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GOP lawmakers call on Air Force to account for alleged ‘wake up’ policies

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EXCLUSIVE: A group of Republican lawmakers who are also U.S. military veterans have written to Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall requesting a briefing on “wake-up” policies that are allegedly being implemented at the Air Force and Air Force Academy. Air Force.

Lawmakers say concerned cadets and their families brought the policies to their attention.

“As veterans, we are proud of our service, experiences and the opportunities it has provided,” they said in a letter to Kendall.

“However, we want to make sure the Air Force is focused on overcoming the threat and making sure we can recruit and retain the best Airmen to accomplish the mission.”

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Luke Air Force Base, home of the 56th Fighter Wing, in Phoenix, Arizona, on February 26, 2021.
(Oliver Touron/AFP via Getty Images)

“Specifically, we are alarmed that the curriculum at the Air Force Academy instructs cadets to use “Parents/Caregivers/Guardians instead of Mom and Dad.” We believe that focusing on pronouns, race and gender instead of unity and mission does nothing to deter our adversaries.”

The lawmakers noted that Air Force leadership has previously proven that “there is no such Air Force policy regarding the use of pronouns,” but added that material shared by Air Force cadets and their families contradict that testimony.

“We view this as a readiness issue and remain concerned about the opportunity cost of training and the negative impact on recruitment and retention,” they wrote.

Senator Lindsey Graham, RS.C.

Senator Lindsey Graham, RS.C.
(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Fox News Digital reported exclusively on Friday that the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) in Colorado is encouraging cadets to apply for a “gender minority” scholarship program that specifies that “cisgender” men do not need apply.

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An email obtained by Fox News Digital from a concerned cadet alleges that the USAFA is too focused on diversity and inclusion rather than military threats the country faces.

Air Force Academy cadets salute during the national anthem at Falcon Stadium for their graduation ceremony May 25, 2022 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Air Force Academy cadets salute during the national anthem at Falcon Stadium for their graduation ceremony May 25, 2022 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
(Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)

Republican lawmakers asked that the Air Force respond to their letter no later than September 29.

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The Air Force did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

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