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Academy superintendent celebrates Thanksgiving with cadets

Cadet Thanksgiving 2020

Cadets sit at the 200 tables in the U.S. Air Force Academy’s Mitchell Hall, separated by Plexiglas shields while they enjoy Thanksgiving dinner, Nov. 26, 2020. Plexiglas barriers were installed in Mitchell Hall, classrooms, the McDermott Library, and other areas across campus to protect cadets and staff from the widespread coronavirus. (U.S. Air Force Academy photo/Joshua Armstrong)

Cadet Thanksgiving 2020

Cadets fill the U.S. Air Force Academy’s Mitchell Hall for Thanksgiving Dinner, Nov. 26, 2020. The staff at Mitchell Hall prepared about 4,000 meals for cadets cadets who stayed at the Academy for the Thanksgiving holiday due to the coronavirus pandemic. Plans to give cadets a full-course Thanksgiving meal were developed when the Academy made the decision to keep cadets at the school for the holiday. (U.S. Air Force Academy photo/Joshua Armstrong)

Cadet Thanksgiving 2020

U.S. Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Richard Clark speaks to cadets during a Thanksgiving Dinner in Mitchell Hall, Nov. 26, 2020. Clark encouraged the cadets and all at the Academy to be thankful for their friends, families and fellow cadets, as the Academy continues to function safely despite the coronavirus pandemic. He also thanked the Mitchell Hall staff for their care and concern for cadets and their efforts to provide them a full-course holiday meal. (U.S. Air Force photo/Joshua Armstrong)

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- U.S. Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Richard Clark celebrated Thanksgiving with the Cadet Wing with a full-course holiday meal in Mitchell Hall, prepared by the dining hall’s staff, Nov. 26.   

The superintendent encouraged cadets and all at the Academy to be thankful for their friends, families and fellow cadets, as the Academy continues to function safely despite the coronavirus pandemic.

Clark, a 1986 Academy graduate, helped serve the cadets and thanked them for helping the school navigate its way through the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The staff at Mitchell Hall prepared about 4,000 meals for the cadets who stayed at the Academy for the Thanksgiving holiday due to the coronavirus pandemic. When the decision was made to keep cadets at the school, Clark and his senior staff developed a plan to give cadets a full-course holiday meal.