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  • Senate confirms Trump’s pick for Air Force secretary

    05/08/2017 3:28:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 8, 2017 | RICHARD LARDNER
    The Senate has confirmed Heather Wilson as secretary of the Air Force. Senators approved Wilson’s nomination 76-22, making her President Donald Trump’s first service secretary nominee to be approved by the GOP-led chamber. ... Wilson is a former Republican congresswoman from New Mexico. She had faced scrutiny from several Democrats for defense industry consulting work she did after leaving Congress in 2009. She is the first graduate of the Air Force Academy to hold the service’s top civilian post.
  • When Cadets At A US Airforce Academy Realized Their Janitor Was Medal Of Honor War Hero

    09/29/2016 12:54:02 PM PDT · by PROCON · 66 replies ^ | Sep. 28, 2016 | Jeff Edwards
    Perhaps it was the way he carried himself in an unassuming and humble manner, but day after day hundreds of Air Force Academy cadets would pass this janitor in the hall oblivious to the greatness that was among them. In the mid-1970s, William Crawford might spend one day sweeping the halls and another cleaning the bathrooms, but it was a day approximately 30 years prior that would create for him a special place in the history of war. In 1943 in Italy, the only thing Private William Crawford was cleaning out was German machine gun nest and bunkers.Under heavy...
  • Obama Gets Only Luke-Warm Reception at Air Force Academy Graduation Ceremony

    06/02/2016 1:41:32 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 29 replies
    Local radio station KVOR 740 | June 2, 2016 | Stayfree
    As I was driving my wife to her hair salon near the Air Force Academy, I noticed huge police presence all around the Academy. As I left her there, I was listening to Michael Savage, when they interrupted with news about the F-16 Thunderbird crash. The first announcer said that Obama was given only a warm reception for his graduation speech. Then I realized why my neighbor, a major at the Academy stayed home today! I was baffled as to why so many people were parked all over the hills and looking toward Falcon stadium with cameras. It finally dawned...
  • Pilot parachutes to safety after Thunderbird crashes [Colorado]

    Local news reporting a Thunderbird crashed and the pilot safely ejected.
  • Obama to deliver 3 commencement speeches

    04/14/2016 8:43:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 14, 2016 11:34 AM EDT
    The White House says President Barack Obama will deliver his final commencement speeches as president at Rutgers University, Howard University and the Air Force Academy. The president typically delivers just a few graduation speeches every year, including one to a service academy. Last year, he spoke to graduates of Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown, South Dakota, and the cadets of the Coast Guard Academy. …
  • Major JW Court Victory (Weekly Update Judicial Watch)

    02/27/2016 10:04:21 AM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 26, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    Federal Court Grants Judicial Watch Discovery on Clinton Email Issue History Comes Full Circle as Judicial Watch Releases New Document in Whitewater Criminal Corruption Case against Hillary Clinton Air Force Academy Celebrates Witchcraft and Voodoo While Demeaning Christianity Federal Court Grants Judicial Watch Discovery on Clinton Email Issue Your Judicial Watch has achieved another remarkable breakthrough in our tireless efforts to get to the bottom of the Clinton email scandal. Earlier this week, U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan granted Judicial Watch’s motion for discovery into whether the State Department and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton deliberately...
  • Public Prayer at Football Game Called 'Scandalous Outrage'

    12/12/2015 8:29:12 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 31 replies
    NBC 7 San Diego ^ | 12/5/2015 | Derek Togerson and Matt Rascon
    It's a scene football fans have seen hundreds of times, played out on countless fields: players kneeling hand in hand, united in prayer before doing battle on the gridiron. But one such scene in San Diego is sparking national debate. It unfolded Saturday before the Air Force Academy Falcons lost to the San Diego State Aztecs 27-24 in the Mountain West Conference Championship game at Qualcomm Stadium. Multiple players knelt to pray, something they do often with, at times, nearly the entire team. Mikey Winstein, president and founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, said Air Force players participating in...
  • The Gender Confusion Challenge to Army Recruitment

    07/17/2014 4:48:01 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | July 17, 2014 | WILLIAM KILPATRICK
    One thing that you can say for ISIS, the Middle-East terrorist army, is that it doesn’t have a recruitment problem. Young men are streaming to Syria and Iraq from all over the world to join the cause. And they come not just from the Muslim world, but also from England, France, Sweden, Australia, and the U.S.Perhaps hoping to put a dent in the appeal of ISIS, some Western newspapers have made much of the expensive stolen watch visible on the wrist of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi during his first public appearance at the Grand Mosque in Mosul. According to...
  • US Air Force Airbrushes Religious Liberty Again

    04/01/2014 3:06:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | April 1, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    Fox News reported a few weeks ago about how the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., removed a Bible verse from a cadet's personal whiteboard. I am personally so disappointed that the branch of service that I served in to protect our freedoms is now trying to suppress them. When one walks the dorm halls of the Air Force Academy, one immediately notices the hundreds of whiteboards hanging on students' doors. This past week, Rep. Randy Forbes, R-Va., cited Air Force officials who explained that cadets "often use these boards to display items, quotes or other things that reflect...
  • Den of Vipers in The Nest of Falcons

    03/22/2014 7:58:27 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | March 22, 2014 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.. – Matthew 10:22 Todd Starnes opened up a can of worms last week by reporting the actions of Christian hater Mikey Weinstein, director of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation. “Mikey the Intolerant” demanded the Air Force Academy remove a Bible verse posted on a cadet’s whiteboard. Academy stall determined from Mikey’s complaint that Galatians 2:20 created a hostile academic environment. Though Mr. Weinstein claimed that 29 cadets and four faculty and staff members complained to him about the...

    10/26/2013 6:22:28 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 26 replies
    AP ^ | 10/25/13 | Dan Elliot
    DENVER (AP) -- Air Force Academy cadets are no longer required to say "so help me God" at the end of the Honor Oath, school officials said Friday. The words were made optional after a complaint from the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, an advocacy group, that they violated the constitutional concept of religious freedom.
  • AFA graduation: Class of 2013 told to 'do what is right for our Air Force'

    05/29/2013 4:03:46 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 21 replies
    The Gazette ^ | 5/29/2013 | Jakob Rodgers
    Beneath a rousing flyover of decades-old warbirds, 1,024 newly commissioned second lieutenants graduated Wednesday from the Air Force Academy - saluting the military's past while looking to its future. Air Force Secretary Michael Donley, in one of his last acts as the Air Force's top civilian, implored the cadets to tackle the service's many challenges, a lingering war, fiscal uncertainty and the "scourge" of pervasive sexual assaults during the ceremony at Falcon Stadium. "Each of you is responsible for the character of this Air Force, and its reputation," Donley said. "And I therefore charge you to serve with integrity, and...
  • New Palmdale [California] Mom, 27, Killed In Central Asia Air Force Tanker Plane Crash

    05/05/2013 6:44:23 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies ^ | May 5, 2013 4:00 PM
    PALMDALE ( — A Palmdale mother of a seven-month-old son was one of three airman killed in a Central Asia tanker plane crash Friday. The tanker was supporting American troops in Afghanistan. Capt. Victoria “Tori” A. Pinckney, 27, was killed in the crash of a KC-135 tanker near Chon-Aryk, Krygyzstan, the Defense Department announced. KKTV, a Colorado Springs CBS affiliate, reports that Pinckney was a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and recent mom. She was one of three airmen in a KC-135 refueling plane that crashed in the mountains after a midair explosion during a refueling operation, the...
  • Neil Armstrong R.I.P. How we watched the landing.

    08/26/2012 3:43:19 AM PDT · by Check6 · 48 replies
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    When I was a cadet, Neil Armstrong stopped by USAFA and flew a 1-26 in the wave (1970). At the time, the glider program had 2 towplanes (Helio Couriers) and 4 or 5 gliders total, program in infancy. Major McMurtry was the OIC and we called it "McMurtry's Air Force". Sully was in the group. I have a picture of the 1-26 with me and some of the guys (I haven't checked to see if you can see the people's faces (slide is down in ***) -- I was always more interested in the airplanes than the people -- )...
  • 'Monster' Colorado fire doubles in size (Video)

    06/27/2012 8:51:13 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 14 replies ^ | June 27,2012 | Miguel Llanos
    Fire crews outside Colorado Springs, Colo., expected more weather trouble on Wednesday in what the local fire chief called a "monster event" that doubled in size overnight and has forced 32,000 people to flee. Heavy smoke made for unhealthy air in and around the city. After jumping fire lines Tuesday, the towering blaze has now burned 24 square miles and an undetermined number of homes. While crews should get a break from the heat, a forecast for thunderstorms could mean unpredictable winds. "This is a fire of epic proportions," Brown said at a briefing Tuesday night. "It was like looking...
  • Obama to graduates: `A new feeling about America' [USAF Academy commencement]

    05/23/2012 10:20:13 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Wednesday, May 23, 2012 12:32 PM EDT | KEN THOMAS
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — President Barack Obama is telling graduates of the U.S. Air Force Academy that they are the first class in nearly a decade to graduate into a world that has no Osama bin Laden, no war in Iraq and no questions about when the war in Afghanistan will end. The president declared that there is a "new feeling about America." He said the work of ending one war and setting the path to end the Afghan war has set a foundation for what he called "a new era of American leadership." Obama's commencement speech carried clear...
  • Pagan stone circle built at US Air Force training academy

    11/28/2011 4:12:34 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 61 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11-28-11
    The US military has built a stone circle in its Air Force academy to give pagans, druids and witches somewhere to practice their religion. The Colorado base has spent around £50,000 building the Stonehenge-like structure to allow witches to cast spells, and pagans to form "circles of power" by night. It is situated on top of a wooded hill and includes a fire pit. The academy says it is for cadets who practice 'Earth based' religions including druids, witches and North American faiths. Despite the expenses it is believed only three out of the 4,300 cadets have openly admitted that...
  • Air Force Academy adapts to pagans, druids, witches and Wiccans

    11/26/2011 5:28:51 PM PST · by mandaladon · 47 replies
    LA times ^ | 26 Nov 2011 | Jenny Deam
    Reporting from Colorado Springs, Colo.— In the still of a cold November evening, a small gathering of pagans, led by two witches, begins preparations for the coming winter solstice. But these are not just any pagans, and this is not just any setting. They are future officers of the United States Air Force practicing their faith in the basement of the Air Force Academy's cadet chapel. Their ranks are slim. According to the academy's enrollment records, only three of 4,300 cadets identified themselves as pagans, followers of an ancient religion that generally does not worship a single god and considers...
  • An Inspiring Video

    11/08/2011 6:46:02 PM PST · by BulletBobCo · 7 replies
    U.S. Air Force Academy ^ | November 1, 2011
    An Inspiring Video I was directed to this video that was produced on November 1, 2011. It is a briefing to the Cadet Wing at the U.S. Air Force Academy by General Mark Welsh. General Welsh is the Commander, U.S. Air Forces in Europe. He is an Academy graduate of '76 and was at one time Commandant there. This video is about 50 minutes in length. General Welsh is an amazing speaker. No teleprompter or notes. The only prompt he has is a monitor to view the slides that are being projected behind him. For this upcoming Veterans Day, I...
  • Wounded Marine, 1st Lieutenant Clebe McClary, ‘Too Evangelical’ For Air Force Academy

    01/22/2011 4:23:01 PM PST · by Sad Hill · 86 replies · 1+ views
    Sad Hill News ^ | 01.22.2011 | Sad Hill
    Marine 1st Lt. Clebe McClary Next, they'll be trying to snuff out officers who are too straight, or too white... (Gazette) A religious rights group is calling for the removal of the Air Force Academy’s top officer after a flap over a speaker planned for a February prayer luncheon at the school.The Military Religious Freedom Foundation says the academy’s choice of retired Marine 1st Lt. Clebe McClary shows that superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike Gould remains tilted toward evangelical Christianity and tolerates an environment where proselytizing is accepted.Lt. Gen. Mike Gould“We’re done,” said academy graduate Mikey Weinstein, the foundation’s founder and...