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  • Lorenz on Leadership: Passing the baton of service to the next generation

    On May 7, a friend and classmate, retired Lt. Col. Doug Dick, passed away after a six-year battle fighting cancer. Doug was commissioned in 1973, and after graduating from the Air Force Academy, he went on to earn a Master of Business Administration from UCLA. Following pilot training at Craig Air Force Base, Ala., he went on to fly KC-135s and
  • Identity theft: What everyone should know

    Looking at my account balance made me sick to my stomach. The numbers in red print on my bank account ledger indicated I was more than $3,000 in the red. I let out a growl and sank in my chair, not knowing how much more of this nightmare I had to endure.My identity had been stolen, and no matter how rigorously I attacked this problem, it was not
  • Celebrating Women’s History Month

    Since women won the right to vote in 1920, few issues have been able to command the same amount of widespread support as suffrage did in the years after World War I. Some women want more political and social representation, but others feel that increased individual rights for women are not necessarily a positive social good, as demonstrated by the
  • No longer are women sitting on the sideline

    When I think about Women's History Month, the first three words that pop into my mind are perseverance, power and pure beauty. From the beginning of time, women have always played a dynamic role in shaping the world. Native American women were builders, warriors, farmers and craftswomen who were just as equipped and skilled as the men. Women from
  • Cadet ‘thankful’ for today’s diversity

    Editor's Note: Cadet Satterfield is the captain of the women's basketball team.To me, African-American History Month represents equality and opportunity. I am thankful that today, people of all cultures can sit in a room together and not think twice about it. Growing up in Sacramento, Calif., I was used to a lot of diversity and being around other
  • Mental injuries, illnesses are killers

    What would you do if you suffered a broken leg tomorrow? Chances are, you would go to an emergency room, see a doctor, have your leg x-rayed and placed in a cast and get a set of crutches. You wouldn't be back to 100 percent right away, but you could at least function.Now, what would you do if you suffered a broken mind? That answer's not so
  • Celebrating King's legacy

    As a people and as a nation, we have come a long way since the civil rights movement of the early 1960s. King would be proud. But at the same time, we have not yet achieved the point he devoted his life to help our society reach. One of the most significant speeches in our nation's history was the "I Have a Dream" speech, which King delivered Aug.
  • Cadet reflects on King legacy

    On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Aug. 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous "I Have A Dream" speech, where he expressed hope that one day he would see "little black boys and black girls ... able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers." Raised in a generation where blatant racism and
  • Why building Falcon Circle was 'right thing to do'

    Why did the Air Force Academy build an "outdoor Stonehenge" worship area for just a handful of cadets?That's the question some have asked Air Force Academy officials after the Los Angeles Times' Nov. 26 article citing an $80,000 price tag for the Cadet Chapel Falcon Circle: an outdoor worship area used primarily for the observance of Earth-Centered
  • Pearl Harbor Day reminds us: Remember, honor WWII veterans

    When I visited my grandparents the weekend after Sept. 11, 2001, I remember my late grandmother, Clara Hix Clifford, saying to me, "I never thought I'd see something like this again in my lifetime."By "again," she was referring to the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese -- a worldaltering event that remains true to the words of