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US Air Force Academy Uses ADL Curriculum for Religious Respect Training

  • August 31, 2010

Fourteen hundred basic cadets at the US Air Force Academy received training on religious respect this summer, using a curriculum developed especially for the Academy by ADL.  The training, the first of several hours of training planned to occur throughout a cadet’s tenure at the Academy, focused on the First Amendment of the United States Constitution and how it applies in the lives of cadets at a US military academy.

With the support of USAFA leadership, ADL designed the curriculum and trained the Chaplain staff at the Academy to deliver it to the cadets.  Every incoming cadet participated.

The next hour of training will include an opportunity for cadets to discuss real-life scenarios involving religious respect and accommodation at the Academy.  Subsequent trainings for upperclassmen are intended to focus on their responsibilities as officers and representatives of the United States government in preparation for their future roles as commanders in the Air Force around the world.