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Staff report, June 12, 2019

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — 

Yeah, she’s busy

Cadet Savannah Menken says life is meant for adventure. So she entered a beauty pageant, helps cadets pass their physical training test, and wants to become a pilot or a military intelligence officer. www.usafa.edu/news/academy-cadets-pushes-past-comfort-zone-with-beauty-pageant-peer-mentoring-program

CBD products off limits, man

Rules governing recreational Marijuana use might be lax in some states, but federal law still makes it off limits for service members and federal employees.  Products containing “CBD” are off limits, too — they can’t be used or brought onto federal installations, including the Air Force Academy. www.usafa.edu/news/cbd-products-off-limits-on-federal-installations

 “Mayor” of Academy to turn over city’s keys to new commander

Col. Shawn Campbell will soon leave the Air Force Academy for an assignment at the Pentagon. He had a lot to say about his time as commander of the 10th Air Base Wing, the Academy’s host unit, including his take on leadership and overcoming challenges for the better.  www.usafa.edu/news/feature-story-10th-abw-commander-to-leave-academy-for-pentagon-staff-position

Full circle

The former commander of the 10th Mission Support group moves on to the Academy’s headquarters staff while he preps to retire.  Academy alumni Col. David Kincaid gets to end his near three-decade career where it started: the Academy. He’s excited about that and so are we. www.usafa.edu/news/former-mission-support-group-commander-closes-out-career-at-alma-mater