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January 23, 2020

Moving beyond a mistake: Academy cadet mentors troubled teens in his hometown

Story by Jennifer Spradlin, Jan. 25, 2019 U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. – Cadet 2nd Class Prince Njoku believes in second chances. Over winter break, the Academy cadet spent time mentoring middle and high schoolers at the Fort Bend Juvenile Facility in Richmond, Texas. The facility houses juveniles awaiting court appearances for a wide range of illegal behavior from theft to assault. “Humility is so key, I think, to being a good leader, and I felt that I could learn as much from these kids as they learned from me,” he said. Njoku is the first to admit he’s not...

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January 23, 2020

Learning the language: Enlisted Airman improves Chinese language skills with cadets

Maj. Kevin McGuiness (left), a Chinese language instructor, and Airman 1st Class Curtis Fields, a security forces Airman, discuss paperwork McGuiness will use in class, Jan. 14, 2020, at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Fields is attending the class to improve his own Chinese language skills and is also helping McGuiness conduct an unofficial audit of the class. (Photo/Trevor Cokley) Story by Ray Bowden, Jan. 23, 20120 U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. – Most of what Maj. Kevin McGuiness had to say in class Jan. 14 might have been in Chinese, but his students didn’t mind. Neither did Airman 1st...

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January 17, 2020

The Weekly Lead: Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., NCLS & more

Not Just a ‘Day Off’ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Commons photo) The Air Force remembers the service and sacrifice of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We should too. https://www.usafa.edu/news/dr-martin-luther-king-jr-everybody-can-be-great-because-anybody-can-serve/  Catching Up With a Grad Second Lt. Jaspreet Singh (Courtesy photo) Second Lt. Jaspreet Singh is an Air Force Academy graduate and a Rhodes scholar. Check out what he’s doing now at https://www.usafa.edu/news/grad-feature-catching-up-with-a-2019-rhodes-scholar/ 2 Generals, 1 Team [caption id="attachment_26872" align="alignnone" width="683"] (Photo/Trevor Cokely)[/caption] The commandant of cadets and the dean of the faculty are working together to enhance academics and training for cadets. Read more at: https://www.usafa.edu/news/academys-commandant-and-dean-put-new-spin-on-training-academics-for-cadets/   Ready for NCLS?...

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January 17, 2020

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr: ‘Everybody can be great — because anybody can serve’

Top U.S. Air Force leaders sent a letter to all Airmen to remind them of the sacrifice and service of Civil Rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Commons photo) Secretary of the Air Force, Jan. 17, 2020 To the Men and Women of the Air and Space Forces: On Jan. 20, we celebrate the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On this special day, please take a moment to reflect on the opportunities available to all Americans through Dr. King’s unrelenting dedication to equality. We owe Dr. King a debt of gratitude for opening new doors and creating better prospects...

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