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  • Air Force Academy apologizes for 'microaggressions' after making Michael Jordan reference in email

    02/18/2018 10:14:09 PM PST · by Enchante · 44 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 17, 2018 | Katie Leach
    A top official at the Air Force Academy apologized for “microaggressions” that appeared in a school-wide email on haircut standards amid backlash to a reference to NBA great Michael Jordan. Cadets received the email on Wednesday from Master Sgt. Zachary Parish commenting on haircuts that did not meet the Academy’s standards and cast a “negative impression” on the “cadet population and armed service members at large.” Parish went on draw a comparison to Jordan. "He was never seen with a gaudy chain around his neck, his pants below his waistline, or with a backwards baseball hat on during public appearances,"...
  • Air Force Accepts Award For Combating Racist Incident That Was Totally Made Up

    11/15/2017 3:28:37 PM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11.15.17 | Jonah Bennett
    The Air Force dutifully accepted an award from the Anti-Defamation League on Monday for combating intolerance, but buried the fact that the recent hysteria over racist writings at its Academy Preparatory School turned out to be a total hoax.The ceremony took place in San Francisco at the ADL’s Never is Now Summit on Monday, during which time Scott Levin, director of the ADL’s Mountain States’ Region, heaped praise on the Academy for “swiftly, clearly and forcefully accessing the racial slurs at the Air Force Academy Preparatory School.”Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria then accepted the award, according to the Air Force’s...
  • Air Force Academy discovers racial slurs were hoax, months after superintendent lauded for

    11/08/2017 11:20:46 AM PST · by ColdOne · 30 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 11/8/17 | Kathleen Joyce/AP
    Full title..............Air Force Academy discovers racial slurs were hoax, months after superintendent lauded for tough speech.................... A racist message posted outside an Air Force Academy dorm in September was written by one of the alleged victims, the school confirmed Tuesday, casting blaring initial coverage of the incident -- which lauded the school superintendent's forceful reaction in an apparent bid to ding President Trump -- in a new light. The student who wrote the slurs, which were discovered in September outside the rooms of five black students at an Air Force Academy dormitory in Colorado Springs, Colo., was no longer at...
  • Black student at Air Force Academy is found to be behind the racist...

    11/08/2017 10:28:23 AM PST · by Sergio · 32 replies
    London Daily Mail ^ | 8 Nov 2017 | Emily Crane
    Full Title: Black student at Air Force Academy is found to be behind the racist messages that appeared on dorm boards saying 'go home n******' One of the black students targeted by racial slurs that were written outside dorm rooms at the US Air Force Academy was actually responsible for the incident, officials say. Academy officials revealed on Tuesday that the cadet admitted to writing 'go home n******' on a whiteboard outside the dorm rooms of five black students at the Colorado Springs campus. The student is no longer at the school but a spokesman refused to say whether the...
  • A black student wrote those racist messages that shook the Air Force Academy, school says

    11/08/2017 6:59:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 8, 2017 | Samantha Schmidt
    In late September, five black cadet candidates found racial slurs scrawled on message boards on their doors at the U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School. One candidate found the words “go home n‑‑‑‑‑‑” written outside his room, his mother posted on social media, according to the Air Force Times. The racist messages roiled the academy in Colorado Springs and prompted the school to launch an investigation. They led its superintendent to deliver a stern speech that decried the “horrible language” and drew national attention for its eloquence.
  • Cadet candidate found responsible for racist messages at USAFA Prep school

    11/07/2017 4:49:40 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 27 replies
    An investigation by the US Air Force Academy has determined a cadet who reported a racist message outside their dorm room is the person responsible for the messages left on several message boards. As a result the cadet candidate is no longer at the Air Force Academy Preparatory School. The academy had reported 5 African-American cadet candidates found messages outside their dorm rooms on September 27 that read "go home (n-word)".
  • Active Shooter At Air Force Academy Prep School (Hoax)

    09/29/2017 10:36:17 PM PDT · by OldMissileer · 54 replies
    Friend ^ | 30 Sep 17 | Self
    One of My best Air Force friends who lives next to the Air Force Academy just texted there is an active shooter at the AFA Prep School. This is where the racist postings occurred a couple of days ago.
  • Racist Slurs Written at USAFA Prep School

    09/29/2017 2:40:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 73 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 29, 2017 | Micah Rate
    Warning: Offensive LanguageAt a time when discussions of race and racism are constantly in and out of the news cycle, another incident, this time at the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) Preparatory School, is furthering the discussion of the two in America.Racist slurs were found on five whiteboards outside the rooms of five black preparatory cadets. The slur, written in black dry-erase marker, said, "Go home n******."The individual or individuals who wrote the racist message have yet to be identified.Lieutenant General (Lt Gen) Jay Silveria took the time to address all the cadets at the United States Air Force...
  • Racial slurs written on dorm room boards of black Air Force Academy cadet candidates

    09/29/2017 1:24:55 PM PDT · by Innovative · 57 replies
    Air Force Times ^ | Sept. 28, 2017 | Stephen Losey
    Racial slurs were written on the dormitory message boards of five black cadet candidates at the Air Force Academy Preparatory School earlier this week. Lt. Col. Allen Herritage, director of public affairs for the academy, said the slurs were discovered Monday. One cadet candidate’s mother posted a photo on her Facebook page Wednesday that shows the words “go home n*****r” written on the white board outside her son’s room. “This is why I'm so hurt!” the mother said in her post, which was at first public but then taken offline Thursday. “These young people are supposed to bond and protect...
  • Race slurs on US Air Force black cadets' dorm doors

    09/28/2017 4:01:01 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 41 replies
    BBC News ^ | September 28, 2017 | bbc
    Racial slurs have been found scrawled on dormitory doors of five black cadets at the Air Force Academy in the US state of Colorado, officials say. The epithet, together with the words "go home", were scrawled on message boards affixed to doors facing the hallway on Wednesday night. The mother of one student posted images of the vandalism with the comment: "This is why I'm so hurt!"
  • Air Force cadet creates bulletproof breakthrough

    06/03/2017 12:20:05 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 2, 2017 | Kelly David Burke and Alicia Acuna
    Air Force cadet Hayley Weir had an idea that turned out to be a game changer. "It was just the concept of going out there and stopping a bullet with something that we had made in a chemistry lab." The 21-year-old Weir approached Air Force Academy Assistant Professor Ryan Burke with the idea. He was skeptical. "I said, 'I'm not really sure this is going to work, the body armor industry is a billion-plus-dollar industry," he noted. Weir's idea was to combine anti-ballistic fabric with what's known as a shear thickening fluid to create a less heavy material to use...
  • Air Force Academy cadet creates goo that stops bullets

    05/15/2017 7:21:30 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Air Force Times ^ | May 14, 2017 | Charlsy Panzino
    A gooey substance normally wouldn’t seem like it could stop a bullet, but an Air Force Academy cadet has created just that. Air Force Academy Cadet 1st Class Hayley Weir created a goo-like substance that can stop bullets. Cadet 1st Class Hayley Weir’s interest in bullet-stopping materials was piqued when she took a chemistry class at the academy in 2014. The class was given three materials to combine in a way that could stop a bullet. “Up to that point, it was the coolest thing I’d done as a cadet,” Weir, a senior at the academy, told Air Force Times....
  • Lesbian with ‘wife’ and two kids selected to lead U.S. Air Force Academy

    03/31/2017 7:59:56 AM PDT · by AC Beach Patrol · 125 replies
    LifeSite ^ | 3/30/2017 | Peter LaBarbera
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., March 30, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — An open lesbian has been chosen to be the next commandant of the U.S. Air Force Academy, according to a USAF Academy report and other media. Col. Kristin Goodwin has a “wife” and two children. She will take charge of the USAF Academy pending approval by the U.S. Senate. If approved, she likely will assume her new position in May. That is usually a formality, but conservative opposition to her appointment might make it less so.
  • Trump to nominate ( Heather ) Wilson for Air Force post ( New Mexico )

    01/23/2017 8:19:45 AM PST · by george76 · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 23, 2017
    President Donald Trump is planning to nominate Heather Wilson as secretary of the Air Force. A White House statement said Monday that Wilson, a former New Mexico congresswoman and president of the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, would be the first Air Force Academy graduate to hold the position, if confirmed. Wilson served in Congress from 1998 to 2009, where she was a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and chaired the House Subcommittee on Technical and Tactical Intelligence.
  • Trump To Nominate Heather Wilson As Secretary Of The Air Force (First AF Academy graduate)

    01/23/2017 10:31:04 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | January 23, 2017 | Merrit Kennedy
    President Trump has announced his pick for Secretary of the Air Force — former Rep. Heather Wilson. If confirmed, Wilson would be the first Air Force Academy graduate to hold the position, according to the White House. Wilson currently leads the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, a public college focused on engineering and science. She represented New Mexico in Congress from 1998 to 2009. "She served as an Air Force officer in Europe during the Cold War and on the National Security Council Staff under President George H.W. Bush during the fall of the Berlin Wall and the...
  • 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
    warhistoryonline.com ^ | 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...
  • Air Force: Thunderbird jet crashes after flyover of academy commencement attended by Obama

    06/02/2016 12:49:02 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    fox news ^ | June 02, 2016
    Thunderbird jet crashed Thursday after a flyover of the academy's commencement, which was attended by President Obama, the US Air Force said.
  • Air Force football players praying are branded a 'putrid' example of 'Christian supremacy'

    12/07/2015 1:46:58 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 36 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12/07/2015 | Imogen Calderwood
    Ex-officer Michael Weinstein described the public prayers as an 'outrage' He claims Air Force Academy football players are forced to participate Weinstein insists display of Christianity could be used for ISIS propaganda A former U.S. Air Force officer has branded the ritual of military football players kneeling in prayer a ‘putrid’ example of ‘Christian supremacy’ and demanded it must stop. Michael Weinstein, president and founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), insisted the public prayers so often seen on the football pitch before games are a scandalous outrage. He said Air Force Academy football players had approached the MRFF...
  • Air Force Academy chief calls for investigation into athletics...

    08/04/2014 7:41:53 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 10 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | 8/3/14 | unknown
    The U.S. Air Force Academy’s superintendent is calling for a full investigation into cadet athletes after reports of sexual assaults, drugs and cheating, the Colorado Springs Gazette reported. According to documents released to the newspaper through the Freedom of Information Act, parties dating to 2010 included cadets who were smoking synthetic marijuana, drinking until they became ill, and possible use of date-rape drugs to incapacitate women for sexual assaults. The troubled group – which reportedly included two Air Force football stars who were court-martialed – created such a wild culture that leaders at the academy canceled an undercover sting planned...
  • US Air Force Airbrushes Religious Liberty Again

    04/01/2014 3:06:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 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...