Category Archives: Academy

Naval Academy identifies midshipman who died while on leave

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The U.S. Naval Academy has identified a midshipman who died Monday night in a drowning accident while on leave. Midshipman 1st Class (senior) John Johnson, 22, of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, was with friends at a resort’s outdoor pool in Park City, Utah, Monday when he didn’t come up for air, according to an academy […]

Naval Academy midshipman dies while on leave

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A U.S. Naval Academy midshipman died Monday night while on leave, according to an academy statement. The student’s identity is being withheld for 24 hours, pending next-of-kin notification. Few other details were released Tuesday, and the academy said the death is under investigation. The Brigade of Midshipman, faculty, coaches and staff were informed of the […]

Naval Academy midshipman reaches a milestone for Black women

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Midshipman Sydney Barber had her doubts about applying for the top student leadership position at the U.S. Naval Academy. A Black woman had never held the post in the 44 years women have been able to attend the 175-year-old institution. A Black academy alumna of another generation saw her potential. Navy Capt. […]

Naval Academy midshipman reaches a milestone for Black women

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Midshipman Sydney Barber had her doubts about applying for the top student leadership position at the U.S. Naval Academy. A Black woman had never held the post in the 44 years women have been able to attend the 175-year-old institution. A Black academy alumna of another generation saw her potential. Navy Capt. […]

Naval Academy midshipman asks judge to block his removal over tweets

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Chase Standage, a U.S. Naval Academy midshipman facing expulsion over social media posts, sees himself as a casualty of a campus “culture war.” Academy leaders say the damage to his military career was self-inflicted. An academy official recommended disenrolling the white midshipman for tweeting a flurry of crude messages, including one […]

Air Force Academy: Enlisted faculty experiment shows promise, but more study needed

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The Air Force Academy says its experiment with having senior noncommissioned officers serve as faculty is showing promise after its first year ― but needs much more study to decide if it is worth keeping. The academy, based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, began the process of hiring SNCOs as accredited academic faculty instructors for the […]

Air Force Academy general’s fight against racism resonates

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Tom Rieder, The Gazette via the AP 19 hours ago Superintendent Lt. Gen. Jay B. Silveria speaks to a group of incoming cadets before they were sworn in June 25, 2020, during In-Processing Day at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. (Christian Murdock/The Gazette via AP) AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — A […]

Meet Nova, the Air Force Academy’s new mascot

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The Air Force Academy’s newest mascot now has a name. The female gyrfalcon has been named Nova, the academy announced in a tweet Sept. 3. “Nova, an exceedingly bright star, represents the future of our Academy as a commissioning source for both Air & Space Force officers,” the academy said. The academy first unveiled Nova […]

Air Force Academy cadets test positive for COVID-19

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — 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 in-person classes for fall instruction. Students at Colorado College were […]

Naval Academy midshipman sentenced to 25 years in sexual assault case

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WASHINGTON — A U.S. Naval Academy midshipman has been sentenced to 25 years after a military panel found him guilty of sexual assault and other charges. The Capital Gazette reported Friday that Nixon Keago also was dismissed from the service and sentenced to forfeit all pay and allowances. The 25-year-old also was found guilty of […]