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AFA Cadet Faces Expulsion

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

An Air Force Academy cadet may be expelled after turning herself in for taking a single sip of whiskey.

New commanders at the school have demanded that 19-year-old sophomore Christina Fifer reveal who gave her the alcohol. Commanders have accused her of showing misplaced loyalty by refusing to name the senior cadet.

The academy adopted a zero-tolerance policy on underage drinking after dozens of female cadets said they were reprimanded or ostracized when they reported being raped. The academy's top commanders were replaced and other strict rules were adopted.

Fifer told The Associated Press she'd rather leave the academy with her integrity intact than stay without it. She says commanders told her she'd be gone within a week.


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