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February 21, 2020

Diverse speakers, common goals: NCLS speakers share hopes for better tomorrow

Story by Jennifer Spradlin, Photos by Josh Armstrong & Trevor Cokley, Feb. 21, 2020 U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. – Two Olympic athletes and a human rights activist talked to cadets about overcoming adversity during the Air Force Academy's National Character and Leadership Symposium Feb. 20. New York Times bestselling author Ishmael Beah was a child soldier during the Sierra Leonne War in West Africa and sisters Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux overcame sexism and inequality to negotiate a fair contract for women hockey players. Beah grew up in a remote village. He loved rap, recited Shakespeare for his parents and...

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February 20, 2020

AF Academy’s flagship symposium starts with emphasis on diversity

Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria, superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy, gives the opening remarks at the 2020 National Character and Leadership Symposium in Arnold Hall, Feb. 20, 2020. (Photo / Trevor/Cokley) By Ray Bowden, Feb. 20, 2020 U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- The Air Force Academy’s most prominent conference, the National Character and Leadership Symposium, began Feb. 20 with Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria commenting on the event’s theme, “Valuing Human Conditions, Cultures and Societies.” “It’s vital to our future success as an Academy, an Air Force, a military and an American Society,” said Silveria, the Academy’s superintendent, at the...

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February 16, 2020

Academy, NHL release statement on NHL Stadium Series game

A near-capacity crowd takes their seats prior to the ceremonial puck drop during the NHL Stadium Series game Feb. 15, 2020, at the Air Force Academy, Colo. Air Force Academy Public Affairs, Feb. 16, 2020 U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo.-- Multiple efforts were made by the NHL and Air Force Academy to warn attendees about potential traffic delays getting to the sold out Stadium Series game yesterday. In addition to website and social media posts, and signage along the I-25 corridor in the week leading up to the game, the NHL alerted the more than 43,000 fans who had purchased...

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February 14, 2020

The Weekly Lead: Celebrating black history, protecting natural lands & more

Legacy of Honor Here are a few very notable achievements by black service members who have set the standards for service and sacrifice, brought you by the Air Force Academy’s National African-American Black History Month Observance Committee. https://www.usafa.edu/news/honoring-the-past-securing-the-future-air-force-academy-celebrates-black-history-month Preserving and Protecting The Air Force Academy is committed to preserving natural open land and space at the installation. https://www.usafa.edu/news/usafa-renews-commitment-to-preserve-more-than-16000-acres-of-natural-open-space-land/ The Jabara Award Read about the accomplishments that helped two Academy graduates take home the 2019 Jabara Award. Col. Nick Hague, an astronaut, and Maj. Caitlin Reilly were recognized in a ceremony at the staff tower with Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria, the...

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