Your Turn: Oct. 15

Celine Dion pledges proceeds from her show at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace to the families of the victims of the mass shooting Oct. 1 in Las Vegas. Readers say it is time for substantial gun control legislation.

Military Prep Superintendent Tells Students to Treat Others with Respect or Get Out

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Summary : The superintendent of an Air Force Academy made it clear to those at the academy that racial slurs would not be tolerated. When racial slurs were found scrawled across the doors of the black students at the U.S. Air Force Academy's preparatory school, Superintendent Lt.

Air Force Academy Racial Slurs Decried

Racial slurs were written on dormitory message boards outside the rooms of black cadet candidates at the Air Force Academy Preparatory School in Colorado Springs, Colorado, earlier this week, Newsweek reported . One of the cadet's mother exposed this when she posted a photo to Facebook depicting a derogatory slur written on the whiteboard outside her son's room.

Air Force star receiver Jalen Robinette meets requirements for graduation, commissioning

Air Force wide receiver Jalen Robinette gathers in a 26 yard touchdown reception from Nate Romine in the first quarter against Morgan Stateat Falcon Stadium Saturday, September 5, 2015 in the opening game of the 2015 season. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette The Air Force Academy released a statement late Friday afternoon saying the program's all-time leader in receiving yards "has met all graduation requirements and is scheduled to commission as a second lieutenant in the active duty Air Force."

Air Force Academy football player, NFL prospect, removed from graduation

Air Force wide receiver Jalen Robinette makes a catch as he runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. Former Air Force Academy wide receiver Jalen Robinette, who found how just ahead of the 2017 NFL draft that he would not be given a waiver from active duty to play professional sports, suddenly was removed from the Academy's graduation ceremony Wednesday.

Thunderbird Felled by Sticky Button

PGN] The Thunderbirds aerial demonstration team F-16 that crashed in Colorado on 2 Jun 2016 - minutes after a flyby of the Air Force Academy graduation, attended by President Obama - was done in by a stuck button on the throttle, the service announced Wednesday. Normally the throttle won't move all the way to cutoff unless the button is depressed, but the button had become stuck in the depressed position due to accumulated metallic debris, stray lubricant, a misaligned clevis pin, and wear on the spring mechanism, USAF's official accident investigation found.

Manchin to nominate 40 students for US service academies

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin says he'll nominate 40? West Virginia students from 17 counties to the U.S. service academies after reviewing recommendations by a selection board that met last month. They include 10 nominees for the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and 10 to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York.

For women of a certain age, Clinton’s nomination is personal

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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton celebrates on stage as confetti falls during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on July 28. As Hillary Clinton's campaign rolls across the country to town halls and rallies in swing states, the debate about its significance has become as divisive as a two-timing boyfriend in a suburban middle school. For women of a certain age, Clinton's nomination is the triumphant outcome of a movement that began with suffragettes, and continued with feminists who advocated for a woman's right to access contraceptives, go to Harvard or the Air Force Academy, to have equal protection under the law and to get a decent-paying job.

Air Force Thunderbirds heading back to the sky after crash

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will be back in the air this weekend after a pilot crashed during a flyover at an Air Force Academy graduation in Colorado, grounding the team for two weeks. The elite performance team says on its Facebook page that it will perform Saturday and Sunday in Ocean City, Maryland.

A member of the Thunderbirds performs an aerial demonstration

One of the Air Force's elite Thunderbird jets crashed Thursday following a fly-over for the Air Force Academy's graduation ceremony in Colorado Springs, Colo. Thunderbirds F-16 crashes at Air Force Academy graduation One of the Air Force's elite Thunderbird jets crashed Thursday following a fly-over for the Air Force Academy's graduation ceremony in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Air Force F-16 Thunderbird Crashes Near Colorado Springs, Pilot Ejects Safely

A U.S. Air Force Thunderbird F-16 crashed just outside Petersen Air Force Base in Colorado Springs shortly after performing a flyover at the nearby Air Force Academy graduation, where President Obama was in attendance, the Air Force tells ABC News. U.S. Air Force Academy cadets toss their hats in the air upon graduating as Air Force Thunderbirds fly overhead.