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The Air Force's highest-paid employee is its football coach. He won't say anything about his players using cocaine
Air Force Academy football coach Troy Calhoun refused to answer questions about cocaine use by three of his players during a news conference Tuesday.
Calhoun is the Air Force's highest-paid employee, with a salary set at $725,000 per year plus generous bonuses in his 2013 contract, which has since been extended with accompanying pay raises.
Last year, Fort Bragg soldier Adam Benaway claimed the first place title in his class for the Sports Car Club of America Solo Nationals.
This year, Benaway defended his title to earn first place in his class among more than 60 racers from across the United States and other countries in September at the SCCA's 2019 Nationals in Lincoln, Nebraska.
With more than 1,300 drivers, the Solo Nationals is touted as "the largest amateur motorsports event in the world."
"The competition was tougher as some more talent was drawn to the class after last year's success, but I was able to get it done again," Benaway said.
The Naval Academy superintendent announced Friday that "Load the Clip" has been dropped as this year's football team motto, calling it "insensitive" to those affected by the mass shooting in Annapolis last year.
Chosen by senior captain football players for the 2019-2020 season, the motto was changed after reporters from The Capital asked Navy officials about it in the context of a national wave of mass shootings and the attack that killed five people just a few miles from Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
Now that the holidays are over and 2019 has kicked off, the warmer temperatures of Spring are a great time to start the season off by spending quality time with your family and friends. An easy and inexpensive way to accomplish that is by taking them to some of the many family themed that Vet Tix has tickets available for throughout the country.
ATLANTA — Dante Scarnecchia, former Marine Sergeant, places a high value on respect for authority.
He just can't stand the phrase universally used to express it.
"Guys come in and all they ever say is, 'Yes, sir,' which I hate," Scarnecchia says.
There's a mini-rant coming.
"That's kind of a reflective phrase that says, 'Please don't yell at me anymore because I'm saying Yes, sir to you,'" Scarnecchia says. "So I tell them, 'Don't say Yes, sir.' Just say, 'OK, I got it.'"
"Don't even say that because I hate that worse," Scarnecchia says. "Just shake your head. It drives me nuts."
Scarnecchia, the Patriots' legendary 70-year-old offensive line coach, might have trouble getting his players to break this habit. It's been ingrained in many of them.
The Patriots have assembled a roster with an unusually high number of players coming from families with parents working in military or law enforcement.