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The 'Gamble Report' -- A Defeat for Mikey Weinstein and His Forces of Satan?

Chris Rodda | Posted 07.16.2011 | Politics
Chris Rodda

In its latest attempt to give the appearance of concern about complaints of religious intolerance, the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) recently conducted a five-day "investigation" that (big surprise) found that there were no problems at all.


Jamie Reidy | Posted 07.13.2011 | Comedy
Jamie Reidy

"Don't get mad, but..." So began a text from my sister, instantly causing my teeth to grind and my brow to furrow. Talk about sparking the polar opposite of the desired reaction.

Dionysians Decry Air Force Academy Discrimination

Sean Paige | Posted 07.04.2011 | Comedy
Sean Paige

This report in today's Colorado Springs Gazette prompted the following letter of protest to Academy Superintendent Michael Gould, acting in my capacit...

Obama Honors Air Force Academy Football Team

AP | Posted 06.18.2011 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has congratulated the Air Force Academy football team for winning the Commander in Chief trophy, noting that they...

President Obama To Award Air Force Academy With 'Commander-In-Chief' Trophy

AP | Posted 06.18.2011 | Denver

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama meets with some of the troops Monday, but not the usual kind or for the usual reasons. Obama will present the Co...

Gaddafi's Son Had Internship In U.S. Just Before Libyan Conflict

AP | By DANIEL WAGNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi toured U.S. ports and military facilities just weeks before he helped lead deadly attacks on...

Retired General To review Religion At Air Force Academny

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — A retired Air Force general who once served as commandant of cadets at the Air Force Academy will assess the religious climate at the s...

Judge Dismisses Air Force Academy Prayer Lawsuit

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — A judge ruled Wednesday an Air Force Academy prayer luncheon can go on as planned, but a chaplain said he would make clear the event is spo...

Polis Challenges AFA To Be More Inclusive In Wake Of DADT Repeal

Colorado Springs Gazette | LANCE BENZEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A Colorado congressman on the Air Force Academy's advisory board on Saturday urged the academy's superintendent to create a welcoming atmosphere for o...

Air Force Academy Sued Over Right-Wing Religious Speaker

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs is being sued for its decision to invite a controversial conservative speaker to a voluntary prayer event. ...

Air Force Academy Speaker Thinks USMC Means 'United States Marines For Christ'

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Chris Rodda

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation, supported by a number of other organizations, has demanded that the Academy choose a more appropriate and inclusive speaker for this event.

Organization Wants Air Force Superintendent To Resign For Inviting Evangelical Speaker

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

An activist group is calling for the resignation of Air Force Academy superintendent Mike Gould over his decision to host a controversial speaker at a...

41% Of Non-Christians At AFA Say They've Been Proselytized

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — The Air Force Academy reversed course on Friday and released the results of a survey that showed mixed results on the...

A Hindu Air Force Officer Reflects On Football And Religious Diversity

Ravi Chaudhary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ravi Chaudhary

Many of my fellow Americans struggle with unity and religion, and gravitate to the more divisive aspects. They often conclude that it can't work. Well, in the Air Force, we make it work.

Cadets For Christ: Women, Evangelicals And The Air Force Academy

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Chris Rodda

Reading the words of one of the families ripped apart by this Air Force Academy sanctioned ministry is the only way to even begin to fathom what the Warricks are doing to the cadets who fall under their influence.

Air Force Academy Sex Assaults Up 150%, Most Among Service Academies Since 2008

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Sexual assault reports at the three U.S. military academies rose 64 percent in the 2009-10 academic year, but many more victims probabl...

A Holiday Letter From The Family Of An Air Force Academy Graduate

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Chris Rodda

Last week, on the heels of the release of the alarming statistics on religious harassment at the U.S. Air Force Academy, the Academy held a religious respect conference. The Military Religious Freedom Foundation wasn't invited.

Remembering Generosity and Commitment this Veterans Day

William Astore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Astore

When I was a young captain at the Air Force Academy, I had the honor of escorting two general officers, Lieutenant General Devol "Rock" Brett and Brig...

Air Force Academy Alumni Group Cancels Event To Honor Gay Soldiers

The Denver Post | Michael Riley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

WASHINGTON -- With the ban on gays serving openly in the military inching closer to repeal, gay soldiers and their advocates scheduled a dinner this N...

Air Force Football's Aerial Plans Go Beyond The Gridiron

AP | By PAT GRAHAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver


Civil Rights And Religious Groups Demand That Air Force Academy 'Climate Survey' Be Made Public

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Chris Rodda

This letter demands that an immediate investigation be launched into the activities of the Christian ministries operating on the Air Force Academy campus, due to reports of cult-like tactics to recruit cadets.

Beck-Palin 2010

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

Beck and Palin are like an all purpose high school gang: the quirky, sagacious Honor Society geek and the homecoming queen who claims the ROTC kids as backup. Interestingly, the ROTC kids are never present to deny the alliance.

Leaks From AFA Survey Detail Problems With Intolerance As Admins Refuse To Release Full Results

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Air Force Academy this week is defending its decision to keep large portions of its annual survey of cadets and faculty private. The Academy has ...

Thomas B. Mitchell, Former Air Force Officer, Laid To Rest At Arlington Cemetery After Going Missing In Laos

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — The remains of an Air Force officer who had been missing in action in southeast Asia during the Vietnam War have been recovered and bur...

Where Does Your Colorado Alma Mater Rank In Forbes's Top Colleges List?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Forbes released their 2010 rankings of "America's Best Colleges" Thursday, with 11 of Colorado's schools making the list. The magazine ranked insti...