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The Weekly Lead: AF Academy gets MTIs, a cadet helps children in the court system & more

1.  Welcome Back, MTIs

Military Training Instructors return to the Air Force Academy after a 10-year absence. The Cadet Wing will add five NCOs who served as basic training instructors at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, to the Cadet Wing by the end of February. Read more at

2.  Definition of Character

Cadet Candidates select their 2020 exemplar, Capt. Victoria A. “Tori” Pinckney, Jan. 24, and honored her for her service and sacrifice. https://www.usafa.edu/news/usafa-prep-school-inducts-shell-77-pilot-capt-tori-pinckney-as-2020-exemplar

3.  Cadets Go to Court

Cadets pursuing law degrees competed in a national-level collegiate mock trial event. https://www.usafa.edu/news/academy-cadets-make-playoffs-at-national-moot-court-competition/

4.  Moving Forward

A cadet helps children in the Texas court system move on from their mistakes … just like he did. https://www.usafa.edu/news/moving-beyond-a-mistake-academy-cadet-mentors-troubled-teens-in-his-hometown

5.  How’s That for Diversity?

A security forces Airman who was born in Panama, grew up in the U.K., and learned Chinese, assists foreign language cadets absorb the language.  https://www.usafa.edu/news/learning-the-language-enlisted-airman-improves-chinese-language-skills-with-cadets

The Weekly Lead is a U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs staff report.