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February 14, 2018

Why diversity?

Commentary by Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria, U.S. Air Force Academy superintendent, Feb. 14, 2018 U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. --A few months ago, I stood in front of more than 4,000 Air Force Academy cadets and delivered a simple message in response to a racist incident that occurred at our preparatory school: If you can't treat someone with dignity and respect -- get out. Ultimately, it turned out that one of the individuals thought to be a victim had actually perpetrated the incident. True to my message, that individual is no longer at the preparatory school because their actions, regardless...

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February 14, 2018

Speeders ticketed in construction zone, tri-intersection bridge work on schedule

By Ray Bowden and Laurie Wilson U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- The Air Force Academy saw a spike in speeding tickets given this month near the tri-intersection bridge. Citations were given to drivers of vehicles in the construction zone near the intersection of Pine Drive and Stadium Boulevard, where work is being done to refurbish the tri-intersection bridge. “For first-time offenders, the next step may include removal of driving privileges on-base,” said Col. David Harris, Academy vice commander. Chief Master Sgt. Shadd McKee, manager of the 10th Security Forces Squadron, said the suspension of base-driving privileges is based on a...

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February 13, 2018

USAFA to close section of Santa Fe Trail Feb 16, 19

U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs, Jan. 13, 2018 U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. – A small section of the New Santa Fe Trail on the Air Force Academy will close Feb. 16 and Feb. 19 for concrete demolition on a roadway bridge passing over the trail. The tri-intersection bridge is located approximately 0.7 miles north of mile marker 41 and 0.3 miles south of mile marker 42 on the trail. Construction of the bridge will continue through the spring of 2019 and additional closures are anticipated throughout the project. Most closures will last only one day; however a three-week...

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February 9, 2018

AFCENT band hits right notes on ADAB

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jeremy Grant, Air Forces Central Command band trombonist, plays a popular song after a concert at a school in the United Arab Emirates, Jan. 28, 2018. Grant played a song made popular by online personalities known as trombone dad and oven boy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Anthony Nelson Jr.) Airman 1st Class Darrion Browning, Jan. 31, 2018 380th Air Expeditionary Wing Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates Members of the Air Forces Central Command Band from Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, visited Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates on Jan....

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