U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA)

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A falcon that served as a mascot for the U.S. Air Force Academy for the past 23 years has died.

The academy announced Aurora's death Wednesday, saying she was the longest-serving live mascot in the school's 65-year history.

President Donald Trump gave the commencement address at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs Thursday. It’s tradition for the commander in chief to address graduates at one of the military service academies each year during the president’s term in office. Thursday marked Trump’s first time speaking at the Academy.

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President Donald Trump will deliver the commencement address at the U.S. Air Force Academy's graduation ceremony next month.

The White House announced Thursday that Trump will travel to Colorado Springs, Colorado, on May 30 to speak to the graduates.

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Remarks by the President at the graduation ceremony for the Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo., June 2, 2016.

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Despite Colorado’s higher than average snowpack, there’s no guarantee it will reduce the risk of wildfires in 2014. That’s why state, federal and military personal are taking the lessons learned during the severe 2012 and 2013 fire seasons to be better prepared.

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Remarks by the President at the commencement ceremony for the Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO.

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It’s unclear how a new defense strategy and cuts outlined by President Barack Obama will affect 27,000 soldiers at Fort Carson Army Post outside of Colorado Springs. Details are expected in the coming weeks about how the changes will impact Colorado.