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The Weekly Lead: Falcons beat Army, new Air Force secretary gets sworn in & more

1.  5 Athletes You Should Know About

If you like sports – and we like sports – here’s five Air Force Academy athletes to pay attention to this fall: https://www.usafa.edu/news/5-air-force-academy-athletes-to-watch-right-now/

 2.  Higher Ed

Officer education doesn’t end when cadets graduate – it continues throughout their career. Read about 2nd Lt. Austin Gadient, a 2018 academy grad going after a master’s in electrical engineering and computer science at MIT. www.usafa.edu/news/academy-profile-2018-grad-continues-education-at-mit

3.  New Air Force Secretary 

Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett at the Air U.S. Force Academy, Nov. 2, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo / Wayne Clark)
 
The new secretary of the Air Force hosted her public swearing Nov. 2 at the Air Force’s only academy. Meet Barbara Barrett. She’s got big plans for the Air Force. www.usafa.edu/news/barrett-publicly-sworn-in-as-secretary-of-the-air-force-at-af-academy

4.  A Big Win 

Air Force takes down Army in a heated contest at Falcon Stadium. www.usafa.edu/news/air-force-defeats-army-in-thriller-game-17-13

5.  Elevation Check

Pilot training is now in reach for cadets who don’t meet height standards. Here’s the Air Force’s story on how and why they relaxed those standards. www.usafa.af.mil/News/Article/2010545/aspiring-air-force-pilots-dont-let-height-standards-get-in-the-way

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