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US Air Force Academy


Self Description

February 2007: "Overview: The staff and faculty of the U.S. Air Force Academy, in the interest of our future national security, molds our future leaders into outstanding young men and women into Air Force officers with knowledge, character, and discipline; motivated to lead the worlds' greatest aerospace force in service to the nation. Before its graduates enter various flying and support specialties, the Academy trains them to be, first and foremost, Air Force officers. Of the more than 35,009 cadets have graduated in 44 classes, more than 51.2 percent are still on active duty..."

http://www.usafa.af.mil/index.cfm?catname=Academy Info

Third-Party Descriptions

June 2008: "Three years after a scandal at the Air Force Academy over the evangelizing of cadets by Christian staff and faculty members, students and staff at West Point and the Naval Academy are complaining that their schools, too, have pushed religion on cadets and midshipmen."

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/25/us/25academies.html

February 2007: "The Air Force Academy is investigating allegations of cheating by 28 freshmen and has restricted all 4,300 cadets to campus over the weekend, asking them to meet in small groups to consider "their self-image and the image of the institution," Air Force officials said."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/09/AR2007020901082.html

Relationships

RoleNameTypeLast Updated
Owned by (partial or full, past or present) US Air Force (USAF) Organization Feb 18, 2007
Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Lt. Gen. John F. Regni Person Feb 18, 2007

Articles and Resources

Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at:
May 20, 2010 The Academies’ March Toward Mediocrity

QUOTE: Sports stars are flattered on campus, avoid many of the onerous duties other midshipmen must perform, and know they’re not going to be thrown out. Instead of zero tolerance, we now push for zero attrition: we “remediate” honor code offenses. Another program that is placing strain on the academies is an unofficial affirmative-action preference in admissions....

New York Times
Jun 25, 2008 Religion and Its Role Are in Dispute at the Service Academies

QUOTE: Three years after a scandal at the Air Force Academy over the evangelizing of cadets by Christian staff and faculty members, students and staff at West Point and the Naval Academy are complaining that their schools, too, have pushed religion on cadets and midshipmen.

New York Times
May 09, 2007 Fired federal worker sues over googling (Police blotter)

QUOTE: A government worker claims a department official violated his "right to fundamental fairness" by using Google to research his prior work history in a dispute over the use of government property .... The appeals court, however, disagreed. It ruled that the Google searches were not prejudicial and affirmed Mullins' dismissal as a civil servant.

News.com
Feb 09, 2007 Air Force Academy Probes Allegations of Student Cheating

QUOTE: But Allard said the Air Force Academy is determined to act quickly and firmly, having learned a lesson from two scandals in recent years, one involving sexual assaults on female cadets and the other stemming from incidents of religious intolerance on the Colorado Springs campus.

Washington Post