February 10, 2007 |
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.
October 28, 2006 |
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."
October 8, 2005 |
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.
October 7, 2005 |
A Jewish father of two Air Force Academy cadets sued the Air Force on Thursday, saying senior officers and cadets illegally imposed Christianity on others at the school. The lawsuit was filed in federal court by Mikey Weinstein, an academy graduate and outspoken critic of the school's handling of religion. Over the last decade or more, the lawsuit claims, academy leaders have fostered an environment of religious intolerance at the Colorado school, in violation of the 1st Amendment.
September 22, 2005 |
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.
August 31, 2005 |
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.