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  • 10th Medical Group

    MISSIONThe 10th Medical Group at the U.S. Air Force Academy provides healthcare services to 65,000 beneficiaries, including support to the 4,000-member Cadet Wing. The group's primary goals are to ensure wartime readiness and optimize the health and wellness of our current and future air and space leaders. The 10th MDG also serves as a referral
  • Air Force Academy history

    The U.S Air Force Academy was established April 1, 1954, the culmination of an idea years in the making. Airpower leaders, long before the Air Force was a separate service, argued that they needed a school dedicated to war in the air, to train Airmen. After September 1947, when the Air Force was established as a separate service, this idea finally
  • Cadet Chapel

    Editor's note: A four-year renovation project on the Cadet Chapel began in late 2019 and is expected to close the chapel until 2023. Religious service held at the chapel will be moved to other locations including the Community Center. The Air Force Academy will continue meeting the diverse religious and spiritual needs of cadets, staff and
  • Athletics

    Few schools in the country have an athletic program as extensive as the Air Force Academy.The athletic program enhances the physical conditioning of all cadets, develops the physical skills necessary for officership, teaches leadership in a competitive environment and builds character. There are three subdivisions of the athletic program:
  • Flight Operations

    The Air Force Academy offers a variety of flying programs under the direction of Air Education and Training Command at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, in coordination with the Academy's commandant of cadets. These programs are a vital to each cadet's course of study as they provide a series of flying and parachuting experiences which integrate key
  • 10th Air Base Wing

    MISSION The 10th Air Base Wing is the host wing for the Air Force Academy and provides quality support to enhance the education and development of more than 4,000 future Air Force leaders. The 10th ABW is also responsible for medical, engineering, logistics, communications, personnel, services, security and other key support for more than 25,000
  • U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School

    The U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School was established in May 1961. It is located on the Academy grounds about four miles from the cadet area.The prep school's mission is to motivate, prepare, and evaluate selected candidates in an academic, military, moral, and physical environment, to perform successfully and enhance diversity at the Air
  • FalconSAT Program

    The U.S. Air Force Academy FalconSAT program provides cadets an opportunity to design, analyze, build, test and operate small satellites to conduct Department of Defense space missions. FalconSAT research is conducted within the Academy's Space Systems Research Center. The SSRC coordinates research funding with outside organizations and provides
  • Mitchell Hall

    The cadet dining facility, Mitchell Hall, is one of the largest mass dining facilities in the world. Dedicated in honor of military aviation pioneer Brig. Gen. William "Billy" Mitchell in 1959, the dining facility is a $15-million, three and one-half story structure in which more than 4,500 people can be served at one time.Two loading docks are
  • Cadet Honor Guard

    The U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Honor Guard is a prestigious cadet unit, drawing less than 2 percent of the cadet wing as its members. Steeped in tradition, the Cadet Honor Guard was founded in 1974 primarily to function as an exhibition drill unit. Since then, it has expanded its mission to perform such details as color guard, flag details,