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  • Is the Air Force Academy Honor Code Dead?

    11/20/2021 2:40:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    American ^ | November 20, 2021 | Doug Goodman and Scott Sturman
    Military codes of conduct that prescribe honorable behavior date back thousands of years and are essential for maintaining trust, camaraderie, and discipline within the armed forces. Yet over the past fifty years, cadets at the Air Force Academy have demonstrated a diminishing respect for the Honor Code, which has fallen victim to the moral relativism that blurs the distinction between ethical and unethical behaviors and contributed to a precipitous drop in retention rates and overall military readiness. The Air Force Academy Honor Code is concise and unambiguous: “We will not lie, steal, or cheat, nor tolerate among us anyone who...
  • Lawsuit: DOD Shutters Air Force Academy Oversight Board, Nixes Review Of Critical Race Theory

    07/19/2021 6:20:18 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 07/19/21 | Joseph Clark
    A member of the Air Force Academy Board of Visitors has sued over Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin suspending the board, claiming it prevented vital oversight, including over the potential introduction of critical race theory in the university curriculum.The board is one of 42 Defense Department advisory committees that Mr. Austin suspended to consider their “continued utilization,” according to a Pentagon memorandum.The Air Force Academy board or AFA BOV remains shut down despite passing Mr. Austin’s April 30 deadline to complete the review.Board member Heidi Stirrup, who was appointed by then-President Trump in December, asked the U.S. District Court for the...
  • How the Air Force Academy Makes the Disloyal Military Leaders of Tomorrow

    07/16/2021 8:59:27 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 32 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 7/16/2021 | Daniel Greenfield
    In 2007, Mark Milley, then a mere colonel, was being interviewed about his experiences by Lynne Chandler Garcia. Now Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Milley is defending critical race theory while Garcia, an associate professor at the Air Force Academy, teaches it. The woman described by one student as "the worst professor I've had" back when she was teaching logic for the philosophy department at a community college recently came forward with a Washington Post op-ed announcing her enthusiasm for injecting Marxism into the Air Force. "I teach critical race theories to our nation’s future military leaders because...
  • USAFA Superintendent Lt Gen Richard Clark Refuses To Publicly Discuss With Classmate Obvious Marxism Being Taught In His Classrooms

    07/10/2021 12:10:23 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 27 replies
    CD Media ^ | 07/10/2021 | L Todd Wood
    The United States Air Force Academy, my alma mater, has suffered from an obvious leadership problem for some time. During my 30th reunion several years ago, my classmates and I noticed a marked change at our beloved institution – the focus on training warriors to defend the nation was gone. In its place was a focus on buildings, big athletics, and ‘diversity’ (we came to find out later except diversity in political ideas). I confronted then Superintendent Lt Gen Michelle Johnson at the reunion about the lack of discipline, the lack of focus on a warrior culture, even the lack...
  • US Air Force Academy Prof. backs Critical Race Theory for ALL troops saying the Constitution created 'inequality', George Washington was racist and US 'domestic and foreign policy is shaped by racism'

    07/07/2021 4:26:47 AM PDT · by DFG · 39 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 07/07/2021 | Ross Ibbetson
    A United States Air Force Academy Professor has argued Critical Race Theory should be taught to all cadets so that they can understand how the United States was 'shaped by racism.' Political scientist Lynne Chandler García said the Constitution brought about 'inequality' and that George Washington was a racist. She argued that the history of the U.S. proved that 'racism has shaped both foreign and domestic policy.' Garcia, who teaches the Marxist theory at the USAF Academy in Colorado Springs, said she agreed with the Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Mark Milley who recently told Congress that Critical Race...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ The United States Air Force Academy, Colorado ~ 18 AUG 2020

    08/17/2020 5:56:20 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 50 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: United States Air Force Academy, ColoradoThe United States Air Force Academy is a military academy for officer cadets of the United States Air Force and United States Space Force immediately north of Colorado Springs, Colorado. It is the youngest of the five U.S. service academies, having graduated its first class 61 years ago in 1959. Graduates of the academy's four-year program receive a Bachelor of Science degree and are commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Air Force or U.S. Space Force.Admission is extremely competitive, with nominations divided equally among Congressional...
  • Air Force Academy Eases Up On Isolation Measures After Suicides

    04/01/2020 6:55:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 1, 2020 | Tristan Justice
    The Air Force Academy is easing up on social distancing restrictions following two suicides that occurred less than a week after the measures were implemented to prevent the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus, The Colorado Springs Gazette reported on Tuesday.In the wake of the ongoing pandemic, the academy had sent freshman, sophomores, and juniors home but kept nearly 1,000 seniors on campus in an effort to push the students to graduation with just a few weeks left in the school year. The remaining students were separated across vacated dorm rooms with strict rules to keep the virus from rapidly spreading...
  • Air Force Academy reeling after 2 seniors die in suspected suicides

    03/31/2020 9:42:34 AM PDT · by Bruiser 10 · 73 replies
    The Gazette ^ | Mar 30, 2020 | Tom Roeder
    The Air Force Academy is redoubling efforts to offer mental health care to students after the deaths of two senior cadets on the campus in less than a week. The deaths, in incidents on Thursday and Saturday, are thought to be suicides, several people familiar with them told The Gazette, asking that their names not be used because they were not authorized to reveal that information. The academy confirmed the seniors died weeks before graduation amid a campus-wide lockdown, and neither was caused by coronavirus or foul play. “These tragedies have caused incredible shock and pain throughout our USAFA family,”...
  • Second Air Force Academy cadet found dead on campus in same week

    03/29/2020 3:24:00 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 48 replies
    A second cadet has been found dead at the U.S. Air Force Academy, days after officials reported that a “firstie” who was due to graduate in May had died. Cadets and staff were told in an online briefing on Saturday of the latest death at the Colorado Springs, Colo.-based academy, several members of the institution’s community told Stars and Stripes, asking not to be named because they were not authorized to comment on the incident.
  • Air Force Academy special operations pilot accused of raping a child under the age of 12

    05/16/2019 7:08:38 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 44 replies
    The Gazette ^ | 5/16/2019 | Liz Forster
    A special operations pilot at the Air Force Academy is accused of rape, rape of a child and three counts of sexual abuse of a child, the school announced Thursday. Maj. Travis J. Burns will appear in military court Monday for an Article 32 hearing, which “is similar to a civilian grand jury proceeding,” an academy news release says. “The primary role of the hearing is to determine if probable cause exists to support the charge and its specifications.” A preliminary hearing officer presides over the hearing and submits a report of the proceedings with recommendations to the special court-martial...
  • Air Force cadet on trial for alleged brutal rape of another cadet (Peruvian exchange student)

    04/30/2019 5:35:55 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 58 replies
    ABC 7 Denver ^ | 4/29/2019 | Jace Larson
    DENVER — A U.S. Air Force cadet accused of brutally raping another cadet last year went on trial Monday in federal district court. Alvaro Pablo Velarde, an international student from Lima, Peru, faces two counts of aggravated sexual abuse and one count of abusive sexual contact. A female cadet said he raped her in her dorm room so violently on Oct. 23, 2018 she was in intense pain and left with a concussion. It is the policy of Denver7 to not identify victims of alleged sexual assault. Velarde was indicted by a federal grand jury in November 2018. Prosecutors said...
  • Air Force Academy removes commandant of cadets amid investigation

    04/29/2019 2:59:54 PM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 108 replies
    The Gazette ^ | Apr 29, 2019 | Tom Roeder
    <p>The first openly gay general at the Air Force Academy has been removed as commandant of cadets, but leaders there were mum Monday on the exact cause of the apparent firing.</p> <p>Brig. Gen. Kristin Goodwin, who led military training at the academy since 2017, was removed from her role as commandant amid an investigation, the school confirmed Monday.</p>
  • Air Force Academy installs thousands of cameras for cadet safety

    02/24/2019 4:27:48 PM PST · by redfog · 51 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | February 20, 2019 | Caitlin M. Kenney
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Air Force Academy has installed several thousand closed-circuit TV cameras on campus over the past year to create a safer environment for cadets and to deter criminal behavior. The cameras were mentioned by Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria, the academy’s superintendent, during testimony Feb. 13 before a subcommittee hearing of the House Appropriations Committee about the military service academies. The superintendents of each military service academy testified nearly two weeks after the Pentagon released its annual report on sexual assault and harassment at the academies. The report’s anonymous scientific survey found that 747 students said they experienced...
  • Air Force falcon mascot suffers 'life-threatening' injury in Army prank

    11/05/2018 4:44:05 AM PST · by Hot Tabasco · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/04/2018 | Dom Calicchio
    Sometimes a friendly prank between two football rivals can go too far. That seemed to be the case recently when one of the Air Force Academy's real-life falcon mascots was seriously hurt during a prank before the annual rivalry football game against Army, in upstate New York, according to an Air Force Academy official.........
  • Air Force defensive back is 1st openly gay player at a service academy

    07/30/2018 1:58:57 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 44 replies
    Starts and Stripes ^ | 28 July 2018 | Jeremy Gottlieb
    Bradley Kim, a defensive back at the Air Force Academy, announced on Friday that he is gay. Kim, who shared his story on his Instagram account and through an interview with OutSports, is the first active player at a service academy to publicly come out. "The biggest reason I want to share this is to be able to reach people who are in similar situations struggling with the same things I have struggled with," Kim told OutSports. "I want to be that example for kids that you can be gay, you can pursue your dreams, and you can have an...
  • Air Force Academy apologizes for 'microaggressions' after making Michael Jordan reference in email

    02/18/2018 10:14:09 PM PST · by Enchante · 44 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 17, 2018 | Katie Leach
    A top official at the Air Force Academy apologized for “microaggressions” that appeared in a school-wide email on haircut standards amid backlash to a reference to NBA great Michael Jordan. Cadets received the email on Wednesday from Master Sgt. Zachary Parish commenting on haircuts that did not meet the Academy’s standards and cast a “negative impression” on the “cadet population and armed service members at large.” Parish went on draw a comparison to Jordan. "He was never seen with a gaudy chain around his neck, his pants below his waistline, or with a backwards baseball hat on during public appearances,"...
  • Air Force Accepts Award For Combating Racist Incident That Was Totally Made Up

    11/15/2017 3:28:37 PM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11.15.17 | Jonah Bennett
    The Air Force dutifully accepted an award from the Anti-Defamation League on Monday for combating intolerance, but buried the fact that the recent hysteria over racist writings at its Academy Preparatory School turned out to be a total hoax.The ceremony took place in San Francisco at the ADL’s Never is Now Summit on Monday, during which time Scott Levin, director of the ADL’s Mountain States’ Region, heaped praise on the Academy for “swiftly, clearly and forcefully accessing the racial slurs at the Air Force Academy Preparatory School.”Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria then accepted the award, according to the Air Force’s...
  • Air Force Academy discovers racial slurs were hoax, months after superintendent lauded for

    11/08/2017 11:20:46 AM PST · by ColdOne · 30 replies ^ | 11/8/17 | Kathleen Joyce/AP
    Full title..............Air Force Academy discovers racial slurs were hoax, months after superintendent lauded for tough speech.................... A racist message posted outside an Air Force Academy dorm in September was written by one of the alleged victims, the school confirmed Tuesday, casting blaring initial coverage of the incident -- which lauded the school superintendent's forceful reaction in an apparent bid to ding President Trump -- in a new light. The student who wrote the slurs, which were discovered in September outside the rooms of five black students at an Air Force Academy dormitory in Colorado Springs, Colo., was no longer at...
  • Black student at Air Force Academy is found to be behind the racist...

    11/08/2017 10:28:23 AM PST · by Sergio · 32 replies
    London Daily Mail ^ | 8 Nov 2017 | Emily Crane
    Full Title: Black student at Air Force Academy is found to be behind the racist messages that appeared on dorm boards saying 'go home n******' One of the black students targeted by racial slurs that were written outside dorm rooms at the US Air Force Academy was actually responsible for the incident, officials say. Academy officials revealed on Tuesday that the cadet admitted to writing 'go home n******' on a whiteboard outside the dorm rooms of five black students at the Colorado Springs campus. The student is no longer at the school but a spokesman refused to say whether the...
  • A black student wrote those racist messages that shook the Air Force Academy, school says

    11/08/2017 6:59:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 8, 2017 | Samantha Schmidt
    In late September, five black cadet candidates found racial slurs scrawled on message boards on their doors at the U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School. One candidate found the words “go home n‑‑‑‑‑‑” written outside his room, his mother posted on social media, according to the Air Force Times. The racist messages roiled the academy in Colorado Springs and prompted the school to launch an investigation. They led its superintendent to deliver a stern speech that decried the “horrible language” and drew national attention for its eloquence.