US Politics

Air Force Academy promotes fellowship that bans ‘cisgender’ men: ‘This program isn’t for you’

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

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles!

EXCLUSIVE: The United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) in Colorado is encouraging cadets to apply for a fellowship program for “gender minorities” that specifies “cisgender” men need not apply.

The academy sent an email on Sept. 14 informing cadets that the 2023 application for the Brooke Owens Fellowship for “undergraduate women and gender minorities interested in aerospace” is due by Oct. 10.

The application on the fellowship’s website says, “If you are a cisgender man, this program isn’t for you.”

“If you are a cisgender woman, a transgender woman, non-binary, agender, bigender, two-spirit, demigender, genderfluid, genderqueer, or another form of gender minority, this program is for you,” the application states. “If you are a cisgender man, this program isn’t for you… but we encourage you to check out our spinoff programs, the Patti Grace Smith Fellowship and the Matthew Isakowitz Fellowship Program.”

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

AIR FORCE ACADEMY DIVERSITY TRAINING TELLS CADETS TO USE WORDS THAT ‘INCLUDE ALL GENDERS,’ DROP ‘MOM AND DAD’

The USAFA’s email said the Brooke Owens Fellowship is a “nine-week paid internship at a leading aerospace company” and that any undergraduate who is a “woman or gender minority” is welcome to apply.

Another nine-week paid internship mentioned in the email, the Patti Grace Smith Fellowship, is only available for Black cadets pursuing aerospace careers.

Fox News Digital obtained the email from a concerned cadet who requested anonymity in order to avoid retaliatory measures/professional repercussions. The cadet alleged that the USAFA is hyper-focused on diversity and inclusion (D&I) instead of the military threats the country faces.

“It’s a little worrying that we have more briefs about D&I than briefs about foreign adversaries, emerging technologies or current events across the world,” the cadet said.

Fox News Digital reported Thursday that a D&I training by the USAFA instructs cadets to use words that “include all genders” and to refrain from saying things like “mom” and “dad.”

A slide presentation by the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado, titled, "Diversity and Inclusion: What it is, why we care, and what we can do."

A slide presentation by the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado, titled, “Diversity and Inclusion: What it is, why we care, and what we can do.”
(Screenshot/United States Air Force Academy)

The…

Click Here to Read the Full Original Article at FOX News : Politics…