Air Force Academy general’s fight against racism resonates

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Air Force Academy general’s fight against racism resonates

Superintendent Lt. Gen. Jay B. Silveria speaks to a group of incoming cadets before they were sworn in June 25 during In-Processing Day at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Silveria’s no-compromise message on racism and other societal ills have reached far beyond the academy’s gates. Silveria, a former fighter pilot who led an air war against the Islamic State, is retiring this month after 35 years in uniform.

Air Force Academy general’s fight against racism resonates

Superintendent Lt. Gen. Jay B. Silveria speaks to a group of incoming cadets before they were sworn in June 25 during In-Processing Day at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Silveria’s no-compromise message on racism and other societal ills have reached far beyond the academy’s gates. Silveria, a former fighter pilot who led an air war against the Islamic State, is retiring this month after 35 years in uniform.