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EXCLUSIVE: A group of GOP lawmakers who are also U.S. military veterans wrote to Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall requesting a briefing on “wokeness” policies allegedly being implemented throughout the Air Force and Air Force Academy.
The lawmakers say the policies were brought to their attention by concerned cadets and their families.
“As veterans, we are proud of our service, experiences, and the opportunities it has provided,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Congressman Mike Gallagher R-Wis., and Michael Waltz, R-Fla., said in a letter to Kendall.
“However, we want to ensure that the Air Force is focused on outpacing the threat and make certain we can recruit and retain the best Airmen to accomplish the mission.”
Luke Air Force Base, home of the 56th Fighter Wing, in Phoenix, Ariz., Feb. 26, 2021. (Oliver Touron/AFP via Getty Images)
“Specifically, we are alarmed that curriculum at the Air Force Academy is instructing cadets to use “Parents/Caregivers/Guardians instead of Mom and Dad. We believe that focusing on pronouns, race and gender instead of unity and the mission does nothing to deter our adversaries.”
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