 9, 2016 at Falcon-Fort Carson High School. Local military commanders were invited to participate as honorary coaches and shadow USAFA football coaches during the game. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Craig Denton)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Gen. John Hyten, Air Force Space Command commander addresses the United States Air Force Academy Falcons Football Team April 9, 2016 after participating as an honorary coach during an inter-squad practice scrimmage at Falcon-Fort Carson high school. This is only the second time USAFA football has held a practice outside of the Academy. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Craig Denton)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Gen. John Hyten, Air Force Space Command commander addresses the United States Air Force Academy Falcons Football Team April 9, 2016 after participating as an honorary coach during an inter-squad practice scrimmage at Falcon-Fort Carson high school. This is only the second time USAFA football has held a practice outside of the Academy. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Craig Denton)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Coaches and United States Air Force Academy Falcons Football players cheer as they witness a tackle during a spring game practice April 9, 2016 at Falcon-Fort Carson High School. The academy has produced over 200 individual national champions and 680 individual athletes have achieved athletic All-American status.  (U.S. Air Force Photo by Craig Denton)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Coaches and United States Air Force Academy Falcons Football players cheer as they witness a tackle during a spring game practice April 9, 2016 at Falcon-Fort Carson High School. The academy has produced over 200 individual national champions and 680 individual athletes have achieved athletic All-American status. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Craig Denton)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – An Air Force flag football player reaches to catch a pass while a Fort Carson player attempts to block his opponent during a spring game scrimmage on April 9, 2016 at Falcon-Fort Carson High School. Players from fort Carson and from Peterson Air Force Base/Schriever AFB participated in the flag football game. Local military leaders watched the game from the sidelines. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Craig Denton)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – An Air Force flag football player reaches to catch a pass while a Fort Carson player attempts to block his opponent during a spring game scrimmage on April 9, 2016 at Falcon-Fort Carson High School. Players from fort Carson and from Peterson Air Force Base/Schriever AFB participated in the flag football game. Local military leaders watched the game from the sidelines. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Craig Denton)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Soldiers from Fort Carson and Airmen from Peterson/Schriever Air Force Base’ battle on the field during a flag football game at Falcon-Fort Carson High School on April 9, 2016. The game followed an inter-squad practice scrimmage with United States Air Force Academy Falcons football team. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Craig Denton)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Soldiers from Fort Carson and Airmen from Peterson/Schriever Air Force Base’ battle on the field during a flag football game at Falcon-Fort Carson High School on April 9, 2016. The game followed an inter-squad practice scrimmage with United States Air Force Academy Falcons football team. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Craig Denton)

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