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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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