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February 23, 2018

“Dr. Ruth” shares Holocaust survival, educational journey

Master Sgt. Jasmine Reif, Feb. 23, 2018 U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- Dr. Ruth Westheimer spoke about her life as a Holocaust orphan and the importance of ethics and respect for human dignity at the National Character and Leadership Symposium Feb. 22. Westheimer grew up in Germany until 1938 when the Nazis came to power. Her family thought the upheaval would be short lived until the morning the Nazis walked into their apartment and led her father away. She remembers her father waving to her with a little smile. It was the last time she saw him. “My father was...

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February 22, 2018

Academy’s National Character and Leadership Symposium designed to ‘stretch thinking’

Ray Bowden, Feb. 22, 2018 U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- The Air Force Academy’s appreciation for diversity and its willingness to respectfully address controversy make the school stronger, said its top officer Feb. 22. Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen Jay Silveria said this and more to an audience in Arnold Hall to open the 25th National Character and Leadership Symposium. The two-day symposium will feature “an impressive array of speakers from an amazingly diverse array of backgrounds” Silveria said. “Some of their stories will inspire and encourage you, others will shock or sadden you, some might anger you and some will...

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February 21, 2018

Warrior Games to return to Colorado Springs

DoD Warrior Games Public Affairs, Feb. 16, 2018 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AFNS) -- Community and business leaders joined military representatives at the Air Force Academy Feb. 15 to mark the 100-day countdown until athletes arrive in Colorado for the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games. Now in its ninth year, the Warrior Games are returning to Colorado Springs, the city that hosted the inaugural Games in 2010. The event is free and open to the public throughout the competition, June 2-9. The Warrior Games are a Paralympic-style competition between the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Special Operations Command. The...

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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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