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Groundwater at the Air Force Academy is contaminated with the same toxic chemicals polluting a southern El Paso County aquifer, expanding a problem that has cost tens of millions of dollars to address in the Pikes Peak region.
Plans are underway to begin testing drinking water wells south of the academy in the Woodmen Valley area after unsafe levels of the chemicals were found at four locations on base, the academy said Thursday.
An Air Force Academy cadet who kissed and groped an intoxicated, apparently sleeping female cadet without consent pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of simple assault and two counts of assault consummated by a battery.
Remains found in Rocky Mountain Park positively identified as missing Air Force Academy Prep School cadet
Remains found by searchers in Rocky Mountain Park are believed to be those of missing Air Force Academy Prep School Cadet Micah Tice, who went missing in November, park officials said Friday.
Tice, 20, who was attempting to climb 14,259-foot-high Longs Peak, was reported missing by the academy on Nov. 26. His vehicle was found at the trailhead leading to the peak, the National Park Service said.
An Air Force Academy sergeant will face an evidence hearing Friday on a string of charges including 10 counts of assault.
Staff Sgt. Mariano Jackson, assigned to the academy's 10th Surgical Operations Squadron, is accused of a series of assaults between 2016 and 2019, most of which involve a victim described as his "intimate partner."