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February 2, 2010
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. - The Air Force Academy in Colorado has set up an outdoor worship area for followers of Wicca, Druidism and other Earth-centered religions. A double circle of stones atop a hill on the campus near Colorado Springs has been designated for cadets and other service personnel in the area to practice Earth-centered faiths. The school also has worship facilities for Christians, Jews, Muslims and Buddhists. Academy superintendent Michael Gould has made religious tolerance a priority.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | January 31, 2013
A former Naval Academy instructor who is accused of sexually assaulting a female midshipman will be court-martialed, an academy spokeswoman said Thursday. Marine Corps Maj. Mark A. Thompson, a former history instructor at the academy, is accused of assaulting the midshipman in his Annapolis apartment following the annual croquet match between the academy and St. John's College in 2011. Adm. Michael H. Miller, the academy's superintendent, referred the case to a general court-martial after reviewing information from a preliminary hearing that concluded this month in Washington, spokeswoman Jenny Erickson said.
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NEWS
February 23, 1998
YEARS FROM NOW, the linkage between Diane Zamora and the U.S. Naval Academy may be forgotten -- as it should be. Before and after the 20-year-old was sentenced last week to life in prison for the December 1995 murder of Adrianne Jones in Texas, the academy sought to place as much distance as possible between it and her. The school's motivation was understandable, but it need not apologize.The horrendous crime had nothing to do with the institution in Annapolis, where Zamora was enrolled for two months.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | July 20, 2012
The suspect in the Colorado movie theater shootings is not and has never been a member of the armed forces, the Pentagon said Friday. Authorities say shooting suspect James Holmes carried an assault rifle, a shotgun and a handgun and wore full body armor during the attack that left 12 dead and dozens injured at the theater in Aurora, Colo. Police say his apartment was rigged with explosives. The Pentagon said two airmen and one sailor were injured in the attack. Another sailor who was known to have been at the theater was unaccounted for. Aurora is home to Buckley Air Force Base, and an hour's drive from the Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | July 20, 2012
The suspect in the Colorado movie theater shootings is not and has never been a member of the armed forces, the Pentagon said Friday. Authorities say shooting suspect James Holmes carried an assault rifle, a shotgun and a handgun and wore full body armor during the attack that left 12 dead and dozens injured at the theater in Aurora, Colo. Police say his apartment was rigged with explosives. The Pentagon said two airmen and one sailor were injured in the attack. Another sailor who was known to have been at the theater was unaccounted for. Aurora is home to Buckley Air Force Base, and an hour's drive from the Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs.
NEWS
April 24, 2005
THE QUESTION: WHO WILL DELIVER THE COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS FOR THE U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY ON MAY 27? President George W. Bush. By tradition, the president rotates his commencement speeches among the four service academies each year: the Naval Academy, West Point, the Air Force Academy and the Coast Guard Academy. Also rotating as graduation speakers at the academies are the vice president, the secretary of defense and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. There is no fixed pattern to the rotation, however, which is occasionally broken by other speakers.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | September 13, 2003
Joseph David Strosnider, a retired Air Force captain who was an admissions officer at the Air Force Academy, died Sunday on his 64th birthday of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at his Martinsburg, W.Va., home, where he moved a year ago. He had formerly lived in Southwest Baltimore. Born in Baltimore, he was delivered at home by his grandmother, a midwife, and raised on Sargeant Street near the B&O Museum. He graduated in 1958 from Southern High School, where he was a member of the school's wrestling team.
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By Katherine M. Skiba and Katherine M. Skiba,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | November 4, 2001
HAMPTON, Va. -- Keeping America's skies safe is a job that falls to pilots such as Wisconsin's Tom Bergeson. The Air Force lieutenant colonel is boyish and bookish, but his handle -- "Guns" -- hints that he's all business at the controls of an F-15C fighter jet. When he and his heavily armed $34 million airship tear into the clouds over Chesapeake Bay, it's the start of another hours-long mission to police U.S. airspace. He's done it many times since Sept. 11. "Any potential hijacker should know," Bergeson says, "it's not going to work again."
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Sun Staff Correspondent | January 29, 1991
COLLEGE PARK -- Eric Kjome came to the University of Maryland hoping to rejuvenate a college basketball career that took a major detour after two years at the Air Force Academy.In one sense, things have not worked out as Kjome planned. The senior forward has not regained some of his former skills and has not played a significant role for the Terrapins this season.But, in a larger scheme, things couldn't have turned out better. Especially considering the alternative: Kjome could be building bases in the Persian Gulf right now for the U.S. Air Force rather than playing at Maryland.
NEWS
November 2, 1993
Today's armed services sure are different from yesteryear's -- that's one thought we have on the latest controversy at the U.S. Naval Academy. It seems that a goodly number of midshipmen have gotten sick and tired of the fatty chow at the dining hall. They are not just grumbling but trying to change the unhealthy menu.Predictably, the middies are finding out that the U.S. Naval Academy as an institution is about as nimble as an aircraft carrier. Even though they have Jan Yoshimoto, the academy's dietitian, on their side, changing long-established culinary offerings is proving to be difficult and time-consuming.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2012
When his roommate at the Naval Academy said jokingly last year that Andrew Atwill was a homosexual, the midshipman told him to cut it out. His friend didn't know it, Atwill says, but he really was gay — and under the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, it could have jeopardized his military career. This year, the first since the Clinton-era policy was repealed, Atwill says change has come to the academy. And talking about his sexual orientation, rather than being a career-ending offense, has rallied midshipmen to his defense.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | December 27, 2011
The number of sexual assaults reported at the Naval Academy doubled during the 2010-2011 academic year, as did the percentage of female midshipmen reporting unwanted sexual contact, according to a report released Tuesday by the Defense Department. The number of assaults reported at the Naval Academy rose from 11 to 22, according to the Pentagon's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office. That's more than twice the number of assaults that were reported at the U.S. Military Academy, which had 10, but fewer than the 33 reported at the Air Force Academy during 2010-2011.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | December 8, 2011
Marc Firlie calls comparisons between football and warfare a cliche. But he says the challenges of playing football at the U.S. Naval Academy — on top of a full academic course load and year-round military training — really did help prepare him for his work on board a guided-missile cruiser helping to enforce the no-fly zones over Iraq after the 1991 Persian Gulf War. "You don't really appreciate it — or like it — when you're 17," says...
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October 26, 2011
Every year, it is my privilege to nominate some of the brightest, most dedicated students in Maryland to the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy No nominations are necessary for admission to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. The Coast Guard Academy offers appointments solely on the basis of an annual nationwide competition. Each applicant for a nomination must meet certain eligibility requirements. To receive a service academy nomination for the class entering in July 2012, you must be a U.S. citizen of good moral character, at least 17 years of age, not have reached your 23rd birthday by July 1, 2012, in good physical condition, unmarried and have no legal obligation to support children or other dependents.
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2011
A former Naval Academy midshipman was sentenced to six months in military prison and dismissed from the Navy on Thursday after he was convicted of raping a female classmate. Midshipman 3rd Class Patrick Edmond, 20, was found guilty of raping the female midshipman in her dorm room last October and of lying to military officials. The native of Jackson, Miss., was dismissed from the academy after a seven-member military panel handed down its verdict. He was attending classes at the academy until the conviction.
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | December 15, 2010
Reports of sexual assault increased at the U.S. Naval Academy this year, part of a 64 percent overall increase at the nation's service academies, according to a report released Wednesday by the Department of Defense. The report calls the increases "concerning" but adds that greater emphasis on understanding and reporting sexual assault might have contributed to the larger numbers. Reports of sexual assault at the Naval Academy rose from eight in a 2008-2009 survey to 11 in 2009-2010.
NEWS
February 2, 2010
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. - The Air Force Academy in Colorado has set up an outdoor worship area for followers of Wicca, Druidism and other Earth-centered religions. A double circle of stones atop a hill on the campus near Colorado Springs has been designated for cadets and other service personnel in the area to practice Earth-centered faiths. The school also has worship facilities for Christians, Jews, Muslims and Buddhists. Academy superintendent Michael Gould has made religious tolerance a priority.
NEWS
May 14, 2006
Adam P. Mikulis, son of Dwight A. and Diane B. Mikulis of Glenelg, has won an Air Force ROTC scholarship and a Navy ROTC scholarship. He also received an appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs and has accepted the offer. He was nominated by Rep. Elijah E. Cummings. Dwight Mikulis is an investment manager in Columbia. Diane Mikulis is vice chairman of the Howard County Board of Education. Adam will graduate from River Hill High School on May 30. His mother will give him his diploma.
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