The U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) is easing social distancing restrictions on its Colorado Springs campus after two graduating cadets died by suicide in less than a week.
Also removed is the punishment of marching practice for cadets who fail to follow social-distancing guidelines.
"No one is being punished for social distancing violations. Be smart!" Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria, the Academy's superintendent, said in an email.
"At the end of the day, we don't have a choice. We signed up for this, and we must stick it out. We have to endure these varying degrees of suffering because of our vocation to serve and protect our family at any cost."