PETA said the academy's newest baby gyrfalcon deserves a life outside school walls.
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Name suggestions submitted so far on Twitter include Athena, Blue, Soar, and Falcon McFalconface.
The U.S. Naval Academy is planning to have its 4,400 midshipmen return to campus in Annapolis for the fall.
No spectators were allowed to attend the ceremony at an outdoor pavilion near the academy chapel.
The graduation ceremony will be held under tight social distancing guidelines.
After a traditional Air Force Academy flyover, the team will do a series of tight formations over several communities.
The deaths caused the academy to rethink the strict restrictions imposed on graduating seniors.
The Air Force's Chief of Staff Gen. Dave Goldfein met with leaders and cadets at the academy Monday.
There are no indications that the cadet's death was related to the coronavirus or caused by foul play.
The U.S. Air Force Academy will dismiss its cadets in an effort to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.