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General becomes 1st Black head of U.S. Air Force Academy

Sep. 23, 2020 9:34 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force Academy installed a new superintendent who will be the first Black officer to lead the military institution. Lt. Gen. Richard Clark also became the first former commandant of cadets to return to the top position at the academy near Colorado Springs, The...

Superintendent Lt. Gen. Jay B. Silveria speaks to a group of incoming cadets before they were sworn in Thursday, June 25, 2020, during In-Processing Day at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. Silveria's no-compromise message on racism and other societal ills have reached far beyond the academy's gates. Silveria, a former fighter pilot who led an air war against the Islamic State, is retiring this month after 35 years in uniform (Christian Murdock/The Gazette via AP)

Air Force Academy general’s fight against racism resonates

Sep. 19, 2020 8:10 AM EDT

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — A month into his tenure as Air Force Academy superintendent and before Black Lives Matter sparked a nationwide discussion on the treatment of minorities, Lt. Gen Jay Silveria pulled his 4,000 cadets and hundreds of officers, civilian professors and airmen into cavernous...

In this Monday Sept. 14, 2020 photo, From back left, Coast Guard Academy Cadets Henry Smith, Branyelle Carillo, Mia Haskovec, Jordan Park, and Tyler Huynh, pose for a photograph at the Seamanship Sailing Center at the United State Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. A group of Coast Guard cadets spent part of their summer filling in on a critical national security mission after a case of COVID-19 sidelined crew members on a cutter being sent to patrol the US-Russia border. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Pandemic spells opportunity for marooned Coast Guard cadets

Sep. 16, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Branyelle Carillo was facing the prospect of a summer marooned by the pandemic at the Coast Guard Academy in New London when she was called up for a mission: The U.S Coast Guard cutter Munro, bound for a patrol of the U.S. maritime border with Russia, had lost a tenth of its crew...

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2019, file photo, Air Force head coach Troy Calhoun looks on in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Wyoming at Air Force Academy, Colo. The Air Force Falcons are planning to play two games this season against fellow service academies Army and Navy. The Falcons will host Navy on Oct. 3, 2020, and travel to West Point, N.Y., to face Army on Nov. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Air Force will play Army, Navy in football this season

Sep. 14, 2020 7:14 PM EDT

The Air Force Falcons will play two football games this season against fellow service academies Army and Navy. The Falcons' abbreviated schedule includes hosting Navy on Oct. 3 and a trip to West Point, New York, to face Army on Nov. 7. The military academies compete annually for the Commander-in-Chief’s...

FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2019 file photo, Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo cheers his team on in the first half of the Liberty Bowl NCAA college football game against Kansas State in Memphis, Tenn.  For the first time since 1989, Navy and Brigham Young University will get together for a football game at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., on Monday, Sept. 7, 2020.  (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Revamped, revised college schedule produces Navy-BYU opener

Sep. 6, 2020 2:05 PM EDT

Navy was supposed to open its football season in August against Notre Dame in Ireland before the coronavirus pandemic put an end to that endeavor. The game was then set to be played at Navy, but COVID-19 blocked that plan, too. So the Midshipmen went looking for someone else to play. Navy athletic director Chet...

FILE - Army head coach Jeff Monken watches in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. Michigan won 24-21 in overtime. Army now has an 12-game slate, eight in the friendly confines of Michie Stadium where the Corps of Cadets will give the home team a decided advantage with no fans allowed. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Army hoping for a turnaround season with 8 home games

Sep. 1, 2020 7:10 PM EDT

Army coach Jeff Monken is stoked for the football season, no matter what the schedule looks like. “If I was any better I’d have a twin,” Monken joked. “I'm excited to be out here with my team. Our players are excited. They're looking forward to the football season.” The glee is...

A social distancing sign is seen on the floor as a midshipman walks to class at Luce Hall at the U.S. Naval Academy, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Annapolis, Md. Under the siege of the coronavirus pandemic, classes have begun at the Naval Academy, the Air Force Academy and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. But unlike at many colleges around the country, most students are on campus and many will attend classes in person. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

At military academies, COVID-19 is the enemy to be defeated

Sep. 1, 2020 12:13 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — As eight Navy midshipmen file into their economics class, instructor Kurtis Swope points to the antibacterial wipes on the desk. “Did you grab wipes?” he asks, then tells each one to take two, wipe down the desk when they arrive and again when they leave. “That...

Naval Academy to use dorms at neighboring St. John's College

Aug. 25, 2020 6:05 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Naval Academy will house some of its midshipmen in dorms at neighboring St. John’s College this fall. The academy announced Monday that an agreement was signed last week with the private liberal arts college in Annapolis, Maryland. In response to the coronavirus...

Colorado College and Air Force students have COVID-19

Aug. 18, 2020 12:44 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — More than 150 students at Colorado College were quarantined after a student tested positive for the coronavirus over the weekend, officials said. Positive cases were also reported at the Air Force Academy. The two colleges near Colorado Springs have recently reopened...