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The Weekly Lead: Renovations close Cadet Chapel for holidays, cadets’ gift will send international cadet home for Christmas & more

1.  Home for the Holidays

(Photo / Tech. Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton)

Air Force Academy cadets raised $4,500 to give an international exchange cadet a Christmas gift: the money to pay for his trip to Cambodia to see his family for Christmas.  https://www.usafa.edu/news/academy-cadets-raise-money-send-international-cadet-home-for-holidays/

2.  Prep School ‘LEADers’

(U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton)

Some cadet candidates at the Academy’s Prep School take advantage of the Leaders Encouraging Airmen Development – or “LEAD – program to get to the Academy. The program helps former enlisted Airmen get a foot in the door to enhancing their application to the Air Force Academy. https://www.usafa.edu/news/prep-school-spotlight-lead-airmen-share-their-stories

3.  A Change in Career

(Photo / Trang Le)

An Academy NCO gets ready for officer training school. Here’s her story: https://www.usafa.edu/news/academy-nco-gets-ready-for-officer-training-school

4.  Closed for the Holidays

(U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton)

The ongoing renovations on the Cadet Chapel have closed Colorado’s most popular man made building through 2023, project managers say. Holiday services will not be held at the chapel this year or until the renovation is complete. Read more here: https://www.usafa.edu/news/cadet-chapel-renovations-alter-christmas-service-schedule