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  • Superintendent addresses racial slurs at USAFA

    The Air Force Academy superintendent addressed cadets, faculty, staff and cadet candidates today in the wake of racial slurs found Monday written on the dormitory message boards of five African American cadets at the Academy’s Preparatory School.“If you’re outraged by those words, then you’re in the right place,” said Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria. “That
  • Cadet who died April 2 identified

    The Air Force Office of Special Investigations is investigating the death of an Air Force Academy cadet who died Thursday April 2.Cadet 1st Class Alexandre Quiros, 21, was a Colorado Springs native assigned to Cadet Squadron 31."Our deepest sympathies and sincere condolences go out to the family and friends of Cadet Quiros. Yesterday, we lost a
  • Safety office to hold motorcycle briefing March 23

    The Air Force Academy Safety Office will hold a motorcycle safety event at the Community Center March 23 starting at 9:30 a.m.The event is mandatory for all military personnel who own or operate a motorcycle and highly encouraged for civilians who wish to ride, said Col. Kenneth Lamberth, the Academy's vice superintendent.Riding is inherently more
  • Attorneys expand on witness' role in 2012 court-martial

    Attorneys representing the government and former cadet Stephan Claxton met here March 12-13 for an evidentiary hearing to more thoroughly establish the trial of record in the case of United States v. Stephan Claxton and the role of former cadet Eric Thomas, one of 12 witnesses who testified at Claxton's court-martial in 2012.Thomas's status as an
  • Academy to hold hearing to clarify facts of Claxton assault case

    The Air Force Academy is scheduled to hold a DuBay hearing March 12-13 to determine whether the government failed to disclose the confidential informant status of a witness in United States v. Stephan Claxton and, if so, whether that failure to disclose the witness's status was harmless beyond a reasonable doubt.A DuBay hearing is a procedure
  • Academy tentatively names new athletic director

    A former deputy and interim director of the U.S. Military Academy's athletic department has been tentatively named as the Air Force Academy's next athletic director, officials at the Academy announced Jan. 6.James Knowlton, previously the director of athletics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., will succeed Dr. Hans Mueh, who will
  • CFC is in full swing

    Personnel across the Academy have been contributing to charities of their choice in support of the 2014 Combined Federal Campaign since Oct. 1.CFC keyworkers from various units here have been tracking Academy contributions, with a current total of $299,000 and 587 pledges, since Oct. 27.Last year, the Academy raised $ 347,225 for the Pikes Peak
  • Academy supt. inducted into Colo. Sports Hall of Fame

    Lt. Gen. Michelle D. Johnson, Academy Superintendent, was inducted into the Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2014 Oct. 28 at the Broadmoor World Arena, Colorado Springs.Among her athletic accomplishments, she's the second all-time leading scorer in women's basketball here.Averaging 17.6 points a game, the general ended her basketball
  • Academy reinforces stance on Honor Oath

    The Air Force has instructed force support offices across the service to allow both enlisted members and officers to omit the words “So help me God” from enlistment and officer appointment oaths if an Airman chooses. This has no impact on the Cadet Honor Oath taken by cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy as the words “so help me God” were already
  • Academy supt. honored as ALA Woman of the Year

    Academy's Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle D. Johnson received the 2014 American Legion Auxiliary Woman of the Year Award Aug. 29 during the ALA National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.Johnson, the 30th recipient, was recognized for her positive impact on the lives of service members and their families, and for exemplifying ALA values and ideals -
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