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  • Sex assault reports decline at Air Force Academy

    DENVER (AP) — Reports of sexual assaults at the Air Force Academy declined by seven during the last academic year, the military said Friday, but they were still higher than the number reported at the Army and Navy academies.


  • A sign stands outside of an entrance to the U.S. Naval Academy campus in Annapolis, Md., Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. A culture of bad behavior and disrespect among athletes at U.S. military academies is one part of the continuing problem of sexual assaults at the schools, according to a new Defense Department report that comes in the wake of scandals that rocked teams at all three academies last year. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    Report: Sexism part of military academies' culture

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Students at the U.S. military academies often believe they have to put up with sexist and offensive behavior, according to a Pentagon report released Friday, reflecting a culture of disrespect that permeates the schools and their sports teams and fuels reports of sexual harassment and assaults.


  • A sign stands outside of an entrance to the U.S. Naval Academy campus in Annapolis, Md., Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. A culture of bad behavior and disrespect among athletes at U.S. military academies is one part of the continuing problem of sexual assaults at the schools, according to a new Defense Department report that comes in the wake of scandals that rocked teams at all three academies last year. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    'Culture of disrespect' fuels academy sex assaults

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A culture of bad behavior and disrespect among athletes at U.S. military academies is one part of the continuing problem of sexual assaults at the schools, according to a new Defense Department report that comes in the wake of scandals that rocked teams at all three academies last year.


  • President Obama congratulates graduates of the 2012 class of the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs on Wednesday. (Associated Press)

    Air Force Academy mulls removal of 'God' from oath

    The Air Force Academy may overturn years-old tradition to abide by the wishes of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation and take out "God" from its honor oath.


  • Air Force, San Diego State game on for Thursday

    The football game between Air Force and San Diego State will be played on Thursday night despite the partial government shutdown.


  • President Obama congratulates graduates of the 2012 class of the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs on Wednesday. (Associated Press)

    Obama makes case for defense cuts

    President Obama made the case for his proposed defense cuts Wednesday in his commencement speech at the Air Force Academy, calling for a leaner but better-prepared military ready to deal with a range of threats.


  • ** FILE ** Tech. Sgt. Brandon Longcrier uses white sage to consecrate a pagan worship area on the hill overlooking the Cadet Chapel and the Visitor Center at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., just after sunrise on the winter solstice, Dec. 21, 2009. Sgt. Longcrier is the pagan lay leader at the academy. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Don Branum)

    EDITORIAL: Air Force witchcraft

    The U.S. military's success in Pakistan this week proved the importance of maintaining a team focused on accomplishing dangerous missions. Others on the left prefer to look upon the armed forces as a playground to experiment with fringe ideas. Take the Air Force Academy which reportedly held a ceremony on Tuesday to dedicate a pile of rocks in the academy's "worship area for followers of Earth-centered religions."


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