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Two Air Force Academy cadets die by suicide amid COVID-19 precautions

click to enlarge Courtesy of U.S. Air Force Academy The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the Air Force Academy upside down in how it oversees cadets and delivers instruction, and how it will graduate second lieutenants. Adding to the turmoil, two seniors died by suicide, sending shockwaves through the Academy and the wider Air Force community. [...]

April 8th, 2020 | Posted in Air Force | Read More »

Air Force Academy Moves Up Graduation After Cadet Deaths

The Air Force Academy has moved graduation up by more than a month to mid-April as it continues to fight the coronavirus and grapples with the suspected suicides of two seniors, the superintendent of the academy said in a message to cadets. “On April 18th, the class of 2020 will receive their diplomas in a [...]

April 4th, 2020 | Posted in Air Force | Read More »

Air Force Academy cadets eye May graduation after second cadet death in 3 days

A cadet at the U.S. Air Force Academy was found dead Saturday afternoon on the academy’s campus in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Air Force officials confirmed. The cadet’s death is the second on the campus in the last three days — another individual was found unresponsive at approximately 11 a.m. Thursday. Both were cadets first-class, academy [...]

March 31st, 2020 | Posted in Air Force | Read More »

Air Force Academy employee tests positive for COVID-19, days after service academy upgraded to HPCON Charlie

An employee at the Air Force Academy has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the service academy. The employee, who was not identified, is currently receiving care at a Colorado Springs hospital and is on the mend. The Air Force Academy doesn’t believe that the employee interacted with cadets. “There is no indication the individual [...]

March 27th, 2020 | Posted in Air Force | Read More »

Protecting Airmen, families is top priority at Air Force Academy durin

— U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — As of March  20, there has not been a case of COVID-19 reported at the Air Force Academy but top officials at the base said they are taking every measure to protect everyone at the base. Large gatherings and all but the most essential services have been limited [...]

March 23rd, 2020 | Posted in Air Force | Read More »

Former Air Force Academy Cadet Sentenced for Sexual Assault of Student

DENVER — A former U.S. Air Force Academy cadet was sentenced to five years in prison following his conviction for sexually assaulting a female cadet, authorities said. Pablo Velarde, 20, of Lima, Peru, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Denver Tuesday, The Denver Post reports. Velarde was sentenced on two counts of aggravated sexual [...]

March 19th, 2020 | Posted in Air Force | Read More »

Air Force Academy to begin early release of cadets

By Staff Report, U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs / Published March 13, 2020 Due to the rapid spread of COVID-19, and with multiple members of the base populace being monitored, the U.S. Air Force Academy made the conservative decision to begin an orderly dismissal of a large segment of its cadet population. (U.S. Air [...]

March 15th, 2020 | Posted in Air Force | Read More »

Local military bases raise Health Protection Condition

By Staff Report, U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs Office / Published March 10, 2020 (U.S. Air Force Academy photo) Article source: https://www.usafa.af.mil/News/News-Display/Article/2107767/local-military-bases-raise-health-protection-condition/

March 11th, 2020 | Posted in Air Force | Read More »

After cancer diagnosis, Air Force national champion boxer begins new fight

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. – Bathed in the spotlight, Air Force senior Sean Chieves walked out of the Clune Arena tunnel for the final boxing match of his career. The national championship belt raised above his head. Kayne West’s Ultralight Beam blasting as he entered. Sean Chieves, a champion boxer and Air Force [...]

March 7th, 2020 | Posted in Air Force | Read More »

Air Force Academy 2020 graduates will join US Space Force

ORLANDO, Fla. — More than 60 newly minted officers scheduled to graduate from the U.S. Air Force Academy in May will join the U.S. Space Force. These graduates will be the first U.S. military officers to be directly commissioned into the Space Force, said Lt. Gen. David “DT” Thompson, vice commander of the Space Force. [...]

March 3rd, 2020 | Posted in Air Force | Read More »

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