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Superintendent Says He’ll Let Cadets Have Degree!

By Tracey Meck, Col, USAF (Ret), STARRS Newsletter and Blog Editor-in-Chief, USAFA ‘87

Update 21 May: Attorney, Mike Rose, has received word from two of the cadets that they have been informed they will not be allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony on Wed, 25 May, due to their unvaccinated status even though they are not sick and have been participating in normal cadet activities all along.

Original blog: After a protest outside an academy gate, several published articles and interviews (including on Fox News), and a letter from Congressman Doug Lamborn, CO 5th Dist; the USAFA Superintendent, Lt Gen Rich Clarke, told the cadets that he will allow them to graduate with the degrees they earned. However, he is still refusing to grant them religious exemptions, so they will not be commissioned or allowed to serve in the military.  They will also have to reimburse the Air Force for their education.

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