Air Force Academy Training Tells Cadets to ‘Include All Genders’ and Refrain From Using ‘Mom and Dad’

The US Air Force Academy’s diversity and inclusion training program is now telling cadets to drop terms like “mom and dad” and to “include all genders.”

QUICK FACTS:
  • A training program by the United States Air Force in Colorado is instructing its cadets to start including “all genders” in their vocabulary and to refrain from using words such as “mom” and “dad,” Fox News reported.
  • “Some families are headed by single parents, grandparents, foster parents, two moms, two dads, etc. consider ‘parent or caregiver’ instead of ‘mom and dad,'” a presentation given to cadets stated. “Use words that include all genders: ‘Folks’ or ‘Y’all’ instead of ‘guys’; ‘partner’ vs. ‘boyfriend or girlfriend.'”
  • The presentation, titled ‘Diversity & Inclusion: What it is, why we care, & what we can do,” claims that the training is critical for “developing warfighters” to be “prepared to lead the USAF/USSF with character.”
  • The end of the training provides additional information about diversity and inclusion, including a “D&I Reading Room” and “Affinity groups,” where cadets can “gather around a shared affinity or bond” that can be “identity-based.”
US AIR FORCE TRAINING MATERIAL ON DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION:

“Today we are preparing to face challenges that may not exist today,” the training details. “For example, Information Warfare only became a career field 7 years ago, and we stood up to the Space Force in 2019. This makes our need to innovate critical. Thus, our leaders have deemed D&I a warfighting imperative.”

BACKGROUND:
  • Last year, former Army Ranger and founder of the Warrior Poet Society, John Lovell, expressed his concern for the “wokeism” infiltrating the United States military.
  • “The military has a very specific and strategic job, and that’s to keep our country safe,” Lovell said. “And when you thrust them in to be the front line of a sociological experiment which has a pernicious ideology that makes people hate the United States, a soldier can very quickly start to despise the very thing he’s supposed to be protecting.”
  • In Dec. 2021, the Air Force authorized, but did not require, using gender pronouns in electronic signature boxes for sending emails within the department.
  • “The Biden administration has assigned priority to diversity, inclusion, and equity as the primary criteria. That is a key decision and from it flows everything else that is problematic” in the military today, said Elaine Donnelly, founder and president of the Center for Military Readiness, a public policy organization in Livonia, Michigan.