Air Force Academy cadet submits resignation after declining to receive vaccine on religious grounds

O’Dell Isaac The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.) May 18—A senior Air Force Academy cadet who faces the possibility of being kept from graduating with his classmates after refusing to take the COVID-19 vaccine on religious grounds has begun proceedings to resign from the school, according to an academy official. The cadet, whose name was not released, has […]

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Documents show more than half of the A-10s in USAF aren’t deployable because of critical maintenance

David Wichner The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson The Air Force has for now dropped plans to retire most of the A-10 ground-attack jets that form a major mission at Tucson’s Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, after the plan was rebuffed by Congress last year. But the Air Force is again moving to retire some A-10s, and recently revealed documents show more than […]

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Air Force Academy mourns the death of cadet who succumbed to injuries

Hugh Johnson The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.) May 4—The Air Force Academy announced on Wednesday the death of a cadet from complications caused by a fall last month. Cadet 4th Class Christopher Scott Ryong Adams suffered “severe injuries” in a fall on April 23 during personal recreation, according to Commandant of Cadets Brig. Gen. Paul Moga. Conner Adams, who said […]

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Air Force general sentenced for sexually assaulting his brother’s wife

Thomas Gnau Springfield News-Sun, Ohio Apr. 26—After an Air Force judge handed down her sentence Tuesday, the former commander of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has a felony conviction on his record and faces a nearly $55,000 forfeiture of pay as well as a reprimand that may impact his career and retirement. An Air Force judge sentenced Maj. Gen. William Cooley to […]

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Air Force Maj. Gen. Cooley is found guilty of sexually assaulting his sister-in-law

Thomas Gnau Dayton Daily News, Ohio A military judge found Air Force Maj. Gen. William Cooley guilty of one charge of abusive sexual contact on the sixth day of an historic court-martial at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Air Force Judge Col. Christina Jimenez deliberated for some five hours Friday before recessing for the day. The verdict was pronounced as soon as […]

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Former AFRL commander’s mother takes stand in fourth day of court-martial

Thomas Gnau Springfield News-Sun, Ohio Apr. 21—The mother of Air Force Maj. Gen. William Cooley today testified during her son’s court-martial at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base that her son told her in 2018 that he had “made a pass” at his sister-in-law. “That’s what I recall,” testified the mother, Eleanor Cooley, adding later in her time on the witness stand: […]

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Court-martial of two-star Air Force general begins

Thomas Gnau Springfield News-Sun, Ohio Apr. 18—Selection of a jury of two- and three-star generals starts today at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in the court-martial of a former Air Force Research Laboratory commander accused of kissing and touching a woman without her consent. The military trial was set to begin Jan. 10 at Wright-Patterson, where Maj. Gen. WIlliam Cooley worked with […]

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Air Force opens high-tech space lab in hopes of innovating faster than China

Ryan Boetel Albuquerque Journal, N.M. Apr. 14—It’s an aptly named, high-tech space lab with a need for speed. The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Space Vehicles Directorate on Tuesday cut the ribbon on the Rapid Architecture Prototyping and Integration Development, or RAPID, Laboratory, a 14,000-square-foot addition to an existing lab on Kirtland Air Force Base. The new laboratory will bring […]

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