Advanced searches left 3/3
Search only database of 8 mil and more summaries

Usafa Death

Summarized by PlexPage
Last Updated: 03 October 2020

* If you want to update the article please login/register

General | Latest Info

Washington - Two deaths of cadets by suspected suicide since Thursday at Air Force Academy, where 1 000 seniors are only students on any military campus in the country amid the COVID - 19 pandemic, has rattled service from senior leadership to its trainees. Air Forces top civilian and military brass rushed to the Academy on Monday to reassure cadets and steer service through the turbulence of global crisis and tragedies close to home. Unlike the Army and Navy, Air Force has kept cadets on campus - socially distant in single rooms, away from their roommates - since coronavirus began upending military and civilian life earlier this month. Upon graduation, cadets and midshipmen are commissioned as US military officers. At the Air Force Academy, new grads could serve as source of new pilots to fill shortfall, or new officers for the Space Force. Alumni of the Academy and parents of cadets have told USA TODAY, and filled private online chats, with concern about the Air Force response to coronavirus and the deaths of two students. The parent of one member of the 2020 Class said the First Suicide should have triggered massive response by Air Force leadership to prevent copycat act. It was not clear from communication from Academy staff to parents that enough attention was given to each cadet after the first death, say parent,ss who asked not to be identified to protect their child from retribution. Precautions taken to fight coronavirus could have meant fewer civilian and uniform staff members were on campus to have eyes on each cadet to see how they were handling stress, parents say. Underscoring the gravity of events, Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett, chief of staff, Gen. David Goldfein, and commander of the newly mint Space Force, Gen. John Raymond, flew to Colorado Springs on Monday to meet with seniors, known as First - Class cadets, as well as staff at the Academy. I am heartbroken to confirm that since Thursday we have mourned the loss of two of our First - Class cadets here on our campus, and our entire Academy community is understandably shake, Air Force Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria wrote in an email sent Monday to cadets, their families, staff and alumni. Silveria announced in an email effort to balance fighting viruses with combating the isolation some senior cadets have felt. We are having discussions with our healthcare professionals about how to balance cadet safety during a pandemic with providing the same sense of family and teamwork cadets are used to, Silveria write. Base on those discussions, along with feedback from our cadets, we are allowing two cadets in room again if they so choose. Army and Navy officials decided earlier in March to close down their academies as the coronavirus spread across the country, continuing online education and not allowing their cadets and midshipmen to return to school. It is unclear when those graduation ceremonies, scheduled for May, will take place and in what form.

* Please keep in mind that all text is machine-generated, we do not bear any responsibility, and you should always get advice from professionals before taking any actions.

* Please keep in mind that all text is machine-generated, we do not bear any responsibility, and you should always get advice from professionals before taking any actions

Sources

* Please keep in mind that all text is machine-generated, we do not bear any responsibility, and you should always get advice from professionals before taking any actions.

* Please keep in mind that all text is machine-generated, we do not bear any responsibility, and you should always get advice from professionals before taking any actions

logo

Plex.page is an Online Knowledge, where all the summaries are written by a machine. We aim to collect all the knowledge the World Wide Web has to offer.

Partners:
Nvidia inception logo

© All rights reserved
2021 made by Algoritmi Vision Inc.

If you believe that any of the summaries on our website lead to misinformation, don't hesitate to contact us. We will immediately review it and remove the summaries if necessary.

If your domain is listed as one of the sources on any summary, you can consider participating in the "Online Knowledge" program, if you want to proceed, please follow these instructions to apply.
However, if you still want us to remove all links leading to your domain from Plex.page and never use your website as a source, please follow these instructions.