From the Colorado Springs Gazette: The Air Force Academy class of 2015 is the first to come through four years at the academy with the open acceptance of gays and lesbians in the ranks. Tricia Heller, a 1987 graduate, and Tara Sweeney, a '95 grad, attended the ceremony to support Lydia Hill of Boston. Show More Summary
Attention! There is some big news coming out of Colorado Springs. In order to graduate from the Air Force Academy, cadets will have to pass inspection in decorum. Yes, you read that right. The "Social Decorum Training Program at the U.S. Show More Summary
Gregg Popovich, never short with a sneer nor quick with a smile, was once a fresh-faced, frowning young man graduating from the Air Force Academy, with dreams of happiness in his future. I'd say he's landed some mixed results thus far. Show More Summary
Charles Vernon Bush, the first African American to graduate from the United States Air Force Academy, has died at his home in Lolo, Mont. Nov. 5 after a battle with colon cancer. The squadron commander, recipient of multiple medals,Show More Summary
On May 23, President Barack Obama told more than 1,000 jubilant, uniform-prepped-and-polished graduates of the U.S. Air Force Academy that the world has a “new feeling about America.” He declared: “I see it everywhere I go, from London and Prague to Tokyo and Seoul to Rio and Jakarta. Show More Summary
The first openly gay cadets graduated Wednesday from the U.S. Air Force Academy, eight months after the repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy took effect. read more
President Obama addressed the first Air Force Academy class to include openly gay cadets on Wednesday. read more
Yesterday’s gala graduation ceremony at the U.S. Air Force Academy had a double reason to celebrate: the nation’s first group of openly gay cadets graduated, proudly tossing their hats high alongside their straight classmates. Although the celebration was its usual glamorous affair with military jets roaring overheard and President Obama shaking each cadet’s hand, this historic [...]
When President Obama gave the commencement address at the Air Force Academy yesterday, he mentioned by name an immigrant from Venezuela whose dream came true as he graduated from the Academy. However, except for mentioning human rights and human dignity a couple of times, the President did not directly recognize or address another group of [...]
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It was no ordinary graduation at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs yesterday, for it was the school's first commencement since the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, meaning that among the thousand or so cadets who received...
Very cool story from Devin Dwyer at ABC:“It’s just been really open, a lot of acceptance. I haven’t heard anyone say, ‘I hate this. I can’t serve in the military with this,’” said 3rd Class Cadet Kevin Wise, a second-year management major. Show More Summary
US President Barack Obama receives a painting of Air Force One from the US Air Force class of 2012 during their graduation ceremony at the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on May 23, 2012. By Jewel Samad/AFP/GettyImages.
President Barack Obama on Wednesday told students graduating from the Air Force Academy that while they will face fewer deployments in the future as the U.S. winds down two wars, America still faces serious threats from terrorist groups.
Though neither of their parents were in the military, four sisters from Connecticut have started their own tradition by all joining the air force. This week twins Amanda and Alicia Robillard became Air Force Academy graduates, marking the first time four sisters have graduated from the Academy. Show More Summary
"Captain Salas graduated from the Air Force Academy and spent seven years in active duty from 1964 to 1971. He also held positions at Martin Marietta and Rockwell and spent 21 years at the FAA." Caleb alerted me to the news that theShow More Summary
This is a GREAT piece on the anti-gun lobby in this country. As you know, I'm a HUGE supporter of uninfringed arms possession as the Constitution dictates – not suggests! This is from Air Force Academy graduate Benedict LaRosa and just makes a ton of sense. On August 9, 2009, seven people died and [...]
A professor at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Edie Disler, alleges that she has been disciplined for inviting gay Academy graduates to speak to her class about the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. From the AP: Edie Disler said she was given a "letter of counseling" stating she should have gotten her department head's approval beforehand. Show More Summary