Report: 27 Cadets Injured in Brawl at U.S. Air Force Academy
From the Military Times: An Air Force Academy tradition of throwing cadet first sergeants into the season's first snowfall ended in a brawl that left 27 cadets in need of medical treatment for everything from concussions, bitemarks, and cuts, according to an internal academy email obtained by the Air Force Times.
‚ÄúThis ritual has devolved to become increasingly violent, with significant numbers of cadets requiring medical care over the past two years," Dean of Faculty Brigadier Gen. Dana Born wrote in an email sent to Academy department heads.
She said the tradition of throwing cadets into the snow "has turned into a brawl between upperclassmen defending the first sergeant and the four degrees trying to capture the first sergeant."...
Wesler wrote: ‚ÄúObviously, this has gotten out of hand and cannot be repeated,‚ÄĚ Born wrote. ‚ÄúThere is no way we can condone or defend this.‚ÄĚ Teach them to fight but when they do fight do not condone it?? Boys will be boys.
Biting one another seems to lack honor to me and goes a tad outside of boys being boys.