Academy's 'Bring Me Men' Sign Replaced With 'Integrity First'
Old Sign Had Been Around Since 1964
6:30 AM, Sep 24, 2004
"Bring Me Men," the Air Force Academy's prominently displayed phrase removed from campus during a sexual assault scandal last year, will be replaced Friday.
The Academy's 'Bring Me Men' sign had been in place since 1964.
The new sign will read: "Integrity First. Service Before Self. Excellence In All We Do."The words will be placed on the stone arch above a ramp where cadets form to march and a formal dedication ceremony will be planned next week, the academy announced Thursday.The previous phrase had appeared in large, raised aluminum letters on the stone entrance since 1964.Advisers had urged removal of the sign in 1999, but academy officials said then that it would stay because it was part of the academy's history and tradition. It was removed early last year as part of recommended reforms after the sexual assault scandal prompted by an exclusive 7NEWS investigation erupted at the school.Dozens of female cadets told 7NEWS they were sexually assaulted and then punished for reporting the assaults. Several national investigations ensued. The top brass at the academy has been replaced and several new policies have been implemented.