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December 29, 1989 | From Associated Press
Randy Baldwin rushed for 177 yards and two touchdowns and John Darnell gave Air Force a lesson in aerial assault Thursday night as Mississippi defeated the Falcons, 42-29, in the Liberty Bowl. Darnell, who completed 19 of 33 passes for 261 yards and one touchdown, led the Rebels (8-4) on drives of 70 and 67 yards on their first two possessions as Mississippi built a 14-3 lead over the Falcons (8-4-1).
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May 2, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Fifteen cadets were expelled from the Air Force Academy in a cheating scandal and three others resigned, school commanders said. Thirteen others were placed on probation. The cadets, all freshmen, either confessed or were found guilty by an honor board of sharing answers to a test of knowledge about the Air Force. Officials at the academy near Colorado Springs said the cadets forwarded answers through an Internet social group and private computer messages.
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June 16, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
The board overseeing the Air Force Academy heard reports of sexual assaults and misconduct 20 years ago, but its yearly reports remained positive, the Denver Post reported. A review of 25 years of records by the Board of Visitors, charged with presiding over morale and discipline at the academy, found that members did not pursue reports of sexual assaults and asked few questions.
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February 16, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
The Air Force Academy said that 24 freshman cadets had now admitted cheating on a test, and that 12 others were under investigation but denied wrongdoing. Two-thirds of the cases involve athletes, Air Force Academy spokesman Johnny Whitaker told the Gazette of Colorado Springs. Cadets obtained answers to an upcoming test and forwarded them through an Internet social group and private computer messages.
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October 8, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
The Air Force announced in Colorado Springs that the No. 3 commander at the Air Force Academy was being transferred, a month after being cleared of charges that he had used his position to proselytize non-Christian cadets. Brig. Gen. Johnny Weida, an avowed born-again Christian, has been the academy's commandant of cadets since April 2003. He will become director of capabilities integration and transformation at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
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January 31, 2004 | Robyn Norwood, Times Staff Writer
To appreciate what an accomplishment Air Force's 14-2 record is, consider that Air Force has hardly been able to get off the ground for the last 25 seasons. The Falcons' last winning season was 1977-78. Their only NCAA tournament appearances were in 1960 and '62. Now Air Force is running Princeton's famous back-door cuts all the way to the top of the Mountain West Conference standings and is receiving votes in both top-25 polls.
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May 16, 2004 | From Associated Press
The superintendent of the Air Force Academy took the blame Saturday for 70 freshman cadets who were allegedly caught cheating on an online test earlier this month. Lt. Gen. John Rosa told the academy's Board of Visitors that he never should have allowed an unsupervised test to be conducted online, knowing that experts say large numbers of students have admitted to cheating sometime in high school. Some of the cadets may be expelled but others may be given six months' probation, Rosa said.
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August 29, 2003 | From Associated Press
Nearly one in five female Air Force Academy cadets said they had been sexually assaulted during their time at the academy, according to a Defense Department survey. Although the results of the survey are preliminary, Air Force and academy officials acknowledged the severity of the issues of culture and climate that led to the sex assault scandal. "I've seen the numbers, and we have a problem," Brig. Gen.
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June 7, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
The Air Force Academy released a new policy on sexual assault cases that will create a team to investigate complaints and counsel victims, but which does not guarantee their privacy. The policy was rewritten as part of a probe into the treatment of female cadets who said they were punished or ostracized after reporting assaults. Air Force Secretary James Roche earlier promised to protect the privacy of such cadets. Brig. Gen. John A.
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April 24, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Military prosecutors are pursuing charges against two Air Force Academy cadets who allegedly raped a freshman female cadet in a dorm room last fall, the woman's lawyer said. The cadet from Pennsylvania reported the alleged attack immediately after it occurred in October and underwent a medical examination, lawyer Steve Werner said. He said she later was disciplined for fraternizing with older cadets and for drinking.
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February 10, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
All 4,000 Air Force cadets will be confined to campus this weekend following a scandal in which 28 freshmen are suspected of cheating on a test, school officials said. The entire corps will remain on school grounds to reflect on the Air Force Academy's honor code, which forbids lying, cheating, stealing or tolerating those who violate it. The alleged cheating was reported Feb. 2 on a basic-knowledge test required for first-year cadets.
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October 28, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
A federal judge in Albuquerque threw out a lawsuit against the Air Force that contended evangelical Christian values were being illegally pushed on Air Force Academy cadets. The case was brought by Mikey Weinstein of Albuquerque and other academy graduates who contended a military chaplain violated their rights by urging cadets to attend Christian services or face being burned "in the fires of hell."
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October 8, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
The Air Force announced in Colorado Springs that the No. 3 commander at the Air Force Academy was being transferred, a month after being cleared of charges that he had used his position to proselytize non-Christian cadets. Brig. Gen. Johnny Weida, an avowed born-again Christian, has been the academy's commandant of cadets since April 2003. He will become director of capabilities integration and transformation at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
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September 22, 2005 | From Associated Press
An indecent-assault charge has been dropped against an Air Force Academy graduate accused of assaulting female classmates at the Colorado school, according to officials at Randolph Air Force Base. A separate rape charge is still pending against 1st Lt. Joseph Harding, but it is in legal limbo, shelved by an Air Force judge because a civilian mental health counselor for the accuser has refused to release records of their sessions.
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August 31, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Lt. Gen. John F. Regni was nominated by President Bush to be superintendent of the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs as the school works to recover from scandals over sexual assaults and religious intolerance. Regni is commander of the Air University at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. He will replace Lt. Gen. John Rosa Jr., who is stepping down to become president of the Citadel, a military college in Charleston, S.C.
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August 30, 2005 | John Hendren, Times Staff Writer
Seeking to curb a climate at the U.S. Air Force Academy that several cadets have said is intolerant of non-Christians, the Air Force offered new guidelines Monday that discourage public prayer -- disappointing critics who had sought an outright ban. "Public prayer should not usually be included in official settings such as staff meetings, office meetings, classes or officially sanctioned activities," the new interim policy says.
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December 18, 2003
COLORADO An Air Force Academy cadet who turned herself in after taking a sip of whiskey won't be expelled, as had been threatened, officials said. Academy commanders had demanded Christina Fifer reveal the name of a senior female cadet who gave her the alcohol in September, or face expulsion. Fifer, 19, refused to identify the other cadet. Some of her pay was forfeited. From Times Wire Reports
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July 10, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Lt. Gen. John Rosa took command of the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, as part of a shakeup stemming from a sexual assault scandal. Rosa said he would be a visible presence around the academy to make sure problems don't escape his attention. He succeeds Lt. Gen. John Dallagher, who was replaced along with other top officers.
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June 28, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
A rabbi who retired as one of the military's top chaplains was appointed by the Air Force to help carry out recommendations of a task force that investigated complaints of religious intolerance at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Arnold E. Resnicoff was named special assistant to acting Air Force Secretary Michael Dominguez and chief of staff for values and vision.
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June 4, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Lt. Gen. John Rosa, superintendent of the Air Force Academy, acknowledged in a speech in Broomfield to the Anti-Defamation League that religious intolerance permeated the military school. "As a commander, I know I have problems in my cadet wing. I have issues in my staff and I have issues in my faculty -- and that's my entire organization," Rosa said. The academy has been under investigation because of complaints that evangelical Christians have harassed cadets who do not share their faith.
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