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The Air Force Academy's Diversity Office brought Harlan Consulting's "Leading Consciously" course to a group of 30 mid-level leaders at the Academy Sept. 16-17, 2011. The goal of the training is to help leaders integrate individuals with diverse backgrounds into their organizations. (U.S. Air Force photo//Megan Davis) Diversity course trains Airmen to 'lead consciously'
A group of roughly 30 Air Force Academy employees underwent a two-day course titled "Leading Consciously," facilitated by the Academy's Diversity Office, Sept. 16-17.The course is the second of three training programs that Academy Chief Diversity Officer Adis Vila is prototyping for both Academy officials and a larger Air Force audience."You are
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2011
Default Air Force Logo Academy dedicates Falcon Circle
A new chapel officially joined the Air Force Academy's offerings of worship space this week when the Academy dedicated it's new outdoor chapel, Cadet Chapel Falcon Circle. Located on the hilltop between the Academy Visitors Center and the Cadet Chapel, the circle's original purpose was to accommodate the religious needs of the Earth-Centered
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2011
Default Air Force Logo Academy reflects on women's history
Academy women and men gathered Wednesday to reflect on women's historical and present-day contributions at the Women's History Month luncheon held at the Academy's Falcon Club. Attendees heard guest speaker Dr. Adis Vila, Academy chief diversity officer, talk about her background as a Cuban immigrant, and the contributions immigrant women have made
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2011
Default Air Force Logo Q&A: Dr. Adis Vila, chief diversity officer
Dr. Adis Vila is the Air Force Academy's first chief diversity officer. As the CDO, her role is to build on the Academy's existing efforts to make the institution more inclusive and to ensure that future officers have a comprehensive understanding of the diverse world in which they will serve.Dr. Vila's previous experience includes careers as a
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2011
Retired Marine 1st Lt. Clebe McClary speaks at the Air Force Academy's National Prayer Luncheon in the Falcon Club Feb. 10, 2011. Lieutenant McClary, a Vietnam veteran who lost an arm, a leg and an eye in combat, spoke about overcoming adversity through keeping a positive attitude. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) Academy celebrates many faiths at prayer luncheon
Retired Marine 1st Lt. Clebe McClary speaks in an unmistakable Southern drawl when he introduces himself as a "country boy from South Carolina." He talks about his traumatic Vietnam War experiences and his many injuries with a friendly smile. But dig a little deeper, and you'll see a man whose faith and hope have given him a strength no new arm or
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2011
Default Air Force Logo Leaders explain Air Force manning impacts on Academy
Streamlining and the Air Force Academy are no strangers to each other.In aviation, streamlining is a good thing. In this instance, streamlining will translate into fewer cadets trekking across the Terrazzo in future years.That's because the Air Force is implementing a strategy for force management. In layman's terms, the military now has more
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2011
Rabbi Barry Baron and Jason Torpy talk during a break at the 2010 Religious Respect Conference at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., Nov. 16, 2010. Conference topics included how to define religious respect and the roles of both commanders and chaplains in accommodating requests for religious expression. Rabbi Baron is deputy direcctor of the JWB Jewish Chaplains Council. Mr. Torpy is president of the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Don Branum) Academy holds religious respect conference
Leaders from national Christian, Jewish, Freethinker, Earth-Centered and interfaith religious organizations met at the Air Force Academy Monday and Tuesday to discuss how the Academy can best train cadets to respect other faiths, and how to continue to foster an environment that encourages accommodation of religious practices.Joining them were
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